Summary of 500s Series outfits and a list of the outfits: The 500s Series
This outfit consists of a t-shirt, a jacket and pants. The t-shirt is white cotton with an arched Cabbage Patch Kids patch front middle. The pants are pin-striped cotton. The jacket is made of windbreaker material with a zipper at the front. The main jacket is one colour and the inserts across the chest and on the sleeves are two other colours.
This outfit was sold on dolls identified as boys.
This outfit came with blue striped sneakers.
It is believed that the outfit did not start being manufactured until 1986, instead of 1985 like most of the others in this series. Consequently, it has a shorter manufacturing time and is harder to find. There’s no known explanation for this. For details, refer back to the summary post. Generally, this outfit came out on kids, but it can also be found packaged. This was likely done during the ‘inventory clean out’ that happened later.
My goal is to find every version of every outfit that was produced. Below is a record of each version of this outfit that I have. To understand clothing codes, factories, and variations, please refer to these posts: 1st Blog – Why do this project?, What are Clothing Tag Codes?, Factories and Companies
If you have an outfit that is not recorded here, I would like to hear from you. Information is best sent in the form of pictures. For details, visit Taking Clothing Tag Pics.
This outfit was made by the KT and OK factories. I have not recorded one instance where an outfit was made by both factories. I can not see any difference between the outfits made at the KT factory and those made at the OK factory.
#10 Windbreaker Outfit: This is part of the 1983 series and was likely the inspiration for this outfit. The major differences include a sold coloured shirt and jeans, not cotton pants.
Packaged windbreaker Outfit – I do not have code information recorded for this outfit. It’s likely from the transitional 100s series.
> Fun fact: A prototype version of this outfit can be seen in the 1985 Coleco Catalogue (p. 4). Although very similar, the shirt has a larger transfer on it rather than the usual embroidered patch.
2 thoughts on “#516 – Multi-coloured Windbreaker Outfit”
HEY, THERE. THE WHITE JACKET WITH YELLOW/ BLUE, RED PINSTRIPE IS FROM THE KT FACTORY AND IS MARKED 516J.
Thank you so much! Do you happen to have pictures of the outfit and the tag you could send?? 🙂