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The pages is just speculation, it is not meant to be taken as fact. Some facts are used, but the facts used may not support the view point on this page. This page is just for fun, and may become obsolete as we found out more of what Hasbro/Sunbow was working on.
Factory Sealed Bag Fashions
These two shoes are sealed in a bag together. Most bagged shoes also have a hair pick, sunglasses or another accessory. These bags also seem thinner then the bags that came with the fashions and dolls. The bag is very thin as if in an assembly line, where the shoes where sealed, then one package was ripped off of the one just before it at the puffer edges.
There is the Roxy guitar in one of these factory sealed bags -- the color of the plastic is a little darker then most Roxy guitars.
Other bags included ...
Recently there where several auctions on eBay that had just a pair shoes, a keyboard, or two pieces of clothing in them. I did win a couple of these auctions.
These pair of Pink shoes (above)
A slightly different color of pink shoes
Glitter'n Gold style of shoes
"Electric Chords" keyboard
1st issue Roxy guitar (above)
and two bags of mix match fashions (see below)
I'm guessing most, if not all, the shoes where bagged like that after they came out of the molds. That way the factory would be sure to have equal pairs for the dolls and fashions. I would assume the fashion bags are the same way, it maybe the sewing department worked on the "Encore" dress and the "Music in the Air" pants at the same time. So, they where put in the same bag. Or maybe, at some point early in production they where going to have that dress and those pants together as a fashion, maybe the Jem and Jerrica differences to a Flip Side Fashion.
Clothing Bag One
the dress from "Encore"
& the pants from "Music in the Air"
Clothing Bag Two
the hat from "Music in the Air"
& the head band from 2nd issue Aja
The reason they would do this is because the shoes, dolls and fashions would be come from different areas to the assemblage department. With having the piece in the bags, then the person would be less likely to miss a piece that need to be added to the doll or fashion. The assembler would get a box of shoes, a box of tights, a box of socks, and a box of dresses, and have to take one of each and attach them to card or insert.
We do know that some fashions and dolls where made in China and packed in Hong Kong. That would make it even more difficult to make sure all the pieces where added to a fashion or doll, without keeping items grouped together.
"If" they really where going to be part of the same Flip Side, I would guess the pants and hat went for the Jerrica part of "Music in the Air" and the dress and hair tie (later used for 2nd issue Aja) went with the Jem part ... before the fashion had the see-though jacket. The German prototype has only Jem wearing the jacket, not Jerrica. So that does show some evolution in the creation of that fashion. Maybe, it was going to have the "Encore" dress, but then Hasbro changed their mind since the Jem fashion would look a lot like the "Let's Rock This Town" Jem fashion. So, the jacket might have been a replacement for the "Encore" dress to complete that fashion.
German prototype "Music in the Air" showing Jerrica without a jacket, and not belt for the fashion.
"Let's Rock This Town"
The "Encore" dress with the "Music in the Air" jump suit would look extremely similar to this Flip Side Fashion.