2020/2021 dolls

This line ended in 2017, and after two years without any official Jem dolls, it returned for Jem's 35th anniversary. What a welcome return!

There's been a buzz in the Jem fan community, from Jem fans who built a collection of this format of dolls. If we had a hard time keeping up with buying all the high quality dolls before, we were certainly for more now. There are so many characters still to be released, so many iconic looks, and we definitely needed more fashions to switch between.

Alain Tremblay of Integrity Toys has shared the reason they stopped making the Jem line, which was because they were responsible for other IT lines and felt they had said what they wanted to say with Jem, and had done so many Jem characters. In time for the 35th anniversary Hasbro approached Integrity Toys and asked them if they could do something for the anniversary, and IT agreed. Alain Tremblay and Vaughn Sawyers of IT started talking about all the things they would have wanted to do with the Jem line. Then when they started again they felt it was so much fun and wondered why they ever stopped. And this time around Hasbro gave IT the right to do what they wanted with their line.

July 10, 2020 IT announced the first doll in the 35th anniversary year for Jem, Up & Rockin' Jerrica Benton / Jem Flip-Side Gift Set. It felt almost like when Jem first returned in shape of an Integrity Toys collectors line in 2012.

IT didn't have had to go all in this time around, since they already had a faithful base of collectors who by were longing for more dolls. Still they put alot of effort into making updates to their line. They included two dolls (or in the first release it was an extra head and torso) with each set, or even three dolls. So if you wanted a rare character like Jetta or Raya, you needed to buy a Kimber or Stormer aswell. This way IT could sell two dolls at once, and we fans could save alot on shipping. And on top of new releases of iconic 80's doll and cartoon fashions, here's what's new in detail:

- New boxes. IT keep surprising us with new beautiful and clever packages, that get better and better in terms of resealing and storing the dolls. They have also listened to our needs to save on shipping by making the boxes smaller, especially for the many faithful international fans. By now IT have acquired some hi-res scans of the original doll artwork directly from Hasbro, which they are using on the boxes.

- Other head sculpts. They have taken the confidence and liberties from Hasbro seriously, and experiemented with changing sculpts for some of the main characters. Like for Rio, Aja and Stormer. Some very welcome improvements and variations.

- New body sculpts. Both the female and male bodies were updated to a new version that can be disassembled at all joints, which makes it easier to exchange parts and redress. The new bodies look basically the same, with small differences.

- New makeup and some skintones. No huge updates, but changes compared to the previous dolls.

- New hairtype and colors. A more shiny sturdy and thick type of hair. Which more resembles the 80's doll hair, and makes the hair alot more fluffy and colorful. And very big bangs on all the female dolls. A very appreciated update, the hair looks better than ever. And they even changed the hairtones on several of the dolls for the first time.

- Clothing. New fabric prints. Actually choosing to recreate fashions that required specific prints, is a huge sign of how much care and effort they are putting into this line. The clothing tags now say "Jem and The Holograms 35th Anniversary". And new smaller hooks for closing the clothes.

- Accessories. New style of instruments with clear plastic with glitter, and new shapes. New shapes of jewelry. New stands, resembling the 80's ones with their transparent flourescent colors, and one amazing new stand shaped after the 80's Star Stage. Also the sadel and underarm support pieces for the stands are now silver-chromed instead of black. IT even manages to tie the 80's Hasbro doll line together with the new IT/Hasbro line by a cardboard backdrop included with the Perfect Match set, to pose the dolls on the 80's Star Stage.

- And they removed things aswell. From this year, they no longer included instructions. With the exception for the Up & Rockin' Jerrica Benton / Jem Flip-Side Gift Set aswell as for Raya's drumset. I guess there's no real need for adult collectors to read instructions, especially at this point when the line has been around for so long. After all, no dolls this year had the quick switch heads, and instructions seem rarely included for their other lines.

In these anniversary editions, apparently IT wanted to do something extra. And to concentrate on main characters and looks we would recognize. There's a certain theme to these choices, as they belong to certain moments in the cartoon, and groups of fashions of the doll line. Nice to see how IT balanced the looks evenly between cartoon only fashions and 80's doll line fashions (all of which are also seen in the cartoon). Some of these are obvious iconic choices, and some unexpected.

The Riot, Jem and Rio giftset was the first ever set IT released for the Jem line with three dolls. In their promotional pictures, IT re-created the commercial bumper where this trio appeared. Alain has shared that they wanted to do something unexpected. It turned out fantastic! IT seemed very confident calling this a "soon-to-become fan favorite set", and they were right.

From 2021, IT has a new collaboration with Sideshow.com, and are selling some dolls exclusively via their site. A certain amount of dolls was set aside for W Club members, and a certain amount for Sideshow. A collaboration that seems great for the line. For us fans, it meant having to learn how Sideshow works, and it's gone very smoothly. Though Sideshow ships the dolls directly in the outer carton box, and you have to pay extra for an extra protective box. Not necessary for a safe shipping, but some collectors keep that outer brown carton boxes, and want it fully protected during shipping.

The reception by Jem fans of the new dolls is great. The discussions have revolved around the choices of fashions, with the biggest surprises being Roxy, Shana, Stormer and Rio. The fan favorites turned out to be Up & Rockin' Jem/Jerrica, Perfect Match Riot, Beat This Aja, I Am A Giant Pizzazz, She Makes An Impression Raya, and I Like Your Style Jetta. But most of all fans appreciated to see some hard to find characters getting released again, like Jetta and Raya.

The more releases IT makes, the more heart it will show us fans since IT are reaching deeper into the big catalog of fashions and looks of the Jem legacy.

Off-site information about these dolls:

Promotional pictures from this page may not be reposted without permission from Integrity Toys, and may only be used by Integrity Toys and their authorized dealers for selling the dolls.

  • Up & Rockin' Jerrica Benton / Jem Flip-Side Gift Set 14105
    Glamorous and always Truly Outrageous, rock superstar JEM is ready to dazzle her fans, as she is set to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the iconic 80's cartoon series that launched her into superstardom and turned her into an instant pop culture icon!

    The first doll in the 35th Anniversary Collection. And the fourth time that Jem and Jerrica are released together, but the only time that a release in this line includes an upper torso with the extra head. The rest of the body could be ordered at the same time as a Body Completer Pack for $15 dollars.

    An absolutely beautiful doll! And Up & Rockin' is a very popular fashion that could aswell have been released long ago. Integrity Toys asked us in a poll in the W club forum years ago, if we wanted them to make this fashion. This is also Alains favorite Jem fashion.

    Both of the head sculpts have the closed mouth Jerrica sculpt, probably a homage to the original Hasbro Jem doll. For the second time in the IT Jem line, Jem gets a change of haircolor and hairtype, a very welcomed colorchange since it looks more than ever like in the 80's aswell as in the cartoon. Jem's hair is now fluffier, shinier, slightly more towards violet, and with a thick bangs. Something about Jem's face makes her look more Jem than ever, like in the cartoon.

    IT uses the same name as the fashion released in the 80's doll line. In the cartoon, the Jem side of the fashion, was one of the top 5 most featured from the 80's fashions lines, and first appeared in the first episode. Jerrica's side appeared in the fourth episode and was less featured.

    IT thought of a clever way of transforming the dress from Jerricas to Jem, but it's easily misinterpreted by collectors, and I've seen several photos were collectors put it on incorrectly. IT even managed to make that pattern of the fabrics on Jerricas blouse, something the 80's doll fashion didn't have, but which was apparently planned originally since the cartoon version had it.

    Jerrica's shoes aren't pumps like in the cartoon, but sandals like in the 80s boxart and doll, but IT included pumps for the Jem fashion. This was the first set of orange pumps for this line (Lindsey got orange boots though).

    The necklace re-uses the shape from the IT Sophisticated Lady doll, but in another color.

    This is the only doll of this year that the stand didn't come with side holes to attach a cord, incase you want to pose another doll on it that has a cord for their instrument. But IT added for the following dolls this year.

    Alain created yet another luxury and inventive way of packaging the dolls, the best one yet. This box looks like one of the original boxes from the 80's line. The picture of Jem inside the star was a picture of the original artwork rather than scanned from the 80's doll box. Hasbro had made their vault of artwork available to Integrity in time for this release.

    Interesting to see IT now writes "Truly Outrageous" under the Jem logo, as it should be, rather than "and The Holograms", nice detail I appreciate. IT decided to not include a clear plastic cover like the original doll had, for the environments sake. The liner is the exact same color as on the 80's doll as an homage.

    Doll specs:
    Line: The Jem and The Holograms 35th Anniversary Collection.
    Announced on date: 6 March 2020. Pictures of box on 6 July 2020, and doll on 10 July 2020.
    Ready to ship: Estimated late September 2020. Shipped on 14 September 2020.
    Original price: W Club right-to-buy lottery $199. Public $250.
    Offer type: W Club right-to-buy lottery. Then sold exclusively through Sideshow Toys. W Club 500 dolls / public 100 dolls.
    Edition size: 600 dolls.
    Head sculpt: Jerrica Benton / Video / Jem 2.0 / Color Infusion: Jaeme Costas.
    Body sculpt: Color Infusion / Jem Version 1.5.
    Skin tone: Japan (both).
    Hair color: Cotton Candy (Jem) and Blond (Jerrica).
    Quickswitch: No.

    Promotional pictures:
    Picture 1. Picture 2. Picture 3. Picture 4. Picture 5. Picture 6. Picture 7. Picture 8. Picture 9. Picture 10.

    Packaging:
    Outer boxes: Carton box (and close-up).
    Doll box: Front Front #2 (and inside). Top. Bottom. Side left. Side right. Back.
    Inside: Accessories. Accessories inside. Accessories back. Liner (and close-up). Back.

    Contents:
    Jerrica torso: Head and torso. Blue eyebrows, soft peach makeup above the eyes, cat eyes eyeliner, and peach lips.

