Netizens Can’t Hide Their Shock After Seemingly Finding The “Unfinished” Prototype Of ZEROBASEONE’s Lightstick
In April, after months of fans watching and voting, Mnet’s reality show Boys Planet finally announced the nine trainees who had won the chance to debut in the group ZEROBASEONE (ZB1).
Although no debut date has been confirmed, netizens are getting more and more content from the group, including official photos of all the members together and alone.
Of course, since the name was announced, netizens have been sharing their own designs for what they hoped ZEROBASEONE’s lightstick would look like. Unsurprisingly, many talented netizens shared some beautifully intricate designs with deep meanings linking to the group.
I tried to create a lightstick for ZEROBASEONE ZB1 based on the idea of some people, its pretty cliché but that's it. Another idea would be to not have the round part and the rose to be bigger at the top (resembling a mic) idk..#ZEROBASEONE #ZB1 #제로베이스원 #ZEROSE pic.twitter.com/fsA7Jwh1Zj
— kah saw onlyoneof 💜 ᶻᵇ¹ ᵈᵉᵇᵘᵗ (@triplewonton) May 1, 2023
D1, Be the ONE!🤍🌹
This is how I imagine @ZB1_official lighstick! Made this using zbrush and texturing on substance, I hope #Zerose likes it#ZEROBASEONE #ZB1 #제로베이스원 #ZEROSE pic.twitter.com/qHvmPv1vMs
— Laia🪐🦇 I draw! (@Juclart_twt) May 2, 2023
Made a zerose fanmade lightstick 😁 pic.twitter.com/wDeelfkaGi
— sol (@keibinz) May 2, 2023
Made a blue version of the lightstick design as well💙🤍#ZEROBASEONE #ZB1 #제로베이스원 #ZEROSE pic.twitter.com/HjTD081Y22
— Laia🪐🦇 I draw! (@Juclart_twt) May 3, 2023
On social media, an alleged photo of a preliminary design for the group’s lightstick was shared. The paper shows the details of the lightstick, along with the other designs from WAKEONE’s groups, including TO1 and Kep1er.
Yet, although it said it was an unfinished model and that it’s not set to be released until the first quarter of 2024, netizens couldn’t hide their shock at the design.
While many couldn’t hide their disappointment at the “boring” shape, others compared it to an ice coffee cup that seemingly had a straw poking out where the transparent disc was. Some even said it looked like a toiler cleaner, with the stick being the actual handle of the brush.
ZB1 Lightstick Expectations vs Reality pic.twitter.com/lpe5vcNmUg
— zei빈 | ZB1 SUNG HANBIN 🐹 (@lovingshb) May 4, 2023
Y’all my zb1 official lightstick arrived !! pic.twitter.com/RDpPnUYQuv
— 키마 zero coke (@senlxm) May 4, 2023
zb1 lightstick toilet cleaner?? pic.twitter.com/7u4MsqiHmn
— alli (@allindvan) May 4, 2023
Even on TikTok, netizens couldn’t hide their disappointment at seeing the designs.
well what to expect from wakeone 😭 #zerobaseone #zb1 #lightstick #fypシ
While it was clear it was in the early stages, many took past lightsticks from the company as a sign that it probably wouldn’t change too much.
Many fans are hoping that the company will make significant changes to the design as they don’t see the group’s journey represented in such a simple lightstick design. In particular, after all the work and hardships the trainees suffered, the basic design seems like a letdown.