Cabbage Patch Kids are a line of soft sculptured dolls created by Xavier Roberts (1955-) and registered in the United States copyright office in 1978. As a 21 year old art student, Xavier utilized the quilting skills he learned from his mother and the historic technique of "needle molding" to develop his own line of fabric sculptures. He called these hand-stitched, one-of-a-kind, soft fabric sculptures "The Little People". His Little People were not offered for sale, but were "adopted" each with their own individual name and birth certificate. Other soft sculpture dolls dating back to the 1800s were created using similar needle molding techniques, and a Kentucky artist named Martha Nelson Thomas alleged that Roberts had stolen his specific design from dolls she had created. The dolls Thoma

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  • Cabbage Patch Kids are a line of soft sculptured dolls created by Xavier Roberts (1955-) and registered in the United States copyright office in 1978. As a 21 year old art student, Xavier utilized the quilting skills he learned from his mother and the historic technique of "needle molding" to develop his own line of fabric sculptures. He called these hand-stitched, one-of-a-kind, soft fabric sculptures "The Little People". His Little People were not offered for sale, but were "adopted" each with their own individual name and birth certificate. Other soft sculpture dolls dating back to the 1800s were created using similar needle molding techniques, and a Kentucky artist named Martha Nelson Thomas alleged that Roberts had stolen his specific design from dolls she had created. The dolls Thomas made also utilized the "birth certificate" that Cabbage Patch dolls used. Roberts admitted having seen Thomas's work, but denied having stolen the design. Roberts and Thomas eventually settled the suit for an undisclosed amount. The Little People were first offered at arts and crafts shows, then later at Babyland General Hospital in Cleveland, Georgia. The doll brand went on to become one of the most popular toy fads of the 1980s and one of the longest-running doll franchises in America. The name change to Cabbage Patch Kids was made in 1982 when Xavier's company, Original Appalachian Artworks, began to license a smaller version of the hand made creations to a toy manufacturer named Coleco. An abbreviated version of the discovery legend was reproduced on every Cabbage Patch Kids product from 1983 onward. Parker Brothers published the original story retitled "Xavier's Fantastic Discovery" in 1984 and two Albums that went Gold. The characters appeared in many other Cabbage Patch merchandising products ranging from animated cartoons to board games: Xavier Roberts was a ten-year-old boy who discovered the Cabbage Patch Kids by following a BunnyBee behind a waterfall into a magical Cabbage Patch, where he found the Cabbage Patch babies being born. To help them find good homes he built BabyLand General in Cleveland, Georgia where the Cabbage Patch Kids could live and play until they were adopted. BunnyBees are bee-like creatures with rabbit ears they use as wings. They pollinate cabbages with their magic crystals to make Cabbage Patch babies. Colonel Casey is a large stork who oversees Babyland General Hospital. He's the narrator of the Cabbage Patch Kids' story. Otis Lee is the leader of the gang of Cabbage Patch Kids that befriended Xavier. (en)
  • Las Cabbage Patch Kids (comercializadas en España, como Muñecas Repollo y en Hispanoamérica como Muñecas Pimpollo) eran muñecas originalmente producidas entre 1983 y 1988 por Coleco. Se caracterizaban por sus grandes cabezas de vinilo y sus cuerpos blandos. El atractivo de las muñecas era su individualidad. No existían dos exactamente iguales; cada muñeca tenía un diferente color de ojos, rasgos de cara, pelo y complexión. Ideadas y manufacturadas artesanalmente por la artista estadounidense Martha Nelson Thomas como una expresión de amor hacia los juguetes y los niños. Martha tenía la idea de que cada muñeca debía ser vista como un integrante de una familia para los niños, por eso parte de su estrategia de venta era otorgar un certificado de adopción; en este certificado se describía el nombre de la muñeca, sus gustos, su carácter y otras peculiaridades. La artista solía comercializar sus muñecas en ferias locales, no quería comercializarlas a gran escala porque pensaba que perderían su valor emocional y artístico. Conoció