1984 Michael Jackson - Thriller

In 1984 the American toy company LJN Toys produced a series of four Michael Jackson 12” poseable dolls under the name of ‘Superstar of the 80s’. Each doll wears an outfit taken from one of Jackson’s most famous performances or music videos: Thriller, Beat It, the 1984 Grammy Awards and the 1984 American Music Awards. In addition, a number of separate outfits were available to purchase – Motown, Billie Jean and Human Nature. The Thriller doll measures 12” tall, and comes dressed in the outfit worn by Jackson in the music video for his 1984 single Thriller – a red jacket with clack trim and a pair of red trousers. The doll also wears a glittering ‘magic’ glove on its left hand, a pair of black sunglasses, carries a small plastic microphone and was supplied with a plastic posing stand. The Thriller outfit was also available to buy separately.