Yet in the 80s they inspired grown men and women to fight like depraved animals - they started full-fledged riots - and had store employees defending themselves with whatever was handy. So what is there story? One of the (many) zany things they were doing back in 1984 was blowing up Cabbage Patch Kids onstage. In an article in Musician magazine, the band's keyboardist/leader, Terry Adams, said that the band was considering starting up a graveyard/funeral home where badly damaged Cabbage. No other toy in history generated the type of frenzy that the Cabbage Patch Kids did in 1983. The Kids are still popular today. Cabbage Patch Kids dolls are still being made, and there are TV shows, videogames and a plethora of CPK goodies available. Label: Cabbage Patch Kids "Koosas" (c) 1983 VGC X-B4 13.00. Return to Top Cabbage Patch Pages Next Return to Home Page If you have any questions please email me. Find great deals on eBay for cabbage patch dolls twins vintage strawberry shortcake. Shop with confidence. That makes these dolls collectibles. If you have a Cabbage Patch Doll, you may want to clean it up to see if it is worth any money. You may also want to clean the doll up so you can pass it on to your own. After Coleco launched its dolls, with beautiful packaging, individualized names, and birth certificates, little girls simply could not get enough of the dolls. Who wouldn't want to adopt a doll? They were irresistible! One did not purchase them; one "adopted" them. Proud new parents "registered" their adoption by filling in the form enclosed in the box the doll came in. Cabbage Patch Kids were loved. They were lavished with attention. Normal, well-behaved housewives were battling it out in the toy section of K-Mart. Dads, somewhat bewildered, entered the fray. Elbows and fists were flying. People were arrested. It was crazy, but this was all normal for Christmas 1983 and the Coleco Cabbage Patch Kids. 26. Head: Copyright 1978, 1982/OAA/Mfg by Coleco Ind. Inc. 116. Body Tag: Cabbage Patch Kids 1978, 1982/OAA Works Inc./Amsterdam, N. Y. 12010/ Made in China Reg No. PA 1044. 75.00. No. 2 Turquoise patch on back of romper Head: (c) Copy R 1983 OAAW Inc/Mfg. There were dozens of color, hair and clothing combinations. They all had individual names and came with birth certificates. Little girls would then mail in a card to Coleco to officially adopt the child, and even change the name if the "proud parent" wanted to. Sometimes it's said a citation is issued to the bereaved kid for "child abuse". An interesting theory about how death certificates came to be associated with this toy (and far in addition to the obvious one of "if a doll needs an adoption certificate for.