Summary of 500s Series outfits and a list of the outfits: The 500s Series
This outfit consists of numerous pieces.
1) Striped one-piece with footies and long sleeves.
2) Bodysuit with a ruffle on the shoulder straps and a ruffle around the waist. The ruffles are the same striped pattern as piece #1, but the main portion of the bodysuit is a sold colour. This piece has the curved Cabbage Patch Kids logo patch on it.
3) A pair of slouchy leg warmers the opposite colour from the bodysuit.
4) Headband the same colour as the leg warmers (generally).
This outfit came with striped sneakers.
I believe that Coleco started manufacturing this outfit in 1985 because the PMI factory would not have had an opportunity to produce it otherwise. However, many believe the manufacture of this outfit didn’t start until 1986, as kids wearing this outfit are generally found in later boxes. It is a mystery.
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
Long-time collectors believe that this outfit only came in the four versions described below. UPDATE: However, we recently added a new PMI outfit to this list! Thank you April Shaw for your keen eyes. Are we missing any others?
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.
Factory Variations -none so far
Outfit #325: This cornsilk outfit is the only outfit that looks remotely similar.
Scarcity: As it was only made by one factory for most of its manufacture, this outfit is one of the more difficult of the 500s Series to find. It is also the 500s Series outfit with the least number of versions produced. Finally, it is extremely difficult to find an outfit with all the pieces!