Doll Name Shana (1st edition)
Stock # (US) #4203/4005
Hasbro package contents listing 12 1/2" doll with stage fashion, musical instrument, pumps, hairpick, cassette tape and figure stand.
  • Shana started out (in doll form) as a bass guitar player named Aria. The name changed to Chandra, Beverly and then finally to Shana. She was also not originally one of Jacqui Benton's foster daughters. 
  • There is a Second Edition Shana too. 
Produced Variants So far, I know of 1st Edition Shana dolls marked on their backs with one of the following places of manufacture, and there are slight variations among them:
  • Hong Kong (the doll and outfit photos on this page are of this type)
  • Made in Hong Kong
  • China
  • 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 Shana (cartoon, prototypes, catalogues, etc).

Click on the thumbnails to enlarge the photo.
12 1/2" doll: African-American doll with curly lavender hair. 
  • Nude, she can be most easily differentiated from her second edition by lack of earring holes or earrings. 
  • The make up scheme & hairstyle can vary a bit- go to the Holograms doll comparison page for more information. 
  • StormerSynergy and Shana share the same face mold. 

stage fashion: Made up of 4 pieces itemized below.

stage fashion part 1, hairbow: White with iridescent strands sewn in, attached to white fabric elastic. 

stage fashion part 2, jacket: silver lamé 3/4 length jacket with silver tinsel threaded epaulettes on the shoulders. 
  • Mexican Shana came with a white pleather version of this jacket.

stage fashion part 3, dress: Tank style, gathered up the front with sewn in elastic, slit up front. It's a plastic-y iridescent fabric, velcros in back.

  • Mine has become very fragile in time and the lavender plastic layer flakes off easily.

stage fashion part 4, panties: Pink satiny material. 
  • the non-Widow's peak version are slightly pinker with a more ribbed texture and straight stitch around the leg holes and waist.
musical instrument: Guitar; Dark pink plastic with a sparkly decal on it
  • there are clear dark purple versions of this guitar; one for Second Edition Shana and a different one for Mexican Shana
  • It strongly resembles a Mockingbird guitar made by the B.C. Rich company

pumps: Lavender straight edge pumps.

hairpick: red-violet, sort of translucent.
cassette tape: White with pink lettering, dated 1985. Shana; Jem Theme, Gettin' Down to Business, Too Close. 

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 Shana stand does not have the "TM" mark
  • The same (or close enough for all practical purposes) stand came with the 1st editions of: Jem, AjaKimber & 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: First year Hologram box with flap, US version. H44
Box Liner: hot pink with attached clear acetate bonnet. (see more on Box Liners)
Poster: Rolled First Year Illustrated Poster with first year catalogue poster on back (See more on posters
MTV offer, US version. 
How to Dress Jem sheet

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

Dutch Issue

French Issue

German Issue
Copyright 1986 Milton Bradley
gmBh under Berne & Universal
Made in Hong Kong

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: © 1985 Hasbro Inc./Pawtucket, RI 02862/All Rights Reserved/Assembled in China/Packed in Hong Kong/H32

US Issue: © 1985 Hasbro Inc./Pawtucket, RI 02862/All Rights Reserved/Made in Hong Kong/H44 
US Issue: © 1985 Hasbro, Inc./Pawtucket, RI 02862/All Rights Reserved/Made in China/H44 *this is a "name" box - her name is written on the top, bottom and side flaps.

US Issue: Audition Contest

Other images of 1st Edition Shana (generally unproduced/prototypes/promotional figures)

Source Differences from produced doll (if any)
1986 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue
Topolino Topolino Magazine Issue 1609, September 28, 1986
German Leaflet
Store Catalogues -
Prototypes (from Hasbro employees, etc) -
Commercials 1st Issue Dolls Introduction/Coming Soon
Other Print advertisements
Illustrations: Hasbro Box art
Illustrations; Hasbro Promotional art
Illustrations: Cartoon (shown left) Looks pretty much like the doll, except she is missing the hairbow and the shoes are white sandals, not lavender pumps. She is also shown with earrings which the doll did not have. The make up scheme is completely different and the doll generally doesn't have football-shaped hair either ;)
Illustrations: UK Comics Notice the hair looks more like the box art and the doll than it does the cartoon.
Illustrations: Colouring & Activity Books

Credits:  Thanks to: Jeff for info on the Shana's eye make up differences, and Holly for the information on the underwear differences. Thanks to Jean-Nicolas from Québec, Canada / popartmusic81 for the German box photo & information. Thanks to David for the H32 Shana box photo. Thanks to Felipeaino for the Spanish Shana box photo. Thanks to Glamour to Divaz for letting me photograph their H32 doll's shoes, thanks to Annie for the Made in China Shana information.