Friday, December 2, 2011

What The Thrift!? The Knock-Off Doll Head Edition.

Welcome to the first installment of What The Thrift!? the Let's Go Thrifting full-coverage report on found oddities, knock-offs, strange sightings and all things thrift that just make you go, "huh?" 
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We lucky offspring of the 80's remember the fanaticism surrounding Cabbage Patch dolls. Those cute-as-a-button faces and manageable manes of yarn were all the craze. Be it the questionable inclusion of Preemies that were plucked from the Xavier Roberts' patch a tad too early, or the rambunctious older lot of the Cabbage Patch Kids, those dolls were "adopted" right off the shelves quicker than you can say Child Protective Services. 

Yeah, you know the Cabbage Patch. But have you met... the "Foster Children?"




Don't want a disembodied knock-off Cabbage head? Oh but I bet you would...if you were guilted by the reminder that this cellophane-wrapped soul is in fact a "Foster Child." Though I suppose the company could have done worse and simply called their wares Bastard in a Box.     

What the thrift!? 

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12 comments:

Amanda said...

Wow! What a crazy find! I love your blog, by the way :) I just found it, and I'm a fellow thrifty blogger!

Amanda
already-loved.blogspot.com

Jackie said...

Hey there, Amanda. Welcome to Let's Go Thrifting! Thanks for the comment love. Sometimes I think that my creepy or off-the-wall finds just confuse readers. So it's nice to know the wacky crap I come across is appreciated, ha ha.

<3Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!

Lindsey A. Turner said...

LOL! This is so crazy!

Lindsey Turner
http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

Jackie said...

Thanks for stopping by, Lindsey. I love finding things like these. But I can't help but wonder what passersby think when I'm clicking away on my camera phone and chuckling to myself. Oh well! Somebody's got to do it.

<3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!

Van said...

That is AMAZINGLY morbid...of course I love it :) !

Jackie said...

I know, Van! What a guilt trip naming that brand "Foster Children." Gotta love it.

<3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!

Jessica Cangiano said...

There is something a little eyebrow-raising about this CPD wannabe, having as it does, the sort of wide-eyed, not-really-smiling face that somehow makes you feel like you'd have a very hard time sleeping in a room with the lights off if it was near you.

That said, it rather interesting to know that even CPDs were knocked off during the high of their massive popularity. My heart does out to those poor kids who ended up with a "Foster Child"!

Many thanks for your blog comment this weekend, I really appreciate it and hope you have a stellar week ahead.

Jessica

Jackie said...

Hi there, Jess. Thanks for stopping by! Could you imagine being a kid excited to dig into the pile of gifts under the tree come Christmas day and finding a "Foster Child" instead of a Cabbage Patch? Holiday ruined!

I always thought the Cabbages were cute. But I suppose that the slight smile and wide eyes could hide something malicious come nightfall, ha ha.

<3Jackie

Kris said...

That poor foster kid... it's even red-headed....

Jackie said...

It is rather sad, Kris. Poor ginger knock-off Cabbage Patch...

<3Jackie

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

Foster children, it's too funny. Never knew they existed.

Jackie said...

Me neither, Sir. I imagine many are unaware as to the existence of the "Foster Children."

<3 Jackie