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  JEM was officially unveiled at the 1986 Toy Fair in New York City -- 1986 February 10th.
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30 Years of JEM! 1985-2015
JEM's Beatin' Beetle - My Dream Car!
finally found my original file ...
so here is
the Glitter'n Gold VW
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
 

2017 UPDATE
on Ruby Red™ Jem®
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
Property of Integrity Toys, no copyright infringement intended Property of Integrity Toys, no copyright infringement intended
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
Property of Integrity Toys, no copyright infringement intended Property of Integrity Toys, no copyright infringement intended
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
   
Dolly-Days - New Editions with bonus fashions

Phyllis "Pizzazz" Gabor™
Bonus "At The Awards" Dress
Roxanne "Roxy" Pelligrini™
Bonus "I'm With Her" Dress
Mary "Stormer" Phillips™
Bonus "I'm Okay" Outfit
Ingrid "Minx" Kruger™
Bonus "Are You Feeling Alright?" Outfit
Phoebe "Rapture" Ashe™
Bonus "Destiny" Outfit
IT Direct 2016
Nov 2016

   
2017
Property of Integrity Toys, no copyright infringement intended Property of Integrity Toys, no copyright infringement intended
Zipper™
IT Direct 2017
March 2017

Tomorrow Is My Wedding Day
KIMBER BENTON™
IT Direct 2017
April 2017

Property of Integrity Toys, no copyright infringement intended Property of Integrity Toys, no copyright infringement intended
Studio Playset
W Club 2017
Fall 2017
Sophisticated Lady JEM®/Jerrica Benton™
IT Direct 2017
June 2017
The End
 
Encore ...
Property of Integrity Toys, no copyright infringement intended Property of Integrity Toys, no copyright infringement intended
Glitter ‘n Gold - Shana Elmsford™ On-Stage Mini-Giftset
(Encore-W Club 2017 Exclusive)
Winter 2017
Glitter ‘n Gold - Aja Leith™ On-Stage Mini-Giftset
(Encore-W Club 2017 Exclusive)
Winter 2017
Property of Integrity Toys, no copyright infringement intended
This is Farewell JEM™
(Encore-W Club 2017 Exclusive)
Winter 2017
Property of Integrity Toys,
no copyright infringement intended

Updated: July 2017

 

 

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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JEMstars - JEM Character Bios
Kimber™ / Kimber Benton™
of the Holograms

At one point Hasbro was calling her Aja, but eventually settled on calling her Kimber. Kimber Benton is Jerrica’s younger sister. Again Kimber’s last name comes from Dr. Stephen A. Benton of Polaroid Corporation was a pioneer in developing holograms. Being the youngest of the 3 Holograms, she is also the must immature, impulsive and easiest to get her feelings hurt. Even though she wrote the songs for Jem, she often felt like her voice wasn’t heard she left the Holograms on more than one occasion, even long enough to record an album with Stormer from the Misfits. If she seemed fickle in her music career, her love life was a completely exaggerated story. She was obsessed over Nick, dated Jeff, then Sean, then Jeff while making the same date with Max, seems like Switch was/is a boyfriend, back to Sean, dumped him to marry Jeff, to dumping Jeff at the alter to go back to Sean.

She seemed to be the only Hologram with a strong musical background, learning guitar at a young age. Even though Kimber seemed to be left out of Emmett’s will or at least not give any controlling interesting in Starlight Music, Emmett seemed to encourage her music career.

Her instrument for the doll and the carton was a keyboard. The doll keytar was a leftover from when Jem’s name was “M” and includes that “M” logo at the end of the handle. In the series she had standard keyboard. For 1987 she was released as one of the 2nd issue “New Look” Holograms, with bright bold colors and alternative fabrics for her stage fashions, earrings and a cassette with new music. Her new 1987 look never appeared in the series. Kimber’s 2nd issue cassette tape had the only song that had not appeared in the series prior to the doll release, this is because “Love’s Not Easy” was original recorded for the episode “Island of Deception” but cut from the episode.  “Love’s Not Easy” was eventually used in the later episode “Renaissance Woman.”

