50570161The Cabbage Patch Kids dolls are a pop culture icon. Created by Xavier Roberts in the late 1970s, when these dolls first hit mass-market stores back in 1982 they were the original “hot toy” that set the tone for manic near-riots as parents battled to snag a “must-have toy” for their kid for Christmas. After the initial rush, Cabbage Patch Kids proved that they were no mere flash in the pan, and now, almost 40 years after their creation, the doll is still a must-have item on many parent’s shopping lists.

This year the newest iteration, the Cabbage Patch Kid Baby So Real, is truly revitalizing the baby doll category with new technology and features that Cabbage Patch Kids never had before.  Wicked Cool Toys has developed the most innovative and remarkable life-like version of the iconic Cabbage Patch Kids from the 80s with Baby So Real.

giftguide-graphic-008Baby So Real allows children and parents to enjoy one of the most magical and interactive experiences in the history of the baby doll category. These life-like babies combine traditional nurturing play patterns with groundbreaking technology that allows children to interact with their babies’ sweet sounds and unexpected reactions designed to surprise and delight. There is a reason that parents are in hot pursuit of this toy.

With a simple touch, Baby So Real comes to life with beautifully animated, expressive, full color LCD eyes that open, close and look around, creating more than 30 different expressions. The technology and function are like miniature flat-TV screens allowing for their detail and movement to be truly lifelike. Loaded with realistic features and over 60 sounds such as giggling, talking, playing, sleeping, eating and so much more – this special baby encourages hours of interactive and nurturing play.

cpkBaby So Real has built-in sensors throughout allowing for peek-a-boo and tickle play, feeding from an interactive bottle, burping, diaper changing, and rocking to sleep. And if the baby should develop a fever, kids, parents and grandparents can calm those red cheeks by administering TLC from a magical spoon. Despite all the AI magic, just like the original Cabbage Patch Kids, Baby So Real is soft and cuddly with removable clothes. This doll really brings the classic Cabbage Patch Kid to life for a new generation.

Speaking of that, Baby So Real has its own free app that allows your phone or tablet to simulate a baby monitor. With the app, children can also play games, watch video clips and earn baby points to collect additional virtual accessories such as toys, fashions and room decor. The app can be fully enjoyed with or without your Baby So Real being connected.

cpk-01Baby So Real is available in Blond, Brunette and African American babies, comes with a fully removable outfit and diaper, a special interactive bottle and medicine spoon, birth certificate, adoption papers and a free baby monitor style app for additional virtual play. And, of course, just like every Cabbage Patch Kid, Baby So Real exudes the most beloved and identifiable soft and fresh scent.

This is the ultimate baby doll experience for the little girl, boy or collector on your shopping list. The suggested retail price is just under a hundred dollars, but ’tis the season for deep discounts, so you might want to shop around at Target, Toy R Us, Walmart or Amazon. Just don’t wait too long.

Check out the commercial to see Baby So Real in action…