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.Their heads tend to turn orange and get sticky and they are prone to Pox.They are a bit harder to find and very sought after by US collectors. Remember finding a CPK from a foreign factory does not guarantee rarity or high value.The value of these kids depends on condition and originality.
Pox is a mold or fungus that grows in the plastic and is activated by extreme climates Keep those P and PMI kids cool and dry.
It is important to be able to identify CPK by sight, many times I have seen CPK switched and do not match the box they are in.
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.
Some kids are hand signed by Xavier, mostly Softies, but some MM kids were signed at collector events.