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In Focus: 7 Types of K-Pop Merch Every Fan Should Have in Their Collection

In Focus: 7 Types of K-Pop Merch Every Fan Should Have in Their Collection

 

As much as K-pop is all about the remarkable music it provides us, there's another thing that makes being a K-pop fan even more exciting, which is collecting K-pop merchandise! While some might think it's a waste of money, it's a beacon of joy for die-hard fans, and we're sure that you agree.

From official albums to cute dolls, there is an endless amount of merchandise any K-pop fan could have, but there are certainly must-haves! Here's a roundup of the items that will make your collection complete once you have all of it! 

1. Albums

It's already a given fact that every K-pop fan should have their favorite group's physical albums because you're not only able to listen to your favorite idols' songs and flip over the exclusive photo books that come along with it, you're also helping them reach the sales they need to be number one on the physical charts! It's technically a win-win situation for both of you.

 
 
 
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2. Official Lightstick

One of the things that makes K-pop fandoms different from the other music fandoms is the fact that they have this one essential and official item that they use in their favorite group's concert which is the lightstick. Perfectly designed according to the group's aesthetics, the official lightstick is used in concerts and fan gatherings that will make every event brighter and more colorful! 

 
 
 
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3. Photocards

When it comes to collectibles, photo cards are a must-have! It's like trading cards, but it features your favorite idol's official selfie or album photo. You'll be able to get it from albums, concerts, or events held by fansites. Fingers crossed that you get your bias!

 
 
 
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4. Clothing Items

If you're looking for merch that's not for display purposes only, then try your favorite group's wearable ones! Most idol groups release apparel like shirts, jackets, sweaters, and even bucket hats that you can rock anywhere you go to show support on the daily! 

 
 
 
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5. Posters

Of course, you would want your room to be decorated by your favorite faces, right? Whether it's official or unofficial, as long as it features your favorite group, it's enough to be a part of your collection and your house decor!

 
 
 
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6. Dolls

Whether you display them in a shelf or keep them with you in bed, dolls are certainly an adorable way to have your favorite idol with you all the time. Plus, you can even dress them in a custom way! There are K-pop stores that sell doll clothes and accessories to match your idol's personality, so it's a merch you'll regret not having. 

 
 
 
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7. Cheering slogans

One of the best ways to proudly show everyone how much you love and support your faves during a concert (other than screaming your lungs out) is through cheering slogans. While some groups have official one, most of these are made by fanbases or concert organizers. You can also buy your own from stores. Regardless of how you acquired them, it's also a keepsake that will make you remember the best night of your life!

 
 
 
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K-pop has always been something that brings joy for most of us, and merchandise is only a plus. Whether it's big or small, these fans collect K-pop merch because it completes the whole fan experience and allows them to support their faves further. For us, that's enough reason save up for more! 

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