By The Jakarta Post
Asia News Network
Fans of K-pop phenomenon BTS, known as the Army, will soon be able to get their hands on official dolls of band members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook.
At the recent Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, United States-based toy maker Mattel announced that it would soon release BTS dolls, which the company on Monday also shared on Twitter.
"We signed a multi-category license contract with BTS agency, Big Hit Entertainment, and we plan to create things like dolls, collection figures, toys, games and role-playing accessories," Mattel said in a statement, as quoted by Kompas.com.
The collection will be released mid-year."The dolls are made based on the clothes that BTS wore on the 'Idol' music video," the toy company added.
Mattel vice president Sejal Shah Miller said BTS was a cultural phenomenon that surpassed any age, culture and language barriers.
"Through this collaboration, we hope to create a new way for people around the world to connect with BTS," Miller said.
Previously, BTS collaborated with LINE Friends to create characters such as Koya, RJ, Tata, Cooky, Shooky, Mang and Chimmy.