June 14th, 2011
03:10 PM ET
Cabbage Patch Kids may return to TV
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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I miss them my baby girl seen them on t.v. the other day an she want one. So that wil be one of her X-mas present this year. I told her mommy had a cabbagepatch, It so amazin how they bring these little cabbage back to life.
They remind me of Chuckie-dolls. Creepy!
I had a lot of them still have them too I had there pet friends too like the cow and dog and cat and a few others I had one that was a cowboy and had a big horse too that it rode.
I had a preemie named Lucy...and my little brother had a boy CPK named Roger that he took everywhere he went lol
You did it again Sunshine Girl *.
Im a butch ni@@er. I eat fish taco and queef on my girl lovers Im also really chunk. Come on Girlies.
My son had one of the orginals....Howard Ralph. Howie was his constant companion for YEARS. so cute.
When I was a kid, we were so poor, our cabbage patch dolls had real cabbages for heads.
I had a few CPK dolls growing up... My favorite was a boy named "Dicky Gilroy" Honest! 🙂
I will never forget mine and my mom actually found my adoption papers from 30 years ago the other day!!
Albertina Irene & Gideon Leo!!!
Eileen Essa and Virgil Marlon..... oh the memories! I hope my daughter gets to experience the cartoon... She has some of the current Cabbage Patch dolls.
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OMGosh, just went to Cleveland, GA to the Cabbage Patch Hospital last Friday. My daughter adopted her first cabbage patch doll and named her Raylynn. She will be so thrilled to know that they will be coming back to TV. The hospital was amazing..They performed a birth and it was so cute!
I had a Preemie that my godfather gave me and I called her Creamy because I couldn't say Preemie. I took her everywhere. There are even professional photos of me with the doll. Somehow I still have her and all of the clothes and accessories that came with the doll. She is still on my bed at my parents' house.
I had many CPK's too! I used to pose them & take photos. I fell in love with the original adoption doll. They had a store in Dallas Tx. Well, it was "an adoption agency"! You got to name your doll. Mine was Paige Catherine. She had long blond hair in two pony tails. She didn't have dimples. So, they took her back to surgery and came out with a dimple! I still have Paige though now she is on my 11 yo daughters bed along with the current rage of the millennium, her American Girl Doll. I wonder what my original adoption doll is worth? I met Roberts when he came to town. He autographed her tush!
What happen to Eric and Dan? Where are you?
i had 2 cabbage patches. 1 that hair grew and shrank when you pulled on it and a regular one.
i want one that looks like each of my babies just for them! i too enjoy the classic toys we had and played with when i was little come back. i dislike toys that are only interesting with batteries and lights and squealing noises. kid powered and simple is the way to go.
i need a curly red headed little boy with blue eyes, a light brown haired one with long hair and blue eyes. and i dont know about the third doll, the baby's hair and eyes haven't become their true colors yet *giggle* she's still new.
and i can see myself stalking sites or going a little mad to get these looks
Never had one, never wanted one. CPKs are FUUUUGLY!
Would not be surprised to see this cartoon end up on HUB. They've had great success with the new My Little Pony show, and they also run Transformers and even brought back Jem and the Holograms.
New celebrity death match cabbage kids&strawberry shortcake vs Teddy Ruxspin&Elmo.Laying 4-1 on the bear and the freak from the sesame street,
My mother actually hand made ours and we all loved them! Unfortunatly mine was destroyed when we had water damage from flooding, but I will never forget her. I just REALLY REALLY REALLY hope they dont try to "update" it like they have everything else. Keep the classics, classic. Kids today LOVE that.
I was born in 1985 and had several growing up i would love for them to bring them back out.
Dan,what are you thiking?
I love them and hope for their arrivaL
Eric,how old are you?
Hi bill that's just out of this world 20,000 my gram always told me one day she would be worth that. How do you know this was it in the paper ? I would love to read it .
They had the best names! Mine was Casey Rex and he had red corduroy shortalls. Shortalls? So funny!
Am I the only kid whose parents only bought them one doll? Sheesh. Oh and her name was Elaina.
I only had 1.
I still have my original cabbage patch, Edith cheryl she's 26 years old now.I was or should I say my cp was lucky, my gram use to make clothes for her.she had fur coats.neon was big back then she even had neon shirts and leggings .I remember getting a invite to baby land general to meet Xavier Roberts I felt like the luckiest little girl that day . I got to meet Xavier and he signed my dolls bottom again .that day I also raised my right hand and swore to be a good parent to my furskin .does anyone have or remember them ?
We still have the one that's mouth moved and would eat fake food until it started eating little girls hair and it was banned! Wonder how much our garage treasure is worth now!