    Hands: Dark pink nails that match the lips of the Jem head. She came wearing these. Palms.

    Hands alternate: Dark pink nails that match the lips of the Jem head. Palms. In bag.

    Hands alternate #2 (for Jerrica): Peach nails that match the lips of Jerrica. In the same shape as Jem's main hands. Palms. In bag.

    Earrings x2 (once pair for Jerrica): Chromed red plastic starshaped with red glitter, and with metal stick post. Side and back.

    Scarf (for Jerrica): Sheer, sparkling neon yellow/green bandana in a triangle shape. The Jerrica head came wearing this. Back.

    Glasses (for Jerrica): Neon yellow/lime metal with neon-yellow glass in plastic. Actual working hinges. This is the first Jerrica since the very first IT Jerrica, that comes with glasses, and these two dolls, aswell as Eric Raymond were the only dolls in the entire line to come with glasses, all three of which are shaped differently. Back.

    Necklace (for Jem): Neon yellow/lime metal, and open in the back. Same shape that came with Sophisticated Lady Jem, but in another color. Kinda hard to put on. Try to push it on as far up the neck as possible, where the neck is the thinnest. Underside.

    Collar (for Jem): High-gloss neon-yellow/lime ribbon with red gemstone on front. Limegreen pearl and eye closure at the ends. Back. In bag along with belt.

    Dress (for Jem and Jerrica): Neon orange reversible dress, with a ruffled top (on Jem's side, but flat on Jerrica's side with two wide shoulderstraps), two layers in the skirt plus one layer on each side. Opens up in the back of the top part, with white velcro closure. Tag on the outside of the inner skirt in the back, with the 35th Anniversary Jem and The Holograms logo and says 2020 on the back. The correct way of switching between the Jem and Jerrica look, is to reverse it to the inside of the dress, so the inner skirt becomes the outer skirt, and even the top is supposed to be pulled up along with the two extra top strap pieces on each side, and then Jerrica's shirt is placed over the main orange top, and the side-parts are palced over Jerrica's top. You can also do it the wrong way, and leave Jem's top tucked under the skirt, but that will created a very bulky look on the belly. Back. Back open.

    Shirt (for Jerrica): Sheer, sparkling neon yellow/green blouse (same fabric as scarf), with a layer of rhombus-shaped net-pattern fabric (same as stockings). Jerrica came wearing this. No lining fabric inside. No tag. Opens upp al the way in the back, with white velcro closure. Back. Back open.

    Belt (for Jerrica): High-gloss neon-yellow vinyl-like fabric belt, with three red gemstones in golden metal holders in the middle on front. One hook and eye closure at the ends, in the new style. Back. In bag along with collar.

    Stockings (for Jem and Jerrica): Neon yellow fishnet stockings, with rhombus-shaped net-pattern, and elastic waist. In bag.

    Shoes (for Jem): High heel pumps in shiny orange vinyl-like fabric. With white insoles and beige outsoles. From above. Soles. In bag.

    Shoes #2 (for Jerrica): Open toe high-heel sandals in shiny orange vinyl-like fabric, and a metal buckle at the top to fasten the ankle. With orange insoles in same fabric as shoes, and beige outsoles. From above. Soles. In bag.

    Bracelet (for Jem): Wide neon yellow/lime metal with a red jewel. Based on original 80's doll bracelet, but in another color. Sme shape has previous been included with the Classic Jem and the Showtime Jem, but in different colors.

    Stand: Neon pink transparent acrylic base, in oval shape, with a glittery print of the 35th Anniversary Jem and The Holograms logo on top. A hole on top for the pole base, but no hole on the left side for a power cable which makes it unique compared to the other stands this year in this shape. Silver-colored pole, adjustable in height, inner part is metal, outer part is chromed plastic with a plastic plug in the bottom. 2 chromed plastic pieces, underarm support and saddle support, to put on top of the pole one at the time, to hold the doll. 4 pieces in total. Pole, saddle support, and underarm support came well hidden in the back, inside the left edge of the liner cardboard which contain the doll, all three sealed inside a resealable plastic bag. Underside. Pole extended. Base in bag. Supports in bag. Supports and pole in bag.

    Instructions: White glossed paper with purple print, with instructions for female dolls, removal of arms and lower part of torso, assembling the stand, hair styling tips, aswell as warning about choking hazard for small parts. Marked 2020. Only this doll ever came with this particular instructions version, and it actually says Jem and Jerrica Benton. Although Jem fans were offered to purchase a Body Complete Pack for this doll, the original idea seems to have been to switch by removing Jem's head and upper torso and attach Jerrica's. A nice detail is that the instructions for the stand actually uses the 35th Anniversary logo. In bag with certificate.

    Special instructions: A white card with black print was included to explain even more detaield how to attach the saddle and underarm support pieces on top of the pole. Marked 2020. I guess this particular doll was expected to reach alot of first time collectors in this restart of the line.

    Certificate of authenticity: Cardboard, with fading colored background, the Jem logo, Integrity Toys logo, and Hasbro logo. It doesn't say how many dolls were made, but "Ultra-limited edition". White back. Came packaged in the back behind the liner for the doll, in a plastic re-sealable bag, along with the instructions. Only one certificate included, same for both dolls. Marked 2020. In bag with instructions.

    Other info on this site:
    Cartoon character description.
    Cartoon fashions.


  • Perfect Match Riot Llewelyn Gift Set 14104
    Integrity Toys, in collaboration with Hasbro, is thrilled to bring you the next truly outrageous entry in the JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS 35th anniversary collection! Click, clap, lights, camera, action! Get ready for major glamour and drama with the first ever JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS three-doll souvenir gift set! Created to pay homage to the iconic visuals of the original hit 80's cartoon series, this fantastic trio paints a fashionable portrait of JEM and the two men who are ever fighting for her love, Rio Pacheco and Riot Llewelyn!

    This doll was sold in a set of three dolls, with Perfect Match Jem, and Perfect Match Rio. We're getting two males in the same set for the first time. I wouldn't mind if they renamed this line "Riot", and made him the main character. We can't get enough Riots, he is very popuar with none-Jem IT collectors aswell.

    Riot gets a change of haircolor for the first time, a much brighter blonde. This color make his previous haircolors look medium blonde. It's even brighter than the first Roxy, but not as white as the new Roxy. And Riot now has sideburns.

    This look may not stand out alot as being from the Jem world, it could aswell have been released in any of IT's lines, but to us Jem fans it's an iconic look. Fans have dubbed it "Houdini Riot" since it appeared in the episode "That Old Houdini Magic", and we saw Riot take on the role of a magician in one of the music videos wearing this.

    But IT calls this set Perfect Match, although none of these outfits were featured in the episode where that Stingers song appeared. IT are referring to the commercial bumper featuring Jem, Riot and Rio, an iconic moment to Jem fans that features the love-triangle of the last season of the cartoon.

    In the cartoon Riot's eyebrows were always black. I guess IT don't think that matches with his blonde hair.

    For Riot's previous doll release, I mentioned in my review that he didn't get his gloves, well now he did. These are the first ever gloved male hands in the IT Jem line. Riot was the only of the three dolls to receive three sets of hands.

    This is not a super daring doll or look to make, but it actually outshines the other two dolls in the set. This Riot would have looked great next to a matching Minx and Rapture aswell, as some fans wanted. And as it turns out, in 2022 IT announced the last two dolls they plan to make for their Jem line is Rapture and Minx, in their outfits that match this Riot.

    I like the contrast of this gift set, Rio Vs. Riot, Rio the golden man, and Riot dressed in black which kinda brings out the badguy look.

    Riot's hat is not included from the original fashion though, but it wasn't featured in the commercial bumper they based this set on.

    Amazing new stand, that has only yet appeared with this set. A miniature Star Stage from the 80's line in the keyboard style.

    Included in the box is a background diorama that resembles the commercial bumper where this look appeared with the Riot and Rio look, which can be used for the 80's doll line Star Stage.

    Doll specs:
    Line: The Jem and The Holograms 35th Anniversary Collection.
    Announced on date: 21 July 2020.
    Ready to ship: Estimated October 2020. Shipped on 6 October 2020.
    Original price: Public $350 for the set of three dolls. W Club $299, divided in three installments.
    Offer type: W Club exclusive. W Club 500 dolls / public 100 dolls.
    Edition size: 600 sets.
    Head sculpt: Riot / Color Infusion: Ace McFly / Craig Phillips / The Monarchs: Noah Faraday.
    Body sculpt: FR Homme Version 1.5.
    Skin tone: FR White.
    Hair color: Frost Blond.
    Quickswitch: No.

    Promotional pictures:
    Picture 1. Picture 2. Picture 3. Picture 4. Picture 5. Picture 6. Picture 7. Picture 8. Picture 9. Picture 10.

    Packaging:
    Outer boxes: Carton box (and close-up).
    Doll box: Front (and inside). Top. Bottom. Side left. Side right. Back.
    Inside: Accessories. Accessories inside. Accessories back. Liner (and close-up). Back.

    Contents:
    Hands: White painted "gloved". Palms.

    Alternate hands: Palms. In bag.

    Alternate hands #2: Palms. In bag.

    Earring: Stud earring in metal. Side. Packaged.

    Brooch: Golden with blue gemstone. To be placed on the sash. Packaged.

    Bowtie: Black with hook closure.

    Jacket: Black peak lapel tailcoat tuxedo. No closure. Open. Back. Back open. Tag. Tag back.

    Shirt: White tuxedo shirt, with 7 decorative buttons on front, golden cufflinks on the sleeves, and velcro closure. Open. Back. Tag. Tag back.

    Vest: Golden brocade. Open. Back. Back open. On doll.

    Sash: Red satin, with blue magnetized brooch. Back.

    Pants: Black. Matching the tuxedo. Open. Back. On doll.

    Shoes: Black glossy pleather. Soles. In bag.

    Socks: Black, very elastic fabric. On doll.

