Doll Name Glitter 'n Gold Jem/Jerrica
Stock # (US) #4001
Hasbro package contents listing Contains: 12 1/2" Glitter 'n Gold JEM/Jerrica, JEM "glitter" outfit, Jerrica outfit, "gold" pumps, Jerrica pumps, 2 "gold" bracelets, "gold" sunglasses, hairpick, "gold" microphone, cassette tape and figure stand. 
Comments/Trivia
  • She comes with starcapped flashing earrings.  She has a unique body with additional joints that allow her to pose more realistically.  The extra joints are in the middle of her upper thighs and upper arms, which twist.  Fellow Hasbroian Gi-Joe has similar joints except Jem's aren't exposed, they are under the vinyl skin.  Be sure to hold on to both sides of the twist joint (always above the elbow or knee) when posing her to avoid breakage. 
  • In Belgium, she is called Rock 'n Gold Jem/Jerrica.
  • In Canada she is labelled Glitter & Gold Jem/Jerrica
Produced Variants So 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.
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12 1/2" doll: long blond hair with bright pink in the middle (in back) and golden tinsel strands throughout. 

JEM "glitter" outfit: Made up of 5 pieces itemized below:

JEM "glitter" outfit part #1, bodysuit: White collared bodysuit, velcros in back, front has gold and white lace (matches hairbow) covering, neck has gold and faux-pearl trim.
  • Gold lace colour can vary from light to darker gold.

JEM "glitter" outfit part #2, hairbow: a long thin strip of gold and white floral lace, tied around a small ponytail.

JEM "glitter" outfit part #3, tights: White with gold tinsel weaved through it, wavy pattern.

JEM "glitter" outfit part #4, wrap: Gold lamé, gathered in back, has large bow in front that covers the velcro closure.

JEM "glitter" outfit part #5, stole: white faux-fur with gold lamé ruffle.  The flipside is white satin.

Jerrica outfit: white velveteen skirt, elasticized waist, slit in the front.

"gold" pumps: Pale gold scallop-edged pumps.
  • You can tell Jem's pumps from those of the Glitter 'n Gold fashions by the lack of yellow in the gold colouring.  

Jerrica pumps: white sandals. There is a right and left shoe.

2 "gold" bracelets: zig-zag type. 
  • Whiter gold than the dark gold from Fire & Ice fashion.  
  • Same as Clash's in style. 
  • The same bracelet was also available in various Superstar Sindy fashions.

"gold" sunglasses: Square lenses, opaque gold. 

hairpick: White with iridescent gold tone, can vary from light to darker gold.
"gold" microphone: Jem-style plastic mic in gold.
  • This gold microphone was also available in various Superstar Sindy fashions.

cassette tape: white with a gold label on it. One side has gold mylar label with black writing, other side has white label with gold writing.  Glitter 'n Gold Jem- Glitter 'n Gold Theme Song, Depends on the Mood I'm In, Love Is Here.
figure stand:  Stand is clear with gold speckles, leg holder is made of same material. 
  • The base is basically the same as the one that came with Glitter 'n Gold Rio.
  • The gold speckles can be very fine or larger in size.
Items not listed in Hasbro's box contents 

Gold Record, laminated cardboard, the text underneath it says MUSIC IS MAGIC/ Jem 1987.


Box, liner and inserts not previously noted in Hasbro's box contents above.
*not all fashions came with the same posters and inserts, this is a listing of what I got personally with the doll listed on this page.

US Doll (Dark Eyebrows)

Box; Box- 2nd year horizontal edged box, has an illustration of Glitter 'n Gold Jem on the front, it also happens to be slightly larger than any other Jem doll box.   (Doll, doll stand, accessories made in China.  Cassette made in Hong Kong H22)
Box Liner: dark orange (see more on Box Liners)

Poster- Rolled Glitter 'n Gold Illustrated poster with first year Jem catalogue on back (See more on posters

Poster, (Folded, same as above, came in plastic baggie with the instructions)
Glitter 'n Gold Jem instruction sheet
MTV offer (US version)

I also used this doll as a reference:

Box, liner and inserts not previously noted in Hasbro's box contents above.
*not all fashions came with the same posters and inserts, this is a listing of what I got personally with the doll listed on this page.

