Jem Doll Fashions 1986

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When Hasbro introduced a line of dolls in a different size from fashions dolls on the market, it was a clever idea to make their own line of doll fashions along with it.

Although released the same year as the first year dolls in 1986, the first year fashions were not marked 1985, but 1986. Which probably means the fashions were finished after the dolls, which is probably why some posters that came with the dolls has a white back instead of showing the whole line. The first year sets all consisted of 8 fashions each, Flip Side, On Stage and Smashin' fashions, and the boxes of the fashions had artwork of the fashion.

Many of the fashions were named after songs from the cartoon, and as for those fashions that appeared in the cartoon, the cartoon version was based on the doll fashion, and the cartoon model art seems drawn after the box art according to style and poses. The On Stage and Smashin' came on cards, while the Flip Side came in boxes. All fashions had 1 JemStar point.

On this page fashions are listed in alpabetical order.

On Stage Fashions, 1986:
"For exciting on-stage performances, these dynamic outfits are specially designed for JEM and the Holograms!".

These fashions came on a card inside a plastic bubble. Fashions for Jem and the Holograms. Not a single one of these fashions is very hard to find still in packaging these days. [Pictures of dolls dressed in fashion by RHC]

  • Award Night 4216/4040 Asst.
    Strict but shiny, with the same fabric all over. And surprisingly a pink boa added to that, that's so Jem! According to an early promotional picture, this outfit was originally to come with a different colored belt and no boa. Re-released in 1987. Box. Box back.

    Contents:
    Jumpsuit: Entirely silver lamé with long sleeves and legs and even a quite large collar. Velcro closure in front.

    Belt: Leatherlike pink fabric that gets wider towards the middle where there's an edge, with a big round white gemstone in the middle. Velcro closure in the ends.
    - 1986 Flip Side fashion "Like A Dream" came with a belt in the same fabric. 1987 On Stage fashion "Come On in" came with a belt in the same fabric.

    Boa: Long dark pink fur-like boa that goes all the way down to the knees when put on around the neck. The Video Madness playset Show Me The Way, came with a similar boa in purple. The boa resembles the ones that came with some My Little Ponies, called Dance 'n Prance, but none of them had the same color.

    Shoes: Darkpink almost orange (compared to belt) plastic pumps with straight edge.
    - Similar but darker or more pink shoes came with 1986 Smashin' fashion Winning Is Everything and 1987 On Stage fashion Come On In.

    International:
    Sweden

    Interpretations:

    Packaging artwork: Worn by Jem. The pink pieces seem a bit brighter, otherwise it's close match.
    Cartoon: As you can see there are two model drawings for this one. It was introduced in the episode "Starbright Part One: Falling Star", but doesn't appear with a boa until the episode "The Bands Break Up". You can tell it's the same outfit, although the boa is white instead of dark pink, the belt is violet and without a gemstone, and the shoes are white boots instead of dark pink pumps. Further, there are chest pockets.

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  • Command Performance 4221/4040 Asst.
    According to an early promotional picture, this dress was at one point going to be all blue. But it was probably violet at one point aswell, considering the cartoon version was. Then there's the 1987 Flash 'n Sizzle Jem doll which came in a very similar dress in pink and blue. I can't say I see Jem fit in turquoise, but it added som diversity in color to this collection. It's something of a fan favorite, or perhaps people just like to discuss it because of the many different versions. Nowhere else in the line did tights in this kind of fabrics appear. And pink shoes for an otherwise turquoise outfit? Were they supposed to match the necklace and bracelets that never came with the doll, shown in the packaging artwork? Box. Box back.

    Contents:
    Dress: Turquoise stretchy, with vertical ruffle from top to bottom, two layers of silver lace (same as hairbow) on skirt part with zigzag cut at the bottom Has no opening on back, but is stretchy enough. Back.
    - Often compared to the 1987 doll Flash 'n Sizzle Jem, which has a similar design.

    Tights: Turquoise stretchy vertically ribbed tights with elastic band around the waist. Some of the fashions had a variation in form of including lace tights in the same color, rather than ribbed.

    Hairbow: Zigzag cut silver lace (same fabric as on dress) with turquoise fabric in the middle, and an elastic white band underneath to hold it in place.

    Shoes: Pink pumps with straight edges.
    - 1986 Flipside fashion "Like A Dream" and 1986 doll Kimber came with shoes in a similar color.

    Interpretations:
    Packaging artwork: Worn by Jem. Has a necklace unlike the doll fashion, and bracelets on the left arm.
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Disaster". Has different colors all through, in violet rather than turquoise. The shoes are pink for both version,s but darker pink for the doll fashion. Has a necklace, and bracelets on the right arm, which unlike the doll fashion.

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  • Dancin' The Night Away 4218/4040 Asst.
    A long shirt that looks like a dress when the scarf is tied around the waist. A very 80's look with shoulder pads and leaf details on the shoulders. Blue and yellow is a very nice mix of colors, and even the shoes are yellow rather than blue. The leaves on the shoulders were once meant to be larger according to early promotional pictures. Box. Box back. Box. Box back. Box. [Picture by n120m] Box back. [Picture by Penelope @ Farpoint Toys & Collectibles. Collection of Anna-Maria Fabbricante]

    Contents:
    Dress: Blue spandex with a slit on both sides, and two chromed leaves on each shoulder attached by a round iridescent sewn on with three stitches of golden thread, and foam shoulderpads inside. White velcro closure in the back, opens halfway. A variation I've found, loose though, is one metal button closure in back.

    Tights: Yellow stretchy fishnet with elastic waist.
    - 1986 Flip Side fashion Up & Rockin' came with similar tights, but in a more neon yellow color. Some of the fashions had a variation in form of including lace tights in the same color.

