Jem Doll Fashions 1987

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This, second year line of fashions, had photos on the boxes rather than artwork interpretations, with quite wild hairstyles on the dolls wearing them. Several of the fashions in each set this year, were re-releases from the first year. Still the pictures on the boxes didn't match the characters who wore the fashions in the cartoon, and some that matched with 1986 artwork were changed here to another character. But then again even the Flip Side fashions weren't all worn by Jem/Jerrica in the cartoon.

Many of these 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. The On Stage, Smashin', and Rio fashions came on cards insie a clear plastic "bubble", while the Flip Side, Music Is Magic, and Glitter 'N Gold fashions came in boxes. New shoes, in form of boots, and new shape of pumps while the 1986 shape was also used on some of the fashions. New shape of glasses, except for the released ones. All fashions had 1 JemStar point.

On this page fashions are listed in alpabetical order, except the re-released fashions are listed first. Re-released fashions are only listed with updates, like images of new boxes.

On Stage Fashions, 1987:
"For exciting on-stage performances, these dynamic outfits are specially designed for JEM and the Holograms!".

Fashions for Jem and the Holograms. Four fashions were re-released this year: Award Night, Encore, Music Is Magic and Permanent Wave. Since the packaging had no artwork this year but pictures of the fashions, these came in new boxes. The name of all of these fashions was based on the title of Jem songs from the cartoon, except for some of the re-released ones. Re-released fashions are listed here, while only updates are mentioned. [Pictures of dolls dressed in fashion by RHC]

  • Award Night 4216/4040 Asst.
    Re-release from first year. Box. [Picture by n120m]

  • Encore 4223/4040 Asst.
    Re-release from first year. Box. [Picture by n120m]

  • Music Is Magic 4217/4040 Asst.
    Re-release from first year. Box. [Picture by n120m]

  • Permanent Wave 4219/4040 Asst.
    Re-release from first year.

  • Come On In 4225/4040 Asst.
    A very striped outfit, vertically AND horizontally, which should be easy to locate loose if it was more common. Actually has a holographic detail, the belt buckle, which I would have wanted more of in this line, for obvious reasons. A very Jem-like fashion, which infact kinda resembles the 1986 Jerrica doll's blue and white striped dress, atleast how it was depicted in the cartoon. The only difference I can find compared to the box photo, is the neck of the shirt is sewn with a different colored thread. Box. Box back.

    Contents:
    Top: White and blue vertically striped and stretchy shirt, and striped along sleeves, with a band of blue lamé fabric around bottom of shirt. White velcro closure in back, opens halfway. Back. Back open.

    Pants: Black and blue horizontally striped and stretchy spandex, with elastic waist.

    Belt: Leatherlike pink fabric, the ends cross over each other, with a blue holograpic belt buckle in shape of an open parallelogram. Open.
    - 1986 On Stage fashion "Award Night" came with a belt in the same fabric.
    - 1986 Flip Side fashion "Like A Dream" came with a belt in the same fabric.

    Shoes: Dark pink plastic pumps, straight edges.
    - Similar colored shoes came with 1986 Onstage fashion "Award Night" and 1986 Smashin' fashion "Winning Is Everything".

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Did not appear in the cartoon.

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    Cartoon fashions.


  • Friend or Stranger 4224/4040 Asst.
    I don't know why the legs are fluffy, but it seems to work with todays fashions. I especially like the pattern of the top and bottoms of the legs which is so Jem. I wish the top and pants had been divided though, to offer more combinations with other fashions, but atleast it's easy to identify if found loose. Box. Box. [Picture by n120m] Box back.

    Contents:
    Jumpsuit: Stretchy sleeveless white top and bottom of legs with splash pattern in pink/orange/green, fluffy hot pink legs. White velcro closure in back. Back. Back open.
    - Pink fabric is very similar to the one used on Rio's pants in the 1986 Rio fashion "On The Road With Jem". The top white fabric with pink/orange/green print looks like a fabric that was also used on a fashion in the 1993 Dressing Fun Barbie giftset.

    Sash: Light green and stretchy spandex with knots in the ends, to be tied around waist.

    Socks: Orange ribbed stretchy, folded on top.

    Shoes: Light green plastic pumps, straight edges.
    - 1987 Smashin' fashion "Gimme, Gimme, Gimme" has similar colored shoes.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "The Talent Search Part 1" which was the only episode it appeared in, worn by Jerrica. Very different colors from the doll fashion all over, and has a hair piece. But is alike enough in shape that it's probably the same fashion.

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  • How You Play the Game 4227/4040 Asst.
    Feels like the smallest fashion of the set, in terms of amount of fabric used. I guess the sequins on the top make up for it. But a favorite of mine, just a cool look that unfortunately never made it into the cartoon. The top fabric pattern print was probably ordered by Hasbro. The socks actually match one of the colors of the top, if you look closely. This is one of the most easy to find 1987 On Stage fashions still in packaging these days, but still not that common. Box. [Picture by n120m]

    Contents:
    Top: A short light pink shirt that ends above the bellybutton and short sleeves, with a streamers pattern in dark pink/orange/turquoise/yellow and chromed dark pink round sequins covering the top in a straight line down to the edge of the sleeves. Opens all the way in the back. Velcro closure in the back. Back.

    Shorts: Dark pink lamé with actual pockets on the sides. A brighter color than the sequins of the top and socks. Velcro closure in the back. Back.

    Socks: Long stretchy turquoise with 3 chromed dark pink round sequins, same as on the top. The sequins are sewn on opposite sides, so you can see which is the left and which is the right sock, and the socks are to be worn with the sequins on the outer part of the legs. Perhaps easy to mix up with the similar sock from another fashion of this same set, "There's A Melody Playin'", but that sock has no sequins at top but a lamé fabric with a bow-shaped ribbon. Back.

    Sandals: Dark pink sandals. They don't match any color of the rest of the outfit.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Did not appear in the cartoon.

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  • Love's Not Easy 4228/4040 Asst.
    A beautifully sparkling fashion, especially if you see it up close. Fits Shana perfectly with her violet hair. One of the hardest to find 1987 On Stage fashions still in packaging these days.

    Contents:
    Dress: Cyan stretchy spandex with purple spots, shoulders and ruffled waist in purple with chromed rainbow print. Back. The turquoise fabric was to be re-used on an unreleased 1988 Matching Medley fashion for a skirt.

    Tights: Stretchy violet with silver threads in a zigzag pattern. Elastic waist. Back.

    Shoes: Purple plastic pumps in 2nd year shape.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Glitter And Gold". Appeared more than any other fashion of this set, except for the re-released Permanent Wave. The shape is quite similar, but the purple spots are bigger than on the doll fashion, and the purple fabric is slightly more violet, but not glittery.

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  • Set Your Sails 4229/4040 Asst.
    The cut doesn't appear so Jem-like, but quite ordinary. But the palm tree print takes care of that, and especially the glittery palm tree on the belt is a very nice touch. In the photo of the packaging, this fashion includes yellow fishnet tights rather than the limegreen it actually came with, aswell as pumps instead of sandals. This is one of the most easy to find 1987 On Stage fashions still in packaging these days. Box. Box back.

    Contents:
    Dress: Yellow with green and red palm tree print aswell as small purple squares, with wide fluorescent pink transparent soft rubbery plastic straps on top. Yellow velcro closure in back, opens all the way. Back. Open. Back open.
    - Plastic strap was probably same material as used on 1987 Rio fashion "Time Is Running Out".
    - A 1988 unreleased Matching Medley fashion was to come with the same yellow fabric for a top.

    Tights: Lime green stretchy with elastic waist.

