Jem and the Holograms was a carton that aired from 1985 to 1986.
The animated series was essentially about music company owner
Jerrica Benton (stage name "Jem") and they adventures she had
with her band (the Holograms). Jerrica was able to
transform into "Jem" using a holographic projection device
created by her late father. She was also able to use her
earrings to project other holograms which would help her get out
The toys released during the
show's run primarily revolved around Barbie like dolls, and not
just Jem. There was also View Master slides, shirts,
clocks, etc. At the time of this writing in late 2014, Jem
was as popular as ever, and a live-action, motion-picture was
under development, and new Jem toys were being manufactured well
into the 2010's.