Cabbage Patch Kids The Coleco toy company began mass-marketing the dolls in 1982, under the new name of Cabbage Patch Kids, which quickly became a major toy fad. Kids loved the huggable dolls and were fascinated with the adoption aspect.
In the 80s, the Cabbage Patch Kids did what other toys had failed to do. It got moms wanting one for themselves. They were Christmas news stories where they lined up for hours outside stores. But a number of Christmas crowds over the nation quickly turned into Christmas mobs as they pushed & punched each other to grab the hot toy
Tickle Me Elmo is a plush Elmo doll that giggles and says "That tickles!" when his belly is squeezed. Three squeezes in a row sends him into a laughing, shaking frenzy. Produced by Tyco in 1996, Tickle Me Elmo became that year's hottest toy -- and the hardest to find toy since the Cabbage Patch Kids craze in 1983
Viewer Question: Were you a kid with a Cabbage Patch Kid or a Tickle Me Elmo?