    Scarf: Yellow triangular shaped, with golden thread lines, and yellow fringes at the two short sides. To be tied around waist.

    Shoes: Yellow plastic pumps with straight edges.

    International:
    Sweden

    Interpretations:

    Packaging artwork: Very much alike, only the stripes of the scarf aren't visible here.
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Disaster", worn by Shana in the cartoon. The yellow scarf and tights are brighter in the cartoon, and the scarf has no stripes. And the leaves on the shoulders are gray and black rather than gold and white.

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  • Encore 4223/4040 Asst.
    What a cool name of a fashion, simply "Encore"! Another blue and yellow outfit in the same collection, also with yellow shoes, just like "Dancin' The Night Away". Yes there's actually socks included although there's also tights. Re-released in 1987. An alleged prototype has been found of this dress where the top is made of golden lamé fabric rather than yellow.

    Contents:
    Dress: Shiny sleevless yellow top with ruffled yellow fishnet all around at the top, yellow fishnet in two layers for the skirt part cut in zigzag at the bottom. White velcro closure in the back. The dress is often found quite worn loose, with the top layer of the top of the dress, worn off, which makes it appear less shiny, and even the rest of the dress is often quite beaten up and stretched because of the fishnet fabric.

    Tights: Light blue stretchy lace with elastic waist. Some fashion may have come with flat fabric tights rather than fisnet.

    Socks: Light blue stretchy with a zigzag seam all around near the top.

    Shoes: Plastic yellow pumps with straight edges.

    International:
    Sweden

    Interpretations:
    Packaging artwork: Worn by Jem. Quite similar, but with a more distinct design, which perhaps is just harder to achieve with the fishnet fabric on the doll fashion. The tights are not lace.
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Disaster", worn by Aja in the cartoon. Even edgier than the packaging artwork. Has a hairpiece, earrings, necklace, and gloves unlike the packaging artwork. No lace tights.

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  • Music Is Magic 4217/4040 Asst.
    This oufits consists of only three pieces, and only two colors, white and gold. Reminds me of almost of Award Night if the same set, but this has a golden jumpsuit rather than silver, and a jacket on top. Might also be confused with a Glitter 'n Gold outfit, but those were a bit heavier fabric-wise. Infact in 1987 there was an entire set of fashions released with the name "Music Is Magic", which, regardless of the name, is not to be confused with this particular fashion which is part of the On Stage fashions set. This fashion was named after a song from the Truly Outrageous five parter, which was later also used as an episode title. Re-released in 1987.

    Contents:
    Jacket: White and gold wavy pattern lace, with golden brodery shoulders, and golden lamé round "button" in middle of waist.
    - Same fabric is used on the 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashion "Fire & Ice". This fabric can be found on fashions of many other doll lines, even cheaper ones, and also in black.

    Jumpsuit: Golden lamé. White velcro closure in back.

    Shoes: White plastic pumps, straight edges.

    Interpretations:

    Packaging artwork: Worn by Jem. Looks very similar, only big difference the jacket looks slightly longer. Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Kimber's Rebellion", worn by Shana in the cartoon and appeared quite a bit. The downside of making a golden outfit which will look great for the doll line, is that it won't look gold in the cartoon which was meant to market it, infact it might not be recognized. The top has the same shape but simplified shoulderpads and pattern. There's a hairpiece and earrings.

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  • Only The Beginning 4220/4040 Asst.
    You can tell by the artwork it originally had very different colors, being blue with a black belt, which is more like what appeared in the cartoon. Named after a song from the cartoon. Box. Box. [Picture by n120m] Box back. [Picture by Penelope @ Farpoint Toys & Collectibles. Collection of Anna-Maria Fabbricante]

    Contents:
    Jumpsuit: Dark pink stretchy spandex. White velcro closure in back.
    - 1986/1987 Flip Side fashion "Music In The Air" came with a similar jumpsuit, which was darker though.

    Belt: Fluorescent white textured fabric, gets wider towards the middle where there's an edge. White velcro closure in ends.
    - 1983 Mattel doll Fabulous Fur Barbie has a belt in same fabric and similar shape, which is wider in the middle and thinner on sides.

    Scarf: Golden stretchy, is to be worn above the jumpsuit and over the shoulders. White velcro in ends.

    Glove: Golden stretchy armband.
    - Similar but two shorter ones that were sewn together in the ends, were released on the 1987 Flipside fashion Runnin' Like The Wind.

    Shoes: Golden chromed plastic pumps, straight edges.
    - Unlike the ones that came with 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashions, these have straight edges around them and are silver inside rather than golden.

    Interpretations:
    Packaging artwork: Worn by Jem. It is not pink but blue, and the belt is black!
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Kimber's Rebellion", worn by Aja in the cartoon, and appeared quite a bit. Is blue rather than pink, blue shoes, has a hat, and two gloves rather than one.

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  • Permanent Wave 4219/4040 Asst.
    Jacket fabric and belt looks different in an early promotional picture. This was probably one of the more popular outfits, especially with that jacket. Quite an unusual look with the fishnet top. While the other fashions look more elegant, this looks more like a daily outfit. A jacket that very much resembles this one, appears to have been planned to come with the Aja doll originally, according to an offical prototype picture. Re-released in 1987. The fabric of the jacket was supposed to be re-used in an unreleased 1988 "Matching Medley" fashion. Box. Box back. Box 2. [Picture by Penelope @ Farpoint Toys & Collectibles. Collection of Anna-Maria Fabbricante] Box back 2. [Picture by Penelope @ Farpoint Toys & Collectibles. Collection of Anna-Maria Fabbricante]

    Contents:
    Jumpsuit: Dark pink stretchy spandex with a layer of sleeveness orange fishnet over. White velcro closure in back. Back. Back open.

