BOX IS IN FAIR TO GOOD CONDITION. VERY TINY TEAR ON FOLD OF BOX SEE BACK. BOTTOM AND TOP. DOES NOT DETRACT. ALSO, DOLL IS NEVER BEEN REMOVED FROM BOX. COMES WITH ALL ORIGINAL PAPERWORK.
RARE. HARD TO FIND. OBSCURE!!
CABBAGE PATCH KID
JUST NOT SURE ABOUT HER BIRTHDAY
THE CODE ON HER TAG IS
COPYRIGHT 1995 MATTEL
SHE IS WEARING A SPRING DRESS
SHE HAS HER PINK BACK PACK ON
READY FOR DAY CARE
Cabbage Patch Kids are a doll line created by Debbie Morehead and Xavier Roberts in 1978 and originally called "Little People". The original dolls were all cloth and sold at local craft shows, then later at Babyland General Hospital in Cleveland, Georgia. The doll brand went on to become one of the most popular toy fads of the 80's and one of the longest-running doll franchises in America.The Cabbage Patch Kids brand of products originally started as dolls called Little People created by Xavier Roberts with the help of four other women and inspired by Tennessee artisan, Martha Nelson.
The name change to Cabbage Patch Kids was instigated by Roger Schlaifer before he secured the worldwide licensing rights to "Little People" and was the basis of the story co-authored in 1982 by Roger and his wife, Susanne Nance Schlaifer. An abbreviated version of the story was reproduced on every Cabbage Patch Kids product from 1983 going forward. Parker Brothers published the original story retitled "Xavier's Fantastic Discovery" in 1984 and their Parker Records produced a Gold Album using the characters. The characters appeared in many other Cabbage Patch merchandising products ranging from animated cartoons, to board games.
Xavier Roberts was created as a ten year old boy who discovered the Cabbage Patch Kids by following a BunnyBee behind a waterfall into a magical valley where he found the Cabbage Patch babies being born. To keep them from falling into the clutches of the evil Lavendar McDade (and being enslaved in her gold mine), he sought to get the babies adopted into the homes of loving families outside of Mount Yonah.
BunnyBees are bee-like creatures with rabbit ears they use as wings. They pollinate cabbage blossoms with the magic crystals to make Cabbage Patch babies.
Colonel Casey is a large stork who oversees Babyland General hospital. He's the narrator of the Cabbage Patch Kids' story, too.
Otis Lee is a the leader of the gang of Cabbage Patch Kids that befriend Xavier.
Lavendar McDade is an evil old woman who wants to enslave Cabbage Patch Kids in her gold mine.
Lavendar McDade & Beau WeaselCabbage Jack is a large jack rabbit, and henchman of Lavendar.
Beau Weasel is a large weasel and accomplice of Cabbage Jack.
The dolls attracted the attention of toy manufacturer Coleco, who began mass-production in 1982. The Coleco Cabbage Patch Kids had large, round vinyl heads, (originally of a different, hard plastic), and soft fabric bodies, and were produced from 1982 - 1989, many at a factory in Amsterdam, New York. After Coleco went bankrupt, the Cabbage Patch Kids were later mass produced by other companies, including Hasbro, Mattel, Toys R Us, and currently Play Along. Mattel started producing them after cancelling production of My Child dolls.
At the peak of their popularity, the dolls were a must-have toy for Christmas. Parents across the United States flocked to stores to try to obtain one of the Cabbage Patch Kids for their children, with fights occasionally erupting between parents over the hard-to-find dolls. In later years, Coleco introduced variants on the original Cabbage Patch Kids, and derivatives of the original line of dolls continued to be marketed. Hailey Theeuwen was the first known Cabbage Patch doll.
Hasbro took over the rights to produce Cabbage Patch dolls in 1988, and continued to make the dolls with various gimmicks, including dolls that played kazoos. Some of the more popular doll lines to come out under the Cabbage Patch Kids name included the "Birthday Kids", the "Splash 'n' Tan" Kids, and the "Pretty Crimp and Curl" Dolls. Hasbro gradually began making the dolls for younger children, which led to smaller and smaller dolls. Although Cabbage Patch dolls were still best selling toys, Hasbro never really revitalized the Cabbage Patch market. In 1994, Mattel purchased the rights to the dolls.
In 2009, Mattel took over the Cabbage Patch brand, including production.
The Mattel Cabbage Patch dolls are not limited to cloth bodies and included dolls made from vinyl, which produced a more durable play doll. The Mattel dolls are mostly sized 14" or smaller, and most variants were individualized with a gimmick to enhance their collectibility, e.g. some dolls played on water-toys, swam, ate food, or brushed their teeth.
Some memorable Mattel lines include the updated Kids line comprising basic cloth dolls that came with birth certificates; the OlympiKids that were made to coincide with the 1996 Olympics and the Cabbage Patch Fairies. Additionally, to celebrate the dolls' 15th anniversary, Mattel created a line of exclusively female dolls, dressed in period outfits and packaged in collectable boxes. These were the first Mattel dolls to be 16 inches tall, the same measurement of the original Cabbage Patch Kids.
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