Hyderabad: For Squid Game fans, the sight of the murdering doll can bring chills in their spines. And now as a marketing stunt for the viral show, Netflix has installed a replica of the giant animatronic doll that appears in the first episode of the show.
Installed at the Robinsons Galleria mall in Quezon City, Philippines, the doll is now made it difficult for the passersby to move without fear engulfed in their veins.
In the show’s first episode, hundreds of debt-saddled contestants are mysteriously brought together to compete for a huge cash prize. But the games come with an engraved danger – if you lose, you die.
And in the first game – “Red Light, Green Light,” which is overseen by the robotic doll, the contestants are supposed to freeze immediately when the light turns to red. And if any movement is detected, the person will be ‘eliminated’ – which means they will be immediately shot and killed by the doll.
Now, the replica doll at the mall is seen monitoring a pedestrian crossing in order to catch jaywalkers moving post the red light signal. If a pedestrian tries to cross against the “don’t walk” red light, she swivels her head around and flashes LED-red eyes to single out the culprit, chanting the eerie “Red Light, Green Light, 1-2-3” song.
Watch the creepy 10-foot doll in action:
According to Netflix, ‘Squid Game’ has taken the world by storm as it has consistently been ranked as the No. 1 series titles in countries across the globe.
Meanwhile, the actual doll created for ‘Squid Game’ was spotted on display — with a missing hand — at the Jincheon Carriage Museum Adventure Village in South Korea’s North Chungcheong Province. But the museum has reportedly since put the doll in storage.
Well, what would your reaction be when you see the doll in person?