1986 dolls

Identifying dolls and accessories: 1986-1987 | 2012-2015

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Fashions: 1986 | 1987 | 1988

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Extras: 1986-1987

Packaging: 1986-1988 | 2012-2015

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This set of 8 dolls was the beginning of the doll line, and this look is also how they came to be known by most people, which is also because it's how they were marketed on most merchandise.

The main character was the pinkhaired singer Jem, which was the holographic disguise of the businesswoman Jerrica. Jerrica had a boyfriend called Rio, and Jem's bandmembers were Kimber, Aja and Shana. As for the antagonists, the Misfits were the fashionable rival female band. Each of the dolls came with an outrageous haircolor and outfit.

When the dolls hit the stores in 1986, the animated mini-series had already begun airing on TV, which gave them a good start, except for the fact that Mattel had already managed to release Barbie's interpretation of Rockstar dolls.

All of the dolls this year had 2 Jemstar Points on the back of the boxes. The instrumentals on side B of the doll cassettes have a instrument playing in place of the singing.

  • 4000
    "Off stage, she's Jerrica, the cool chief executive of Starlight Music Corp. On stage, she's Jem the hottest new rock star to hit the music scene!".

    Jerrica runs the record company Starlight Music, who transforms into Jem, the truly outrageous singer Jem of the band the Holograms. This is the doll you need to have if you love Jem. This doll came in her iconic shiny pink minidress and glittery belt, tights and shoes. Infact this is two dolls in one. By hiding the pink hair under a hat and switching to an extra outfit, and reversing the belt, she becomes Jerrica. This was often misinterpreted in official artwork of other products, as if Jem had blonde and pink hair visible both at once, while the pink hair if the doll is supposed to be slightly covering the blonde.

    Instead of a cassette and instrument, this doll came with a pretend microphone since she is the singer, she also came with red round or starshaped earrings that blink when you turn on a switch on her back (A-76 battery operated lights that were included). On many dolls the earrings still work even after all these years, but it can be recommended to remove the old batteries before they eventually start leaking. You'll need to screw open the cover on the back. Laser pointers batteries is a good match. Leaking batteries may cause the quite uncovered PCB to be ruined which means the earrings won't work even if replacing the batteries.

    This doll doesn't share facemold with any of the other dolls, not even the other dolls of Jem herself, because after this doll, Hasbro decided they wanted to update her look and give her a smiling facemold.

    Jem's pink hair can fade into white by too much sunlight. It's one of the most common dolls of the entire Jem doll line to find loose, but still paradoxically the most expensive of the Jem/Jerrica dolls to buy if sold in box or atleast complete with all accessories.

    Hasbro made an update to the earrings, which were originally shaped as bulbs, but were changed to stars to resemble the cartoon (which is actually a piece of clear pink plastic placed over the regular round earrings, like on Glitter 'n Gold Jem and Flash 'n Sizzle Jem). This update also featured other tights in a shape that only otherwise appeared on the 1987 dolls, which speaks for that this original release of Jem was also available in 1987, probably since the main character and look was so popular. Back of box. Box liner. Prototype.

    Contents:
    Stage dress (for Jem): Light pink lamé fabric mini-dress with medium length sleeves, and a diagonal cut at the bottom with a slit in the long end. Velcro closure in back that opens it halfway. May turn a quite different violet color if very worn.

    Belt: Double layered fabrics and a diagonal cut down until the white fringes start where it goes upwards in a diagonal cut again. Silver brocade with glittery blue stickers in shape of three lines and a dot (for Jem) which reverses to white fabric with no stickers (for Jerrica). Velcro closure in the ends.

    Tights: Slightly stretchy iridescent white with elastic waist. Or stretchy light pink with zigzag silver threads and elastic waist. The light pink ones were a variation released on some dolls, apparently only appeared on dolls with starshaped earrings.

    Shoes (for Jem): Pink chromed pumps with silver chromed inside. A variation is that some are alot more red, but still chromed of course, perhaps it's only ones that came with the starshaped earrings re-relase of this doll.

