The production of Cabbage Patch dolls began in Georgia in 1979 and was designed by Xavier Roberts. Coleco bought the franchise and began mass marketing in 1982 leading to a fad that had people standing in line outside of toy stores for hours in the cold in order to buy their children dolls for Christmas. By the end of the 1980s, interest in the doll faded and Coleco fell into bankruptcy.
Cabbage Patch dolls have been reintroduced by Mattel in 1994, and another release occurred in 2004. Coleco dolls had vinyl heads and cloth bodies. Hasbro and Mattel sold all vinyl dolls. Xavier Roberts Babyland General Cabbage Patch dolls had cloth faces. Early Xavier Roberts versions can sell for over one thousand dollars. Early Coleco dolls can earn you up to one hundred dollars. Valuable dolls will be in prime condition, in original box, and rare.
Most Cabbage Patch dolls have little value as they were produced in mass. Most items created for an instant collector's market hold little value.