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30 Years of JEM! 1985-2015
JEM's 30th Anniversary
of the Glitter'n Gold line unveiling
at Toy Fair 1987
February 09, 1987 - February 09, 2017
JEM's 30th Anniversary
of the "Glitter and Gold"
Jem episode.
March 15, 1987 - March 15, 2017
JEM's 30th Anniversary
of the "Talent Search"
Jem episodes. (Raya/Jetta)
Sept. 21, 1987 - Sept. 21, 2017
 

 

JEMstars
JEM Character Bios

1985 Jem/Jerrica Benton™ | Kimber Benton™ | Aja Leith™ | Shana Elmsford™ | Rio Pacheco™ | Roxanne "Roxy" Pelligrini™ | Mary "Stormer" Phillips™ | Phyllis "Pizzazz" Gabor™ | Eric Raymond™ | Mrs. Bailey™ | Synergy™ | Howard Sands™ | Zipper™ | Countess Danielle Du Voisin™ | Lindsey "Lin-Z" Pierce™ | Anthony Julian™ | The Starlight Girls™

1986 Vivien "Video" Montgomery™ | Constance "Clash" Montgomery™ | Jeff Wright™ | Harvey Gabor™ | Shawn Harrison™ | Giselle "Danse" Dvorak™ | Techrat™

1987 Carmen "Raya" Alonso™ | Craig Phillips™ | Sheila "Jetta" Burns™ | Harriet Horn™ | Emmett Benton™ | Jacqui Benton™ |

1988 Rory "Riot" Llewelyn™ | Ingrid "Minx" Kruger™ | Phoebe "Rapture" Ashe™ | Maeve "Astral" Eldrich™ | Regine Césaire™ Gwendolyn "Graphix" Snyd™ | Rama Llama

2015 Blaze™

 

 
JEM
Jem and the Holograms Ornament!
(Oct 1, 2016)
JEM the Comic Book!(April 2015)
hallmark.com
 

 
JEM's 35th Anniversary
of the first airing on Super Sunday
October 6, 1985 -- October 6, 2020

Count Down Clock:
JEM's 35th Anniversary
of the Jem dolls line's unveiling
at Toy Fair 1986
February 02, 1986 - February 02, 2021
JEM's 35th Anniversary
of "the Beginning"
extended Jem episode.
April 04, 1986 - April 04, 2021
JEM's 35th Anniversary
of the first "New" Jem episode
"Starbright Part 1- Falling Star."
July 7, 1986 - July 7, 2021
 

2017 UPDATE
on Ruby Red™ Jem®
Welcome to the Official home of Ruby Red Jem!
 

 

Integrity Toyswww.integritytoys.com/ jemandtheholograms

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JEM is Here!

Integrity Toys Licensing Deal ...
 
2012
San Diego Comic ConHollywood Jem™
Hollywood Jem™
SDCC 2012
Jem and the Holograms™ - Classic Jem™, Jerrica Benton™, Rio Pacheco™ & Synergy™
Classic Jem™, Jerrica Benton™, Synergy™ & Rio Pacheco™
November 2012
 
2013
The Holograms - Kimber Benton™, Aja Leith™ & Shana Elmsford™
The Holograms™: Kimber Benton™, Aja Leith™ & Shana Elmsford™
March 2013
The Misfits - Phyllis "Pizzazz" Gabor™, Roxanne "Roxy" Pelligrini™ & Mary "Stormer" Phillips™
The Misfits™: Phyllis "Pizzazz" Gabor™, Roxanne "Roxy" Pelligrini™ & Mary "Stormer" Phillips™
May 2013
The Stingers - Rory "Riot" Llewelyn™, Ingrid "Minx" Kruger™ & Phoebe "Rapture" Ashe™
The Stingers™: Rory "Riot" Llewelyn™, Ingrid "Minx" Kruger™ & Phoebe "Rapture" Ashe™
September 2013

