Official Licensed BT21 Merchandise in Collaboration with BTS
BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed in Seoul in 2013.
BTS join LINE Friends' Creators initiative
The BT21 characters were born back in late September 2017, when BTS joined LINE Friends’ Creators initiative, a project where the brand work with global artists on characters and product ideas. The boys spent a day sketching character ideas at a LINE Friends store, and a team of designers then helped turn rough sketches into more defined characters. There are eight characters in total: Tata, Mang, Chimmy, RJ, Koya, Cooky, Shooky, and Van. Each character reflects the members of BTS in different ways.