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Recently a lot of the Matching Medley prototypes have shown up on ebay. Besides those fashions, there has been many other 1988 Smashin' Fashions, 1988 On Stage Fashions, a 1988 Music Is Magic Fashion, and even a New Pizzazz fashion.
Below are image from the auctions. The fashion tags and/or pictures sold with the fashions let us know which fashions group each fashion should belong in. There is usually a log number that is on the tags, these numbers helped Hasbro keep track of which fashion was which. It also gives us a date the fashion was originally logged. Ex. 609128-01M is 6 09 12 8-01M.
The first number is the year - "6"=1986.
the 2nd two numbers are the month - "09"=Sept.
4th and 5th number are the day - "12"=12th.
6th number is reference to the order the fashion are put into the log for that day. - "8"
"-01M" is the version
The version number is usually low for the prototypes that are in the design department, usually under 10. Slightly higher number are from the Engineering Pilot stage, when the fine details are worked out. Really high numbers "-149M" should be prototypes sent from the factory to get approved, or to make changes.
I have included the sellers name as reference ... seller may not be the original owner of fashions and dolls. I put the date the auction ended, and the winning amount for amusement. I am not including the winners name, I would like to keep them anonymous.
Special Promo (Hollywood Jem?) ("Silver" lead dress?) (click images)
Log #: 611154-01M 1986 Nov 15
Seller: pjkho Date: 11/15/2006 Amount: $997.89
March 2010 Updated/Correction: It seems that around Nov. 1986 this Silver dress might have been the lead fashion for Hollywood Jem, the fashion that was to be sold with the doll. But by April 1987, Hasbro sent a Pink dress (above) to Sunbow as the lead. This dress may have come on a new doll, but was not the lead Hollywood Jem dress. The designer of this fashion was under the impression this dress would have been the lead fashion. Both fashions are in the Hollywood Jem episodes.
Regine, 2007 re-sculpted (click images)
Seller: superir5 Date: 5/21/2007 Amount: $400.00
transaction fell through
Pizzazz Red Dress (click images)
Log #: 703001-01M 1987 March
Seller: jgallo Date: 11/1/2006 Amount: $2,381.34
March 2010 Updated/Correction: This was a new fashion/doll for the 1988 Pizzazz. Both the dress and the doll design (make-up and hair) were approved, it sounds like the face mold was undecided when she was put on hold. Before the head mold was approved Pizzazz was put on hold -- not canceled, but just put on hold and still a possibility for release.
She does have the same head mold as this Jerrica and Rapture. The Jerrica is really Hollywood Jem, but like the Pizzazz, the mold was not approved. More then likely the Pizzazz would have been sold with the Rapture head mold, but Hollywood Jem may have come with the Rockin' Romance Jem/American Beauty head mold. It doesn't seem likely that Jem and rival dolls would share the same head mold.
the Stingers - Chaos (Riot), Fiasco (Rapture) & Jazz (Minx) (click images)
Log #: 612020-02M 1986 Dec. 12
Seller: jgallo Date: 5/14/2007 Amount: $10,150.00
This has to be the biggest Jem find EVER! The complete set of Stingers! You will notice that they have different names, most of changed later. I think the most exciting thing about this auction is we know when the Stinger were in development ... before Jem saw her first Christmas, before Glitter'n Gold Jem came out. This tells us that the Stingers were not a replacement for the Misfits, because of bad selling. The Stingers were developed before the final numbers were in for 1986.
You will also notice that the fashions are basically the same as the above pictures from Sunbow ... It seems that they are the exact fashions with a few changes. And of course Riot and Rapture both have new head molds. So Riot was not going to have Rio's head mold, and he was not going to have Rob's head mold either. You may notice that eyes are very close to Rob's eyes (from Maxie.) But his head is the same size as Rio's head.
Rapture (click images)
Seller: unknown (France) Date: 09/2006 Amount: Auction was canceled
March 2010 Updated/Correction: This head was approved for Rapture and both Raptures head are factory painted, suggesting the factory was getting ready to produced Rapture and the rest of the Stingers -- much further into production then originally thought.