    Bracelet: Chromed with a pink "gemstone". Only this doll and Flash 'n Sizzle Jem came with this shape of bracelet, but Flash 'n Sizzle had a yellow one with a white gem.

    Microphone (for Jem): Pink with a silver metallic top.

    Hat (For Jerrica): White stretchy fabric with thin vertical aqua stripes, same fabric as the daytime dress, with aqua elastic band to keep it in place.

    Daytime dress (for Jerrica): Elastic white loose fitting cotton mini-dress with thin aqua vertical stripes. Consists of two pieces of the same fabric, front and back sewn together and simply cut off at sleeves and bottom.

    Sunglasses (for Jerrica): Turquoise transparent plastic. Similar colored glasses came with the Flipside fashions Rock Country and Sophisticated Lady.

    Hairpick: Iridescent white comb with rounded top and the Jem logo embossed on both sides.

    Shoes (for Jerrica): Light blue almost aqua colored pumps.

    Stand: Oval transparent dark pink (darker than the Holograms' stands) plastic base, with the Jem logo embossed from the underside in the middle of it. With a separate piece that attaches to the hole in the base, to hold the leg of the doll.

    Poster: With first edition back.

    Insert: Instructions.


    International:
    Mexico: Dress (Jem) (variation). Hat (Jerrica). Dress (Jerrica). Shoes (Jem). Shoes (Jerrica). Jem doll (pure). [Picture by RHC] Jem doll (hybrid). [Picture by RHC] Jerrica doll (pure). [Picture by RHC] Jerrical doll (hybrid). [Picture by RHC] Box back. [Picture by RHC]
    France
    Holland
    Italy
    Spain: Box liner. [Pictures by RHC and stramberd]
    Sweden: Bulb earrings.
    Germany
    Spain

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the cartoon episode "The Beginning". The doll has straight hair and the blonde hair visible even when she is Jem, while the cartoon character has completely pink hair which is different lenghts all the way down. In the cartoon episodes "Truly Outrageous" five parter, and partly in "In Stitches", Jerrica has shorter hair than the doll, which was fixed for the episode "Starbright Part One: 'Falling Star'". Jem's fashion appeared from the first episode in the cartoon, but with a red belt, no tights, and only sometimes with a bracelet that didn't match the one of the doll. Then re-designed from the episode "Starbright Part One: 'Falling Star'", into having a white belt to resemble the doll more, but still no tights nor bracelet. Jerrica's fashion appeared from the first episode in the cartoon, but with pink and blue colored stripes on the dress and hat, a red belt, and no tights. From the episode "Starbright Part 2: 'Colliding Stars'" it was re-designed into being white and blue, but now with no hat, and still no tights. The doll differs from the cartoon makeup by consisting of three colors instead of just pink.

    Other info on this site:
    Cartoon character description.
    Cartoon fashions.
    Instruments.


  • 4202/4005 Asst.
    "JEM's fabulous musical group the Holograms: Kimber, Shana and Aja are high energy in motion!".

    Jerrica's little sister with striking red hair, plays keyboard and writes the songs for the Holograms. Her hair goes from long on one side to shorter on the other.

    Kimber was originally meant to be the guitar player of the group, which can still be found a sign of in the first episode where she plays an acoustic guitar. And notice at the end of Kimber's keyboard, a remain from the creating process, when Jem was still going to be called "M". She has a mouche on her right cheek, like Stormer, but higher up. A somewhat strict outfit, which is a style she also continued for other fashions in the cartoon, but the pink blouse is actually sewn into the jacket. She is also the only one of the Holograms with pants.

    Shares facemold with Roxy, and the second year doll Video. Like the other Holograms dolls, Aja and Shana, this doll was re-released in 1987, with a different shape of the box, new fashion, and a slightly different look of the guitar. Unlike the 1987 release, this doll has no earring holes.

