I was pretty sure Jon M. Chu’s 2015 live-action Jem and the Holograms had killed off any possibility for the 1980s franchise to come back. It turns out I was wrong. The IP is still alive but in the form of a limited-edition statue. Unfortunately, said statue also comes at a truly outrageous price, depending on where you buy it.
Jerrica Benton, in her Jem disguise, stands 11″ tall. She’s clad in her typical pink ensemble, complete with matching high heels and makeup. In the background, we can see the sophisticated hologram-generating supercomputer Synergy. Though they’re sort of hard to spot, thanks to the big hair, Jem is sporting her red star-shaped earrings. Sadly, the statue does not have LED lighting to replicate the cartoon’s and doll’s light-up effects.
The Jem statue is slated to release in July 2023 and will cost you either $200 from Diamond Select or $164.99 from Entertainment Earth. And remember, Jem is excitement … Jem is adventure. She is friggin’ expensive!
“Jem and the Holograms was one of the 1980s greatest creations, an animated series about an all-girl rock band that became a hit among the shows of the decade. Now, iconic lead singer Jem is the newest Premier Collection Statue! This approximately 11-inch statue depicts Jem singing one of her hits in front of the Synergy computer, and is limited to only 1000 pieces. It comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box.”
The original series lasted for three seasons. The relatively short run was partly due to the franchise’s lifeblood, the toys, which didn’t catch on. In the 1980s, it was hard to compete with Barbie. However, as far as pop culture relevance goes, it’s hard to forget Jem‘s theme song.
Were you a fan of this high-concept animated series and toyline? Let us know in the comments section.[Source: Entertainment Earth] [Source: Diamond Select]