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Riptide
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I remember hearing about crazy scenes in malls where people would be fighting over these dolls. Finally found some footage after all these years, naively thinking it was all a myth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4vmyUb6aTU

I will always remember the day I went to Zeller when they just came out. There was an entire wall of them on display. I had no idea what they were and how popular they would be. I guess when I saw that display it was the only time where people didn't pay much attention to them, the calm before the storm so to speak.

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buffalo-girl
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oh i remember this well too. and the next year they were down in price and you could find them everywhere again in fact i still have 2 preemie babies in my room lol
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My brother used to work at Kmart, and was literally mobbed by a crowd when he tried to bring some more out after they had rippped through the first display of them. He said that they literally were ripping at them and tore the plastic off of the boxes. If that were going on today, there would probably be another trampling incident like the one at Walmart before Christmas. People are sick when it comes to getting their brats the most popular item each year.
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Sir Sammy Hain Esq.
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Instead of a book burning I'm going to organize the first

Cabbage Patch Kid, Tickle Me Elmo & Furby burning

People will be allowed to bring in other annoying toys as well

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quote:
Originally posted by Sammy Reign In Blood Hain:
Instead of a book burning I'm going to organize the first

Cabbage Patch Kid, Tickle Me Elmo & Furby burning

People will be allowed to bring in other annoying toys as well

I'll supply the lighter fluid and matches!

I remember when I was in 4th or 5th grade and all this hype with these dolls was going on. Even some of the boys(hell no, not me!)were playing with them.

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I remember my cousins would not pay their electric bill- but go buy 3 cabbage patch kids when they would come out. I think they cost $50 a piece even back then.

I never owned 1. I thought they were ugly.

When I was a junior in high school, I decorated our Homeroom Door for a Christmas contest, and I did a whole Cabbage Patch theme....and we won, and our homeroom got a Pizza Party.

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I had a Cabbage Patch...funny story...

My mom was shopping at JC Penney's and saw these huge displays of what she called these "really ugly dolls." She didn't think I'd want one so she didn't get it. Then a few days later Cabbage Patch Mania broke out. My mom and dad tried and tried to get me one but everyone was sold out. One of my mom's friends had bought one for her daughter but then found out she was allergic to it (she wasn't--the mom was one of those super hypochondriac type parents) and my mom bought it from her. I still have mine.

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so Petty are you going to add your Cabbage Patch to my toy burn? [Big Grin]
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quote:
Originally posted by Sammy Reign In Blood Hain:
so Petty are you going to add your Cabbage Patch to my toy burn? [Big Grin]

Why Sammy what do you think?? [Razz] Of course not! If I had a Tickle Me Elmo I would, LOL. Those things were so annoying.
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Or instead you could have a Cabbage Patch, Tickle me Elmo, Furby skeet shoot.
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I am down for a skeet shoot. My daughter has a cabbage patch doll, and a tickle me elmo. Thankfully no Furby. But she does have these duck named Ming-Ming from Wonder Pets that sings and skates on the floor. I want to rip it to shreds!
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And also......Beanie babies, almost forgot about them.
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We got a Furby, and he shorted out, and almost caught on fire, it was pretty creepy.
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i remember wanted a cabbage patch doll so bad but we were real middle class when i was growing up my mom worked at walmart and someone had returned one so she snatchted it up and put it on layway with all of our other xmas gifts and i was so excited on christmas morning well a few days after my parents put the gifts in our big tree outside and said santa dropped them it was really cute and fun to go grab our presents from outside my mom always made xmas nice for us
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