Hi Doll Friends!
Cabbage Patch Kid dolls, the full sized kind, came out when I was a kid... They were actually the mass produced version of what Xavier Roberts's original hand made Adoption Dolls. I happened to live in Georgia at the time Adoption Dolls were at the height of popularity. Mind you, this was about 1982. The only was you could purchase an Adoption Doll was to go to Babyland General Hospital, in Georgia and adopt one. They cost, at the time, about $100 each. In 1982 $100 was a lot of money!! My mother actually took us to Babyland General Hospital but we only toured it and then bought "knock off" Adoption Dolls from a lady who made them in that town. I actually still have mine in a box somewhere...
When Cabbage Patch Kids hit market they were immediate hit and it was nearly impossible to lay hands on one! I ended up with two but that is because we bought them before they took off in Georgia... Because most people in Georgia kind of thought they'd flop and no one really liked their plastic faces. (Adoption dolls were all fabric)
So CPK were kind of a bit big part of my childhood. I don't really care for the large kind anymore... I even got rid of the ones I had as a kid because my daughter didn't care about them anymore and she is only reason I kept them.
However, the mini-dolls I adore! I had two that I had found 2nd hand and they were two of my favorite "doll size" things. This past weekend though, I found a whole bag of them along with all their original accessories, clothes and even Adoption Papers for $5.00 at the Flea Market!!
They are so stinking cute!!
This one looks a lot like my original Adoption Doll!
Looking forward to many photo sessions in doll house with these cuties!