Background and Identification
The Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, officially registered for copyright as “The Little People’” are sold by Xavier Roberts. The dolls are soft sculptured—crafted with nonrigid materials such as cloth, foam, rubber, plastic, etc. There are three categories of dolls: Toy Cabbage Patch Kids, Exclusive Cabbage Patch Kids, and Hand-stitched Original Cabbage Patch Kids. The dolls are not purchased, but "‘adopted” from the “Babyland General Hospital” located in Cleveland, Georgia, and is considered the birthplace of the dolls. Since their creation, there have been many variations of the dolls produced by different toy brands. There have also been many international variations.
Porcelain Cabbage Patch Kids with a rigid cloth body and porcelain legs, arms, and head, are sold by Danbury Mint through direct mailing.
Talking Cabbage Patch Kids were an extension to the line of dolls introduced by Coleco.
- Large, round vinyl heads (original had hard plastic)
- Talking dolls: voice chip, touch sensors, a microphone, a short range 49 MHz AM transmitter and receiver
- Smaller dolls
- “Birthday Kids”, “Splash ‘n’ Tan Kids”, and “Pretty Crimp and Curl”
- Size 14” or smaller
- Dolls with bodies of cloth and vinyl (more durable)
Toys “R” Us
- 20” kids and 18” babies
- Cloth bodies and vinyl heads
Play Along Toys
- Cabbage Patch Kids 25th Anniversary Collection: original head sculpts from Coleco era
- Partnered with Carvel Ice Cream: dolls packaged with Carvel branded ice cream cone
- 14” Cabbage Patch Kids Fashionality (TM) line
- Celebration Edition for 30th Birthday of Cabbage Patch Kids
Wicked Cool Toys
- Current licensee for Cabbage Patch Kids
- Little Sprouts: line of very small collectible dolls
- Adoptimals: plush animal pets