    Variations: Hair: Bangs is straight up or laying down. Makeup: The pink in the eyeshadow is either dark (original) or bright pink.

    Back of box. Box liner. Prototype.

    Contents:
    Jacket: White velveteen with light blue lamé lapels and ruffled dark pink lamé fabric sticking out like a blouse from inside the lapels and at the ends of the sleeves. One plastic button closure on front.

    Pants: Light blue lamé fabric. Velcro closure with plastic button above in the back.

    Socks: Stretchy white fishnet.

    Shoes: Dark pink plastic pumps. 1986 Flipside fashion "Like A Dream" and 1986 On Stage fashion "Command Performance" came with shoes in a similar color.

    Keyboard: Light pink plastic with white and purple keys and tuning knobs. With a silver strap for the doll to hold it.

    Hairpick: Light pink plastic comb with round top where the Jem logo is embossed on both sides.

    Stand: Oval transparent dark pink plastic base, with the Jem logo embossed from the underside in the middle of it. With a separate piece that attaches to the hole in the base, to hold the leg of the doll.

    Cassette: White plastic real working music cassette tape, with white sticker and pink text on it.
    Songs:
    "Jem Theme" - Jem and the Holograms/The Misfits
    "Only The Beginning" - Jem and the Holograms
    "Twilight In Paris" - Jem and the Holograms

    Poster: With white back (probably came with first edition back aswell).

    Audition Contest insert.

    International:
    Mexico: Contents: Jacket. Pants. Keyboard (broken). Doll (pure). [Picture by RHC] Doll (hybrid). [Picture by RHC]
    France
    Holland
    Italy
    Spain: Back of box. [Pictures by RHC]
    Sweden: Version with the lower hairline and lighter makeup.
    Germany
    Spain

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "The Beginning". In the cartoon her hair is not different lenghts from one side to another, and it's cut in different lenghts here and there. In the cartoon Kimber has no blue nor a mouche on her cheek, but only has the pink which covers the area between her eyes and eyebrows off stage, and further below the eyes like Jem's while on stage. Fashion looks very similar, but the lapels on her jacket were white with only a border of lightblue, and she didn't wear socks in the cartoon. In the cartoon her keyboard is on a stand, while the doll has a handheld keytar. Atleast both are pink though.

    Other info on this site:
    Cartoon character description.
    Cartoon fashions.
    Instruments.


  • 4201/4005 Asst. [Picture by Rudy]
    "JEM's fabulous musical group the Holograms: Kimber, Shana and Aja are high energy in motion!".

    The Holograms' athletic asian guitar player, who was actually at first the only member who played guitar in the cartoon. Although Hasbro at one point meant for her to be the drum player.

    Apparently one of the most popular dolls of the entire line in the 80's, and perhaps the most high quality one. Her bright blue hair is quite flat and cut into layers. She doesn't share facemold with any other doll. She is meant to be asian, which is not as obvious on the doll as in the cartoon. She has alot going on with colors and shapes in her makeup, and is the only doll of the entire line that has some metallic makeup, the blue shapes below her eyes. Like the Stormer doll, her eyebrows matches her haircolor.

    Surprising that they gave her a snakeskin pattern on her skirt, which seems more in line with the Misfits wild fashions, like their white tiger patterns. Her beautiful high quality belt is entirely full of sequins, which is something rare for this line, since (with the exception of gems) sequins were only used otherwise for Stormer and for the Onstage fashion "Twilight In Paris". Also her multicolored tights is a high quality piece.

    Like the other Holograms dolls, Kimber and Shana, this doll was re-released in 1987, with a different shape of the box, new fashion, and a slightly different look of the guitar. Unlike the 1987 release, this doll has no earring holes. Back of box. Box liner. Prototype.

    Contents:
    Shirt: Violet lamé fabric with semi-long sleeves, and foam rubber shoulder pads inside. Velcro closure in back, opens halfway.

