US toymaker Mattel has been teasing its collaboration with BTS for a while now, after it has been initially announced in January of 2019.
The dolls were revealed a couple of days ago, however, BTS’s fandom ARMY have split opinions on the final products.
Some ARMY absolutely loved it, others felt neutral and there was a portion that had issues with the design.
Many fans expressed their disappointment with the dolls through memes on Twitter. The most talked about point by some ARMY was the design of the dolls hair; they did commend the overall outfit design as well as the facial expressions. However, it looked like the hair required a little more work according to some ARMY.
Still, the fandom asked those who critiqued the dolls not to be too harsh and draw comparisons to BTS figurines. Some ARMY say the dolls cost around $20 and aren’t going to be perfect and thus shouldn’t be heavily criticized.
Here are some of ARMY tweets:
SK telecom really did a better job than Mattel. I’m disappointed pic.twitter.com/znDdSrW6CS
— yoongles persona (@meanyoongi0309) March 26, 2019
BTS @ Mattel rn pic.twitter.com/MUphdQvFLp
— exams (@_elmaria_jin) March 26, 2019
Me in front of Mattel HQ to find whoever cut the bts dolls hair pic.twitter.com/TBHPw1vkSU
— tenderman joon (@postmiaeliza) March 26, 2019
Mattel: Yall like the new dolls?!??!!
BTS & Army: pic.twitter.com/8v5SNLUw8b
— lindsey, jins lesbian primo (@jingakusei) March 26, 2019
Why does the Seokjin mattel doll look like that one dude who did ps to look like Jimin Im- pic.twitter.com/eqyp3H7Y7V
— chimmy | PERSONA (@EthereaIMin) March 26, 2019
Mattel : launches * Bts dolls *
Armys : pic.twitter.com/1LT14NPCuj
— BTS j-73 ♡ (@taesbluehair) March 26, 2019
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 reuined it with the hair. pic.twitter.com/zvfT2PuYCE
— Yani (@Bklaht_Yani) March 26, 2019
Mattel revealing the bts dolls.
— ℙཞơʂɛℕ (@dem_jivocals) March 26, 2019
me when i saw bts’s dolls: (•﹏•) #BTS pic.twitter.com/WAJJ0jcPyS
— Taetae’s Serendipity♡ (@TaetaesSerendi1) March 26, 2019
What do you think of the dolls? Do you love them or hate them?