Toy maker Mattel has announced a deal with BTS to produce a series of dolls in the likeness of the hit Korean boy band.
Each member of the seven-member band – RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook – will get his own doll, styled after the looks from BTS’s record-breaking IDOL music video.
That clip became the most-viewed K-pop video on YouTube in the 24 hours after its release, hitting 45 million views upon its release in August.
The dolls will be the first in a series of products Mattel plans to launch in its deal with the band, with collectable figures and games also planned.
The first toys will launch in summer 2019.
BTS – which stands for Bangtan Sonyeondan or ‘Beyond the Scene’ – debuted in 2013 and have gained a huge fan following – known as the BTS Army – around the world. — AFP Relaxnews