I think it's totally lame and mean that some of you could come on here and blast those reliving their childhoods. With all the craziness in the world, it's nice to talk about happy times in our lives and the memories. Obviously some of you are just very bitter people!!! I am a child if the 80s and get so giddy when I see things from the 80s making a come back. Being a mom, I can show my children what I grew up with.
I had one cabbage patch kid and I remember getting it on my 10th birthday. I still have it packed away with the adoption papers. I adopted it and named her Elizabeth Ann.
Thank god now I can tell my two nieces where babies come from again
My 1st CPK is 31 yrs old. She stays in a glass box to preserve her longer. She has that baby powder smell to her, all original clothing/shoes, her hair is still in perfect ponytails, and I still have her birth certificate. She is my favorite toy of all time! However, I loved CPK so much that I collected so many of them as a child. I have 64 of them to be exact. I still have my CPK bedding and curtains. I kept many things from CPK and I adore the memories still.
I really hope my agent calls me... i need a job!
My mom said I would riiiiide little Bambi all night long. Getting in practice for being a grownup.
My doll was named Bambi. I slept with her every night while growing up. She never fussed at me and was always there. I always had to use vasaline though when sleeping with her. She was always so dry. Even after fourrplay.
I remember my daughter, not even a year old watching the cabbage patch commercial and pointing at it. i took her to jamesway (remember that store?) and was first in line and she got her cabbage patch kid for $50. .alot of money for a new young mom in the early '80's...she played endlessly with it...finially falling apart around 1995ish. it was a good quality doll.
My cabbage patch dolls name is Kitty Jill – She even has her own FACEBOOK page!!!!!!!!! lol.. i even made her a website many years ago, but didnt keep it up... lol.... I got her around 1988. She has traveled all over the world with me! I brought her all over europe, north america, the carribean and asia!!!!!!!!!!!!! She practically a legend:) Maybe she will be asked to do a guest appearance on the show.... 🙂
No wonder this country is screwed! God help us all
Emotions didn 't come out as I hoped 🙁
Love Cabbage Patch Dolls 😀 :p ;), not sure about the cartoon series :/
I had 27 CPKS, including two sets of twins, a baby, two preemies, and one from Spain, plus a talking one. Four Koosas, plus a Show Pony! I still have them all at my parents'. My first was Brian something, my favorite was Caroline 🙂
Milly Leotine has been with me somber Christmas 1984 & she still sleeps with me & travels with me & fixes thing's when they're wrong! She's a normal CPK! They're three best 'toy' ever made and I hoped they make a huge comeback!
You need to make one that is named Obama. They come with birth certif, right?
But now that I'm older. They are kinda cute. 🙂
Those things had always scared me. I never liked them.
Love love love it.
Oh I love cabbage patch dolls. i had 27 dolls and 52 Figurines remember themm..one day I came home and my moma had did my bedroom all in cabbage patch. my comforter, curtains ,we took the old coke crates that the glass bottle cokes came in painted them for my figurines..I remember my first trip to babyland general and announcing my patch had been born. wow those were the days lol..I was 19 and my Moma gave all my collection to my niece I cried when I found out cause I really wanted to keep them for my little girl well me and my husband have 5 boys like they say moma always knows best..lol
some people need to work on getting their CPK into their sh!tpipes. and im 14 yo. and have nothing better to do at the moment i i could be on the street doing drugs or flashmobbing people. but no, my ignorant ass is stuck at home trying to make other ignorant rednecks get half a chuckle. i know im getting one.
Some people need 2 shut up and let people share their fun times and openions about CPKs
It's been over 25 years and I still can't give them up! Trista Felice, Cashmera Bernadette, Iris Leone, Laurie Malvin (boy) and .... augh!!!!! I can't remember the last one! Why were their names for f*#ked up!
growing up we had cpk dolls. after we had grown up my mother found one at the rubbish dump and brought her home, and called her katrina...empty nest syndrom... but we all love her like family... i have a nephew and i swear he looks just like a cpk,.. just had to share
Again, this story is about classic toy dolls. this is no place for u hate/race mongers. find some where else to post your issues or go seek treatment from a professional. there are younger viewers that visit this site to read a story about toys and should not be subject to these hate/race comments. freedom of speech does not give u the right to spread hate.
i made about 10 of them from xavier roberts' original pattern in the the 1980s, before they were manufactured. i painted the faces with acrylic paints. and made yarn hair. even won a blue ribbon at a county fair.
I dont remember thier names but i do remember that distict smell of baby powder. I had a little bald boy with green eyes and a little blonde girl with that funny looking yarn hair and blue eyes. I miss cpks. Glad theyre coming back.