    Belt: Fluorescent pink transparent soft rubbery plastic, round on belt buckle with green glitter palm tree. Yellow velcro closure underneath belt buckle. Open. Back open.
    - Probably same material as used on 1987 Rio fashion "Time Is Running Out".

    Shoes: Pink plastic sandals.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Glitter And Gold". In the cartoon this outfit was either shown with bright yellow tights or none, and included pumps rather than sandals, and a hairpiece to put the hair in a hairtuft.

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  • There's A Melody Playin' 4226/4040 Asst.
    Another outfit with fluff on the bottom part, and also another one with a long aqua colored sock, yes there's only one for this outfit. Seems almost Misfits-like to only wear one sock. Box. Worn by Aja in the cartoon. [Picture by n120m]

    Contents:
    Dress: Black stretchy top with horizontal lines in yellow/orange/purple/blue and sleeves, puffy violet lamé shoulders and skirt. At the bottom of the skirt part is the black fabric with lines in vertical instead. A couple of thick white ribbons inside are holding the puffy part in place. Dark blue velcro closure in the back. The black striped fabric was to be used on an unreleased 1988 matching medley dress. Back.

    Sock: Stretchy dark aqua for left leg, with round piece of violet lamé at the top with a little piece of purple ribbon tied in a bow. Perhaps easy to mix up with the similar socks from another fashion of this same set, "Friend Or Stranger", but those socks has sequins at top rather than a lamé fabric with a bow-shaped ribbon. Back.

    Shoes: Dark pink 2nd year pumps.
    - 1987 doll Aja came with similar colored shoes. 1987 doll Clash came with similar colored shoes. 1987 doll Rock 'n Curl Jem came with similar colored shoes. 1987 Flip Side fashion Putting It All Together came with similar colored shoes. 1987 Smashin' fashion You Can't Catch Me came with similar colored shoes. 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashion Gold Rush came with similar colored shoes.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Glitter And Gold". Looks very similar, except no sign of the lamé fabrics being shiny in the cartoon, but it does add a hairband.

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Flip Side Fashions, 1987:
"It's JEM's outrageous line of Flip Side Fashions!".

Fashions for Jem/Jerrica. Came in a box. Four fashions were re-released this year: Gettin' Down to Business, Let's Rock This Town, Music In the Air and Sophisticated Lady, practically the most pink ones for some reason. Since the boxes had no artwork this year but pictures of the fashions, these came in new boxes. Re-released fashions are listed here, while only updates are mentioned. None of this set came with necklaces, unlike the 1986 set. [Dolls dressed in fashion pictures by RHC]

  • Gettin' Down to Business 4234/4045 Asst.
    Re-release from first year.

  • Let's Rock This Town 4235/4045 Asst.
    Re-release from first year.

  • Music In the Air 4236/4045 Asst.
    Re-release from first year.

  • Sophisticated Lady 4238/4045 Asst.
    Re-release from first year. Box. [Picture by jemboyholland]

  • Broadway Magic 4243/4045 Asst.
    I like how this fashion uses the cape/skirt as two different garments for the different looks. Makes me think of Supergirl or red riding hood. Named after a song in the cartoon. Box. Box back. Box top. Box left side. Box right side. Box bottom.

    Contents:
    Hooded top (Jerrica): Dark blue with pink shape pattern and golden lamé piece above on the front where the button closes. Metal button closure at the top and dark blue velcro closure at the bottom on the front. Back.

    Top (Jem): Light pink with iridescent thread that fringes alot. Velcro closure in the back. Resembles the fabric used on gloves in the Video Madness Show Me The Way. Back.

    Tights: Stretchy light pink with golden thread and elastic waist.
    - 1986 doll Jem/Jerrica came with similar colored tights but with silver thread.

    Long skirt (Jerrica) / cape (Jem): Pink all flat piece with round golden lamé piece on top of the closure. Metal button closure at the top. Open. Back open.
    - A similar cape came with the 1987 Flip Side fashion "Putting It All Together".

    Miniskirt: Dark blue with pink shape pattern, same fabric as jacket. Glittery dark pink belt is sewn on in front and goes out in a loose piece that wraps around the waist and back to the front where it closes with a metal button. On the outside on top of where the button is, is a golden lamé piece. Dark blue velcro closure in back. Back.

    Shoes: Dark blue 2nd year pumps.

    Sunglasses (Jerrica): Pink clear plastic. From front.
    - 1987 doll Flash 'n Sizzle Jem/Jerrica included similar colored sunglasses in the same shape. 1987 Flip Side fashion "Putting It All Together" included similar colored sunglasses in the same shape. 1987 Flip Side fashion "She Makes An Impression" included similar colored sunglasses in the same shape.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: The Jem version is introduced in the episode "Glitter And Gold", worn by Kimber. Appears more than any of the other fashions of this set, atleast the one look that does appear, the Jerrica version doesn't. The cape is brighter pink in the cartoon, tights are all white, and shoes are pink.

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  • Lightnin' Strikes 4245/4045 Asst.
    This outfit does not consist of any lamé fabric, regardless of how it might appear in pictures. This always strike me as one of the strangest outfits of the entire line, and least Jem-like, with the strictness, the large shorts, the dark blue color and flash symbols. And it didn't translate very well to the cartoon either. The different looks look quite alike, although they only share three pieces. It was the only one of the new fashions of this set that was not named after a song in the cartoon. This is one of the most easy to find 1987 Flip Side fashions still in packaging these days. Box. [Picture by n120m] Box. Box back. Box top. Box left side. Box right side. Box bottom.

    Contents:
    Dress (Jem) / top (Jerrica): Aqua blue satin jacket with orange and white lightningbolts prints, orange top and collar, blue ribbons sticking out on bottom to pull and tie for making the dress into a ruffled top. Blue velcro closure in front, opens up halfway. Back.

    Shorts (Jerrica): Aqua blue satin culottes. Blue velcro closure in back. Back. Back open.

    Tights: Light orange stretchy, with elastic waist.

    Belt (Jem): Orange with golden lamé rectangular belt buckle. White velcro closure underneath belt buckle. Same orange fabric as on jacket. Back.

    Socks (Jerrica): Blue stretchy spandex with pink dots (probably meant to look orange).

    Hat (Jerrica): Orange felt with aqua blue ribbon around it, and white elastic band underneath to hold it in place. Underside.

    Sunglasses (Jerrica): Transparent turquoise plastic.
    - 1987 Flip Side fashion Running Like The Wind came with similar colored glasses.

    Shoes: Orange plastic pumps, with straight edges.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Danse Time" (Jem), and "Glitter And Gold" (Jerrica). This was one of two fashions of the new ones in this set, where both appeared in the cartoon, but this was the only one which was actually worn by Jem and Jerrica, like the idea of Flip Side fashions was meant for, rather than another character.
    Jem: Despite the belt, the cartoon version looked quite straight and stiff, and there's no sight of the ribbons. The tights are the same color as top of the jacket, while the shoes became lightblue.
    Jerrica: The hat is a brighter shade of orange and more round on top. Here the ribbons appear and even the wrinkles of the bottom of the jacket. She doesn't wear the socks, but has lightblue shoes like the Jem cartoon version.

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  • Putting It All Together 4240/4045 Asst.
    A stunning look, that consists of only two colors, pink and a beautifully textured golden fabric. Perhaps a bit of a more mature ladylike style than what we're used to with Jem, but alot more glamorous than other ladylike fashions like Rock Country. May be mistaken for a Glitter 'n Gold fashion, and doesn't it remind you of Gold Rush a little bit? The pink pieces looked alot more red in the photos of the packaging. Perhaps one of the hardest to find 1987 Flip Side fashions still in packaging these days. Named after a song in the cartoon. Box. Box back. Box top. Box left side. Box right side. Box bottom.

