Fashion Name Like A Dream
Stock # (US) # 4237/4045 Asst
Hasbro package contents listing Includes: blue jumpsuit, lace dress, head wrap, belt, lace gloves, socks, pumps, sunglasses and silver beaded necklace.
  • 1 of 8 Flip Side Fashions, released in 1986
  • The name of this fashion is a Jem song title.
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Skip here for a listing of other depictions of Like A Dream (cartoon, prototypes, catalogues, etc).

Most notably, Jem's side on the cartoon has a white lace tunic overdress that the doll's fashion did not come with. The socks are shown to be white on the cartoon (not striped). The cartoon shows a bracelet that the produced fashion did not have.

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Blue jumpsuit: Aqua blue spandex, neckline dips in the middle.

  • The blue has a tendency to fade, I've had two NRFB fashions with blue-grey fronts.

Lace dress: stretchy white lace, velcros in back, sleeves are sewn into the "rolled up" position.

Head wrap: sheer pink material, elasticized with a velcro closure.

Belt: extra long and hot pink, leatherette material, it's intended to go around the waist twice. Pink sewn-on lamé belt buckle.

Lace gloves: More like arm bands, there are no fingers or even a place for the thumb to go through.  They are made of the same material as the dress. 

Socks: Made of white/aqua cotton knit, trimmed with lace.

Pumps: straight edge dark fluorescent pink shoes.

Sunglasses: pink.
  • They are less orange than those from Gettin' Down to Business and a bit lighter than those from Music in the Air.  See a photo of the two together, and four pairs together.  
  • It seems likely there is another version of the glasses with the triangular-nose notch; I have yet to see it however.
  • Damian's fashion came with medium blue sunglasses.  

silver beaded necklace: looks pretty generic to me :\  I'm not sure how you could tell the genuine article apart from a fake without having an original on hand to compare it with.

Packaging Variants: A listing of the packaging that Like A Dream can be found in, that I know of, so far!
Bold listings are those I have used to create this ID page.  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 Flip Side Fashions, 1986 (illustrated box).

European 6 language Flip Side Fashions, 1986 (illustrated box)
© 1986 MB España S.A.
© 1986 Milton Bradley GmbH
© 1986 MB Italy S.r.l.
© 1986 MB Hasbro een divisie van MB International
BV - Utrecht/Brussel
© 1986 Hasbro, Inc., Hasbro Industries (UK) Ltd.
© 1986 Hasbro S.A.
/under Berne & Universal Copyright Convention.
Fabriqué en Chine. Made in Hong China. H-44
  • Box liner: Hot pink - No posters, MTV offer or other inserts.

US issue Flip Side Fashions, 1986 (illustrated box) © 1985 Hasbro, Inc./Pawtucket, RI 02862/All Rights Reserved./Made in China. H44  
  • Box liner: Hot pink
  • MTV offer
  • Folded Jem poster First year Jem illustrated poster, 1st year catalogue poster on reverse
  • How To Dress Jem sheet
  • At least one, and possibly all three came in both H22 and H44 marked boxes.  
  • To read more about the differences in the fashion packaging, please go to Jem Fashion Box Variants.

Other images of Like A Dream (generally unproduced/prototypes/promotional figures)
Differences from produced fashion (if any)
1986 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue The lace dress looks thinner/a different pattern, the "buckle" has a hole in the middle, the glasses are blue, the head wrap is darker, and the necklace is much longer.
1986 German Leaflet (same photo appears in the 1986 Belgium catalogue): No belt, no glasses, no necklace.  The lace dress looks like a different fabric but I can't say for sure.
Store Catalogues
Prototypes (from Hasbro employees, etc)
Other Print advertisements
1986 Flip Side Fashions box art Looks very much like the produced fashion.
Illustrations; Hasbro Promotional art, "singing" photo.  Same photo is used on the UK video cover Rock and Roll Express.
Illustrations: Cartoon  Most notably, Jem's part on the cartoon has a white lace tunic overdress that the doll's fashion did not come with. The socks are shown to be white on the cartoon, not striped. The cartoon shows a bracelet that the produced fashion did not have. Jerrica's half; the socks in the cartoon aren't included. As usual the glasses that the doll came with do not appear on Jerrica in the cartoon.
Illustrations: UK Comics
Illustrations: Colouring & Activity Books
Illustration: Fashion Flash boardgame piece

Credits: Thanks to Felicity-Chan for the headwrap variant photo and Jem cartoon model sheet.