Jem and the Holograms Light Up Attire with Showtime Synergy
It’s Jan-YOU-Ary, time to focus on you. If you seek something other than the latest wellness trends or book-ish resolutions to treat your inner geek, then Bookmans Mesa has a suggestion. Let Jem and the Holograms light up your attire.
Almost everyone has heard of the animated musical drama series Jem and the Holograms from the 1980s. This “Truly Outrageous” girl group who, with the help of a hologram-generating super computer named Synergy, battle the jealousy of their arch-rivals The Misfits and hold the secret of their mysterious lead singer, Jem. The series spans three seasons and launched a line of dolls, cassettes, clothes and accessories. The music, the fashion, the fame and the drama make their rivals, Barbie and the Rockers, pale in comparison. Barb’s rockers lasted about about two episodes.
Released in October 2014, Easton Press announced the Jem and the Holograms: Light Up Synergy Earrings and Illustrated Book. The marketing message is that you can, “channel your inner rock star with this truly outrageous kit based on the classic animation, Jem and the Holograms. Including a pair of light-up Synergy earrings and a 32-page mini book featuring classic illustrations and original packaging art, this kit provides a glimpse back in time for nostalgic fans and a whole new generation.”
As most fans of memorabilia know, sales of items like this can go either way. These go the way of awesome. The box features high-quality color and glitter reminiscent of the Complete Series DVD artwork. Featuring art from the original toy boxes. The book is small at about 2.5 x 3 inches, but it is full of original images and fun facts. Obviously, the best part of this set is the earrings with their hard red plastic stars and surgical steel posts. They are replicas of Jerrica Benton’s link to Synergy. A button on the backside allows them to LIGHT UP! Sadly they do not talk but the batteries are replaceable. The earrings are a treat and sure to make the nostalgic smile. TRULY OUTRAGEOUS!
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