US Doll (Light Eyebrows)

Box; Box- 2nd year horizontal edged box, has an illustration of Glitter 'n Gold Jem on the front, it also happens to be slightly larger than any other Jem doll box. 
Box Liner: Dark orange (see more on Box Liners)

Poster- Rolled Glitter 'n Gold Illustrated poster with first year Jem catalogue on back (See more on posters
Gold Edition Souvenir Program Jem And Friends Dream Tour
Glitter 'n Gold Jem instruction sheet

MTV offer (US version)

Packaging Variants: A listing of the packaging that Glitter 'n Gold Jem/Jerrica can be found in (All that I know of, so far!) Anything in Italics I have'nt 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 Gold)


Canadian Issue: (Glitter & Gold) 

Dutch Issue: only the top of the box is shown, but it's clear she is called Glitter 'n Gold, it's not a Belgium box.


French Issue
Italian Issue

US issue: (No sticker) © 1986 Hasbro, Inc., Pawtucket, RI 02862/All Rights Reserved. Doll, doll stand, accessories/made in China. Cassette made in Hong Kong H22
US issue, Jem & Friends Souvenir Program sticker on corner: © 1986 Hasbro, Inc., Pawtucket, RI 02862/All Rights Reserved. Doll, doll stand, accessories/made in China. Cassette made in Hong Kong H22

Other images of Glitter 'n Gold Jem/Jerrica (generally unproduced/prototypes/promotional figures)

Source Differences from produced doll (if any)
Hasbro catalogues The Glitter 'n Gold Jem (with Rio) in the 1987 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue and 2nd year catalogue poster appears to be a touched up version of the Glitter 'n Gold box back photo (or perhaps the reverse is true) So all of the above is true, plus:

  # The eyeshadow is shown to be even darker!  It no longer seems to be sparkly.

The doll(s) shown on the side panel of the Glitter 'n Gold Jem box (the seated one of Jerrica is also seen on the 2nd year catalogue poster)

  # Again, very dark eyeshadow and eyebrows compared to the produced doll.
  # The starcaps are nearly red, very dark.
  # The hairpick is shown to be shiny gold
  # The sunglasses are not mirror-finish, ditto the bracelets.  The bracelets are also those skinny zig-zags that never got made.


Glitter 'n Gold Jem models the Glitter 'n Gold 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, very dark eye makeup.

The Glitter 'n Gold Roadster  page in the 1987 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue

  # Looks a lot more like the produced doll, make up is still on the dark side.

Rock 'n Gold Jem/Jerrica in the 1987 France/UK Toy Fair Catalogue (French Shown).

  # Glitter 'n Gold Jem's hair is very strangely styled, but otherwise looks the same as the produced doll's.
  # Eye make up is on the dark side
  # Glitter 'n Gold Jerrica wears smaller gold bracelets that I've never seen before, her hair is also quite lacquered down and unusual looking to me.
  # Various accessories are not shown but text states that they are included.
  # Same doll is shown driving the Glitter 'n Gold Roadster.

Glitter 'n Gold Jem/Jerrica on the Glitter 'n Gold Rio page in the 1987 France/UK Toy Fair Catalogue (French Shown).

  # Shows a US box (Text is Glitter 'n Gold, not Rock 'n Gold) with Jem standing upright in the box, with that strange lacquered curled hair.
Box Photography Glitter 'n Gold Jem on her box back
  • Shows very dark/large eyebrows (even the darkest eye-browed dolls I've seen aren't this dark), and the eyeshadow appears to be glittery.
  • She has pink star caps (some produced dolls had clear ones)
  • the tights look to be a tighter weave, no zig-zag pattern is apparent on them.
  •  She's not wearing bracelets.
Topolino
Store Catalogues
Prototypes (from Hasbro employees, etc)
Television Commercials There is a Glitter 'n Gold Jem commercial, which also shows her with dark make up.
Other Print advertisements
Illustrations: Hasbro Box art.  Some illustration is used on the UK VHS Glitter n' Gold cover.
  • As usual the pink in the hair is much darker than it is on the doll, the eye make up is fairly sedate though- more like the produced dolls.
  • Shows skinny bracelets.
Illustrations; Hasbro Promotional art
Illustrations: Cartoon  She does not have a hairbow, the bodysuit design is different, the tights are darker, the bracelets are shown to be cuff-style, the collar on her bodysuit looks more like a necklace.  I don't think she is ever shown with the white Jerrica skirt or sandals on the cartoon.  Her hair is shown to be completely pink.
Illustrations: UK Comics
Illustrations: Colouring & Activity Books

Credits: Thanks to Stefan for the Dutch box image and information on the Italian version, Thanks to Pam for the Belgian box photo. Thanks to Nabil Khazzaka for the Rock 'n Gold Jem instructions sheet. Thanks to Gina for the Superstar Sindy fashion photo.