    Contents:
    Top (Jem): Yellow covered with thick golden thread brodery, and ruffled golden lamé at shoulders and end of sleeves. Yellow velcro closure on back, opens all the way. Back. Open.

    Dress (Jerrica) / skirt (Jem): Yellow covered with thick golden thread brodery, elastic waist. No opening in back.

    Tights: Hot pink and stretchy with elastic waist.
    - Same or similar color as the 1986/1987 Flip Side fashion "Let's Rock This Town".

    Cape (Jerrica): Shimmering pink with collar, and bow in front over right edge. White velcro closure in front of neck. Back. Outside. Inside.
    - A similar cape came with the 1987 Flip Side fashion "Broadway Magic".

    Hat (Jerrica): Dark pink stretchy spandex hood, elastic band in back, with a wide band around it in the same fabric. Back.

    Gloves (Jerrica): Dark pink stretchy spandex, closed mittens.

    Shoes: Dark pink plastic pumps, 2nd year shape.
    - 1987 doll Aja came with similar colored shoes. 1987 doll Clash came with similar colored shoes. 1987 doll Rock 'n Curl Jem came with similar colored shoes. 1987 On Stage fashion There's A Melody Playing came with similar colored shoes. 1987 Smashin' fashion You Can't Catch Me came with similar colored shoes. 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashion Gold Rush came with similar colored shoes.

    Sunglasses (Jerrica): Transparent pink plastic. Front.
    - 1987 doll Flash 'n Sizzle Jem/Jerrica included similar colored sunglasses in the same shape. 1987 Flip Side fashion "Broadway Magic" included similar colored sunglasses in the same shape. 1987 Flip Side fashion "She Makes An Impression" included similar colored sunglasses in the same shape.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Did not appear in the cartoon. I can understand they skipped this one since it has such texture to it, but the Jerrica version with the cape would have looked great either way.

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  • Running Like the Wind 4241/4045 Asst.
    Another strange, perhaps space-inspired look, that consists of both stripes, dots and glitter. I like that this includes a piece to flip over for another look, and it says "Jem" which makes it easy to identify loose. Perhaps the biggest difference between it's two looks, out of all new fashions in this set. As you can see in the picture on the box, the Jem version had an alot more shiny golden lamé top, and the print looks pink with some white in it. Named after a song in the cartoon. This is one of the hardest to find 1987 Flip Side fashions still in packaging these days. Box. Box back.

    Contents:
    Dress (Jerrica): Blue and stretchy. Blue velcro closure in back, opens halfway. Back. Back open.

    Jumpsuit: Stretchy sleeveless white spandex. Back.

    Yoke: Golden-tone triangular satin with Jem logo printed in red, and on the reversible side blue and white vertically striped with a white along the edges, with a white satin collar. White velcro closure in back. Mine came with a not correctly sewn on collar on the reversible Jerrica side. Back. Reversed. Reversed back.

    Belt (Jerrica): Aqua blue lamé with with golden lamé open rectangle belt buckle. White velcro closure underneath belt buckle. Open.

    Gloves (Jem): Stretchy golden thread fabric with a glittery look to them, sewn together but with two holes in the ends for the fingers.
    - Similar but longer and sewn together in the ends, were released on the 1986 On Stage fashion "Only The Beginning".

    Hat (Jerrica): White stretchy spandex with blue dots. Elastic band sewin in on the inside in the back.

    Socks: Stretchy golden thread fabric with a glittery look to them.

    Shoes: Blue plastic pumps, with straight edges.
    - 1987 Smashin' fashion There Ain't Nobody Better came with shoes in a similar color.

    Glasses (Jerrica): Transparent turquoise plastic.
    - 1987 Flip Side fashion Lightnin' Strikes came with similar colored glasses.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "The Presidential Dilemma" (Jerrica). Jem's version didn't appear in the cartoon. Jerrica: Very similar, although the hat has become a hairband, the legs of the bodysuit end above the knees, and the shoes are golden.

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  • She Makes An Impression 4244/4045 Asst.
    This one definitly made an impression on me, with aboslutely stunning materials. What a nice combination of colors and glitter, and the entire jacket flips over. Although one of the looks, a closed jacket seems insufficient as it's own look. Named after a song in the cartoon. Nice touch to pick a song that was actually about fashion. Box. Box back. Box top. Box left side. Box right side. Box bottom.

    Contents:
    Coat (Jem) / dress (Jerrica): Silver lamé jacket with pockets and something of a belt in the same fabric on the back, and on the reversible side purple satin with pockets with no belt. Open. Back. Reversed.

    Top (Jem): Sleeveless white with silver-thread all through which gives it a glittery look, turtleneck collar. White velcro closure on back, opens all the way. Back.

    Miniskirt (Jem): Covered with metallic purple thread. Purple velcro closure in the back.
    - Fringes somewhat in bottom already in package. Back. Back open.

    Tights: White and stretchy with elastic waist.

    Sash (Jerrica): Consists of fine purple and silver thread and almost has a holographic sheen to it. It's actually to pieces of fabric sewn together with a ruffle in the middle.

    Hat (Jerrica): Silver lamé with light violet velveteen band around it, and white elastic band underneath to hold it in place. Underside.

    Gloves (Jem): Dark pink stretchy spandex. Sewn together at the ends, with two holes for the fingers.
    - 1987 Flip Side fashion We Can Change It came with similar gloves.

    Shoes: Purple plastic pumps in 2nd year shape.
    - 1986 doll Roxy European version came with similar colored shoes. 1986/1987 Flip Side fashion Music In The Air came with similar colored shoes. 1987 Flip Side fashion We Can Change It came with similar colored shoes.

    Sunglasses (Jerrica): Transparent purple plastic.
    - 1987 doll Flash 'n Sizzle Jem/Jerrica included similar colored sunglasses in the same shape. 1987 Flip Side fashion "Putting It All Together" included similar colored sunglasses in the same shape. 1987 Flip Side fashion "Broadway Magic" included similar colored sunglasses in the same shape.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Glitter And Gold" (Jem, but worn by Aja), it gets a big role in the cartoon by appearing in the music video of the second appearance of the song "I've Got My Eye On You". Jerrica's version did not appear in the cartoon.
    Jem: No signs of chrome or glitter on any of the pieces. The biggest differences are the grey color of the lapels of the jacket, the white shirt, violet shoes, and the added hairpiece.

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  • We Can Change It 4242/4045 Asst.
    Another favorite of mine. I wouldn't change anything about this one, but in the cartoon they gave Jem Jerrica's look. I guess you can't say anything other than 80's about this one. Named after a song in the cartoon. Box. Box back. Box. [Picture by n120m] Box top. Box side left. Box side right. Box bottom.

    Contents:
    Jumpsuit: Sleeveless yellow stretchy spandex with high turtleneck, three white gemstones placed in a "V" shape underneath the collar. Velcro closure in back. Back.

    Sweater (Jerrica): White stretchy with a mix of large and smaller dots in yellow and plum color. White velcro in back. Back.

    Jacket (Jem): Transparent white thin, with a white glittery piece on neck, right above the whitevelcro closure, and elastic end of sleeves. Frays easily. Back.

    Hood (Jerrica): White stretchy with opening for face. Not made of spandex. Side, Back.

    Gloves (Jem): Dark pink spandex.
    - 1987 Flip Side fashion She Makes An Impression came with similar gloves.

