Una Mullally

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Jem dolls reissued, and is it just me or are they skinnier?

I noticed a post on Buzzfeed about Jem and the Holograms dolls being re-issued in time for Christmas. Brilliant! I thought. Jem was always way cooler than Barbie, a kickass alternative to the latter’s dead-staring doll with an impossible physique. …

Tue, Oct 23, 2012, 10:52

   

I noticed a post on Buzzfeed about Jem and the Holograms dolls being re-issued in time for Christmas. Brilliant! I thought. Jem was always way cooler than Barbie, a kickass alternative to the latter’s dead-staring doll with an impossible physique. But as I began to scroll through the pictures of the new collection I realised that they’ve dropped a few pounds since the 80s. Oh well. Check out the difference between the 80s Synergy doll and her modern chiseled-jaw and tooth-pick-legged incarnation.