My daughter just put my CPK in the donate pile... I took her out (I couldn't help it!). I think she'd be 26 this year... scary.... 🙂
The CPK from the donate pile, not my daughter... yikes!
ROFL, I didn't even notice until you said something.
I still have all of mine. I even have kept all the birth certificates to them. I am 34 not and I got my first at 12. They were my favorite dolls.
I had a ton of them! As a 3 year old in 1983, my mom sent both of my grandmothers on a mission to find an elusive CPK. I got 2 that holiday season, one for Xmas and one for Hanukkah 🙂 The 1st two were Kirstie Glory and Stephie Mae. I have since had many different ones including two 1996 Olympic Kids. Some of my faves include Percy Cole, Aida Starr, and Orson Trevor.
Marcileen Kitty. In porcelain .
Brett Norm and Laverne Spring.
Rainbow bright and her friends was brought back for a limited time too.so was smurfs.i think all 80`s toys should come back,except the rubix cube,never could figure it out.
When they first came out my Mom stood outside our local MacLeod's store (a chain no longer in existence) in our little town for hours. Each customer was handed a doll, they were not allowed to choose their own. She was named Tessa Marie and all these years later she stills smells like baby powder.
I used to have a bunch and the a brown horse,my sister had a grey one.my favorite cabbagepatch was a red headed astronaut girl.i always slept with her.
Some of the morons dipping in grown folks conversations need to catch up with the people wh6 have the same intelligence.
It takes so little for people to get offended. CPKS were cool; don't be hatin' because some y'all are grumpy!!!
I loved Cabbage Patch Kids! Mine were Merry Millie, Freddie Kelsie, Elva Decima, and Rafael Mario. I will always remember their names!
I just don't understand why people have to go and dis other people's happy memories because those people are just ugly inside and if people liked the dolls, that is their choice, if you didn't, it doesn't matter anyway, let people remember their good memories when they were kids.
A Cabbage Patch kid has already returned to TV. His name is Soctt Pelley. Think about it.
I was a tomboy, I liked Garbage Pale Kids.
I thought the Cabbage Patch Kids were kind of creepy, even when I was little.
I only had one Cabbage Patch Kid, but I claimed a whole stack of Garbage Pail Kids trading cards–and I still have them too. Ahhh the 80's and the Cold War, where everyone needed a little neon, spandex, and gummy shoes.
I somewhat remember the craziness of 1983. My mom fought tooth and nail to get me one for Christmas. Unfortunately, my pound puppy and later Teddy Ruxpin won the battle. Never knew what happened to my Cabbage Patch Kid, don't even remember her name. But was a cool thing for kids to take care of, hope they bring it back! And to trolls, get a life, we all think of you as garbage pail kids.
I am so glad that CPK back. I missed my doll! I will buy one for my future girl some day!
I read the comments hoping to see cute stories about nostalgia but instead saw unnecessary hatred. So sad. No wonder the world is the way it is now.
Only 10% or so of the comments are belligerent lunacy, that's like a cnn blog record or something. I'm stunned it didn't immediately degrade into tales of poo-smeared cabbage patch dolls and the various carnal acts performed upon them.
Tammi, Tina, Tabitha , Terry Ann, Tony, Tonyia.oh and Trixie.
Tammi, Tina, Tabitha , Terry Ann, Tony, Tonyia.
I was on the tail end of the beginning of Cabbage Patch Dolls as I was about 12 or 13 when they came out. I'll never forget my dad coming to see my mom at work and he was so excited because he got me a Cabbage Patch Doll. He told mom he left it in the back seat of the car and she pitched a fit. There was such a furor over them that she said someone would vandalize the car to get it, so she went outside to get it from the car. When she opened the door and looking the back seat, there lay a rag doll with a patchwork dress and my dad thought it was a Cabbage Patch doll! 🙂
i remember having 4 of them they were my babies back in the day...glad their bringing it back. but not familiar with that tv show but then again couldnt really watch to much tv growing up...lol
Alex Barlow (bald newborn)was my sisters back in the day now my 7 year old son has inherited him, Kim Matilda was my moms doll, yes, my mom jumped on the bandwagon, my 4 year old Daughter has inherited her. Mine was Ginny Wilma but she didn't make it with my cross country moves. My dad still tells the story of having to stand in line for hours that xmas.
I didn't say a damn thing about being argumentive in person. I said some of the comments most of u would never say in crowds such as
the racist comments and other inappropriate ignorant comments. And ur hostility I could care less about. Hostility from u or anyone else is the least of my worries.@ susie
Now that the children of the 80s are reproducing they need to bring back the relics from their childhood and force them upon their offspring. Why not bring back the Garbage Pail Kids instead?
