The American toy manufacturer announced it would be working with the South Korean group earlier this year and recently took to social media to begin teasing the upcoming set of figurines. On Monday, the company shared a photo showing the silhouettes of the seven dolls, tweeting, “No more dreaming. Something big’s coming…”
— Mattel (@Mattel) March 18, 2019
Each day since, Mattel shared close-up photos of one doll. First on Tuesday, the company shared a shot of a dimple that fans were quick to recognize as being that of RM.
— Mattel (@Mattel) March 19, 2019
On Wednesday (March 20), Mattel uploaded a picture of a shoulder showing an outfit that fans have matched to the one worn by Jin in the group’s “IDOL” music video.
— Mattel (@Mattel) March 20, 2019
In an interview with GeekSpin, Mattel revealed they’ll be 11.5-inch fashion dolls with 11 points of articulation, and each will cost around $20. They’ll be released on Sept. 1, according to the video, and will also be featured on a special set of the card game UNO, which features a special, BTS-inspired rule.