JEM's "The Truly Outrageous Complete Series" DVD set was released on October 11, 2011 -- click above to get your copy today!

  JEM was officially unveiled at the 1986 Toy Fair in New York City -- 1986 February 10th.
Jem then and now!
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30 Years of JEM! 1985-2015
JEM's 30th Anniversary
of the Glitter'n Gold line unveiling
at Toy Fair 1987
February 09, 1987 - February 09, 2017
JEM's 30th Anniversary
of the "Glitter and Gold"
Jem episode.
March 15, 1987 - March 15, 2017
JEM's 30th Anniversary
of the "Talent Search"
Jem episodes. (Raya/Jetta)
Sept. 21, 1987 - Sept. 21, 2017
 

 

JEMstars
JEM Character Bios

1985 Jem/Jerrica Benton™ | Kimber Benton™ | Aja Leith™ | Shana Elmsford™ | Rio Pacheco™ | Roxanne "Roxy" Pelligrini™ | Mary "Stormer" Phillips™ | Phyllis "Pizzazz" Gabor™ | Eric Raymond™ | Mrs. Bailey™ | Synergy™ | Howard Sands™ | Zipper™ | Countess Danielle Du Voisin™ | Lindsey "Lin-Z" Pierce™ | Anthony Julian™ | The Starlight Girls™

1986 Vivien "Video" Montgomery™ | Constance "Clash" Montgomery™ | Jeff Wright™ | Harvey Gabor™ | Shawn Harrison™ | Giselle "Danse" Dvorak™ | Techrat™

1987 Carmen "Raya" Alonso™ | Craig Phillips™ | Sheila "Jetta" Burns™ | Harriet Horn™ | Emmett Benton™ | Jacqui Benton™ |

1988 Rory "Riot" Llewelyn™ | Ingrid "Minx" Kruger™ | Phoebe "Rapture" Ashe™ | Maeve "Astral" Eldrich™ | Regine Césaire™ Gwendolyn "Graphix" Snyd™ | Rama Llama

2015 Blaze™

 

 
JEM
Jem and the Holograms Ornament!
(Oct 1, 2016)
JEM the Comic Book!(April 2015)
hallmark.com
 

 
JEM's 35th Anniversary
of the first airing on Super Sunday
October 6, 1985 -- October 6, 2020

Count Down Clock:
JEM's 35th Anniversary
of the Jem dolls line's unveiling
at Toy Fair 1986
February 02, 1986 - February 02, 2021
JEM's 35th Anniversary
of "the Beginning"
extended Jem episode.
April 04, 1986 - April 04, 2021
JEM's 35th Anniversary
of the first "New" Jem episode
"Starbright Part 1- Falling Star."
July 7, 1986 - July 7, 2021
 

 
Welcome to the Official home of Ruby Red Jem!
 

 

Integrity Toyswww.integritytoys.com/ jemandtheholograms

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JEM is Here!

Integrity Toys Licensing Deal ...
 
2012
San Diego Comic ConHollywood Jem™
Hollywood Jem™
SDCC 2012
Jem and the Holograms™ - Classic Jem™, Jerrica Benton™, Rio Pacheco™ & Synergy™
Classic Jem™, Jerrica Benton™, Synergy™ & Rio Pacheco™
November 2012
 
2013
The Holograms - Kimber Benton™, Aja Leith™ & Shana Elmsford™
The Holograms™: Kimber Benton™, Aja Leith™ & Shana Elmsford™
March 2013
The Misfits - Phyllis "Pizzazz" Gabor™, Roxanne "Roxy" Pelligrini™ & Mary "Stormer" Phillips™
The Misfits™: Phyllis "Pizzazz" Gabor™, Roxanne "Roxy" Pelligrini™ & Mary "Stormer" Phillips™
May 2013
The Stingers - Rory "Riot" Llewelyn™, Ingrid "Minx" Kruger™ & Phoebe "Rapture" Ashe™
The Stingers™: Rory "Riot" Llewelyn™, Ingrid "Minx" Kruger™ & Phoebe "Rapture" Ashe™
September 2013

Continuing after
the original Licensing Deal ...
Broadway Magic JemGlitter'n Gold Jem/Jerrica Benton™ / Glitter'n Gold Rio Pacheco™
Broadway Magic Jem™ W Club 2013, Glitter'n Gold Jem/Jerrica Benton™ SDCC 2013 & Glitter'n Gold Rio Pacheco™ IT Direct 2013
Who Is He Kissing? Flipside Giftset / the Holograms Stage Essentials & the Misfits Stage Essentials
Who Is He Kissing? Jem™ & Jerrica Benton™ December 2013 & Stage Essentials March 2014
 
