New Stranger Things Season 4 Goodies from Everett Based Funko
Everett, Washington based Funko, makers of toys, games and other pop-culture merch, is dropping a new batch of Stranger Things products to commemorate the long anticipated 4th season of the hit Netflix show.
Stranger Things season 4 is being split into two parts, with the first episodes available May 27th, and the concluding episodes streaming on July 1st.
Stranger Things creators, the Duffer Bros., say that this will be the scariest season yet for our gang from the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, though the only Funko release that leans into that promise is a Target exclusive figure of Eleven in a blood-splattered diorama.
The season 4 Target-exclusive Eleven Pop! Is also the only figure with any kind of spoiler, as it appears our heroine has been captured by the bad guys once again. Or perhaps she’s just in a hospital and has used her powers to complain about the food.
The rest of Funko’s Stranger Things season 4 Pop!s exclusives are just 80s kids, being 80s kids: shooting hoops, rolling Dungeons & Dragons dice, rocking out on guitar, and wearing a sensory-deprivation-tank suit. You know… Typical 80s kids stuff.
I think it’s a safe bet that after viewers have had a chance to enjoy season 4 of Stranger Things, creepier, more monstrous Pop!s, with big, adorable heads and cute round eyes, will start appearing on store shelves.
In addition to the ever-popular (sorry) Pop!s, Funko is also producing key-chains, because sometimes you wanna' take these characters wherever you go, like a lucky rabbit's foot; faux, of course.
8-bit-style figures are a fun nod to the 80s, when Stranger Things takes place, and the crude, early video game and computer graphics that were cutting edge at the time.
As far as Funko products go, the 8 bit characters are a good value, because you don't have to chase them down or pay for them all separately - they come in a four-pack.
Stranger Things Mystery Minis, for those who enjoy spending money blindly, come wrapped like a present, so whatever you get, you get. For some fans, this feels like opening a Christmas present, for others, it's like losing at the craps table. You be you.
Stranger Things Season 4 Mystery Minis are available now, with the rest of the items expected by August or September.
My experience with Funko is that actual shipment could be delayed, or could arrive earlier than expected. So keep your eyes peeled, set your alerts, and check your emails. Pre-orders are open now
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