1988 dolls
unreleased

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

Dolls: 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015

Fashions: 1986 | 1987 | 1988

Playsets: 1986-1988 | 2013-2014

Extras: 1986-1987

Packaging: 1986-1988 | 2012-2015

For fun: Dolls unplanned | Similar Dolls

There were plans for several dolls that were never released before the doll line was discontinued. Some were revealed in the Hasbro Pre-Toy Fair 1988 catalog, while others have just been revealed by people who worked on the show or shown up in pictures of prototypes.

Many of these actually made it into the cartoon, in the very last episodes, so we got a good idea what they were all about. And as for Graphix, she was thoroughly described in Christy Marx's Jem bible.

Although the Rockin' Romance Jem doll has actually shown up, and didn't contain any cassette, it's pretty likely that some of these dolls would, like the Stingers who had quite enough songs and even their own theme.

  • 4004
    "JEM's ready for a rockin' romance and she has the most outrageous hair ever!".

    This is the only one of the unreleased dolls that has actually shown up complete in it's box. The first time this doll is known to have been available for sale on the internet, was in January 16 of 1999, when one was put up for auction at eBay, with the title "Jem Rockin Romance MIB". The location of the seller, was Rhode Island, and this doll was made in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. It has very long crimped blonde hair. After that, several has shown up and sold pretty expensive. It doesn't seem to include a cassette. Some of the accessories that this doll was to come with, was later released with Maxie and Sindy dolls, or very similar looking ones in the same colors. One example is the 1989 Three Wishes Sindy which shared the earrings and perhaps even the necklace. 1988 Perfect Prom Maxie doll came with probably the same shape and color white pearl necklace. Box liner. Prototype. Prototype box. [Real doll pictures by Jeff Bolton]

    Contents: Dress. Hair tie. Tights. Necklace. Earrings. 2 bracelets. Shoes. Microphone. A picture of Rio. Hairpick. Stand.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "The Day The Music Died". The doll has the blonde hair visible even when she is Jem. The doll's hair is wavy, while the cartoon version isn't. The doll doesn't wear the star earrings as in the cartoon. Jem has no tights in the cartoon. The same kind of necklace or very similar and in the same color, can be found on some released fashions in the Maxie line.

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


  • American Beauty Jem 4007
    "JEM's new star-spangled look is sure to set off fireworks!".

    Jem's new all american style, in red white and blue. Appeared in a cartoon episode where Jem and the Holograms tour the country, which ends with a song about America. The Holograms all wore a similar corresponding dress, which all looked the same each other and probably wasn't meant to be released in the doll line. Prototype.

    Contents: Dress. Hairpiece. Tights. Boa. Earrings. 2 bracelets. Shoes. Microphone. Hairpick. Stand.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Rock N' Roll Express". The doll has the blonde hair visible even when she is Jem. The doll's hair is wavy, while the cartoon version isn't. The dolls hairpiece looks a little different, the earrings have only one star instead of two, has tights, and blue shoes instead of black.

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


  • Astral
    "Astral is a magician who creates magical stage shows for JEM and the Holograms!".

    A professional stage magician, trained by a student of Harry Houdini, although she keeps a skeptic mind to the supernatural. This was to be the only doll except for Jem and Danse of course, that was going to have more than one color of her hair. Was originally going to be called "Magic". Prototype.

    Contents: Hairpiece. Earrings. Jacket. Top. Shorts. Tights. Shoes. Dove. Hairpick. Stand.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "That Old Houdini Magic". The hair band was yellow instead of pink and much smaller in the cartoon, the earrings were yellow instead of blue, the jacket had alot of white in it.

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


  • Regine
    "Famous designer, Regine, keeps the band in top fashion with her fabulous creations!".

    The new fashion designer from France, and friend of Danielle and Shana, and the other Holograms. Introduces a new haircolor to the Jem line, turquoise. Was originally going to be called Paris. Prototype. Prototype larger.

    Contents: Hairpiece. Earrings. Dress. Armbands. Tights. Shoes. Briefcase. Hairpick. Stand.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Straight From The Heart". The doll seems to have much longer hair, and the doll's hairpiece has black dots. Then there are some small differences in the dress design.

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


  • Hollywood Jem

    Jem is nominated for an academy award for her role in Starbright, and decides to take up her acting career. This is the story in the two-parter cartoon episode by the same name, which was written to introduce this new glamorous Jem doll. This may very well have been planned as one of the more expensive dolls, judging by all the energy put into it, with a corresponding cartoon two-parter episode, and it's own theme song. Alot of speculations have revolved this doll, as to what outfit it was really meant to be released in. See the 2012 Hollywood Jem, for example of another one of the outfits.

    Contents: Dress. Pumps. Necklace. Hairpick. Stand.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Hollywood Jem Part Two: And The Winner Is...".

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


  • Riot of the Stingers
    The charismatic leadsinger of the group is a perfectionist who hopes to convince Jem she is destined to be his. Larger Artwork. [Picture by Jem's Space]

    Contents: Jacket. Shirt. Pants. Boots (or shoes with a fabric cover). Guitar. Hairpick. Stand.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "The Stingers Hit Town Part 1". Hair appears to be somewhat curlier than what we could see in the cartoon. This fashion appeared from the episode "The Stingers Hit Town Part One" in the cartoon. The pants didn't look this glittering in the cartoon. In the cartoon he usually didn't play a guitar, but when he did it looked different in shape.

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


  • Rapture of the Stingers
    The guitar player who loves to combine her interest in the supernatural with playing mind games on people. Was first going to be called Fantasy. Larger. Artwork. [Picture by Jem's Space]

    Contents: Dress. Tights. Earrings. 2 bracelets. Pumps. Guitar. Hairpick. Stand.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "The Stingers Hit Town Part 1". This fashion appeared from the episode "The Stingers Hit Town Part One" in the cartoon.

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


  • Minx of the Stingers
    The german member of the group, who plays synthesizer and loves stealing men from other women. Larger. Artwork. [Picture by Jem's Space]

    Contents: Hat. Top. Pants. Pumps. Tambourine. Hairpick. Stand.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "The Stingers Hit Town Part 1". This fashion appeared from the episode "The Stingers Hit Town Part One" in the cartoon. The belt had a different design in the cartoon. The shoes weren't pumps but high boots in the cartoon. She plays synthesizer in the cartoon.

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


  • Graphix
    The Stingers/Misfits obnoxious graphic art designer. Larger.

    Contents: Shirt. Skirt. Pants. Shoes. Unknown accessory. Hairpick. Stand.


  • Male doll
    A male head with long purple hair has appeared on dolls that consist of Hasbro's Jem doll leftover parts, called Super Stars, by Star Merchandising, and showed up in Sears outlets. This may have been planned to be a new edition of Rio, the new character Riot, or even Craig since it has blue eyebrows. It could also have been an unreleased character from Hasbro's other doll line Maxie's World.

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

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