Everything you need to dress-up like Jem, Pizzazz or Synergy
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In the world of Jem, Meritus is mostly known for Maxie accessories that Hasbro did not produce. Like Hasbro, Meritus received licensing from the Albert’s (best known for Tammie-Ideal Toys) to produce elements of the Maxie line. Most of the Maxie Meritus toys were nothing more than a remanufacture of previously used playsets, cars, scooters, etc., with minor changes. That allowed for a larger profit because new molds were not need for the playsets. Hasbro only developed a minimal amount of 11-1/2” doll playsets once they got the licensing for Sindy in the European markets. One such toy was
Maxie’s High Energy Party Place from 1988, which included flashing lights and maybe a speaker. Maxie’s High energy Party Place was no more than a revamped version of “Rock n Roxy” Teenage Dance Club which came out in 1987. It has the same lights, a real working speaker (similar to Jem’s Rock Backstager), and the structure for the Maxie’s room was the stage of the dance club.
“And now back to JEM” … there are three very apparent similarities to Jem. One is the name, Rock n Roxy – Roxy is the name of a Misfit and the “n” was used in many of the Jem themes. Another is the blonde dolls top, which is very similar to the fabric of Roxy’s pants. But the 3rd and most unusual is the haircut and color of the doll on the mic – the length and use of color is very similar to how Clash originally appeared in “Starbright” and had until the “Glitter and Gold” episodes, when Glitter’n Gold Jem was introduced. Clash’s hair color was changed in that episode to match the produced doll that was coming out.