Does your holiday wish list include a trip to Hawkins, Indiana or to the Upside Down? If so, you’ll be disappointed come Christmas morning as both locations are about as real as the Island of Misfit Toys.
But don’t fret, Stranger Things fans, as this holiday season Netflix has churned out a smorgasbord of merchandise allowing you to bring home Eleven, Hopper and the rest of your favorites. Having binge-watched Season 2, chances are you or a loved one are looking to delve deeper into your fandom. Whether you enjoy the show’s ’80s nostalgia or the supernatural element, there’s no shortage of shirts, toys and Eggos to make for the perfect gift. Here are the Top 5 bitchin’ items you don’t want to miss.
5.) Stranger Things – Season 1 Collector’s Edition (DVD/Blu-ray)
If you’re longing for the days of the video rental store or messing with tracking on the VCR, then this is your fix. Target is selling their exclusive Collector’s Edition of Stranger Things – Season 1.
You might be asking yourself, can’t I just watch the first season on Netflix without buying a physical copy? Sure you could do that, but then you’d be missing out on the clever, display-worthy, box packaging meant to look like an old VHS tape. From the artwork, to the yellow stick price tag and faux cassette inside, this will bring back all those ’80s feels.
4.) Stranger Things – Mugs
When he’s not saving the day and keeping the kids of Hawkins safe, you might find Jim Hopper enjoying a cigarette, a donut or most of all, some coffee. The man enjoys his brew so much so that his quote of “Mornings are for coffee and contemplation” has become a mantra for many.
You can buy a mug with that saying, or maybe you’re more of an Eleven and “Mouth Breather” is the way to go. Thankfully, there’s a slew of mug choices to fit your Stranger Things mood, including the Holiday Lights, the Upside Down and a Hawkins AV Club one.
3.) Stranger Things – Funko Figures
Just like how those slimy tentacles from the Upside Down have infested Hawkins, Funko products have equally taken over our world. From stores, to offices and homes, you can’t go anywhere without seeing the toys and pop vinyl figures.
If you’re looking for stocking stuffers or want to recreate your favorite scenes, Funko has you covered. You can pick-up the big-headed Pop figures of heroes like Eleven or cult favorite, Barb. Looking for more traditional action figures? Funko has 3-packs featuring the kids and the Demogorgon. Our pick would be the Mystery Mini Collection, small enough to carry in your pocket on your next adventure.
2.) Stranger Things – Enamel Pins
Before you head out to that holiday party, add some flair to that jacket or top with a Stranger Things inspired pin. Enamel pins are the latest craze with Etsy stores and Instagram feeds pushing the small pieces of wearable pop art.
Whether you want to proclaim that Eleven is your spirit animal or Joyce Byers’ alphabet wall lights is more your style, these pins are a great conversation starter. With two seasons in the books, there’s no shortage of selections covering most characters, quotes and favorite moments from the series.
1.) Stranger Things – Eggo Card Game
The tasty frozen waffle snack known as Eggo has been catapulted onto the pop culture stage thanks to Stranger Things. The marketing and advertising gods shined down on Kellogg the moment Eleven signed off on the waffles being her favorite snack. That money-making combination can now be found on anything from shirts to art prints.
Our favorite pairing of snack and show comes in the form of a card game, similar to UNO. Packaged in that classic Eggo yellow box, this game allows you and your squad to play as characters from the show, as you fend off the Demogorgon reminding it to “L’eggo my Eggo.”