Everything you need to dress-up like Jem, Pizzazz or Synergy
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2012 marks the re-launch of the Winx Club in the US -- after the Fox/4Kids split the Winx Club was dropped before the 4th season was dubbed and aired in the US. Nickelodeon picked up the cartoon and not only redubbed it, they also partnered to with Rainbow S.p.A. to bring out a 5th and 6th seasons.
The new dubbed version was hard to take at first, because they are new voices, on episodes that were aired by 4Kids. But the Nick version is truer to the original Italian version, so getting past the voices and the Layla/Aisha* name change this version is really much better and continues with at least 3 more seasons never seen in the US. One bad thing is the 1st and 2nd season became a very long “on the previous episode", as they didn’t not redub and reair those complete seasons. :( * Aisha is the correct name
In the 4th Season the Winx Club came to earth and started a rock band, so that makes the link to Jem even stronger. Because the Rock Band angle, which is more apparent in the 5th season, they also added a new fairy Roxy, and a drumer for another band is named Rio. The Witches, now called the Trix, are also back in full Misfits force.
With the cartoon airing again, the US needed a doll line. I’m on the fence about the new Jakks Pacific doll line, it seems kind of plan compared to the Mattel version. Like the Nick cartoon, the new doll line is more true to the Italian line. Because I need to collect another doll line, like I need another hole in my head – I’m only collecting the Winx Club Band dolls.