While it may still be some time before fans can go out and purchase that latest set of One Direction swag, that doesn’t mean Directioners can’t be treated to an early look at one piece of the newest gear set to hit shelves this fall.
MTV News has an exclusive look at the One Direction-embossed headphones coming to stores in the near future. Going for $19.99, the pink-and-white headphones have the image of the fivesome surrounded by rhinestones. “1D” is on the adjustable headband.
Jazwares is the company behind the headphones and have a slew of new merchandise ready for release including speakers, microphones, earbuds, walkie-talkies, alarm clocks, boomboxes and karaoke machines. The products will be made available in the U.K., U.S., Latin America, Ireland and Canada.
“With more than 3 million Twitter followers and a debut album that has gone gold and platinum across the globe, it’s clear that the guys from One Direction are superstars that tween and teen fans can’t get enough of,” says a statement from Laura Zebersky, executive vice president of sales at Jazwares, which will work with the group on the items. “We are thrilled to add One Direction to our portfolio, and look forward to developing our program with the band to bring personal and innovative electronics to their millions of fans.”
The 1D merch hits stands just in time for their VMA performance on September 6. The guys are up for two Moonmen: Best Pop Video and Best New Artist for their beach-themed “What Make You Beautiful” video.
“We’re really looking forward to the VMAs,” Liam Payne told MTV News. “It’s quite nerve-racking as well, because obviously there’s been so many historical moments and stuff that have happened at the VMAs. Now we want to make a moment ourselves, but who knows?”
Want to get in on the VMA action? Voting is open now at VMA.MTV.com or m.mtv.com on mobile phone. While voting will close August 24 at 6 p.m. ET., fans can continue to weigh in on Best New Artist right through show day. Best New Artist is available for voting via all wireless carrier subscribers by texting BNA to 22444 or by visiting MTV’s official Facebook page.
The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, September 6, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Head to VMA.MTV.com now through August 24 to vote for your favorites, or text BNA to 22444 to vote for Best New Artist all the way through the show!