King Seeley Thermos Cabbage Patch Kids lunchbox

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2015-06-26 11:07:47

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King Seeley Thermos Cabbage Patch Kids lunchbox

The King Seeley Thermos Cabbage Patch Kids lunchbox is a vintage lunchbox based on the range of Cabbage Patch Kids dolls.

Background

The Cabbage Patch Kids are a highly successful, long-running line of dolls created in 1978 by the American art student Xavier Roberts. Over 100 million dolls have been sold worldwide, and they have been manufactured at various points by major toy companies and retailers including Coleco, Hasbro, Mattel and Toys “R” Us.

The dolls were one of the biggest toy fads of the 1980s, with the demand growing so high that fights broke out between shoppers attempting to buy the dolls during Christmas rushes.

In addition to the dolls, many of which are now highly collectible in their own right, the characters have appeared in cartoons and on a wide variety of products and merchandise including comic books, games, children’s clothing and a lunchbox produced by King Seeley Thermos in 1983.

The King Seeley Thermos Cabbage Patch Kids lunchbox

The box has green borders and a white handle, with illustrated graphics on the front and back panels. Both sides of the box feature an image of Cabbage Patch Kids tending to a garden of Cabbage Patch babies, whilst another picks apples from the tree behind them.

The side panels are yellow and feature no graphics, whilst the matching thermos flask is yellow with a white top and shows the doll logo along with an image of a kid tending to a growing Cabbage Patch baby.

How much is a King Seeley Thermos Cabbage Patch Kids lunchbox worth?

The boxes were produced in large quantities and are some of the most common King Seeley lunchboxes found on the market. This low rarity value means that only boxes in top condition are sought after, although the connection to the dolls means there is a market for the boxes amongst specialist Cabbage Patch Kids collectors.

Unused, mint-condition boxes with their tags intact can sell for around $75 on sites like eBay, with used examples in good condition priced at around $15 - $25 and average boxes available for less than $10.

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