Cabbage Patch Comeback Kids
UH-OH. THE CABBAGE PATCH Kids are b-a-a-ck. The dimpled dolls, so beloved by children 10 years ago, are trying for a comeback via Mattel. They've got an Olympic tie-in, as OlympiKids, the official mascot of the 1996 U.S. Olympic team. (An undisclosed share of sales will go to the team.) A marketing push will feature a torrent of watches, sunglasses, and T-shirts. As soon as Labor Day, 14-inch dolls clad in athletic gear, from gymnast leotards to warm-up suits, will be at stores--up for adoption. That's right, you "adopt" them, remember?
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