Today is #TBT or ThrowBackThursday, if you were a child of the 80’s or had a child in the 80’s you must remember the Cabbage Patch Kids. Here is a #vintage commercial for your enjoyment.
The following video gives you look inside Babyland General Hospital the “birthplace” of Cabbage Patch Kids located in Cleveland, Georgia. Is shares the back story of the doll that was originally called “Little People.”
Xavier Roberts was a ten-year-old boy when he discovered the “Little People.” When he was a 21 year old art student he created the soft sculpture dolls. The doll brand became one of the most popular toy fads of the 1980s and one of the longest-running doll franchises in America.
They were first licensed to toy manufacturer Coleco in the 1980’s. Hasbro took over the rights to produce Cabbage Patch dolls in 1988 when Coleco went bankrupt. In 1994, Mattel took over the brand, including production. In 2001, retailer Toys “R” Us took over the Cabbage Patch brand from Mattel. The Toys “R” Us line lasted until Play Along toys obtained exclusive licensing rights in 2003. JAKKS Pacific acquired Play Along Toys and assumed the master toy licensee in 2011. Wicked Cool Toys is now the current master toy licensee for the Cabbage Patch Kids.
Did you know:
- In 1985, Cabbage Patch dolls did $600 million in business.
- They made the cover of Newsweek on December 12, 1983.
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