“Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end.” Henry David Thoreau
The toy doll, or in this particular case the Cabbage Patch Doll, was desired by every boy and girls under the age of 10 in the mid 1980′s, plus their hording parents, in this particular case mostly the children’s mothers. The Cabbage Patch kids brand of products had originally started as dolls called Little People, created by Xavier Roberts then later attracted the attention of toy manufacturer Coleco who began mass production in 1982.
Parents in the 80′s flocked to stores across the United States in an attempt to obtain one of the toy dolls for their children, with fights occasionally erupting between parents over particular dolls. People would camp outside of stores waiting in line for hours and even days just to get their hands on one of these plastic dolls. Westerners especially in the United States treated this particular doll like deity, waiting days to see one, spending family savings just to behold one, then passing it down to their children to worship.