30th Anniversary "Showtime" Jem Exclusive to ShopBop & More Jem Swag

After some wild speculation, we finally have photos of the ShopBop exclusive Jem.  Showtime Jem is basically a Classic Jem with the color variations seen on the cartoon.  The price is pretty reasonable and I think this is a nice way to give people another chance at the iconic look for Jem while still keeping the original Classic Jem special.  The edition size is very worrisome though.  I think they could have done 750 at least.  I know there are many collectors that missed the first version of her and yet more still that would like this color variation. Shopbop has limited it to two per customer and these could very well sell out in a hurry.  I still have not decided to try for her or not.  I would love to get the outfit variation but it is not really necessary.  I was even considering selling my Classic Jem recently...hmmmm.  Decisions.  Maybe if I do get this one, then I would sell Classic Jem.  

The non-smiling Jerrica face is a nice touch.  The original Hasbro Jem was similarly non-smiling. The grumpy Jem sculpt was replaced with a toothy grinned Jem for subsequent releases.  Now if we can get a Jerrica with the smiling Jem mold...that would be swell.  We still have the W Club Jem doll to come this year.  I am guessing it will be the long awaited Eric Raymond doll.  I keep hoping it will be a two doll set with Eric and Jerrica as his assistant in her adorable sweater vest outfit.

I am less concerned about getting this doll as I am about getting some of the other Jem swag.  I am hoping for some new fun shirts and maybe a bag or coffee mug.

Item # 14098
SHOPBOP Exclusive
Dressed Doll
Limited Edition Size of 500 Dolls
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately October 2015 (from SHOPBOP)
Retail Price: $119.00 US + Shipping and Handling.

Doll Tech Specs:

Body Type: JEM / Color Infusion
Head Sculpt: Jerrica Benton
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Color: Pink
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand-Applied

30 amazing years ago, JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS took the world by storm and left an undying mark in the hearts of fans everywhere!

To mark this most remarkable moment in the history of the brand, HASBRO and Integrity Toys in partnership with SHOPBOP are proud to bring you the exclusive SHOWTIME JEM doll!

Dressed in a color variation of her truly outrageous sensational 80's signature look, JEM shines like never before! Includes her light pink nylon asymmetrical mini-dress, glittery fringed belt, matching cuff bracelet, JEMSTAR earrings, metallic stockings, shoes and wireless microphone. Fully articulated 12.5-inch vinyl doll with rooted hair and hand applied eyelashes. A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up only.

This is a SHOPBOP exclusive.  This is the information that they provided us with and is subject to change. We are passing it on merely as a courtesy to W Club members.
*Launch Date, October 1, between approximately 7:45 AM and  8 AM EST

*Limited quantities, maximum 2 units per order
*Retailer ships internationally
*Doll retail price - $119.00 US + Shipping and handling (Free express shipping options available)
Shopbop presents an exclusive collection of apparel, accessories and jewelry featuring a modern take on the glitter and glam that define JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS and its '80s rock sensibility. In addition to the special-edition JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS legacy doll, the fun and flashy assortment includes Wildfox graphic tees, Vita Fede neon bracelets, a Tamara Mellon leather skirt, Sonix iPhone cases, Swell bottles, A Morir sunglasses, Noir jewelry, and more.
About Shopbop

The go-to online retail destination for modern style, Shopbop offers a comprehensive, hand-picked collection of apparel and accessories from the industry's foremost contemporary and designer labels. Since its launch in 2000 as a denim-focused e-commerce platform, Shopbop has grown into one of the world's leading fashion authorities. Along with renowned customer service, Shopbop delivers unparalleled wardrobe advice, cutting-edge editorial lookbooks, innovative features, and exclusive collaborations with forward-minded brands. The result is a highly personalized, satisfying, and-above all-fun shopping experience that caters to style-minded women around the globe. In 2006, BOP LLC was acquired by Amazon.com, Inc., the world's largest internet retailer, enabling Shopbop to expand its services to enhance the customer experience. A trusted, globally recognized fashion merchant, Shopbop sells only quality, authentic designer merchandise. Shopbop is part of the Amazon.com Inc. group of companies.
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