Jem :: Playsets

"Truly outrageous!"

Jem was produced by Hasbro from 1986 to 1987. The Jem line included rock star fashion dolls, playsets, accessories and a cartoon animation series. The toy line stopped production in 1988 but still has many fans to this day.

Images on this page are from Hasbro Toy Catalogues!

Playsets

There were three playsets released in 1986 (which were also re-released the next year). 1987 had three large playsets and four smaller playsets.

Rock Backstager

Rock Backstager was released in 1986 and re-released in 1987 with minor colour changes.

Rock Backstager with speaker! [1986]

"Five minutes to showtime! The rock Backstager is a real audio speaker, a carrying case and a dressing room with everything a rock star needs for an outrageous performance! The audio speaker hooks up to the Jem Star Stage, the Rockin' Roadster, or most radios and cassette players! Use it to carry your Jem dolls and accessories!"

Rock Backstager with audio speaker! [1987]

"Fill the room with music and magic from JEM's Rock Backstager! It's a real audio speaker, a carrying case and a dressing room for a sizzling rock star! Open the speaker to reveal a colorful vanity with reclining chair, make-up mirror, opening storage drawers, clothing rack, four handers, room for two dolls and lots of grooming accessories for JEM! Mounted extension speaker with 36-inch patch cord hooks up to the JEM Star Stage tape player and the Glitter n' Gold Roadster FM radio! Use as a carrying case for all our JEM accessories!

Rockin' Roadster with FM radio! [1986]

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"JEM and her companions cruise into fantasy adventures in the highly styled, truly outrageous Rockin' Roadster! Lift the trunk lid to reveal a built-in FM radio and speaker! Remove the roof so JEM and a friend can bruise in the meticulously detailed interior. And there's plenty of room under the hood for JEM's fashions and accessories. Includes a jack for easy hook up to the Rock Backstager extension speaker."

Star Stage [1986-87]

Star Stage plyaset was released in 1986 and re-released in 1987 unchanged.

"Presenting live, on stage it's Jem and the Holograms! The Star Stage transforms from a daytime office for Jerrica to a rockin' reelin, stage for JEM and the Holograms! The built-in cassette player lets you listen to cassette tapes provided with the Holograms, Misfits, and Rio dolls, as well as other pre-recorded audio tapes! Top panel lifts to become the stage backdrop and provides access to all the play pieces. Accessories include pretend spotlights and speakers, microphones, and "neon" lightning bolts for an exciting rock stage backdrop. A second backdrop turns the Star Stage into an ultramodern office for Jerrica! Includes a desk, chair and files, plus a phone and coffee cup. When closed, the shoulder strap can be used to carry the Sound Stage just like a 'boom box'!"

"Presenting LIVE, on Stage it'sJEM and the Holograms! The Star Stage transforms from a daytime office for Jerrica to a rockin', reelin' stage for JEM! Play the Holograms, Misfits or other pre-recorded audio cassette tape on the built-in cassette player! Top panel lifts to become a state back drop and provides access to all play pieces! Includes pretend spotlights and speakers, microphones, and "neon" lighting bolts! Second backdrop turns the Star Stage into an ultramodern office for Jerrica! Includes desk, hair, files, telephone and coffee cup! Close the Star Stage and it turns into a carrying case and "boom box" with shoulder strap! Use the Star Stage with JEM's Video Madness Playsets and Rock Backstager extension speaker, too!"

Glitter 'n Gold Roadster [1987]

"JEM revs up for a night of glamour, glitter, fashion, and fame while her fans listen to their favorite music on JEM's FM radio! Lift the trunk to reveal a built-in FM radio and speaker! Raise the roof so JEM can cruise in her glittery Roadster with its flashy interior! There's plenty of room under the hoof for JEM's fashions and accessories! 24 inches long! Includes jack for easy hook up to the Rock Backstager extension speaker!"

KJEM Rock On Guitar [1987]

"JEM's child-sized air guitar with working microphone, amplifier and speaker turns into KJEM, a rock 'n roll radio station where JEM plays her hits songs over the radio waves! Kids can be the stars with their own working microphone and pretend air guitar! Air guitar converts to a pretend radio station where little girls and JEM can be KJEM disc jockeys!  Includes air guitar with strap, working "child-size" microphone with jack, amplifier and speakers, console and control panel, chair, stool, music stand, telephone receiver, 4 microphones and stands, 6 hand-held microphones, 4 record player arms, 8 records with jackets, booth window and a music sheet!"

New Wave Waterbed [1987]

"JEM has a dynamite New Wave Waterbed to relax on after her concerts! But when it's time to jam with the Holograms, the waterbed converts into a real electrionic, 17-note keyboard! Kids can play JEM songs on he keyboard with the help of a key-coded music sheet! It's a real waterbed that can be filled with water!  Transforms into a working, 17-note keyboard! Special music sheet makes it easy for children to play JEM's top hits! Store JEM's clothes and accessories in the waterbed drawers! Drawers convert into speakers, table, 2-piece telephone and a "key-coded" music sheet!

Video Madness

"Girls can pretend to make outrageous videos with JEM and her friends as the stars! Each playset includes over 10 stage props. Use the backdrops and cassette tape with the JEM Star Stage to create electrifying stage performances too!"

It's workin' Out

"'It's workin' Out' contains clapboard, backdrop, cassette tape, horn, jump rope, barbell, director's chair, headband, wristband, led warmers and sticker sheet!"

Cassette includes:

  • It's Workin' Out
  • We Can Change It
  • Jem Theme

Love Is Here

"'Love is Here' contains clapboard, backdrop, cassette tape, 2 stage lights, doll watch, keyboard, picture frame, microphone, necktie, gloves, face mask, eye mask and sticker sheet!"

Cassette includes:

  • Love Is Here
  • Can't Get My Love Together
  • Jem Theme

Show Me The Way

"'Show Me The Way' contains clapboard, backdrop, cassette tape, picture frame, pretend camera, tambourine, luggage, microphone, gloves, boa, glasses and sticker sheet!"

Cassette includes:

  • Show Me The Way
  • People Who Care
  • Jem Theme

Welcome To the Jungle

"'Welcome To the Jungle' contains clapboard, backdrop, cassette tape, flute, microphone, pretend video camera, hairclip, gloves, sheet music, two-sided mask, and sticker sheet!"

Cassette includes:

  • Welcome To The Jungle
  • Gimme, Gimme, Gimme
  • Jem Theme

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