BTS娃娃即將「出道」,你準備好了嗎?| Are you ready for BTS dolls?

NEW YORK (AP) — The trappings of success continue to arrive for K-pop sensation BTS, the latest a contract with the toy company Mattel which secured rights to produce dolls of the boy band.

韓國偶像團體BTS成功連連,近日與以生產芭比娃娃而聞名世界的美國玩具公司 Mattel簽訂合約,將發行屬於BTS自己的專屬玩偶。

And Mattel is not beyond riding those K-pop coattails. Shares of Mattel Inc. spiked almost 9 percent Monday, a day after the toymaker announced a global licensing agreement that also includes collectible figures and games.

Mattel不僅和BTS成功談成合約,也計畫發行BTS的收藏用公仔和周邊遊戲,在消息一出的隔天股價就急速上漲將近百分之九。

The South Korean boy band, made up of members RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook, last year became the first Korean pop group to reach No. 1 on the Billboard top 200.

BTS由RM、Jin、SUGA、j-hope、Jimin、V、Jung Kook七名成員組成,並於去年登上美國告示牌「Billboard 200」冠軍,成為唯一於「Billboard 200」奪冠的韓國歌手。

BTS is an acronym of Bangtan Sonyeondan or “Beyond the Scene.” The band debuted in June 2013.

BTS是Bangtan Sonyeondan「防彈少年團」的縮寫,或是「Beyond the Scene」,團體於2013年6月正式出道。

Translated by Nora Chang | 美聯社紐約報導