K-Pop figures IU, SNSD and T-ara met their cuddly teddy bear counterparts at the 2011 Seoul Doll Fair. IU and SNSD visited Korea’s biggest doll exhibit on December 28, while T-ara dropped in on Christmas Day, December 25.
IU, nicknamed the “nation’s little sister,” was impressed at the teddy bear that was modeled after her. “She’s wearing long hair, and this does look like my clothes,” she said. “I’m surprised that this is how I appear like as a doll. We look the same. I feel a little wonder at it.”
Meanwhile, SNSD’s Taeyeon, Yoona and Seohyun were presented teddy bears that take after their appearances during their promotions of “Genie,” including the iconic white military cap and jacket, hot pants and high-heeled pumps.
T-ara also posed with not only their doll counterparts, but with the various other cuddly toys they found interesting during their visit.
The idol-dolls are reportedly popular among visitors, and children would take the time to take photographs with some of their favorites. The doll-makers were also delighted to have met the idols, on whom they modeled their creations after, in person.
The Seoul Doll Fair, now on its fourth year, features not only dolls modeled after celebrities, but the “2011 Hot Issue Doll Look,” a variety of themes, as well as the world’s largest and most elaborate moving marionette. Interesting finds are doll figures of world celebrities like Apple founder Steve Jobs.
The Seoul Doll Fair opened at the Seoul COEX Hall A on December 23 and will run through to January 2.