The Min Yoon-gi celebrity doll depicts him at 26 years old as SUGA, a member of the South Korean pop group BTS managed under Big Hit Entertainment. SUGA is a rapper and songwriter/producer. He also known by the name Agust D. in his solo artist pursuits. The doll was released by Mattel in September 2019 and is one of seven in BTS Prestige collection styled after their LOVE YOURSELF çµ Version S album jacket photos. The deluxe dolls were release in black boxes at a retail price of $50.00.
The 2019 Mattel Prestige BTS dolls star in a reenactment of the BTS Episode of the LOVE YOURSELF 結 album jacket photo shoot. Mattel made celebrity dolls with the Version S outfits worn for the Love Yourself: Answer album photos as seen in the red box section of their photo shoot episode.
- RM – Kim Nam-joon – Prestige doll, IDOL doll
- Jin – Kim Seok-jin – Prestige doll, IDOL doll
- SUGA – Min Yoon-gi – Prestige doll, IDOL doll
- j-hope – Jung Ho-seok – Prestige doll, IDOL doll
- Jimin – Park Ji-min – Prestige doll, IDOL doll
- V – Kim Tae-hyung – Prestige doll, IDOL doll
- JungKook – Jeon Jung-kook – Prestige doll, IDOL doll
BTS was founded in 2013 and has made it to the top of the charts in the US and UK as well as in Asia. BTS is short for Bangtan Sonyeondan which translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts” and informally as Bangtan Boys. The entire set of both the IDOL and Prestige dolls is represented in the Celebrity Doll Museum.
The SUGA doll’s S version outfit reflects his love of butterflies. The top is a puffy sleeved white blouse (think Seinfeld puffy shirt) with cuffed sleeves with black trim and white lace. The collar is upright and the front has tiny crystal buttons down the front with snaps underneath to remove the shirt. Over the shirt is a tulle black striped bib with a ruffled collar that has a slit in the back to pull it over the head for removal.
The pants are black with shimmering machine embroidered butterflies, dragonflies, and bugs in the material. A silver stripe runs down the outside of the legs and the front fly has a snap and real front pockets. The black plastic shoes are decorated with a gold paint design.
No socks under the shoes and skin toned underwear is molded into the body. The left hand is molded into a peace sign gesture.
The dark eyes and light pink lips are painted through some kind of textured dot matrix printing, The two toned brown rooted hair is well styled and sprayed with product to hold it in place. The doll’s head is stamped with ©2019 MATTEL at the neckline.
The 11 point articulation is somewhat limited for dance poses. Head rotates and tilts slightly down but doesn’t go up. The body/waist is fixed, the shoulders rotate around but hit a stop and must be reversed to position. The hips articulate only forward and back but not side to side. Knees, elbows, ankles, and wrists bend and twist. The ankles rotate in all directions which makes it easier to balance and stand the doll. The doll has extra long lower legs.
The SUGA doll comes in solid black box with silver BTS motif. The back has a photo of the K-pop group from the Love Yourself album jacket photo shoot. Included is a black stand with a grab the thigh clear pole.
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Here is a Youtube video of the original BTS Photo Shoot Episode of the photo shoot where the group is wearing the Version S outfits replicated in the Prestige collection. It (https://youtu.be/JdLOuSLhuxc?t=77) begins at the 1:17 mark.
Here are the Prestige BTS dolls performing the same photo shoot.