They were already brought back, since 2003. I'm sure they're still in circulation to this day.
I had quite a few, the majority of which were gifts when I was going through chemo. In fact, one of the nurses bought a bald headed one and gave it a line from about the same spot in the chest where mine was and also hand-made a little wig for it to match mine. All these years later, it is one of the few I have held onto while all the rest were either given away by my parents or were in the missing boxes when we moved over the years.
I had six–one every year for Xmas. Cindy, Michelle, Carrie Sue, Andrew, Emily, Courtney. And I had all the gear: stroller, playpen, etc. I loved my Cabbage Patch Kids.
I got a CPK for Christmas when I was three... her name was Celeste Stacy, but I couldn't pronounce that so I renamed her Bob Candycane. Best doll ever!
Man, which freedom-hater reported my post at the top? I love cabbage patch kids but I just wanted to share that my dad doesn't like people of color after mom ran off with one. I don't agree with him either.
R u sure.. was it worth it
Melita Petunia...and she still smells like baby powder!!
*Nia-U must not remember Ty Beenie Babies. The hysteria these or ANY T-O-Y creates is completely ridiculous!
Sooo....fond memories are ridiculous?? Hmmm...I rather enjoy them!
I got my first one, Corietta Denise, after my hip surgery when I was 10. I had a boy with blue eyes & remember asking my mom where he got that color from as my mom had brown & my dad green. LOL I remember going to Lionel Kiddie City (turn that frown upside down) & my dad telling my sister & I we could get a Koosa & share it. My mom saw my face & fell bad 'cuz my sister was 5 yrs older & her version of "sharing" would not be good for me. She convinced my dad to let us each get one. My dad was my hero that day!
I had a bunch of cabbage patch dolls. I don't remember their names, but I remember that soft, powdery smell they had to them. I can still smell it when I think of them.
We have an original from the cabbage patch hospital in Georgia. We got to see her "born". Pretty cool.
oh goodness all my cabbage patch kids! Some of their names, Elizabeth Una, Carol Mindy, Humphrey Scott, Chris (no middle name needed she is that fantabulous), jeannine jo, Bernadette Helena (later renamed sweet pea), Melissa Jo, Sabrina Helena, are just the ones I remember off my head
In 1983 I worked at a store with a toy department in it. As an employee, we were allowed to have our pick of 2 new Cabbage Patch Dolls when they first came in. I can still remember my neighbor lady handing me money and telling me exactly what type of doll to choose. It was crazy. The day the dolls went on sale to the public, there were ladies waiting outside our locked doors, and when those doors opened, they all stampeded to the toy department. Never saw anything like that in my life (at the time),
That is cute.
No they're not. Those dolls were creepy in the 80s, and they're still creepy.
If you weren't there, it's hard to describe the level of pure hysteria that surrounded these dols in the early 80s. People literally were breaking each other's bones to get one. There were riots in the stores that were (un)lucky enough to have a shipment. It was insane. There's been nothing like it since. I think there are some videos in YouTube of the craziness.
When I planted mine in the garden, the bunnies nibbled on her.
I love CPKids! I remember my first doll, Lara Katherine. She looked just like me. I have great memories of those odd looking dolls. There's something very special about them.
I thought the story was about dolls from the 80's ? Where i the story does it talk about race bashing and rude comments.
Enough already. get a life.
added note: glad to see good family style toys making a comeback!
Trolls will be trolls! They get to be trolls because they're safe where ever they may live, hidden behind their computers, and they're full of hot air.
Sorry typo *remember*
Mine was named Garcia Lester and he was a black belt in karate! For christmas in 1985 my step mom gave me diapers for him. I was so excited.
I still have mine....her name is Evelyna. I also have a Sauerkraut kid (yep, from Germany).
I still have my three Cabbage Patch dolls. I don't remembe their names (they've been sitting in storage for years). I was wondering what happened to the Garbage Pail Kids too; I liked them more.
I had two of them one was a original her name was Genevieve Crystabel. The second was a bath time cabbage patch. Her name was Rowan. I got my first early 90's i was maybe 2. I still have them. My mom thought it would be a great idea to put genevieve in the washing machine to get her clean.... it spun a hole in her head. Lol my mom put a bandaide on her and said she has a boo boo... poor baby looked abused. She had xavier's signature on her rearend in green. Its now faded so bad its gone. They were a staple in my childhood.