    Stand: Neon pink transparent acrylic base, in the shape of the 80's playset Star Stage, with a glittery print of the Jem and The Holograms logo on top to the left, black and white piano keyboard print along the long side, and white print of buttons on the right. 3 holes on top for poles, two along the longside in the back, and one inside the keyboard in the front. 3 silver-colored poles, adjustable in height, inner parts are metal, outer parts are chromed plastic with a plastic plug in the bottom. 3 chromed plastic pieces, 2 underarm support for the Rio and Riot, and one saddle support for Jem, to put on top to hold the dolls. 7 pieces in total. This one stand was shared by the 3 dolls in this set, and all 3 fit on it. Back. Underarm support in bag. Underarm support in extra bag with pole.

    Certificate of authenticity: This set of three dolls, comes with one certificate.

    Backdrop: This set of three dolls, comes with one backdrop. Back.

    Other info on this site:
    Cartoon character description.
    Cartoon fashions.


  • Perfect Match Jem Gift Set 14104
    Integrity Toys, in collaboration with Hasbro, is thrilled to bring you the next truly outrageous entry in the JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS 35th anniversary collection! Click, clap, lights, camera, action! Get ready for major glamour and drama with the first ever JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS three-doll souvenir gift set! Created to pay homage to the iconic visuals of the original hit 80's cartoon series, this fantastic trio paints a fashionable portrait of JEM and the two men who are ever fighting for her love, Rio Pacheco and Riot Llewelyn!

    A recognizable look from the 80's line and the cartoon. A budget look released when the 80's line was coming to an end. But in the hands of IT it's always going to shine! The makeup looks familiar but doesn't really match neither the cartoon nor 80's doll, but still it looks great. In the W club mail IT mentions it's a highly requested doll, so this is thanks to Jem fans.

    Nice to have a Jem with extra long hair. It's shorter than the 80's dolls' hair through, and I have yet to compare the length with all the dolls of Jem herself aswell as with Rapture, Astral, Danse. Beautiful fabrics on the outfit. The purple and silver fabrics on the dress look amazing. And the skirt part has a new design, that looks very 80's. Nice with alot of bracelets, with a nice design.

    This doll was sold in a set of three dolls, with Perfect Match Rio, and Perfect Match Riot.

    Doll specs:
    Line: The Jem and The Holograms 35th Anniversary Collection.
    Announced on date: 21 July 2020.
    Ready to ship: Estimated October 2020. Shipped on 6 October 2020.
    Original price: Public $350 for the set of three dolls. W Club $299, divided in three installments.
    Offer type: W Club exclusive. W Club 500 dolls / public 100 dolls.
    Edition size: 600 sets.
    Head sculpt: Jem / Katy Keene: Lucki Lorelei / Jerrica Benton 2.0.
    Body sculpt: Color Infusion / Jem Version 1.5.
    Skin tone: Japan.
    Hair color: Bubble Gum.
    Quickswitch: No.

    Promotional pictures:
    Picture 1. Picture 2. Picture 3. Picture 4. Picture 5. Picture 6. Picture 7. Picture 8. Picture 9. Picture 10. Picture 11.

    Packaging:
    Outer boxes: Carton box (and close-up).
    Doll box: Front (and inside). Top. Bottom. Side left. Side right. Back.
    Inside: Accessories. Accessories inside. Accessories back. Liner (and close-up). Back.

    Contents:
    Hands: Palms.

    Alternate hands: Palms. In bag.

    Earrrings: Red JemStar earrings. Packaged.

    Bracelet: Packaged.

    Bracelet #2: Packaged.

    Bracelet #3: Packaged.

    Dress: Purple and silver fitted bubble skirt. Back. Back open. Inside.

    Tights: Hot pink. Back. On doll.

    Shoes: Purple chrome pumps. Soles. On doll. In bag.

    Stand: Neon pink transparent acrylic base, in the shape of the 80's playset Star Stage, with a glittery print of the Jem and The Holograms logo on top to the left, black and white piano keyboard print along the long side, and white print of buttons on the right. 3 holes on top for poles, two along the longside in the back, and one inside the keyboard in the front. 3 silver-colored poles, adjustable in height, inner parts are metal, outer parts are chromed plastic with a plastic plug in the bottom. 3 chromed plastic pieces, 2 underarm support for the Rio and Riot, and one saddle support for Jem, to put on top to hold the dolls. 7 pieces in total. This one stand was shared by the 3 dolls in this set, and all 3 fit on it. Back. Underarm and saddle support in bag. Underarm and saddle support in extra bag with pole.

    Certificate of authenticity: This set of three dolls, comes with one certificate.

    Backdrop: This set of three dolls, comes with one backdrop. Back.

    Other info on this site:
    Cartoon character description.
    Cartoon fashions.


  • Perfect Match Rio Pacheco Gift Set 14104
    Integrity Toys, in collaboration with Hasbro, is thrilled to bring you the next truly outrageous entry in the JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS 35th anniversary collection! Click, clap, lights, camera, action! Get ready for major glamour and drama with the first ever JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS three-doll souvenir gift set! Created to pay homage to the iconic visuals of the original hit 80's cartoon series, this fantastic trio paints a fashionable portrait of JEM and the two men who are ever fighting for her love, Rio Pacheco and Riot Llewelyn!

    Finally a new Rio!!! The previous one was released as much as seven years ago. An eternity. No idea why Rio isn't considered more important for this line, being the leading man. I strongly prefer the male dolls of this line, and I know many Jem fans agree there should be more male dolls released.

    Rio has a new sculpt this time, Milo, from one of IT's other lines. According to Alain, fans had been asking them to release a Rio in another sculpt. A very successful switch. Rio looks more handsome than ever, and better resembles the 80's doll. Also his hairstyle looks like the 80's doll. This Rio has brighter purple hair, and it almost looks like it shifts in color when you turn it around in light. You really need to see this doll up close. His skincolor has also been changed, for the first time, and made brighter, from New Hispanic to Hungarian. This was an homage to the 80's GNG Rio which was available in two different skincolors since they were made in different factories. There's something unusual even about his eyes, the contrast between the bright eyecolor and the surrounding black eyeliner.

    I can't avoid talking about his outfit. Why would IT release this fashion for Rio again? The previous GNG Rio was the most logical outfit for Rio at the time. But by now we have gotten only two Rios, so I would have loved getting more outfits for him. But it's improved this time around in several ways. IT made such big updates to Rio himself, that the repeated fashion can be seen as a bonus. And looking at IT's other lines, there are alot of fitting clothes for Rio, some that even resemble ones from the 80's doll line and cartoon.

    The two versions of the GNG outfits aren't as similar as it might look at first glance though. I like the first version jacket better because of the fabric. But everything else is an improvement. I especially like that the new shoes are more detailed.

    This doll was sold in a set of three dolls, with Perfect Match Jem, and Perfect Match Riot.

    Doll specs:
    Line: The Jem and The Holograms 35th Anniversary Collection.
    Announced on date: 21 July 2020.
    Ready to ship: Estimated October 2020. Shipped on 6 October 2020.
    Original price: Public $350 for the set of three dolls. W Club $299, divided in three installments.
    Offer type: W Club exclusive. W Club 500 dolls / public 100 dolls.
    Edition size: 600 sets.
    Head sculpt: Fashion Royalty: Marius Lancaster / The Industry: Style Lab: Milo Montez / The Industry: Milo Montez / Rio Pacheco 2.0 / Poppy Parker: Milo Montez.
    Body sculpt: FR Homme Version 1.5.
    Skin tone: Hungarian.
    Hair color: Electric Violet.
    Quickswitch: No.

    Promotional pictures:
    Picture 1. Picture 2. Picture 3. Picture 4. Picture 5. Picture 6. Picture 7. Picture 8. Picture 9. Picture 10.

    Packaging:
    Outer boxes: Carton box (and close-up).
    Doll box: Front (and inside). Top. Bottom. Side left. Side right. Back.
    Inside: Accessories. Accessories inside. Accessories back. Liner (and close-up). Back.

    Contents:
    Hands: Palms.

    Alternate hands: Palms. In bag.

    Bowtie: Gold bow. Back.

    Jacket: Double-breasted golden tailcoat tuxedo. Open. Back. Back open. Tag. Tag back.

    Shirt: White satin. Back. On doll.

    Pants: White. Open. Back.

    Socks: White. On doll.

    Shoes: Loafers. Soles. In bag.

    Stand: Neon pink transparent acrylic base, in the shape of the 80's playset Star Stage, with a glittery print of the Jem and The Holograms logo on top to the left, black and white piano keyboard print along the long side, and white print of buttons on the right. 3 holes on top for poles, two along the longside in the back, and one inside the keyboard in the front. 3 silver-colored poles, adjustable in height, inner parts are metal, outer parts are chromed plastic with a plastic plug in the bottom. 3 chromed plastic pieces, 2 underarm support for the Rio and Riot, and one saddle support for Jem, to put on top to hold the dolls. 7 pieces in total. This one stand was shared by the 3 dolls in this set, and all 3 fit on it. Back. Underarm support in bag. Underarm support in extra bag with pole.

    Certificate of authenticity: This set of three dolls, comes with one certificate.

    Backdrop: This set of three dolls, comes with one backdrop. Back.

    Other info on this site:
    Cartoon character description.
    Cartoon fashions.


  • She Makes An Impression Kimber Benton Two-Doll Gift Set 14108
    Making a long-awaited return to the JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS Collection, Kimber Benton and Raya Alonso from THE HOLOGRAMS make an impression with their vibrant, custom-designed truly outrageous on-stage looks! These two talented ladies are eager to join fellow band members Aja Leith and Shana Elmsford, to complement Jem's velvet-smooth voice with their iconic virtuoso stylings and release the new truly outrageous hit single everyone's been clamoring for!

