Fashion Name We're Off and Running
Stock # (US) #4258/4050 Asst.
Hasbro package contents listing Includes: Black dress, orange print jacket, belt, hose and shoes. 
  • 1 of 8 Smashin' Fashions released in 1987
  • The name of this fashion is a Jem song title.
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black dress: Sheer black fabric with tiny black mylar loops, collar has a velcro closure, lower back is elasticized.
Orange print jacket: crisp cotton with a jaguar spots, trimmed with royal purple lamé and gold cord.
  • There is a variant of this jacket, some have the purple lamé on the back of the collar; the white backing seems to be more common; there doesn't seem to be a correlation between the collar lining and lace tights as I have heard of both types of jacket coming with the rarer lace tights.

belt: made of the same material as the purple lamé on the jacket.  The "buckle" is a triangular glittery sticker.  It closes with velcro.
  • It can have stitches along the sides or not.  I'm not sure which is rarer, I know of one stitched belt example that came with the lace tights and white collar lining. I don't know if it's exclusive to that combination or if it's random.

hose: There are a few kinds of tights that come with this outfit, one is as left, peachy-yellow matte tights.  Also possible are:

shoes: royal purple straight edged pumps

Packaging Variants: A listing of the packaging that We're Off and Running can be found in, that I know of, so far!
*I don't own this fashion 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 Smashin' Fashions card. 
  • Burgundy card liner
  • MTV Offer
US issue 1987 photograph Smashin' Fashions card. © 1986 Hasbro, Inc./Pawtucket, RI 02862/All Rights Reserved/Made in China. H22

Other images of We're Off and Running (generally unproduced/prototypes/promotional figures) Differences from produced fashion (if any)
The same photo 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 shows the fashion with red plain tights.
A 1987 issue of Topolino shows the jacket with green cuffs/collar, and orange shoes.
Store Catalogues
Prototypes (from Hasbro employees, etc)
Other Print advertisements
Illustrations: Hasbro Box art
Illustrations; Hasbro Promotional art
It was featured on the cartoon. The produced fashion's tights are more of a pale peach - usually. Sometimes the produced fashion did have tights of this colour, in stretch lace.
This is a reworked version of the original model cel, which can be viewed on Felicity-Chan's cel gallery.
Illustrations: UK Comics
Illustrations: Colouring & Activity Books

Credits:  Thanks to Tommy/ng.59 & Bradford for the information about their NRFB lace-tights-version fashions. Thanks to Janet for the stitched belt photo.