BTS, Twice, EXO, Black Pink…K-pop groups have very quickly become a global phenomenon! These Korean groups with their dance-able tunes and cute members have millions of fans not just in Asia, but in America, Africa and even Bosnia and Herzegovina. And their fans are not just regular fans, they are rabid fans…the kind who are willing to spend big bucks just to get concert tickets and would break their piggy banks to buy whatever merch thrown their way.
Because of this, we see many K-pop merch and K-pop vinyl records wherever we go and they’re getting crazier and crazier. Most of them are quite useless but I guess that’s the charm of merch, the more useless the better!
Check out these weird but awesome k-pop merch items ever made:
Light some fire to celebrate Shawol’s burning love for SHINee. Looks too pretty to use, though!
This “EXO-flavored” milk
EXO has ramen and coffee, so why not milk?
EXO logo ice cube tray
EXO ice cubes for your EXO coffee or EXO milk to complete the EXO food experience.
Red Velvet Fish Sticks
You know, just in case you want something to nibble on while checking their dance moves.
TWICE Jeongyeon clothes hanger
Again, because why not? You need it!
BTS Hand Cream
This is actually cute. I hope it can make my skin as soft as their faces!
BTOB’s body pillow
If you can’t own them, at least you can hug them.
Taemin (SHINee) shower curtain
Shinee looking all emo while you take a bath? Sign me up!
Kpop Keyboard stickers
Turns out you don’t have to get on your computer to see your favorite K-Celebs, at least not if you’ve got these keyboard stickers.
K-Pop coat hangers
You can actually dress up your favorite K-pop stars with these hangers.
Or dress up yourself with these K-pop stars. This BTS skirt creams crazy fan!
EXO glow-in-the-dark Sneakers
Perfect pair to have during concerts.
Why??? But it exists! Only superfans understand.
Kpop Rubric’s Cube
A great gift for the puzzle nerds out there.
‘BTS Class 17
Mini locker merch set containing stickers, DVD, stationery, and many other goodies.
These kpop merch items are totally useless and totally cheeky but that’s exactly what makes these merch totally having. Give it to a K-pop fan and you’d make her laugh hard at how absurd it is then squal at how crazy and unique it is. I mean, just look at the BTS pillow and skirt!
James Hill is a veteran of the music industry. He first worked at Warner Reprise Records then later joined Interscope/ Geffen Records where he managed producers and songwriters and got his first platinum record for Keyshia Cole’s The Way It Is. He is now helping indie artists with branding and manufacturing through his company Unified Manufacturing, a CD/DVD/vinyl and merch company in LA.