Fashion Name Love's Not Easy
Stock # (US) #4228/4040 Asst.
Hasbro package contents listing Includes: peplum dress, hose 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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peplum dress: Mini dress made of aqua blue spandex with purple animal spots design.  Ruffle and straps are stiff light purple material with a shiny rainbow animal print design.  Straps snap in the back. 
  • The aqua with spots material was going to be reused for other clothing pieces in 1988, according to the photos in the Hasbro Pre-Toy Fair Catalogue Matching Medley Fashions.
hose: Lilac with silver threads.
shoes: purple, scallop-edged.
  • These are the only purple scallop-edged shoes.

Packaging Variants: A listing of the packaging that Love's Not Easy 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

Card, liner and inserts not previously noted in Hasbro's box contents above.
I don't own this fashion NRFB so I can't say which, if any posters and inserts originally came with it.

Card: US issue 1987 photograph On Stage Fashions card, Made in China H22. (fashion featured on this ID page is this issue)

Card liner: Bright Pink

Other images of Love's Not Easy (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 tights look to be waffle-weaved but other than that it looks like what was actually produced.
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 (See left)
With the exception of the earrings (not included with the produced fashion) it looks very much like the toy.
Illustrations: UK Comics
Illustrations: Colouring & Activity Books
Illustration: Fashion Flash boardgame piece