2014
Carmen "Raya" Alonso™, Sheila "Jetta" Burns™ & Maeve "Astral" Eldrich™
Carmen "Raya" Alonso™, Sheila "Jetta" Burns™ & Maeve "Astral" Eldrich™
March 2014
Constance "Clash" Montgomery™, Vivien "Video" Montgomery™, Giselle "Danse" Dvorak™ & Regine Césaire™
Constance "Clash" Montgomery™, Vivien "Video" Montgomery™, Giselle "Danse" Dvorak™ & Regine Césaire™
June 2014
In Stitches Jem™ & Phyllis "Pizzazz" Gabor™ Duet Giftset (2013 IT Direct Exclusive) Property of Integrity Toys, no copyright infringement intended
In Stitches Jem™ & Phyllis "Pizzazz" Gabor™
IT Direct 2015 - March 2014
Techrat™
W Club 2014 - August 2015
Property of Integrity Toys, no copyright infringement intended Rockin' Romance Jem™
Countess Danielle Du Voisin™
W Club 2014 Upgrade
Rockin' Romance Jem™
SDCC 2014
   
2015
Property of Integrity Toys, no copyright infringement intended Property of Integrity Toys, no copyright infringement intended
Lindsey Pierce™
IT Direct 2015
Eric Raymond™
IT Direct 2015
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Starstruck Jem™
IT Direct 2015 - Winter 2015
Craig Phillips™
IT Direct 2015 - Winter 2015
Property of Integrity Toys, no copyright infringement intended Property of Integrity Toys, no copyright infringement intended
Award Night Jem™
W Club 2015 - Early 2016
Twilight In Paris Jericca Benton/Jem™
SDCC 2015
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Anthony Julian™
IT Direct 2015 - Fall 2015
Showtime Jem™ SHOPBOP 2015 - October 2015
   
2016
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Sean Harrison™
IT Direct 2016 - Winter 2016
Rock 'N Roll Royalty
RIOT LLEWELYN™
IT Direct 2016
May 2016
Property of Integrity Toys, no copyright infringement intended Property of Integrity Toys, no copyright infringement intended
The Bands Breakup
KIMBER BENTON™
IT Direct 2016
June/July 2016
The Bands Breakup
Mary "STORMER" Phillips™
IT Direct 2016
Late Summer 2016
Property of Integrity Toys, no copyright infringement intended Property of Integrity Toys, no copyright infringement intended
Designing Woman
Phyllis "PIZZAZZ" Gabor™
IT Direct 2016
June/July 2016
Gwendolyn "Graphix" Snyd™
W Club 2016 - Feb 2017
   
Property of Integrity Toys,
no copyright infringement intended

Updated: Nov 2016

 

 

Shout! Factory

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JEM is now on DVD!

The Truly Outrageous Complete Series Season One
Shout! Factory DVD - Jem The Truly Outrageous Complete Series! Shout! Factory DVD - Jem The Truly Outrageous Complete Series! - Season One
October 11, 2011 October 11, 2011
   
Season Two Season Three
Shout! Factory DVD - Jem The Truly Outrageous Complete Series! - Season Two Shout! Factory DVD - Jem The Truly Outrageous Complete Series! - Season Three
February 14, 2012 July 10,
2012

Hasbro has reacquired the worldwide distribution rights to the Sunbow Library of Hasbro Classics on May 14, 2008.

Updated: Nov 3, 2011

 

 
MORE COMING SOON...
JEM the Comic Book!
(April 2015)
JEM the Comic Book!(April 2015)
IDWPublishing.com
Get your officially licensed Jem t-shirts at
Everything you need to dress-up like Jem, Pizzazz or Synergy -- officially licensed by Hasbro. spirithalloween.com

Get your officially licensed Jem t-shirts at welovefine.com
Get your officially (USA) licensed Jem t-shirts at welovefine.com
thanks to the first welovefine/Jem contest, many Jem fan made designs are available for purchase.
Jem Tee Design Contest
Congratulations to the Winners! You are Superstars!

Get your officially licensed Jem t-shirts at truffleshuffle.co.uk
Nov 2011 - Get your officially (UK) licensed Jem t-shirts at truffleshuffle.co.uk
 

 
Jem The Movie
(October 23, 2015)
JEM the Movie!(2016?)
jemthemovie.com
 

 
Jem and the Holograms is coming to Nextflix in 2012
All 65 episodes of Jem and the Holograms
are available on Nextflix Instant Que ($7.99 per month)
 

 
JEM @ 2012 San Diego Comic Con
HollywoodJem Integrity Toys - licensed by Hasbro -  ©2012 Hasbro
 
JEM @ 2011 New York Comic Con
& UNIT•E
with JEM at the 2011 New York Comic Con
 

 
JEM's Beatin' Beetle - My Dream Car!
Just for fun
 

Fun Facts:

  • "Saturday's Hub premiere of "Jem and the Holograms" (2-5 p.m.) earned significant double-digit growth versus the prior week"
    thefutoncritic.com
  • Jem was the #1 rated cartoon show Nov. 1986 (Nielsen).
    2.) G.I. Joe, 3.) Smurfs, 4.) Transformers, 5.)Thundercats
    Playthings - June 1987
  • Jem made over $50 Million her first year. (Not Correct? - unless it's net vs gross) source
  • 1987 - "Hasbro said it had projected sales of $30 million this year, but had only sold $21 million worth of Jem dolls"
    LA Times - Aug 22, 1987
  • The Jem theme went Triple Platunum by Aug. 1987 - over 3,000,000 dolls sold which included the theme song.
    LA Times - Nov 9, 1987 - thanks CTD
  • By Sept. 1988 over 5,000,000 dolls were sold.
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Jem vs. Barbie and the Rockers (BATR) (Mattel 1986-1987 and 2008-2009)

Who came first "Barbie and the Rockers" or "Jem and the Holograms"?

According to a Hasbro employee, Jem came first. It sounded like Hasbro took a Jem and the Holograms (or "M") box to Hong Kong/China for a trade show. After the show the box was thrown out. It sounds like a Mattel employee took the box out of a dumpster and took it back to the US. According to the Hasbro employee this is way the fabrics used for Barbie and the Rockers where so bright, because Mattel was working from the box and not a real Jem doll. At that point Mattel worked their department over time to get Barbie and the Rockers out first. Mattel did not have as much work to do in pre-production as Hasbro. Mattel already had the doll molds and some accessories, while Hasbro had to make everything from scratch.

The Barbie and the Rocker stage is a variation on the Donny and Marie Osmond T.V. Show Playset from 1977. The TV, camera, stage light, keyboard and guitar were reused in the Hot Rockin' Stage.
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  • Diva (Red headed) - new original head mold
  • Dee Dee (African-American) uses the Spanish Barbie head mold (1983)
  • Dana (Asian-American) - uses the Orental Barbie head mold (1980)
  • Derek - new original head mold

So it sounds like Barbie and the Rockers, may have been released first. But only because Hasbro was having to put a lot more work into the Jem line to get it ready for production.

In the article"Jem - Beautiful or Outrageous" by A. Glen Mandeville, Glen quoted Hasbro Senior Vice President Al Corosi as saying that Hasbro found out that Mattel was going to release a female rock band, so Hasbro change the male group to an all female group at that point.

So "Barbie and the Rockers" would not be BATR without JATH, and "Jem and the Holograms" would not JATH without BATR.

Barbie of Barbie and the Rockers (1986)

Thanks to Barbie's 50th Birthday, Mattel released a collection of dolls to represent Barbie through out the years. Mattel released Barbie from "Barbie and the Rockers" for 1986, and included a new fashion for her.

Following that release, a "Barbie and the Rockers" accessories pack became a part of Barbie Basics.

Barbie® and the Rockers™ - Barbie's 50th Birthday Barbie® and the Rockers™ - Barbie's 50th Birthday
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Barbie® Basics - Barbie® and the Rockers™ Barbie® Basics - Barbie® and the Rockers™
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1986 Mattel US
Toy Fair Catalog*
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1986 French Mattel Customer Catalog

thanks to
Jademaliburoad
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1987 French Mattel Customer Catalog

thanks to
Jademaliburoad
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* = some of these toys may be unproduced.

1987 Mattel US
Toy Fair Catalog*
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* = some of these toys may be unproduced.

Topolino
from Italy

Barbie and the Rockers,
and other Barbie dolls.
# 1604
Aug. 24, 1986
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# 1609
Sept. 28, 1986
# 1618
Nov. 30, 1986
# 1638
April 19, 1987
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# 1661
Dec 20, 1987
# 1671
Dec. 6, 1987
# 1673
Dec 20, 1987
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  # 1402 # 1677

The ad in 1402 shows the Barbie piano.

The ad from 1677 shows a 6 change fashion that seems very similar to Jem's Pink Hollywood Jem dress.

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  1982 Mattel Checklist
"Barbie Electronic Piano" lower right
Other US Barbie ads.
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1986 Free Record

thanks to
glittergoldguy
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1987 Free Record

thanks to
glittergoldguy
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More Rocker playsets from store catalogs.
a instrument set Image I cut out of a store catalog years ago
a living room set Image I cut out of a store catalog years ago
Rockin Cafe Image I cut out of a store catalog years ago
Check out the Store Catalog page for more Barbie and the Rockers Images
Rockin Pool Party (anonymous)
Rockin' Cycle (anonymous)
 

See more Barbie and the Rockers merchandise here: thetotsbox


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