A Closer Look at Mattel’s BTS Dolls

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting excited about the release of Mattel’s BTS line. While I don’t follow the band, the prototype dolls are looking pretty cool! This seven member boy band from South Korea is all the rage in their home country and beyond. Members RM, Jin, Jimin, J-Hope, Jung Kook, SUGA and V were brought to life by Mattel in the form of 11 inch dolls with rooted hair and 11 points of articulation. This first wave features the band members wearing suits inspired by the iconic fashion from their “Idol” music video (embedded below).

From left to right, we have V, SUGA, Jin, Jung Kook, RM, Jimin and J-Hope. I think my favorite is RM. SUGA, Jimin and J-Hope are tempting, too. RM’s doll has a cute face. I love his dimple! His doll reminds me of some of my favorite k-drama leads.  Regarding the face molds, I like how they all have a bit of uniqueness to them in the way the chins, eyes and mouths are done. I also love that Mattel went with rooted hair for these guys. Now, let’s just keep our fingers crossed the hairstyles look like they do below on the dolls shipped to stores!

If Mattel continues on releasing dolls based on Korean bands and actors, here’s a few I’d love to see: So Ji Sub (though he’d have to be on a manlier body), Rain, Lee Jong-Suk and Kong Hyo-Jin (my favorite k-drama actress). I love it when Mattel does dolls on international properties, because it always introduces me to something new. Plus, it adds much needed variety to the doll shelves.

Will you be picking the BTS dolls up when they’re released this summer? What celebrity dolls would you like to see Mattel do next? Let us know in the comment area!

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4 thoughts on “A Closer Look at Mattel’s BTS Dolls

  1. Thanks for the closer look! I wasn’t especially interested before because I’m lame and had no idea who they were but the dolls look great, I love the articulation, and I also appreciate the rooted hair. I might need one or two of these when they’re released, depending on how expensive they are.

    Also, I was surprised at how slim they are, even though it makes sense. I wonder if they’re using Barbie arms, for example? Either way, it’s fine, but I’m hoping this means we’ll have some upcoming Made-to-Move Ken bodies! Also, also, have you heard of the Fresh Dolls? They’re a wonderful line with diverse skin-tones and hair types and they’ve got male dolls with articulation but those are currently only available on their official site, not on Amazon or Walmart’s websites, for example. Target used to carry the first wave of female dolls but now I think only Walmart does.

    1. I’m very interested to see what the BTS body looks like in person compared to other dolls. Why Mattel hasn’t made a Made To Move Ken is beyond me. I’d love that, too!

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