And the most popular toy this Christmas is…

December 17, 2009

Blog Guy, can you tell me what’s shaping up to be the most popular toy this Christmas? Whatever it is, I want to get one for my little Zoe Belle….

Sure. It looks like those Cabbage Patch People are back in a big way this year, with…


Excuse me, you mean the Cabbage Patch KIDS?

Well, no, judging from this photo it looks like they’ve grown. I think now you get a live Cabbage Patch adult in a cute basket, with lots of cabbages included. You know how children LOVE eating cabbage, so that’s a big plus right there.

RETAIL TOYSBlog Guy, you’re an imbecile. I don’t think this is part of the official line of Cabbage Patch toys, and I don’t have room for a grown-up person in a basket in my house, not to mention all those cabbages!

Suit yourself honey, but when all the other children in your town are eating tangy fresh coleslaw on Christmas Day and Zoe Belle isn’t, don’t come crying to me!

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Top: Vendor naps beside packages of cabbages at a food market in Suining, Sichuan province, China, December 11, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

Right: Three Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, modeled after Howard Hughes, Elvis Presley and Oprah Winfrey, in a 2005 file photo. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

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i love Cabbage Patch toys

Posted by Caglar | Report as abusive

Mmmm!! Coleslaw, Sourkraut… pure winter goodness!

Waiter, there’s something funky in my cabbage!!!

Posted by 1M1 | Report as abusive

Somehow I think the Cabbage Patch People might go the way of the Tickle Me Inmate or the My Little Pony Glue Factory…

Posted by justK | Report as abusive

Awwwwwwwww……. and I thought this had to do something with the Nativity show… 😛

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I thought that the most popular toy this year would be a Tiger Woods doll with 7 or 8 or 9 lady dolls as an accessory…

Posted by kcpotato | Report as abusive

I thought they where giant Brussel Sprouts at first glance. They are quite big for cabbages though, aren’t they ? Or am I hallucinating in the cold again ?

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Sorry, but I was a little bit more distracted by the Elvis Cabbage Patch doll. Seriously – Elvis? Kids these days will never even know who he is, will they?

Posted by LMR | Report as abusive

I was going to ask you, LMR. Who the heck is he, anyway?

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

I don’t know BG – some people call him ‘the King’, but I’m not sure what his kingdom consisted of.

Also, is anyone able to explain why the Cabbage Patch Person/Tickle Me Moses has a calculator in the basket with him?

Posted by LMR | Report as abusive

LMR, so you can count the calories!!

Posted by 1M1 | Report as abusive

That calculator is the tecnological equivalent of the Ten Commandments.

Posted by KWest | Report as abusive

KWest, what would Beyonce have to say about this I wonder..?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

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