    Shoes: Plum colored plastic pumps, with straight edges.
    - 1986 doll Roxy European version came with similar colored shoes. 1986/1987 Flip Side fashion Music In The Air came with similar colored shoes. 1987 Flip Side fashion She Makes An Impression came with similar colored shoes.

    Sunglasses (Jerrica): Transparent yellow plastic. From front.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Glitter And Gold" (Jem, but was worn by Shana), and "Broadway Magic" (Jerrica, but was worn by Jem). This was one of two fashions of the new ones in this set, where both appeared in the cartoon.
    Jem: Appears very briefly, but looks very much alike.
    Jerrica: Hood is worn but around the neck, and almost makes me think the cartoon model cel designers got these fashions worn on dolls, and the hood just fell down. The shirt is more figure shaped, the yellow parts became more orange, the gauntlets became full gloves, she got a bracelet and pink socks.

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Smashin' Fashions, 1987:
"A collection of dynamic fashions for The Misfits!".

Fashions for the Misfits. Two fashions were re-released this year: Just Misbehavin' and Let the Music Play. All of the new released fashions of this set were named after Misfits songs from the cartoon. All of these fashions appeared in the cartoon, infact all Misfits fashions of the entire line appeared in the cartoon. Included a Dream Tour cassette offer and a MTV jacket offer. Re-released fashions are listed here, while only updates are mentioned. [Pictures of dolls dressed in fashion by RHC]

  • Just Misbehavin' 4254/4050 Asst.
    Re-release from first year. Box. [Picture by n120m]

  • Let the Music Play 4252/4050 Asst.
    Re-release from first year. Box. [Picture by n120m]

  • Designing Woman 4261/4050 Asst.
    A unique design that feels well worked out. I'm glad they gave Pizzazz atleast one outfit that says goodguy, among all black fabric and animal print. Perhaps one of the hardest to find 1987 Smashin' fashions still in packaging these days. Box. Box back.

    Contents:
    Dress: Blue stretchy spandex, with a shiny orange and neon yellow ruffles on top and as bottom aswell as a decoration bowtie on the right front side of waist. Blue velcro closure in back, opens halfway. Back. Back open.

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

    Scarf: Orange lace with flower pattern, to be wrapped around shoulders.
    - 1987 doll Danse came with a very similar scarf.

    Shoes: Neon orange plastic pumps, 2nd year shape.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Glitter And Gold". Got featured alot, especially in the music video "Top Of The Charts". No tights or scarf, added hairpiece, and yellow shoes.

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  • Gimme, Gimme, Gimme 4256/4050 Asst.
    Looks like a version of Pizzazz' original outfit, I don't get this look and with those fringes. This is one of the most easy to find 1987 Smashin' fashions still in packaging these days.

    Contents:
    Dress: White velveteen with black dalmation spots. White velcro closure on right side. Back.
    - 1987 doll Jetta came with a belt in the same fabric.
    - A 1988 unreleased Matching Medley fashion was going to include this fabric.

    Jumpsuit: Black stretchy spandex, with only right arm. Light green velcro closure in back. Back. Back open.

    Belt: Light green with slightly darker green fringes hanging down all around it. Velcro closure in back. Open. Back open.

    Shoes: Green plastic pumps, straight edges.
    - 1987 On Stage fashion "Friend or Stranger" has similar colored shoes.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Glitter And Gold". A very recognizable look, featured alot, even in several music videos. I always thought it was a shame though that the cartoon turned the bodysuit gray. It became glittery gray though, and perhaps the doll fashion was once gray in the design stage.

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  • There Ain't Nobody Better 4260/4050 Asst.
    Black and pink looks great together, and having only one sock, fits the Misfits style perfectly. The Misfits have had pink details before, but this is very pink. Perhaps Hasbro's way of balancing out the colors. Box. Box back.

    Contents:
    Dress: Pink stretchy spandex mini-dress, black shoulders and collar with chromed rainbowcolored print dots and black fringes on sleeves and bottom of dress. Pink velcro closure in back, opens halfway. The fringes fray easily, and the problem is it leaves miniature black pieces wherever it's placed. Back.
    - The shoulders are made of the same fabric as the dress of the 1987 Aja doll.
    - A 1988 unreleased Smashin' fashion was to come with the same fabric as the shoulders of this dress.
    - A 1988 Sindy doll fashion called Fuzzy Pink, was to come to come with pants in the same fabric as the shoulders of this dress.

    Belt: Aqua blue lamé with black glittery open belt buckle. White velcro closure under belt buckle. Back.

    Sock: Pink stretchy spandex with black dots, zigzag seam around top and aqua blue lamé bow. Back.

    Shoes: Blue plastic pumps, with straight edges.
    - 1987 Flip Side fashion Running Like The Wind came with shoes in a similar color.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Glitter And Gold" worn by Stormer in the cartoon. Very alike, but gets a bracelet.

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  • We're Off and Running 4258/4050 Asst.
    Even more black for the Misfits in a beautiful fabric, it's their color I guess, aswell as animal print. This is sooo not the Holograms! I very much like the collar of the jacket. The photo on the packaging obviously has red tights instead of yellow, which is a striking difference. It also appears as if the collar is more pink and not smoothly cut but has sharp edges. This is one of the most easy to find 1987 Smashin' fashions still in packaging these days. Box. Box back.

    Contents:
    Dress: Glittery black mini-dress with a diagonal cut at bottom, and black elastic waist inside the back of the waist. Black velcro closure in neck. Back.

    Jacket: Orange with black leopard pattern, large round purple lamé collar framed with golden thread with black egdes, and purple lamé ends of sleeves. Back.

    Tights: Yellow stretchy with elastic waist.
    - Yellow tights also came with: Aja doll 1987, 1986 Smashin' fashion "Outta My Way", 1986/1987 Smashin' fashion "Just Misbehavin'", 1986/1987 Smashin' fashion "Let The Music Play", 1987 Smashin' fashion "Designing Woman". Some of the fashions had a variation in form of including orange lace tights.

    Belt: Purple lamé with triangular glittery green belt buckle. White velcro closure underneath belt buckle. Open.

    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 Music Is Magic fashion "Electric Chords" came with similar colored shoes.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Glitter And Gold". Recognizable but changed alot. The collar became brighter violet, the orange and black fabric of the jacket has alot larger black prints in shapes of flowers, the dress is not glittery, the belt is violet, and the tights are orange.

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  • You Can't Catch Me 4257/4050 Asst.
    This reminds me of "Winning Is Everything" from 1986. But what are those black shapes on the yellow fabric supposed to be depict? It's a clever design though and I can't remember seeing anything like this in real life, with the yellow part of the top and different fabrics on the legs, with that fishnet fabric hanging over almost like a skirt. This is another outfit where Hasbro made the top and pants stick together which offered less combinations with other fashions, but on the other hand it's easier to identify when found loose these days. This is one of the most common to find 1987 Smashin' fashions still in packaging these days. Box. Box. [Picture by n120m] Box back.

    Contents:
    Jumpsuit: Blue and stretchy spandex on top and left leg, black/golden ribbon strap around top and waist aswell as to be tied around neck, dotted black lace skirt (same as on gloves), and yellow fabric with black shapes and pink dots pattern on left side of top aswell as right leg. Light blue velcro closure in back. Back. Back open.

    Gloves: Dotted black lace, completely open in the ends.

