It's time to revisit the summer of 1985, Stranger Things-style. The third season of the nostalgic sci-fi/horror series hits Netflix on July 4, and creators the Duffer Brothers have promised it's both their "most unapologetically fun season" and the "most horrifying and intense" yet. Before you schedule your viewing party, take a minute to stock up on some of the brand-new Stranger Things essentials, including a custom Dungeons and Dragons set, a reissued bottle of New Coke, adorable toy versions of Detective Hopper and Eleven and shirts to show off your Hawkins pride. Let Yahoo Entertainment’s curated Season 3 shopping guide help you find a perfect summer souvenir, or a gift for that special someone who’s the Dustin to your Steve.
Straight from Mike's basement, Hasbro’s Demogorgon-heavy D&D set is perfect for beginners.
Take the plunge into fandom with lifeguard gear from Hawkins Community Pool or an Upside-Down-themed tropical jumpsuit. H&M's collection has gear for men and women, as well as unisex items like a very necessary Stranger Things fanny pack.
They didn’t have Legos like this in 1985! This large-scale building set has the Byers’ house on top, and flips over to reveal the spooky Upside-Down version where poor Will is trapped. The first LEGO Stranger Things toy comes with minifigures of Eleven, Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, Will Byers, Joyce Byers, Chief Jim Hopper and the Demogorgon, plus accessories like Christmas lights, walkie-talkies,and a waffle for Eleven.
The new album from singer-songwriter Michaelson ("The Way I Am," "Girls Chase Boys") is directly inspired by Stranger Things, but doesn't explicitly reference any characters — so guessing what they're about is part of the fun. Among the titles: "Freak Show," "Christmas Lights" and "Mother."
Fans who can’t get enough of Jim Hopper (you know who you are) will be glad to get their hands on the second Stranger Things novel, which explores his early years as a New York City detective in the ‘70s.
In the category of Things You Didn't Know You Needed, this instant camera is a high-tech update of the original Polaroid OneStep from 1977. In a nod to Stranger Things, the logo is upside-down, and custom color film is available with Stranger Things-themed frames for perfect party favors.
Funko is releasing no fewer than 15 new Pop! figures for Season 3, including a very Miami Vice-looking Hopper, a mall-ready Eleven and a glow-in-the-dark Will the Wise.
Test your knowledge of both Stranger Things and the Reagan era with the classic trivia game, which features a retro design and includes an Upside-Down level on the back of the game board.
The infamous marketing disaster that was Coca-Cola’s “New Coke” makes an appearance this season on Stranger Things. In honor of the occasion, limited-edition bottles of New Coke will be available this summer online, in Stranger Things-themed vending machines and at the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta.
Stranger Things graphic novels and limited-edition comic
To help ease that post-binge-watching depression, Dark Horse has expanded the Stranger Things universe into comics. The first series The Other Side, now available as a graphic novel, illuminates Will’s adventures in the Upside-Down. The second series, Six, will take place prior to Season 1, and follows the journey of another psychic teen who ends up in Hawkins. A limited-edition variant comic of Six #1, accompanied by a fine art print of Eleven, is being sold by Dark Horse.
Shop It: The Other Side graphic novel is available on Amazon. The first issue of Six can be purchased on Amazon via Kindle and comiXology, and the Six graphic novel (due in November) can be preordered on Amazon. The limited-edition variant is available at Darkhorse.com.
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