Most popular Christmas toys 1984: Cabbage Patch Kids (Image: Mark Avery - PA Photos)

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At the peak of their popularity in 1984 the Cabbage Patch Kids were a must-have toy for Christmas.

Parents across the US flocked to stores to try to obtain one of the dolls for their children, with fights occasionally erupting in the aisles.

Branded products related to the Cabbage Patch Dolls franchise generated over $2 million in revenue in 1984 alone. But thereafter sales declined precipitously and the toy manufacturer Coleco went bankrupt four years later.

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