BTS Fans Will Have To Wait for V and Jungkook Mini Dolls, Here's Why

Fans of international Korean pop sensation BTS will be able to purchase figurines in the likeness of each band member starting November 11—all except singers V and Jungkook, that is.

On Tuesday, Mattel unveiled its collection of made-for-desktop figurines inspired by the group's 2018 music video for the song "IDOL."

"Because who doesn't love tiny surprises?!?" the toy manufacturer wrote on the its official Twitter account, captioning a video revealing dolls for all seven members of the boy group: RM, V, Jimin, Suga, Jin, J-Hope and Jungkook. "Show your love for BTS by collecting all 7 #BTS Mini Dolls, coming soon globally," the tweet read.

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Mattel's mini dolls in the likeness of all seven members of popular k-pop group BTS. Mattel

However, completists wishing to nab all seven of the dolls may have to wait an extra week in order to score a full set. According to K-pop news site allkpop, Mattel is delaying the release of V and Jungkook's dolls—initially scheduled to come out with the others on November 11—due to high demand. The outlet went on to report that the miniature the Jungkook doll will join its BTS brothers in the stock of retailers including Target, newly reopened Toys "R" Us stores and Amazon, starting November 18. V, the number one seller across multiple sites according to allkpop, will debut November 19.

Disappointed fans have since taken to Twitter, particularly disturbed with what appears to be a markup in the most popular dolls' sale price on Amazon, where they are currently available for pre-order.

"Why is Jungkook's mini doll will be released late and not the same as the other members dolls?" wrote one user. "And why the cost went up from 9.99 to 17.99 USD? Care to explain? Thank you."

"Bruh the dolls are alrdy sold out on amazon AND they raised the price for," tweeted another.

Others attributed the turn of events as a testament to the singer's "impressive selling power."

As of Thursday afternoon, the price for Jungkook, Jimin and V figurines in Amazon's U.S. store was listed at $24.99, while J-Hope's likeness could be pre-ordered for $21.99. Jin, RM, and Suga were not available. The price for every member of the band is $9.99 on Mattel's website.

As Billboard noted, the three-inch dolls are the second offering to come out of a collaboration between BTS and Mattel. Earlier this year, the children's toy company announced a multi-category global licensing agreement with the boy band, introducing other "IDOL"-inspired dolls in the style of Barbie and Ken.

"BTS is a pop-culture music phenomenon that transcends age, culture and language, and through this partnership Mattel will offer a new way for millions across the world to engage with the band," said Sejal Shah Miller, a senior vice president at Mattel, in a statement back in January. "Partnering with established franchises that have global appeal is a cornerstone of our strategy and given our creative expertise, we are perfectly suited to create products celebrating BTS."

Correction: Earlier reporting for this story indicated that the Jungkook mini doll was the best selling of the set. In actuality, the V mini doll appears to be the top seller as of October 25.

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