June 14th, 2011
03:10 PM ET
Dust off those adoption papers - Cabbage Patch Kids may be returning in the form of a new animated television series.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the rights were purchased from creator Xavier Roberts' company, Original Appalachian Artworks, by Galen Walker - the producer behind the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie.
Roberts formed his company back in 1978 after hand-making a few of the dolls while he was an art student in the mid-1970s. He initially called them Little People, and they were a huge hit at craft fairs.
Soon after, Cabbage Patch dolls were manufactured by the toy company Coleco. In later years, Hasbro, Mattel and Toys "R" Us began producing the dolls.
By Christmas of 1983, parents were fighting one another in toy stores for the coveted toys, which bore Roberts' signature on their bottoms.
The Hollywood Reporter says Walker is believed to be developing a TV special, similar to a highly-rated program that aired during the 1985 holiday season.
What about you? Did you have Cabbage Patch Kids? What were their names? I'll start: My first Cabbage Patch Kid was named Bambi Babs (that was the name on her birth certificate). Through the years I had several Cabbage Patch Kids. I recall having a Preemie, Twins, Cornsilk, Bathtime Cabbage Patch Kid, and a few regular CPKs.
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