    Mini-skirt.: Shiny violet and dark turquoise snakeskin pattern fabric with slit in front. Velcro closure in back opens halfway.

    Belt: Consists of round violet sequins, with velcro closure in the ends.

    Tights: Stretchy multicolored with elastic waist.

    Shoes: Light pink plastic pumps.

    Guitar: Lightblue plastic with blue glitter sticker on it with details such as strings and tuning knobs. With a silver strap for the doll to hold it.

    Hairpick: Dark pink comb with rounded top and the Jem logo embossed on both sides.

    Stand: Oval transparent dark pink plastic base, with the Jem logo embossed from the underside in the middle of it. With a separate piece that attaches to the hole in the base, to hold the leg of the doll.

    Cassette: White plastic real working music cassette tape, with white sticker and pink text on it. In the chorus of the song "Like A Dream", the vocals can be heard in the background.
    Songs:
    "Jem Theme" - Jem and the Holograms/The Misfits
    "Like A Dream" - Jem and the Holograms
    "She's Got The Power" - Jem and the Holograms

    Poster: With first edition back.

    International:
    Mexico: Contents: Shirt. Cassette. [Picture by Peter Irwin at dolly-dealers] Doll (pure). [Picture by RHC] Doll (hybrid). [Picture by RHC]
    France
    Holland
    Italy
    Spain: Back of box. [Pictures by RHC]
    Sweden
    Germany

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon; Introduced in the episode "The Beginning". Hair is quite close, but the layers are more straight on the doll. One of the few examples where you can clearly tell the cartoon makeup was based on the corresponding doll, although the orange/red parts are missing in the cartoon. This fashion appeared from the first episode in the cartoon. The tights look a bit different, but is probably the best they could do as a cartoon version. She has atleast two different guitars in the cartoon, only one of which atleast has a very similar shape, but is pink.

    Other info on this site:
    Cartoon character description.
    Cartoon fashions.
    Instruments.


  • 4203/4005 Asst.
    "JEM's fabulous musical group the Holograms: Kimber, Shana and Aja are high energy in motion!".

    Shana is a fashion designer and at first drummer in the cartoon but then guitar player. Which is why she still comes with a guitar in the 1987 release. The doll line hadn't decided who played what in time for the cartoon, but it was up to the cartoon to solve this in the two-parter episodes "The Talent Search" by introducing the drummer Raya.

    This is one of my favorite dolls of this first year. Shana is an african-american doll with big violet curly hair, which is tied with a hairbow. She has a nice match of violet colors from her hair, shiny fabric dress, and down to her shoes. She is the only doll of the entire line that came with nothing on her legs, and the only one other than Pizzazz that got panties.

    Her jacket appears to have been shorter early on in development according to the cartoon version. Perhaps the rarest of the first edition dolls. Shares facemold with Stormer and the second year doll Synergy, both with more or less curly hair. Like the other Holograms dolls, Kimber and Aja, this doll was re-released in 1987, with a different shape of the box, new fashion, and a slightly different look of the guitar. Unlike the 1987 release, this doll has no earring holes. Variations: Hair: High (original) or low hairline.

    Back of box. Box liner.

    Contents:
    Hairbow: Iridescent white fabric with an elastic white band.

    Jacket: Silver lamé with silver epaulettes on the shoulders, and no closure.

    Dress: Shiny violet sleeveless mini-dress, with ruffled vertical line in the middle down to the slit.

    Panties: Light pink with elastic waist.

    Shoes: Violet plastic pumps.

    Guitar: Dark pink plastic with dark pink glitter sticker on it with details such as strings and tuning knobs. With a golden strap for the doll to hold it.

    Hairpick: Dark pink comb with rounded top and the Jem logo embossed on both sides.

    Stand: Oval transparent dark pink plastic base, with the Jem logo embossed from the underside in the middle of it. With a separate piece that attaches to the hole in the base, to hold the leg of the doll.

