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Jem and the Holograms dolls

Jem and the Holograms dolls

Jem and the Holograms were a band who looked quite punky but weren't at all! They came with a tape to play along, and they had electric guitars and fluorescent hair. Their rival band were The Misfits, and they also had a TV programme. They were bigger than Barbies and Sindys, but not as popular!

Jem Dolls were released in 1985 by Hasbro following the airing of the original cartoon series based on a MTV rock band of the 80s.

The original Jem came with different outfits so she could also be dressed as Jerrica. There were a few different Jem dolls available including Flash n Sizzle Jem, Glitter n Gold Jem and Rock n Curl Jem.

There were several other dolls in the Jem series including the handsome, Barry Manilow look-a-like Rock n Gold Rio and other members of the Holograms including Aja, Kimber, Raya and Shana.


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Jem and the Holograms dolls Last post by remember
09 July 2008

Do You Remember Jem and the Holograms dolls?

Do You Remember Jem and the Holograms dolls?

  • Anonymous user
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    i have a jem an the holagram doll starlight girl beanie i am looking for a top and belt that some one has spair can someone help i only pay with paypal
  • nugirl
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    Jem was truly outrageous! (Even so, Ken only ever wanted to date Barbie, funnily enough!) I had the original Jem and I remember how cool she was with her red flashing earrings, shiny stockings and stage costume, and her pink microphone. I also remember how sophisticated it was to transform rockstar Jem into Jerrica, Jem's alter ego - and how much fun I had hiding Jem's pink punk hair in Jerrica's blue-and-white striped beret! I'd labour through the entire outfit change (and it was HARD WORK, getting those glittering stockings off and on Jem's rubber legs!) and then press the button at her back to make the earrings flash red. It was great fun, pretending that the hologram of Jem was "real"! I remember, Jem was the only doll I ever had that was taller than Barbie at 18 inches, and with jointed wrists. I didn't collect the other Hologram dolls, or many fashions / outfits for Jem herself, but I enjoyed playing with her, though I was forever wishing (1) that she had been as pretty and petite as Barbie (Jem looks like an ugly drag queen next to Barbie); and (2) that her earrings had been punched into the sides of her head where her EAR LOBES actually were! Having said this, Jem is the epitome of the glamazon 1980s! Barbie may be beautiful, but Jem truly WAS outrageous!
  • Anonymous user
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    In 1986 I dated a beautiful young lady, who was the living Gem, when they needed a live Gem girl, for attractions. I have all the letters, pictures, proof of this, and a Gem doll! This was all in the Southern California, Hollywood area. She went to Japan to make a video, no one could really play! The girls, all pretended to play and sing! Well it's all true! What a box of memories! Great memories!
  • Anonymous user
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    i was in the hospital having my third daughter and i had determined to name her jerrica. i came up with the name in a dream. the day after she was born my best friend came to see me and told me she had channel flipped and came across a cartoon whose main character was a rock star named jem/jerrica! i never saw the show and never bought the doll. but jerrica gew up to be beautiful!
  • Anonymous user
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    I also liked the Misfits best and had all of the dolls. Roxy and Stormer were, and still are, my favorites -- I watch episodes on YouTube all the time! MISTY
  • Anonymous user
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    I had a JEM doll along with a couple of misfits. I would play with them alongside my Barbies even if they couldn't share the same clothes for obvious reasons. I also loved watching the show. My initials actually spell out the doll's name (hence the name), and I remember my classmates would tease me a little about that. One day a boy ran around the classroom and kept anouncing that whoever liked me was a Hologram. Nobody liked him anyway.
  • Anonymous user
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    Jem was sooo cool, however she looked really big and freaky next to my other barbie dolls and she had really big feet too , come to think of it her clothes and stilletoes fitted my ken dolls and i would dress them in drag.
  • Anonymous user
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    I was about 5 or 6 when my mum got me one of the jem dolls. I had the guitar player, with funky purple hair, silver jacket and a really cool shiny dress she came with a tape, i remember that too...oh so many memories!
  • Anonymous user
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    The theme tune!!! 'jem, Jem is truly outrageous, truly truly truly outrageous oh whoah oh...' God, I loved that cartoon! And the dolls! Thanks so much for the memories!
  • Anonymous user
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    Pizzazz was my very first doll from the series; I had no knowledge of the Jem range until they appeared in Toy and Hobby (A bit like Toy ?R? Us) sometime in 1986, I spent at least an hour trying to decide which doll to get first and it was between Pizzazz and Jem, ultimately Pizzazz won as she came with a cassette and my grandma liked her hair best. My Mum gave them all away sometime in the mid 90's. I have since started to re-collect them 2 years ago and now nearly have the full collection. 52 dolls and counting! LOL