ARMY, prepare yourselves because a new wave of BTS merchandise is on its way.
Meet Ian MacDonald, the visual artist behind BTS' IDOL Fine Art Print for Sideshow Collectibles
Taking to Twitter on 2 February, American collectible manufacturer Sideshow, announced that it had inked a licensing deal with the South Korean group. Its tweet was accompanied by a teaser image featuring the recognisable silhouettes of the Grammy-nominated group's seven members — RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook.
Sideshow is thrilled to announce a brand-new collaboration with Global Superstars group BTS!— SideshowCollectibles (@collectsideshow) February 2, 2021
Be sure to visit https://t.co/HX9s8lq7um and RSVP to be notified as more information becomes available!@bts_bighit @bts_twt #BTS #sideshowxbts pic.twitter.com/i610ASUyxK
The collaboration will include ultra-detailed deluxe statues of the K-pop sensations, as depicted in the teaser image, a statue inspired by the BTS logo, and a number of fine art prints.
BTS: IDOL FINE ART PRINT
For the BTS: IDOL Fine Art Print, artist Ian MacDonald was inspired by the K-pop superstars' iconic live show in 2018. The print is available on both paper (starts at USD 45) and canvas (USD 350). Pre-order here.
BTS: DYNAMITE FINE ART SCREENPRINT
A collaboration between Sideshow, artist Tracie Ching, and print studio The Half and Half, this fine art screenprint is inspired by BTS' 'Dynamite' music video. This screen-printed illustration will be available for US$65 for a limited time. Order it here.
"THE COLOR OF LOVE" PREMIUM BTS LOGO STATUE
Measuring 7" tall and 4.5" wide, the "The Color of Love" fuses BTS' logo with that of ARMY. The initials "BTS" can be found on its black base. The statue is available for USD 45. Preorder it here.
"7 WITH YOU" PREMIUM BTS LOGO STATUE
The "7 With You" premium logo statue draws inspiration from the group's first seven years. It includes recongisable icons and designs from albums such as 2 COOL FOR SKOOL and MAP OF THE SOUL: 7. The statues is available for USD 55. Preorder it here.
BTS DYNAMITE SCREENPRINT
Created by artist Tracie Ching, the 'Dynamite'-inspired limited edition screenprint will be available for pre-order on 27 April, 11 AM KST (10 AM SGT/PHT). Find out more details here.
In a press statement, Sideshow shares:
BTS and their music are enjoyed by many of our artists and staff – so it was inspiring and rewarding for our team to work on these collectibles.
We are very excited to bring all of the intricacy, artistry, and attention to detail that Sideshow is known for, and to apply it to an exciting new range of licensed BTS products. We’re very proud of these new Fine Art Prints and Deluxe Statues, and we can’t wait to share them with the world!”
Since its inception, Sideshow has become a household name in the collectibles industry thanks to its highly detailed and realistic statues and figurines based on characters from films, comic books, video games, and TV shows.
More details about upcoming products will be revealed by Sideshow soon. In the meantime, fans can RSVP here to receive the latest updates about this exciting collaboration.
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