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Are you going to buy one of these? ;)

Posted by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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Cabbage Patch Kids Go Presidential with Obamas, Romney, Biden, Ryan Dolls

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Image Credit: Courtesy Cabbage Patch

Move over Barack Obama action figure, there’s a new presidential toy in town. Instead of bad-guy fighting plastic prowess, this Obama-inspired doll sports a soft suit, graying hair and the rounded baby face that can only come from the Cabbage Patch.

The Obama Cabbage Patch Kid, along with the similarly suited and smiling likenesses of Vice President Joe Biden and  GOP rivals Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, will be auctioned off on eBay the week before the election to raise money for charity.

While Cabbage Patch Kids, and its parent company Jakks Pacific Inc., have created presidential election-themed dolls for charity since 2004, this is the first year that a first lady is included in the Cabbage Patch candidate mix.

The Michelle Obama version of a Cabbage Patch Kid is as fashionable as the first lady, sporting a pink dress, thick black belt, cheetah-patterned purple blazer and black peep-toe pumps.

All five election-inspired dolls will be auctioned off on eBay Oct. 30 through Election Day on Nov. 6. But if history is any guide, the highest bidder will likely not be the highest vote-getter.

In the 2008 election, the Sarah Palin doll fetched more than four times the amount that her vice presidential rival Joe Biden’s was sold for, yet the Obama-Biden ticket took the most votes in the election.

Palin’s Cabbage Patch Kid was auctioned for $19,000. Biden’s went for $3,550. All together, the four dolls brought in about $37,000, all of which was donated to the Marine Toys for Tots.

In 2004, Republican incumbent president George W. Bush’s Cabbage Patch likeness sold for about $1,000 and his Democratic rival Sen. John Kerry’s doll was bought for $1,200. Those proceeds benefited the American Red Cross.

This year’s auction will benefit Rock the Vote. The presidential election dolls join the likes of celebrity talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah, who are also represented in the cabbage patch.

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LuvingRN
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:28 PM
Haha...nope!!
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sweetlyblissful
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:54 PM

no....what kid would want them?  lol

Delirium003
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:58 PM
Those. Are. Creepy!! Lol! None will be coming to our house
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dusky_rose
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Ummmmm... no thanks! LOL

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lalasmama2007
by Ticia on Oct. 11, 2012 at 5:54 PM
Oh, boy!
Aqua_Jen
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 6:01 PM
Haha nope!
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terri76
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 6:35 PM
That is a big fat no!!!
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mysticalmalissa
by Gold Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 7:44 PM

If I had the money, I think I would. lol

Madelaine
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Nope

MamaBear2cubs
by Bronze Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Neat but nope lol

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