In 1992, Cabbage Patch Kids were named as the U.S. Olympic Team’s official mascot. To celebrate this, sport-themed dolls were created and sold. Cabbage Patch Kids were again selected as the official mascot in the 1996 Olympics. Additional dolls were created along with Olympic pins, and this set of four figures. As you can see, each figure represents an Olympic sport: track and field, weightlifting, tennis, and gymnastics.
The dolls made in 1996 were manufactured in limited qualities and sold for approximately $275 each. These four figures were much less expensive, and can still be found today for $10-$20.
If you happened to be watching the Olympics last night you were lucky enough to see the greatest band in the world, DEVO, perform. In honor of this momentous event, DEVO has allowed their new song “Fresh” to be downloaded for today only for free. Personally I think it is a great track that is a perfect update up the DEVO sound, but you should judge for yourself.
Wow, DEVO is REALLY back? I am still pinching myself.