'Squid Game' Creators Install 'Murdering Doll' Outside Shopping Mall to Catch Jaywalkers

Netflix has installed a replica of the "murdering doll" from the hit series Squid Game at a shopping mall in the Philippines, according to multiple reports. But the doll doesn't only serve as a promotional tool for the show — it can also catch jaywalkers.

The 10-foot replica was installed last month outside of the Robinsons Galleria Ortigas Mall in Manila, Hypebeast reported. To fans of the show, the doll's presence is both exciting and a bit unnerving.

The South Korean series Squid Game is a fictionalized TV show in which hundreds of competitors with crippling debt are brought together to play children's games in the hopes of winning a major cash prize.

In the first episode, the contestants play "Red Light Green Light," which is overseen by the giant doll. The doll explains that those who move when the light turns red are "eliminated" from the game. However, it is quickly revealed that "eliminated" players are immediately shot and killed on site.

Like the doll it was modeled after, the shopping mall replica can detect motion; however, it will not bring any harm to passersby. According to TechRadar, the replica monitors a nearby crosswalk. If a pedestrian crosses the street while the light is red, the doll's eyes will light up, and her head will spin to face the jaywalker.

Footage captured outside the mall shows visitors posing for photos with the doll as its head spins.

Vanessa Isaac Perez (@viprawr) uploaded a viral TikTok with nearly 140 million views that shows a group playing a real-life game of "Red Light Green Light" with the doll. When the group stops, the doll's head turns to face them, and its eyes glow red.

"Not todayyyy satan," commented jneya.

"That's scary, I wanna do that," said another.

DJ Kuya Magik said: "I need this in my house!"

According to Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, Squid Game is on track to become the platform's most-watched series ever, Fortune reported. Netflix told the publication that the series is expected to be seen by more than 82 million subscribers worldwide in the first 28 days of its release.

As it stands, Bridgerton holds the title of the platform's most-watched show. NBC News reported that 82 million subscribers watched at least two minutes of the Shonda Rhimes period piece within the first 28 days of its release. Both The Witcher and Lupin: Part I are tied for second place, with 76 million accounts, respectively.

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Netflix has installed a replica of the “murdering doll” from the hit series Squid Game at a shopping mall in the Philippines. Newsflare Video/Screenshot