    Why does it feel like there's been so many Kimbers released? This is only the fourth one, as many as Pizzazz, compared to 15 Jem dolls. Kimber is a popular character. After several extraordinary releases, comes this very recognizable look, called Rock 'n Roses in the 80's line, which is also very featured in the cartoon.

    Some fans were hoping for Permanent Wave, Broadway Magic or Fire & Ice. But this was a logical choice, considering how visible it was in the cartoon, and how it kinda matches Shana from the other Holograms set being from the Music Is Magic fashion set of the 80's line. And flower print is very Kimber, seen on several of her other recognizable fashions from the cartoon. And the shape resembles Permanent Wave, with the jacket, net top, pants, so IT kinda covered that style with this release, although Jem fans still want Permanent Wave aswell.

    You should see the fashion up close, the beautiful shimmering fabric. IT improved the cut of it alot compared to the 80's version. Good choice to change her collar on the jacket, because it was kinda huge on the 80's doll version.

    Another plus is that the original fashion had a guitar which was a very appreciated addition by IT, and it's a new sculpt. They even recreated the original design for the rose-print very accuately in an updated more detailed version. But a guitar for Kimber? Well it was the 80's cartoon that gave this fashion to Kimber, and as Jem fans know, Kimber is brilliant with any kind of instrument.

    I don't prefer Kimber's eyebrows to be blue instead of black, but here they match her outfit.

    The rose-pattern of the outfit is much more detailed than on the 80's doll and looks great. The jacket is figure sewn and not so bulky. The tights are changed into pants like in the cartoon. The shoes look very recognizable. And they actually made a hairscrunchie, very 80s! And they made the blue pearl earrings from the cartoon into blue roses, very nice with more detail like that.

    All Kimber dolls from IT, like in the 80's, have come with pants, well except for Tomorrow Is My Wedding Day and the dress that came with GNG Aja for Kimber.

    This doll was sold in a set with Raya.

    Doll specs:
    Line: The Jem and The Holograms 35th Anniversary Collection.
    Announced on date: 19 March 2021.
    Ready to ship: Estimated late spring/early summer 2021. Shipped on 22 June 2021.
    Original price: Public: $290.00. W Club right-to-buy lottery $240. (including Raya)
    Offer type: W Club right-to-buy lottery. Then sold exclusively through Sideshow Toys. W Club 500 dolls / public 100 dolls.
    Edition size: 600 sets.
    Head sculpt: Kimber Benton / Clash / Color Infusion: Blue Burkhart.
    Body sculpt: Color Infusion / Jem Version 1.5.
    Skin tone: Japan.
    Hair color: Bright Red.
    Quickswitch: No.

    Promotional pictures:
    Picture 1. Picture 2. Picture 3. Picture 4. Picture 5. Picture 6. Picture 7. Picture 8. Picture 9.

    Packaging:
    Outer boxes: Carton box (and close-up).
    Box: Front (and inside). Top. Bottom. Side left. Side right. Back.
    Inner box: Front (and inside). Top. Bottom. Side left. Side right. Back.
    Inside: Accessories. Accessories inside. Accessories back. Liner (and close-up). Back.

    Contents:
    Hands: The ones the doll came wearing. Painted nails in the same metallic pink color as the other hands aswell as the lips. Palms.

    Alternate hands: Painted nails in the same metallic pink color as the other hands aswell as the lips. Palms. In bag.

    Hairscrunchie: White elastic in shiny satin fabric. In bag with earrings.

    Earrings: Round silvercolored in metal, with a blue rose in the middle of each (assumingly by metal or plastic). Side. In bag with hairscrunchie.

    Jacket: Shiny satin-like blue fabric suit with pink rose pattern, and shiny satin-like white fabric with pink rose print for all the details such as the lapels, the top of the folded sleeves and the two front (fully working) pockets on the sides at the bottom. No closure, but a single pink button on the right side below the lapels for decoration. A darker blue lining fabric on the inside, aswell as a tag with the 35th Anniversary Jem and The Holograms logo that says 2020 on the back. Open. Back. Back open. Tag back.

    Shirt: Blue mesh. Opens all the way in the back, and closes with white velcro closure. Open. Back. Back open.

    Top: Hot pink bustier, with almost same colored hot pink lining fabric on the inside, and two hook closures in the back. Open. Back.

    Pants: Shiny white satin-like fabric with pink rose-print, hot pink waist that kinda looks like a belt, with four pink decorative buttons placed vertically, and hot pink lining fabric in almost the same color inside the belt part. A tag with the 35th Anniversary Jem and The Holograms logo that says 2020 on the back, inside the left leg. 2 hook closures in the back. Back. Back open. On doll.

    Shoes: Hot pink shiny leatherlike high heel boots, with white innersoles, and beige undersoles. In bag.

    Guitar: Meticulously re-created guitar blue with pink rose vine print (that matches the jacket and pants), with realistic miniature strings, chromed tuning knobs, whammy bar to attach to it in a hole on the front, and a hole for the power cable to attach to, aswell as pegs for the strap to attach to. Back. In bag. Whammy bar in bag.

    Guitar strap: Blue with metal buckle in the middle to adjust length, and metal buckles at the ends with silver-colored leather-like pieces to attach to the guitar. In bag.

    Power cable: Black plastic cord, with chromed plastic connectors, to connect the guitar to the stand. In bag.

    Stand: Neon pink transparent acrylic base, in oval shape, with a glittery print of the 35th Anniversary Jem and The Holograms logo on top. A hole on top for the pole base, and a hole on the left side for a power cable. Silver-colored pole, adjustable in height, inner part is metal, outer part is chromed plastic with a plastic plug in the bottom. 2 chromed plastic pieces, underarm support and saddle support, to put on top of the pole one at the time, to hold the doll. 4 pieces in total. Supports in bag. Pole in bag.

    Certificate of authenticity: Cardboard, with fading colored background, the Jem logo, Integrity Toys logo, Hasbro logo. It doesn't say how many dolls were made, but "Ultra-limited edition". Same certificate that came with all the 35th Anniversary dolls. Pink back. Came packaged in the back behind the liner for the doll, in a plastic re-sealable bag. Only one certificate included, same for both dolls.

    Other info on this site:
    Cartoon character description.
    Cartoon fashions.


  • She Makes An Impression Raya Alonso Two-Doll Gift Set 14108
    Making a long-awaited return to the JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS Collection, Kimber Benton and Raya Alonso from THE HOLOGRAMS make an impression with their vibrant, custom-designed truly outrageous on-stage looks! These two talented ladies are eager to join fellow band members Aja Leith and Shana Elmsford, to complement Jem's velvet-smooth voice with their iconic virtuoso stylings and release the new truly outrageous hit single everyone's been clamoring for!

    Named after a song in the episode "Scandal", where Raya was in focus. Although this outfit doesn't appear in that music video, but in the episode.

    Raya was a very welcomed character to be released again among Jem fans. Some had a hard time getting ahold of her the first time around, because she (aswell a Jetta) was made in a much lower edition size than the other bandmembers in their first edition. And many Jem collectors wanted another Raya to pose in the GNG outfit that was released for Raya with the GNG Shana. Kinda special to think about how two Rayas have been released this time around compared to the 80's.

    Plus Raya is a very popular character, and the only hispanic one of this line. She has the same skintone as the first IT Raya. The hair is of the new type, thicker, shinier, but also another a more pink color rather than peach. The original IT Raya had a mix of two pinkish/peachy colors, but now there's only one color. And the hairstyle is different aswell, fluffier with a fuller bangs but less styled in that cartoon hairstyle.

    The eyebrows are now blueish rather than the previous brown. And Raya now has more pink around her eyes, but also alot more black eyeliner. Her lips are smaller (less painted area), less glossy but more "glittery", in a brighter color, with matching nails.

    Since Raya wore none of the fashions released in the 80's line, in the cartoon, it's all about cartoon-only fashions for Raya. Surprising choice, very 80's, but the best match for the other Holograms fashions in this set. And many Jem collectors seem to have liked this choice. And you have to give alot of credit to IT for putting the effort into printing this beautiful chromed fabric especially for this doll.

    The glittery shoes look amazing, there haven't been too many glittery shoes in this line before this. This time around she doesn't get her entire drumset though, but a set of two drums, much like the 80's doll. Which have their own stand, but can also be attached to her stand in the same way as in the 80's. So her stand is different from the other dolls this year, just like it was in the 80's. This doll was sold in a set with She Makes An Impression Kimber.

    Doll specs:
    Line: The Jem and The Holograms 35th Anniversary Collection.
    Announced on date: 19 March 2021.
    Ready to ship: Estimated late spring/early summer 2021. Shipped on 22 June 2021.
    Original price: Public: $290. W Club right-to-buy lottery $240. (including Kimber)
    Offer type: W Club right-to-buy lottery. Then sold exclusively through Sideshow Toys. W Club 500 dolls / public 100 dolls.
    Edition size: 600 sets.
    Head sculpt: Raya / Color Infusion: Fabiana Diaz / The Industry: Style Lab: Glitterazi Ellery Eames (resized smaller).
    Body sculpt: Color Infusion / Jem Version 1.5.
    Skin tone: Sunkissed.
    Hair color: Bubblegum Pink.
    Quickswitch: No.

    Promotional pictures:
    Picture 1. Picture 2. Picture 3. Picture 4. Picture 5. Picture 6. Picture 7. Picture 8. Picture 9.

    Packaging:
    Outer boxes: Carton box (and close-up).
    Box: Front (and inside). Top. Bottom. Side left. Side right. Back.
    Inner box: Front (and inside). Top. Bottom. Side left. Side right. Back.
    Inside: Accessories. Accessories inside. Accessories back. Liner (and close-up). Back.

    Contents:
    Hands: The ones the doll came wearing. Painted nails in the same metallic pink color as the other hands aswell as the lips. Palms.

    Alternate hands: Painted nails in the same metallic pink color as the other hands aswell as the lips. Palms. In bag.

