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Big Bang Light Stick Version 4 – Price/Where to Buy: USA, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore

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

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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.
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Design

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.

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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.

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Quality

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.

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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.

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Unboxing

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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Kpop Merchandise Shop – Online Store for Fans – Clothing, Accessories

Welcome to the Kpop Merchandise Shop! 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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 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!

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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.

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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!

BTS Army Bomb Lightstick – Official Kpop Light Stick

The BTS Army Bomb Lightstick is definitely one of the coolest looking lightsticks out there. It looks awesome, and the functionality of it is simple and easy to use. In this post we have: where to buy yours, a video with V and his lightstick, an unboxing video, and details about the lightstick.

Buy The Official BTS Army Bomb Lightstick

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BTS’ V Enjoying Himself With a Fan Lightstick

Here’s a great video of V from BTS playing with an Army Bomb lightstick backstage. Always cute to see the boys having fun :)

Unboxing Video of the Lightstick

See it in action! Here’s a nice unboxing video by Tina Davidsson. At 3:13 she turns off the lights and shows you what the BTS Army Bomb Light Stick (Big Hit Entertainment) looks like when in lights up, if you want to skip to that part.

Details about the Army Bomb Lightstick

It has 4 different light settings: On, off, blink and flicker. Blink and flicker are similar, one is just faster than the other. It uses 3 AAA batteries that should last about 6 hours. The batteries are included. And, it comes with a nice felt bag, too.

You can see it here lit up:

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Dimensions

This diagram is in millimeters, but so you don’t have to look it up the lightstick is about 9.5 inches long. That should give you an idea of the size.

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See pictures of the front and back.bts-lightstick-front-and-back

If you like this lightstick, you’ll love EXO’s Lightstick – Official Version 2.0. It also has a very elegant and clean look to it, but has some pretty cool features that let you synchronize when it lights up during a concert. In that article, we have a full, detailed review and you can see where to buy your own (official, no cheap knockoffs)! Also, check out our new review on the Big Bang Light Stick.

You can also check out our new page for merchandise exclusively focusing on the Bangtan Boys – BTS Merchandise – Poster, Phone Case, Notebook and More

For all of our other lightsticks, see our kpop lightsticks page, which has all of our lightsticks. More is being added frequently, so if you don’t see your favorite group’s light stick there, leave us a comment and we’ll find it for you.

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EXO Lightstick – Official Version 2 – Price and Where to Buy 2016

EXO Lightstick Official Version 2.0

First, we are going to take a look at the EXO lightstick. There are 2 versions of this light stick. The first one is called EXO 1.0 and was used for their first concerts. Now, we have EXO Official Light Stick ver 2.0. It looks similar to the first one, but come in white AND has the new feature of syncing to the stage lighting at concerts!

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Where to Buy
The Boxes
Construction
Functionality - The Basics
Functionality - The Really Cool Stuff
Setup For Version 2.0
Extras

Overview

Version 2.0 seems to be of much better quality than the original. The coolest new feature of Version 2.0, though, is how it synchronizes to the stage lighting at concerts. To do this, you just sync up the lightstick to your concert ticket using your smart phone. I have instructions on that below, but first…

You have to see this video of the lightstick in action…

How Cool is this?

 

This lightstick will register where you are sitting in the stadium and will flash in sync with the stage lights at the concert. This alone makes Version 2.0 way better than Version 1.0, but it seems most EXO fans have both to make the collection complete.

Where to Buy

Buy EXO Official Lightstick Version 2.0

Buy the EXO Official Lightstick Version 1.0

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The Boxes

The boxes look almost identical besides the obvious color difference and the writing on the back. Version 1.0 has the space background on the inside flap whereas 1.0 is plain white.

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Construction

The new version definitely seems to have been an improvement over version 1.0. Although they are the same size, the new one feels more solid and heavier and has a much better mechanism for screwing in the base. By base, I mean the part that you take off to put the batteries in.

EXO Official Lightstick Version 2.0 (the new one)

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Functionality – Basics

For version 1.0, it just twists about half a turn into place. But, that makes it easy for it to fall out by accident. Version 2.0, by contrast, actually twists around several times so that it gets screwed into place firmly and stays there. Version 2.0 also comes with a silver colored base that you can switch out if you want some variety or something different from the white.

