Created by Hasbro in the wake of its massive success with G.I. Joe, Jem and the Holograms was a cartoon and toy line aimed at girls. Its plot revolved Jem, the mysterious leader of a mega-hit band, the Holograms, who was actually a mild-mannered record label owner named Jerrica hiding behind a holographic disguise. The band’s rivals, The Misfits and The Stringers, were constantly out to spoil their shows and unmask Jem.
How we’d update it: Seeing as music played such a large role in the original cartoon and toy line, our updated Jem figures would be able to act as MP3 players, complete with headphone jacks. Each toy would also come with iTunes download codes for new tracks. We tried to think of a way holograms could be worked in, but that sort of technology’s still a little way off.
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