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Monday, August 25, 2008

Cabbage Patch Kids

Think way back to the year 1983. What do you remember? According to history the Chicken McNugget was first introduced, McEnroe won Wimbledon, The Big Chill was released, and one of the things probably most remembered Cabbage Patch Kids were EVERYWHERE!!!

How many of you remember the frenzy and craziness that our parents endured to get us one of those coveted, cute and unique little dolls. I remember seeing on TV the craziness surrounding them, the hordes of parents that would do anything to make sure that their kids had one under the tree at Christmas time. Did you get one? I know I did.

I remember mine, she had blond hair and a pink and white dress, and to this day and I still have her. I don’t remember her name, no longer have her adoption papers but she’s still a part of me, and a member of my family. She’s now been played with by my two girls, she’s now naked, and has no clothing, but they love her just the same.

This September is the 25th anniversary of the first Cabbage Patch Kids. These dolls were a cultural phenomenon and a milestone, and although our kids today do have their own versions, somehow there is nothing more special than the ones we held close. For the 25th Anniversary a limited edition series has been made to match the original 1983 design and style. Each one-of-a-kind commemorative ‘Kid will be an exact reproduction of an original, using the original molds, sculpts and exact materials of the classics. They’ll have the same faces, clothing and names.

On September 9th, you can pick up that adorable sweet faced kid that you once possessed as a child and perhaps get it as a great gift for your own, or someone else special in your life. The ‘Kids will come in a beautiful keepsake packaging and they will have a special ‘25th Anniversary’ Xavier Roberts signature, a ‘silver anniversary’ baby spoon and a commemorative silver stamped 25th Anniversary Birth Certificate and Adoption Papers.

Thanks to Team Mom, we got our own special 25th Anniversary Cabbage Patch Kid, and I was in for a shock and a memory. Maryanne Adeline is a new member of our household, and she looks IDENTICAL to my ‘Kid that I owned as a child. It was so surprising to see her back in action, clothed and in a box again. My girls were just thrilled to see her and introduce her to her long lost twin sister and her other new friends.

The 25th Anniversary Cabbage Patch Kids retail for $29.99 and are for ages 3+. You can take a look at the Cabbage Patch Kids 25th Anniversary website on September 1st by visiting and don’t forget while you’re there to post your own memory about your first Cabbage Patch Kid. I’m sure there are a few of them out there who have them, tell your story, I’m sure we can all relate one way or another, and I’d love to hear them as well.


kristleharrison said...

Oh my!! I have that SAME CPK!! It was my Nanee's, that my mom and I got her when she was in the hospital.. And she gave it to me a few months back.. Wow!
I also had Leona Ivy, she was *my* CPK.. I wonder where she is now...

jezebelsk said...

I did have a CPK, but it was a knock-off. We were a military family and pretty much broke all of the time, so my mom had my aunt get one from her family in Korea. After all of the begging for the doll, I really don't remember much about her. I don't know her name, I don't remember what she looked like! She was just another doll in the end. LOL

jenny said...

oh knows what ones i got as to there names but i have some with the the guy who made them name in pink and in blue and black as well as green and i have even got a bunny bee ,a kiuso the dog and farskin bear and i'm still on a look out for one other thing that was made for the cpk it was one of there pets i'm a realy big fan of the cpk i also have well the want to be ones to to me each and every one of them just has well there own spiceal some thing you know