    Jacket: White and pink tiger-striped stretchy. Open. Back.
    - Fabric was to be re-used on an unreleased 1988 Matching Medley fashion.

    Belt: Thick white textured, with large pink/orange gemstone for belt buckle. White velcro closure in ends. Open. Back open.

    Shoes: Orange plastic pumps, straight edges.

    International:
    Sweden

    Interpretations:
    Packaging artwork: A different pattern of the jacket, orange belt, otherwise recognizable.
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Disaster", and was the only one of the On Stage fashions this year worn by Kimber in the cartoon, while Jem and the other Holograms got two outfits each. Definately one of the more memorable outfits of this first collection, as it appeared several more times than any of the others in the cartoon, and all the way to the last episode. Orange belt with three gemstones on, and white socks with pink dots while the doll fashion had no socks.

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  • Twilight In Paris 4222/4040 Asst.
    The sequin on the waist of the dress was a rare thing since barely any fashions of this entire line came with sequins. One of the few fashions to come with panties. And since the dress is longer in the back, they actually bothered to add a nice golden fabric on the inside. Named after a song from the cartoon. A Jem/Jerrica doll was released in 2015 with this same name, by Integrity Toys, while it instead wore an interpretation of the 1986 Flip Side fashion "Like A Dream". Card. [Picture by n120m] Card. Card back.

    Contents:
    Evening dress: Purple spandex, fluffy arms with shoulder pads of foam inside, three creases in waist with a golden chromed seashell-shaped sequin with a pink gemstone on top, and stretchy golden fabric sewn onto the inside of the bottom part of the dress. Purple velcro closure on front. Open. Back.

    Knee sock: Light violet stretchy spandex, with zigzag seam sewn on top, a thin pink ribbon bow, and red heart-shaped sequin underneath. Back.

    Panties: Light violet (darker than sock) stretchy, with elastic waist.

    Shoes: Purple plastic pumps, straight edges.
    - 1986 On Stage fashion "Twilight In Paris" came with similar colored shoes. 1986 Flip Side fashion "City Lights" came with similar colored shoes. 1987 Smashin' fashion "We're Off And Running" came with similar colored shoes. 1987 Music Is Magic fashion "Electric Chords" came with similar colored shoes.

    International:
    Sweden

    Interpretations:
    Packaging artwork: Looks a bit longer, and a different shape of sequin.
    Cartoon: Introduced in the cartoon intro, or the episode "Kimber's Rebellion" worn by Roxy in the cartoon. Was the only fashion of this set that wasn't worn by Jem or one of the Holograms. Should probably had been worn by Kimber since she got one fashion left of this set than the others of the band. It might had fit better worn by a Hologram, because of the heart detail on the sock. The differences are the hanging fabric pieces at the end of the sleeves, the button/sequin shape, and the fact that it got a necklace and earrings.

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Flip Side Fashions, 1986:
"It's JEM's outrageous line of Flip Side Fashions!".

Fashions for Jem and Jerrica. Some of which are reversible, and some separate. Here Hasbro continued their idea of Jerrica transforming into Jem from the doll, which wasn't something that was heavily followed up upon in the cartoon though. In most of these, Jerrica has some kind of hat to cover the pink hair, aswell as glasses. But they share shoes, which for some of these fashions were now sandals. See the parenthesis for who wears what of Jem and Jerrica. Unlike the On Stage fashions, all of these came with sunglasses, and some of them even jewelries. Also unlike the On Stage fashions, which came on a card, these fashions came in a box that included a folded first edition poster with first edition back, a MTV jacket offer insert, and dressing hints insert. Hasbro also produced reversible fashions for their Sindy dolls this year, called Doubles Reversable Fashions. [Dolls dressed in fashion pictures by RHC]

  • City Lights 4239/4045 Asst.
    A very nice look and match of colors. Perhaps not the most glamorous, and quite common to find for sale boxed. The difference between the looks is big though. The most easy to find 1986 Flip Side fashion still in packaging these days. Box. Box back.

    Contents:
    Coat (for Jerrica): Red velveteen with pockets on both sides. Velcro closure in front.

    Dress (for Jem): Yellow stretchy spandex, with slit on both sides. Velcro closure on back.

    Hood (for Jerrica): Yellow stretchy spandex.

    Belt: Purple lamé, double layered, Silver chromed belt buckle in shape of the letter "J" inside a rectangle. White velcro closure in ends.

    Tights: Light violet stretchy with elastic waist.

    Sunglasses (for Jerrica): Light violet plastic.
    - Similar color to the ones that came with 1986/1987 Rio fashion "Rappin'".

    Necklace (for Jem): Light violet plastic, oval shape with opening at top.

    Shoes: Light violet plastic pumps, straight edges.
    - 1986 On Stage fashion "Twilight In Paris" came with similar colored shoes. 1987 Smashin' fashion "We're Off And Running" came with similar colored shoes. 1987 Music Is Magic fashion "Electric Chords" came with similar colored shoes.

    Interpretations:
    Packaging artwork: Tights are more dark pink than purple.
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Kimber's Rebellion" (Jem), and "Kimber's Rebellion" (Jerrica). A great example of an outfit that was used the way it was meant in the cartoon, and re-appears several times throughout the series. Jem: The cartoon version is more pink where the doll fashion is purple, and the cartoon version also has a hairpiece, a different necklace, and two anklets. Jerrica: Like on the Jem look, this one is more pink on the part that are purple of the doll fashion, and the cartoon gives it a nicer look with a thinner neck. No glasses.

