One would think finding material for this article would be really easy. It is not, let me tell you. Lately I’ve had quite a bit of trouble coming up with stuff to write about. Thank MCP for the people around me who throw out fantastic suggestions or just mention something I can use.
While visiting the boyfriend’s sister-in-law, brother and baby nephew one evening, a discussion began about baby toys. Naturally, the discussion evolved into reminiscing about the toys we used to have a kids. That’s when my boyfriend’s sister-in-law brought up this week’s topic:
They’re these cute little dolls that are well-known for their big, round full cheeks with cutieface little dimples. They often come with adoption papers and their own birthmark.
Are They Everything You Remember Them Being?
Aside from the commemorative celebrity tribute dolls they’ve made, CPK dolls really haven’t changed much at all! That, in my books, is somewhat of a relief. I can’t stand when beloved childhood items are messed with to “improve with the times” and they just go to crap and ruin your fond memories of them. Nowadays it seems that unless a doll can eat, poop, talk or do all three at once it’s not worth having. It has to be realistic or it’s deemed boring. What happened to imagination? I remember a day when us kids would get excited if our doll could blink! CPK has kept their product simple and classic which is just the way I prefer it.
I can understand the appeal for a life-like doll to play with, but there’s something to be said for classic and traditional toys. Cabbage Patch Kids are toydom history and if you can get your hands on one, do so. These dollies are rare and may very well go extinct someday.
There you have it, folks. This week’s S%#t.
And you, my retro junkies, if you have suggestions for something you’d like me to feature, you can email me at email@example.com or send me a tweet @Jessie9000 on Twitter.
Like I said, it’s getting harder to find stuff to write about and I could definitely use your help!
Until next week,
Keep on reminiscin’!