Variation: 1st Edition Jem/Jerrica
This page assumes you already know
what normally came with 1st edition Jem/Jerrica,
as well as Mexican Jem (who also came with starcaps)
and ID's only what differs between them. Please note, I do not own
this doll NRFB, so there may even be more differences than noted here.
1st Edition Jem/Jerrica is normally
found with plain bulb earrings. But later in the production of the first
year of Jem dolls, the Original Jem doll got star-capped earrings.
There seem to be a few variants on the 1st edition Star-Capped Jem/Jerrica,
Some Star-Capped Jem's have pink star
caps, others have clear.
Odds seems to be about 50/50 as to
whether you'll get the one with the plain old white/waffle weave tights,
or the variant pink tinsel-y tights.
The face especially seems to be paler
on these compared to the non-star capped version.
There seems to be a correlation between star-capped
Jem/Jerricas and China made dolls. Most Jem/Jerrica dolls (non star
caps) are made in Hong Kong
Fredo, who acquired a star capped Jem/Jerrica in
Puerto Rico mentions his belt having a pink fringe, similar to the fringe
on Danse's jacket.
By the way, they are easy to fake, so buy from someone
you trust. As well, the earrings, bulby or not, are always called
"Jemstar earrings", so do ASK a seller if they mean they are actually stars
or just quoting the package before buying!
Zomboy writes that his starcapped
Jerrica dress (compared to the non-star capped J/J doll) is "a slightly
different shade of blue, more aqua, and the dress itself is wider and shorter.
The hats got cut off in the picture, but the hat is much larger. The Jem
dress that goes with it is also bigger, and comes with the bigger bracelet.
note #1: "Another characteristic I noticed with the SC Jem's is that their
eye painting is improved (in my opinion). The "half-moon" pupil's
of the "regular" 1st Jem's--the feature that gives her that drowsy or zombie-like
appearance (at least that's my conclusion)--are now more full like the
rest of the dolls."
note #2: "Yet another potential characteristic is that the shoes are thick-sided.
The three dolls I have have all come with thick-sided shoes. Both
the Jem and Jerrica. The Jem shoes also have a slightly strange matte
feeling--almost as if they have been coated with something."
note #3: "One last detail (heh heh) is that one of my SC Jems came with
a bracelet with a cabochon-cut "jewel". I have never seen this in
the various bracelets I have come across."
Thanks to Philomena Arias for the frontal picture!
Thanks to Dennis for the side view of Jem's earrings.