    Cassette: White plastic real working music cassette tape, with white sticker and pink text on it. The song "Too Close", had a longer title in the cartoon, "Too Close For Comfort", but also changed to this shorter title in a later episode of the cartoon.
    Songs:
    "Jem Theme" - Jem and the Holograms/The Misfits
    "Gettin' Down To Business" - Jem and the Holograms
    "Too Close" - Jem and the Holograms

    Poster: With first edition back.

    MTV jacket offer.

    Insert: Hints on how to dress Jem.

    International:
    France
    Mexico: The hair is more blue. Contents: Hairbow. Jacket. Dress. Panties. Shoes. Guitar. Stand. Doll (pure). Doll (hybrid). [Picture by RHC]
    Holland
    Italy
    Sweden: The version with the lower hairline.
    Germany
    Spain

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "The Beginning". All her hair is held back on the head in a hairbow, after which all the curliness starts. This was interpreted very differently in the books which made in a regular afro, and in the cartoon she got an afro in a more oval shape, with no hairbow. Her makeup is perhaps the most drastically different of all characters, compared to the cartoon equivalent, in color and shape. In the cartoon she had orange eyeshadow and pink lines on her cheeks. Wore sandals instead of pumps in the cartoon. Played drums in the cartoon, while the doll came with a guitar, which was actually fixed from the episode "The Talent Search Part 1", where she becomes the guitar player but with a different looking guitar. But in "The Music Awards Part 1" Deidre is seen playing a guitar that looks like Shana's doll guitar.

    Other info on this site:
    Cartoon character description.
    Cartoon fashions.
    Instruments.


  • 4204/4010 Asst.
    "The mischievous musical group and JEM's beautiful adversaries - The Misfits!". Pizzazz, Stormer, Roxy - they'll do anything to undermine Jem and The Holograms even sabotage their concerts!".

    The mean and spoiled leader and singer of the Misfits who also plays guitar. Although the pictures don't do her justice, her hair is so neon yellow hair that it almost glows. Where else could you find neon hair like this, other than My Little Ponies?

    You couldn't tell for sure this doll was one of the bad guys, because regardless of that makeup, white tiger pattern dress and spiky details of her outfit, she is the only doll out of this first year (except for Aja) that actually smiles, unlike Jem. But perhaps the facemolds were created before they choose what character they would go with. Her guitar is the only one of them all that has a holographic sticker on it, rather than a glittery one. Strangely this doll came without a microphone even though she is a singer. She shares the same face mold as the Raya doll.

    Like the other Misfits, Roxy and Stormer, this doll was re-released in 1987, with a different shape of the box and a slightly different look of the guitar. Back of box. Box liner. Prototype.

    Contents:
    Dress: Stretchy dark pink with a uneven V-shaped piece of white tiger fabrics on top aswell as a piece of dark pink lamé sticking out on one side inbetween. The skirt part consists of a white tiger fabric aswell, also unevenly cut at the bottom, with a sewn on piece of dark pink lamé sticking out from underneath. Opens up entirely on the back, with two pieces of velcro closure, on top and on the skirt part. A variation that may be just between 1st and 2nd edition is how the dress is sewn with white or black thread.

    Belt: Very stretchy neon yellow, cut into slits at both ends, that ties around the waist. Same fabric as sock.

    Panties: Neon yellow ribbed with elastic waist. Same kind of fabric as Shana's, the only other doll to come with panties.

    Sock: Just one, very stretchy neon yellow, for her right foot. Same fabric as belt.

    2 Bracelets: Golden chromed plastic with spikes. Same as Stormer and Roxy came with.

    Shoes: Iridescent grey plastic pumps.

    Guitar: Iridescent gray plastic with golden holographic sticker on it with details such as strings and tuning knobs. With a golden strap for the doll to hold it.

    Hairpick: Purple comb with rounded top and the Jem logo embossed on both sides. Same color as Roxy and Stormer.

    Stand: Oval transparent neon yellow plastic base, with the Jem logo embossed from the underside in the middle of it. With a separate piece that attaches to the hole in the base, to hold the leg of the doll.

