Doll Name Video
Stock # (US) #4209
Hasbro package contents listing 12 1/2" doll with stage fashion, pretend video camera with strap, pumps, hairpick, cassette tape and figure stand. 
Comments/Trivia -According to the 1988 Hasbro Pre-Toy Fair catalogue, Video and Danse would have been reissued in year three.
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 
  • Hong Kong (have heard of only one, possibly a rebodied doll)
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 Video (cartoon, prototypes, catalogues, etc).

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12 1/2" doll: Caucasian, long curly yellow-blonde hair in a high ponytail, lavender & mauve toned make up.
  • 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.
  • Taffeta says she has seen one without bangs, and that it may be a European variant.
stage fashion: Made up of 4 pieces itemized below. 
stage fashion part 1, Jacket:  Made of a thin translucent plasticy-acetate, dark lavender with an iridescent sheen. 2nd Edition Kimber's lapels are made of the same material. The cuffs are turquoise velveteen, trimmed with blue eyelets, one metal snap closure in front. The "V" on the lapel is a sticker. 
stage fashion part 2, beltmade of thick silver braid, velcroed together with a hot pink vinyl triangular "buckle". 
  • Variant- the buckle (it is sewn on) can be "pointing" the other way. Which is rarer, I don't know.
  • Another was found with the belt twisted!  It velcroed together as is.
stage fashion part 3, hair bow: thin gold elastic with a silver mesh and hot pink lace bow attached
stage fashion part 4, pantsYellow with an orange tint, thin silver cord lines lines down the front, velcro closure in the back.

pretend video camera with strap: Since she is a videographer and not a musician, her "instrument" is a video camera. Hers is lavender with an aqua lens and a thin gold cord. 

pumps: transparent hot pink scalloped pumps.

hairpick: light mauve pink
cassette tape: Tape; Video- "JEM theme, Come On In, She Makes an Impression."
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.

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: 2nd Year diagonal Holograms box.
Box Liner: turquoise (see more on Box Liners)
Glitter and Gold Illustrated (French/English), blank back. (See more on posters)

First year Jem catalogue poster English w/French text on reverse. (See more on posters)

MTV offer (Canadian) English on one side, French on the other. 

Packaging Variants: A listing of the packaging that Video 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: 4209/© Hasbro Canada Inc./Longueuil, Québec  J4G 1G2/H-44. (Doll featured on this ID page is this one)

Belgian Issue

French Issue

UK Issue

US Issue: 4209/© 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 Video (generally unproduced/prototypes/promotional figures)
Source Differences from produced doll (if any)
Hasbro catalogues Video (with Danse & Raya) and on the Star Stage in the 1987 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue

  # Wearing opaque shoes
  # Pants are orange
  # Jacket shown is the "unsewn V" version.  # Camera cord is silver

Video on the back of the 2nd year hologram boxes (same photo appears on the 2nd year catalogue poster)

  # Wearing opaque shoes
  # Pants are orange
  # Jacket shown is the "unsewn V" version.  # Make up looks slightly darker than on the produced doll

Video on the Music is Magic fashion boxes (same photo appears on the 2nd year catalogue poster)

  # Her hair is closer to the cartoon's representation of it- like in a banana clip. Make up is also slightly darker than on the produced doll.
Video (with Second Edition Kimber +Aja) in the 1987 French Toy Fair Catalogue (The UK catalogue has the same photo)

  # Looks like the same doll from the 1987 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue; orangey pants, opaque shoes, unsewn V on lapel. Camera cord is also missing. 
Store Catalogues 1987 Sears Canada Christmas Catalogue. Looks like like the doll found on store shelves as far as I can tell.
Prototypes (from Hasbro employees, etc)
Illustrations: Cartoon The doll has a general similarity to the cartoon; the hair is in a ponytail vs. the banana clip of the cartoon. The make up is much more subdued in Hasbro form, in soft lavenders and pinks vs. the cartoon's darker colours and yellow & blue touches. Video doesn't have a beauty mark on the cartoon. All of the pink on the doll was not on the cartoon - no hairbow, no "V" on the lapel, no pink on the belt (nor the triangular shape for that matter); the shoes are also blue on the cartoon. The cartoon has silver stars & epaulettes on the jacket. The pants seem puffier to me on the cartoon (more like director jodhpur pants). The video camera the doll comes with is nothing like the more realistic one that is shown on the cartoon. 
Integrity DollIntegrity's fashion is somewhat duller than the Hasbro doll; the jacket is paler/matte velveteen in place of Hasbro Video's iridescent look; there is no "V" on the lapel or turquoise braid on the IT version either. The IT jacket also has epaulettes. The belt also loses the pink but retains the overall 'arrow' shape and approximate silvery colour. The pants are the same general scheme of yellow with a silver stripe down the front. The hairbow is omitted, in the IT version, and the IT shoes aren't pink either (they are blue), effectively taking away all of Hasbro's pink touches.
Her hair is a platinum blonde with a white streak rather than brassy yellow; it also has a lot more attention paid to the bangs and front of her hair, with a banana clip to boot, though more for looks than function as the hair is held in place with a pony tail anyway. Hasbro's eye make up is all in purple shades; her lips are light pink and she has a small beauty mark. Integrity nixed the beauty mark, darkened the lips a lot and the eye colour also has yellow and blue in with the lavender. The differences between the video cameras is huge! Integrity's is an era-specific betamax with the separate video recorder, vs Hasbro's "little girl" pink and turquoise toy.

Credits: Thanks to Marilyn for information and photo of Video belt variant, thanks to Heather for the twisted belt photo and info!