Doll Name Flash 'n Sizzle Jem/Jerrica
Stock # (US) #4003
Hasbro package contents listing Contains; 12 1/2" doll with stage fashion, Jerrica fashion, hose, 2 pairs of pumps, bracelet, hairpick, sunglasses, microphone, cassette tape, batteries and figure stand. (Office accessories not included.)
  • In Canada, she is called Flash & Sizzle Jem/Jerrica.
  • In Belgium & France she is called Rock 'n Flash Jem/Jerrica
Produced VariantsSo far, I know of dolls marked on their backs with one of the following places of manufacture, and there are slight variations among them:
  • China 
To learn more about these body types and slight differences, please see the body variations page.
More Skip here to see more about packaging variations from different countries, promotional boxes, etc.
Skip here for a listing of other depictions of Flash 'n Sizzle Jem/Jerrica (cartoon, prototypes, catalogues, etc).

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12 1/2" doll; Long platinum blond hair with pink streak in the back, the pink is a lot lighter on my doll than any other Jem, unsure if that's typical of her. She's differentiated from all other Jem dolls in that she is smiling, has blinking earring and no tinsel in her hair. 
  • She shares the same face mold as Glitter 'n Gold Jem and Rock 'n Curl Jem, rumoured to be created as an improvement over the so-called "ugly unsmiling" 1st year doll. 

stage fashion (dress); gathered hot pink spandex bodice with attached jagged hem two-layered skirt; blue spandex material on bottom, iridescent lace net on the top. Blue with iridescent ties keep it up and in place. 

stage fashion (hairbow); made of same iridescent material that is used on dress overskirt and ruffle. It can be thick or thin. 

Jerrica fashion;  Soft cotton bright yellow hooded mini dress with rolled sleeves, with raspberry paint splash design. Fairly cheaply made with an unfinished hem, slit on one side. 
  • Due to the random nature of the fabric, the dresses can look somewhat different from each other. 
  • My US one (left in this photo) was noticeably larger than the one I got on my Belgian Rock 'n Flash. 

hose; Silver threaded zig-zag tinsel hose.
2 pairs of pumps (Jem pair) Fluorescent yellow (slightly transparent)
  • Raya came with the same shoes. 
  • They are not the loafers or sandals that are seen in various prototype photos. 

2 pairs of pumps (Well, boots); Light raspberry pink
  • they are lighter in colour and more flexible that those from Rhythm and Flash and Rock 'n Roses. 

bracelet; Fluorescent cuff bracelet with silver stone. 
hairpick fluorescent pink

sunglasses; Dark raspberry pink.
microphone: dark salmon pink. 
  • more orangey than 1st Edition Jem's mic. 
  • The same one came with the Love is Here playset. 

cassette tape; Flash 'n Sizzle Jem; Tape has significantly darker pink writing than any other Holograms tapes. Dated 1986. Flash 'n Sizzle Jem; Jem Theme, Time Is Running Out, Set Your Sails. 
  • The one shown has some sunlight damage, it should be completely white. 
batteries; The now obsolete A-76.
  • I've found laser pointer batteries work in her, I've been told that they are safe to use in her, as they replace A-76s. 
  • Secondly, occasionally batteries leak. You may be well advised to rip into that NRFB Jem doll and take them out. A carefully opened box is less of a problem than battery acid all over the clothes if future value is your concern. 
figure stand; Dark pink, not completely transparent, it's a bit milky-looking. 
  • The same (or close enough for all practical purposes) stand came with Danse, Video, Flash 'n Sizzle Jem, and the 2nd editions of:Aja, Kimber & Shana. 

Items not listed in Hasbro's box contents (not all dolls came with the same posters and inserts, this is a listing of what I got personally with my dolls)
Box: 2nd year horizontal edged box, has an illustration of Flash 'n Sizzle Jem and Jerrica on the front, and hair styling tips on the side panel.
Box Liner: Hot Pink (see more on Box Liners)

Poster- Rolled Glitter 'n Gold Illustrated poster with first year Jem catalogue on back (See more on posters
MTV offer (US version)
Dream Tour Cassette Offer
 Flash and Sizzle Jem/Jerrica instruction sheet.