Continuing after
the original Licensing Deal ...
Broadway Magic JemGlitter'n Gold Jem/Jerrica Benton™ / Glitter'n Gold Rio Pacheco™
Broadway Magic Jem™ W Club 2013, Glitter'n Gold Jem/Jerrica Benton™ SDCC 2013 & Glitter'n Gold Rio Pacheco™ IT Direct 2013
Who Is He Kissing? Flipside Giftset / the Holograms Stage Essentials & the Misfits Stage Essentials
Who Is He Kissing? Jem™ & Jerrica Benton™ December 2013 & Stage Essentials March 2014
 
2014
Carmen "Raya" Alonso™, Sheila "Jetta" Burns™ & Maeve "Astral" Eldrich™
Carmen "Raya" Alonso™, Sheila "Jetta" Burns™ & Maeve "Astral" Eldrich™
March 2014
Constance "Clash" Montgomery™, Vivien "Video" Montgomery™, Giselle "Danse" Dvorak™ & Regine Césaire™
Constance "Clash" Montgomery™, Vivien "Video" Montgomery™, Giselle "Danse" Dvorak™ & Regine Césaire™
June 2014
In Stitches Jem™ & Phyllis "Pizzazz" Gabor™ Duet Giftset (2013 IT Direct Exclusive) Property of Integrity Toys, no copyright infringement intended
In Stitches Jem™ & Phyllis "Pizzazz" Gabor™
IT Direct 2015 - March 2014
Techrat™
W Club 2014 - August 2015
Property of Integrity Toys, no copyright infringement intended Rockin' Romance Jem™
Countess Danielle Du Voisin™
W Club 2014 Upgrade
Rockin' Romance Jem™
SDCC 2014
   
2015
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Lindsey Pierce™
IT Direct 2015
Eric Raymond™
IT Direct 2015
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Starstruck Jem™
IT Direct 2015 - Winter 2015
Craig Phillips™
IT Direct 2015 - Winter 2015
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Award Night Jem™
W Club 2015 - Early 2016
Twilight In Paris Jericca Benton/Jem™
SDCC 2015
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Anthony Julian™
IT Direct 2015 - Fall 2015
Showtime Jem™ SHOPBOP 2015 - October 2015
   
2016
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Sean Harrison™
IT Direct 2016 - Winter 2016
Rock 'N Roll Royalty
RIOT LLEWELYN™
IT Direct 2016
May 2016
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The Bands Breakup
KIMBER BENTON™
IT Direct 2016
June/July 2016
The Bands Breakup
Mary "STORMER" Phillips™
IT Direct 2016
Late Summer 2016
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Designing Woman
Phyllis "PIZZAZZ" Gabor™
IT Direct 2016
June/July 2016
Gwendolyn "Graphix" Snyd™
W Club 2016 -
Feb 2017
   
Dolly-Days - New Editions with bonus fashions

Phyllis "Pizzazz" Gabor™
Bonus "At The Awards" Dress
Roxanne "Roxy" Pelligrini™
Bonus "I'm With Her" Dress
Mary "Stormer" Phillips™
Bonus "I'm Okay" Outfit
Ingrid "Minx" Kruger™
Bonus "Are You Feeling Alright?" Outfit
Phoebe "Rapture" Ashe™
Bonus "Destiny" Outfit
IT Direct 2016
Nov 2016

   
2017
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Zipper™
IT Direct 2017
March 2017

Tomorrow Is My Wedding Day
KIMBER BENTON™
IT Direct 2017
April 2017

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Studio Playset
W Club 2017
Fall 2017
Sophisticated Lady JEM®/Jerrica Benton™
IT Direct 2017
June 2017
and another???
Property of Integrity Toys,
no copyright infringement intended

Updated: June 2017

 

 

Shout! Factory

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JEM is now on DVD!

The Truly Outrageous Complete Series Season One
Shout! Factory DVD - Jem The Truly Outrageous Complete Series! Shout! Factory DVD - Jem The Truly Outrageous Complete Series! - Season One
October 11, 2011 October 11, 2011
   
Season Two Season Three
Shout! Factory DVD - Jem The Truly Outrageous Complete Series! - Season Two Shout! Factory DVD - Jem The Truly Outrageous Complete Series! - Season Three
February 14, 2012 July 10,
2012

Hasbro has reacquired the worldwide distribution rights to the Sunbow Library of Hasbro Classics on May 14, 2008.

