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Win A Copy Of Jem and The Holograms: Season One


Long before Gaga had her Little Monsters and Katy Perry purred about fireworks, there was Jem—the animated pop star that inspired young girls and gay boys across America to celebrate glamor, glitter, fashion and fame.

Now the truly outrageous cartoon queen of the 1980s is finally coming to DVD with Jem and the Holograms: The Truly Outrageous Complete Series, a mondo box set with featuring Kimber, Aja, Shana, Rio, the Misfits, Synergy and of course, Jem herself! The 11-Disc DVD set features all three Seasons with 65 original episodes and Totally Awesome extras.

To celebrate its release, we’re giving away five copies of Jem and The Holograms: Season One.

Entering is easy: Just tell us who is your favorite female singer of the 1980s in the comment field below. We’ll choose five winners from among the answers.

The deadline to enter is Tuesday, October 11, at 8pm.  Winners will be emailed and must reply with address information to receive  their prize.


Jem and the Holograms: The Truly Outrageous Complete Series! and Jem and The Holograms: Season One DVDs will hit stores and sites on Tuesday, October 11. Visit Shout Factory for details.

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    • Clint Riley

      Samantha Foxx! Naughty Girls Need Love…Too!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 6:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason P

      Madonna, of course :)

      Oct 5, 2011 at 6:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jim G

      Debbie Gibson!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 6:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Peter R

      Pat Benatar, forever and always.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 6:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Javier

      Paula Abdul, Forever Your Girl best cd EVER….still listen to it!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 6:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike

      In the middle of backwoods nowhere, somewhere I got a hold of a classmate’s Jem cassette [see http://www.toycatacomb.com/imageviewer/catacomb/4/The_Holograms_Kimber_1st_Edition_Cassette_124.jpg%5D and listened to it on repeat without my family knowing (it was pink & I was a boy!) It’s was truly outrageous! Couldn’t get their songs out of my head! It was the only cassette I had for the longest time… aside from Celine’s Power of Love album!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 6:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gobear


      Oct 5, 2011 at 7:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Danielle Karcich

      Gotta be Cyndi Lauper!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 7:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scooby

      Debbie Gibson was number one, with Tiffany a close second!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 7:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Zach R


      Oct 5, 2011 at 7:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brent

      Whitney Houston!! Although its all gone down-hill from there!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 7:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nate-Minneapolis

      Definitely The Go Go-‘s!! OMG…LOVED JEM! My lil sis and I used to watch every morning on the USA Cartoon Express!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 8:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aubrey Haltom

      I let my 5-year old son watch some cartoons on tv recently. When I walked back into the room, I found Jem on the screen.
      He was enthralled. A few days later I find him watching Jem again – when I ask what he’s watching, he proceeds to explain the plot, with details about what’s happening with Jem.
      I think he’d love the box set.
      As for 80s singers, I tend to go all over the place.
      How about Debora Iyall from Romeo Void (‘I might like you better if we slept together…”) or Nona Hendryx (who had a mid-80s video pulled from MTV because it had drag queens in it).

      Oct 5, 2011 at 8:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rick Strandlof


      Why has no one mentioned Deb Harry and Blondie!!!

      Heart of Glass…anyone? Anyone?

      Rapture? Bueller? Bueller?

      The Tide Is High? Really? No one?

      Oh well…sigh.


      Oct 5, 2011 at 8:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChrisC

      I only know this show from the YouTube voice-dub “Jizz”. lol.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 8:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Conrad Honicker

      Kate Pierson & Cindy Wilson (The B52s).

      Oct 5, 2011 at 9:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Maxim Cyr

      Cyndi Lauper!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 9:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris Leto

      Carol Decker. She was in the group T’pau and that produced a song called heart and soul. It was awesome and the band is named after a Star Trek Vulcan. COME ON HOW AWESOME IS THAT !!!!!!!!!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 9:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mikey

      Hands down: Pat Benatar

      Oct 5, 2011 at 9:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aubrey Haltom

      @Rick Strandlof: Debbie Harry is a great choice. I guess I tend to think of albums like Parallel Lines (circa late 70s). But you’re right. And ‘Blondie’ is still around…

      Oct 5, 2011 at 10:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aubrey Haltom

      @ Maxim and Jason B – Also kudos to Lauper. I don’t know why my mind went blank on both Debbie Harry and Cyndi Lauper. Lauper’s versions of ‘Money Changes Everything’ and ‘When You Were Mine’ are examples of excellent vocals.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 10:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael

      Jem was a great family show I used to watch it all the time growing up.