    Earrings: Purple hoops in metal. In bag with bracelets.

    Bracelets: 2 purple matching bangle bracelets in metal. In bag with earrings.

    Jacket: Short, dark blue, hot-stamped with metallic purple feather-like shapes. Dark blue lining fabric on the inside. No closure. Open. Back. Back open.

    Dress: Short dark blue halter dress, hot-stamped with metallic silver/lightblue stars, with straps that go cross each other around the neck and closes with one hook closure. Ruffled peplum detail at the waist of the dress, hot-stamped with metallic purple feather-like shapes (like on the jacket). Dark blue lining fabric on the inside, aswell as a tag with the 35th Anniversary Jem and The Holograms logo that says 2020 on the back. 4 hook closures in the back. Open. Back. Back open. Tag.

    Stockings: Skin-colored mesh stockings with elastic waist. Back.

    Shoes: Glittery darkblue high-heel pumps. Darkblue inner soles. Black outer soles. Soles. In bag.

    Drum set: Standing drumset that can either stand on it's own with the included legs, or be attached to the stand, or both at the same time (as seen in the instructions included). Consists of 1 sets of darkpink and yellow plastic 2 drums, 1 drum pole in chromed plastic, 1 double leg with white rubber ring inside to fasten the pole, 1 single leg, 2 shorter poles with adjustable top for each drum, 1 white triple retainer ring with rubber ring inside to fasten the pole.

    Drumsticks: 2 pink plastic drumsticks, in same shape as the drumsticks of previous Raya by IT. In bag.

    Stand: Neon pink transparent acrylic base, in oval shape, with a glittery print of the 35th Anniversary Jem and The Holograms logo on top. A hole on top for the pole base, and a hole on the left side for a power cable. Silver-colored pole, adjustable in height, inner part is metal, outer part is chromed plastic with a plastic plug in the bottom. 2 chromed plastic pieces, underarm support and saddle support, to put on top of the pole one at the time, to hold the doll. 4 pieces in total. Underside. Base in bag. Supports in bag.

    Instructions: A folded fine white paper with dark purple print, about how to assemble the drums aswell as the stand for Raya.

    Certificate of authenticity: Cardboard, with fading colored background, the Jem logo, Integrity Toys logo, Hasbro logo. It doesn't say how many dolls were made, but "Ultra-limited edition". Same certificate that came with all the 35th Anniversary dolls. Pink back. Came packaged in the back behind the liner for the doll, in a plastic re-sealable bag. Only one certificate included, same for both dolls in this set.

    Other info on this site:
    Cartoon character description.
    Cartoon fashions.


  • Beat This Aja Leith Two-Doll Gift Set 14107
    Dressed in flashy on-stage costumes inspired by the hit TV series from the 80s, Aja Leith and Shana Elmsford of The Holograms never miss a beat, jamming to their favorite tunes, complementing Jem's crystal-like voice and style to perfection!

    The third Aja doll in the IT line. Perfect fashion to release Aja in, I can't think of any fashion for Aja that would beat this. A big fan favorite. Of course 24 Carat Sound would have matched Kimber and Shana being part of the same 80's doll fashion set of Music Is Magic and their instruments, aswell as the previously released Starstruck Jem.

    But this is the first time IT releases an 80's doll fashion from the second year Flip-Side fashions, and I prefer when IT chooses the best fashions, rather than what will match each other. And I really like Aja's transparent guitar with glitter inside.

    Aja doesn't wear this outfit in the music video of the song with this title. This is what she wears in the music video "I Got My Eye On You" in "Talent Search Part 1", where Craig plays the drums instead of Shana.

    For the first time, Aja has a change of sculpt, to one previously used on one of IT's own characters, Fan Xi. Nothing wrong with the previous sculpt, but definitely nice to see IT trying new things and giving us a different Aja.

    They did a terrific job on this outfit. I really like the sparkling, although the fabric is quite different from the 80's doll and even from the cartoon. But I guess IT didn't want to release a copy of the Who Is He Kissing Jerrica jacket, which has a very similar design.

    Nice to see they added a hairpiece from the cartoon, rather than that hat from the 80's doll fashion. Because that hat wasn't meant for Aja anyway, but for Jem to cover her pink hair when changing to Jerrica. The skirt was more blueish purple in the 80's doll fashion and cartoon. Love the glittery shoes, previously also done in a similar color for Rockin' Romance Jem. I wish more dolls from IT had glitter on their shoes like this.

    Nice to see an extra pair of painted hands, so we can choose whether to use the gloves or not. I hear the gloves are kinda tight to put on though.

    This doll was sold in a set with Beat This Shana.

    Doll specs:
    Line: The Jem and The Holograms 35th Anniversary Collection.
    Announced on date: 15 December 2020.
    Ready to ship: Expected ship date: spring 2021. Shipped March 9, 2021.
    Original price: Public: $290. W Club right-to-buy lottery $240. (including Shana)
    Offer type: W Club right-to-buy lottery. Then sold exclusively through Sideshow Toys. W Club 500 dolls / public 100 dolls.
    Edition size: 600 sets.
    Head sculpt: Color Infusion: Fan Xi / Aja Leith 2.0.
    Body sculpt: Color Infusion / Jem Version 1.5.
    Skin tone: Cream.
    Hair color: Sky Blue.
    Quickswitch: No.

    Promotional pictures:
    Picture 1. Picture 2. Picture 3. Picture 4. Picture 5. Picture 6. Picture 7. Picture 8.

    Packaging:
    Outer boxes: Carton box (and close-up).
    Box: Front (and inside). Top. Bottom. Side left. Side right. Back.
    Inner box: Front (and inside). Top. Bottom. Side left. Side right. Back.
    Inside: Accessories. Accessories inside. Accessories back. Liner (and close-up). Back.

    Contents:
    Hands: The ones she came wearing. Painted as fingerless gloves. Nails match lips color. Palms.

    Alternate hands: In a same pose than the main hands. Nails match lips color. Palms. In bag.

    Alternate hands #2: In a different pose than the other sets of hands. Nails match lip color. Palms. In bag.

    Gloves: Metallic Plum-colored with striped texture, fingerless. To be worn over the painted hands. Quite tight to put the hands into. In bag.

    Hairpiece: Plum-colored "Genie" hair cone accessory in metal with hinges, opens and closes on one side and is easy to remove. From above. Underside. Open. Back open.

    Earrings: Plum-colored metal disk earrings. Back. In bag.

    Jacket: Iridescent glittery White notch lapel jacket with sewn in shoulder pads, side-pockets, 2 decorative front buttons covered with same fabric as jacket. Lined inside with white fabric. Tag inside with 35th Anniversary Jem logo, and says 2020 on the backside. No closure. Open. Back. Back open. Tag. Tag back.

    Top: Sparkling silver sleeveless top with turtleneck. Opens up all the way in the back, with 6 hook and eye closures. Lined inside with lightblue fabric. Tag inside with 35th Anniversary Jem logo, and says 2020 on the backside. Open. Back. Back open.

    Skirt: Purple satin mini-skirt. Back. Back open. Tag. Tag back.

    Stockings: White and silver, with elastic waist. Back. On doll. Close-up.

    Shoes: Glittery purple straight edge high heel pumps, with a silver piece behind the counter/quarter. Shiny beige insoles, and beige leather-like outsoles. Soles.

    Guitar: Translucent blue, with silverglitter inside. With realistic miniature strings, black and chromed tuning knobs, and a metal whammy bar. Based on the second edition 80's doll guitar. Same shape of guitar, in different colors, previously came with the first edition Aja, aswell as the first edition Riot. The tuning knobs are either loose and removable or can loosen. Back. In bag. Whammy bar in bag.

    Guitar strap: A light gray strap with a metal buckle to adjust length, and metal buckles in the ends aswell as silver-colored leather-like pieces to attach to the guitar. In bag.

    Power cable: In bag.

    Stand: Neon pink transparent acrylic base, in oval shape, with a glittery print of the 35th Anniversary Jem and The Holograms logo on top. A hole on top for the pole base, and a hole on the left side for a power cable. Silver-colored pole, adjustable in height, inner part is metal, outer part is chromed plastic with a plastic plug in the bottom. 2 chromed plastic pieces, underarm support and saddle support, to put on top of the pole one at the time, to hold the doll. 4 pieces in total. Underside. In bag. Pole in bag.

    Certificate of authenticity: Cardboard, with fading colored background yellow/orange/pink/purple, the Jem and The Holograms logo, Integrity Toys logo, and Hasbro logo. It doesn't say how many dolls were made, but "Ultra-limited edition". Same certificate that came with all the 35th Anniversary dolls. Pink on backside. Came packaged in the back behind the liner for the doll, in a plastic re-sealable bag. Only one certificate included, same for both dolls in the set. Marked 2020.

    Other info on this site:
    Cartoon character description.
    Cartoon fashions.


  • Beat This Shana Elmsford Two-Doll Gift Set 14107
    Dressed in flashy on-stage costumes inspired by the hit TV series from the 80s, Aja Leith and Shana Elmsford of The Holograms never miss a beat, jamming to their favorite tunes, complementing Jem's crystal-like voice and style to perfection!

    This third Shana's fashion, from the Music Is Magic set from the 80's doll line, was not worn in the music video of the same title nor in that episode, but was first seen in the episode Glitter and Gold. This fashion was quite out there already in the 80's. A very extraordinary choice by IT.

    A good match with the other Holograms fashions in this release, two of which are also 1987 doll fashions, and it came with a guitar. I always appreciate guitars alot, especially in a new shape.

    Brave of IT to take on the challenge of creating such an unusual shape of fashion, which required printing a unique fabric with a pattern. I really like the dress fabric, how it shines in different colors. But also the fuzzy purple inside of the caplet, and the leggings I must say are quite extraordinary fabrics. Together they form a look that really stands out.

    The 80's versions had a sort of silver fabric, but I appreciate that IT chose the pattern that was intended in the original 80's prototype, despite having to create it themselves. And thereby it also matches the guitar.

