Welcome to our web site and the Cabbage Patch Kids Fantasy Land that we have created.
We are Joe and Pat Prosey of Leonardtown, Maryland and have been collecting Cabbage Patch Kids since 1985. It all started with Meg, (our first Coleco girl) and Kevin, (our first Coleco boy). Kevin, (with his dad’s help) has written many articles about his adventures in the Cabbage Patch Newsletters and gained much notoriety. In 1993 Kevin became one of the few Mass Market Kids hand signed by Xavier Roberts, the creator of the Kids.
In 1986, our collection started growing in leaps and bounds as we traveled from state to state visiting every toy store that we could find. It was not until 1988 that we discovered the Original Kids on our first trip to Babyland General Hospital, the home of the Cabbage Patch Kids. By 1989, our collection amounted to over 500 Kids and we decided that it should be called something. The name we choose was MAGIC CRYSTAL VALLEY, (see MUSEUM HISTORY). In January of 1991 we also opened a store using the same name.
By December 1993, we had adopted 2,000 Cabbage Patch Kids for our private collection and hundreds of memorabilia pieces. Later that year we were approached by O.A.A., the licensee of Cabbage Patch Kids to discuss becoming an adoption center for the Original Cabbage Patch Kids. We had talked to the O.A.A. staff and Xavier Roberts many times and they all knew of our collection and store. On September 10, 1994 we opened the only Official Cabbage Patch Kids Adoption Center in Maryland.
In January 1995, our collection had reached 2,500 Kids and was featured on Fox FX Collectibles show from New York and WJZ-TV 13 in Baltimore, Maryland. On April 1, 1995 we held our first adoption event in the store. It was so successful that we made a decision to design our own log building to accommodate our collection and Adoption Center in one place.
Our collection reached 3,000 Kids and close to a thousand pieces of memorabilia by January 1997. We were again featured on the Fox FX Collectibles show this time in our partially completed building.
On February 14, 1999 we opened the doors to our new building and collection, now called the museum. In attendance for this event were our closest C.P.K. friends and a member of the O.A.A. staff. Now our collection had reached 3,500 kids and a thousand memorabilia items.
In June of 1999, we held our first C.P.K. collectors event and called it SUMMER ADVENTURE We host this event each year during the first weekend in August and have collectors in attendance from all over the world.
Our collection had grown so much by 2005 that we added another building making a total of 6,000 square feet of space for the 5,000 plus Kids and memorabilia.
On October 25, 2008 Xavier Roberts, the creator of the Cabbage Patch Kids made a visit to see our collection. A 23 year dream had finally come true! During his visit along with his staff from O.A.A. we hosted a signing party event for C.P.K. collectors. O.A.A. had delivered 50 special C.P.K.’s marked just for Magic Crystal Valley!
KEEP THE LOVE ALIVE!