    Shoes: Dark pink plastic 2nd year pumps.
    - 1987 doll Aja came with similar colored shoes. 1987 doll Clash came with similar colored shoes. 1987 doll Rock 'n Curl Jem came with similar colored shoes. 1987 On Stage fashion There's A Melody Playing came with similar colored shoes. 1987 Flip Side fashion Putting It All Together came with similar colored shoes. 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashion Gold Rush came with similar colored shoes.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Glitter And Gold" worn by Roxy in the cartoon. Very alike, although the lace parts got a larger net, and the yellow fabric pattern was simplified aswell.

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  • You Gotta Be Fast 4259/4050 Asst.
    This looks a bit daring even for the Misfits, lots of fishnet, reminds me of Cher. No wonder they made the legs all black in the cartoon. A strange design but the choice of color makes it work. This is one of the most easy to find 1987 Smashin' fashions still in packaging these days. Box. Box. [Picture by n120m] Box back.

    Contents:
    Bodysuit: Black stretchy spandex, sleeveless and legless. No opening on back. Back.

    Jacket: Light green lace, with a darker green iridescent ruffled piece going from along arms and behind back. Back.

    Tights: Black stretchy lace, with elastic waist.
    - Some of the 1987 Stormer dolls came with these same tights as a variation.

    Belt: Green iridescent with a slight ruffle piece after belt buckle, round glittery black sticker for belt buckle. Black velcro closure underneath belt buckle. Full belt. Inside.

    Shoes: Green plastic pumps, with 2nd year shape.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Glitter And Gold" worn by Roxy in the cartoon. Biggest differences here are the entirely black tights, the green belt, and the added hairpiece.

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Rio Fashions, 1987:
"Rio's the coolest in his truly outrageous clothes!".

Although the line so far only included two male dolls, both Rios, Rio now got his own collection of fashions. Three fashions which were previously in the Smashin' Fashions collection, were re-released this year: On the Road with Jem, Rappin' and Truly Outrageous. The new fashions were named after Jem and the Holograms aswell as Misfits songs, and it looks like Rio's line got first pick for cool song titles. Re-released fashions are listed here, while only updates are mentioned. [Pictures of dolls dressed in fashion by RHC]

  • On the Road with Jem 4249/4051 Asst.
    Re-release from first year.

  • Rappin' 4248/4051 Asst.
    Re-release from first year.

  • Truly Outrageous 4250/4051 Asst.
    Re-release from first year. Box. Box back.

  • Congratulations 4273/4051 Asst.
    This shiny jacket is a really classy look for Rio. They choose a green lamé collar even though they re-release the all green lamé jacket "On The Road With Jem" in this same set. Named after a Misfits song from the cartoon.

    Contents:
    Jacket: Golden thread pattern, with green lamé lapels all the way down to waist. Open. Back.

    Shirt: Dark blue stretchy cotton tank top.

    Pants: White with small dots which may appear as dirt but is supposed to be there. White velcro closure on front. Open. Back.

    Boat shoes: Dark blue rubbery plastic.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Did not appear in the cartoon.

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  • It All Depends on the Mood 4276/4051 Asst.
    This pajamas looking outfit was perhaps not one of Rio's prouder moments, nontheless it made it into the cartoon unlike some of the other fashions of this set. The white fabric with triangles is very Jem in my opinion, I wonder if it was created especially for Jem, either way it was going to be re-used for a 1988 Jem fashion in the Matching Medley set, with a yellow shirt actually. This is the most easy to find 1987 Rio fashions still in packaging these days. Card. Card back.

    Contents:
    Jumpsuit: White with triangle and square prints in red/orange/purple/yellow. Light yellow fabric on the sides, aswell as entire sleeves. Two metal buttons closure on front.
    - White fabric was to be re-used on an unreleased 1988 Matching Medley fashion.

    Belt: Purple lamé with triangle pink lamé belt buckle. White velcro closure underneath belt buckle. Some of these consisted of a simple single layer fabric, and some two-layered with lamé on both sides.

    Boat shoes: Purple rubbery plastic.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Glitter And Gold". Simplified pattern on the white fabric, but couldn't they had included triangles more easily? I don't know why the cartoon version had black part in the white fabric, black belt and black shoes, but maybe the original Hasbro design was black in those places aswell? It would had made this fashion look better in my opinion.

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  • It Takes A lot 4275/4051 Asst. [Picture by Sébastien Sawyer]
    A very shiny outfit, which works very well even for Rio, with the only lamé pants he got in the line. It takes alot to find this Rio fashion still in packaging these days. Named after a Misfits song from the cartoon.

    Contents:
    Jacket: Dark silver lamé with snake-pattern, stretchy orange fabric for collar, shoulders and waist. Two metallic button closure on front.
    Same fabric as top of pants.

    Pants: Dark silver lamé, with some dark silver lamé with snake-pattern at waist in shape of a belt. White velcro closure in back.
    Fabric on waist is the same as on the jacket.

    Boat shoes: Orange rubbery plastic.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Glitter And Gold". He wore this more than any other outfit released in the doll line, and the only outfit he wore more was his original cartoon outfit which wasn't released for the doll line. Looks close enough to the Hasbro fashion, but with larger shapes on the jacket.

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  • Share A Little Bit 4272/4051 Asst.
    This looks a little bit like something Ken would wear, but the lamé fabric suspenders saves it. This outfit may be easy to confuse with the 1986/1987 "Rappin'" which has a similar look but white pants. Different but similar fabrics for the shirt and pants were used in the photo on the packaging. Named after a Jem and the Holograms / The Misfits duet song from the cartoon. The fabric of the shirt was to be re-used in the never released 1988 Matching Medley set of fashions. Box. Box back.

    Contents:
    Shirt: White with vertical lines in green/purple/blue, and a white collar. Folded sleeves. A couple of velcro closures in the front. Back.
    - Fabric was to be re-used on an unreleased 1988 Matching Medley fashion.

    Pants with suspenders: Purple with sewn on purple lamé suspenders. Velcro closure in the back. Back.

    Boat shoes: Rubbery white boat shoes.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Did not appear in the cartoon.

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  • Time is Running Out 4271/4051 Asst.
    The third fashion this year with the word "Running" in it. Some beach wear for Rio, with a sunvisor which was a first for this line. A simple look at first sight, but this was the only Rio fashion to include as much as five pieces, but then again there's not as much fabric on this one.
    - The shorts fabric was to be re-used on two fashions in the never released 1988 Matching Medley. Box. Box. [Picture by n120m] Box back.

    Contents:
    Tank shirt: Yellow vertically ribbed. Back.

    Fishnet T-shirt: Blue fishnet. Dark blue velcro closure in back, opens all the way.
    Parts of it may have some white coloring, but that's not a sign of it being worn. Back. Back open.

    Shorts: Green jams, with prints of white/blue/yellow/red in the shapes of leaves. Elastic waist.
    - Two 1988 unreleased Matching Medley fashions were to come with the same fabric. Back.

    Visor: Fluorescent pink transparent soft rubbery plastic.
    - Probably same material as used on 1987 Flip Side fashion "Set Your Sails".

    Boat shoes: Rubbery plastic yellow boat shoes.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Did not appear in the cartoon.

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  • Universal Appeal 4274/4051 Asst.
    He is the roadmanager with universal appeal. Red fits him quite well. I especially like the black fabric used for the collar, sleeves and waist of the shirt, and black shoes to match. Named after a Misfits song from the cartoon. Box. Box back.

    Contents:
    Shirt: White with black square-shaped kinda squares, red top and along the short sleeves. Shiny black at end of sleeves, neck, and waist. White velcro closure in the back, opens all the way. Back. Back open.
    - A 1988 unreleased Matching Medley fashion was to come with the same white fabric.

    Pants: Red stretchy, with elastic waist and bottom of legs.