      Female singer of the 80s would be : Cyndi Lauper hands down. Time after Time is a classic that will never die as well as Girls Just Want to Have Fun.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 10:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aaron Cohen

      David Bowie (get it?!)

      Oct 5, 2011 at 10:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom Shutt

      Dale Bozzio, Missing Persons

      Oct 5, 2011 at 10:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eric

      Judy Tenuta

      Oct 5, 2011 at 10:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jon Trouten

      I absolutely LOVE Jem! My favorite episodes were the later ones with the Stingers.

      My favorite 80s singer was Cyndi Lauper!!!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 11:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mario

      Who else but crazy bat-shit insane Kate Bush. Being like 7 or 8 and watching her Babooshka video made me realize that being a weird was alright.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 11:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mario

      Who else but crazy bat-shit insane Kate Bush. Being like 7 or 8 and watching her Babooshka video made me realize that being a weirdo was alright.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 11:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steffen

      Tracy Chapman :)

      Oct 5, 2011 at 11:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Glorita!

      Gloria Estefan.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 11:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • travis518

      Annie Lennox!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 11:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pete

      Martika. “We all fall down, like toy soldiers.”

      Oct 5, 2011 at 11:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Little Kiwi

      Cyndi Muthafuckin’ Lauper


      Oct 5, 2011 at 11:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eryn


      Oct 5, 2011 at 12:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nathan

      Laura Branigan!!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 12:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gregg

      Sheena Easton

      Oct 5, 2011 at 12:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark

      1980’s Dolly Parton; the truly outrageous inspiration for all things Jem!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 12:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Allen D.

      I’m going to have to go with Debbie Gibson. I was a 7 year old kid who saw the tape of “Out of the Blue” at Musicland and fell in love. Not “in love” like I thought though. I wanted her outfit. I wanted to hang out with her, rather than bang her. It was weird. It was a pivotal moment in my life. So yeah, it was the first tape I ever owned.

      Sidenote: Jem is the reason I became a musician. Sure, I would later put that skill to work in angry punk bands, but still. People are still shocked when I tell ’em that.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 12:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gwen

      I got to go with Annie Lennox. She is STILL awesome!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 12:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Corina

      Paula Abdul was my first concert so I have love for her, but I also have a soft spot in my heart for Stacey Q. Two of hearts…two of hearts that beat as one…

      If Robin Sparkles counted I would vote for her (the 80s didn’t come to Canada until like 93 so the timing almost works lol)

      Oct 5, 2011 at 12:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Breadquanda

      I love me some Jem.

      I guess I’d have to say Madonna.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 1:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Justin

      Cyndi Lauper most definitely. Not only was she willing to write and sing about sensitive and personal topics, without Madonna’s shameless self-promotion and and willingness to debase herself, but she’s been an great ally of the GLBT community and has proven her ability to sing anything from bubblegum pop to blues.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 1:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AJM

      Kate Bush, Queen of UK Art Pop!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 1:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777

      Janet Jackson. I still get my bathroom-mirror jam on to “What Have You Done For Me Lately”, “Nasty (Boys)”, “Control”, “The Pleasure Principle” + “When I Think Of You”. Not to mention “Escapade”, “Miss You Much”, + “Black Cat”.

      I’m not ashamed to say that I make up my own choreography to the lyrics. ^_^

      Aside from Janet (Ms. Jackson, if you nasty), I love Madonna, Whitney, Cyndi, + Klymaxx (“Meeting In The Ladies Room” + “The Men All Pause”). I’m an 80s kid + I love my 80s Girl Power music.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 1:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Casey

      Annie Lenox – Sweet Dreams & Here Comes the Rain Again. Androgynous and impersonated Elvis, of course shes a diva.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 1:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Beatrix Morel

      Pat Benatar!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 1:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dollie

      I like my 80s divas freaky, so gotta go with Grace Jones and Nina Hagen!
      And slightly less freaky, but still unusual ;), I’ll always love me some Cyndi!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 1:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Freddie

