For an explanation of how the word transitional is used by Cabbage Patch collectors, visit The many definitions of Transitional
A small number of outfits and dolls have the factory code H101. I have only seen a 1989 preemie and a Babyland Kid with this factory code, and all of the clothing tags with this code have been found on BBB outfits with outfit numbers 0-101 to 0-106.
These tags are from the first factory that produced Hasbro Cabbage Patch items, located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
H101 tags look like Coleco tags and have Coleco-like outfit codes, but if you look closely, you’ll see that the item was made for Hasbro Inc. It is likely they wanted to create a factory code for the new Hasbro factory and chose H101. H is likely for Hasbro, and maybe the 101 represents the number they were starting at.
However, it appears that this tagging system did not last long, probably only for a short period in 1989. There are very few examples of these outfits, and by 1990 they had moved on to more obvious Hasbro tags, and the factory code vanished.
0 – additional tags
The next step seems to be clothing tags with the code addition number 0-, as discussed in the Code Addition post. All of these outfits are 400s numbered outfits.
These outfits may have been the last new outfits created or co-created with Coleco during the transitional period.
For more detailed and up-to-date information about the H101 Trsntiional time period, visit HERE
For a complete list of companies that produced CPK’s and Coleco factories click HERE.