Packaging Variants: A listing of the packaging that Flash 'n Sizzle Jem can be found in, that I know of, so far! You may also find it interesting to find out what "H-22", "H-32", and "H-44" means. Anything in Italics I haven't actually seen but have good reason to believe exists. If you have any photos or information/corrections to share, I'd love to hear about it!

Belgian Issue (Rock 'n Flash)

Canadian Issue (Flash & Sizzle)

Dutch Issue

French Issue (Rock 'n Flash)
US issue Smash Hit Tape offer sticker: 4003/ 1986 Hasbro, Inc./Pawtucket, RI/02862/All Rights Reserved/Doll, doll stand, accessories/made in China H-44/Cassette made in Hong Kong
US issue No Smash Hit Tape offer sticker: 4003/ 1986 Hasbro, Inc./Pawtucket, RI/02862/All Rights Reserved/Doll, doll stand, accessories/made in China H-44/Cassette made in Hong Kong

Other images of Flash 'n Sizzle Jem/Jerrica (generally unproduced/prototypes/promotional figures)

Source Differences from produced doll (if any)
Hasbro catalogues Flash 'n Sizzle Jem models the Flip Side Fashions (The same photos are used for the 1987 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue, the 1987 France/UK Toy Fair Catalogue, the Second Year Jem Catalogue Poster and the Second Year package art)

  # Again, just the darker eyebrows and more teeth showing, otherwise she looks like the produced doll. 
The Star Stage  page in the 1987 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue

  # Missing her hairbow, her hair is styled in a way that would not allow for one
  # She's wearing a silver bracelet, like 1st Edition Jem's.   # Again, someone fiddled with the picture and drew pumps over her feet. 
New Wave Waterbed page  page in the 1987 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue

  # Top photo; Missing her hairbow, her hair is styled in a way that would not allow for one, and wearing the silver bracelet
  # Bottom photo; wearing a silver bracelet. 
KJEM  page in the 1987 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue

  # Wearing a silver bracelet, has the funky "drawn on" shoes again. 
1987 France/UK Toy Fair Catalogue (French Shown),
Rock 'n Flash Jem/Jerrica page.
  • Her hair looks more mullet-y than usual
  • darker eyebrows, but has the same lip paint (smaller amount of "teeth" showing). 
  • Hairbow is pink net
  • Bracelet is a thin, yellow zig-zag style
  • Jerrica's sunglasses are not the square kind, but the more triangular shaped lenses style
  • The MIB doll shows the Jerrica hoodie outfit to be plain yellow - no splotches, she is also wearing a silver bracelet. 
1987 France/UK Toy Fair Catalogue (French Shown),
Video Madness and New Wave Waterbed page 
She is wearing two yellow thin zig-zag bracelets, and the pink net hairbow, has the darker eyebrows/smaller amount of "teeth" showing lip paint
1987 France/UK Toy Fair Catalogue (French Shown),
Rock Backstager and Star Stage pages.
  • darker eyebrows, but has the same lip paint (smaller amount of "teeth" showing)
  •  no hairbow
  • Bracelet is a thin, yellow zig-zag style
Hasbro box back photograph (basically the same photo that's used  in the 1987 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue (except reversed) and the2nd year catalogue poster)
  • # Most obviously amiss are the weird satin-y loafers, that are basically drawn on her :)  The 2nd year catalogue poster (which is otherwise identical) shows her in yellow sandals. 
  • Her eyebrows are rather dark compared to my doll, the white of the teeth is a bit wider too (the lipstick isn't on the "teeth" at all, like it is on the doll) otherwise the make up is essentially the same. 
1987 Sears Canada Christmas Catalogue Pretty much looks like the doll available to consumers.
Prototypes (from Hasbro employees, etc)
Other Print advertisements
Illustrations: Hasbro Box art
  • As usual the pink in the hair is much darker than it is on the doll. 
  • The stone in her bracelet is pink, not clear
Illustrations; Hasbro Promotional art
Illustrations: Cartoon  I don't believe Flash 'n Sizzle Jem was on the cartoon.
Illustrations: UK VHS, 2 Great Rock ''n Roll Adventures video cover. I don't think I've seen this illustration used anywhere else. hairbow is pink, no yellow bracelet is shown.
Illustrations: UK Comics
Illustrations: Colouring & Activity Books

Credits: Thanks to "Riot-etc" for the picture of the hairbow.