a Xavier Roberts cuando ella le vendió muñecas, sin embargo, al pasar el tiempo, ella se enteró de que Xavier Roberts las comercializaba a altos costos por lo que ella decidió no venderle más. Él por su parte, argumentó que si ella no le proporcionaba la mercancía, él empezaría a hacerlas para comercializarlas a gran escala. Lo que él hizo fue prácticamente clonarlas, las sutiles diferencias eran introducidas con una computadora para cada tirada. Cada una venía con un certificado de nacimiento y otro de adopción único que había sido firmado por su pseudocreador Xavier Roberts. Mientras Xavier Roberts se hacía millonario a expensas de la idea de Nelson Thomas, ella seguía haciendo sus muñecas artesanalmente. Sin importancia en el dinero, ni el éxito, Martha Nelson Thomas fue aconsejada legalmente para actuar en defensa de los derechos intelectuales. El proceso terminó en un acuerdo en donde a puerta cerrada en el cual, se le daba a Martha el crédito por la creación de la muñeca. Las Cabbage Patch Kids fueron las muñecas más solicitadas por las niñas durante algunos años. Los padres de los Estados Unidos recorrían las tiendas para tratar de obtener una de estas muñecas llegándose a pelear por obtener una. Años después, Coleco introdujo variantes en las originales Cabbage Patch Kids y siguieron comercializándose derivados de la línea original. Aunque la pasión por las Cabbage Patch Kids ha pasado de largo, todavía queda un significativo número de coleccionistas de las mismas. Las Muñecas Repollo se han vuelto a comercializar en España en el año 2006. En México también fueron relanzadas entre 2006 y 2008 por Hasbro pero esta vez con su nombre original Cabbage Patch Kids, ya no Muñecas pimpollo. Las Cabbage Patch Kids fueron parodiadas más adelante con las cartas típicamente grotescas Garbage Pail Kids ("Niños del Cubo de Basura"), vendidas en España con el nombre de "La Pandilla Basura" o Basuritas en Latinoamérica. La parodia llevó a Roberts a demandar a Topps, el fabricante de Garbage Pail Kids, por infracción de marca registrada. Las partes finalmente llegaron a un acuerdo en el que Topps accedía a rediseñar las cartas de modo que no se parecieran tanto a las Cabbage Patch Kids. Estas muñecas también tuvieron una película especial en la Navidad de 1984. (es)
  • I Cabbage Patch Kids sono una serie di bambole ideata da Debbie Morehead e Xavier Roberts nel 1978. Le bambole erano originariamente vendute in negozi locali e successivamente al Babyland General Hospital di Cleveland in Georgia. Le bambole divennero uno dei giocattoli più popolari degli anni ottanta e sono state commercializzate in Italia come Bamboli del Campo Incantato. (it)
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  • I Cabbage Patch Kids sono una serie di bambole ideata da Debbie Morehead e Xavier Roberts nel 1978. Le bambole erano originariamente vendute in negozi locali e successivamente al Babyland General Hospital di Cleveland in Georgia. Le bambole divennero uno dei giocattoli più popolari degli anni ottanta e sono state commercializzate in Italia come Bamboli del Campo Incantato. (it)
  • Cabbage Patch Kids are a line of soft sculptured dolls created by Xavier Roberts (1955-) and registered in the United States copyright office in 1978. As a 21 year old art student, Xavier utilized the quilting skills he learned from his mother and the historic technique of "needle molding" to develop his own line of fabric sculptures. He called these hand-stitched, one-of-a-kind, soft fabric sculptures "The Little People". His Little People were not offered for sale, but were "adopted" each with their own individual name and birth certificate. Other soft sculpture dolls dating back to the 1800s were created using similar needle molding techniques, and a Kentucky artist named Martha Nelson Thomas alleged that Roberts had stolen his specific design from dolls she had created. The dolls Thoma (en)
  • Las Cabbage Patch Kids (comercializadas en España, como Muñecas Repollo y en Hispanoamérica como Muñecas Pimpollo) eran muñecas originalmente producidas entre 1983 y 1988 por Coleco. Se caracterizaban por sus grandes cabezas de vinilo y sus cuerpos blandos. Aunque la pasión por las Cabbage Patch Kids ha pasado de largo, todavía queda un significativo número de coleccionistas de las mismas. Estas muñecas también tuvieron una película especial en la Navidad de 1984. (es)
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