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  • Gettin' Down to Business 4234/4045 Asst.
    One of the more popular looks of Jem, and re-released in 1987. Almost resembles the original doll dress with Jem's daring short pink dress. Jerrica gets a more strict business outfit, but a beautifully shiny white jacket. Consists of as much as nine pieces, but re-uses only two pieces on both looks, so naturally the two looks are quite different from each other. But I wonder if they shouldn't have just let Jerrica wear Jem's dress underneath the coat rather than giving her an extra top. According to an early promotional picture and the box artwork, the black dots would originallly consists of sequins sewn onto the dress. Named after a song in the cartoon. This is the hardest to find 1986 Flip Side fashion still in packaging these days. The only outfit of the 80's fashion line, so far, which was later also released as a commemorative version on a doll by Integrity Toys in 2013. Box back. [Picture by Penelope @ Farpoint Toys & Collectibles. Collection of Anna-Maria Fabbricante]

    Contents:
    Jacket (Jerrica): White satin with pockets on both front sides, and sewn in foam shoulder pads. Jacket 2. Back. Open.

    Mini-dress (Jem): Dark pink spandex with small black dots, white ruffled lace along top and black shoulder straps. White velcro closure in back. Mini-dress 2. Back. Back open.

    Skirt (Jerrica): White stretchy with leatherlike texture. White velcro closure in back. Skirt 2. Back. Back open.

    Shirt (Jerrica): Light pink stretchy sleeveless, with very small black dots and pink/violet flowers. Velcro closure in back. Shirt 2. Back. Front open. Back open.

    Tights: White stretchy fishnet with elastic waist. Tights 2.

    Belt (Jerrica): Dark pink doublelayered sash with white fringes at ends. Belt 2.

    Hat (Jerrica): White satin beret, with elastic band along back. Same fabric as jacket. Hat 2. Inside.

    Sunglasses (Jerrica): Orange/pink plastic. Front.
    - Similarly colored sunglasses came with the 1986 Flip Side "Like A Dream".

    Shoes: Light pink plastic sandals. Shoes 2.

    Interpretations:
    Packaging artwork: Something very interesting is the black dots on Jem's dress which appear to be sequins.
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Disaster" (Jem), and "Kimber's Rebellion" Jerrica. Jem: She actually wears Jerrica's skirt underneath the pink minidress, and gets white sandals rather than pink, and the tights have a larger net. Jerrica: Only black and larger dots on the top, the tights have a larger net, white sandals, and no glasses.

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  • Let's Rock This Town 4235/4045 Asst.
    Very similar looks for Jem and Jerrica, but then it re-uses four pieces on both looks, one of which is the dress which is reversed. According to an early promotional picture it would originally come with a white hat. A reversible piece of clothing is, in my opinion, an underestimated idea for this line, as the idea was only used twice more in this line, both on 1987 Flip Side fashions. The white shirt fabric looks quite high quality, and I would have liked to see more of this fabric in the line. Re-released in 1987.

    Contents:
    Hat (Jerrica): A beige straw hat with a flat top, dark pink ribbon around it, and an elastic white band on the inside to hold it in place on the doll head. Tends to fray. Might be difficult to identify as part of the Jem line if found loose. A similar hat was included for the Flipside fashion Rock Country.

    Reversible dress: A sleeveless piece with a ruffled skirt attached. A quite thick piece since it has double layers of fabric to turn it over between the Jem and Jerrica look. Jem: yellow with chromed rainbow spots print. Jerrica: White and blue vertical stripes, and horizontal stripes in the skirt part. (Flipside).

    Shirt: White textured turtleneck with folded sleeves. Velcro closure in back, opens halfway.

    Belt: Hot pink stretchy piece, sewn together throughout with double layer, but opens at the ends after the velcro closure. With a stretchy hot pink flower fabric "flower" as belt buckle, aswell as two white gemstones.

    Tights: Dark pink stretchy with elastic waist.
    - Same or similar color as the 1987 Flip Side fashion "Puttin' It All Together".

    Shoes: Yellow plastic sandals.
    - Yellow sandals also came with the 1986 Smashin' fashion "Outta My Way", and the 1986/1987 On Stage fashion "Let The Music Play".

    Sunglasses (Jerrica): Transparent yellow. Front. Another shade of yellow glasses came with the Flipside fashion Up & Rockin'.

    Interpretations:
    Packaging artwork: Jem: Great match, and they even took notice of making sure the flipside fabric shows on the inside. Jerrica: Also great match.
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Disaster" (Jem), and "Disaster" (Jerrica). Both of them appeared very briefly in the cartoon. Jem: Was originally bright blue, with white tights, and pink boots. Was later changed to yellow for the episode "Video Wars" to resemble the doll fashion more, but still no hint of glittery print, and still had boots but yellow.

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  • Like A Dream 4237/4045 Asst.
    Also a very popular look, don't ask me why, I prefered the cartoon version. According to the box artwork the dress was originally supposed to be longer. Although this fashion consists of as much as nine pieces, it re-uses as much as four pieces on both looks, and you can easily tell it's the same fashion. Named after a Jem song from the cartoon. One of two outfits of the 80's fashion line, so far, which was later also released as a commemorative version on a doll by Integrity Toys, in 2015. Box. Box 2. Box back. Box back 2.

    Contents:
    Jumpsuit: Blue and stretchy. White velcro closure in back. Back.

    Dress (Jerrica): White stretchy lace with folded sleeves in the ends, and large slit on left side of skirt. White velcro closure in back, opens up halfway. Same fabric as gloves. Some of these dresses are variations, not sure what is more common, but some come with the skirt fabric in horizontal while the top part is vertical, and some come with both the top and skirt fabric in vertical. Back.

