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!