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(The Sun)   Old and busted: Cabbage Patch Kids. New hotness: Cabbage Patch Kids   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 58
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2012-06-28 11:47:51 PM
Yer f*cking kidding me, right?

That sound you just heard was people who invested their life savings in beanie babies getting their hopes up.
 
2012-06-29 01:14:25 AM
My son had one of the originals, named Paxton Lloyd, Today, he's a grown up with no fear of expressing his emotions. If little girls learn how to be good mothers playing with dolls, where is the harm encouraging boys to do the same?
 
2012-06-29 01:27:46 AM

elleonheels: My son had one of the originals, named Paxton Lloyd, Today, he's a grown up with no fear of expressing his emotions.


So, he's a choreographer? That's fantastic!


/Just kidding.
 
2012-06-29 01:32:05 AM

elleonheels: My son had one of the originals, named Paxton Lloyd, Today, he's a grown up with no fear of expressing his emotions. If little girls learn how to be good mothers playing with dolls, where is the harm encouraging boys to do the same?


edge-images.rifftrax.com
 
2012-06-29 01:48:38 AM
LOL.. he's retired from the Navy, strong as an ox and would gladly beat the snot out of all of you. If that didn't work, my Marine son would pitch in and help.

Yeah, still waiting for my medal for being a kickass mom. :/
 
2012-06-29 03:29:41 AM
Let me know when Garbage Pail Kids are back in style.

I had every damned sticker for those, plastered all over my dresser when I was about 10.
 
2012-06-29 03:30:08 AM
I hated those damn things when they first came out and I still hate the ugly little buggers today.

All they do is prove to me that most Americans who buy them have absolutely no taste.
 
2012-06-29 03:59:12 AM
@ elleonheels- No need to wait for your medal anymore. Thank the Supreme Court for that
 
2012-06-29 04:11:00 AM
Cabbage patch kids.
Vegetarian Dingo fodder.
 
2012-06-29 04:17:21 AM
Cabbage Patch Kids? Rubbish!

Gimme the Garbage Pail Kids!!
 
2012-06-29 04:27:41 AM
So... how long until things like MASK & Robotix get a face lifting reimage and become "this Christmas's hottest toy"?

Considering how everything these days has to be "dark and gritty" I'm just waiting for Mattel (or whoever owns the brand) to put out 'crack whore barbie'.

/May not be totally kidding either.
 
2012-06-29 04:32:39 AM

Vaneshi: 'crack whore barbie'.



blogs.colette.fr
 
2012-06-29 04:39:07 AM
i was 9 or 10 when they first came out... was more into dinky cars and rollerskates, but, i HAD to have one of these things. ended up with 2, a boy and a girl.

both, now, in a garbage bag in my basement. haven't seen them in about 12 years.
 
2012-06-29 04:49:45 AM
i recall the special Olympics model they had in the theme colors. OMG i never had such anxiety, being in a toy store and not being able to set those gaudy, ugly, tacky dolls on fire.

MIL had a Teddy Ruxpin she frickin loved. used to freak her out, spinning the eyes around and around.
 
2012-06-29 04:53:59 AM
I hated seeing these damn things when I was a kid. But anything is better than bratz.
 
2012-06-29 04:57:22 AM
The same toys that parents were willing to literally kill for in the '80s?

Ok then.
 
2012-06-29 05:03:30 AM
Slap bracelets next?

/everything old is new again
 
2012-06-29 05:10:53 AM

robohobo: Vaneshi: 'crack whore barbie'.



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Dear god tell me that isn't a real product... if it is please direct me towards the nearest escape shuttle. I no longer wish to live on this planet.
 
2012-06-29 05:17:05 AM

elleonheels: LOL.. he's retired from the Navy, strong as an ox and would gladly beat the snot out of all of you. If that didn't work, my Marine son would pitch in and help.

Yeah, still waiting for my medal for being a kickass mom. :/


If that's the case then he is probably very out of touch with his emotions. Unless he derives glee from the pain of others, in which case, he's a psychopath.

Ya, keep waiting on that medal.
 
2012-06-29 06:02:35 AM
 
2012-06-29 06:22:43 AM
Figures Satan would try this again with a Democrat President in office.
 
2012-06-29 06:26:20 AM
Wait, is it because cabbage patch dolls don't make our little fatties feel bad about their bodies like barbie did? For now at least...
 
2012-06-29 06:26:29 AM
i.imgur.com

Ima pound puppy kind of guy
 
2012-06-29 06:39:55 AM
I live about 70 miles south of Babyland General Hospital, where those damn things came from (the originals, at least). Those dolls look surprisingly like the local inbreds.

fayettewoman.com

Just shoot me.
 
