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Barbie-maker unveils BTS Dolls, gets mixed reactions from fans

Krissy Aguilar

Inquirer.net/Asia News Network

 /  Wed, March 27, 2019  /  07:00 pm
Barbie-maker unveils BTS Dolls, gets mixed reactions from fans

The seven figurines are reportedly set to go on sale in September. (Mattel/File)

An American toy manufacturer known for its Barbie dolls has unveiled a collection of BTS dolls.

But the Korean boy band’s fans, collectively called ARMY, had mix reactions on the group’s miniature effigies.

In its official Twitter account on Tuesday, Mattel gave a first look of the BTS dolls dressed up in colorful suites they wore in music video “IDOL.”

“MIC Drop, ARMY! For the first time ever, we’re thrilled to show you the line of #BTSxMattel fashion dolls! Take a look at V, SUGA, Jin, Jung Kook, RM, Jimin and j-hope as dolls inspired by the Idol music video!” Mattel wrote in its tweet.

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The seven figurines are reportedly set to go on sale in September.

While some fans were ecstatic to see the dolls, some were left a little underwhelmed with its appearance.

“Thank you for bringing this project to life! We are so proud of @BTS_twt and look forward to seeing them on store shelves!! #BTSDollsOfficial #BTSxMattel,” one fan wrote.

Another fan praised how the clothes were on point, but pointed out how the dolls’ hair can still be improved.

“The dolls are beautiful, the clothes are well made and matched. The detail of their facial structure is also nice,” the fan said. “The only improvement that could be made are their hair. Just tweaks here and there. The rest seems fine.”

One fan also expressed dissatisfaction with the dolls’ hair, but praised the toy company for the faces’ details. 

“They actually look alike. Mattel did a very good job on the faces in my opinion. The facer are very detailed im impressed. But, honestly the HAIR… They ruined it with the hair,” the fan said.

The famous toy manufacturer first announced its collaboration with BTS in January 2019. 

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