Fashion Name Lightnin' Strikes
Stock # (US) # 4245/4045 Asst
Hasbro package contents listing Includes: Blue & Orange dress/top, culottes, belt, hose, socks, hat, shoes and sunglasses.
  • 1 of 10 Flip Side Fashions, released in 1987
  • The name of this fashion is a not a Jem song title.
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blue & orange dress/top: blue satin with screened orange and white lightning bolts design, velcros in front.  Nylon collar, has ribbons on bottom to allow top to be puckered in front.
culottes: blue satin with a velcro closure. 
belt: orange with gold "buckle," velcro closure.
hose: Orange, matte with elasticized waist. 
socks: Spandex knee-highs, blue with orange polka-dots. 
hat: orange felt with a blue satin ribbon sewn on, has an elastic to keep the hat in place. 
shoes: Orange straight edged pumps.
sunglasses: Blue, square shaped.

Packaging Variants: A listing of the packaging that Lightnin' Strikes 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, 1987 (photo box)

US issue Flip Side Fashions, 1987 (photo box) 1986 Hasbro Inc./Pawtucket, RI 02862/All Rights Reserved./Made in China. H-44  
  • Box liner Dark orangey-pink.
  • MTV offer
  • Folded Jem poster First year Jem illustrated poster, Glitter and Gold Illustrated poster on reverse

Other images of Lightnin' Strikes (generally unproduced/prototypes/promotional figures) Differences from produced fashion (if any)
1987 Hasbro Box Photo #1. Same photo is used on the backs of the 1987 Flip Side Fashion boxes, 1987 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue (though Jem & Jerrica have been manipulated to be standing reversed), 1987 France & UK Toy Fair Catalogue and the 1987 Jem catalogue poster) looks significantly darker than the produced version
1987 Hasbro Box Photo #2, see top of page, from Lightnin' Strikes box front - appears to be the same outfit as Photo #1, in different poses.
Store Catalogues
Prototypes (from Hasbro employees, etc)
Other Print advertisements
Illustrations: Hasbro Box art
Illustrations; Hasbro Promotional art
Illustrations: Cartoon  Other than the shoe colour (the dolls' fashion has orange shoes) and darkness of the blue, this fashion pretty closely resembles the marketed doll fashion.
Illustrations: UK Comics
Illustrations: Colouring & Activity Books
Illustration: Fashion Flash boardgame piece

Credits: All outfit scans courtesy of Rhonda Robinson, except for socks, sunglasses and shoes. Thanks to A. Tremblay for the socks photo. Thanks to both Davide and ng.59 for the information about the sunglasses. Cartoon model cel can be viewed on Felicity-Chan's cel gallery.