Xavier Roberts Furskins

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2015-06-26 10:36:22

Furskins were a series of soft toys created by Xavier Roberts in the 1980s. They took the form of bears, in a range of sizes and guises. Although highly collectible, they are a distant second to Roberts’s most notable creation, Cabbage Patch Kids, in the general desirability stakes.

Background

Created by Xavier Roberts, Furskins were produced by Panosh Place, Roberts’s Original Appalachian Artworks and Coleco from 1983 to the late 1980s.

The range featured:

  • 16 five-inch high poseable bears (Eight originals followed by a further eight produced due to the popularity of the first set)
  • 16 plush 22-inch high bears
  • Six small plush bears

Each bear featured its own name, character background and clothes.

Separate clothing and a playset was also available to collect.

Xavier Roberts

US-born inventor Xavier Roberts has produced a number of dolls and stuffed toys for children through his Original Appalachian Artwork company, most notably the Cabbage Patch Kids.

From 1982, Coleco began mass production of Cabbage Patch Kids.

20 million Cabbage Patch Kids were sold in 1984 and by 1999, 95 million had been sold around the globe.

How much are Xavier Roberts Furskins worth?

Plush 22-inch high Furksins can sell for between $1 to $30 online, depending on condition and desirability.

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