Squid Game Doll’s Name And Origin Revealed

The Squid Game doll, who says 'Red Light, Green Light', has gone viral on social media.
Credit: Netflix

When people watched the hit Netflix series Squid Game for the very first time, they had many questions about the doll – from whether it was inspired by something real to whether it had a name. So let’s find out… 

The Squid Game doll, with its wide eyes and childlike features, rose to fame thanks to the horrifying ‘Red Light, Green Light’ game in the hit TV thriller, which marks the first time the deadly nature of the competition is revealed.

She sing-songs ‘mugunghwa kkochi piotsseumnida’ as she turns around, then brutally murders Squid Game participants.

Her sing-song has even become a viral sound on TikTok.

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Squid Game doll Younghee.
The Squid Game doll has become a viral sensation on social media. Credit: Netflix

All this becomes even more disturbing once you know even more about the doll, from whether she’s real to finding out what she’s called. So let’s take a look:

Is the Squid Game doll real?

Terrifyingly, the ‘Red Light, Green Light’ doll is real and at one point, she could be found in a small village.

She’s apparently based on a character who appeared in Korean school textbooks widely used in the 70s and 80s, as revealed on an episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Squid Game cast member Jung Ho-yeon (who plays Sae-byeok) said: “When we were at the school, there were characters – one is a boy, and one is the girl.”

What is the Squid Game doll called?

On the episode of The Tonight Show, it was also revealed that the doll’s name is Younghee.

When discussing the inspiration behind the robot, Jung added: “The boy’s name was Chulsoo, and the girl’s name was Younghee, and she’s the one.”

Where is the Squid Game doll?

The doll, which was a prop designed for the TV show, temporarily resided in a carriage museum in South Korea, as per Snopes.

The fact-checking website states that the museum posted an update on September 27, 2021, to reveal that the exhibition had ended.

Translated through Google, the message read: “Hello. I am the manager of the carriage museum. Notice about the Squid Game doll. It is not currently on display.”

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Written by Annie Walton Doyle

Annie Walton Doyle is a content editor at IGV who specialises in trending, lifestyle and entertainment news. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a degree in English Literature. Annie has previously worked with organisations such as The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Harvard University, the Pulitzer Prize and 22 Words.