The Interesting Facts About Squid Game’s Alarm Clock
What is the Squid Game alarm clock?
A clock based on Netflix’s Squid Game has gone viral for its unforgiving wake-up alarm.
The concept piece is based on the animatronic doll featured in the show’s first episode, where contestants play the traditional Korean children’s game Red Light Green Light. The clock fires soft pellets – instead of actual bullets – at nearby sleepers once the alarm is triggered.
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The video however has still ignited fear on social media. One user on Twitter wrote: “Well this is straight up the scariest thing ever.”
Another wrote: “Looks like I’ve got an early front runner for my Secret Santa gift.”
The concept for the Squid Game alarm clock quickly went viral, despite not being a real product yet. Fans of the series responded in delight to the concept of the product. “That is EPIC! lol,” one person Tweeted. “Where can I get one,” asked another.
Still, it’s hard to deny that the alarm clock is pretty creepy. “Well this is straight up the scariest thing ever,” one person Tweeted. For those fans who loved the alarm clock, hopefully, the product will be available for purchase soon.
How much is the Squid Game alarm clock and where to buy?
The clock itself isn’t available for purchase and only exists in a 3D concept video, shared on Instagram by creators Gaspar.3d and Nanvo.
A miniature version of the doll now comes in the form of an alarm clock, and for only $42 on Amazon. When the alarm goes off, theme music starts to play - then the doll’s head opens up, turns in your direction, and shoots out a pellet.
The item available for preorder and set to ship out in mid-November, just in time for the holiday season.
It’s popularity really comes down to a long-standing fascination with the idea of gamifying survival. There is even now an actual IRL tournament (though not as deadly, obviously) happening in Abu Dhabi. And for those less intrigued in the game but fascinated by the aesthetic, there is an AirBnB that looks very similar to the Squid Game HQ. But those hoping to get their hands on the alarm clock will just have to wait until it is put into production which, let’s face it, can’t be far off.
Why did ‘Squid Game’ doll who killed hundreds of players become so hot?
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In the first episode of Squid Game, 456 desperate people agree to play games in the hopes of taking home an enormous cash prize. What they don’t know from the beginning is that the punishment for losing the games is death. The first game is Red Light, Green Light.
A large doll equipped with a sniper rifle sings a creepy song during the game. If the doll whips around and detects motion in any of the players, they are shot. This first game results in the deaths of over 200 players.
The giant, terrifying "Red Light, Green Light" doll from Netflix's Squid Game is real, and you can find her standing guard a few hours south of Seoul, South Korea.
The imposing Squid Game doll stands tall near the entrance of Macha Land, a museum that displays horse carriages. According to village locals, this was the doll's original home before the Squid Game production team temporarily borrowed it for shooting. After they finished filming, the team returned the doll to its post in Jincheon County, which can be reached by taking a car or bus about 2-3 hours south from Seoul.
In an episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, HoYeon Jung, who plays Kang Sae-Byeok, explained what the doll is based on. “When we were at school, there were characters, one is a boy and one is the girl. The boy’s name was Cheolsoo and the girl’s name was Younghee. And she’s the one,” said HoYeon, pointing to a picture of the Squid Game doll. The doll was based on a character from Korean textbooks.
The series inspired a ‘Squid Game’ alarm clock
The killer doll has become an iconic part of the Netflix series that both fascinates and terrifies fans. Squid Game has inspired everything from Halloween costumes, to nail art. One fan even created a concept for a Squid Game alarm clock using the doll from Red Light, Green Light.
The alarm clock is a miniature version of the doll that can sit on a nightstand. The doll plays its creepy song from the series, and if the user doesn’t wake up, it shoots them. Luckily, the alarm clock only fires harmless soft pellets, NME reports.
Other Squid Games hot items
Squid Game guard costume
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You may have the Squid Game guard mask, but what about the pink jumpsuit? Make sure your Squid Game Halloween costume in on point with this full ensemble.
Price: From £22.98 on Amazon
Numbered tracksuit and t-shirt set
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In just a few weeks, the numbered teal tracksuits that the contestants wear have earned their place among the most iconic clothing on TV, and this set offers a pretty authentic look – including a tracksuit top, bottoms and numbered T-shirt.
The set is available in the numbers of many of the show’s biggest characters, including 067, 001, 456 and 218.
Price: £33.99 on Amazon
Soldier costume with triangle mask
The sinister and faceless soldiers who patrol the Squid Game arena have different shapes on their masks to denote their rank. This costume comes with a full red hooded jumpsuit and the triangle mask to allow Halloween party-goers to really get the Squid Game-inspired look.
Price: From £22.40 Amazon
Looking for a square, triangle or circle mask for your Squid Game outfit? Look no further than Amazon (again), where all are available to complete your look.
Price: From £5.11 Amazon
The Front Man face mask
The mysterious Front Man leader in Squid Game has a different type of face mask to all the other soldiers. His sinister presence overshadows the horrifying events of the game, and this mask is inspired by the intriguing character in the show.
Price: £10.44 Amazon
Children’s Squid Game guard outfit
Want to freak out other trick or treaters by dressing your child up as a Squid Game guard? Now you can with this mini guard costume.
Price: From £18.99 Amazon
Squid Game is on course to be one of Netflix’s most popular shows ever, after it became the first South Korean series to top the US Netflix chart.
The show has also sparked a sales surge for white slip-on Vans and other clothing featured in the series, including red jumpsuits and green tracksuits ahead of Halloween.
The nine-episode series follows a group of South Korean citizens who decide to enter a Hunger Games-style competition as a last resort, for a chance to win a massive cash prize.
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