I never thought I’d see the day when Cabbage Patch Kids became a hot item again. But I now have and the newest dolls to be released are way cooler than the ones I had as a kid. JAKKS Pacific has unveiled the Steven Tyler Cabbage Patch Kid which is being sold on eBay to raise money for the Children’s Action Network.
Mr. Tyler isn’t the only celebrity to get a makeover as a Cabbage Patch doll. His likeness will join four other celebrity inspired dolls– Al Roker, Katherine Heigl, Raven Symone and Kristin Chenoweth.
The Steven Tyler Cabbage Patch is adorned in an outfit that is “rock ‘n roll” inspired with tight jeans, printed tee, funky jacket, beaded bracelets and choker necklances. The Celebrity Cabbage Patch Kid pays homage to the rock legend by including a mic stand with Tyler’s signature scarf tied to it.
Bidding on the Tyler Cabbage Patch Kid started on November 7 and runs until November 17. Right now, the celebrity look-a-like doll is at a price of $610 with 36 bidders. With 9 days left in the auction that number is expected to sky rocket.
All the proceeds from the Tyler auction will be donated to the Children’s Action Network which uses the power of the entertainment community to raise awareness about children’s issues. The non-profit is currently campaigning to raise awareness about finding homes for more than 107,000 children in the foster care system who are waiting for an adoptive family. The group is also campaigning to improve conditions for the more than 400,000 children in foster care.
Henry Winkler, actor and Children’s Action Network Board Director, said of the Celebrity Cabbage Patch Kids auction, “We are pleased to be chosen as the main beneficiary of this wonderful and creative auction of one-of-a-kind Celebrity Cabbage Patch Kids. With so many children in the foster care system, there is tremendous need for support from our community. The funds raised in this auction will bring programs and services to these deserving children.”
Katherine Heigl was delighted to get involved and have her celebrity look-a-like Cabbage Patch Kid help support the Children’s Action Network. She said of her support, “I’m excited to be part of this auction to raise money and awareness for foster children. Adoption is a cause very close to my heart as I have an adopted older sister and an adopted daughter. This auction is important to show the world how many adoptable kids are in great need for stable and loving homes.”