Zombie Tendencies!

Another mis-step by the giant Mattel Corporation, was when they brought out in the Christmas of 1996 the ‘Snacktime Cabbage Patch Kid’, in an ill thought-out attempt to revive the Cabbage Patch Kid craze of the 1980’s. 

Toy Trivia: One of Snacktime Cabbage Patch Kid’s most dangerous toys
Toy Trivia: One of Snacktime Cabbage Patch Kid’s most dangerous toys

The cute idea was you would feed it specially provided plastic food (french-fries, carrot sticks etc) and rollers in the doll’s mouth would suck in the fake food via rollers and deposits it in the doll’s ‘stomach’ to be reused later. Of course the inevitably happened and this zombie like creation would eat anything, including children’s fingers and hair put anywhere near its mouth. Within just a couple of months there was a massive recall and all 500,000 customers who had brought this toy had got a full refund.

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