Hot Topic Launches New Merchandise Collection With BTS-Inspired BT21: Exclusive

Just in time for the holidays, snag a new T-shirt or hoodie featuring the adorable cast of K-pop-inspired characters.

From store sellouts around the world to their own Facebook Messenger stickers, the BTS-created line of BT21 characters has been a massive success. Now, the LINE FRIENDS collaboration is unveiling its latest present to fans just in time for the holidays.

Billboard is happy to reveal that Hot Topic -- the go-to apparel store for all things alternative and pop-culture fandom -- will release a new, exclusive collection of BT21 tees and hoodies today (Nov. 28). The 13-piece assortment comes to Hot Topic stores and online, featuring bright T-shirts with the individual BT21 characters faces in their coordinating colors, sweatshirts with the cartoons decorating the sleeve and more.

As BTS' dedicated ARMY fandom knows, the BT21 characters and accompanying personalities were imagined by the BTS members featuring Tata (the character inspired by BTS singer V), Koya (inspired by RM), Chimmy (Jimin), Mang (J-Hope), RJ (Jin), Shooky (Suga), Cooky (Jungkook) and their space robot Van (said to represent the group and ARMY).

The new batch of Hot Topic apparel joins the previously revealed BT21 merch including plushies, headbands, key chains, sleep masks, and more. Collaborations with both Converse and Reebok were also recently announced earlier this year too.

See some of the new items below. Check out the full range of new items over at Hot Topic now.


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