Anyway, like any self-respecting doll line of the era, Jem had a car. And like most of Jem's stuff, it came in eye-peeling clashing neon colors. Go ahead and take a moment to appreciate the amazing atrociousness of the original colors at the Jem Wikia for a moment. It is an experience you have to have lived through the 80s to fully appreciate.
At any rate, on a recent thrift store crawl, I noticed the telltale curves of this car sticking out of a donation box.
|Instead of a rave, this color combo looks straight out of Rose Petal Place.|
|HOW are all these stickers still hanging in there?|
So- the problem is this: I have no idea what to do with this thing. I absolutely could NOT leave it behind at the shop at the price they gave me (and believe me, I pulled it up on ebay and tried to convince them to rethink that price), so here I am with this car. The "chrome" finish is coming off in a few places, and the plastic is scratched in some others. The idea of repainting it is somewhat appealing, but that hot pink windshield is really cramping the style of my preferred color combinations. (Some hot rod red, black and gold would look amazing on this body style, wouldn't it?)
|Apologies for the messy hair, open-air car testing is windy work!|