    Cassette: Black plastic real working music cassette tape, with black sticker and neon yellow text on it.
    Songs:
    "Jem Theme" - Jem and the Holograms/The Misfits
    "Outta My Way" - The Misfits
    "Makin' Mischief" - The Misfits

    Poster: With first edition back.

    International:
    Mexico
    France
    Holland
    Italy
    Germany
    Spain

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "The Beginning". Her hair is just as neon yellow in the cartoon, or slightly green, unless you are watching the Rhino DVD release where the color is incorrect. The style is similar but messier in the cartoon and different lenghts every here and there. The eyes are perhaps more neon green in the cartoon. The makeup is violet, and as for the rest of the colors and the shape, you can tell it's got the same feeling to it, although quite different in color and shape, especially the cheeks where the doll has yellow rouge while the cartoon has those spiky lines. The doll has a more orange lipstick while the cartoon version has dark pink. The dress that appeared from the first episode looked different from the doll: The tiger fabric had a different shape, and she had a black bandana around her other leg. But from the episode "Starbright Part One: 'Falling Star'", the entire outfit was redesigned to look more like the doll outfit. She wore earrings with this outfit in the cartoon. Guitar looks nothing like the doll version, until the episode "Starbright Part Three: 'Rising Star'".

    Other info on this site:
    Cartoon character description.
    Cartoon fashions.
    Instruments.


  • 4206/4010 Asst.
    "The mischievous musical group and JEM's beautiful adversaries - The Misfits!". Pizzazz, Stormer, Roxy - they'll do anything to undermine Jem and The Holograms even sabotage their concerts!".

    The second guitar player of the Misfits, who is something of Pizzazz' right hand. She actually comes with all white hair, as opposed to Jem/Jerrica's hair which can fade into white by too much sunlight.

    Perhaps the most unique eye makeup, especially being different on the each eye. Her design is also not symmetric in the way that she only had a sleeve on her left arm. Her shiny pants in mixed colors almost seem to hint at hologram theme of this line. And it's a common fabric to find on knock-off dolls by other toycompanies aswell. This is the only doll that comes with a duet on the cassette tape, by Jem and the Holograms and The Misfits.

    Shares facemold with Kimber, and the second year doll Video. Like the other Misfits, Pizzazz and Stormer, this doll was re-released in 1987, with a different shape of the box and a slightly different look of the guitar.

    Variations: Bangs: Bangs, and Color of flame eyeshadow. Back of box. Box liner. Prototype.

    Contents:
    Shirt: Loose fitting purple with fur-like details and short metallic strands more or less covering it, with a left sleeve and none on the right side. Velcro closure in the back, opens halfway. 1987 Music Is Magic fashion "Splashes Of Sound" had a cape and belt in the same fabric.

    Belt: Plastic/leatherlike, diagonal double-edge cut, with three square chrome stickers (same as on Stormer's top) that may come off easily. Velcro closure at the ends.

    Pants: Multicolored lamé with slits at the outer side of the end of the legs. Velcro closure in the back. Sometimes elastic waist. There are variations in pattern fuzziness, waist rubber band or not, cut out bottoms or not. These differences may be just between 1st and 2nd edition.

    2 Bracelets: Golden chromed plastic with spikes. Same as Pizzazz and Stormer came with.

    Shoes: Yellow plastic pumps.

    Guitar: Purple plastic with purple glitter sticker on it with details such as strings and tuning knobs. With a golden strap for the doll to hold it.

    Hairpick: Purple plastic comb with round top where the Jem logo is embossed on both sides. Same color as Pizzazz and Stormer.

    Stand: Oval transparent neon yellow plastic base, with the Jem logo embossed from the underside in the middle of it. With a separate piece that attaches to the hole in the base, to hold the leg of the doll.

