Mattel, the maker of Barbie dolls, recently unveiled its new doll line up featuring South Korean boyband
Many believe that getting the toy treatment from the renowned doll manufacturer just made sense due to the KPop act’s skyrocketing global popularity.
BTS has recently been making its presence felt in the international music scene, performing at sold out concerts, breaking records and racking up awards from global charts such as Billboard. The seven-member boy band also recently made an appearance at the 2019 Grammy’s.
BTS fans, called ARMY, have been anticipating the arrival of the dolls since Mattel revealed their plans for making them back in January.
When the toy brand teased a photo showing the silhouettes of the dolls two weeks ago, fans got even more excited at the outfits being based on the “Idol” music video.
On Tuesday, Mattel finally unveiled images of the dolls and the reaction from members of the BTS ARMY soon flooded social media.
While many were happy to support their group, there were those who also criticized Mattel’s interpretation.
Some were disappointed with the general look of the dolls, noting how they all seem to have the exact same face.
Others pointed out how the dolls failed to capture the band members’ looks.
There were also those who compared Mattel’s line to other higher-end BTS inspired toys that resembled the boys more accurately.
Many, however, feel that BTS getting their Mattel dolls is an achievement in itself as it is a testament to the group’s immense global popularity.
Featured image via Instagram/Mattel