Out of the original Holograms she was the only one that had a 3rd release in the works. Hasbro wanted to sell a wedding Jem doll, but did not want to have Jem herself get married. Hasbro felt a character/doll being married would limit the possibilities for future releases So Hasbro choose to add the marriage theme to a secondary character. The freelance illustrator, Judith Nelson, had a presentation illustration of the Wedding Kimber on her online portfolio. The dress in the illustration is complete different than the Sunbow version of Wedding Kimber.

Early concepts
Aja
became Kimber
from an unnamed source
(see more here)
       
Jem (1986-1988)
1985 as part of Super Sunday / Super Saturday
Kimber™ / Kimber Benton™of the Holograms™ Kimber™ / Kimber Benton™of the Holograms™
the Holograms™ the Holograms™
5205-08 thru 5205-12 "Truly Outrageous"
the Holograms™ the Holograms™
5205-01 thru 5205-03 "Starbright"
       
Doll Development
Each doll was given a model number, consisting of the date and the order it was recorded in for that day. Polaroids were used to show the model, and any additional Polaroids showed changed after from the original. They also created an official “confidential” rendering (illustration) approved by the designer and their supervisor. A second larger presentation art illustration was created to get final approval from the board. There was along process of created the head molds, and once the doll was ready to produce a Deco Guide/Paintmaster and for some dolls Rooting Guide were sent to the factor(s) to show exactly how the make-up and hair should look. Hasbro also sent slides to the factor(s) to show what the final doll should look like.
ConfidentialNever intended for pubic domain

ConfidentialNever intended for pubic domain
Similar to the 1986 Fashions Assortments art

ConfidentialNever intended for pubic domain
Polaroid of Model
from an ebay
(see more here)
Rendering
(by Lyn Fletcher*)
Presentation Art
(by Judith Nelson*)
Prototype Head Molds
(see more here)
ConfidentialNever intended for pubic domain ConfidentialNever intended for pubic domain ConfidentialNever intended for pubic domain same as
produced doll boxes
and Licensing Kit
Deco Guide / Paintmaster
(by designer*)
(see more here)
Rooting Master
(see more here)
Presentation Models
from an ebay
(see more here)
Box Art
(by Sharon Knettell*)
* = for prototypes, the designer and prototype creator are not always the same person // only known artist, but other artist may have been used. Sharon Knettell was the exclusive artist box art for the 1986 dolls and playsets, Hasbro had other artist manipulating and copying her style for the 1987 boxes to save money, so it is unclear which are specifically her designs. There is no sign of box art being included in one the 1988 doll boxes.
       
Marketing
Besides developing the doll line, having Sunbow develop the cartoon to sell the line, Hasbro also had to develop licensing and promotional material to promote the doll line. The Licensing Kit was developed to give licensees a guide to follow when packaging their licensed Jem product to have a constant look across all categories. The Hasbro Toy Catalogs were produced to show the available products each year to stores and the stores' toy buyers. The doll posters were produced and sold in the packages to show the consumer the other offerings available at retail.
1986 JEM Licensing Kit - The Holograms™ 1986 JEM Licensing Kit - Aja™, Shana™, Kimber™ Hasbro 1986 US Toy Fair Catalog - 4005 Holograms™ Asst.
1986 Licensing Kit
(see more here)
1986 Hasbro
Toy Catalog

(see more here)
1986 Doll Poster
(see more here)
The “New Look” Holograms were excluded from the November 1986 Licensing Kit update, more than likely a later update was released to include the “New Look” Holograms along with the new band members. The “New Look” Kimber and “New Look” Aja illustrations were featured on multiple Family Home Entertainment VHS Releases. Hasbro 1987 US Toy Fair Catalog - The Holograms®
1987 Licensing Kit Update
(see more here)
1987 Hasbro Toy Catalog
(see more here)
1987 Doll Poster
(see more here)
The band members of the Holograms and the Misfits were being discontinued in 1988, only the “friends of the Holograms” and “friends of the Misfits” were going to be offered in 1988. Hasbro felt the non-band members gave more diversity to themes and play for Jem. After slow Misfits sales in 1987, Hasbro decided to pull the Misfits all together, which included a new design for Pizzazz, a new friend of the Misfits Graphix and rumored Clash with longer hair.
       