Updated: Nov 3, 2011

 

 
MORE COMING SOON...
JEM the Comic Book!
(April 2015)
JEM the Comic Book!(April 2015)
IDWPublishing.com
Get your officially licensed Jem t-shirts at
Everything you need to dress-up like Jem, Pizzazz or Synergy -- officially licensed by Hasbro. spirithalloween.com

Get your officially licensed Jem t-shirts at welovefine.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.
Jem Tee Design Contest
Congratulations to the Winners! You are Superstars!

Get your officially licensed Jem t-shirts at truffleshuffle.co.uk
Nov 2011 - Get your officially (UK) licensed Jem t-shirts at truffleshuffle.co.uk
 

 
Jem The Movie
(October 23, 2015)
JEM the Movie!(2016?)
jemthemovie.com
 

 
Jem and the Holograms is coming to Nextflix in 2012
All 65 episodes of Jem and the Holograms
are available on Nextflix Instant Que ($7.99 per month)
 

 
JEM @ 2012 San Diego Comic Con
HollywoodJem Integrity Toys - licensed by Hasbro -  ©2012 Hasbro
 
JEM @ 2011 New York Comic Con
& UNIT•E
with JEM at the 2011 New York Comic Con
 

 
JEM's Beatin' Beetle - My Dream Car!
Just for fun
 

Fun Facts:

  • "Saturday's Hub premiere of "Jem and the Holograms" (2-5 p.m.) earned significant double-digit growth versus the prior week"
    thefutoncritic.com
  • Jem was the #1 rated cartoon show Nov. 1986 (Nielsen).
    2.) G.I. Joe, 3.) Smurfs, 4.) Transformers, 5.)Thundercats
    Playthings - June 1987
  • Jem made over $50 Million her first year. (Not Correct? - unless it's net vs gross) source
  • 1987 - "Hasbro said it had projected sales of $30 million this year, but had only sold $21 million worth of Jem dolls"
    LA Times - Aug 22, 1987
  • The Jem theme went Triple Platunum by Aug. 1987 - over 3,000,000 dolls sold which included the theme song.
    LA Times - Nov 9, 1987 - thanks CTD
  • By Sept. 1988 over 5,000,000 dolls were sold.
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Bill D. Sanders
May 23, 1940 to March 13, 1990


Bill Sanders was one of the original creators of the Jem doll line. Bill along with Barbara and Joe Hyland took their idea for Jem; more then like named "M" at that time, to Hasbro. Hasbro picked up the line, made many changes and the rest is history.
• • • • •
Father's Day in honor of one of Jem's Father.
• • • • •

Bill had BFA in Advertising Design and Paining from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. Followed by Creative Writing an Art History at Columbia College, Chicago, IL, where he did his graduate work. Bill remained in Chicago where he won many rewards for his TV Commercial and Print advertising work, including many well-known slogans.

While at Grey North in Chicago, he worked with Barbara Hyland, one of the other creators of Jem. Barbara and her husband Joe invited Bill to help create the concepts that became Jem and the Holograms so he moved to.

His mother wrote about LoRilla Davis Sanders and her book was published in 1995.

“Bill and Betty were nine years old when they began piano lessons from Naomi Westerfield in Centralia. I drove them there every Monday evening for five years. I enjoyed watching their progress and it was time well spent.

Billy Dee was a true-born artist in every sense of the word. He was musically inclined and the piano tunes flowed from his finger-tips with ease.

Billy finished his schooling at the U of I and worked many years for major advertising companies in Chicago. He made TV commercials from the east coast to the west. He also illustrated children’s books and was the creator of the Jem doll.”

“Bitter-Sweet Gum,” L. Sanders, Page 179

“It was a hard blow when we were called from a Chicago hospital to the bedside of our dying sin, Bill. It was in March of 1990.

There’s no way to express the hurt we felt while standing by his bedside holding his hand. Pneumonia has a strong grip on him and perhaps if he had called for help sooner, he would’ve won that bout, but it was not to be.