    Head wrap (Jerrica): Transparent dark pink with elastic white band inside. White velcro closure.

    Belt: Leather-like dark pink, with white inside, and pink lamé belt buckle. Is to be circle around waist twice. White velcro closure.
    - 1986/1987 On Stage fashion "Award Night" came with a belt in the same fabric. 1987 On Stage fashion "Come On in" came with a belt in the same fabric.

    Gloves (Jem): Two white stretchy lace armbands. Same fabric as dress.

    Socks (Jem): Stretchy white and blue horizontally striped with white lace top.

    Shoes: Dark pink plastic pumps with straight edges.
    - 1986 On Stage fashion "Command Performance" and 1986 doll Kimber came with shoes in a similar color.

    Sunglasses (Jerrica): Transparent pink plastic.
    - Similarly colored sunglasses came with the 1986/1987 Flip Side "Gettin' Down To Business".

    Necklace (Jem): Chromed pearls. This kind of necklace appeared nowhere else in the line.

    Interpretations:
    Packaging artwork: Jem: Great match. Jerrica: The dress is much longer.
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Kimber's Rebellion" (Jem), and "Frame Up" (Jerrica). Jem: A shorter version of Jerrica's dress is worn, necklace is black, she has a black bracelet in the same style as the necklace, and white socks. Jerrica: Dress is longer and in a different pattern which was probably easier to animate and has a blue fabric on the sides of the skirt part, no necklace or glasses, and white socks.

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  • Music In the Air 4236/4045 Asst.
    I can't think of another Flip Side fashion where both looks look so alike. It isn't named after a song, but this is part of the first line of the song Only the Beginning. I don't think the print on the shirt came out so well. Re-released in 1987. Box. [Picture by n120m]

    Contents:
    Shirt: Transparent white with print of dark pink hearts and yellow/blue streamers, edges and bottom sewn with silver strap. Back.

    Bodysuit: Plum stretchy spandex. Velcro closure in back.
    - Resembles the jumpsuit from the 1986 On Stage fashion "Only the Beginning", but darker and with longer legs. Back. Back open.

    Pants (Jerrica): Yellow cotton. Velcro closure in back. Back.

    Belt: Pink chromed plastic, with holographic buckle. Velcro closure underneath belt buckle. Open. Back open.
    - Similar to the 1987 doll Clash's belt.

    Hat (Jerrica): Yellow felt, with white elastic band inside. Underside.

    Shoes: Plum plastic pumps, with straight edges.
    - 1986 doll Roxy European version came with similar colored shoes. 1987 Flip Side fashion We Can Change It came with similar colored shoes. 1987 Flip Side fashion She Makes An Impression came with similar colored shoes.

    Sunglasses (Jerrica): Transparent pink plastic.

    Interpretations:
    Packaging artwork: Jem: Looks very alike, only difference is the belt buckle. Jerrica: Same here.
    Cartoon: Did not appear in the cartoon. Some speculate or compare the fashions to the A-5 and K-4.

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  • Rock Country 4233/4045 Asst.
    This is a parenthesis in the Jem line, as far as design and colors it's not a typical rockstar fashion, neither Jem-like nor 80's style. An early promotional picture and box artwork reveal the wrap originally had a less old fashioned print, and a white hat. I guess they wanted to show Jem could be toned down, and some parents at the time would probably prefer to buy a fashion like this. Not surprisingly it was not re-released in 1987. Still it's burned into our minds by appearing in the intro of the cartoon.

    Contents:
    Blouse: Peach puffy, with white elastic bands at neck and end of sleeves.

    Skirt (Jerrica): Blue and stretchy. White velcro closure in back, opens halfway. A very large piece when spread out, which makes it almost into a round piece with a hole in the middle.

    Shawl: White and stretchy, almost triangular shaped with floral print in pink/peach/blue and long white fringes along two sides. A quite large piece.

    Tights: Peach stretchy lace tights with elastic waist.

    Hat (Jerrica): A beige straw hat with a round top, light blue ribbon around it, and an elastic white band on the inside to hold it in place on the doll head. Tends to fray. A similar hat was included for the Flipside fashion Let's Rock This Town.

    Shoes: Light blue plastic sandals.
    - Similar light blue sandals came with the 1986/1987 Flip Side fashion "Sophisticated Lady".

    Sunglasses (Jerrica): Transparent blue plastic.
    - Blue sunglasses in slightly different shades came with the Flipside fashion Sophisticated Lady and the original 1986 Jem doll.

    Interpretations:
    Packaging artwork: Scarf has another, more white pattern, and the hat is white.
    Cartoon: Introduced in the cartoon intro (Jem), and "Frame Up" (Jerrica, which was worn by Shana though). Jem: Different color of the scarf and has a necklace and bracelets. Jerrica: Yellow band on the hat, different color and pattern of scarf, different color on skirt and shoes, and no glasses.

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  • Sophisticated Lady 4238/4045 Asst.
    Another business-looking outfit, but the lamé fabrics of the jacket makes Jem look hip. Another fan-favorite. According to the box artwork, there was originally going to be a blue button on the jacket. Re-released in 1987.

    Contents:
    Jacket (Jem): Pink lamé with blue lamé lapels, sleevs and waist. White velcro closure in front. The pink lamé from the original Jem doll dress is re-used here, or a very similar color.

    Shirt (Jerrica): Blue stretchy spandex with puffy sleeves. White velcro closure in back, opens up halfway.
    - There's a similar (not if you see them both up close) blue shirt that is probably part of another doll line rather than a variation, since it has a different shade of blue, different non-spandex fabric, and plastic button closure.

