Look for the factory code which is 1, 2 or 3 letters, sometimes accompanied by a number.The Coleco factory codes are OK, KT, IC, UT, P, PMI, SS, and WS.Please visit the helpful links on the links page if what you are looking for is not here.
If possible, always ask questions about the tag, signature, and head stamp info if pictures are not included.
Signatures 1983 - Black 1984 - Green Preemies and Foreign kids had Black siggies this year 1985 - Blue 1986 - Red 1987 - Aqua1988 - Lavender1989 - Rose Xavier Roberts signature is on the bum of each authentic Cabbage Patch Kid. If there is no date the year can be identified by color.
Coleco Editions 1983-1989 Cabbage Patch Kids were introduced in 1983. Specialty lines introduced in 1985: Twins, World Travelers, Western Kids to go with Show Ponies. When it comes to Coleco kids I like OK factory kids the most as they are generally not prone to any skin conditions.
Kids were 16-18 inches tall depending on the factory. P and PMI factory kids are taller and have skinny hands and feet, the eyes are smaller looking, but have nice rich eye paint and good blushing.
Some kids are hand signed by Xavier, mostly Softies, but some MM kids were signed at collector events.