Who doesn’t know what a Cabbage Patch Kid collectible doll is? A birth certificate accompanied each adoptable Cabbage Patch Kid doll and they came from "Babyland General Hospital. 1983 was the year of the Cabbage Patch Kids doll craze and these dolls were one of the biggest toy fads of all time! That year has also been noted as one of the craziest holiday seasons ever. People waited forever in huge lines at stores pushing and shoving, etc to get their daughters one of these dolls for Christmas.
So, little Lily’sMom, Whitney would have been 4 when these dolls first came out. And of course, she had to have one, and probably ended up with 3 or 4 of these funny dolls. Whitney remembers going to visit her Gramma in Anaheim, California and going to Hobby City to the Cabbage Patch Kid doll store. Hobby City is still there but a lot of the shops have closed including the Cabbage Patch Kid doll store. It was a store full of Cabbage Patch Kid dolls with unlimited accessories to look at and buy. They had a nurse on duty to give your baby a check up and you could use the stethoscope to listen to the heartbeat. There was even “a “viewing room,” and “incubators.”
These dolls started at $70! Some of the original signed and hand-stitched dolls were hundreds and hundreds of dollars.
My Gramma Pnut even had a Cabbage Patch Kid doll named Steve Garvey that was dressed in his Dodger outfit and would always ride with her buckled up in the back seat of her car. She was a huge Dodger fan and Steve Garvey was 1st baseman back then AND has a daughter named Whitney.
We got Lily her very own Cabbage Patch baby for Christmas this year to keep the tradition going. Her face lit up on Christmas when she got her new baby. She LOVES it. She kisses her baby, hugs her and sleeps with her. Her Mom said she needs a REAL Cabbage Patch Kid doll. So, to keep the Gramma tradition and memories going, I will see what I can do about this J
These dolls are still popular despite the fact that they were discontinued in 1989. Does anyone remember the movie ”Jingle All The Way”, with Schwarzenegger, about the trials and tribulations of a parent in search of the unobtainable toy? This movie was based upon the first year anything like this happened, they year of the birth of the Cabbage Patch Kid doll.
FUN FACT: The 1992 U.S. Olympic team had the Cabbage Patch Kids as their official mascot
Hobby City Official Cabbage Patch Kids Adoption Center Postcard pics below-
On the back of the postcard it says:
Visit Hobby City's Official Adoption Center in Anaheim for Cabbage Patch Kids • A full staff of doctors and nurses on duty • Your kids will love the well baby check-ups for their Cabbage patch Kids (Free of charge no appointment necessary) • A baby viewing room with an incubator for preemies • Soft sculpture originals by Xavier Robers • Largest selection of custom designer clothes and accessories • The latest in Coleco Cabbage Patch Kids • Full Color Mail Order & Souvenir Catalog available $1.00
Bring the kids and camera for pictures in the outdoor cabbage patch.
Located in the world’s largest hobby complex, over 6 acres with 24 hobby, craft and collector shops plus a Doll & Toy Museum and Restaurant & Puppet Theater
Teri Troke-Lily’s Gma
Lily LOVES her baby...