Cabbage Patch dolls date back to the 1980s and the value of original models may exceed $50,000. The value of the dolls depends on popularity.Know More
Cabbage Patch dolls, originally known as Little People, became a popular toy in the early 1980s. The first dolls were made of material through a process known as needle molding and came with their own individualized birth certificates. The Little People line was bought by the toy company Coleco, who changed the name to Cabbage Patch Kids, at which point they were made of a combination of fabric and vinyl.
There have been many types of Cabbage Patch Kid toys since they first appeared. Each of the subsequent licensing companies, including Hasbro, Toys R Us and Mattel, have offered specialty lines that do tricks, have special clothing or relate to occasions like the Birthday Kids line.
Original dolls and those still made by Xavier Roberts, the original doll maker, can fetch anywhere from six to 10 times the amount of a mass-produced and licensed version of the toy. The dolls made by Roberts himself are called Cabbage Patch Original Kids to distinguish them from the dolls licensed by toy companies. The value of Cabbage Patch dolls depends on their rarity and their popularity with collectors. For example, a set of dolls based on the 2008 United States Presidential candidates was listed for more than $59,000 and a doll based on Donald Trump was listed for nearly $7,000.Learn more about Collecting
There are several ways to identify authentic Cabbage Patch dolls, including signature, body tags and copyright notice. Expert Cabbage Patch doll collectors can be consulted for further information on the authenticity of a particular doll. New collectors should be aware that fake kids may look almost identical to the authentic dolls.Full Answer >
The Cabbage Patch dolls hit the scene in the early 1980s and came complete with adoption papers for the new parents. The unique names given to the Cabbage patch dolls included Edwin Nicholas, Cora Delilah, William Jack, Rose Katniss, Emily Jane, Destiny Raine and Jared Benjamin.Full Answer >
The value of Cabbage Patch dolls depends on their popularity with collectors and how hard a doll is to find. Another important factor is whether the doll still has its original birth certificate.Full Answer >
Some online marketplaces where people can sell dolls are Blujay, Doll Sale Marketplace and iCollect247. The Blujay site is a free online classified marketplace where people can sell all types of dolls, other toys and many other items. Some dolls for sale at this site are Madame Alexander dolls, Hillary by Sharon Ann and Marie Osmond collector dolls.Full Answer >