So I'm busy trying to do some work and be a grown up, when all of a sudden my friend texts me and says, "OMG! Did you see the new Jem doll?" Stupidly I first thought he meant the custom Jem dolls I put together from the Swappable Barbie line. (I'm a vain sad mess.) My reply was, "Huh? Don't play with me." So he proceeded to send this to me, "Legit! Integritytoys.com."
Alright dorky folk, drum roll please Integritytoys.com has announced a partnership with Hasbro to bring Jem fans highly detailed collectible Jem dolls! Go to the site now! Read the news, look at the gallery of pictures to see the new Hollywood Jem doll! She looks fantastic.
Ok, you have seen the site right? Now let's talk for real. I am happy about these new dolls and curious to see what Integrity Toys will do with this property, but damn are they going to be pricey! The rate of these new Jem dolls are close to the amount of what you can pay for a mint one on Ebay. Give or take a few hundred.
I am very curious to know what this line holds for Jem. Is this part of a master plan to release a new Jem cartoon? Will Hasbro create a more affordable Jem line for stores? These are some questions I have folks. I may be very happy about this new collectible Jem line, but mama's gotta eat. So $125.00 for each Jem doll is a bit much. I'll do my best to collect, but I will also be happy if Jem gets a shot at retail too.
Enough of that though, let's all take a moment to just jump and scream over the excitement that there will finally be some new Jem dolls out. This has been far too long in the making, I am glad it is happening.
I am also so excited that this line is going to take a page out of the cartoon and really make dolls that follow an animated based look. I love it. I want to see more, and I'm guessing more will be revealed at this year's SDCC. This is some truly outrageous news folks! (I am dying to see what they do with Pizzazz.)
So what say you about the new Jem dolls? Please feel free to leave some comments!