The Powerhouse acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the ancestral homelands upon which our museums are situated. We respect their Elders, past, present and future and recognise their continuous connection to Country.
87/1210 Doll and accessories, 'Cabbage Patch Kid', plastic / textile / paper, Toltoys, China, c. 1986. Click to enlarge.

'Cabbage Patch Kid' doll byToltoys

Made
Cabbage Patch kid dolls swept the world in the early 1980s with millions 'adopted' to children complete with adoption papers, family histories, footprints and thumbprints. Each was unique with different-coloured eyes and hair, expressions and hairstyles. Marketed as hand-made, the Cabbage Patch Kids were expensive (selling for $125 in the US) and often hard to find. The 'Kids' went on sale in the US in 1983 and American parents went nuts over the fad. As Christmas approached parents became …

Summary

Object No.

87/1210

Object Statement

Doll and accessories, 'Cabbage Patch Kid', plastic / textile / paper, Toltoys, China, c. 1986

Physical Description

Doll, 'Cabbage Patch Kid', plastic / fabric, Toltoys, China, c. 1986

Dimensions

Height

400 mm

Width

300 mm

Depth

300 mm

Production

Made

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Kenner Parker, 1987

Acquisition Date

8 September 1987

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Cabbage Patch Kid' doll byToltoys 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 October 2021, <https://ma.as/71427>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/71427 |title='Cabbage Patch Kid' doll byToltoys |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=17 October 2021 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}