New Cabbage Patch Kid Doll Straddles the Line Between Scary and Cute
Some kids’ toys are more creepy than cute. Case in point: The “Baby So Real” doll from Cabbage Patch Kids, created by toy company Wicked Cool Toys. The realistic-looking robotic baby doll—which, as Vocativ reports, recently went on sale in the U.S.—straddles the line between artificial and real so effectively that it’s hard to decide whether you want to cuddle with it or have nightmares about it.
The Bluetooth-controlled doll has wide, animated LCD eyes that blink and close, and it burps, laughs, and even snores while falling “asleep.” It also talks, drinks from a bottle, slurps medicine from a spoon, plays Peekaboo, and wets itself.
Kids can nurture and care for the doll with a downloadable app. But even if your child loves the toy, it's understandable if you can't shake the creepy feeling that it might be watching you.
The new Cabbage Patch doll costs $100, and is available at major toy retailers. Learn more about it in the video below.