You might have a valuable Cabbage Patch Kid doll.
If you were born in the 80’s, the Cabbage Patch Doll is now a trip down memory lane.
The Cabbage Patch kid was “officially” born in 1983.
By the end of 1990, 65 Million Cabbage Patch Kids were adopted!
The Cabbage Patch Kids went on record as the most successful new doll introduction in the toy industry.
Cabbage Patch Dolls at major retailers sold faster than they could be stocked, Sales thrived, from $60 million in the first year to more than $600 million by 1985.
Cabbage Patch Doll History – Fun Facts
- In its first year, over 3 Million Cabbage Patch Kid doll’s were sold.
- The iconic toy has been an Official Olympic Mascot (1992)
- The CBK doll Featured on US postage stamps (1999).
- Cabbage Patch Kids joined the Young Astronaut Program and sent their first doll into space. (1985)
First edition cabbage page doll value
Original dolls and those still made by Xavier Roberts can bring in over $1000.
Your dolls worth can vary depending on several things:
- If the doll has its original box
- Original adoption papers
- Xavier Roberts signature on the backside
- Head mold and hairstyle
How Much Can You Sell Your Cabbage Page Doll For?
Your vintage cabbage patch kid may be worth a lot of money if it’s in pristine condition, with some listed up to $3000 on collectors forums & eBay.
While dolls out of their boxes sell for hundreds, some of the rarest dolls have been valued up to $50,000.
You may at the very least, get $30 – $40. So don’t throw your dolls away!
The Donald Had A Cabbage Patch Doll.
The CBD set of United States Presidential candidates was listed for more than $59,000 and a doll based on Donald Trump was listed for nearly $7,000. [Reference]
Youtube & Social Media have products trending faster than ever.
The viral storm a trending toy causes almost seems like a phenomenon!
Look at the explosion of Fidget Spinners & Pokemon Go.
While the Cabbage Patch Kids, Pound Puppies & Care Bears of the 80’s may have changed, toy companies continue to transform the brands we know and love into toys that suit today’s generation.
So, Where Are The Cabbage Patch Kids now?
You can still buy your child a Cabbage Patch Kid from the new range, which has been slightly modernised to fit 2017.
The range has exploded into other toys and figurines, keeping a classic product alive.
The Cabbage Patch “Lil Sprouts” range is for the little collector in your family.
The “blind bags” are little plastic lettuces with a Cabbage Patch Lil Sprout inside along with a pet. With most blind bags being a foil packet, mad props to the creators for supplying packaging that can be used along with the toy.
We had the privilege of taking these toys for a spin, my girls are between 5 – 8 years old.
They were thrilled and eager to collect.
You can purchase the range from Mr Toys Toyworld.