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JEMstars - JEM Character Bios Rapture™ / Phoebe "Rapture"
of the Stingers™
Phoebe "Rapture" Ashe™ was the guitarist for the Stingers. Originally named Fiasco, Rapture seemed to be originally designed with short curly hair like 80’s Madonna. Needing to give her combable hair Hasbro gave her two layers to keep the short hair in the front and long hair in back.
Rapture was a real piece of work, the only thing that made her happy was deceiving people and making a fool of them. Other than her band mates, anyone and everyone could be a victim of her sadistic pleasure. It’s funny when thinking about how almost every Misfit and Stinger had a redeeming quality, Rapture is on the top of the list for not having one.
When Rapture had singing role in one of the Stingers’s songs, her sing voice became Vicki Sue Robinson. Vicki was the known for her 1976 top ten hit “Turn the Beat Around.” She was longtime friends with Gordon Grody (the singing voice of Riot) and he suggested she come and to sing the one time Rapture part.
Like Riot, I can’t help but feel that Rapture is based on Alyx Couto of the Mongrels, Christy developed for the movie.
She played guitar and the doll would have come with the same Ibanez Destroyer II guitar same as Roxy – so like the Roxy doll guitar, it should have been a bass guitar.
1985 as part of Super Sunday / Super Saturday
5205-58 and 5205-59 "The
Stingers Hit Town"
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.
* = 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
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.
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.