Cabbage Patch Kid
by Amy Finley
The Cabbage Patch Kid Cuteness Factor
What is it about the Cabbage Patch Kid doll that makes it just so darn cute? Is it the pudgy little face? The tiny little toe wedges? The chubby little cheeks? Maybe the tiny dimples on one or sprinkling of freckles on another?
Whatever it is, the Cabbage Patch Kid quickly became an American classic after its mass marketing began in 1983. Xavier Roberts’ idea to make unique dolls that could be ‘adopted’ spread like wildfire. As a little girl, I loved my Cabbage Patch Kid doll, and since the dolls have made a comeback, most kids today love Cabbage Patch Kids, too.
Customizing a Cabbage Patch Kid
One of the things that is so appealing about the Cabbage Patch Kid doll is that each doll is a teensy bit different – making every doll unique, just like the child that owns it. Kids also love the idea of adopting a Cabbage Patch Kid to take care of as their very own.
Cabbage Patch Kid dolls can also be customized for eye and hair color, as well as skin tone and ethnicity. For a small additional charge, a child can even pick out a specific birth date and name to be printed on the adoption certificate.
Collecting the Doll
While many kids love their Cabbage Patch Kid dolls, they’re for grown ups, too. Cabbage Patch Kids come in limited and special edition that make wonderful collectible items. The sweet faces and excellent craftsmanship of the dolls are perfect for any doll collector. For collectors that own one of the original cloth Cabbage Patch Kid dolls, you can send your Cabbage Patch Kid to ‘bath camp’ for restoration. Visit http://www.cabbagepatchkids.com/pages/bath_camp/bath_camp.html for more information on bath camp.
The Cabbage Patch Kid Doll – Not Just For Girls
Unlike many dolls created primarily for little girls, the Cabbage Patch Kid makes cute boy dolls, too. Boys can have their own Cabbage Patch Kid buddy to carry around with them and love. Playing with a Cabbage Patch Kid allows both boys and girls to role-play and use their imaginations, activities that stimulate intellectual and emotional growth in children.
Cabbage Patch Clothes, Accessories, and More
Besides the Cabbage Patch Kid doll, you can find other Cabbage Patch Kid items, like clothes, accessories and accessory sets, games, books, and much more. Playpens, doll strollers, and extra clothing sets makes great additions to the Cabbage Patch Kid doll itself.
Prices vary for the Cabbage Patch Kid doll from about $25 to $200 or more for special editions. Check online to compare prices of dolls and other Cabbage Patch Kid items. Some places offer Cabbage Patch sales at great prices for Cabbage Patch Kid dolls, so it’s easy to give one as a special gift for a child or get one to add to your collection.
Whatever Cabbage Patch Kid you choose, if Xavier Roberts is marked on its tush, it’s sure to be cute, cuddly, and irresistible, whether it’s in a child’s arms or on display.
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