Squid Game doll IRL


Squid Game fans have been terrified by the giant doll that appeared in the first game, “Red Light, Green Light”. Some have compared it to Annabelle from The Conjuring.

What is even more disturbing is the fact that the Squid Game doll exists in real life, and it’s missing a right hand. 


Creepy doll from Squid Game comes to life 


On 27th September, an anonymous post titled “A real update on the doll from Red Light, Green Light” was uploaded on a Korean online community called Theqoo.

The giant animatronic doll that appeared in the first game turned out to be real, and it can be found in a carriage museum located in Jincheon county, South Korea. 

Squid Game Doll - doll at jincheon
Image credit: DC Inside

The anonymous post included pictures of the giant doll, but there was one stark difference – the doll at the museum is missing one hand. And here we thought the doll couldn’t get any creepier.   

Squid Game Doll - doll from squid game
Image credit: @netflixkr

According to JTBC News, the production team of Squid Game borrowed the doll from 진천 마차박물관 (Jincheon Carriage Museum), also known as Macha Land, and returned it to the carriage museum after filming.

Squid Game Doll - macha land, carriage museum located at jincheon
Image credit: @2_junghee

At Macha Land, one can learn more about Korean traditional carriages in the midst of nature. In addition, carriages and weapons are produced here for historical Korean dramas. These carriages and weapons are later displayed for the public.

But that still doesn’t answer our question: why do they have a giant doll in the middle of nowhere? 


Squid Game Doll also spotted in the Philippines


Squid Game Doll - doll in the Philippines
Image credit: Netflix

Jincheon county is not the only place that’s home to a giant Squid Game doll – there’s another one watching over the pedestrians in the Philippines.

On 22nd September, a video of a doll that resembles its drama counterpart went viral online. This doll was installed by Netflix Philippines to promote the show while ensuring the safety of pedestrians. Talk about killing two birds with one stone. 

Squid Game Doll - doll in front of Robinsons Galleria Ortigas Mall
Image credit: Netflix

The replica is located in Manila, and it stands tall in front of the Robinsons Galleria Ortigas Mall. Like the doll in Squid Game, this replica can detect jaywalkers with its laser eyes. Whenever it spots someone jaywalking, its eyes will turn a menacing red. 

The idea of installing a duplicate doll, as well as the playful twist on the game “Red Light, Green Light” captivated the attention of many people. In fact, some netizens have commented that the doll is “more effective than a traffic enforcer”. 


Squid Game doll is a nightmare come true


Squid Game Doll - doll at macha land, carriage museum located at jincheon
Image credit: @gudgotogudgo

For courageous folks living in Korea, challenge your bravery by visiting Macha Land to get a taste of what it’s like to be in the grisly world of Squid Game

Address: 34 Nongdari-ro, Munbaek-myeon, Jincheon, Chungcheongbuk-do
Operating hours: 10AM-6PM, Daily
Telephone: 043-533-4700
Website

If you have yet to watch the latest Netflix hit, you can read our review of the first episode of Squid Game here first. 

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Cover image adapted from: TCAFE2 and @netflixkr

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