Price/Where to Buy: USA, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore

Big Bang Light Stick Version 4

Here’s an extremely popular lightstick among kpop fans: the Big Bang Light Stick Version 4! If you’re here, you already know that in 2014 Big Bang the World Music Awards‘ World’s Best Group, World’s Best Live Act, and the World’s Best Video. You also know that in between winning Daesangs left and right in Korea, they collect international awards like getting the MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Worldwide Act. So here, I’m going to show you where you can get your own piece of essential Big Bang merchandise: their Version 4 Light Stick!

Where to Buy

Buy Your Official Big Bang Version 4 Light Stick



big-bang-gd-lightsticks-at-concert My Review

kpop-fans-with-lightsticksOverview: This is a great light stick. It is sleek and elegant and a pretty nice size, boasting the Big Bang yellow crown atop a white or black base/handle. Good quality construction and nice functionality with a sound-responsive flashing mode.


It has the Big Bang B on top of the yellow lotus flower/crown shape. The B is visible from the top as you can see here in the picture. Overall it’s very pretty and something you would likely want to keep to decorate your room with.


The white or black button, depending on which color you bought, is the on and off switch. The yellow button, which is the same on both, is the mode switch. It has a nice black lanyard with Big Bang Written on one side and YG on the other.

It needs 2 AAA batteries that do not come with the light stick.






It’s pretty large, but it’s not too heavy to be difficult to hold at a concert. The material feels sturdy, but not too thick to be heavy and tiring. The base unscrews several times to put batteries in, which is great. By this I mean that you have to twist it several times around to unscrew the bottom of the base.

Not all kpop lightsticks have this. Some kpop lightsticks (at least in the past, they seem to make most of them of a higher quality now) the bottom of the base would just kind of twist off in one turn.

This makes it really easy to fall out by accident, meaning you will probably drop it and risk breaking it or losing it at a concert. Also, if the threading gets stripped inside, then good luck getting that thing to screw back on! There’s so little threading, that if you strip it by accident by turning it too hard when the threads aren’t aligned properly, it’ll be messed up and be difficult, if not impossible, to put it back on.

That’s one main reason why I say this light stick is of good quality construction. The base twists many times to smoothly hold it in place and stay there.

The Box

Here is the box in comes in. You’ll might throw it away, but some fans like to keep it. It is a pretty box and a good size for keeping stuff in if you decide to keep it and use it for something.big-bang-official-light-stick-ver-4-black-or-white

Reaction Mode

Reaction mode for this light stick is really cool. It basically has a little microphone that senses when sound is being played and will flash on and off to the beat of the music. It works well both at concerts and some fans even have fun playing with this feature at home, too. Like this:

Here is it in action! This is the Big Bang performing at the Alive Galaxy Tour in LA.

If you want to see another kpop light stick that is even more advanced, check out my post on EXO’s Version 2 Lightstick. But, there are other really cool light sticks that don’t have much advancesd functionality but are stick really cool, like the BTS Lightstick.


Other Things It Comes With

It comes with instructions on how to replace the battery. But, let’s be honest. You can probably figure that part out yourself without these instructions.




Here is a beautiful unboxing video done by Life with Anna.

 Where to Buy Yours Outside Korea (USA, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Others)

If you live in Korea, you’re probably not looking it up online, so here’s the scoop:

If you want to buy if from the YG eShop online, you have to sign up for Naver, which is entirely in Korean. I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel too comfortable putting in my credit card info when I can’t really understand the text on the page. My Korean is ok, but not THAT good!

So, if you’re from the USA, Malaysia, Singapore or the Philippines, (like a lot of kpop fans are) you still want your Big Bang light stick!

Fortunately, though, you can buy official Big Bang merchandise from English-friendly websites like YesAsia. They have all legit official merchandise and provide a great means to buy for those not living in Korea.

We have a new post on BTS, showing some of the BTS merchandise such as posters, notebooks, phone cases and more!

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We hope you have enjoyed this rundown of the Big Bang Lightstick. Version 4 is one of my favorite lightsticks they have come out with. I’m a big fan of GD and TOP of Big Bag so it was a lot of fun to write about it. Visit our Weebly or our Google + to see a nice neat list of all of our posts on Korea fashion.

Online Store for Fans – Clothing, Accessories

Kpop Merchandise Shop

We love Kpop Merchandise! Here’s where I have collected the best places to get fan merchandise. I’ve looked around at a lot of places and know the ins and outs of the best and worst places to buy from. I’ll share with you my favorite kpop clothing store, where to get official fan merchandise like lightsticks and photocards, where to download music that counts toward the Korean charts, my favorite kpop online store in general, and more!

Browse the categories of our kpop shop and see where the best places are to get your fan gear.

Kpop Clothing Store – both Mens and Womens. What’s the best place to find Kpop clothing fashion online? Check out our top picks. Also, see our article exclusively about dresses in Korea.


Kpop Lightsticks – We have a whole page dedicated to lightsticks! Some of the new ones are really exciting as they are interactive! We’ve got some awesome videos on that page showcasing that. Special Pages: Full Review of EXO’s Version 2 Lightstick and Big Bang’s Version 4 Lightstick.


Kpop Accessories – Here’s we have a hodgepodge of all the kpop merchandise you can handle. These are the things that don’t really fit into any other category other than “accessories”. But, they include things like kpop keychains, photocards, photocard binders, notebooks, posters, backpack, keyboards, dolls, etc. Some of my favorites are of the bangtan boys.

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Kpop Phone Cases and Tablet Covers – for iphone, samsung and others

Here’s a rundown on my favorite site to buy on of the most important kpop merchandise: phone cases. We have a whole other post about the EXO phone case. You take your phone everywhere with you, so it’s one fashion accessory that you can always count on to be with with. This is why I think it’s a great idea to have multiple cases so you can switch out when you feel like it. You can get a few different ones that you like and switch them out whenever you want!


Music -Where to legally buy music that officially counts toward the music charts. Not all music that you buy online, especially if you don’t pay for it, counts toward the Korean kpop music charts. So, if you’re trying really want to show love and appreciation to your favorite kpop stars, you’ll want to buy your music through the right channels. Otherwise, not only are they not getting compensated for their work, but the quality of their music is not being reflected in the charts and they’re not getting the recognition they deserve.

Food – where to buy authentic Korean food


Kpop Online Shop Phillipines, Malaysia, and UK

A note to our visitors from the Philippines, Malaysia and the UK.

Most of the places we have mentioned here will work for you if you are looking for a kpop online shop in the Philippines. Most of the stores offer shipping to the Philippines. Just in case it doesn’t we’ll mention it somewhere in the notes so you don’t waste time shopping on an online store that doesn’t ship to your country. But, again, if you’re looking for kpop merchandise Philippines, pretty much all the stores we mention will work fine you.

The same goes for those looking for a kpop shop Malaysia and UK for your fan merchandise.

You may also be interested in our article about where to buy your own hanbok. We’ve found a great resource for you. It’s a hanbok store that will custom make one for you! Check out our Korean dresses posts on Google+.

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