Everything you need to dress-up like Jem, Pizzazz or Synergy
-- officially licensed by Hasbro. spirithalloween.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. Congratulations to the Winners! You are Superstars!
The JEM Presentation Models were created to give the factories the best possible example of the dolls for the factories to reproduce during manufacturing. Hasbro would hire professional stylist to style the hair and hand paint the face make-up and then photographed them using 35mm slide film. The 35mm slide film gives more detail and less artifacts then 35mm negative film, and also allows the image to be projected on screens or walls. There are multiple shots because they photographed them in steps, having a lower aperture(s), “correct” aperture, and a higher aperture(s) – that gave options for the best color and detail, and eliminated the need for a second photo shoot if a single image did not come out. It wasn’t digital, so they had to send the film out to be developed before they could see the results – days later.
The former Hasbro employee said they covered Jem’s dress so that the factory would concentrate on the face screening and hair, but I have a feeling they coved the fashion so it would not be leaked (less people seeing the complete doll) -- since the fashion was created in a different part of the factory or different factory altogether. If you notice the numbering on the files those are the numbers on each slide, so there are slides missing -- the former Hasbro employee must of kept some, maybe the best, for himself. He made a reference to the slides being developed long after Jem, so missing slides would not indicate the sides sent to Asia. He also sent me a Clash slide, because I did not when the auction with Clash’s slides. I thought Clash’s slide was most important, because I wanted to see which way the make-up was shown – since the show make-up is reversed from the doll make-up. The make–up in the slide is in the same direction of the produced doll – so it was manufactured as Hasbro intended, the error accrued between Hasbro and Sunbow.
I’ve had these slides for over a year and half, and scanned them at my parents right after I got them. When I got home and looked at the scans of the slides they had a lot of dirt, and I would have a lot of Photoshop work to do to clean them up -- so the page was put on the back burner. I finally decided I was just going to put the slides up without cleaning them up, since I was not taking the time to clean them up. After that decision I did just a little clean up on the slides and can finally add them to the site.