BTS is dropping a series of clues, and their detective fans are on the case!
On February 21, @bighit_merch (BTS’s official Twitter for merchandise) began posting fleets of hints from the members about a mysterious new product. RM drew an angular cartoon with glasses…
…and Jungkook drew a robot that wouldn’t look out of place in a science fiction anime.
Jimin described the product as a “collection of memories”, while Suga called it, “a refreshing memory.”
After piecing together the clues, fans now believe they have the answer: a stereoscope. Stereoscopes, also called slide viewers, allow viewers to look at high quality 3D photographs of nature, animals, and more on discs of slides.
View-Masters like this one were popular in the 1990s and early 2000s, but they have been around for decades. The original View-Master was invented and manufactured by Sawyer’s Photo Services in 1939 in the US.
In 2020, Big Hit Entertainment applied for a stereoscope design patent, which was approved this year.
At midnight on February 23 (KST), Big Hit Entertainment confirmed ARMY’s guesswork by announcing the “BTS Official Film Viewer”. What memories will BTS share with ARMY? We’ll just have to wait and see!
— BIGHIT OFFICIAL MERCH (@bighit_merch) February 22, 2021