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Dan Knowlton Owns More Than 600 Cabbage Patch Kids, Calls Them His Children (PHOTOS)

10/09/2012 02:33 pm ET
Solent News & Photo Agency

He's single, ladies.

Dan Knowlton has amassed a collection of more than 600 Cabbage Patch Kids dolls since the 1980s, according to the Daily Mail.

"My Cabbage Patch Kids are my children," Knowlton said. "They're easier to cope with. They have a few hand-me-down clothes from my nieces, and I've even made a few outfits for them over the years."

Three rooms of Knowlton's apartment are taken up by his "kids," who he spends hours each week changing and dusting. He also cleans their beds, chairs and shelves, where they live.

"They now take up most of my home and I couldn't say how much I have spent buying them," Knowlton said. "I love their individuality. As the all cloth dolls have been hand stitched each one is different."

Knowlton's huge collection is puny compared to Joe and Pat Prosey's glut of dolls. The couple are the proud "parents" of 5,000 Cabbage Patch Kids and one human daughter. Their collection is valued at around $1 million.

The couple's dolls live in a 6,000 square foot home while the Prosey's themselves live in a 1,000 square foot mobile home, according to Anderson Live.

"I know they care about me and they love their kids and I think that’s great, but I always tried to distance myself,” the couple's daughter, Vikki said. “He (Kevin, her parents’ prized Cabbage Patch Kid) got his pictures on the Walk of Fame... I just kept walking the other way like I didn’t know them.”

Cabbage Patch zealots can join the Collector's Club. For $30 a year, Cabbage Patch fanatics get access to the "Members Only" collection of dolls, an exclusive collector pin, a custom club binder and invites to member-only events throughout the year.

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