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Challenge.016 [Cabbage Patch/Garbage Pail Kids]

Deadline: Friday, June 22nd, 2007; 5pm CST.
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Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids are a brand of doll created by Debbie Morehead and Xavier Roberts. First introduced as "Little People", the original dolls were all cloth and were available at local craft shows, and later at Babyland General Hospital in Cleveland, Georgia. The dolls attracted the attention of toy manufacturer Coleco, who began mass producing them for the public in 1983. The Coleco Cabbage Patch Kids had large, round vinyl heads and soft fabric bodies, and were produced from 1983-1989. After Coleco went bankrupt, the Cabbage Patch Kids were later mass produced by other companies, including Hasbro, Mattel, Toys R Us, and currently Play Along.

The gimmicks of the dolls are their uniqueness and the fact that they were adoptable. No two were exactly alike; each doll had a different eye color, facial features, hair, and/or outfit. In the mass-produced dolls, subtle differences were introduced with a computer for each run. Each comes with a unique birth certificate signed by their creator, Xavier Roberts. At the peak of their popularity, the dolls were a must-have toy for Christmas. Parents across the United States flocked to stores to try to obtain one of the Cabbage Patch Kids for their children, with fights occasionally erupting between parents over the hard-to-find dolls. In later years, Coleco introduced variants on the original Cabbage Patch Kids, and derivatives of the original line of dolls continued to be marketed. Although the Cabbage Patch Kids fad has largely passed, there remain a significant number of die-hard collectors.

Garbage Pail Kids
Garbage Pail Kids is a series of trading cards produced by the Topps Company, originally released in 1985 and designed to parody the Cabbage Patch Kids dolls created by Xavier Roberts, which were immensely popular at the time. Each sticker card featured a Garbage Pail Kid character, with some comical abnormality or suffering some terrible fate, and a humorous, word play-rich character name. Two (and occasionally three) versions of each card were produced, with variations featuring the same artwork but different character names. Fifteen regular series were released in the United States, with various sets released in other countries. Two large format card editions were also released, as well as a set of posters.

The series was the brainchild of Topps consultant and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman, who came up with the product idea after the success of his earlier creations, Garbage Candy and Wacky Packages. The concept originally began as an unreleased Wacky Packages title, but the management at Topps thought that it would be a good idea for a separate spin-off series. Spiegelman and Mark Newgarden worked together as the editors and art directors of the project, Len Brown was the manager, and the first run of the cards was drawn exclusively by artist John Pound. Following the initial success of the cards, several additional artists and writers were brought in to contribute to the series, including Jay Lynch, Tom Bunk and James Warhola, among others.

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