A pictorial overview of many of the boxes used by Coleco and a few by Hasbro, Play Along, and TRU. I’ve also included the Anniversary kid boxes.
Coleco used the yellow and green cellophane-windowed box with dark green insert from 1983-1986. The 1984 and 1985 boxes have rose—red banners on the front; in 1986 the banner says “Official”. The box colours changed in 1987 to aqua and yellow with an aqua liner.Encyclopedia of Cabbage Patch Kids, Ref #2, p. 12
There are ‘Canadian’ versions of each box if the doll was sold in Canada. Canada requires that all text is in both French and English. Pictures are included below for some of them.
There are many additional specialty boxes that I haven’t shown here. (eg. Astronaut) For those boxes, please use the keyword search and visit those individual blog posts, if already written. In addition, I believe that there are additional mail-order boxes, but these are the only two I have.
‘Boxes’ by other Companies
These are limited to what I happen to have.
I will continue to update this page as appropriate.
2. Fundamentals of Cabbage Patch Kids, Ref #3
- Boxes 1983 – 1985: p. 48-52
- Crayon kids: p. 111
- Boxes 1986: p. 123 – 124
- Handhold kids: p. 124
- Cornsilk Boxes: p.154
- Preemie Boxes: p. 180, 193
- Babies Boxes: p. 197
Special Thanks to Minnesota Rebel for inspiring this post. I hadn’t initially planned to do it.