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Thanks to Judith
Nelson, we know that there was a Wedding
Dress/Bride Jem fashion in the works. It seems
like it was intended for Jem, but the sketch is
of Kimber. This dress looks more like the dress
Kimber wore in Hollywood Jem, then the one created
as a wedding gift
for the Hasbro Employee.
Also thanks to Judith
Nelson, we get to see the original presentation
sketch of Riot. jemsspace
had an interview with Judy posted, included sketches
of Minx and Rapture (short hair) but it seems the
links have been removed. The interview gives Judith
credit for the over all design of the Stingers,
but that seems to conflict with other Hasbro sources.
Bradford206 also posted new information about
Carpet Jem (More
than likely a fake) and silver dress
Jem. Hasbro employees (and freelance designers)
would dye, bleach, and/or stain the fabric to make
it as close to the intended design -- so these seem
to be a poor custom job. Hasbro sources do remember
a set of fashions by a freelance artist, but it's
unclear if these are the same Red Carpet fashions
or Hollywood Jem fashions -- if there was a second
set, more then likely the best of each set would
have been sold under the Hollywood Jem Fashions
Ages: 5 & Up
JEM's ready for a rockin' romance and she has
the most outrageous hair ever! Fully poseable,
12-1⁄2" doll comes with bustle dress,
hair tie, tights, pumps, necklace, earrings, 2
bracelets, hair pick, microphone, and a picture
of Rio™! Hasbro
1988 Pre-Toy Fair Catalog - page 17
AMERICAN BEAUTY™ JEM®
new star-spangled look is sure to set off fireworks!
12-1⁄2" American Beauty JEM doll is
fully poseable and comes with dress, tights, boa,
hairpiece, earrings, 2 bracelets, shoes, hair
pick and microphone! Hasbro
1988 Pre-Toy Fair Catalog - page 17
THE HOLOGRAMS® ASST.
JEM'S® newest friends! Astral is a magician
who creates magical stage shows for JEM and the
Holograms! And famous designer, Regine, keeps
the band in top fashion with her fabulous creations!
Also behind the scenes is Danse, choreographer
of JEM's rockin' stage performances, and Video,
producer of the Holograms' latest videos! Each
fully poseable, 12-1⁄2" doll comes
with a coordinated fashion outfit and lots of
accessories! Asst. includes 4 each of Astral and
Regine and 2 each of Danse and Video. Hasbro
1988 Pre-Toy Fair Catalog - page 18
sophisticated to truly outrageous, JEM creates
a different fashion look at every performance
with the help of those fashion accessories! Each
piece comes in three different color combinations
designed to coordinate with all existing JEM fashions!
Accessories include fashion belts, hair falls,
scarves, purses, footwear, watches and Jewelry.
Hasbro 1988 Pre-Toy
Fair Catalog - page 19
JEM® MATCHING MEDLEY™ FASHIONS
Make up thousands of outrageous outfits with JEM's
mix and match fashion coordinates! Five sets in
three different color combinations are designed
to coordinate and interchange with all JEM fashions!
This summer style clothing assortment is perfect
for JEM's tropical vacations Sets include bikini
with towel, miniskirt, with halter top, and lots
more! Hasbro 1988 Pre-Toy
Fair Catalog - page 19
JEM® MATCHING MEDLEY™ FASHIONS
Matching Medley includes everything from beach
wear and workout gear to day clothes and fashion
accessories! Mix and match fashion coordinates
designed come in three different color combinations
designed to coordinate and interchange with
all JEM fashions! For the girl on the go, these
Matching Medley outfits can be worn at the health
club or the night club! Sets in asst. 4067 include jackets
with purses, leotards with skirts, blouses with
pants and more. Sets in asst.
4068 include long skirts with bandeau
tops, fringe vests with pants and more. Each
set in assortment 4068 comes with a pair of
shoes! Hasbro 1988 Pre-Toy Fair
Catalog - page 19
1988 Pre-Toy Fair Catalog
1988 Pre-Toy Fair Catalog
The doll boxes
changed for 1988. Rockin' Romance Jem would
have been about the same size as Rock'n Curl
Jem's box, but the Jem logo was moved to the
top, and the name of the doll was moved to the
bottom. The box is almost an inch deeper then
Rock'n Curl Jem's box.
