When Mattel first announced they would be creating a line of BTS dolls, ARMY couldn’t wait to see them especially when they caught glimpses of the teasers the toy company kept hinting at. A few days ago, however, fans caught the first full glimpse of all of the members…
And the reveal left many with mixed feelings. Some fans liked Mattel’s work, others weren’t so impressed, but among all the opinions someone noticed that RM‘s doll looked a lot like another idol and now nobody can unsee it.
Shortly after the big reveal on all the dolls, someone made the suggestion that RM’s doll didn’t really look like him, it looked more like EXO‘s Lay. Although no one knows who the first person to make the suggestion was, many netizens can’t help but agree.
After all, Lay is also known for his dimple too and he’s even rocked hairstyles similar to RM’s doll in the past!
The comparison between Lay and the doll became even clearer when people put photos of the two side by side…
Why does the Namjoon doll look more like Yixing than Joon pic.twitter.com/rwIBX8twK6
— Jessica Trinh (@JessicaTrinh14) March 27, 2019
IDC what y'all say but namjoon's doll is literally Zhang Yixing (Lay) lmfao pic.twitter.com/O2jM0glj0n
— Patty🤗/Gashina💃🏼📍 (@lixscereal) March 26, 2019
And once netizens noticed, they couldn’t unsee it! Fans have been having a wide range of reactions to the news that RM’s doll looks just like Lay. Some are still having their minds blown…
THE JOON DOLL FR LOOK LIKE YIXING THE DIMPLE AND ALL
— A CELEBRATION OF IRENE (@yeolwoos) March 26, 2019
Someone said the Joon doll looks like Yixing(from EXO) and I can’t unsee it now pic.twitter.com/s880LdlyuN
— Moonchild// Andrea (@rmmoonchild17) March 26, 2019
Others wished it looked more like RM…
first namjoon lookin like yixing and now this does mattel want the sm collab next or what https://t.co/FDREcc0XGh
— rae | #clé1_miroh (@strayiens) March 27, 2019
its so weird because namjoon doesnt look like yixing irl or am i blind? and im still annoyed at the skin tone…. 😶
— 🔪💔 (@keephobi) March 27, 2019
While some fans thought this it’s great as it might mean EXO-Ls would want to buy the dolls too, especially since the EXO dolls already in existence didn’t even get a vote of approval from the members of EXO themselves.
At least ppl can get 2 for 1 basically 😂 RM & Yixing lmaoo
— Paola 🌻 (@HoneyJooheony) March 26, 2019
While the comparison has been getting plenty of mixed reactions too, Mattel may still change the designs before their official release later this year.