Cabbage Patch Kids is a line of dolls created by art student Xavier Roberts
in 1978. They were originally called "Little People". The original dolls were
all cloth and sold at local craft shows. The dolls attracted the attention of
toy manufacturer Coleco, who began mass-production in 1982. Cabbage
Patch Kids 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.