KPC3372-3381: Kakao Friends

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(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 30 May 2019 KoreaPost released ten stamps showing the “Kakao Friends” (“카카오프렌즈”). These are characters based on KakaoTalk emoticons released in November 2012 by Kakao.

KoreaPost released the series in a commemorative (souvenir) stamp sheet of 10 (5×2) stamps of 380 won each, printed by Cartor for POSA:

Stamp sheet for KPC3372-3381

The details of all the stamps as listed at the time of this publication:

카카오프렌즈

우표번호3372
종수10
발행량총1,000,000장
디자인무지와콘
인쇄 및 색수평판/4도/은박
전지구성1×10(160mm×145mm)
디자이너신재용, 황현정, 김송이
발행일2019. 5. 30.
액면가격380원
우표크기26mm×40mm
인면26mm×37mm
천공13×13
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(Cartor)

 

카카오프렌즈

우표번호3373
종수10
발행량총1,000,000장
디자인어피치
인쇄 및 색수평판/4도/은박
전지구성1×10(160mm×145mm)
디자이너신재용, 황현정, 김송이
발행일2019. 5. 30.
액면가격380원
우표크기26mm×40mm
인면26mm×37mm
천공13×13
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(Cartor)

 

카카오프렌즈

우표번호3374
종수10
발행량총1,000,000장
디자인라이언
인쇄 및 색수평판/4도/은박
전지구성1×10(160mm×145mm)
디자이너신재용, 황현정, 김송이
발행일2019. 5. 30.
액면가격380원
우표크기26mm×40mm
인면26mm×37mm
천공13×13
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(Cartor)

 

카카오프렌즈

우표번호3375
종수10
발행량총1,000,000장
디자인프로도
인쇄 및 색수평판/4도/은박
전지구성1×10(160mm×145mm)
디자이너신재용, 황현정, 김송이
발행일2019. 5. 30.
액면가격380원
우표크기26mm×40mm
인면26mm×37mm
천공13×13
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(Cartor)

 

카카오프렌즈

우표번호3376
종수10
발행량총1,000,000장
디자인네오
인쇄 및 색수평판/4도/은박
전지구성1×10(160mm×145mm)
디자이너신재용, 황현정, 김송이
발행일2019. 5. 30.
액면가격380원
우표크기26mm×40mm
인면26mm×37mm
천공13×13
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(Cartor)

 

카카오프렌즈

우표번호3377
종수10
발행량총1,000,000장
디자인튜브
인쇄 및 색수평판/4도/은박
전지구성1×10(160mm×145mm)
디자이너신재용, 황현정, 김송이
발행일2019. 5. 30.
액면가격380원
우표크기26mm×40mm
인면26mm×37mm
천공13×13
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(Cartor)

 

카카오프렌즈

우표번호3378
종수10
발행량총1,000,000장
디자인사랑
인쇄 및 색수평판/4도/은박
전지구성1×10(160mm×145mm)
디자이너신재용, 황현정, 김송이
발행일2019. 5. 30.
액면가격380원
우표크기26mm×40mm
인면26mm×37mm
천공13×13
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(Cartor)

 

카카오프렌즈

우표번호3379
종수10
발행량총1,000,000장
디자인우정
인쇄 및 색수평판/4도/은박
전지구성1×10(160mm×145mm)
디자이너신재용, 황현정, 김송이
발행일2019. 5. 30.
액면가격380원
우표크기26mm×40mm
인면26mm×37mm
천공13×13
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(Cartor)

 

카카오프렌즈

우표번호3380
종수10
발행량총1,000,000장
디자인행복
인쇄 및 색수
전지구성1×10(160mm×145mm)
디자이너신재용, 황현정, 김송이
발행일2019. 5. 30.
액면가격
우표크기26mm×40mm
인면26mm×37mm
천공13×13
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(Cartor)

 

카카오프렌즈

우표번호3381
종수10
발행량총1,000,000장
디자인제이지
인쇄 및 색수평판/4도/은박
전지구성1×10(160mm×145mm)
디자이너신재용, 황현정, 김송이
발행일2019. 5. 30.
액면가격380원
우표크기26mm×40mm
인면26mm×37mm
천공13×13
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(Cartor)

Earlier in the month the K-stamp and Postory blogs issued these stamps as images for the calendar of May:

 

 

KoreaPost even released a video on the KoreaPost Youtube channel:

KoreaPost released this text with these stamps:

Kakao Friends are the featured characters with wonderful expressions that are based on KakaoTalks emoticons of Koreas messenger which were first released in 2012. Kakao Friends of such enjoyable characters that reflect the people we find around us have all gained huge popularity due to their witty expressions and behaviors have become extremely sympathized characters.

Muzi, a curious and playful character with a range of cute expressions, is actually a piece of danmuji, pickled radish, in rabbit clothes. Meanwhile, Con, a warm-hearted and mysterious character who looks like a small crocodile, is the one who raised Muzi. Apeach is the mischievous peach that escaped from a peach tree is full of charms. She lures others with her attractive backside. Ryan is a male lion without any mane who is often misunderstood because of his passive expressions, but has in fact, lots of unexpected charms full of the sensitivity of a young girl. Frodo is a rich-born dog from the city. Because he is a mixed-blooded dog he has developed a complex. Also, Frodo shows affection towards Neo, the cat character. Neo, a narcissist cat, loves shopping and is officially a couple with Frodo. Tube is a cowardly, weak-minded duck. He has also developed a complex due to his small feet so he wears flippers. If he feels any extreme fear or anger, he spits fire out of his mouth and turns into a crazy green duck. Jay-G is a secret agent who is nostalgic about his underground home. He presents himself in an impressive style with sunglasses and well-groomed curly hair.

The massive popularity of Kakao Friends, which first began with the mobile emoticons, continued to grow into the offline market. With the Kakao Friends stores that were first launched in 2014, they opened the new golden era of character products based on the Kidult (adults who like the sensibilities and tastes of children) frenzy. Kakao Friends established themselves as national characters by collaborating with various industries such as clothing, cosmetics, food, and publishing. Furthermore, the popularity of the Kakao Friends has been proven in the survey conducted by the Korea Creative Content Agency as the Kakao Friends were selected as the most popular animated characters in the survey. Among the other Kakao Friends` characters, Apeach, who is presently the most beloved character by the Japanese people, was chosen as S. Koreas new tourism ambassador. Korea Post hopes that Koreas characters will be loved more than now, and publishes the stamps of Kakao Friends.

All relevant text and images in page copyright: 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost

UPDATE 2 JUNE 2019:

The line of people waiting for the release according to the Postnews website:

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