Fashion Name How You Play The Game
Stock # (US) #4227/4040 Asst.
Hasbro package contents listing Includes: culottes, top, socks and shoes.
    • 1 of 10 On Stage Fashions, released in 1987
    • The name of this fashion is a Jem song title.
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      culottes: Dark pink lam with large side pockets, velcro closure.

      top: crisp cotton with linear squiggle multi-coloured design, top from sleeve tip to sleeve tip is trimmed with dark pink sequins.  Totally opens in back, velcro. 

      socks: Pale aqua spandex with hot pink sequins.
      • They aren't identical, there mirror each other. 
      • There is no pattern on them, it was caused by scanning.

      shoes: Hot pink open toed heeled sandals.
      • My Canadian (NRFB) version of this outfit came with sandals the same shade as those from Set your Sails.

      Packaging Variants: A listing of the packaging that How You Play The Game 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 How You Play The Game (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 socks look darker in the photos than the produced version, squiggles look less bold than the produced fashion.
      Store Catalogues
      Prototypes (from Hasbro employees, etc)
      It is one of the outfits featured in the Rock Backstager and Rock N' Curl Jem commercials. It may be in other commercials I haven't yet screen captured for this site.
      Other Print advertisements
      Illustrations: Hasbro Box art
      Illustrations; Hasbro Promotional art
      Illustrations: Cartoon 
      Illustrations: UK Comics
      Illustrations: Colouring & Activity Books
      Illustration: Fashion Flash boardgame piece

      Credits: Socks scan courtesy of Rhonda Robinson. Thanks to Glamour to Divaz for letting me photograph the sandals.