    The guitar was never seen in the cartoon, but the dress looks more inspired by the cartoon especially since Shana is wearing it, while in the doll line Video was the doll wearing it on the package pictures.

    In the cartoon, Shana wore purple pearls as earrings. I really like these bolt earrings which is a design created by IT.

    This doll was sold in a set with Beat This Aja.

    Doll specs:
    Line: The Jem and The Holograms 35th Anniversary Collection.
    Announced on date: 15 December 2020.
    Ready to ship: Estimated spring 2021. Shipped 9 March 2021.
    Original price: Public $290. W Club right-to-buy lottery $240. (including Aja)
    Offer type: W Club right-to-buy lottery. Then sold exclusively through Sideshow Toys. W Club 500 dolls / public 100 dolls.
    Edition size: 600 sets.
    Head sculpt: Shana Elmsford / Color Infusion: Nyasha Lauder.
    Body sculpt: Color Infusion / Jem Version 1.5.
    Skin tone: FR Black.
    Hair color: Lavender.
    Quickswitch: No.

    Promotional pictures:
    Picture 1. Picture 2. Picture 3. Picture 4. Picture 5. Picture 6. Picture 7. Picture 8.

    Packaging:
    Outer boxes: Carton box (and close-up).
    Box: Front (and inside). Top. Bottom. Side left. Side right. Back.
    Inner box: Front (and inside). Top. Bottom. Side left. Side right. Back.
    Inside: Accessories. Accessories inside. Accessories back. Liner (and close-up). Back.

    Contents:
    Hands: Palms

    Alternate hands: Palms. In bag.

    Earrings: Purple lightning bolt earrings. Back. In bag.

    Caplet: White pearl fabric with purple, green and yellow print. Inside glittery purple fabric. White fabric based on 80's prototype fabric. White fabric same as dress. Back. In bag.

    Dress: White pearl mini-dress with purple, green and yellow print. White fabric based on 80's prototype fabric. Same fabric as caplet. Back. Back open. Tag. Tag back.

    Belt: Purple ultra-wide vinyl belt with golden sash detail. Back. In bag.

    Leggings: Back. Open.

    Shoes: Purple high heeled boots. Soles. In bag.

    Guitar: White bass-guitar with same print pattern as outfit, and yellow neck. Back. Whammy bar in bag.

    Guitar strap: Purple. In bag.

    Power cable: In bag.

    Stand: Neon pink transparent acrylic base, in oval shape, with a glittery print of the 35th Anniversary Jem and The Holograms logo on top. A hole on top for the pole base, and a hole on the left side for a power cable. Silver-colored pole, adjustable in height, inner part is metal, outer part is chromed plastic with a plastic plug in the bottom. 2 chromed plastic pieces, underarm support and saddle support, to put on top of the pole one at the time, to hold the doll. 4 pieces in total. Underarm and saddle supports in bag.

    Certificate of authenticity:

    Other info on this site:
    Cartoon character description.
    Cartoon fashions.


  • I Am A Giant Phyllis "Pizzazz" Gabor Two-Doll Gift Set 14109
    The Misfits Are Here and They Are Going to Dazzle Ya! Their music is better, or so they said.... Introducing Phyllis "Pizzazz" Gabor and Roxanne "Roxy" Pellegrini in the first of two gift sets designed to celebrate JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS' rival band, THE MISFITS! Inspired by some of the most famous songs heard in the hit TV series from the 1980s, this first set in the series is inspired by looks seen in the "I AM A GIANT" music video!

    Don't you love what you see? A new strong and defiant Pizzazz. This is one of a bunch of great fashions for Pizzazz that were created for the cartoon. Pizzazz got alot of great fashions, being the leader of the band. You can even tell the cartoon followed a certain plan of styles for each character throughout the series, and certain colors that complimented their haircolors. You could even say some fashions are quite alike, and IT has already released some of the similar ones. I would say In Stitches and Designing Woman kinda resemble this one in colors and style.

    And it's no surprise IT releases a fashion from this episode, since most IT releases have been from early episodes. For Pizzazz, the released IT fashions have been very tightly from certain episodes. Six Pizzazz fashions from 5 different episodes within 12 episodes range in episode order. Of course, these iconic fashions appeared in more episodes, they were just introduced in early episodes.

    This doll was sold in a set with Roxy. This was the first set of the bandmembers of the main bands to be announced in 2020, and no Jem fans knew what else was to come at the time. Well it was said in the W Club mail there would be another Misfits set. A good match of outfits released together because both appeared in the iconic music video I Am A Giant, and so did Stormer in her outfit of the other set. But the promotional pictures for this set also refers to the episode In Search of the Stolen Album, and the iconic music video "There Ain't Nobody Better", where Pizzazz and Roxy also wear these outfits together.

    Thankfully Pizzazz has the same sculpt as always, one of the best sculpts in this line in my opinion. And other than the doll Designing Woman, Pizzazz hasn't changed much in her make-up. But like Designing Woman, this Pizzazz has really neon yellow hair, but now with a much thicker bangs.

    The jewelries are my favorite part with this Pizzazz, especially the necklace. Can you believe they went ahead and actually created that necklace especially for this release?

    And for the first time ever, IT gives us a big nod to the 80's line second year instruments, with clear plastic guitars with glitter inside. Wow Pizzazz' guitar, makes it worth it to buy this release just for the guitar itself. Of all Pizzazz releases, this is surprisingly only the second time she comes with a guitar.

    Jem fans have been wondering why the stands were all pink even for the Misfits sets, and not neon yellow for the Misfits like in the 80's. I think they look amazing regardless.

    Doll specs:
    Line: The Jem and The Holograms 35th Anniversary Collection.
    Announced on date: 16 November 2020.
    Ready to ship: Estimated winter 2020. Shipped 9 March 2021.
    Original price: Public $290. W Club right-to-buy lottery $240. (including Roxy)
    Offer type: W Club right-to-buy lottery. Then sold exclusively through Sideshow Toys. W Club 500 dolls / public 100 dolls.
    Edition size: 600 sets.
    Head sculpt: Pizzazz / Nu.Fantasy: Beast / Danse / Color Infusion: Monroe Jillian / The Industry: Style Lab: Rufus Blue (resized smaller) / Rapture 2.0.
    Body sculpt: Color Infusion / Jem Version 1.5.
    Skin tone: Japan.
    Hair color: Neon Yellow.
    Quickswitch: No.

    Promotional pictures:
    Picture 1. Picture 2. Picture 3. Picture 4. Picture 5. Picture 6. Picture 7. Picture 8. Picture 9.

    Packaging:
    Outer boxes: Carton box (and close-up).
    Box: Front (and inside). Top. Bottom. Side left. Side right. Back.
    Inner box: Front (and inside). Top. Bottom. Side left. Side right. Back.
    Inside: Accessories. Accessories inside. Accessories back. Liner (and close-up). Back.

    Contents:
    Hands: Palms.

    Alternate hands: Palms. In bag.

    Alternate hands #2: Palms. In bag.

    Earrings: Purple diamond-shaped dangle earrings. Packaged.

    Necklace: Back. Packaged.

    Bracelet: Side. Packaged.

    Bracelet #2: Side. Packaged.

    Jacket: Violet 3/4 sleeve shirt. Open. Back.

    Top: Glittery dark pink cropped tank top. Back. Back open.

    Pants: "Flame" pattern printed faux-suede fitted pants. Back. Back open.

    Shoes: Knee-high, cherry velvet high-heeled boots. Open. Back. Soles. In bag.

    Guitar: Black translucent with glitter inside, based on the second edition 80's doll guitar. Whammy. Back. In bag.

    Guitar strap: Black. Straight. Bag.

    Power cable: Black plastic cord with golden (?) chromed plugs in the ends. In bag with stand supports and whammy bar.

    Stand: Neon pink transparent acrylic base, in oval shape, with a glittery print of the 35th Anniversary Jem and The Holograms logo on top. A hole on top for the pole base, and a hole on the left side for a power cable. Silver-colored pole, adjustable in height, inner part is metal, outer part is chromed plastic with a plastic plug in the bottom. 2 chromed plastic pieces, underarm support and saddle support, to put on top of the pole one at the time, to hold the doll. 4 pieces in total. Stand supports in bag with power cable and whammy bar.

    Certificate of authenticity:

    Other info on this site:
    Cartoon character description.
    Cartoon fashions.


  • I Am A Giant Roxanne "Roxy" Pellegrini Two-Doll Gift Set 14109
    The Misfits Are Here and They Are Going to Dazzle Ya! Their music is better, or so they said.... Introducing Phyllis "Pizzazz" Gabor and Roxanne "Roxy" Pellegrini in the first of two gift sets designed to celebrate JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS' rival band, THE MISFITS! Inspired by some of the most famous songs heard in the hit TV series from the 1980s, this first set in the series is inspired by looks seen in the "I AM A GIANT" music video!

    The second ever Roxy from IT, or third if you count the one re-released with an extra fashion. Roxy's last name is now spelt differently, as its usually spelt in italy. Nice for realism. But because of the very small difference, it might aswell have been kept how it was, as Christy Marx spelt it, and considered it's an Americanized version.

    In so many ways, IT got things so perfect in their very first release of dolls in this line in 2012/2013. But it's nice to see they want to make things even better and make variations of as many things as possible in different releases. Previously Pizzazz had a change of haircolor, then Jem, and this year it's most obvious on Rio, Riot, Stormer, and especially Roxy who here gets her totally white hair.

    On this Roxy, they also painted her teeth, unlike the first one. And this is one of very few dolls in the IT Jem line that comes with as much as three sets of hands.