2012-06-29 06:59:10 AM

Vaneshi: So... how long until things like MASK & Robotix get a face lifting reimage and become "this Christmas's hottest toy"?

Considering how everything these days has to be "dark and gritty" I'm just waiting for Mattel (or whoever owns the brand) to put out 'crack whore barbie'.

/May not be totally kidding either.


I prefer Gangsta biatch Barbie

/Swing battah, swing swing battah battah swing
 
2012-06-29 07:04:43 AM

NewportBarGuy: Yer f*cking kidding me, right?

That sound you just heard was people who invested their life savings in beanie babies getting their hopes up.


I'm surprised they didn't burn those to keep their trailers warm.
 
2012-06-29 07:31:49 AM
Those who enjoy My Little Pony call themselves Bronies. So, what will the adult male fans of Cabbage Patch Kids call themselves?
 
2012-06-29 07:40:33 AM
The "hospital" is ... creepy, and impossible to describe.
 
2012-06-29 07:42:38 AM

Mock26: Those who enjoy My Little Pony call themselves Bronies. So, what will the adult male fans of Cabbage Patch Kids call themselves?


"Bald-Patch Kids"?
 
2012-06-29 07:45:10 AM

Mock26: Those who enjoy My Little Pony call themselves Bronies. So, what will the adult male fans of Cabbage Patch Kids call themselves?


C.P. Kollectors
 
2012-06-29 07:51:21 AM
Yeah, go ahead and buy your son one of these. But don't be surprised when he cuts a hole in the bottom of it.
 
2012-06-29 08:12:13 AM
www.retro.net
 
2012-06-29 08:14:20 AM

spentmiles: Yeah, go ahead and buy your son one of these. But don't be surprised when he cuts a hole in the bottom of it.


If you buy one of the ones that "eats" when you stick something in its mouth, the need for cutting a hole in the bottom is decreased.
 
2012-06-29 08:14:44 AM
Here's one!
images.sodahead.com
 
2012-06-29 08:15:34 AM
I just realized every damn Sun article picture caption is

[ picture ]

Statement ... Actual description

That is all.
 
2012-06-29 08:31:05 AM
When I was a kid I begged my mother for one of these, but she refused because "dolls are for girls". Eventually she got me a My Buddy doll which, if you recall, looked a lot like Chuckie. I threw that thing in the closet and didn't touch it for a year. I think I ended up cutting all it's hair off, but that didn't make it look any less creepy.

So yeah, thanks for the gender role reinforcement, mom.
 
2012-06-29 08:36:57 AM

Herr Morgenstern: Eventually she got me a My Buddy doll which, if you recall, looked a lot like Chuckie. I threw that thing in the closet and didn't touch it for a year. I think I ended up cutting all it's hair off, but that didn't make it look any less creepy.

So yeah, thanks for the gender role reinforcement, mom.


You were afraid of a doll? Something tells me your mom was trying her best.
 
2012-06-29 08:42:02 AM
Cabbage patch kids are still old and busted and made in china probably so screw that. Go with American made LOG!
It's LOG!
 
2012-06-29 08:48:55 AM

spentmiles: Herr Morgenstern: Eventually she got me a My Buddy doll which, if you recall, looked a lot like Chuckie. I threw that thing in the closet and didn't touch it for a year. I think I ended up cutting all it's hair off, but that didn't make it look any less creepy.

So yeah, thanks for the gender role reinforcement, mom.

You were afraid of a doll? Something tells me your mom was trying her best.


I was seven?
 
2012-06-29 09:08:07 AM

Mock26: Those who enjoy My Little Pony call themselves Bronies. So, what will the adult male fans of Cabbage Patch Kids call themselves?


"Unemployable"
 
2012-06-29 09:39:45 AM

Mock26: Those who enjoy My Little Pony call themselves Bronies. So, what will the adult male fans of Cabbage Patch Kids call themselves?



Oh, fine. I'll do it.
(Ahem.......mee mee mee mee mee mee MEEEEEEEE!)

"Pedophiles"
 
2012-06-29 09:59:44 AM
i49.tinypic.com

meet Barbie Maggie.

/that's right, a Cabbage named Barbie
 
2012-06-29 10:11:34 AM
yeah, cabbage patch kids were fun, especially when you added fireworks to em'. those little dolls burn really fast.
 
2012-06-29 10:24:04 AM
www.peakelec.co.uk
cabbage patch cable
 
2012-06-29 10:24:46 AM
i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-06-29 11:01:08 AM

kmmontandon: Let me know when Garbage Pail Kids are back in style.

I had every damned sticker for those, plastered all over my dresser when I was about 10.


I got a case of them in my closet mostly mint and good condition. Who knows maybe one day they might be worth something.
 
