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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
 

 
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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

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Updated: Nov 2016

 

 

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JEM is now on DVD!

The Truly Outrageous Complete Series Season One
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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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Carleigh M. Hoff
August 5, 1950 to November 5, 2005

Carleigh's Obit

Interview with Carleigh

Carleigh's Portfolio


Carleigh Hoff was one of the fashion designers that work for Hasbro. Only two of her designs were produced "Midnight Magic"™ and "Moroccan Magic"™. Carleigh did also develop the Mardi Gras line for the 1988 line, along with several International Fashions and other. She was also the color cordinator for the Matching Medley Fashions. Sad to say most of her work never saw the light of day because Hasbro canceled the line in 1988.
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The "Mardi Gras" episode
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Carleigh M. Hoff, age 55, lifelong artist/teacher/musician/writer/ dancer and remarkable friend to many, died Saturday evening, November 5, 2005 at home from complications of multiple myeloma cancer. She was surrounded by family and friends singing her on her journey with her own songs. She graduated from Scripps College and went on to attain a Masters in Design from UCLA. Her works in a wide spectrum of media first ranged from 3D environments, headdresses, and masks and shifted to costumes for dance, film, and theatre. She was later a librarian, and wrote and created children's literature and illustration. Her work most recently was in the realm of figurative sculpture. Residences throughout her life have included PA, NJ, TN, West Hollywood and Santa Barbara CA, Providence RI, East Hartford and Hamden CT. Her vast creative energies eventually wove together into doll art, for which she has won awards and had articles written. Many children and adults have been inspired over the years by her art classes and camps, and doll-making workshops. Much of Carleigh's figurative sculpture can be viewed at her website at greenspiritstudio.com. At 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 13, 2005 there will be a celebration of Carleigh's life at the First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle NE at Comanche. Following the service of remembrances and music will be a reception with food, music, and folk dancing. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the humanitarian activities of someone close to Carleigh's heart, the spiritual leader and "hugging saint" known as Amma (see amma.org for more information). Checks may be sent to M.A. Center - PO Box 613 - San Ramon, CA. 94583. The family extends special gratitude for the extraordinary generosity and special projects provided by the people at Carleigh's last workplace, Sierra Peaks Corporation, and to the care from Vista Care hospice staff. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010

Albuquerque Journal , November 11, 2005

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Carleigh designed these two Glitter'n Gold Fashions
Images from the 1987 Hasbro Toy Fair Catalog.


Carleigh also created/color coordinated some of
the Matching Medley Fashions Assortments, if not all of them.


Carleigh's also created a line of Mardi Gras fashions.

These fashion where going to be produced at one point in time and where included in the episode of the same name. After Jem was cancel, Carleigh was told that Hasbro liked these fashions so well, they where going to developed another doll just to produce these fashions.

Images from the Jem episode"Mardi Gras"
Stormer's fashion was not one of Carleigh's designs. The Artists at Sunbow developed that fashion, so Stormer didn't get left out.

Carleigh's Obit

Interview with Carleigh

Carleigh's Portfolio


The following information is based on what Carleigh told me in the phone interviews we had. I talked to her several times in the past 3 years of her life. With the notes I took, the Stingers, Starlight Girls and few other aspects of the line where also talked about, but I can not recall if Carleigh designed these other fashions or not. I'm almost positive that Carleigh designed the Starlight Girl doll fashions, but I can't say 100% for sure. The following is the from the "better" notes I took ...

Jem vs. Barbie … the real story
And now for the real story … Jem came first! A Jem doll box was used for some type of early promotion for the line (no dolls or fashion, just the box) After the box was used it was thrown into the garbage. Someone from Mattel dug through the garbage to get the box. Ran back to Mattel with the box, and Mattel put Barbie in the Rockers in to production based on just the box colors. That is why the Rockers fashions are such bright colors, compared to JEM's muted Mylar fashions.

So while Hasbro had to take its time to develop the head molds, fashions, and accessories from scratch, Mattel worked their employees over time to get a Rock band out to compete with Hasbro's new doll. Mattel did not have to spend as much time developing the line, because they already had the molds for the dolls. Hasbro was making JEM from scratch.

