Cabbage Patch dolls were created by Xavier Roberts
in 1977 and delivered in the fictional Babyland Hospital in Cleveland Georgia.
These Little People cloth stuffed dolls were available to prospective new
parents for a fee. In exchange they received a Little People
signed hand stitched doll, adoption papers, birth certificate
and name tags.
By 1982 Coleco was granted licensing to mass produce
the dolls who were renamed Cabbage Patch Kids and were stamped;
Copy R 1978-1982, Original Appalachian Art Works, Inc., Manufactured by
Coleco Ind. Inc. Made in Hong Kong.