To make you feel even better... an Xarvier autographed doll recenlty sold for $20,000...yes $20,000
Wow. Not really feeling better. Lol Kind of wish I took better care of them. Lol
Yes I did have 1 and so did my sisters
'My grandaughter Yana has an old school cpk she is in love with,that doll goes with her everywhere and she adores it..Bring em back,bring em all back they are a great doll that asks only to. Be Loved by the lucky child who adopts it!
i remember these dolls growing up, i remember one year for my bday i had gotten 6 from diff ppl, i tried to collect alot, they shd bring the dolls back so that was the younger generation girls can expiernce them too.
Adrian Rosaline and I had a premie named Josie Betty! I was 6 in 1983 and I remember my parents telling me, years later, what they had to do to get me one for Christmas that year. I actually got a 'surprise' gift 3 weeks after Christmas because they couldn't find one that wasn't compeltely overpriced. I still have them in their attic!
I'm actually rather argumentative in person.
"Some of ur comments u only submit to see if u can make someone argue with u..."
I sense you do the same thing just from a different angle. You knew one of us would respond with hostility. One of us! One of us! ; )
Some of ur comments u only submit to see if u can make someone argue with u or to get people upset but I just sit in amazement that folks can really be this stupid and then I have to remember u only make these comments because u can remain hidden behind computers and phones. U would never say this stuff f2f with others/crowds.
@Tamiya, yes, they're called "trolls." The term fits. The best way to respond is to not respond to trolls...because their arguments don't exist.
I still have my original Cabage Patch doll. I got back when they first came out. I was just a little girl back then.
Funny how there bringing back the eighties again, is some mightypower watching back to the future? thats it!
Does anyone know where to get a flux capacitor?
Most of u folks on here are really so ignorant. My only wish is that CNN would actually do their job and start policing this site. CNN u dropped the ball once again.
Pi$$ off back to siberia, stalin. This is our country and this is how we like it.
I couldn't agree more. If you want to be inappropriate and talk back and fourth off the topic at hand, do so privately through email or join a chat line. you never know who's reading these! A little respect for eachother that's all! Thank you. And yes CNN more screening as all opinions do not matter!
They pre-screen the comments on the Political Ticker blog, or as I call it, Jackboot Country. It is clean, true, but its also mind-numbingly dull and lifeless. Just scroll past what you don't like on here and you'll be fine.
My dad spent hours in 1983 just to get me and my sister cabbage patch dolls and he paid through the nose for both of them. I had a premmie and a cornsilk one that her hair grew. I bought one for my daughter 15 years ago with her name and birthdate. But the cartoon sucked!
That was a cool doll I remember my doll was named Helen she was a premmie with the pacifier I later had the regular twins and the koosas and the pints they had a lot pf cool stuff withem they need to bring stuff like that back now a days for this generation coming up
The curret cabbage patch dolls are plastic third world garbage. I'd never buy my daughter one. The originals were well worth purchasing. Now, no. If Xavier Roberts returned to what he once had he'd be a HUGE success again.
Shut Up, Cartman (Eric Cartman). Stop trolling. This is getting old. Do we need to bring up the snooki incident you had at Sizzler?
LOL!!!! ERIC, please stop trolling. Now about Cabbage Patch Kids... NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! If cabbage patch kids come back it will be horrible. Honestly they were the worst dolls ever.
ERIC, when you grow up (a little), I hope you quit life.
You really have no idea what you're saying, do you? Other than your blatant misspelling of almost every single word in your comments, I think you and Lil' Wayne need to lay off the drugs once in a while.
Fo yo info, Dudeman dinnit misspell ennythang. I do believe he was attempting to use a particular dialect or inflection.
Git yosef edumicated, bonah!
So when are the Garbage Pail Kids coming back on TV?
@Khal, obviously YOU care, otherwise you wouldn't have commented, and much good that really did you in the end.
These cabbage patch kids are way cool. I always love to play tea party with them. My mom usually makes the tea and cookies but sometimes we have cheesiepoofs.
I want some cheesy poofs!!!!!!
The black kids werent allowed to have cabbage patch kids. They were only permitted to have socks with faces drawn on them and stuffed with mustard greens.
Between me and my 2 sisters, I think we had 15! I named one Lillian, and I remember naming one Cassie. I'm glad they are bringing this back- I'm expecting and would love to introduce my daughter to all the fun toys like Cabbage Patch Dolls I had growing up!
The two comments above me are just really pathetic attempts. Almost as bad as LeBron James in the 4th quarter.
Remeber Garbage Pale Kids? 1983. There would be an uproar these days!
My young children play with my original cabbage patch doll. 🙂
I would pee on my little sister cabbage patch doll then give it back to her.