FLASHBACK 1983: Cabbage Patch Kids going fast at Zayre in Jackso - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

FLASHBACK 1983: Cabbage Patch Kids going fast at Zayre in Jackson

December 17, 1983 (Source: WLBT) December 17, 1983 (Source: WLBT)
December 17, 1983 (Source: WLBT) December 17, 1983 (Source: WLBT)
December 17, 1983 (Source: WLBT) December 17, 1983 (Source: WLBT)
December 17, 1983 (Source: WLBT) December 17, 1983 (Source: WLBT)
December 17, 1983 (Source: WLBT) December 17, 1983 (Source: WLBT)

FLASHBACK to DECEMBER 17, 1983: Dozens of people line up outside the only Jackson store that has any Cabbage Patch Kids left to sell. The dolls were all the rage that Christmas, and when word got out that the Zayre store in south Jackson was getting a new shipment, a line formed almost immediately.

When the doors opened at 7:00 that morning, the manager let only a few customers in at a time, and each had only fifteen seconds to pick out a doll and take it to the register. Within eight minutes, all 75 had been sold.

Cabbage Patch Kids are still around today. Zayre is not, but on December 17, 1983, it was one of the most popular places in town.

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