Doll Name Kimber (1st edition)
Stock # (US) #4202/4005 Asst. 
Hasbro package contents listing Contains; 12 1/2" doll with stage fashion, musical instrument, pumps, hairpick, cassette tape and figure stand. 
Comments/Trivia
  • Kimber was the guitar player, in the beginning concept of Jem. 
  • There is also a Second Edition Kimber
Produced Variants So far, I know of 1st Edition Kimber dolls marked on their backs with one of the following places of manufacture, and there are slight variations among them:
  • China 
  • Hong Kong (doll featured on this ID page is Hong Kong made)
  • No Location
  • No markings at all (Juguetes Con Vida, made in Mexico)
  • Made in Spain
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 1st Edition Kimber (cartoon, prototypes, catalogues, etc).

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12 1/2" doll: Caucasian doll with asymmetrical bright red hair, spiky on top.
  • Nude, she can be differentiated from her second edition by lack of earrings or earring holes  
  •  Roxy, Kimber and Video share the same face mold, which in turn looks like it was adapted from the Dana face mold, from Kenner's Darci doll line. 
  • Make up can vary from lighter toned (as seen left) to quite dark. 

stage fashion: Made up of 4 pieces itemized below.

stage fashion part 1, jacket: White velveteen tuxedo jacket with light blue lamé lapels, dark pink ruffled inner lapels and cuffs. Closes with a plastic snap in the front. 

stage fashion part 2, pants: harem style, light blue lamé, match lapels on her jacket. Velcro and plastic snap closure in the back.

stage fashion part 3, socks: white closed-weave fishnet.
  • They are the same material as the stockings from Gettin' Down to Business. At least one doll from Australia came with light pink socks
  • Another sock variant (see pic)- sock on the left came from an H-32 UK Kimber, and sock on the right came from an American-issue Kimber.
musical instrument: Hand-held mauve keyboard with metallic painted violet keys and silver strap. 
  • Jem was originally supposed to be named "M", the styled "M" on the handle was made before they changed her name. 
  • Her second edition instrument is of the same mold but with clear sparkly plastic.



pumps: Pink. 
  • The ones I got with my NRFB doll are fluorescent pink (top), but that seems to be less common than the dusty pink ones. (bottom). The middle shoes are the H32/"Euro" shoes that have very thin sides, the colour difference really isn't that huge between the "Euro" and Dusty pinks.

hairpick: Pink.

cassette tape: white with pink lettering. Says Kimber- "JEM Theme, Only the Beginning, and Twilight in Paris."

figure stand: clear fluorescent pink -not cloudy or milky at all, those are second edition stands. The Jem logo is embossed on the underside. 
  • There seem to be several slight shade differences between the stands. I do not yet know if there is any logic behind who gets what colour, the link is just a random sample of the different stands I've seen.
  • My Kimber stand does not have the "TM" mark.
  • The same (or close enough for all practical purposes) stand came with the 1st editions of: Jem, Aja, Kimber & Shana.

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.
Box: US Issue, non-Audition Contest box: © 1985 Hasbro, Inc./Pawtucket, RI/02862/All Rights Reserved/Made in Hong Kong/H44
Box Liner: hot pink with attached clear acetate bonnet. (see more on Box Liners)
Poster -Rolled First Year Illustrated Poster, blank back (See more on posters
MTV offer (US version)

Packaging Variants: A listing of the packaging that 1st Edition Kimber 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!


Canadian Issue, Audition Contest Box:


Canadian Issue, non-Audition Contest Box: © 1986 Hasbro Canada Inc./Longueuil, Quebec J4G 1G2/All Rights Reserved/Tous Droits Réservés/Made in/Fabriqué à/Hong Kong/H32


Dutch Issue


French Issue


German Issue 


Italian Issue © 1986 MB Italy S.r.l./under Berne & Universal/Copyright Convention/Made in Hong Kong/H32


Mexican Issue


Spanish Issue


UK Issue


US Issue: H32 (Ball-wristed/Euro doll)

US Issue: © 1985 Hasbro, Inc./Pawtucket, RI/02862/All Rights Reserved/Made in Hong Kong/H44


US Issue: Audition Contest
Other images of 1st Edition Kimber (generally unproduced/prototypes/promotional figures)

Source Differences from produced doll (if any)
1986 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue
1986 German Leaflet
Store Catalogues
Very early prototype of Kimber (originally named Aja). From Moggygoddess' photos. Completely different doll style and outfit. Hair and make up look similar but not quite the same as that of the produced dolls'.
Commercials
Other Print advertisements
Illustrations: Hasbro Box art
Illustrations; Hasbro Promotional art
Illustrations: Cartoon 
Illustrations: UK Comics
Illustrations: Colouring & Activity Books

Credits: Thanks to Taffeta for the photo and info on the silver jacketed version of Kimber and the white socks variant, as well as the Spanish doll box. Thanks Lucy for the info on the pink-socked Kimber. Thanks to Antipathy and many other international Jem collectors for the information about the dusty pink shoes. Thanks to Alex for the Stormer shoe info. Thanks to Badgerprincess for the Italian & Dutch Kimber box photo.