    Cassette: Black plastic real working music cassette tape, with black sticker and neon yellow text on it.
    Songs:
    "Jem Theme" - Jem and the Holograms/The Misfits
    "Click/Clash" - Jem and the Holograms/The Misfits
    "Takin' It All". - The Misfits

    Poster: With first edition back.

    International:
    France
    Holland: Came with purple shoes.
    Italy
    Mexico: Contents: guitar.
    Germany
    Spain

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "The Beginning". Makeup is quite recognizable and the eyecolor matches. Although there's no orange around the right eye in the cartoon, and the left eye shape is different, so is the color of her right eyebrow and the color of her lipstick. The outfit she wore from the first episode was different from the doll in several ways: The shirt was black instead of purple, the belt had another shape, the pants had other colors and letters, the shoes were sandals and pink instead of yellow, she wore no bracelet, and she wore a necklace. In the redesigned version she wore from episode "Starbright Part One: 'Falling Star'", the shirt, pants, belt, shoes and bracelet was fixed but the shoecolor remained. In the Jem show intro she has a yellow synthesizer. Sometimes she does have a pink guitar that resembles the doll guitar.

    Other info on this site:
    Cartoon character description.
    Cartoon fashions.
    Instruments.


  • 4205/4010 Asst. [Picture by Rudy]
    "The mischievous musical group and JEM's beautiful adversaries - The Misfits!". Pizzazz, Stormer, Roxy - they'll do anything to undermine Jem and The Holograms even sabotage their concerts!".

    The "nice" Misfit and song writer of the band, comes with very curly blue hair with a flower in it. This seems to be the one design of all dolls the first year that was settled upon from very early on, so perhaps Hasbro were quite satisfied with her look. She is the third guitarplayer of the Misfits, the second blue haired doll and second curly haired doll of the 1986 dolls. Like the Aja doll, her eyebrows matches her haircolor.

    In my opinion her outfit resembles Pizzazz' quite a bit, with the dark pink and the white tiger print. It also makes me think of an 80's Madonna with the mouche on the right cheek. She is the only of the Misfits dolls that comes with a Jem and the Holograms song on her cassette tape, ouch, well I guess it's because she is the nice Misfit, or rather there were no more Misfits songs left to choose from at this point.

    Shares facemold with Shana and the second year doll Synergy, both with more or less curly hair. Like the other Misfits, Pizzazz and Roxy, this doll was re-released in 1987, with a different shape of the box and a slightly different look of the guitar. Back of box. Box liner. Prototype.

    Contents:
    Flower: Orange plastic, which is easily held in place by the curly hair.

    Top: Dark pink stretchy going above one shoulder and with a chromed squareshaped sticker above the bellybutton. At the top of it is a white tiger-pattern piece of fabric With four big black claw sequins hanging down. Velcro closure in her right side.

    Mini-skirt: Black stretchy with elastic waist and a slit at the bottom. Some skirts have a much more visible line where it is sewn togheter in the front. The fabric is sometimes horizontal and sometimes vertical.

    Tights: Black fishnet with elastic waist. A variation of the tights is whether they are fishnet (original), or flowers (like the ones in the 1987 Smashin' Fashion "You Gotta Be Fast").

    2 Bracelets: Golden chromed plastic with spikes. Same as Pizzazz and Roxy came with.

    Shoes: Dark pink plastic pumps. Some European dolls came with yellow shoes, like the Dutch ones.

    Guitar: Yellow plastic with yellow glitter sticker on it with details such as strings and tuning knobs. With a golden strap for the doll to hold it.

    Hairpick: Purple plastic comb with round top where the Jem logo is embossed on both sides. Same color as Pizzazz and Roxy.

    Stand: Oval transparent neon yellow plastic base, with the Jem logo embossed from the underside in the middle of it. With a separate piece that attaches to the hole in the base, to hold the leg of the doll.

    Cassette: Black plastic real working music cassette tape, with black sticker and neon yellow text on it.
    Songs:
    "Jem Theme" - Jem and the Holograms/The Misfits
    "Winning is Everything" - The Misfits
    "Music Is Magic" - Jem and the Holograms

    Poster: With first edition back.

