Well, Cabbage Patch kids are back, updated and cuter than ever. This Fashionista collection are not baby dolls and they each have a theme. There’s Girly Girl, Sporty Girl, Preppy Girl, Artsy Girl and more. There are a total of 12 dolls in the collection including two boys and multicultural choices. Of course, each has a name just like the original. Mine is Brianna Mika. The doll comes with a birth certificate and adoption papers creating the same feel of uniqueness that the original doll did. There also is a code and instructions to download a build a family tree program for your doll.
|Here's Brianna Mika|
I put my name on a waiting list at ToysRUs. My number was three hundred something. Fortunately, Christmas came and no request. Now I was worried that once vacation ended and she saw that everyone had one then she would have to have the Cabbage Patch doll. ToysRUs to the rescue! Several days after Christmas they called and had them in. I had 24 hours to pick it up or they would move down the waiting list. $29.95. List price. Available now and no mark up. I bought the doll and put it in the attic waiting to have it when she asked. She never did. The following year I donated it for the silent auction at the school fundraiser and it was gobbled up quickly.
I love toys that bring back memories. When you give a child a gift like a Cabbage Patch doll you also have the opportunity to share your stories and build bonds across generations. Watching children play with something that brings back memories is enjoyable for grandparents too. The Cabbage Patch Doll is made by Jakks Pacific and the retail price is $34.99.
You can have up to four chances to win. You can have multiple entries by doing each one of the following:
1. Leave a comment here on my blog.
2. Like the Cabbage Patch page on facebook - http://www.facebook.com/CPKtoys and leave a comment here to let me
3. Follow @JAKKStoys on Twitter and leave comment here to let me know
4. Follow The Grandma Chronicles on Facebook
Deadline to enter: October 13, 2011. The winner will be selected using random.org. Make sure to to check back to see if you won – I’ll need your address if you won. Or you can send me your email address when you enter – firstname.lastname@example.org. It will remain confidential.
Full Disclosure: I received a sample Cabbage Patch Doll for review purposes. This review is completely my own opinion.
I'll be writing product reviews over the next couple of months, so check back for more opportunities and ideas for great holiday gifts.
If you are a fan of dolls, you may be interested in my review of a new line of sports oriented rag dolls.