Fashion Name Music in the Air
Stock # (US) #4236/4045 Asst
Hasbro package contents listing Includes: sheer shirt, pink jumpsuit, yellow pants, belt, tam, pumps and sunglasses!
  • 1 of 8 Flip Side  Fashions, released in 1986
  • 1 of 10 Flip Side  Fashions, released in 1987
  • The name of this fashion is a not Jem song title, but it is the opening line in the song Only The Beginning.
More Skip here to see more about packaging variations from different countries, promotional boxes, H numbers, etc.
Skip here for a listing of other depictions of Music In The Air (cartoon, prototypes, catalogues, etc).

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sheer shirt; crisp sheer white fabric with hearts and squiggles design, does not close in front.
  • There is a variation on this shirt, the fabric can have a slightly shinier/coarser texture (shown left), or it can be more matte and soft feeling.  I have seen the matte version in a 1st edition box only, so far, the shinier shirt in both boxes.  See a photo of both together.

pink jumpsuit; Plum spandex, velcro in back, dips down in the middle front.
  • is quite a bit darker and has longer legs than the bodysuit from Only the Beginning.
  • There is a variant, with vertical stitching on the bodice.  Possibly a second year improvement? 

yellow pants; crisp cotton, bright canary yellow, velcro closure in back.

belt; Thick fuchsia foil with a gold hologram sticker as a "buckle" decoration, velcro closure.
tam; Bright yellow fleece, elasticized.

pumps; Straight edged magenta pumps
sunglasses; raspberry pink.
  • There may be a variation: yellow glasses, a tinge darker than those from Up & Rockin'. 
  • colour can range from the dark shade shown here, to a paler shade.
  • See a photo of the three pairs together.

Packaging Variants: A listing of the packaging that Music In The Air can be found in, that I know of, so far!
*I don't own all of these fashions NRFB so I can't say which, if any posters and inserts originally came with it.  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).
Canadian issue Flip Side Fashions, 1987 (photo box)

European 6 language Flip Side Fashions, 1986 (illustrated box)

US issue Flip Side Fashions, 1986 (illustrated box)  1985 Hasbro, Inc./Pawtucket, RI 02862/All Rights Reserved./Made in China. H44

US issue Flip Side Fashions, 1987 (photo box
  • It is possible that the 3 1986 fashions each 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 Music In The Air (generally unproduced/prototypes/promotional figures) Differences from produced fashion (if any)
Hasbro catalogue (1986) The belt looks like a functioning belt with a metal buckle and the glasses are not shown, otherwise looks about right.
1987 Hasbro Box Photo #1, same photo is used on the backs of the 1987 Flip Side Fashion boxes and the 1987 Jem catalogue poster.  In the 1987 France & UK Toy Fair Catalogue & 1987 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue it's the same photo but Jem & Jerrica have been manipulated to be standing reversed.
1987 Hasbro Box Photo #2, from Music In The Air box front - appears to be the same outfit as Photo #1, in different poses.
Store Catalogues
German Jem leaflet (same photo appears in the 1986 Belgium catalogue) No belt or glasses, looks a bit redder.  The pattern on the jacket looks a little different but it's hard to tell.
Prototypes (from Hasbro employees, etc)
Other Print advertisements
Illustrations: Hasbro Box art (1986 drawing) Other than the belt buckle, the drawing is nearly spot on.
Illustrations; Hasbro Promotional art
Illustrations: Cartoon 
Illustrations: UK Comics
Illustrations: Colouring & Activity Books
Illustration: Fashion Flash boardgame piece

Thanks to Damian for the information about the variation bodysuit and variation yellow glasses.
Thanks to Glamour to Divaz for letting me photograph their belt for this page.
Thanks to Maria aka bluehairedgoddess for the photo of the sunglasses. Thanks to David for the photo of the two different shirt fabrics. Thanks to Matt for the photo of the US boxed fashion.