    Skirt: Pink velveteen with slit on one side, and elastic white band inside waist.

    Tights: Light blue and stretchy, with white elastic band inside waist. Shade of color and length may vary slightly.

    Hat (Jerrica): Light pink velveteen with blue velveteen ribbon around it, and elastic pink band underneath to hold it on place.

    Necklace (Jem): Light pink plastic, oval shape with opening at top.

    Shoes: Blue plastic sandals.
    - Similar light blue sandals came with the 1986 Flip Side fashion "Rock Country".

    Sunglasses (Jerrica): Transparent blue plastic.
    - Blue sunglasses in slightly different shades came with the 1986 Flip Side fashion "Rock Country" and the original 1986 Jem doll.

    Interpretations:
    Packaging artwork: Jem: Very alike, but has a blue button on the jacket, and perhaps shorter skirt. Jerrica: Close match.
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Frame Up" (Jem) and appeared several times and even in a music video for the song "Jealousy", and Jerrica's version never appeared in the cartoon. Jem: No pink and blue here, only two shades of purple. The necklace seems based on the same design but looks different. The biggest difference is of course the much smaller hat. Pumps instead if sandals.

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  • Up & Rockin' 4232/4045 Asst.
    Very glowing colors and Jem-like, and although the Jem and Jerrica look is quite similar, it has a clever way of transforming between the two. The box artwork didn't have a gemstone on front of the belt and neither is it visible on an early promotional picture, so perhaps Hasbro added that in the last moment. I'm surprised this wasn't re-released in 1987. Box. Box back. Box liner.

    Contents:
    Dress: Orange stretchy with sleeveless top and several layers on skirt. Velcro closure in back.

    Shirt (Jerrica): Yellow sleeveless, with large opening for arms. Velcro closure in back.

    Kerchief (Jerrica): Yellow hood to be tied around with yellow ribbons around neck.

    Tights: Fluorescent yellow stretchy fishnet, with elastic waist.
    - 1986 On Stage fashion Dancin' The Night Away came with similar tights, but in a more neon yellow color.

    Belt: Yellow wide ribbon with orange gemstone as belt buckle. Velcro closure in ends.

    Necklace (Jem): Yellow plastic, oval shape with opening at top.

    Shoes: Orange plastic sandals.

    Sunglasses (Jerrica): Another shade of yellow glasses came with the Flipside fashion Let's Rock This Town.

    Interpretations:
    Packaging artwork: No gemstone on the belt. Jerrica:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "The Beginning" (Jem) and appears alot in the cartoon, and "Frame Up" (Jerrica). And there's another episode introduced in "Kimber's Rebellion" which resembles the Jem version. Jem: Looks like they used the belt as a necklace, and it aswell as the tights look more green and has a larger fishnet. Pumps instead of sandals. Jerrica: Here the belt comes to the correct use, but has more gemstones. Also here the yellow pieces look more green, and the blouse actually has the same fishnet pattern as the tights. Also pumps instead of sandals.

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Smashin' Fashions, 1986:
"A collection of dynamic fashions for The Misfits! And a handsome assortment of upp-to-the-minute outfits for our leading man, Rio!".

Fashions for the Misfits and Rio, five for the Misfits and three for Rio. Came on cards with a plastic bubble which held the fashion, just as the On Stage fashions, but these had purple added to the bottom part of the packagaing just like the Misfits dolls. Unlike the fashions for the Holograms, these didn't depict only the leadsinger wearing them all, but also Roxy and Stormer, and of course Rio for his fashions. In 1987 Rio got his own set of fashions, where these three were included aswell. Included a MTV jacket offer. [Pictures of dolls dressed in fashion by RHC]

  • Just Misbehavin' 4254/4050 Asst.
    A black leather jacket is not something any of the Holograms would wear, but it fits the Misfits' style perfectly, even if the design of none of the pieces is as extraordinary as some of the other fashions. What a small top for a line which otherwise made sure to cover up quite alot. The glittery skirt makes it a bit more glamorous though. A prototype showed up on ebay in 2011, which had some differences in fabric, like the jacket which is made of a shiny fabric with black inside, yellow belt instead of gold, belt buckle has a very different silver pattern and looks a bit larger, tights have a thinner fabric and lighter shape of yellow, shoes are golden chromed pumps rather than sandals, Re-released in 1987. Box. Box back.

    Contents:
    Jacket: Black leatherette, with an extra layer around the waist. A quite thick material. With a white inside. Back.

    Bandeau top: Golden lamé. White velcro closure in back. Open. Back open.

    Skirt: Covered with shiny black thread, with slits on both side in front. Black velcro closure in back. Back. Back open.

    Tights: Yellow stretchy, with elastic waist.
    - Yellow tights also came with: Aja doll 1987, 1986 Smashin' fashion "Outta My Way", 1986/1987 Smashin' fashion "Let The Music Play", 1987 Smashin' fashion "We're Off and Running", 1987 Smashin' fashion "Designing Woman".

    Belt: Plastic-like and very reflective golden, with silver open rectangle belt buckle. Open. Back open.

    Shoes: Yellow plastic sandals.
    - Yellow sandals also came with the 1986 Smashin' fashion "Outta My Way", and the 1986/1987 Flip Side fashion "Let's Rock This Town".

    Interpretations:
    Packaging artwork: Only difference is that that skirt doesn't glitter in this art, and belt is yellow and belt buckle silver.
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Kimber's Rebellion", worn by Pizzazz. Of the 1986 Misfits fashions, this is easily the most appearing one in the cartoon. Has a black pearl necklace in the cartoon, no tights, and white sandals with black spots.