      PAULA ABDUL. Duhh

      Oct 5, 2011 at 1:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jamie

      Vanity(Prince’s protegee)! ‘Such a pretty mess’ is still the most amazing song ever.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 2:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan

      Well I wasn’t born in the 80’s but that didn’t stop me from listening to 80’s Whitney Houston… Poor Whitney. lol

      Oct 5, 2011 at 2:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • radgo

      Definitely Joan Jett!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 2:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ron

      Annie Lennox :)

      Oct 5, 2011 at 2:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tshutt

      Dale Bozzio.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 2:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Taylor

      Kate Bush

      Oct 5, 2011 at 2:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Taylor

      i should have said Sade but fuck it lol.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 2:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John

      Tracey Thorn of Everything But The Girl.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 2:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AN

      Laurie Anderson

      Oct 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Leah C

      While everyone has listed some greats, I have to go with what my 11 year old self would have chosen… Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles! I actually used to lip sync to the Bangles (and alternately to Jem & The Holograms) into my hairbrush mic while pretending to rock out on the cheap guitar my mom got for me at Service Merchandise!!! Oh, the memories…

      Oct 5, 2011 at 3:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Donald

      Kate Bush above all others

      Oct 5, 2011 at 3:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert Cross

      Belinda Carlisle

      Oct 5, 2011 at 3:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nick

      Cyndi Lauper 100%. I wasn’t even alive in the 80s but she still gives me chills haha

      Oct 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rachel


      Oct 5, 2011 at 3:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • austin

      Cyndi Lauper

      Oct 5, 2011 at 5:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Toby

      How gay would it be to say Madonna? Borderline was the first non nursey rhyme I learned words to ( I just aged myself) so Madge wins by default.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 5:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Toby

      And let’s all agree that one of the box sets should go to Aubrey’s son. We were all that little boy once.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 5:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • telicstorm

      Klymaxx! “The Men All Pause” and “Meeting in the Ladies Room” These women were awesome.

      Slap me, no, somebody slap me
      ‘cause i know i’m lookin’ good!

      Love it!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 5:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rachel

      I totally LOVE Jem!

      I have loved Dolly Parton for too many years to mention. Such a wonderful spirit!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 5:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gerald

      I think Stevie Nicks was for sure the greatest female singer of the 70’s and 80’s! I am totally stuck in the 80’s and watch Jem everyday on the HUB (tv station). An autographed copy for my curio cabinet would be awesome!!! Love Everyone! ;)

      Oct 5, 2011 at 6:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jake V.

      Cyndi Lauper!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 6:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt

      So hard to pick one, but Debbie Harry is eternal. Cyndi Lauper, if I had to pick the pure essence of 80s-ness.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 6:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AladinSane

      Cyndi Lauper always and forever!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 6:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Trevor Marshall

      Madonna, or Lydia Lunch

      Oct 5, 2011 at 7:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • xander

      Annie Lennox … Ms Lauper….And Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders : “Back on the Chain Gang”). Oh wait OMG, Sade.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 7:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777

      @telicstorm: haha Klymaxx were on my list, too, for those very songs. I still know all the words.


      damn, i love them.

      P.S. I agree with Toby that her son should get a box set. How adorable.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 8:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joanie


      Oct 5, 2011 at 8:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777

      @fredo777: * I agree with Toby that Aubrey’s son should get a box set.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 8:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Muggster

      Hmmm-someone already said my all time fave, so 2nd in line would be those Wilson sisters, Ann & Nancy.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 8:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kim Kelly

      Debbie Harry of Blondie.. she had the voice and the style.. Maybe not risque like Madonna, but a style icon on her own.. “I’m not the kind of girl who gives up just like that..”

      Oct 5, 2011 at 10:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark Phillips

      I have to say that my favorite of the time period was Cyndi Lauper!

      Oct 5, 2011 at 10:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kevinsawinner

      Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is a masterpiece so I have to go with Cyndi Lauper.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 10:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Josh

      Grace Jones all the way! Under appreciated, and so so amazing.

      Oct 5, 2011 at 11:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brent


      Oct 5, 2011 at 11:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt

      I still rock out to that little lady with the big voice: Pat Benatar.

      Saw her in concert 2 years ago and she still blows me away.

