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Some BTS Fans Aren’t Really Feeling Mattel’s Official BTS Dolls

Otter Lee March 27, 2019 April 16th, 2019

Every fandom finds itself divided at times, and in K-Pop debate can get especially intense. When toy-making titan Mattel, most famous for Barbie, announced a line of BTS dolls, the hype was real! Unfortunately, the shadowed images from this past winter may not have lived up to fans’ hopes and dreams.

In January, Mattel’s senior vice president Sejal Shah Miller declared “BTS is a pop-culture music phenomenon that transcends age, culture and language.”

Miller also added “Through this partnership, Mattel will offer a new way for millions across the world to engage with the band.”

Mattel’s revealing of the dolls on Twitter received tens of thousands of Favorites and Retweets on March 26th.

The unveiled V, Jungkook, Jimin, Jin, RM, Suga and J-Hope have triggered a wide array of responses on social media. Many netizens praised the amount of detail in the idols’ outfits. Reception to the boys’ facial features and hairstyles appears polarized in comparison.


Hundreds of fans commended the toy company on a mostly good job, but lamented what they saw as a mockery of the real BTS’ hairstyles.

Some fans even took matters into their own hands and tried their hand at properly editing the boys’ signature hairstyles.

Others questioned how the band’s management could let such a travesty happen to their image.

Others believe that the doll line should or will be supported by fans, even if they aren’t thrilled by some of the features. They think that true Army will have every incarnation of the boys’ backs.

At least one Twitter user doesn’t fault Mattel, however. They believe that BTS is true perfection, which could never be properly replicated.

Love ’em or hate ’em, the dolls are the talk of the town, and another testament to BTS’ worldwide success and recognition.


Via Time