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  • Let the Music Play 4252/4050 Asst.
    This very green dress was the green element of the female fashions of the first year fashions, and a favorite of mine. Although otherwise it wasn't very unique with yellow tights. This was not the title of a Jem song when this fashion was made and released, but for some reason a Jem song in a later episode was named like this. A prototype showed up on ebay in 2011, which had some differences in fabric, like a yellow strap instead of green, the lamé flowers are pink instead of purple, the bottom lace part of the dress is a different fabric with smaller details, tights are a different yellow fabric, shoes are chromed pink pumps rather than sandals. Re-released in 1987.

    Contents:
    Dress: Light green stretchy spandex, thin green ribbon straps on top, violet lamé "belt" and flower before the skirt part starts, which conists of two layers of lime green dotted lace cut straight in front and in zigzag shape on sides. Lime green velcro closure on back, opens halfway. When very worn the lamé fabric often becomes brighter or pealed off.

    Tights: Yellow stretchy, elastic waist.
    - Yellow tights also came with: Aja doll 1987, 1986 Smashin' fashion "Outta My Way", 1986/1987 Smashin' fashion "Just Misbehavin'", 1987 Smashin' fashion "We're Off and Running", 1987 Smashin' fashion "Designing Woman".

    Hairpiece: A large Violet lamé "flower" with a layer of dotted green lace, and a purple elastic band underneath to hold it in place.

    Shoes: Light violet plastic sandals.
    Don't quite match the violet color of the dress.

    Interpretations:
    Packaging artwork: Very close match.
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Disaster", worn by Roxy. The flower of the dress is two pieces hanging down from it. The tights turned into a sock on the left leg, and the pink sandals into green pumps. She also got a necklace and two bracelets.

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  • Makin' Mischief 4251/4050 Asst.
    Another favorite, a beautifully matching blue/purple/pink outfit, but I would had preferred a thicker skirt to strengthen the dress-look. Looks like the equivalent of Let The Music Play, perhaps because Stormer and Roxy wear these as a match in the cartoon. But perhaps it should had included another belt to wear on the head, like in the cartoon. Just like Encore, this came with socks, guess it was an 80's thing. Out of all the artwork shown on the backside of the Smashin' fashions, this was the only one that wasn't worn by the same character in the cartoon, but Stormer instead of Roxy. Named after a song in the cartoon. According to early promotion pictures, this fashion was once meant to have a belt leaning more towards white. And the box artwork reveals it was meant to have dots on the belt and socks, which are barely noticable on the product, but did make it to the cartoon look though. Box. Box back. Box liner.

    Contents:
    Jumpsuit: Dark blue and stretchy, cut right above the chest. Dark blue velcro closure in back.

    Skirt: Purple cotton waistband with two layers if lace, purple, and a more violet purple above, which is short in front and longer in back, with zigzag cut in bottom all around. Purple velcro closure in back, opens up halfway.

    Cumberbund belt: Several layers of folded transparent pink fabric with barely noticable violet dots, dark pink lamé buckle with pink fishnet with a zigzag cut at the end.

    Socks: Pink and stretchy with a zigzag seam all around near the top.
    - 1986 Smashin' fashion "Outta My Way" came with similar socks in a darker color.

    Shoes: Purple plastic sandals.

    Interpretations:
    Packaging artwork: The skirt seems to be larger, and the socks have dark pink dots on them. Has pumps instead of sandals.
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Disaster", worn by Stormer. Has a pink hairpiece with purple dots. The socks have purple dots. The pants sometimes have a vertical line along the legs.

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  • On the Road with Jem 4249/4051 Asst.
    Definitely the most colorful Rio outfit, and a favorite among collectors because of the shiny jacket with a Jem print on the back, which also makes it easy to identify loose. Would Rio really wear pink pants? Actually alot of men in the 80's would, and this color and design feels very 80's. In the box artwork he is actually wearing a shirt underneath, which was not included. I think it's funny how the name reveals what it's for, a roadie jacket. A jacket in white, with the Jem logo on the back, was made for the commemorative Jem doll line in 2013 by Integrity Toys. Re-released in 1987. Box. [Picture by n120m]

    Contents:
    Jacket: Green lamé with fake pockets on lower front, and the Jem logo printed on the back in pink/yellow/black/white. Three metal buttons closure on front. Front. Inside.

    Pants: Fluorescent pink. White velcro closure on front. Back.
    - Pink fabric is very similar to the one used on Rio's pants in the 1987 On Stage fashion "Friend Or Stranger".

    Shoes: Rubbery plastic lime green sneakers.

    Interpretations:
    Packaging artwork: Has an orange shirt while the doll fashion had no shirt at all. This artwork was drawn from front which mean the Jem print on the back can't be seen.
    Cartoon: Did not appear in the cartoon.

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  • Outta My Way 4253/4050 Asst.
    A dark pink dress with floral pattern for the Misfits? Well this one is certainly for Stormer, with the beautiful flower hairpiece included, and the only outfit she wears on the box artwork. As much as three pieces of this fashion, tights, socks and sandals were included also elsewhere in the line, or atleast the same shape with a slightly different color tone. This must be the outfit with most variations of all, not in the produced fashion, but in how it was changed along the way and how it's depicted elsewhere: in an original promotional picture the main fabric was white and the fishnet parts plum, while in the cartoon it was green with white flowers. In the box artwork she is shown with regular pumps rather than the sandals she came with. Named after a song in the cartoon. One of the most common outfits of all to find even today mint on card. Box. Box back. Box. [Pictures by gljacobsct]

    Contents:
    Dress: A loose fitting nylon dark pink mini-dress with yellow flowers and violet fishnet on center front with a red band at the neckline, and violet fishnet at the bottom with slits on both sides. White velcro closure in the top back. Back.

