Get ready. K-pop sensation BTS have cemented their place in the industry by releasing a doll range! With BTS’ success these past few years, it’s no surprise. The group have teamed up with Mattel, the toy company behind Barbie, to bring you BTS dolls, collectible figures, games, and more.
Mattel’s SVP & Global Brand GM explained how it came about,
“BTS is a pop-culture music phenomenon that transcends age, culture and language, and through this partnership, Mattel will offer a new way for millions across the world to engage with the band.”
Here’s all you need to know about the range:
When will they be available?
September 1st, 2019
Where can we get them?
They’ll be available in all retailers globally – ugh yes no crazy shipping costs that’d cost us an arm and leg.
They have so many looks.. what outfits can we expect?
Their dolls clothing style will be inspired by the IDOL music video that was released last August. The video garnered 45 million views in its first 24 hours and has almost 405 mil views right now.
Last month the IDOL outfits worn were displayed at the 116th American International Toy Fair
.@Mattel K-Pop #BTS outfits are on display at the at 116th American International Toy Fair #TFNY @ToyFairNY at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in NYC on Feb. 16, 2019. Photo by John Angelillo for @UPI. pic.twitter.com/1uGKPKQEp6
— UPI Photos (@UPIPhotos) February 17, 2019
How accurate are they exactly…? we know wax figures and figurines don’t always go exactly to plan…
Mattel shared this snap of RM’s dimple. DIMPLE.
— Mattel (@Mattel) March 19, 2019
It does help though that all members are clean-cut and have flawless skin as it is. Earlier this week, we tweeted our frustration and the BTS army were right behind us.
i would giveaway my first-born child for BTS to leak their skincare regime
— Don't Bore Us (@DontBoreUs) March 14, 2019
BTS decided to further show us how they’d look as dolls by performing “Fake Love” as Marionette dolls at the 33rd Golden Disc Awards. They also won all awards they were nominated for, but are we surprised?
— 방탄 ☆ content video info (@BTScontentvideo) January 6, 2019
Other doll details?
The dolls are capable of multiple poses – all hands, arms, legs and feet can move.
They’re 11.5 inches in height.
What’s the price like?
Each doll is $20 AUD, so if you were to buy all 7 members, it’d total to $140 (Ouch). It miiiiight take a while to collect.
How do we keep up to date?
You can follow Mattel on their socials, and the official hashtag is #BTSDollsOfficial.
Are you a fan of the style chosen? Which member would you buy first?
Finally, BTS’ new album ‘Map of the Soul: Persona’ drops on April 12, so that’s one major thing to look forward to before the dolls release in September.