Ciipher was formed in 2021 by a South Korean soloist Rain under his own entertainment company R.A.I.N. It consists of seven members - Hwi, Tan, Keita, Hyunbin, Dohwan, Tag and Won. Back in 2014 Tan participated in the Mnet's survival TV show No.Mercy, when he eventually was eliminated and did not join Monsta X as a result. Dohwan and Keita were contestants during the show YG Treasure Box of YG Entertainment broadcasted through JTBC2, but failed to join the future group Treasure. Won is a former member of a disbanded group 1THE9, which debuted through the TV show Under Nineteen. Hyunbin is known from his participation in the show Produce X 101, where he reached the 32nd place before he was eliminated.
The group officially debuted on March 15, 2021 with their first extended play titled An Ggulyeo (also known as I Like You), and their lead single of the same name.
There are currently no official Ciipher merchandise available. That includes their official light stick. While waiting for the goods to show up, you should definitely consider getting the physical editions of their releases such as the 2022 mini album The Code.
The group released their first mini album titled I Like You under R.A.I.N. Company in March of 2021. It was distributed by Kakao M Corp. On the CD you will find 5 songs including Solo, the main track I Like You, Give me Love, Fire and Fall In Love. The extended play reached number 28 on the Gaon Weekly chart. It managed to sell 5,890 units by the end of its debuting month, and became the 97th best-selling release of March in South Korea.
The physical edition of I Like You can be considered a very valuable piece of Ciipher merchandise for any fan. The selection of goods comes in a beautiful box featuring either the whole group or a single member (depending on the cover card you will receive) on the cover, and measuring 164 x 222 x 27 mm. Inside the box you will find a CD disk with the music, a photobook with some beautiful pictures of all members on 68 pages (150 x 210 mm), a random cover card with a photo of a member (7 variants) or a group (1 variant) sized 125 x 175 mm, 1 sheet of stickers (140 x 200 mm), 1 mini stand showcasing a random member of Ciipher (140 x 200 mm), and 1 photo card randomly chosen out of 7 variants. The photo cards are of a typical size we can find in many of the KPop albums currently available on the market - 55 x 85 mm.
1 square poster with a photo of the whole group was prepared for this release, and was offered for all pre-orders. Its size is 420 x 420 mm.
If you're out of luck and the official collectibles are out of stock or not available at all, you should definitely check out something unofficial. If you like the group you can always try to look for some interesting Ciipher merchandise made by fans. They can get very creative and make a beautiful products related to your favourite KPop group. The items are offered on various shops online, where the fans can open their own store and sell their creations to other.
These are often of a quality similar to the official items. You can get them often for a very affordable price, which is especially important if you are on a budget. There are plenty of cool products to choose from. You can easily find them online.
Additionally you can use a print-on-demand service, where a website prepares a piece of Ciipher merchandise with a special design created by you or other fan printed on it. There are many items available, including T-shirts, hoodies, caps, pin buttons, phone cases and mugs. All you have to do is to find an interesting design (or upload it yourself), and order a particular item from the list. The website will print the artwork and send what you have ordered to your home address. It is very easy and will help you fill the collection while waiting for the official Ciipher light stick and other merchandise.