    Tights: Yellow and stretchy with elastic band around waist. Back.
    - Yellow tights also came with: Aja doll 1987, 1986/1987 Smashin' fashion "Just Misbehavin'", 1986/1987 Smashin' fashion "Let The Music Play", 1987 Smashin' fashion "We're Off and Running", 1987 Smashin' fashion "Designing Woman".

    Belt: Ribbed yellow ribbon, with a round silver chromed fabric for belt buckle. Back.

    Socks: Dark pink and stretchy with a zigzag seam all around near the top.
    - 1986 Smashin' fashion "Makin' Mischief" came with similar socks in a brighter color.

    Hairpiece: Three layers of fabric, dark pink, transparent yellow and one more transparent yellow, with three pearlized bulbs in the middle and an elastic white band to keep it on place.
    - Three 1988 unreleased Matching Medley fashions were to come with flowers in a similar shape but different colors.

    Shoes: Yellow plastic sandals.
    - Yellow sandals also came with the 1986/1987 Smashin' fashion "Let The Music Play", and the 1986/1987 Flip Side fashion "Let's Rock This Town".

    Interpretations:
    Packaging artwork: Has pumps instead of sandals.
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Kimber's Rebellion", worn by Stormer. Slightly different design on belt, yellow dots on socks, pumps instead of sandals, and bracelets. Also, Stormer keeps her regular flower in the hair for this one. The later version that appeared for several episodes changed into the wrong color on the dress, green, and kept the different belt, the dotted socks and pumps, and bracelets.

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  • Rappin' 4248/4051 Asst.
    A colorful shirt, but the white pants and yellow shoes was probably the most hip thing about this in the 80's. The only one of all Rio's fashions that included sunglasses, only the Glitter 'n Gold Rio doll otherwise came with glasses, and of course other fashions for the female dolls. It's a funny name, not very associated with the kind of music of this line. Box. [Picture by n120m] Box. Box back. [Picture by Penelope @ Farpoint Toys & Collectibles. Collection of Anna-Maria Fabbricante]

    Contents:
    T-shirt: Turquoise and stretchy with vertical stripes in yellow/pink/green/purple. White velcro closure in back.
    - Whether pattern is yellow/pink/green/purple in order of line color, or purple/green/pink/yellow varies, and is just a reversed fabric. Back. Back open.

    Pants: White slacks, with pleats in front, and folded up bottom of legs. White velcro closure in front. Open. Back. With belt. With belt back.

    Belt: Vertically ribbed brown ribbon with golden chromed buckle. Back.

    Shoes: Yellow rubber plastic sneakers.

    Sunglasses:
    - 1986 Flip Side fashion "City Lights" came with similar color sunglasses.

    Interpretations:
    Packaging artwork: Looks like a close match, although the belt is not visible or present in the packaging artwork, and the glasses were purple and not blue on the doll fashion.
    Cartoon: Did not appear in the cartoon.

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  • Truly Outrageous 4250/4051 Asst.
    A truly handsome outfit, and very necessary to match all of Jem's gowns. A very unpopular thing among fans is the dickie, which, just like the 1987 doll Glitter 'n Gold Rio, isn't a full shirt, something that isn't obvious before opening the packaging. This was the only Rio 1986 fashion that was featured in the cartoon, or atleast a corresponding one appeared. This one was the only 1986 Rio outfit named after a Jem song, and even got the honor to be named after the catch phrase itself "Truly Outrageous", which might had fitted a Jem fashion better. Perhaps the hardest to find 1986 fashion for Rio still in packaging these days. Box. Box. [Picture by n120m] Box back. Box back. [Picture by Penelope @ Farpoint Toys & Collectibles. Collection of Anna-Maria Fabbricante]

    Contents:
    Jacket: Black velveteen tuxedo jacket, with lapels and fake pockets in another more flat fabric, and four black pearl buttons on the bottom front sewn on in a square shape. Velcro closure in front. Back.

    Dickie: White front piece of shirt with a vertical pleat from top to bottom, and black bowtie on neck. Velcro closure in the back of neck. Back.

    Pants: Black velveteen with pleats on top. Black velcro closure in front. Back.

    Shoes: White rubbery plastic sneakers.

    Interpretations:
    Packaging artwork: Great match.
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Disaster". Not sure if it was intentionally intended to depict the doll fashion, but it looks close enough. Perhaps the shirt and bowtie hints a bit towards violet, but otherwise it's a nice match and even has the white sneakers.

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  • Winning is Everything 4255/4050 Asst.
    In my opinion this is a very powerful outfit which fits the leader Pizzazz perfectly. Beautiful details, all with silver brodery edges. An extremely common fashion to find even today mint on card. Box. Box back.

    Contents:
    Jumpsuit: Dark turquoise stretchy piece that ends above the chest, and with silver brodery around top, waist and vertical along anklets. Dark turquoise velcro closure on back.

    Shawl: A long darkpink transparent piece with silver strap around edges which are diagonal. Same material and style as the leg scarf.

    Leg scarf: A darkpink transparent piece with silver strap around edges. Same material and style as the leg scarf, but about half as long.

    Hat: Dark turquoise stretchy beret with silver brodery around edges and elastic turquoise band on inside.

    Shoes: Darkpink almost orange plastic pumps with straight edge.
    - Similar shoes came with 1986 Onstage fashion Award Night but more orange, and 1987 On Stage fashion Come On In.

    Interpretations:
    Packaging artwork: Impressively correct details.
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Disaster", worn by Pizzazz. Got a very visible role in the music video "Universal Appeal". The scarf became blue rather than the same color as the one tied around her leg, also the shoes became blue. She got a necklace and several types of bracelets.

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