Fashion Name Friend or Stranger
Stock # (US) #4224/4040 Asst.
Hasbro package contents listing Includes: Balloon pants, sash, socks and shoes.
Comments/Trivia
  • 1 of 10 On Stage Fashions, released in 1987
  • The name of this fashion is a Jem song title.
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Balloon pants: Fluorescent pink knee-length balloon pants with attached ribbed white cotton tank top with paint splash design, velcros in back.  Same fabric is used around hems.
  • The pink is not colourfast, be very careful if you plan to wash one of these.

sash: bright green spandex.

socks: bright orange ribbed soft cotton with sewn down cuff.

shoes: Green straight edged pumps.

Packaging Variants: A listing of the packaging that Friend Or Stranger 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: 1987 photograph On Stage Fashions card.

US Issue: 1987 photograph On Stage Fashions card.  1986 Hasbro, Inc./Pawtucket, RI 02862/All Rights Reserved./Made in China. H22


Other images of Friend or Stranger (generally unproduced/prototypes/promotional figures)
The same photo  (see top of page) is used for the 1987 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue, the 1987 France/UK Toy Fair Catalogue, the Second Year Jem Catalogue Poster and the Second Year package art the top looks smoother/less splattered than the produced fashion's.
Love Is Here Video Madness Box front image (same photo used  in the 1987 US Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue Video Madness section) pink looks much darker here than it is on the produced fashion, again the splotchy material seems to be a shinier fabric, not as ribbed as it is in real life.
Love Is Here Video Madness Box back image (same image is used on the Second Year Jem Catalogue Poster) pink looks much darker here than it is on the produced fashion, again the splotchy material seems to be a shinier fabric, not as ribbed as it is in real life.
It is one of the outfits featured in the Rock Backstager commercial. It may be in other commercials I haven't yet screen captured for this site.
Topolino
Store Catalogues
Prototypes (from Hasbro employees, etc)
Other Print advertisements
Illustrations: Hasbro Box art
Illustrations; Hasbro Promotional art
Illustrations: Cartoon  It's almost unrecognizable from what was produced! The Hasbro version has hot pink pants with multicolour neon splotches on the top; a green belt, green shoes and orange socks. The cartoon has the addition of a white hairbow, strapped sandals and a gold bracelet.
Illustrations: UK Comics
Illustrations: Colouring & Activity Books
Illustration: Fashion Flash boardgame piece

Credits: belt photo courtesy of Rhonda Robinson. Thanks to Matt for the card photo and information.