    Great to see a cartoon fashion! I strongly prefer cartoon looks in front of doll line only looks. Logical choice for it's connection to the iconic look of Pizzazz which this doll was released with. They both appeared in the music video of "I Am A Giant", and also "There Ain't Nobody Better", as referred to in the promotional pictures. But although Roxy is one of my favorite characters, she isn't the one of the most popular characters among many Jem collectors, and Pizzazz had already by now been released in several editions, so perhaps this matching didn't make this set the most popular among the four double sets.

    It's hard to beat the fashion of the first IT Roxy, of which I really liked the fabrics alot. But IT did a great job making this one look great. I can see how several pieces of this fashion can appeal to none-Jem IT collectors aswell. The especially printed fabric for the jacket, actually has a shine to it when you see it up close and move it around. The shirt has a glittery fabric. And they even made the earrings!

    Doll specs:
    Line: The Jem and The Holograms 35th Anniversary Collection.
    Announced on date: 16 November 2020.
    Ready to ship: Estimated winter 2020. Shipped 9 March 2021.
    Original price: Public $290. W Club right-to-buy lottery $240. (including Pizzazz)
    Offer type: W Club right-to-buy lottery. Then sold exclusively through Sideshow Toys. W Club 500 dolls / public 100 dolls.
    Edition size: 600 sets.
    Head sculpt: Roxy / Color Infusion: Tilda Brisby / Katy Keene: Gloria Grandbuilt / Graphix.
    Body sculpt: Color Infusion / Jem Version 1.5.
    Skin tone: FR White.
    Hair color: Pure White.
    Quickswitch: No.

    Promotional pictures:
    Picture 1. Picture 2. Picture 3. Picture 4. Picture 5. Picture 6. Picture 7. Picture 8. Picture 9.

    Packaging:
    Outer boxes: Carton box (and close-up).
    Box: Front (and inside). Top. Bottom. Side left. Side right. Back.
    Inner box: Front (and inside). Top. Bottom. Side left. Side right. Back.
    Inside: Accessories. Accessories inside. Accessories back. Liner (and close-up). Back.

    Contents:
    Hands: Orange painted, gloved hands, with 4 black triangle shapes. In another pose than the other hands included. Palms.

    Alternate hands: Orange painted nails, matching her lips. In another pose than the other hands included. Palms. In bag.

    Alternate hands #2: Orange painted nails, matching her lips. In another pose than the other hands included. Palms. In bag.

    Earrings: Red metal earrings, with golden metal rectangle dangles hanging down, aswell as orange metal arrow-shaped dangles. In bag.

    Bracelet: Golden metal chain with disc engraved flower shapes. In bag.

    Jacket: Bespoke shiny geometric pattern in black, white, orange and red. Fold up sleeves. Tag inside has the 35th Anniversary Jem logo and says 2020 on the backside. No inner lining fabric, and no closure. Open. Back. Tag. Tag back.

    Shirt: Fitted, long-sleeved white silverglitter sweater. Opens up all the way in the back, with white velcro closure. No lining fabric nor tag inside. Back. Back open.

    Pants: Black faux-glazed pleather. Black lining fabric in the waist only. 2 hook and eye closures in the back. No tag inside. Back. Back open.

    Shoes: High heel pumps in red vinyl. White insoles and black rubber-like outer soles. Soles. In bag.

    Guitar: Purple transparent with glitter inside, based on the second edition 80's doll guitar. Whammy. Back. In bag.

    Guitar strap: Black ribbon with, metal buckle for adjusting length, and black leather-like pieces at the ends with a hole, to connect to the guitar. In bag.

    Power cable: Black plastic cord with chromed plugs at the ends. In bag with stand supports and whammy bar.

    Stand: Neon pink transparent acrylic base, in oval shape, with a glittery print of the 35th Anniversary Jem and The Holograms logo on top. A hole on top for the pole base, and a hole on the left side for a power cable. Silver-colored pole, adjustable in height, inner part is metal, outer part is chromed plastic with a plastic plug in the bottom. 2 chromed plastic pieces, underarm support and saddle support, to put on top of the pole one at the time, to hold the doll. 4 pieces in total. Stand supports in bag with power cable and whammy bar.

    Certificate of authenticity: Cardboard, with fading colored background yellow/orange/pink/purple, the Jem and The Holograms logo, Integrity Toys logo, and Hasbro logo. It doesn't say how many dolls were made, but "Ultra-limited edition". Same certificate that came with all the 35th Anniversary dolls. Pink on backside. Came packaged in the back behind the liner for the doll, in a plastic re-sealable bag. Only one certificate included, same for both dolls in the set. Marked 2020.

    Other info on this site:
    Cartoon character description.
    Cartoon fashions.


  • Mary "Stormer" Phillips I Like Your Style Two-Doll Gift Set 14106
    Ready for the world to hear hardcore lyrics, wrapped around that hard edgy sound fans have all come to love, the Misfits' resident singer/songwriter Mary "Stormer" Phillips and hot-headed British sax player Jetta Burns are here to shake things up and make heads turn! Stylish to a "T" and rockin' hard as always, these two real "Misfits" are out to get ya!

    Good choice of name from the music video where Stormer wears this. Personally though, I think more of her appearance in the Jem and the Holograms music video Here Comes Trouble.

    Stormer's hair is a brighter blue, and much curlier than ever in this line. And thereby resembles the 80's doll more.

    IT changed Stormers sculpt to another one that resembles the cartoon Stormer alot more, especially her nose, Rapture's sculpt. Yet another sign IT listens to us. I've asked for a change of sculpt for Stormer for quite a while. And most Jem fans seem to agree with the switch.

    Jem fans correctly predicted this fashion after Roxy and Pizzazz had been revealed. This is the second most worn outfit in the cartoon by Stormer. I prefer cartoon fashions over 80's doll outfits. And I can definitely see how this kind of fashion would be popular for none-Jem IT collectors.

    Some Jem fans see Stormer's red jacket as orange, and that's how IT refers to the color in their official description. I see it as closer to red. But I guess they went more towards orange to differentiate it from Jetta's jacket in the same set. The jacket has a kinda glossy or silky fabric that comes across a bit fragile to the roughed up skin on my fingers. It keeps sticking onto my hands all over.

    Love those purple pants, fabric, color and shape. The shoes also deserve a mention, look at that pattern! The earrings were not seen in the cartoon as far as I can find.

    Sold in a set with I Like Your Style Jetta.

    Doll specs:
    Line: The Jem and The Holograms 35th Anniversary Collection.
    Announced on date: 23 April 2021.
    Ready to ship: Estimated late June 2021. Shipped on 4 August 2021.
    Original price: W Club IT Direct/Google form sale $240. Public $290. (including Jetta)
    Offer type: W Club right-to-buy lottery. Then sold exclusively through Sideshow Toys. W Club 500 dolls / public 100 dolls.
    Edition size: 600 sets.
    Head sculpt: Rapture / Darby Kenner / Lindsey Pierce / Katy Keene: Katy Keene / Stormer 2.0.
    Body sculpt: Color Infusion / Jem Version 1.5.
    Skin tone: Japan.
    Hair color: Electric Blue.
    Quickswitch: No.

    Promotional pictures:
    Picture 1. Picture 2. Picture 3. Picture 4. Picture 5. Picture 6. Picture 7. Picture 8. Picture 9. Picture 10. Picture 11.

    Packaging:
    Outer boxes: Carton box (and close-up).
    Box: Front (and inside). Top. Bottom. Side left. Side right. Back.
    Inner box: Front (and inside). Top. Bottom. Side left. Side right. Back.
    Inside: Accessories. Accessories inside. Accessories back. Liner (and close-up). Back.

    Contents:
    Hands:

    Alternate hands: Instrument holding. In bag.

    Jacket: Long orange satin. Open. Back. Tag Tag back

    Top: Sunflower yellow bustier. Open. Back. Back open.

    Pants: High-waisted purple jeans. Back. Back open. Back open close-up.

    Belt: Black, wide, hip-hugging. Back. In bag.

    Shoes: Black faux-leather high-heeled boots. Soles. In bag.

    Flower: Red signature hair accessory. Back. Packaged.

    Earrings: Black metal, open triangle shaped. Back. Packaged.

    Bracelets: Metal bangle bracelet. In bag.

    Bracelets #2: Metal bangle bracelet. In bag.

    Guitar: Yellow translucent with glitter inside, based on the second edition 80's doll guitar. Back. In bag.

    Guitar strap: Black. In bag.

    Power cable: In bag.

    Stand: Neon pink transparent acrylic base, in oval shape, with a glittery print of the 35th Anniversary Jem and The Holograms logo on top. A hole on top for the pole base, and a hole on the left side for a power cable. Silver-colored pole, adjustable in height, inner part is metal, outer part is chromed plastic with a plastic plug in the bottom. 2 chromed plastic pieces, underarm support and saddle support, to put on top of the pole one at the time, to hold the doll. 4 pieces in total.

    Certificate of authenticity:

    Other info on this site:
    Cartoon character description.
    Cartoon fashions.


  • I Like Your Style Jetta Burns Two-Doll Gift Set 14106
    Ready for the world to hear hardcore lyrics, wrapped around that hard edgy sound fans have all come to love, the Misfits' resident singer/songwriter Mary "Stormer" Phillips and hot-headed British sax player Jetta Burns are here to shake things up and make heads turn! Stylish to a "T" and rockin' hard as always, these two real "Misfits" are out to get ya!

    Finally a second Jetta, for everyone who missed out on the first one.

    The new fuller and shinier hair means a slightly different hairstyle that is less spiky, more rounded and somewhat curly. Same color though. Also same skintone.

    The makeup looks almost identical at first glance. It does have the least updates among all the releases this year. But it isn't identical. The bolt is the same shape, although in a less shiny color. Eyebrows are the same. The silver around the eyes have been decreased. The eyemakeup now is covered by the bolt. Slightly more purple lips than previous Jetta, aswell as nails.

    This is the very first outfit Jetta wears in the cartoon, atleast according to episode numbers. Third most worn outfit by Jetta in the cartoon. But I think this was a better choice than the second most worn one.