    Boat shoes: Black rubbery plastic.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Trick Or Techrat", and that was the only episode it appeared in. Very much alike, but with a crease along the pants, and with white shoes.

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Glitter 'N Gold Fashions, 1987:
"A glittery new wardrobe designed especially for Glitter 'n Gold JEM".

Fashions in a golden theme for Glitter 'n Gold Jem, and the Holograms. Came in a box with the fashion pictured on front, and included a Dream Tour cassette offer and a MTV jacket offer. Artwork versions of these fashions were available on the Glitter 'n Gold poster that came inside the box. None of these fashions were named after songs from the cartoon, but rather included words like "gold", "magic", "night" or something completely different. [Pictures of dolls dressed in fashion by RHC]

  • Fire & Ice 4281/4055 Asst.
    A fan favorite although it's not that rare to find. Unlike some of the other more spectacular designs of this set of Glitter 'n Gold fashions, this one is a more traditional design and stays in place more easily. This design was apparently popular enough to be recreated in a cheaper version by a Hong Kong company called Kee Fung Plastic World Ltd.

    Box. [Picture by n120m] Box. Box back. Box top. Box side left. Box side right. Box bottom. [Pictures by Penelope @ Farpoint Toys & Collectibles. Collection of Anna-Maria Fabbricante]

    Contents:
    Dress: Golden lamé gown with ruffled bright red top, and bright red skirt with a layer of wavy pattern white and gold lace which is longer in back than front. White velcro closure in backm opens halfway.
    - The outer layer of the skirt is made by the same fabric as the 1986/1987 On Stage fashion "Music Is Magic".

    Shoulder wrap: Coral double layered ruffled fabric, with golden and white ribbon along it. Metal button closure in ends. Back.

    Tights: White stretchy with golden threads in a zigzag pattern, with elastic waist.

    Hair bow: Coral doublefolded fabric with a wide golden elastic band to hold it in place. Back.

    Shoes: Coral plastic pumps, 2nd year shape.
    - 1987 doll Kimber came with similar colored shoes.

    Bracelet: One golden chromed plastic in a zigzag shape.
    - Like the one that came with the Glitter 'n Gold Jem doll but perhaps different in shade.

    International:
    Holland
    Sweden

    Interpretations:
    Poster artwork: Very nice match.
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Glitter And Gold" worn by Kimber in the cartoon. Only worn when the other Holograms wore their outfit from this set. Perhaps looks a bit more pink in the cartoon.

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  • Golden Days, Diamond Nights 4286/4055 Asst.
    A beautiful silver dress for this golden set of fashions, with a quite 80's style top with fringes on the arms. I see the dress every now and then in mixed lots on auction, so it probably sold well in the 80's. Yet this is one of the most easy to find 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashions still in packaging these days. Perhaps the title of this fashion was inspired by the title of the album by Nite City. Box. Box back.

    Contents:
    Hat: Silver lamé flower with silver dots, and a smaller flower of golden lamé on top of it, with white elastic band to hold it in place.
    - Same silver lamé fabric as on 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashion "Midnight Magic".

    Dress: Silver lamé with silver dots, silver ribbon straps on top, a low white skirt with silver dots. White velcro closure in back.
    - 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashion "Midnight Magic" came with a collar in the same silver lamé fabric.

    Top: Loose fitting transparent blouse with large golden and silver brodery dots, golden lamé collar and waist, golden lamé and silver lamé flower on left front of waist, and long bright yellow fringes on sleeves. White velcro closure on neck and waist.

    Necklace: Golden chromed plastic, oval shape with opening at top.
    - 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashion Gold Rush came with the same necklace.

    Shoes: Chromed plastic 2nd year pumps.

    International:
    Holland

    Interpretations:
    Poster artwork: Only difference seems to be the less apparent big dots of the fabric of the top of the dress, same for hair piece, and the flower piece on the dress.
    Cartoon: Did not appear in the cartoon.

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  • Gold Rush 4284/4055 Asst.
    The top has such an amazing fabric that almost glows, and the rest of it looks great aswell. I could easily see this worn by a real life Hollywood star on the Oscar night, especially the way Shana wore it in the cartoon. Though I might wish the golden belt wasn't sewn onto the top. May be mistaken for the 1987 Flip Side fashion "Puttin' It All Together". I also think it resembles the unreleased Hollywood Jem's dress which appeared later in the cartoon. Perhaps the rarest 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashion to find still in packaging these days. Box. Box back. Box top. Box left side. Box right side. Box bottom.

    Contents:
    Dress: Dark pink spandex top, sewn on golden lamé armbands, golden thread covering the long skirt. White velcro closure in back, opens halfway. Back.

    Top: Transparent hot pink pleated cummerbund, with something of a tail on the back, and wide golden lamé waist. White velcro closure in back, opens halfway. Back. There was a blouse made in a similar fabric in the same color, but which is not part of the Jem line, it came with the 1979 Beauty Secrets Barbie and is alot more common to find.

    Boa: Ruffled transparent hot pink in two layers, and golden fishnet on top in one layer, with white elastic band throughout it in the middle. Back.
    - 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashion "Moroccan Magic" came with a dress with the same golden fishnet fabric.
    - A 1988 Sindy Superstar fashion "Blue Haze" came with socks in the same golden fishnet fabric.

    Necklace: Golden chromed plastic, oval shape with opening at top. Back.
    - 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashion "Golden Days, Diamond Nights" came with the same necklace.

    Shoes: Pink plastic pumps, in 2nd year shape.
    - 1987 doll Aja came with similar colored shoes. 1987 doll Clash came with similar colored shoes. 1987 doll Rock 'n Curl Jem came with similar colored shoes. 1987 On Stage fashion There's A Melody Playing came with similar colored shoes. 1987 Flip Side fashion Putting It All Together came with similar colored shoes. 1987 Smashin' fashion You Can't Catch Me came with similar colored shoes.

    Interpretations:
    Poster artwork: Very close match.
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Glitter And Gold" worn by Shana in the cartoon. Only worn when the other Holograms wore their outfit from this set. Sleeves of the top are pink instead of golden, and she has no necklace.

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  • Midnight Magic 4283/4055 Asst.
    This mysterious cape looks like something out of a fairytale, although this time the hood is not to cover Jem's pink hair to turn into Jerrica, since it isn't a Flip Side fashion. The cape is a really big piece and is what holds this look togheter, and can easily be found loose at online auctions. But I would had preferred the cape without the golden lamé at the bottom. The dress works on it's own, but is quite simple, and similar dresses exist from other doll lines. The braided belt with a holographic buckle looks amazing! This is definitely the most easy to find 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashion still in packaging these days. Perhaps the title of this fashion was inspired by the title of the album by the Commodores. Box. Box back.

    Contents:
    Hooded evening coat: Turquoise with hood, with small golden and silver dots of glitter all over, and golden lamé fabric that hold the bottom part of the fabric together. Turquoise velcro closure in neck. A very large piece.

    Collar: A spiky shaped piece in two layers, one larger silver lamé covered with silver dots underneath, and a slightly smaller golden lamé covered with golden dots over, both sewn together in neck. White velcro closure in the back of neck.
    - 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashion "Golden Days, Diamond Nights" came with a dress in the same silver lamé fabric.

    Dress: Stretchy white with golden threads all over, an upper body piece that goes around the neck and is held together by a golden piece of elastic band, and open in the back, elastic waist, and a slit all the way up to the hips on both sides. Some of them came with shoulder straps that were held together behind the neck with a white piece of velcro, possibly the European version (or it might infact have been part of another doll line like Sindy).
    - 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashion Midnight Magic has a dress in the same fabric as the hood.