The light in the head of the light stick of version 2.0 is also brighter and whiter than itspredecessor. They have the same functions as far as blinking. The both blink fast and slow as well as just stay on without blinking.

Functionality – The Really Cool Stuff

So now you can use sync your EXO lightstick to your concert ticket’s seat number. When you do you your lightstick will synchronize with the stage lighting during the concert! It’s really a great idea. Here’s a small sample demonstrating what it does.

Just imagine this multiplied by a THOUSAND screaming fans:

Setup for Ver 2.0

Instructions From Baekhyn

The setup for it is really easy. You can watch this video with EXO’s Baekhyun (백현) himself as he explains how to set it up. There are english subs if you don’t speak Korean.

Complete Walkthrough by 팬사이트큐태면

Here is a nice detailed walk-through of the setup. She literally sets it up in front of you.

You can also sign up for the Official EXO fanclub app in Google Play.

Extras for Both

They both also come with stickers of the EXO members, a warranty card, and some of the other essentials. For more, see our post on other EXO merchandise.

Here is an unboxing video showing the difference between EXO’s 2 lightsticks.

Thank for reading! I hope this article has helped you to learn more about EXO’s lightsticks and where you can buy your very own. Click here for more kpop lightsticks or see our review of the BTS Official Army Bomb Lightstick and our Big Bang Lightstick Buying Guide for Malaysia, Singapore, and Philippines.

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Kpop Lightsticks – Best Prices and Places to Buy Light Sticks

You can’t go to a kpop concert without a your favorite groups’ kpop lightstick. If you’re new to kpop, a light stick is your way to show your support to your favorite kpop artists. It’s part the concert experience. Each artist or group has their own unique lightsticks that their fans use. These sometime change over time and for different concerts.

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Here’s some of the top most requested kpop lightsticks, and where to buy them:

EXO Lightstick

BTS Lightstick

Big Bang Light Stick

We’re going to be updating this list soon, so if your favorite group isn’t listed here check back soon. Also, leave us a comment to let us know what lightsticks you are looking for.

Some of the most popular artists we get asked about for kpop fan light sticks are: EXO, Big Bang, Mamamoo, Infinite, 2NE1, Block B, SNSD (Girls Generation). We’re going to be talking about the best kpop light stick resources so you can find and buy your own.kpop-fans-with-lightsticks

Here’s a great video by Anabelle Lee of Lost.ByTheBlueSea showing off here kpop lightstick collection.

Features on New Lightsticks

Some lightsticks now even having interactive functionality! For example, EXO’s official lightstick version 2.0 can sync up with your phone to your concert ticket. It read the barcode on your concert ticket and registers where you will be sitting. Then, when you are at the concert, your lightstick will synchronize to the stage lighting!

You can use them at concerts to show your support, and they make great souvenirs and decoration for your room. For more EXO, check out other EXO Merchandise.kpop-lightstick-meme

Kpop Lightstick Fandom Color

If you’ve ever wondered what the official fan colors are for the different groups, this is a handy chart. It doesn’t include some of the newer groups, but it is pretty comprehensive.

There is some debate over colors, though. For example, TVXQ (DBSK) fans were petitioning when iKON starting using their color, or at least what they felt was too close in color. Kpop fans are very enthusiastic and protectic of their groups, so the Cassiopeia was pretty adamant about it. They even started a petition. You can read more about the TVXQ and iKON fan colors issues here.

Usually, though, most bands have their own colors and no one causes a fuss.

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I hope that this page gives you what you are looking for. I’m trying my best to stay on top of the latest developments in kpop and make sure that the biggest groups are properly represented here.

I want to make sure that this site stays current with the most popular kpop stars, so if you don’t see your favorite kpop group here, leave me a message and let me know.

One artists I have not been able to find a lightstick for is Red Velvet. It seems that they for some reason don’t have an official one. In fact, their fans have been using rainbow colors dusters as a placeholder until their official lightstick comes out.

I find it kind of strange that they don’t have one yet. They are very popular, and on a global scale too. I’m not sure why SM Entertainment hasn’t given them an official lightstick, yet. But, I’m sure they will :)

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