||P/N 12445 (at least this number is written on the bag)
||none - came in a clear plastic mailer, contents are listed below.
waffled on putting Rama Llama in the regular doll section of this page,
however, since she *was* available through a mail in rebate during Jem's
run, I will consider her part of the regular Jem line.
In order to get Rama Llama, first you'd have to buy Glitter 'n Gold Jem, Rio or Roadster, and then get a coupon for a mail in rebate (back, instructions)
offered at various toy retailers. There is no mention of the llama on
this coupon! When you received the rebate cheque in the mail, you'd
also receive an offer for Rama Llama. The story on the offer reads "On
her recent tour of South America, JEM was presented with this
magnificent pet Llama. Rama Llama is sizzling hot pink, has long hair
to comb and style, and comes with a grooming brush and blanket. As the
bands' official mascot, she travels everywhere with JEM and the
Holograms. NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY STORE!" She cost $8.50 total and was
available until March 31, 1988, or while supplies lasted. Well, the
supplies must have lasted, as there were several left over Llamas that
would become known to Canadian My Little Pony collectors as "Pony
Friend Llama," or simply "Llama" (see page 1 and page 2
of the order form). I don't believe she was available in the US as a My
Little Pony offer; in fact she probably wasn't available to Canadians
as Rama Llama either!
|Trivia||A contributor to the site, who was in contact with some people at
Sunbow at the time was given a very rare mail in offer in the shape of airline tickets entitled "Glitter n'
Gold World Tour/Rappin' Airlines." (3 more pages) It seems likely Hasbro never went through with the promotion and these were not mass distributed. The
concept behind the offers was that Jem was on a tour
of 5 continents collecting souvenirs, Rama Llama being the one from South America. |
have emailed the designer of Rama Llama and she believes that the idea
of a "pet" for Jem came from Hasbro, as opposed to being from Sunbow,
the cartoon people. Some pictures of the prototypes of her with yellow hair
were test shots only, she was always going to be pink. Her original
name was Dolli Lama and at one point in her development would have come
with more accessories. |