In order for this to be interesting, you should probably be familiar with the Chinese/Hong Kong* Jem/Jerrica. as well as Mexican Jem/Jerrica.
*Chinese/Hong Kong made dolls are those typically found in the US, Canada, Australia, most of Europe.
She really doesn't look too different, the only thing I could note about her face was that her earrings stuck out a bit more than I'm used to seeing. She looks cuter to me than my US boxed Jem, but I guess that's a matter of taste :) The head is marked in an embossed rectangle, "HASBRO 1985" on the back of her neck.
||The body otherwise isn't too different, but I did notice her to be a little paler and even more matte than the Hong Kong/Chinese dolls.|
|The doll is marked © 1985 HASBRO INC./MADE IN SPAIN.|
|The legs are different though- on mine, she could not sit without making a "popping" noise (similar to bending the knees). Overall it seemed as though the pelvis was just in wrong somehow- she even has a slightly pot-bellied appearance. I'm not sure if this is typical of Spanish dolls or if I just got a particularly bad one. The most obvious difference in her body is the feet- you will notice they are arched more than the average Jem doll's (far left is the Spanish foot)|
|The clothes & stand look identical to me, to the ones packed with US dolls.|
|The shoes! Those weird, rubbery shoes! Easily
the biggest difference is the shoes- like other Spanish dolls, they are
rubbery textured, and darker than the US/Hong Kong versions.
Her Jem shoes didn't look much different to me, they weren't rubbery.
|Her microphone (shown left, next to a US Jem's mic) is more violet, the head is a matte grey, not at all silvery.|
|Her comb is not pearly sheened, but sort of ivory coloured. (right, US Jem's comb is on the left)|
|| See the numbered
box above to understand the numbering system described here.
Boxes are written completely in (Catalan) Spanish
1. Doll's name: Depending on the doll, reads: "________ De Las Holograms" or Misfits.
2. Cassette Tape Information: Entirely in Spanish, as the songs themselves are dubbed in Spanish.
3. Hasbro Logo: the same as the US.
4. Truly Outrageous Tag: is replaced by "Verdaderamente Fantástica".
5. Stock Number: Different from the US, not shown on the side panel.
6. Audition Contest Panel; has a short description of Jem and the Holograms (nothing to do with the audition contest)
7. Licensing information/Country of manufacture: (translated) Made In Valencia, Spain by MB España, dated 1986.
8. Jemstar Points/Proof of Purchase; on the back, with instructions to clip and save them.
|In Spain, Jem/Jerrica came with a
tape too. I'm not sure if they all did or not, mine is twist-tied
right into the backer, it's not an in-store promotion.
Outside of licensing information, says nothing
but the Jem logo and Cara A/Cara B. The songs are in English (mostly),
the text is in Spanish.
-The poster I got was one sided,
of the 1st year artwork, except says Jem Verdaderamente Fantástica,
instead of Truly Outrageous.