Mattel Contract One More Sign K-Pop Here to Stay - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Mattel Contract One More Sign K-Pop Here to Stay

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Things to Do In and Around Philly This Weekend: Dec. 7-9<br />
    AP
    Members of South Korean K-Pop music band BTS pose for photos on the red carpet of the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) in Hong Kong.

    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.

    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.

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

    'Tonight': Rachel Brosnahan Still Plays 'Pokemon Go'

    [NATL] 'Tonight': Rachel Brosnahan Still Plays 'Pokemon Go'

    "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" actress Rachel Brosnahan talks about being nervous to host "Saturday Night Live," adding new awards to her "toilet shelf" and her and her husband's obsession with "Pokemon Go."

    (Published Friday, Jan. 18, 2019)