Zayre and the Cabbage Patch Kids layaway scandal
A woman was shocked to learn why her Cabbage Patch Kid was no longer on layaway in 1984. (WJAR)
As far as popular toys during Christmas seasons down through the years, few caused as much controversy as the craze over Cabbage Patch Kids.
NBC 10 did a story on Feb. 1, 1984, about an "inside-job-scam" to meet demand for the dolls.