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JEMstars - JEM Character Bios Terri , Marianne, Nancy, Krissie,
Banee, Joellen, Anne, Deirdre, Becky & Lela
of the Starlight Girls™
The Starlight Girls™ were a vehicle developed by Christy Marx to make the show more relatable for a younger female audience. There are twelve Starlight Girls that vary in age and ethnicity. And they are the reason why Jerrica needs money from Starlight Music, so she could support the Starlight Girls. Hasbro liked the Starlight Girls, picked three of them and developed them into dolls. So Hasbro had Christy concentrate on those three girls, which even lead to each one having their own song in the series.
Terri - age 8
Marianne - age 9
Nancy - age 10
Krissie - age 11
Ashley - age 12
Delaree - age 13
Banee - age 8
Joellen - age 9
Anne - age 11
Deirdre - age 12
Becky - age 13
Lela - age 14
1985 as part of Super Sunday / Super Saturday
Krissie, Marianne, Delaree, Anne,
Terri, Becky, Lela,
Ashley & Banee
(Nancy is missing)
5205-08 thru 5205-12 "Truly
Deirdre, Krissie, Banee
Lela & Anne
5205-13 and 5205-14 "The
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
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
The Starlight Girls was not included in
November 1986 Licensing Kit update, she may have been
feature in a later update.
The Starlight Girls was not included in
the 1987 1st Quarterly & Media Guide, she may have been feature in a later quarterly.
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.
no Starlight Girl has
not be produced
by Integrity Toys, Inc. (see more here)