Rockin' Romance Jem doll box size in the French
1988 Hasbro Catalog has the box size as 125mm
x 365mm x 75mm (4.9" x 14.4" x 2.9").
I would assume American Beauty Jem would have
had a very similar box -- more then likely the
exact same size.
new Hologram box seems thinner and about an
inch wider then the Rockin' Romance Jem box.
Once again the logo is moved to the top, and
the name is much larger across the bottom, in
comparison to the first two year Hologram boxes.
While it's not as wide as the 1987 or 1986 boxes,
it seems to be the same depth.
The dimensions of the French Hollywood Jem
box also seems to be the same as this Holograms
box -- 372mm x 150mm x 50mm (14.6" x 5.9"
x 2.0"). The height and width seems to
Rockin' Romance Jem, American Beauty Jem, Astral
and Regine are the four new dolls shown the in the
1988 Hasbro Pre-Toy Fair catalog. These dolls were
also photographed and sent to Sunbow to be added to
Other dolls would have been Hollywood Jem, the Stingers:
Riot, Minx, Rapture, and originally the new Misfit's
friend Graphix, but she was dropped early on. All
these dolls were also photographed and sent to Sunbow
to be added to the show. Hasbro asked Sunbow to drop
Graphix because Hasbro felt there was already enough
New fashion sets could have been Video Costumes -
Mardi Gras Fashions (as seen in Mardi Gras - Stormer's
fashion was not part of this set). Stingers Fashions may have been part of the new 1988 Smashin' Fashions, reissue of the
On Stage Fashions and Flip Side Fashions.
"Glitter'n Gold World Tour Fashions" probablly would not have been produed because Marketing hated the concept. It is unclear if there would have been Hollywood
JEM Fashions because she was not the high end doll for 1988. (Rumor: Abra Cadabra Fashions with a magical backdrop
playset ... similar to the Video Madness sets. At
this point there is no offical word to prove this
was really going to be line)
At one point, a redesign/"refresh" of Pizzazz, and maybe reissue
of Clash, but the rest of the Misfits and Holograms
where not planned for release ... they might have
been planned when Graphix was going to come out, and
dropped later. There may have been a refresh of Stormer and Roxy, but been dropped when the bands were dropped. Basically Kimber, Aja, Shana, Roxy
and Stormer had the normal two shelf life for a toy/doll.
Raya and Jetta were shorted a year because they would
have not been released in 1988 because they are band
members. Video and Danse were issued for a second
year because they were not directly members of the
There was also a regular priced JEM doll and a "Rio
'O Boy" doll that showed up on 1988 toy store
inventory lists -- not much is known about either
doll. It would seem this JEM the 1988 version of Jem/Jerrica
and Flash'n Sizzle Jem. It would seem this doll would
have come with the Hollywood Jem yellow jacket, light
blue bustier, and red pants -- this fashion was a
Hasbro design. The stock number for the doll was 4010
--which was originally the assortment number for the
Misfits. The "Rio 'O Boy" doll may be the
doll known as "Craig Phillips." The head
is Rio 87 head
and Rio like the rest of the1988 line would have had
long hair too.
The French Catalog and French Media guide has a stock
number of 4009 for Hollywood Jem. This catalog sells us that Hollywood Jem had a dress and was scented. Hasbro liked scenting plastic around that time. The French Media
guide also has the Stingers, with assortment number
The same 1988 toy store inventory lists also has the Jem Star Stage
and Rock Backstager as available, the rest of the
1986/1987 lines was discontinued in 1988. But the French 1988 Hasbro Toy Line work sheet had the entire 1987 line, exception of the Starlight Girls, available for sale for 1988.
All of these dolls even the reissue Video and Danse
would have come with longer Rock'n Curl length hair.
BridePop - It seems there was a wedding
dress in the works for the Jemline, but there was also a wedding
dress was made from a Jem doll to give to a Hasbro
employee for her wedding present. Two very different
wedding dresses. Hasbro would not relese a bridal Jem, because that would limit their main, so it was planned for release on a secondary charater Kimber.