2012-06-29 11:03:22 AM

elleonheels: My son had one of the originals, named Paxton Lloyd, Today, he's a grown up with no fear of expressing his emotions. If little girls learn how to be good mothers playing with dolls, where is the harm encouraging boys to do the same?


You want little boys to be good mothers? Don't we have enough trouble with 12 year old girls getting knocked up to encourage little boys to get knocked up?

/ I keed, I keed
 
2012-06-29 11:08:46 AM
Props to GPK's.
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-29 11:13:43 AM
Babyland General Hospital

www.travelroads.com

Where all the brothers at?
 
2012-06-29 11:20:57 AM

Mock26: Those who enjoy My Little Pony call themselves Bronies. So, what will the adult male fans of Cabbage Patch Kids call themselves?


Konies.
 
2012-06-29 11:32:06 AM
These things were creepy & fugly back then. Now they just look like the average American.
 
2012-06-29 11:34:28 AM

elleonheels: My son had one of the originals, named Paxton Lloyd, Today, he's a grown up with no fear of expressing his emotions. If little girls learn how to be good mothers playing with dolls, where is the harm encouraging boys to do the same?


When my friend William was five years old
He wanted a doll, to hug and hold
"A doll," said William, "is what I need
To wash and clean, and dress and feed

"A Doll to give a bottle to
And put to bed when day is through
And any time my doll gets ill
I'll take good care of it," said my friend Bill

A doll, a doll, William wants a doll
Don't be a sissy said his best friend Ed
Why should a boy want to play with a doll
Dolls are for girls said his cousin Fred
Don't be a jerk, said his older brother
"I know what to do," said his father to his mother

So his father bought him a basketball
A badminton set, and that's not all
A bag of marbles, a baseball glove
And all the things a boy would love

And Bill was good at every game
Enjoyed them all, but all the same
When Billy's father praised his skill
"Can I please have a doll now," said my friend Bill

A doll, a doll, William wants a doll
A doll, a doll, William wants a doll

Then William's grandma arrived one day
And wanted to know what he liked to play
And Bill said, "Baseball's my favorite game
I like to play, but all the same

"I'd give my bat and ball and glove
To have a doll that I could love"
"How very wise," his grandma said
Said Bill, "but everyone says this instead"

A doll, a doll, William wants a doll
A doll, a doll, William wants a doll

So William's grandma, as I've been told
Bought William a doll, to hug and hold
And William's father began to frown
But grandma smiled, and calmed him down

Explaining, William wants a doll
So when he has a baby someday
He'll know how to dress it, put diapers on double
And gently caress it to bring up a bubble
And care for his baby as every good father
Should learn to do

William has a doll, William has a doll
'Cause someday he is gonna be a father, too
 
2012-06-29 11:53:42 AM
That kid is probably only having a kid if he adopts :)
 
2012-06-29 12:52:53 PM
William! Why are you shoving that Barbie up your ass?!
 
2012-06-29 12:56:02 PM
Holy jesus that thing is hideous! Kill it! Kill it with fire!

i975.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-29 03:38:42 PM
Nice CSB

When the craze hit in '82, I was 3 and wanted a Cabbage Patch more than anything. My parents tried to find one but of course, could not.

Christmas Day comes and we go to my grandparents' house, and to my parents' & Nana's absolute shock & surprise, my grandfather-who never bought a toy for his grandkids before (or after)-had gone and pulled some strings and got me a Cabbage Patch doll (he knew the guy who ran the Sears store here). I vaguely remember telling him I wanted one but never, ever did anyone expect him to go to that kind of trouble.

//love that memory
 
2012-06-29 06:44:39 PM

kmmontandon: Let me know when Garbage Pail Kids are back in style.

I had every damned sticker for those, plastered all over my dresser when I was about 10.


Some guy came into the Pawn Stars shop with a complete first series set, some duplicates, they were worth like $400, of course he got like $200 for them. I have still have some 1st, 2nd and 3rd series originals-not complete sets though.
 
2012-06-29 09:37:47 PM

Jellee Bean: i was 9 or 10 when they first came out... was more into dinky cars and rollerskates, but, i HAD to have one of these things. ended up with 2, a boy and a girl.

both, now, in a garbage bag in my basement. haven't seen them in about 12 years.


Similar story for me. i've never been a huge doll fan, although I occasionally played with them. I had to have a cabbage patch kid because all the other 4th and 5th graders did(When they came out I was in 4th grade, but was in 5th by the time I got the doll. They were $30, which was a lot of money but I saved my allowances and chore money and finally my mom let me buy one because she thought I'd get off her back about wanting a baby sister(she'd just had a baby, but I got a brother) Anyways, turned out my brother was far more fun then some inanimate doll, although I did occasionally play with the doll. Not sure where the doll is now, basement or garage.
 
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