Bill’s twin sister, Betty Lee, accompanied his ashes back home were they were buried at Little Grove Cemetery, southeast of Walnut Hill. I felt stunned and numb as I stood and watched the small box placed in the earth. The days of his life flashed before me and I repeated to myself, “for dust thou art and to dust shalt thou return”

This was one of the most bitter moments of my life, and a part of me went with him.”

“Bitter-Sweet Gum,” L. Sanders, Page 196

“Losing Bill was too much, but not ever having the privilege of seeing his son, Robert, is something that should never ever happen to a grandparent. The hurt has been deep, but my love for my grandson is deep too, and if I could only shake his hand and look upon his face, it would be the next best thing to seeing Bill.”

“Bitter-Sweet Gum,” L. Sanders, Page 199

• • • • •

Bill Sanders
Vice President
Creative Group Head.

1983

thanks H. Davis

JEM, the Sensational New Doll, Was Created by Centralian Bill Sanders.

thanks H. Davis

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Bill Sander did draw the sketches of Clash, Danse, and Video along with the "M" plane. They are signed and dated 1985...before the 1st issue dolls came out. All three dolls had changes, but most interesting change is Clash from the black hair with sliver streaks to the purple hair, because Hasbro reused that idea for Jetta.

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For any friends or family of Bill Sanders I would love to find out as much as I can about him. If you have sketches and/or work, I would love to see photo copies or originals. I'll pay for the copies and shipping.

A Fan of Bill Sanders.

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June 14th, 2003 - I finally made the 112 mile drive to Bill Sanders final resting place, and home town. I had been planning on going there for over two years ... I always thought it was going to be a really long trip. Come to find out, he grew up much close to where I grew up then I realized. It as very easy to get down to the area since the main route close to Walnut Hill is the same route that is 2 blocks from my house.

The closer I got the harder it was to find the town and cemetery. The map showed a road going in from the north, and one going in from the west. There were no signs telling you how many miles to the left, or right, was Walnut Hill. I got to where I need to be and it was like the town never existed. I drove a ways, and know I past the road I needed. I turned around and just picked a road to try. It was the right road. I came down to a stop sign and saw the water tower.

That was not the end of line for me. I drove through the town, hit a fork in the road, and followed the main road out. I did not see any signs of the church. I turned around and went back through town again, looking even closer ... still nothing. I went back though again and saw a little white sign pointing to the left. I followed it and end back at the fork in the road again. I decide just to try the other road ... and minutes later I found it.

It is very small cemetery, as I thought it would be. It only took me minutes to find what looked like the right head stone. I was very excited to see flowers at the stone. I know one cousin was still on friendly bases with him when he died, so I was not expecting much, since his surviving family was to happy about his life style. If I was one day later going down, I would have never seen the flowers because they might have been removed the very next day.

I'm assuming that the local barber shop building had a roll in young Bill's life. I don't know which house he grew up in, but if it's still standing I saw it. As I went down all 3 streets just to check it out. There is not much else that could be said about Walnut Hill then there is about twenty homes or so ... and that's that.

I originally was going to drive down there for inspiration in my own work, but I got to the point where I realized I did not need this trip for inspiration. Although I did compare and contrast Bill's life and mine (so far) and figured out that he never settled for anything less then what he wanted. He left this small town, went to college and became a successful advertising professional in Chicago, and didn't stop there. It's really sad to think what more he could have given us if he would have lived 5, 10, 20 years longer.

But at least he gave us Jem!


I am adding a picture (left) from the cemetery Bill's friend said me he wanted to be bared in. This is just one monument in a vast amount of beautiful and unique memorials. This is Graceland Cemetery in Chicago, IL. Bill and his friends would hang out in the cemetery to get artistic inspiration.

Ironically much planning for Jemcon2007 happened just outside the walls of the cemetery.

(Image July 2006) All photos are photographed by Riot4Jem

The following images are from Bill's home town and final resting place.
The water tower The only nonresidential building, because the churches and a small fire satiation. The sign out side the church/cemetery
I early spotted the stone I thought was his, Sanders, plus it look about like the right shape.

Bill D Sanders
May, 23 1940
Mar, 13 1990

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