Cabbage Patch Kids turns 35

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Oct 252018
 

One of the things my girls love most about staying at Opa and Oma is playing with mummy’s old toys. Care Bears, Dufti’s, Pin y Pon, the Klorofil tree, Polly Pocket… they’re a little worn and dusty and sometimes missing an arm or leg but it’s the special memories that count. Ever since the kids found out that the very first Cabbage Patch Kids doll was born in the same year as mummy they have been big fans of this 80’s toy trend and we’ve even adopted a few ‘younger’ dolls of our own in the past few years:

While my 35th birthday went by quietly this year the Cabbage Patch Kids family is celebrating in style and throwing a proper party with a festive range of Cabbage Patch Kids 35th Birthday ‘Lots of Licks’ Kids (RRP $79, ages 3+). The new Cabbage Patch Kids are available in a variety of ethnicities, hair colours and eye colours and these cuddly babies are available for adoption right now.

Once you’ve chosen your kid (or maybe I should say: once he/she has chosen you as their new mum or dad!) you will discover your baby’s unique name on their Birth Certificate and you can fill out the adoption papers to make it all official. Our newest family member is called Lenore, such a pretty name for a gorgeous girl! Miss Sybbie is totally smitten with the long red hair and she even has pink and white sneakers.

But there is more… if you look closely you’ll see that each ‘Lots of Licks’ Kid comes with a yummy party treat. Shaped like a heart these tasty lollipops are not only a hit with the Cabbage Patch Kids, the new pets in the Cabbage Patch love them too. Check out the Adoptimals:

Soft, cute and huggable the Cabbage Patch Kids ‘Lots of Licks’ Adoptimals (RRP 39, ages 3+) are totally pawsome. These friendly kittens and puppies love licking their ice-cream, just hold a treat in front of their little mouths to see their pink tongues in action, and they will steal a lick from their owners lollipop too whenever they can. I know I said no more pets, but maybe we can make room for that adorable tabby kitty?

Cabbage Patch Kids 35th Birthday ‘Lots of Licks’ Kids and Adoptimals are available from Big W, Myer and Target store across Australia and online.

To find out more about Cabbage Patch Kids and to locate a stockist near you visit www.bigballoon.com.au.

May 042014
 

Now that the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer and the temperature is dropping there is nothing my girls love more than building blanket castles, having ‘sleepovers’ in each other’s bed and snuggling up with their favourite dolls. Outside it may be dark and dreary but little girls can party on inside and enjoy a cosy night in with their new Cabbage Patch Kids buddies:

CPKThe Cabbage Patch Kids Glow Party Kids collection is sure to make little eyes sparkle with delight and ban bedtime tears in a flash. Dressed for bed these sweet new arrivals turn ordinary nights into a fun pyjama party with their gorgeous glow-in-the-dark pyjamas and sleep mask. To activate the magical glow just hold your doll 15cm away from a light source for a quick minute, easy as pie!

CPK Glow PartyBlonde and curly, dark and straight, pink and frilly or trendy blue, each Glow Party Kid has a different look just like all kids are different. Of course your new doll will come complete with adoption papers and birth certificate and even its very own unique name, do you still remember the name of your first Cabbage Patch Kid? Rediscover the biggest toy hit of the 80’s, relive your childhood and introduce your child to the famous Cabbage Patch Kids family today.

Cabbage Patch Kids Glow Party Kids dolls ($69.99) are available from major retailers and independent toy stores across Australia.

To find out more about Cabbage Patch Kids and to locate a stockist near you visit www.funtastic.com.au or call 1800 244 543.

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Nov 072013
 

Cabbage Patch Kids

Last Christmas we gave away some gorgeous Cabbage Patch Kids dolls to our readers and we were overwhelmed by the response, so many of you had special memories of your very own first Cabbage Patch Kids and we loved reading every single one of them. This year Cabbage Patch Kids is celebrating the big 3-0 (just like me!) and we’re joining in the birthday fun with another fabulous Cabbage Patch Kids giveaway:

CPK Vintage KidsDid you know that, since the launch of Cabbage Patch Kids in 1983, more than 125 million of these chubby babies have been sold? Cabbage Patch Kids are so much more than just a doll, they are best friends, secret sisters, conspiracy partners, picnic buddies, little patients and so much more. Once you adopt a Cabbage Patch Kid and have its birth certificate in hand you are guaranteed to have a friend for life.

Cabbage Patch Kids Limited Edition Vintage Kids ($79.99)

Cabbage Patch Kids Limited Edition Vintage Kids ($79.99)

CPK Vintage KidAs part of the happy 30th Birthday celebrations some special dolls have been released, like the Cabbage Patch Kids Limited Edition Vintage Kids ($79.99). Real fans are sure to appreciate the classic wool hair, stitched soft bodies and original 80s outfits just like those very first releases that sold out in no time. Every year these beautiful dolls are at the top of Christmas wish list all over the world, did you ask for one too when you were little?

CPK LE Vintage KidIf you missed out in the 80s here’s your chance to change the past and get hold of one of these huggable beauties, for yourself or maybe to surprise a precious little person in your life. Cabbage Patch Kids Limited Edition Vintage Kids dolls ($79.99) and Cabbage Patch Kids 30th Birthday Celebration dolls ($59.99) are available from major retailers and independent toy stores across Australia.

To find out more about Cabbage Patch Kids and to locate a stockist near you visit www.funtastic.com.au or call 1800 244 543.

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Nov 082012
 

I am sure you have all seen them on Facebook, the ‘Remember these?’ photos with typical things from the past. I always find them very interesting because most of the time I don’t even know what they are! Not because I am too young (in some cases I am) but because I didn’t grow up in Australia. However certain things were popular all around the globe, who didn’t dream of owning one of the gorgeous Cabbage Patch Kids dolls? Everyone loved them!

Of course over time the Cabbage Patch Kids dolls have changed a little but many mums will still cherish the memory of that very first Cabbage Patch Kid from 1983 (my birth year). When just released these dolls were such a big hit that stores sold out in no time! Now nearly 30 years later a special range of Limited Vintage Edition Cabbage Patch Kids dolls has been released so today’s children can once again enjoy this original design dressed in typical 80’s outfits.

Just like in the olden days these gorgeous kids have soft wool hair and stitched soft bodies, they will make you relive your childhood all over again. There are multiple Limited Vintage Edition dolls to choose from: dark hair, blond hair, red hair and even a boy, of course each with a different outfit and a different personality. Your child will love receiving the adoption papers for his/her new Cabbage Patch Kid!

The Cabbage Patch Kids Limited Vintage Edition dolls ($79.99) are available from all major retailers and independent toy stores across Australia.

To find out more about Cabbage Patch Kids, to take a closer look at the dolls and to locate a stockist near you visit www.missionfuturetoys.com.au.

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