Ever since Stray Kids came out with the music video for “Case 143” back on October 7, fans have been obsessed with the adorable heart-shaped characters that appeared in it.
It was pretty clear that they would easily be made into some kind of merchandise, and yesterday, JYP Entertainment opened up pre-orders for just that!
The merch drop includes a pink and green version of the characters, which are named “Heart Tung” and “Heart Taeng” respectively. And they are absolutely adorable.
Stray Kids(스트레이 키즈) “CASE 143”
OFFICIAL MERCH INFORMATION
하퉁💖 & 하탱💚
HEART TUNG & HEART TAENG
— Stray Kids (@Stray_Kids) November 7, 2022
Fan reactions to the merchandise vary widely, though overall people are excited to purchase them!
I need both of them !!!! 🥺
— 𝚔𝚛𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚗 ⤭ (@1975sktenz) November 7, 2022
I haven’t preordered something this quickly since maxident dropped on stray kids shop 😭😭😭 gimme pipi rn!!!
— kaleshark (@kalesharkz) November 7, 2022
FINALLY PIPI MERCH OMFG pic.twitter.com/zRy7UB9MMi
— 아이시 (@hnjiqkka) November 7, 2022
Some STAYs do wish that more colors were offered, and maybe that will be something we can look forward to in the future.
but i want this blue one 🥺 pic.twitter.com/V2StnRlCE5
— hourly Felix 필릭스 (@HOURLY_LEEFELIX) November 7, 2022
Don’t be afraid to add these little guys too pic.twitter.com/fPKeqkMI4o
— ⤮ 𝐃 | 방찬¹⁴³ fan acc (@Spicydri) November 7, 2022
why only 2??.. all are cute tho.. Sell all of them and alao those 8 Heart pieces that members hold on teaser pic. pic.twitter.com/IwoQFGHHcn
— Nisu (@af_nisu) November 7, 2022
Others had opinions about the names of the characters, since many people insist that the pink character is called “Pipi”.
WHAT LINO MEANT pic.twitter.com/ZOVDZXm8Gc
— shaz | fan acc 🐺🐰 (@CH4NSC0LL4R_) November 7, 2022
HIS NAME IS PIPI!!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/6pfFKNBZ9I
— ටܫට (@stayvilIe) November 7, 2022
Seems you got the name wrong its pipi 🧍🏻♀️😌
— 인디아나 (@shrek_over_you) November 7, 2022
Still others lamented over how broke they are, which is something all K-Pop fans can relate to.
It’s so cute and I’m so broke pic.twitter.com/KMheVJT8oX
— Propagandist (@cloudyXOXOXO) November 7, 2022
Well there goes my money again pic.twitter.com/yMZL6TwvPa
— •.* tia / semi-hiatus / fanacc (@tiashairband) November 7, 2022
I want it but i don’t have money pic.twitter.com/PR0py5aB0D
— luvlyyy_ (@_luvlyyy) November 7, 2022
Some fans in this category reacted in similar ways 😂
So cute!! pic.twitter.com/SGzr8GPAwC
— Hitouch w B.I & Got to see iKON♥Seeing svt at 17 (@JulienneAranet1) November 7, 2022
— ⁰³²⁵Yuukii899 🥦🥑💙🧡 (@Yuukii899) November 7, 2022
time to ask for my monthly allowance pic.twitter.com/fzWGRhbBO7
— lunoiry (@lunoiry) November 7, 2022
Will you be purchasing Stray Kids new and adorable merch?