Jem And the Holograms, the cult classic 80's cartoon is celebrating its 35th anniversary and Integrity Toys, in collaboration with Hasbro, is going to be part of this milestone celebration. The first release is the "Flip-Side" duo gift set that will allow fans to transform Jerrica Benton into glamorous rock star JEM in just a few simple steps. The designer is Vaughn Sawyers, who designed the previous JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS collectibles. Alain Trembley has designed the "surprise reveal" collector grade packaging, which pays homage to the original vintage line once opened. The doll with the two busts is kind of expensive (we got a doll with two extra busts and two dresses for $200 with the Faces of Adele giftset), but I guess they are banking on the collectible value of this for Jem fans.
Item # 14105
Up & Rockin'
Jerrica Benton™/JEM™ Flip-Side Gift Set
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS® 35th Anniversary Collection
Edition Size: 600
Expected Ship Date: September 2020
Special Members-Only Price (During Lottery Only): $199.00 + Shipping *Right-to-buy Lottery Offer*
Head Sculpt: Jerrica
Body Type: CI/JEM Version 1.5
Skin Tone: Japan
Hair Color: Cotton Candy (Jem) and Blond (Jerrica)
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-applied
12.5" fully articulated fashion doll with fully rooted hair and hand-applied eyelashes;
Alternate Jerrica Benton portrait and bust;
Neon orange "Flip-Side" reversible dress (to create both the Jerrica and JEM looks);
Sheer, neon yellow blouse and bandana (for the Jerrica look);
High-gloss "jeweled" belt;
Newly updated JEMSTAR earrings (2 pairs);
Satin choker (to create the cartoon look);
Sculpted necklace (to create the vintage toy look);
Signature chunky bracelet;
Straight edge high-heels (for the JEM look);
Open-toe strappy sandals (for the Jerrica look);
Alternate pair of hands for both JEM and Jerrica Benton;
Commemorative neon pink acrylic doll stand;
Certificate of authenticity.
Jem dolls are not part of my collecting experience but, as I was a teen in the 80s, I’m really familiar with the series and the fashions and appreciate the nostalgia. The set looks gorgeous and really faithful to both series and the corresponding vintage Jem doll collectible, as can be seen by the inclusion of the two different necklaces - that’s attention to detail. I’m sure fans love it. Pity they use the Jerrica sculpt for both dolls and not the Jem one for one of them - kind of misses the point, no?
For those who will want to complete Jerrica's body and create a complete second doll to redress in other outfits,Integrity Toys will be offering a completer pack to the right-to-buy lottery winners to purchase separately. Information about this will be sent to those who are selected in the right-to-buy lottery.
While the majority of the edition size (500 of the 600 total pieces) has been reserved for the W Club exclusive members-only right-to-buy lottery, a small quantity of dolls will be available for pre-order later this month exclusively from Sideshowtoys.com. The Sideshow portion will be made available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis and will retail at the original retail price of $250 USD plus shipping, once the W Club lottery has ended and the winners have been announced. No exact date for this is available yet.
Final fabrics, colours and textures may vary slightly. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only. All photos and information contained herein is copyrighted Integrity Toys, Inc. and Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC 2020 and may not be reprinted or disseminated without express written permission. JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS and all other characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used under permission. ©2020 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. Licensed by Hasbro. The W Club is a trademark of Intercap Merchant Partners, LLC. All rights reserved. Doll Photography by Ahmet Steltman; Layouts and graphics by Alain Tremblay, Marketing.