I remember, WAY back in the day, when Cabbage Patch Kids first hit store shelves, and there were literal girl fights over getting your hands on one.
I wanted a Cabbage Patch Kid SO bad!
My mom — God bless her — went right into the heart of the craze, and snagged me the last one on store shelves for my birthday one year.
His name was Richie Chris, he smelled like powder, had that iconic Xavier Roberts signature on his bum, and he was perfect.
I didn’t know it at the time, but there really was drama and back story behind those Cabbage Patch Kids that we were all insane for.
Now, a new documentary is hitting theaters this fall, and it’s all about the rise of the mega empire that was the Cabbage Patch Kid.
Doll hospitals, cabbage ‘births,’ a four-year legal battle over the origin of the idea and a billion-dollar toy brand that put the wheels of modern-day Black Friday shopping riots into motion — This is the unbelievable true story you never knew about the toy craze that started it all, the Cabbage Patch Kids.NBCUniversal Syndication Studios and Believe Entertainment
Narrated by Neil Patrick Harris, Billion Dollar Babies: The True Story of the Cabbage Patch Kids promises to expose secrets that we weren’t even aware existed.
And, when I say “secrets,” I mean the drama and the dark side of those chubby little dolls.
Before there was Black Friday — there was the toy craze that started it all.Billion Dollar Babies: The True Story of the Cabbage Patch Kids trailer
Did you know that Xavier Roberts didn’t actually come up with the idea for the Cabbage Patch Kid?
He was all sneaky, and swiped the idea right out from under the creator.
This nice lady created these dolls, and then this guy comes along, — He steals the idea.Connie Chung, Billion Dollar Babies trailer
Look for Billion Dollar Babies: The True Story of the Cabbage Patch Kids to hit theaters this November 24th — which just happens to, fittingly, be Black Friday.
You can catch the trailer for Billion Dollar Babies: The True Story of the Cabbage Patch Kids below.