The darkening and pox can get so bad that it can darken the entire head and make it look like an A/A kid head on a Caucasian kid body.
People will sometimes label them as factory mistakes.
After collecting for 10 years I can tell what factory a kid is from without looking at the tags.
It is important to be able to identify CPK by sight, many times I have seen CPK switched and do not match the box they are in.
Some kids are hand signed by Xavier, mostly Softies, but some MM kids were signed at collector events.
Body Tags The side body tag will let you know what factory and country of origin your Kid is from.
But for some reason they get what collectors call sea-sickness.
Coleco Boxes 1983 Coleco boxes have no date banner on them. 1985 Coleco boxes have a 1985 date banner.1986 Coleco Boxes have a banner that says The Official instead of a date.19 the box colors changed and the Banner stays The Official like in 1986. Couture Kids appeared in Canada wearing fur coats and hats in 1984. Cabbage Patch Babies Bean Butt Babies were introduced in 1986. In 1988 13 inch Toddlers The Kid in the Middle and Growing Hair Kids were introduced. Coleco Factory Characteristics The Good, the Bad the Ugly After collecting for awhile, you may prefer certain factory kids, I love Jesmar and Tsukuda kids.
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A question for Collectors: Q: Is there a method to the madness. How to Identify you r Cabbage Patch Kid These are some basics for beginners to look for when adopting.
I have only focused my collection on vintage mass market Cabbage Patch Kids from the early 80s, so I will only share info about CPK from that time period.
There are many places to find info, and I don t want to just copy from other sites, so the info on this page is only what I know.