Throwback Thursday :Jem

Glamour and glitter, fashion and fame! Jem is truly outrageous. Truly, truly, truly outrageous. What’s even more outrageous is that to this day I can sing the entire opening theme song by heart, on command. It’s taking everything in me not to type it out right now. Ha! Don’t worry, I’ll refrain. Jem was my absolute favourite cartoon as a kid. Just ask my Mom. She and the rest of my family were privy to the Jem performances I would put on in our living room where I used a turkey baster as a microphone. Oh yeah. I was that kid. What ever happened to that Jem cassette tape (omg… a cassette tape is a throwback all in itself) I’ll never know but if I were to venture a guess it would be that I listened to it so many times that it eventually turned to dust. Single tear.

I just had an epiphany. Glamour and glitter? Fashion and fame? Maybe drop the fame part, but that’s me! Did I become who I am because of my incessant Jem watching? Was fashion and beauty embedded so deeply into my subconscious that I developed those interests because of Jem? Awesome overload. I’m kidding. Obviously! I’m not that cray cray friends! Well, maybe a little…

What brought up this trip down childhood cartoon memory lane? My mom sent me a little treat in email form last night. Holt Renfrew is stocking a limited edition collection of high-end fashion dolls, brought to us by Hasbro and Integrity Toys, based on my fave 80’s cartoon Jem and The Holograms! These nostalgic retro dolls pay tribute to the series and the original doll line, which might I add I had the Jem, Kember and Misfit Jetta dolls. Currently they’re only offering Classic  Jem (centre), Hollywood Jem (top right), Jerrica Benton (top left), Synergy (bottom right) and Rio Pacheco (bottom left) models but promise more are to come in future. I feel like I’ve died and gone to childhood cartoon heaven. Before you rush out determined to buy one please note, they ain’t cheap! At Holt Renfrew they retail for $125 CAD. Very pricey but on the other hand they are collectors items. If you’re a die hard Jem fan like myself, it may be a worthy investment.

If you could pick one, which would you buy? I’d choose Classic Jem (pictured in the centre). It’s how I’ll always remember my beloved cartoon leading lady.

Want to know more? Head over to Integrity Toys Jem and The Holograms official site.

Want a trip down memory lane? Press play below!



  • Court November 29, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Love!! I’d want the studly Rio. Can’t beat that 80s floof hair do.
    I used to watch this show on repeat always. My brother hated it:)


  • Aimee November 29, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Truly outrageous post! I want the Synergy doll sooooo bad. I used to be kind of afraid of her, but super intrigued nonetheless. Showtime Synergy…

    Also can we just pause for a moment and think about why Jerrica is still with Rio, even though she knows he makes out with Jem all the time? I mean, Jerrica and Jem are the same person, but Rio doesn’t know that. If I was her I would be mad.


  • Kimmi November 29, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    OMG Pizzazz! I have missed you ever since I accidentally snapped your head off, which unlike Barbie’s easily popable noggin would never go back on! You’re fluoro accessories are back in fashion don’t you know? xx


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