Fashion Name Rappin'
Stock # (US) #4248/4051 Asst 
Hasbro package contents listing Includes: white slacks, striped T-shirt, belt, sunglasses and sneakers
Comments/Trivia
  • 1 of 8 Smashin' Fashions released in 1986
  • 1 of 9 Rio Fashions released in 1987
  • This fashion is not named after a Jem song title.
Skip here for a listing of other depictions of Rappin' (cartoon, prototypes, catalogues, etc).

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white slacks: thin white cotton, pleated in front, has velcro fly and belt loops, cuffs are turned up.
striped T-shirt: soft cotton turquoise with yellow, magenta, purple and green vertical stripes, velcro in back.
belt: Like thick ribbon, dark brown/purple with a gold fabric "buckle" sewn on.  Ends of the ribbon are a bit stiffer to enable them to go through the belt loops.
sunglasses: Rounded lenses/nose area, purple.  
  • This sunglasses shape seems to be exclusively for Rio (all rounded edges).  However there are other purple sunglasses in Jem's wardrobe to check the sunglasses ID page to make sure you have the right ones.
  • See a photo of these beside those that I got with my City Lights fashion.
sneakers: Flexible yellow rubber sneakers with circle tread on soles. 

Packaging Variants: A listing of the packaging that Rappin' 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 1986 illustrated Smashin' Fashions card. 

European 6 language illustrated Smashin' Fashions card, 1986. 
© 1986 MB España S.A.
© 1986 Milton Bradley GmbH
© 1986 MB Italy S.r.l.
© 1986 MB Hasbro een divisie van MB International
BV - Utrecht/Brussel
© 1986 Hasbro, Inc., Hasbro Industries (UK) Ltd.
© 1986 Hasbro S.A.
/under Berne & Universal Copyright Convention.
Fabriqué en Chine. Made in China. H22


US issue 1986 illustrated Smashin' Fashions card. © 1986 Hasbro, Inc./Pawtucket, R.I. 02862/All Rights Reserved/Made in China. H22
Canadian issue 1987 photograph Rio Fashions card. 

US issue 1987 photograph Rio Fashions card.


Other images of Rappin' (generally unproduced/prototypes/promotional figures) Differences from produced fashion (if any)
1986 Hasbro Toy Fair Catalogue and various other sources shows a real metal buckle, or the fabric "buckle" is shaped like one.  There are no sunglasses.  The shoes are mauve sneakers.
The following sources all use the same photograph (shown left)
  • 1987 US Hasbro Toy Fair catalogue
  • 2nd year catalogue poster
  • 1987 Rio Fashion card photograph
Looks like the produced fashion.
Illustrations: Hasbro Box art -Sunglasses are blue
-stripes on shirt are more evenly spaced
-belt is not visible.
I don't think it was on the cartoon.

Credits: Thanks to Matt for the photo and information on the NRFB US 1986 issued fashion.