What is BTS's Tiny TAN? Fans rejoice as Big Hit Entertainment launches adorable dolls based on the K-pop band
Earlier, the band members had dolls based on them such as BT21 and Mattel dolls but what's exciting this time is that the Tiny TAN dolls are a far more real version
South Korean entertainment company Big Hit Entertainment is launching 'Tiny TAN' characters inspired by the Korean boy band BTS aka Bangtan Sonyeondan. The band members had their figurative dolls made in the past such as BT21 and Mattel dolls but what’s exciting this time is that the Tiny TAN dolls are a lot more realistic.
Big Hit Entertainment reflected on the idea of turning BTS members into animated dolls stating, "Each of the BTS members have a distinct personality, and that allowed the creation of a highly perfected character called Tiny TAN that doesn’t come second to any famous character series. Like the message of hope and comfort that BTS delivers, Tiny TAN, the second self of BTS, will also visit fans in various forms as a healing content to support everyone’s dreams."
The Korean singing idols
BTS or Beyond the Scene' is a seven-member South Korean band under Big Hit Entertainment. They debuted in 2013 with their single album '2 Cool 4 Skool', which became the 65th bestselling album of South Korea Gaon album chart that ranks best songs and albums through a national chart. The band consisting of members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook has gained a steady following both domestically and internationally with their authentic music, social consciousness and stellar performances which have deemed them as global icons. Moreover, the group has been among the 25 most influential people as per Time Magazine’s 2018 listing while Forbes Korea Power celebrity named them as the most influential personalities in Korea. In 2019, they again featured in the top 100 influential personalities by Time magazine.
What is BTS' Tiny Tan?
It is exciting that members of a reputed band like BTS will now have their animated versions in the form of dolls named Tiny TAN. The looks of these dolls have been upgraded to match the real BTS stars and it will reflect the characteristics of each member. They will profess the philanthropic message of good influence, empathy and healing that the band heralds through its performances.
Announcing the launch of the dolls, Tiny TAN's official Twitter account captioned a photo of the dolls with, "The magic door will open." The dolls sure seem surreal as is evident from an adorable video that Tiny TAN’s official Twitter handle shared on August 8. The video shows dolls of all the seven band members dancing to their famous track 'MIC Drop' with their unique group dance and the intricately designed facial expressions show a striking resemblance with the real characters. Fans are definitely longing to see these animated dolls. This is evident from the amazing response the video has got on social media since it dropped.
The agency producing the dolls plans to introduce Tiny Tan in various forms including figures, media content and other merchandise. The global fan commerce platform Weverse Shop will be unveiling Tiny Tan-themed merchandise and will release a sequel containing new stories within a year.
Fans are loving the cuteness
Fans have been over the moon since the news of their music idols getting transformed into dolls dropped. They are drooling over the tiny characters that feature in the official teaser video. It seems like fans are ready to shell a whopping sum of money for these cute Tiny TANS the moment they arrive in the market. In fact, many fans are now demanding a cartoon series based on BTS characters. "Okay you TinyTan needs to stop being so cute," wrote one fan.
Okay you TinyTan needs to stop being soooo cute 😍@BTS_twt— MC Luv Blue ⁷ (@Blueheart_mc) August 4, 2020
"THEY'RE COMING FOR B.L.O.O.D. BT21 BETTER WATCH OUT!!” wrote another fan.
THEY'RE COMINGG FOR B.L.O.O.D. BT21 BETTER WATCH OUT!! pic.twitter.com/WJalLEhPCv— Joe⁷ (@ughkkay) August 4, 2020
It looks like fans can't keep calm. “I’m crying their fingers, LOOK AT THEIR LIDDOL FINGERS,” wrote another.
I’m cryinggg their fingers,, LOOK AT THEIR LIDDOL FINGERS— 𝚌𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚢 ♡⁷ (@bestforbangtan) August 4, 2020
“Well for this moment we have not only BT21 but a Tiny TAN too. We're gonna spend our money not only for BTS and BT21but Tiny TAN too. Well big hit you are the owner of our bank accounts. BTW look at them they're so cute," wrote one.
Well for this moment we have not only bangtan bts21 n now a tinytan 😄😄😍we gonna spend our money not only for bts n bt21 merch n tinytan too well bighit u r owner of our bank accounts 😳 btw look at them they r soooo cuuuute 🎶🎶 pic.twitter.com/fjxmWFPYpK— AnpanKeshon (@anpankeshon) August 4, 2020
Some fans are saying that after the dolls, they would love to see a cartoon show made on BTS. "Why can't you guys make this like a cartoon series instead of just merch like BT21? Like I would love to watch that cartoon. Yeah, but you still need to work on stereotypes. Carry out actual research on the characteristics of members, not from youtube videos.”
Why can't you guys make this like a cartoon series instead of just merch like bt21? Like I would love to watch that cartoon. 💜😍 Yeah, but you still need to work on stereotypes. 🙂 Carry out an actual research on the characteristics of members, not from youtube videos. #TinyTAN— ₁₀₄Namrah⁷ (@loveyourself_nz) August 4, 2020