Doll Commercials
1985/1986 Doll Commercials
(see more here)
1987 Doll Commercials
(see more here)
       
Dolls
Because of the demand and the chance for international trade conflicts, Hasbro employed multiple factories to produce the 1986 line. Two factories were responsible for the exact same doll and fashion, which gave us mold and fabric variations between the two factories. Because of less demand in 1987, each doll was only produced in a single factory limiting these variations. Of the 1988 line, the only known doll to be produced was Rockin’ Romance JEM® in very small numbers.

Kimber™ of the Holograms™
1986 (H32)
4202/4005 ©1985 from Carleigh Hoffs
(see more here)
Kimber™ of the Holograms™
1986 (H44)
4202/4005 ©1985 "Audition Contest" box
(see more here)
Not currently in
my collection
Not currently in
my collection
Kimber™ De Las Holograms™
1986 - Made in Spain
630205 0286
(see more here)
Kimber™ De Las Holograms™
1986 - Made in Mexico
????
(see more here)

Kimber was not offered in the 1988 Holograms doll assortment.

A wedding version of Kimber may have been offered in late 1988, or later, if the line had continued. Hasbro wanted a wedding doll, but felt that a marriage would limit Jem’s possibilities.

Kimber™ of the Holograms™
1987 (H44)
4202/4005 ©1986
(see more here)
   
In 2012 Integrity Toys, Inc. released a Hasbro licensed adult collector line called “The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection” The collection was launched with the 2012 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Basic Hollywood Jem™, a first wave of dolls came out in December with Classic Jem™, Jerrica Benton™, Synergy™, Rio Pacheco™. With success of the first wave and 3 more waves which included the original band members for the Holograms, the Misfits and the Stingers in 2013, the licensed deal was expanded to include more exclusive dolls, along with additional band members and friends based on the Hasbro dolls. The collection has grown into included characters that were developed Christy Marx as secondary characters in the cartoon.
Integrity Toys Kimber Benton™ 14026 Integrity Toys Kimber Benton™ 14026 Integrity Toys The Bands Breakup 
KIMBER BENTON™ (2016 IT Direct Exclusive) 14067 ©2016 Integrity Toys The Bands Breakup 
KIMBER BENTON™ (2016 IT Direct Exclusive) 14067 ©2016 Integrity Toys The Bands Breakup 
KIMBER BENTON™ (2016 IT Direct Exclusive) 14067 ©2016
Kimber Benton™
14026 ©2012
(see more here)
On Stage - The Bands Breakup
KIMBER BENTON™

(2016 IT Direct Exclusive) 14067 ©2016
(see more here)
Integrity Toys Tomorrow Is My Wedding Day - KIMBER BENTON™
(2017 IT Direct Exclusive) 
14093 ©2017 Integrity Toys Tomorrow Is My Wedding Day - KIMBER BENTON™
(2017 IT Direct Exclusive) 
14093 ©2017
Tomorrow Is My Wedding Day - KIMBER BENTON™
(2017 IT Direct Exclusive) 14093 ©2017
(see more here)
Integrity Toys The Holograms Stage Essentials (2013 IT Direct Exclusive) 14054 ©2013 Integrity Toys The Holograms Stage Essentials (2013 IT Direct Exclusive) 14054 ©2013
  The Holograms Stage Essentials
(2013 IT Direct Exclusive) 14054 ©2013
(see more here)
 
       
The JEM and the Holograms Comic JEM the Movie!
JEM the Comic Book! #1 JEM the Comic Book! #1 JEM the Movie!(2016?) JEM the Movie!(2016?)
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3/18/2015
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