When Coleco introduced Cabbage Patch Kids in 1983, they were a huge media-fueled hit. By Christmas of that year, they had become the "must have" toy of the season and some adults that had once behaved like civilized members of society lost their minds in their quest to get this toy. People drove all over the country to find this doll, fistfights broke out in toy stores, delivery trucks were chased, and clerks and managers were threatened when stock ran out.
You're also probably around my age if you remember the next similar sweep of madness that hit the market with this toy:
'Tickle Me Elmo' brought about another Christmas shopping
So much for peace and goodwill to all. This is not what Christmas is about and the behaviour of these raging adults is absolutely shameful.
Here's a video of the Cabbage Patch Kids craze:
Do you remember these crazed fads?