Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011

Baby Alive

It was the baby doll so lifelike, it was almost a little unpleasant. In 1973, Hasbro introduced Baby Alive, the doll "that eats, drinks and wets." The doll's mechanical mouth could be spoon-fed packets of food mixed with water, which the doll would then chew before it would eventually end up in the doll's diaper. Too gross for children? Nope — the messy little doll was in huge demand by the mid-1970s. Eventually, Hasbro gave her a voice so she could tell you exactly what bodily function you might be able to look forward to next.