    Belt: Golden doublebraids, with holographic belt belt in shape of a star. White velcro closure on front under the belt buckle.

    Shoes: Golden chromed plastic 2nd year pumps.
    - 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashion "Purple Haze" came with the same color shoes. 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashion "Moroccan Magic" came with the same color shoes.

    International:
    Holland
    Sweden

    Interpretations:
    Poster artwork: Very much alike.
    Cartoon: Did not appear in the cartoon.

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  • Moroccan Magic 4285/4055 Asst.
    A stunning design, much thanks to the multicolored fabric on top and bottom. I wouldn't mind seeing more dresses in this look in more colors, especially love the detail with the gemstone. I also find the hairpiece very interesting, since it's shape resembles a piece that Jem wore for the cartoon version of the 1986 Flip Side fashion "City Lights", but which was not included with the actual fashion. This dress often turns into a mess when found loose, as the multicolored fabric aswell as the golden fishnet gets folded badly. This fashion was originally made with a similar shiny but blue fabric at the top and bottom rather than the silver/golden/blue fabric, which is probably why it appeared like that in the cartoon. In the autumn of 2014 the actual prototype was found by me. I identified this fashion for a woman in Rhode Island which had purchased this from a neighbor whose father had worked for Hasbro, she no idea she had a prototype in her hands. It was then sold on ebay for a shockingly low price of $456 since it was listed for just a few days and not advertised anywhere. Other differences to the finished product, is that the bodice is darker, and underneath the bottom blue fabric there is no extra thin layer of fabric, which the finished product had. Prototype. Prototype 2. Prototype 3. Prototype 4. Prototype 5. Prototype 6. Prototype 7. Prototype 8. Prototype 9. Prototype 10. Prototype 11. Prototype 12. [Prototype pictures by OperaPhantomess and 401antiques] The multicolored fabric at the top and bottom of the dress was also meant to appear in the Sindy line in 1988 Superstar fashion called Blue Haze (notice the similarity to the other Glitter 'n Gold Jem fashion name Purple Haze), and probably also appeared on a 1985 Sindy doll by Pedigree called Premiere, aswell as a 1986 Hasbro Sindy Doubles Reversable fashion, and the 1986 Sindy His N Hers fashion Dinner Date.
    Box. Box. [Picture by n120m] Box back.

    Contents:
    Dress: Blue lamé, with a kinda striped pattern fabric of blue/silver/golden around neck and bottom skirt of dress, above the skirt is a smaller layer of golden fishnet and then an even smaller layer of golden lamé with a large lightblue heart-shape gemstone. Metal button closure on neck piece, and light blue velcro closure in back.
    - 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashion "Gold Rush" came with a boa with the same golden fishnet fabric.
    - A 1988 Sindy Superstar fashion "Blue Haze" came with socks in the same golden fishnet fabric.

    Armbands: Two golden lamé, one (for right arm) of which has a golden fishnet ruffle along the side. Back.

    Hat: Ruffled golden lamé on a wide golden elastic band. Back.

    Panties: Blue and stretchy with elastic waist. Back.

    Shoes: Golden chromed plastic pumps, in 2nd year shape.
    - 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashion "Purple Haze" came with the same color shoes. 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashion "Midnight Magic" came with the same color shoes.

    International:
    Holland
    Sweden

    Interpretations:
    Poster artwork: Very alike, but the poster artwork is perhaps more golden on the shoulder and bottom part of the dress.
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Glitter And Gold", worn by Aja in the cartoon. Only worn when the other Holograms wore their outfit from this set. Top shoulder part and the bottom fabric of the dress was entirely blue in the cartoon, and the gemstone on on the golden lamé piece of fabric at the bottom of the dress was golden aswell. The armbands both have that golden fishnet attached.

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  • Purple Haze 4282/4055 Asst.
    A beautiful purple fur is Jem's only winter clothing, although in the cartoon she had lots of it, even if this one never showed up. Here the golden parts really shine among all the purple, and the waves in the fur gives it that Jem look and sets it apart from most fur coats. For some reason this is not a favorite among Jem fans, perhaps because it doesn't include alot of pieces, or beause it is quite common to find for sale. This is one of the most easy to find 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashions still in packaging these days. There was actually a Sindy fashion in 1988 called called Blue Haze, but it had more in common with the fabrics of Jem fashion "Moroccan Magic". The name of this fashion may have been inspired by the Jimi Hendrix song "Purple Haze", which was perhaps his best-known song, and a character based on Jimi Hendrix actually appeared in the cartoon, called Johnny Beldrix. Box. Box back. Box top. Box left side. Box right side. Box bottom.

    Contents:
    Fur coat: Violet fur-like fabric trimmed in horizontal layers, with lapels of longer white fur-like fabric and ruffled golden lamé around the edges and down along the entire right side of the opening. A very large and thick piece. The lapels reminds me of the cape from the Glitter 'n Gold Jem/Jerrica doll. Open. Back.

    Belt: Golden lamé double sided, with violet lamé open circle as belt buckle. White velcro closure in front underneath belt buckle. Open.

    Gloves: Purple stretchy spandex mitten gloves.

    Shoes: Golden chromed plastic 2nd year pumps.
    - 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashion "Moroccan Magic" came with the same color shoes. 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashion "Midnight Magic" came with the same color shoes.

    International:
    Holland

    Interpretations:
    Poster artwork: Perfect match.
    Cartoon: Did not appear in the cartoon.

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Music Is Magic Fashions, 1987:
"Outrageous stage fashion with unique musical instrument for JEM and the Holograms!".

For Jem and the Holograms and friends. These fashions included an instrument for the first time. Came in a box with a Glitter 'n Gold poster with first edition back, and an MTV jacket offer insert. Included was a poster and a MTV jacket offer insert. This was the first fashion set that included ankle boots rather than pumps or sandals, except for two fashions which came with straight edge pumps.

  • 24 Carat Sound 4298/4060 Asst.
    This one has dots all over, even on the guitar, and a hood although it's not meant to cover the pink hair for Jerrica. Box. [Picture by n120m]

    Contents:
    Vest: Shiny White with golden chromed dots, and golden loop fringes along the sides, with a white fabric hood with golden thread. One metal button closure in front.
    - 1987 Glitter 'n Gold fashion Midnight Magic has a dress in the same fabric as the hood.
    - The 1988 Sindy Superstar fashion "Golden Light", has a very similar vest, cut in the same style but slightly smaller, made of the same white fabric but with noticably smaller golden dots, the exact same golden fringes on the sides, but with no hood. There were four Sindy Superstar fashions in the set, and all had a very Jem-like golden microphone in practically the same shape, and one or more bracelet in the Jem zigzag shape.

    Top: Stretchy dark pink sleeveless turtle neck shirt with tiny yellow dots. Opens up entirely in the back, and velcro closure. Same fabric is used on the gauntlets.
    - The 1987 Hasbro Superstar Sindy has a top in the same fabric, but a different cut, without the turtle neck, although in prototype pictures this Sindy doll rather seems to have been meant to have the same fabric as the pink dress of the 1986/1987 Jem Flip Side fashion "Gettin' Down To Business" (or a similar), which it infact later did when re-released but with the new smaller head. Also the Hasbro Maxie doll Cheerleader Carly came with this fabric, on her jumpsuit.

    Skirt: Shiny White with golden chromed dots, and golden loop fringes at the bottom, somewhat elastic waist, sewn on underwear inside. White velcro closure in back, opens halfway.

    Gauntlets: Two stretchy dark pink with tiny yellow dots.