Jem vs. Maxie?
Maxie was not made as a replacement for Jem. Maxie is based on Sindy, the doll that out sold Barbie in Europe. Hasbro had just got the rights to produce Sindy in 1987. Hasbro was going to completely copy Sindy to create Maxie, but Maxie did get produced with new doll molds.

Both Jem and Maxie were developed and going to be released in 1988. Hasbro was going to compete with itself. They where looking to get a little younger audience with Maxie, while keeping the same audience for Jem.

1986 Mystery Man
Not sure if or who, because Carleigh was brought in after fact.

Honk Kong vs. China
Jem was produced in both place because Hasbro was afraid if political problems where to occur they would not have a toy line to sell. By having two locates that made the dolls, if there was a problem with one, at least some of the dolls would still be released.

Prototype info…

"Splash Of Sound" - The fashion sold is not the same as the fashion prototype because the fabric from the prototype gave of a toxic gas.

"Midnight Magic" - In the Prototype picture, the Velcro for the scarf is on the outside, not the inside. This is a goof up with the prototype because separate fashions was made for the just for the prototype pictures.

Jetta - The prototypes where made well in advance, for the box are and posters. Since Jetta was not on the 1987 Misfits box, that does mean she was not produced until the very last minute.

Rockin' Romance Jem - It sounds like she was original going to have fur around her solders, where the lace was.

Other 1988 Unproduced Items…
Hollywood Jem
- Fashions where going to be produced with the dolls similar to Glitter'n Gold.

Flip Side Fashions - New Flip Side Fashions where going to be released. These new fashions where going to be much better then the previous/first year Flip Side Fashions. (Jem fashions are more modern and fun, while Jericca fashions are more Sophisticated and similar to 20's and 30's design*)

Mardi Gras - these fashions where introduced on the show. (all the Mardi Gras fashions are in the episode of the same name...Stormer's fashion is not one the the Hasbro prototypes*) After Jem was canceled Hasbro was talked of creating a new doll just to promote these costumes and masks. (I believe that nothing came of this.*)

International - there was to be an international line of clothing based on different countries. (seems like it was more of South American theme, with Mexican fashion, and Jamaican fashion, and Argentinean/Brazilian fashion*)

Abra Cadabra - Carleigh did not know anything about this set. (I did not have time to send her images of the fashions to see if she might have recognize them.*)

Wedding Kimber - The doll in the wedding dress was a wedding gift for a Hasbro Employee. The wedding dress was not developed for Jem or for Kimber.

Hasbro and Discontinuing Lines.
Marketing department had complete and tasteless control!

They only wanted items that had some kind of gimmick. Many many great toys did not make it past the design phase because they did not have a strong gimmick. It is true that there is a very large room full of toys that never made it though production.

The marketing department would cancel lines at any point in time that they felt like it. Toys could be made and ready to be assembled then discontinued and discarded. The Glow Bugs where going to have a Dragon Fly vehicle that was completely made waiting to be assembled, when marketing decided to pull the line. The problem was the Marketing department did not know how far along, or now much time was spent on many of the toys they canceled. The left hand did not know what the right hand was doing.

Side Note:
Quite often Hasbro would have freelance artist create the different toys, while the in house designers had nothing to do.

Selling Rockin' Romance Jem - toys given to Hasbro employees
Come to find out, that the discontinued or any kind of toy was not given to the people that worked on the toy, toys where mostly give to the people in the marketing department. (it sounds like Rockin' Romance Jem was not sold in the employee store, but other employees say she was*)

* - thoughts I have added, to clarify different issues


Carleigh's Obit

Interview with Carleigh

Carleigh's Portfolio

You can also check out JEM Trade Posters & Ads to see some items that Carleigh gave me.
Also check out Carleigh's later work at her web site greenspiritstudio.com, Carleigh's daughter helped her with the website, and is continuing to keep it up in memory of her mother. Carleigh was a true artistic genius.

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