K-Pop Fans Compare The Lightstick Designs For IVE, LE SSERAFIM, NMIXX, & NewJeans
At this point in their careers, rookie K-Pop groups such as IVE, LE SSERAFIM, NMIXX, and NewJeans are starting to have more solid branding and marketing to help develop their personal identities. An exciting part of this process is seeing what an artist’s lightstick design will look like!
While some lightsticks end up being globe-shaped with various details inside or around it, some have more creative shapes to match a certain concept or aesthetic.
Recently, the topic of the above four K-Pop fourth generation girl group’s lightstick designs was brought up on an online public forum. Each of them have unique designs that have been met with more or less enthusiasm from their fans, often dependent on how well fans think the lightstick suits the group’s aesthetic.
The first lightstick shown on the post is IVE’s.
With a traditional globe shape, the lightstick has a lot of little details such as glitter and a spinning logo inside that’s sitting on a cute arrow. Fans have also gotten creative with customizing it.
Next up is LE SSERAFIM’s lightstick.
This lightstick has a more unique shape reminiscent of a baton, with the fandom name “FEARNOT” on the side and the light-emitting part of the lightstick on the inside.
응원봉 자동 페어링되서
리허설 무대 중인데도 색 바뀜🥺💙 pic.twitter.com/4ngwNnlyV6
— 보기 (@bogiii81) March 18, 2023
너!무!이!쁘!다!😭 #르세라핌 #응원봉 pic.twitter.com/GGlWNqB2Xb
— 블라블라 (@VNcW6v647B48osx) March 18, 2023
NMIXX’s lightstick is the third one mentioned.
Like IVE, NMIXX went with a more traditional globe shape for their lightstick. Inside of theirs, however, features a whale with a water-like design spraying from its blowhole, along with other water-shaped details.
믹스틱 🐳🐬💙 #해원이를_원해 pic.twitter.com/RTxudfqaAc
— odd (@dearmy51) March 11, 2023
믹스틱 넘 예뻐 pic.twitter.com/6AVpNjle6P
— 땅콩 (@js_bae_) March 11, 2023
믹스틱 꾸욱 눌럿더니 파랑색으로 바뀜 pic.twitter.com/wesdx7ddc8
— 진또 (@kyuxxkyux) March 11, 2023
Finally, NewJeans’ lightstick design is the last one shared on the forum post.
Taking the name of their fandom, Tokki, which means “bunny”, the lightstick is shaped like the head of the animal itself! The “eyes” of the bunny head also appear to have customizable abilities to add on various charms and details.
NewJeans OFFICIAL LIGHT STICK
뉴진스와 버니즈의 의미가 담긴 응원봉 공개🐰
📅 2023년 1분기 정식 출시
📍 위버스샵 단독 판매
*정식 출시 전 기타 판매처에서 판매되는 모든 상품은 정품이 아니므로 유의해 주시기 바랍니다.
#WeAreBunnies#Bunnies #버니즈 #Tokki #NewJeans #뉴진스 pic.twitter.com/QWvgPqoSg4
— NewJeans (@NewJeans_ADOR) October 29, 2022
뉴진스 응원봉 크록스 지비츠처럼 마음대로 꾸밀수 있는거인듯ㄷㄷ pic.twitter.com/l9xZME5ZN9
— 농부 (@pham_farmer) October 29, 2022
Fans of the various groups have pretty strong reactions to seeing all of the designs together, with some praising one of the designs while criticizing some of the others.
Which lightstick design is your favorite?