The high end doll for 1988 would have been "Ruby Red Jem," orignally to code name for the Glitter'n Gold Jem/Jerrica doll. There was a new red dressed high end Jem doll, so they seemed be reussing the name.
who is Hollywood Jem? Up until 2006 the Jem
community thought it was the Jem with yellow
jacket, red pants, and light blue bustier. This
was the fashion Jem worn through out most of
the Hollywood Jem episodes, it also was worn
in several other episodes. There was an article
with a sketch of this fashion, calling it the
Hollywood Jem fashion.
By Nov of 2006 a Hasbro prototype of the silver
"bridesmaid" dress showed up on
ebay as the lead fashion for Hollywood Jem,
the tights were also labeled as "Special
Promo." When I originally talk to the seller
about this fashion in April 2006, he did not
know what it was, only saw a picture from the
show and knew he had that fashion. Much closer
to the auction he seemed to know/remember more.
The Seller was sure Hasbro dropped the idea
and brought it back, this silver fashion lost
the hat due to cost. So the Hasbro designer
thinks this dress was going to be the lead fashion
still, at that point, and that no other fashions
were made for the assortment by the time Jem
was canceled. I have only been able to conferm that this dress was a Girls' Soft design, so only a fashion. Girls' Hard would have designed the doll fashions, and only one designer designed the Jem herself -- with the exception of the Rock 'n Curl dress.
But come to find out, Hasbro sent the picture
of the pink
dress to Sunbow and it was labeled Hollywood
Jem. So there is still some confusion, but the
picture(s) sent to Sunbow seems to be the final
word, saying that Hasbro was going to release
Hollywood Jem in the pink dress. There is also
other information from Hasbro that seems to
support the pink dress a doll release. And
this has been backed up by Hasbro sources.
If you heard rumors of a second Hollywood Jem
introduction to the show with the sliver dress
as the lead, that rumor is untrue. The reason
Hollywood Jem, the Stingers, Astral and Regine
were introduced in January of 1988 (as the end
of the 1987/1988 season) is because the Jem
cartoon would have been canceled -- with or
without the 1988 doll line being canceled. Hasbro
was ending all the Sunbow shows, and Jem was
the last one to be discontinued.
The French 1988 Hasbro catalog has American
Beauty Jem (pictured) listed as Hollywood Jem.
I would assume they put the wrong picture in
that catalog. But the description says something
about a cologne. So the doll would have been a scented
doll. It also states that the doll would have
had a ravishing dress, fine jewelry, and blonde
hair. Seems that Hasbro was eliminating the
pink hair for this doll, or for Jem all together.
The only other thing we know is the box size
is slightly different. It would seem the description
is talking about another doll and not a renamed
American Beauty Jem. Images from the 1988 French
Hasbro Toy Catalog are available at www.pranceatron.com
Fan Art by Luca (from my collection)
Who is Graphix?
have been a friend of the Misfits, and also
the Stingers. Graphix would have been the designer
for the new album covers, logos and other stuff
How do we
for the doll, and there was a character
description made for the Jem Bible. Not too
much is know since the character did not get
introduced on the show before the show was canceled.
Other then Hasbro pulled her from the 1988 line
because they felt they had enough new dolls
at that time.
What is Graphix’s instrument?
Graphix instrument is a video distorter. So
Clash would use Distortion Modular wreck Jem
concert (or prevent Jerrica from transforming
into Jem), Graphix would wreck Jem's video shots
and/or Jem's movies sets by using her video
distorter like a magic wand.
The bands (Holograms/Misfits) were being discontinued.
Only Pizzazz, Graphix and maybe Clash would
have been released in 1988. But these 1988 Misfits
seem to have been dropped long before the line
Update: The designer of "Red Dress" Pizzazz and Graphix thinks a refresh Roxy, Stormer and maybe even Jetta may have been assigned to differnt designers -- so they may have been in the works, but might have been dropped later when Hasbro decided to remove the band elment from the Holograms and Misfits.