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Snacktime Cabbage Patch Kids

by Mattel


Mattel Snack Time Cabbage Patch Kid

Click to watch the classic TV commercial.

The Cabbage Patch Snacktime Kid is ironically one of the best-functioning Cabbage Patch dolls ever made. The doll comes with plastic food that it “eats”. When you put the plastic food in the doll’s mouth, the food reappears in the doll’s backpack. The coolest part is that when the doll “eats”, its mouth moves up and down like it’s chewing. It was no surprise that when these first came out, people went gaga over them.


Mattel Snacktime Cabbage Patch Kid dollMattel Snacktime Cabbage Patch Kid dollThe Cabbage Patch Snacktime Kid is ironically one of the best-functioning Cabbage Patch dolls ever made. The doll comes with plastic food that it “eats”. When you put the plastic food in the doll’s mouth, the food reappears in the doll’s backpack. The coolest part is that when the doll “eats”, its mouth moves up and down like it’s chewing. It was no surprise that when these first came out, people went gaga over them. According to Mattel, around 500,000 units were sold in a matter of months. They became the “must have” for Christmas, 1996.

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Mattel Snacktime Cabbage Patch Kid dollMattel Snacktime Cabbage Patch Kid dollInterestingly, it seems that when the people at Mattel thought up the idea for this doll, they didn’t take into account that there might be kids with underdeveloped common sense playing with these. The youthful minds of these children wondered what other objects their dolls could eat; objects like their own fingers and hair.

Mattel Snacktime Cabbage Patch Kid dollMattel Snacktime Cabbage Patch Kid dollIt turns out these lovable little creatures could eat both; and they did. The battery-powered steel traps Mattel installed instead of mouths clamped down on hair and fingers–and anything else the kids could think of to put inside–and didn’t let go. In one case, an owner called 911 for assistance to pry the hair of a seven year old girl out of an adorable little Cabbage Patch “Chucky”. “But Mommy, it’s so cute!” At least “Talky Tina” from the Living Doll episode of the Twilight Zone warned you up front if she didn’t like you.

After some additional testing, Mattel voluntarily recalled the dolls and offered a full $40 refund. Turns out Mattel’s eating doll not only eats plastic food, fingers, and hair. It also eats money. Mattel sold the rights to the Cabbage Patch Kids just five years later.

BLiPPEE owns these two classic munchers, Lindy Collin and Donna Jane, still in the box:


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  1. Liron  February 10, 2017

    Hello All! I want to buy a Snack time doll, please contact me – liron_lir@hotmail.com

    Thank’s!

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    • Georgia  March 23, 2017

      I have a blonde hair blue eye, everything included, has not been out the box, but box is heavily damaged

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    • Jason E. Wood  May 16, 2017

      I have 1995 cabbage patch kids snack time red hair boy Mattel

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      • Jason E. Wood  May 16, 2017

        I have one ☝Never open the box 1995 cabbage patch kids snack time red hair boy Mattel

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  2. Liron  February 10, 2017

    Hey all looking 4 purchase CPK Snack time dolls. Please contact me – liron_lir@hotmail.com

    Thank’s! (:

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  3. Dan  October 18, 2016

    I have a Brand new in the box never taken out Snack Time cabbage patch comes with accessories. $75. Contact me for more info or pictures.

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    • Dan  October 18, 2016

      my contact is lindsadt@yahoo.com

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    • Colleen  January 9, 2017

      Dear Dan,

      I have a twenty-three year old daughter who used to have one of the Cabbage Patch Snack-Time kids and it was mistakenly given away with some of her other childhood toys. My daughter has been heartbroken ever since this happened as this was one of her only childhood memories she wanted to keep. I am looking for the particular doll that had blonde hair and pig-tails in this collection. I am willing to pay your asking price if this is the doll you have. Please contact me via email and let’s make a deal!! cfrazi19@jhmi.edu

      Thank you,
      A Mother in Need

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      • Dennis  January 29, 2017

        I have one never out the box

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  4. Steven bliss  July 25, 2016

    I have a new snacktime kid. Box is bad but still together for 40

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    • Colleen  January 9, 2017

      Dear Steve,

      I have a twenty-three year old daughter who used to have one of the Cabbage Patch Snack-Time kids and it was mistakenly given away with some of her other childhood toys. My daughter has been heartbroken ever since this happened as this was one of her only childhood memories she wanted to keep. I am looking for the particular doll that had blonde hair and pig-tails in this collection. I am willing to pay your asking price if this is the doll you have. Please contact me via email and let’s make a deal!! cfrazi19@jhmi.edu

      Thank you,
      A Mother in Need

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  5. Shaernurse  July 10, 2016

    I have 2 of the snack time cabbage patch kids new in box the are African American girl and boy. Selling 150 each please shipping would like to,sell togetherness.
    Send me an email I will send pic

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  6. shelley  May 24, 2016

    would you sell one of these or both

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    • Les - admin
      Les - admin  May 24, 2016

      Hi Whopper Mom.
      These are not currently for sale. However, we never say never. Selling and buying recalled toys and other items is not legal everywhere. However, a case might be made for selling something to be used as a collector piece or an item of historical value. We would abide by any law, when or if the time is right.
      Thanks so much for visiting BLiPPEE!

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    • nicole splater  June 5, 2016

      I have two in boxes. One boy and a girl. I would be willing to sell them. Is it illegal? If so, that is a dumb law. As long as people are made aware of the problem, people should be able to do what with their property :/

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      • Colleen  January 9, 2017

        Dear Nicole,

        I have a twenty-three year old daughter who used to have one of the Cabbage Patch Snack-Time kids and it was mistakenly given away with some of her other childhood toys. My daughter has been heartbroken ever since this happened as this was one of her only childhood memories she wanted to keep. I am looking for the particular doll that had blonde hair and pig-tails in this collection. I am willing to pay your asking price if this is the doll you have. Please contact me via email and let’s make a deal!! cfrazi19@jhmi.edu

        Thank you,
        A Mother in Need

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    • Al  July 17, 2016

      I have one too accrable@gmail.com

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  7. coreen  March 17, 2012

    If you go to put them into the dryer to dry the best thing to do is put them into a pillow case and only put them in for 10 minutes. I have some i bought at the flea market and put them through a wash cycle and put them inti pillow cases to dry them in the dryer and they came out just fine. If you choose you can put a dryer sheet in the pillow case with the doll.

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