    Jetta's and Stormer's jackets use the same kind of fabric in different colors though, but differentiated slighlty by colortone and of course size.

    The pants obviously stand out most here, a very appealing print. But my favorite piece must be the top. A cool look, and good for mix an match with other outfits.

    The belt was so hard to peel out of the pants to take pictures of. But nice touch that it is separate. The shoes match the belt.

    In the publicity photos Jetta is wearing the bracelet on the wrong arm, in the cartoon she wears it on the right arm. Occasional mixups like this leads me to believe whoever poses the dolls isn't one of the Jem designers.

    I like the saxophone alot, and this one is painted unlike the one that came with the first Jetta. The original 80's doll one was not painted at all, so it's nice with an extra touch to it.

    This doll was sold in a set with I Like Your Style Stormer.

    Doll specs:
    Line: The Jem and The Holograms 35th Anniversary Collection.
    Announced on date: 23 April 2021.
    Ready to ship: Estimated late June 2021. Shipped on 4 August 2021.
    Original price: W Club IT Direct/Google form $240. Public $290. (including Stormer)
    Offer type: W Club right-to-buy lottery. Then sold exclusively through Sideshow Toys. W Club 500 dolls / public 100 dolls.
    Edition size: 600 sets.
    Head sculpt: Jetta / Color Infusion: Adaline King / The Industry: Style Labs: Gavin Grant / Minx 2.0.
    Body sculpt: Color Infusion / Jem Version 1.5.
    Skin tone: Japan.
    Hair color: Black.
    Quickswitch: No.

    Promotional pictures:
    Picture 1. Picture 2. Picture 3. Picture 4. Picture 5. Picture 6. Picture 7. Picture 8. Picture 9. Picture 10.

    Packaging:
    Outer boxes: Carton box (and close-up).
    Box: Front (and inside). Top. Bottom. Side left. Side right. Back.
    Inner box: Front (and inside). Top. Bottom. Side left. Side right. Back.
    Inside: Accessories. Accessories inside. Accessories back. Liner (and close-up). Back.

    Contents:
    Hands: Palms.

    Alternate hands: Instrument holding. Palms. In bag.

    Scarf: Black. In bag (along with guitarstrap)

    Jacket: Red satin shirt. Open. Back. Back open. Tag. Tag back.

    Top: Black bustier. Open. Back. Back open.

    Belt: Brown faux-leather. Back.

    Pants: Distressed giraffe print jeans. Back. Back open.

    Shoes: Brown faux-leather boots. Matches the belt. Soles. In bag.

    Earrings: Black triangular shape with golden patterned rings. Back. In bag.

    Bracelet: Golden thick metal. In bag.

    Saxophone: Black saxophone with cartoon-inspired deco art. Other side. In bag.

    Strap: Black, detachable for saxophone. In bag (along with scarf).

    Stand: Neon pink transparent acrylic base, in oval shape, with a glittery print of the 35th Anniversary Jem and The Holograms logo on top. A hole on top for the pole base, and a hole on the left side for a power cable. Silver-colored pole, adjustable in height, inner part is metal, outer part is chromed plastic with a plastic plug in the bottom. 2 chromed plastic pieces, underarm support and saddle support, to put on top of the pole one at the time, to hold the doll. 4 pieces in total. Saddle support (other side). Underarm support (underside). Saddle support and underarm support in bag.

    Warning: Recommended precaution to prevent stains from her top on her body, by keeping a clear plastic protection inbetween while posing the doll for a longer time.

    Certificate of authenticity:

    Other info on this site:
    Cartoon character description.
    Cartoon fashions.


  • Mischievous Keeki Adaeze (Pizzazz fashion Just Misbehavin') 46007
    Simply called "Legendary", this year's convention has been designed with collectors in mind and the idea is to celebrate IT dolls for the "legends" that they hav become in our hearts and collections.

    Designed by the IT Jem doll designer Vaughn Sawyers. Officially announced that it's inspired by Pizzazz' outfit "Just Misbehavin'", from the 80's doll line, also seen in the cartoon as "P-3". No surprise it was inspired by the Pizzazz outfit, since it looks so alike and has Mischievous in its name which is a hint to the Misfits.

    As for the doll itself, I would love to think of this as IT's addition of their own Jem character to the Jem world, because it certainly fits the style with its haircolor. I can't find any great match in the Jem universe as far as characters go, other than perhaps slight resemblance to Pizzazz' cousin Patty Paine from the UK books. I thought it was a shame to review the fashion without the doll, since she came wearing it. I think the Misfits certainly has room for a fifth member, a hispanic one. You be the judge if you let Keeki Adaeze into Jem's world, or just the fashion.

    This kind of hair is the same kind as Rio from the Perfect Match set, in a different color, that kinda changes color when you move it in light.

    The jacket looks like a matte fabric in pictures, but it's not. It's almost as shiny as the pleather skirt. IT added several details that weren't on the original 80's doll fashion. The top looks like a leopard pattern, although it was gold in the 80's doll line. IT added their own design of earrings, golden starshaped hoops.

    This doll shows that IT releases Jem substitute dolls/fashions even in their lines where the dolls have a different size or atleast smaller feet. The shoes here don't fit IT Jem dolls, but they don't resemble the shoes for this fashion anyway.

    Doll specs:
    Convention: Legendary.
    Line: Meteor.
    Announced on date: 5 November 2020.
    Ready to ship: Expected late November.
    Original price: Special convention price $135. Public $145.
    Offer type: IT Direct Salesroom Exclusive.
    Edition size: 400 dolls.
    Head sculpt: Meteor: Keeki Adaeze.
    Body sculpt: Meteor 1.0 with Color Infusion arms.
    Skin tone: New Hispanic.
    Hair color: Lavender.
    Foot sculpt: High-heeled. Smaller than the Jem line.
    Quickswitch: No.

    Promotional pictures:
    Picture 1. Picture 2. Picture 3. Picture 4. Picture 5.

    Packaging:
    Outer boxes: Carton box (and close-up).
    Doll box: Front (and inside). Top. Bottom. Side. Back.
    Inside: Accessories. Accessories inside. Accessories back. Liner (and close-up). Back.

    Contents:
    Hands:

    Alternate hands:

    Earrrings:

    Jacket:

    Top:

    Belt:

    Skirt:

    Boots:

    Stand:

    Instructions:

    Certificate of authenticity: This set of three dolls, comes with one certificate.

    Other info on this site:
    Cartoon fashions.


  • Declan Wake Power Of Influence (Red Johnny Mac) 21011
    Simply called "Legendary", this year's convention has been designed with collectors in mind and the idea is to celebrate IT dolls for the "legends" that they hav become in our hearts and collections.

    The Jem cartoon included over 20 notable male characters with red hair, and alot more background characters. Three episodes were more or less devoted to Ba Nee looking for redhead men who could be her father, since his haircolor and that he was an american named Martin was all she knew about her real father. An entire band, the 5th Avenue Boys, based on the producers and directors of the Jem cartoon, was an all male all redhead band. Clash's and Video's fathers were redheads. And then... there was a very notable redhead character in the episode "Beauty And The Rock Promoter", Red Johnny Mac! A musical director who used his power of influence to create a musical with Jem and the Holograms and the Misfits in the leads, without even having much to back up the production.

    This doll is as far fetched as it will ever get on Rock Jem with suggesting that a, not marketed as an officially licensed Jem doll, would actually depict one. But my question is, with what seems to be the most common hair color for men in this entire cartoon series, how could IT avoid releasing atleast one of them in officially licensed doll form? A redhead male doll could have worked for our substitutes for alot of other reheads in Jem aswell.

    Well male redheads is a very unusual sight in any line by IT. When they do release a redhead male, it's either a punk red or almost brown. So I bet it would be a very popular sight among other IT collectors aswell.

    Personally I saw something in this particular doll that made me think of Jem. First of all, the sculpt was previously used in the Jem line, on Techrat. There is a touch of red in the haircolor. He has a hairstyle that is a bit long which reminds me of Red Johnny Mac. And then there's that coat and shirt, that kinda reminds me of his style. He has red shirt, maybe a hint to the name Red. He was released in the same set as Keeki Adaeze which has been officially announced as wearing an outfit inspired by a Pizzazz outfit.

    Besides, Red Johnny Mac has been a long requested doll among the Jem IT collectors, a top vote for an upcoming release. I can't see a more requested male character in the Jem line that hasn't already been released atleast unofficially.

    And either way, what a beautiful doll! That hair, the tattoo on his throat, and that outfit, especially the amazing coat. I don't know if it was the Jem connection, the doll, the outfit, or that it is one of my favorite IT sculpts, that convinced me to purchase this doll. Probably all of the above.

    Doll specs:
    Convention: Legendary.
    Line: The Monarchs Homme.
    Announced on date: 5 November 2020.
    Ready to ship: Estimated late November.
    Original price: Convention $160. Public $170.
    Offer type: IT Direct Salesroom Exclusive.
    Edition size: 400 dolls.
    Head sculpt: Color Infusion: Declan Wake / Techrat / The Monarchs: Declan Wake.
    Body sculpt: FR Homme Version 1.5.
    Skin tone: FR White.
    Hair color: Spiced Amber.
    Quickswitch: No.

    Promotional pictures:
    Picture 1. Picture 2. Picture 3. Picture 4. Picture 5.

    Packaging:
    Outer boxes: Carton box (and close-up).
    Doll box: Front (and inside). Top. Bottom. Side. Back.
    Inside: Accessories. Accessories inside. Accessories back. Liner (and close-up). Back.

    Contents:
    Hands:

    Alternate hands:

    Necklace:

    Wristwatch:

    Coat:

    Shirt:

    Pants:

    Socks:

    Shoes:

    Pole:

    Underarm support:

    Stand:

    Certificate of authenticity: This set of three dolls, comes with one certificate.

    Other info on this site:
    Cartoon character description.



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