    International:
    Mexico
    France
    Holland: The doll was called "Stormer van de Misfits". Came with yellow shoes.
    Italy
    Spain
    Germany

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "The Beginning". While the doll has supercurly hair, the curls are not that obvious in the cartoon, where it's more straight. The flower in her hair is in opposite to the doll, always on her right side in her hair in the cartoon. In the cartoon she has only one bracelet, which is in the same shape, but pink. Her tights have a larger pattern of fishnet in the cartoon, and appear alot darker on the doll. From the episode "Starbright Part One: 'Falling Star'" her bracelet and anklet is removed. In the cartoon she first has a guitar that looks nothing like the doll version, then she gets a yellow synthesizer which atleast is the same color as the doll guitar.

    Other info on this site:
    Cartoon character description.
    Cartoon fashions.
    Instruments.


  • 4015
    "He's JEM's road manager and Jerrica's boyfriend! Will Rio ever find out that the two special ladies in his life are one and the same?".

    This is one of my favorite dolls this first year. Rio comes with purple combable hair. But unlike the other dolls, he has no makeup, no jewelry, no instrument or mike. Well he is simply no rockstar. But Jerrica's boyfriend and the Holograms' road manager. But this fashion he was released in, is very colorful, perhaps even for an 80's man.

    Introduced with this doll is a new type of shoes, for male feet, along with a thicker holder for the male legs on the stand. He also gets his own briefcase. His skincolor is slightly more tan than Jem's, and the rubbery plastic of his head often turns shiny after all these years.

    He even got his own set of doll fashions. Well in the first year his fashions were for some reason mixed with the Misfits Smashin' fashions, but in the second year he got his own "Rio Fashions". Hasbro were smart to give him a similar enough body type to be able to wear fashions for Barbie's Ken, only the head size different alot. His cassette fittingly contains songs from the cartoon that are about him.

    Rio was the only male doll in the entire line, but he also came in a second edition with slightly darker and shorter hair.

    Having the highest production number of all the dolls this year, may be a clue to why this outfit never appeared in the cartoon, since it was probably not finished yet. Infact he seems to have had brown hair at one point according to early box art. Back of box. Box liner.

    Contents:
    Jacket: Purple with vertical strands in red/green/lightblue/white/black/orange, with rolled up sleeves and a little plastic aqua button on front.

    Shirt: Stretchy sleeveless yellow with a special design print. Velcro closure in back, opens all the way.

    Pants: Stretchy dark purple with sewn-on white belt with metallic golden belt buckle. Velcro closure in back.

    Shoes: Rubbery violet sneakers.

    Briefcase: Light violet plastic, that can be opened. With a sticker only on one side.

    Hairpick: Violet plastic comb with round top where the Jem logo is embossed on both sides.

    Stand: Oval transparent purple plastic base, with the Jem logo embossed from the underside in the middle of it. With a separate piece that attaches to the hole in the base, to hold the leg of the doll. The legholder is wider and shorter to fit his leg.

    Cassette: White plastic real working music cassette tape, with white sticker and purple text on it.
    Songs:
    "Jem Theme" - Jem and the Holograms/The Misfits
    "Deception" - Jem and the Holograms
    "I Got My Eye On You" - Jem and the Holograms

    Poster: With first edition back.

    International:
    France: Poster with white back. Perhaps slightly longer hair.
    Holland/Belgium.
    Italy: Poster with white back. Back of box. (sunbleached box in these pictures)
    Sweden
    Germany

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "The Beginning". His hair perhaps appeared a bit darker purple, especially in the first five episodes, but the hairstyle looks very similar. His eyes were more blue than turquoise in the cartoon. Fashion never appeared in the cartoon. His regular outfit in the cartoon was less colorful and more simple.

    Other info on this site:
    Cartoon character description.
    Cartoon fashions.
    Instruments.

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