      Though… I hate the fact you’re making us choose only one. Highlander style. Ironically, I can easily imagine Pat Benatar taking Christopher Lambert’s head to the tune of Promises in the Dark.

      Oct 6, 2011 at 12:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aaron

      Liz Fraser from the Cocteau Twins.

      Oct 6, 2011 at 1:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • james_from_cambridge

      Man I love Jiz!! This takes me back to my childhood!!


      Remember the abortion episode?

      Oct 6, 2011 at 3:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael

      Teena Marie. Who knew that a white girl could sing so black?!

      Oct 6, 2011 at 4:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • evilqueen


      Oct 6, 2011 at 8:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Trent

      I love so many Divas of the 80’s… but I have to go with Cyndi Lauper. She bop!! True Colors!!! Girls just want to have fun!! Classics that I cannot pass up!!

      Jem is my name!!!

      Oct 6, 2011 at 10:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Renee

      Cindy Lauper although it’s a really tough call. Not only an amazing voice but so funny as well. Her clothes and hair were insane. And when she joined up with Capt Lou Albano as a avid wrestling fan my head nearly exploded. She was a walking cartoon. XD

      Oct 6, 2011 at 10:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kevy

      although i wasn’t an 80’s kid, i have to say cyndi lauper aswell!
      i love jem<3

      they're both truly outrageous ;)

      Oct 6, 2011 at 12:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Clara Jones

      Kylie Minogue and Tiffany…oh and Jem of course! Loved Jem and would be over the moon to win the dvds

      Oct 6, 2011 at 1:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Angel

      This is a no brainer…The Queen of Pop….Madonna!!!

      Oct 6, 2011 at 2:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Reece

      Definitely Cyndi Lauper for me. Ever since I was a little boy and heard “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” for the first time, I knew I was going to love her for life. And the fact that she has done so much for the LGBT community and helped homeless LGBT with her True Colors Foundation proves she’s more than a singer. She’s a role model and an inspiration.

      Oct 6, 2011 at 7:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sherry

      Debbie gibson! I always admired that she could write music and play the piano. She was a great influence.

      Oct 6, 2011 at 7:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bax

      You people are nuts. All those singers were good. But none of them were Jem good. Jem was the best of the 80s, bar none. Cyndi, Debbie and Tiffany all rock, but Jem is still #1 in my iTunes. I have every song and know all the lyrics. My phone alarm is set to wake me up to an extended version of Jem’s “Shangrila”… one of the best songs ever by any artist! I love it! I still sing all Jem, Misfits and Stingers songs to this day when i’m cruising down the street AND I’m not even gay. I just visited this site because by buddy D’sel sent me a link cause he knows about my Jem sickness. Shout out to D’sel! What up, brohan? It would be nice to win this… but I’m probably going to get online and preorder myself a copy anyway and lie about buying it “for my nieces.” So I don’t care if I lose. I can’t wait to see the last episode again when Bahne finds her dad, so I can cry like a 14-year-old girl, remembering the simplicity of the good ol’ days when cartoons didn’t suck and music was freakin awesome!

      Oct 6, 2011 at 11:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jonny

      Irene Cara

      Oct 6, 2011 at 11:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alex

      Madonna. I listened to her albums nearly every day as a kid, and have fond memories of dancing around the house to True Blue and Like a Prayer. I have many other favorite female singers, but no one comes close to Madonna.

      Oct 7, 2011 at 12:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vasiliy

      Mylene Farmer.

      Oct 7, 2011 at 5:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Patrick

      Pat Benatar of course

      Oct 7, 2011 at 1:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tshutt

      Dale Bozzio

      Oct 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anderson

      LITA FORD!

      Oct 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffrey

      Tiffany, hands down

      Oct 8, 2011 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard

      @Aubrey Haltom:

      I love you for “Debra Iyall.”

      Oct 8, 2011 at 3:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Karsh

      Vesta Williams

      Oct 8, 2011 at 6:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Megan



      Oct 8, 2011 at 11:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ted

      Debbie Harry of Blondie. Can’t get Classier than that!

      Oct 9, 2011 at 1:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hownice4you

      Erasure’s Andy Bell! Not technically a “female” but certainly a “girl”!

      Oct 11, 2011 at 4:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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