TLC just took its bizarre reality programming to the next level with “My Crazy Obsession,” which premieres next Wednesday. Straight out of the gate, we’ll meet Pat and Joe Prosey who are obsessed with spoiling their Cabbage Patch Kids rotten. How does one spoil a doll you ask? Here’s how: They build elaborate amusement parks for them in their backyard, complete with swing sets, motorized trains and hot air balloons. In addition, they set up play dates with other Cabbage Patch Kids, whose parents are also “collectors.” These kids have come a long way from the humble patch they were born in, from the fear of being enslaved by Lavender McDade or eaten alive by Cabbage Jack. I’ll bet they really appreciate the life of privilege that their adoptive parents, the Proseys, have afforded them. I know I’ll appreciate watching their life. This show may in fact be the best thing that has ever happened to me. My sincere thanks, TLC. [Zap 2 It]
Show me a little girl who doesn’t want a Cabbage Patch Kid doll in the likeness of Al Roker and I’ll show you a liar. All small children are just dying to snuggle up with the “Today” show weatherman!
They aren’t? No? Well, let’s hope some deep-pocketed adults do, because someone needs to find the Al doll a happy home. Al and his Celebrity Cabbage Patch Kids pals are being auctioned off for CPKauctionforcharity.com to raise money for foster care and adoption organizations.
Let’s take a closer look at the totally random assortment of celebs who now have the unique distinction of Xavier Roberts’ name scrawled across their butt. [Yahoo Shine]
I thought the only time I’d ever see a Cabbage Patch Kid again was if I worked up the nerve to clean out the stuffed animal and doll section of my parent’s garage. Ironic that they would end up buried in a dusty box considering the herculean effort exerted to adopt all eight of them from Babyland General Hospital. Thanks, Mom and Dad for waiting in line at K-Mart for most of 1984! Good news, children (and parents) of the ’80s! The lovable kids with the yarn hair may be making a comeback. A film company purchased the screen rights the brand and are developing an animated TV film special starring the kids. This news excites me very much. [Guardian] Keep reading »
“Adult product” companies aren’t the only ones making dolls in Sarah Palin’s likeness. Those chubby-faced Cabbage Patch Kids are trying to stay relevant, or make us nostalgic, by producing four one-of-a-kind dolls in the likeness of Barack Obama, John McCain, Joe Biden, and Palin. Starting Thursday, the dolls will be auctioned on eBay with the proceeds benefiting the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. The Palin doll scares us — it’s outfitted in a red suit, high heels, frame-less glasses, and an American flag pin. “Kids” should not be allowed to wear stilettos. Keep reading »
I was kind of obsessed with Barbie dolls when I was younger. Although I had over 50 Barbies, my mom knew we couldn’t leave a toy store without visiting the Barbie aisle. I didn’t get a new doll most of the time, but sometimes she would buy me a new Barbie outfit, which is just like getting a new doll. Anyone that wanted to buy me a gift knew that anything Barbie would delight me. I could play with my Barbies for hours on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, but on some rare occasions, I did play with baby dolls. For most girls dolls are a large part of childhood because dolls allow them to play at adult situations, like being a mother or having a career. Some women continue their doll play even as adults. We’re not longing for our childhoods, but every now and then we feel the pull of nostalgia, so we put together a list of our favorite dolls. Check out the list, as well as some classic commercials, after the jump. Keep reading »