    Socks: Stretchy golden with edge on outer side of leg on top.

    Shoes: Dark pink plastic pumps with straight edges.

    Guitar: White plastic with white sticker on it with details such as strings and tuning knobs, with dark pink neck and golden dots in the same style as the vest and skirt. With a golden strap for the doll to hold it.

    International:
    Sweden

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Glitter And Gold". Very alike but with pink shoes, no hood, and no guitar.

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  • Electric Chords 4300/4060 Asst. [Picture by RHC]
    One of the most gorgeous fashions in this set, was unfortunately the only one that never appeared in the cartoon. This was also one of two fashions of this set that had another instrument than a guitar, infact a small keyboard which I don't think there's anything similar to in real life. A funny note is that Shana is the doll featured wearing this on the box, although she doesn't play keyboard in the cartoon. Box. [Picture by n120m]

    Contents:
    Jacket: Purple lamé with ruffled white lace around waist, and above a pink ribbon bowtie. Velcro closure in front.

    Top: White stretchy sleeveless with large pink spots with short black lines on. Velcro closure in back.
    - Fabric was to be re-used on an unreleased 1988 Matching Medley fashion.

    Stirrup pants: Pink stretchy spandex, with thin black vertical lines. Velcro closure in back.
    - A 1988 unreleased Matching Medley fashion was to come with the same fabric.

    Hairbow: Two layered, white lace and purple lamé above, aswell as a pink ribbon bowtie. White elastic band to hold it in place.

    Shoes: Purple plastic pumps, with 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.

    Keyboard: Pink rubbery with black keys, and white thick fabric ribbon attached in the sides.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Did not appear in the cartoon.

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  • Rhythm & Flash 4301/4060 Asst. [Picture by RHC]
    The word "Flash" appears again, also used on the Flash 'n Sizzle Jem doll or Rock 'n Flash if you will, and the Hasbro boardgame Fashion Flash. What an unusual look, or perhaps something of another culture. I guess it's the match of colors and materials. But then again this line had the most outrageous fashions, and it includes a piece that has the Jem logo printed on it, the tambourine. This is perhaps one of the hardest to find 1987 Music Is Magic fashions still in packaging these days. Box. [Picture by n120m]

    Contents:
    Shirt: Blue glittery fur, with fluorescent top and sleeves, aswell as green round lamé pieces of fabrics around neck with a thin line of iridescent purple fabric over them. Velcro closure in back. Back.

    Pants: Lime green stretchy spandex. velcro closure in back. Back.

    Belt: Iridescent purple thick belt, with glittery yellow stock and pink triangle at belt buckle, and blue fringes all around bottom. Velcro closure underneath belt buckle. Back.
    - 1987 doll Danse came with a similar belt.

    Hairband: Golden metallic stretchy. Back.
    - 1987 doll Danse came with a similar belt.

    Shoes: Dark pink rubbery ankle boots.

    Tambourine: Blue plastic with glittery pink sticker with the Jem logo, and 8 green discs around the sides. Back.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Glitter And Gold" worn by Jem in the cartoon. I guess Sunbow tries to make this work in the cartoon, but the look just got worse in my opinion. Got pumps and no instrument.

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  • Rock 'n Roses 4296/4060 Asst. [Picture by RHC]
    Always one sweet fashion in every set of Jem and the Holograms fashions isn't there? I counted the roses and it's about 85. With a little less roses or a tighter shape of the jacket, this could have looked great. The fishnet top reminds me of the 1986/1987 On Stage fashion Permanent Wave, which was also worn by Kimber in the cartoon. Isn't it funny how they went to all the trouble to make this a sweet fashion that covers up most of Kimber, and then they give her a fishnet top with only a bra underneath? Box. Box back. Box top. Box side left. Box side right. Box bottom. [Pictures by Penelope @ Farpoint Toys & Collectibles. Collection of Anna-Maria Fabbricante]

    Contents:
    Jacket: Blue fabric with pink roses pattern, and white fabric with pink roses print for all the details such as the lapels, the sleeves and the two front pockets at the bottom. No closure. Back.
    - A 1988 unreleased Matching Medley fashion was to re-use the blue fabric.

    Shirt: Light blue fishnet. Opens all the way in the back and closes with light blue velcro closure. Back.

    Top: Hot pink pleather bandeau. Velcro closure in the back. Back.

    Pants: Elastic white with pink roses pattern, slits at the bottom of the legs, and pink fabric at the top with elastic waist.
    - A 1988 unreleased Matching Medley fashion was to come with the same white fabric.

    Shoes: Dark pink rubbery ankle boots.

    Guitar: Blue plastic, and blue sticker with pink roses on top. With silver strap. Back.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Glitter And Gold". The most appearing one in the cartoon of all Music Is Magic fashions. Very alike, but gets pumps instead of ankle boots, a hairpiece, and no guitar.

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  • Splashes of Sound 4297/4060 Asst. [Picture by RHC]
    This design looks 70's inspired. But could the name have been inspired by the highly popular movie released two years prior to this fashion, called Splash? This fashion was obiously going to look very different, but had a change of fabric for the dress and part of the cape. Video plays guitar in the photo on the packaging, although she doesn't play any instrument in the cartoon. Definitely the easiest to find Music Is Magic fashion still in packaging these days. Box. Box liner.

    Contents:
    Dress: Shiny grey with slight shades of different colors, and iridescent yellow neck fabric. Velcro closure in back.

    Pants: Yellow vertically ribbed stretchy spandex, with elastic waist.

    Cape: Purple glittery fur, with same shiny grey armbands in same fabric as on dress.
    - The purple fabric is the same as on the 1986/1987 Roxy doll's shirt.

    Belt: Purple glittery fur, with yellow textured ribbon tied in the middle. White velcro closure at ends.
    - The purple fabric is the same as on the 1986/1987 Roxy doll's shirt.

    Shoes: Light violet rubbery ankle boots.

    Bass guitar: White base guitar with purple/yellow/red/green lines, yellow neck and golden strap.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Glitter And Gold" worn by Shana in the cartoon. The lapels got very ruffled, the main fabric resembles the original Hasbro fabric, ankle boots became pumps, but the guitar didn't appear.

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  • Star Struck Guitar 4299/4060 Asst. [Picture by RHC]
    Absolutely stunningly beautiful and cool design, looks like a rockstar. Wouldn't change a thing. And nice with an outfit going towards green, which is usually reserved for the Misfits and Rio fashions. Even the guitar looks better than all the ones that came with the dolls, and the design looks based on the star in the Jem logo. Danse plays guitar in the photo on the packaging, although she doesn't play any instrument in the cartoon. Box. Box back.

    Contents:
    Hairbow: Transparent turquoise thick, with glittery golden print in shape of stars and small dots.
    - Fabric was to be re-used on an unreleased 1988 Matching Medley fashion.

    Shirt: Turquoise with dark golden stars print, iridescent turquoise collar with golden lamé, iridescent turquoise waist, goldem lamé end of sleeves. velcro closure in back.

    Skirt: Iridescent turquoise and golden lamé, with iridescent turquoise belt. White velcro closure on belt, opens all the way.

    Tights. Turquoise with golden thread in zigzag pattern all over, and elastic waist.

    Shoes: Turquoise rubbery ankle boots.

    Guitar: Golden starshaped, with glittery golden sticker with turquoise details, and golden strap.

    Interpretations:
    Cartoon: Introduced in the episode "Glitter And Gold" worn by Jem in the cartoon. The shirt reveres the brightness of the two turquoise fabrics, the tights are not glittery, shoes became yellow pumps, but the guitar was not featured.

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