The TV world is understandably a bit Upside Down with the release of Stranger Things 2, so leave it to Sesame Street to be polite with its latest parody. Oscar, Grover, Ernie and the gang will all pull off their own Stranger Things, as announced in a new teaser for Thanksgiving.
No one knew for certain what happened to Eleven at the climax of Stranger Things; the character seemingly evaporating alongside the Demogorgon, but snacking on woodland Eggos months later. Now, see the immediate aftermath of Season 1 in a spoilery new clip from next Friday’s premiere.
I don’t want to startle you, but Netflix’s Stranger Things likes ‘80s nostalgia. It sounds crazy, but less so when you check out a first clip from Season 2, as the boys and their Ghostbusters costumes run afoul of a famous Halloween killer with a surprising secret identity.
Let’s just get this out of the way up front: Yes, the highly-anticipated second season of Stranger Things is coming to Netflix in October. If you’re a fan of the ’80s throwback sci-fi series, that’s probably the only new release you’re thinking about right now...
We’ve still over a month before Stranger Things 2 turns our lives Upside Down once more, but here’s an early taste. You can read a full page from the Season 2 script right now, as the boys head to the arcade, and poor Mike faces some awkward questions about his sister.
The good thing about Funko having a hand in as many licenses as it does is that it gives properties that would otherwise be deemed too niche a chance to have some collectibles. As good as Westworld and Stranger Things are, there's just not a lot of market interest for a wide and diverse line of action figures or toys for those things. With its smaller, similarly styled collectibles however, Funko can dabble in just about every character in every property without much muss or fuss. It also means there can be some true deep cuts for San Diego Comic-Con exclusives.