The Cabbage Patch Fad - How Did This Happen? 7-Eleven - Switching Industries 6 months ago   11:31

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Cabbage Patch Kids were one of the biggest fads of the 1980's but I'm having trouble understanding the appeal. This video takes a look back at the fad and attempts to figure out why they became so popular.

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black santa
lol my name is Xavier Roberts
iLuckyAngel
I wasn't a kid back when these were popular, actually I hadn't even been born yet, but during my childhood someone gifted me one of these dolls and it was my favorite for years. I never became a collector but I personally love them, and if you ask me why do I like them, well, I think they're cute with their chubby faces and soft bodies, I don't think they're creepy at all. I've always hated plastic baby dolls because even though they look more "conventionally cute" I hate the material they're made of, you can't possibly expect me to, say, sleep with a plastic doll that's gonna give me bruises during the night, not to mention because of their "conventional cuteness" most of the dolls look the same regardless of the brand, so they just seem boring. I personally never cared much about the adoption thing (though it's a kinda cute concept) but now that I think about it, what I like about these dolls is that they're easily recognizable not just because of their former fad status but from their faces to their lore they are able to distinguish themselves from other dolls. I also like how there are many ethnicities, that helps finding a doll whose design you like, or a doll that has the same features as you as opposed to the typical blue-eyed, fair-skinned bald baby. As you said, they're all a little bit different from each other so it's easier for a girl or a collector to feel that their dolls are different from everyone else's, that they're unique.
Goran Pujic
I think I missed why the fad happened. Was it them marketing a limited supply idea?
Carl Creighton
mine's name was Orson and he had curly blond hair. I hope he found a good forever home!
Mariah Aguilera
My cousin had one of the original dolls with the cloth face. It was so creepy. The eyes seemed to follow us around the room. We would be scared to be in the room alone or sleep in the room with it. Lol She threw it out. It would probably be worth some money now if she had kept it.
ToxicWaste OfSpace
Actually, like A LOT of dolls come with adoption papers. ^^; To be fair cabbage patch might be why.
K M
They smell so good brand new LOL I used to love getting a new Cabbage patch doll they were like my prized possession and I’m a ‘94 🧐
sapphire or svpph
Please do a video about the fad/decline of Heely sneakers 😩
Camri Taylor
My mom was born in the early 70s so she was really into them when they came out. She was so excited to get me my Cabbage Patch doll I didn’t really get the excitement that much but I loved it because my mom got it for me. The whole Cabbage Patch thing is weird but (if you had one) it’s kind of endearing at the same time.
Aguest
Never had one, never wanted one. However I did have another doll with the birth certificate thing... not sure what the brand was but they looked a heck lot better than cabbage patch kids
Dimpi Kumar
I love cabbage patch .I have over even after thirty years
Jessica Smith
I always knew the Cabbage Patch kids was an 80s fad. However, I think they tried to make a comeback in the 90s as well. If I can recall, McDonald's had included Cabbage Patch toys in happy meals sometime around the mid 90s.
Technical special
People want to punch these dolls to get rid of their anger😂😂🤣🤣
Tippini D
My dream was to go to Babyland General in Atlanta and adopt one (I heard you got to actually leave in a wheelchair). The adoption papers, the fact that they had first and middle names, and that they were all different were what kept me begging for one each chance I got. I also liked that they were born on the first of the month during actual cabbage harvest season, so each doll had either a Sept 1, October 1, November 1 or December 1 birthdate (December dolls seemed to be the most expensive). I have my original soft face still, but the other 13 I collected in the 80s, I've since given away.
Gentleman Covers
I was watching this video in my room, my mum came in and was telling me about these and that her friend broke her leg in a big scramble in a shop. Where was the injury in the video?
Luis SDcomicon
My sister had one, but the head kept falling off. My mom tried super glue but that work either. The head fell off again. So my sister just played with a headless cabbage doll instead. She didn't mind though. My sister thought the eyes were super creepy.
Miss Pocket
I personally liked the way they were fragranced 🤷🏻‍♀️
Hurricanian
I always thought they were creepy...
Jay Brooks
There were “cabbage patch” retail stores. One was at hobby city in Sothern California.
Aphex28
That picture @4:30...

NO!!!  NO!!!  Just...NO!!!
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7-Eleven - Switching Industries The Cabbage Patch Fad - How Did This Happen? 6 months ago   10:51

Most of us have had the 7-Eleven experience, there's nothing quite like it. But when they started over 90 years ago, everything was much different. This video takes a look at how they started and how they've transformed into the business we all know today.

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