Head Molds Of Coleco Cabbage Patch Dolls
The molds used for the heads of the Coleco Cabbage Patch Dolls dictates the facial features and expressions of the doll. Some CPKs have dimples, or teeth, or (removable) pacifiers - all of these features are dictated by the head mold used . For those CPKs manufactured by Coleco, which head mold was used can have a significant impact on the current value of the doll.
- Coleco Head Mold #1 has no dimples, and is most often seen in the early Coleco CPKs made in 1983 and 1984.
- Coleco Head Mold #2 has two dimples and a longer nose. This is one of the most common Coleco head molds.
- Coleco Head Mold #3 has one dimple on the left side.
- Coleco Head Mold #4 has two dimples and a removable pacifier. These "paci kids", as they are known among collectors, are more valuable than some with the other head molds.
- Coleco Head Mold #5 has two dimples and a single front tooth. This head mold was especially common in the CPK Twins. Some of the #5 kids came with retainers or 'headgear'.
- Coleco Head Mold #6 has one dimple on the left side, a removable pacifier, and a considerably wider face than #4.
- Coleco Head Mold #8 has a wider face with a dimple on the left side. This head mold has larger ears, as most of these CPKs came with glasses - the glasses won't stay on the CPKs with smaller ears.
After mold number eight , the head molds get progressively uglier . Not surprisingly, these dolls tend not to be worth has much as those with the earlier head molds.
Besides the variation in head molds, CPKs also came with a variety of eye sizes and colours. Some CPKs had small eyes, others had large ones. The most common eye colours were blue, green, and brown, but CPKs with violet eyes were also produced.
While some Cabbage Patch Kids are "baldies", most CPKs have yarn hair. Cabbage Patch Kids have been produced with black, brown, light brown, blond, red, and orange hair. Not surprisingly, there is a wider variation among hairstyles in the girl dolls than in the boys.. Infant CPKs sometimes have a single tuft, rather than a full head of yarn hair. Hairstyle is another factor that can influence the value of a CPK to a collector.
Hairstyles on boy Cabbage Patch Kids have included:
- Loops, in which the hair consists of approximately 1 inch loops throughout.
- Shag, in which the hair consists of approximately 1 inch straight hair, like a shag carpet.
- Fuzzy, in which the hair feels and looks more like the fur on a stuffed animal than like yarn hair. These dolls tend to be more valuable than other boy CPKs.
Hairstyles on girl Cabbage Patch Kids have included:
- Loops, similar to the style in boys, in which the hair consists of approximately 1 inch loops throughout.
- Ponytails, both single and double, with a few rows of loops for bangs.
- Braids, tied with ribbons, with a few rows of loops for bangs. Most CPKs with braids have 2 braids, but some were produced with a single braid.