It may be Black Friday, but few parents are likely amused by this dark humor.
The mega-hit Netflix show “Squid Game” has unsurprisingly inspired themed merchandise — although this Lego-like play set for kids takes it a bit too far.
A “Goldodo Squid Biulding [sic] Blocks…Fun Playset” of eight “popular characters” from “TV hottest Korean movies” [sic] is currently selling on Amazon for $19.99 and the promotional photos feature toy guards shooting figurines of characters from the show in the face. Marketed as the “Best Gift for Squid Fans,” which maker Goldodo is “confident that your child will love,” the packaging claims the set is appropriate for kids ages “6+” despite its figurines’ gory stances.
The set featuring characters being shot by each other is not the only “Squid Game” product Goldodo is currently selling on Amazon. While it’s unclear if the company is sanctioned to sell merchandise for the TV show — neither Goldodo, Netflix nor Amazon immediately returned The Post’s request for comment — it currently h as six games on offer based on the juggernaut of a show.
These sets all feature characters made in the same Lego-like style and range in price from $18.50 to $35.99.
Other graphic merchandise for the show that has recently made headlines includes a TikTok-famous “Squid Game” alarm clock which rouses a sleepyhead by shooting pellets at them.
The Korean show’s merchandise — which recently lost its title as Netflix’s most-watched series to newcomer “Hellbound” — was also a hit this Halloween when Amazon abounded with everything from “Squid”-inspired contestant tracksuits to guard outfits.
The costumes’ availability did not imply their acceptability by the masses, however, a lesson Chrissy Teigen found out the hard way after throwing a “Squid Game” party many online denizens called “tone-deaf.”
The event — which featured a maze staircase, bunk beds and large piggy banks stuffed with cash — was attended by an A-list roster of guests including “Pretty Little Liars” star Shay Mitchell and Jesse Tyler Ferguson but still received much backlash for being a re-enactment by rich people of a show “rooted in the violence of capitalism.”