If you’ve got synth-pop echoing around your ears and a serious craving for Eggos, you might have been been infected by the Stranger Things bug. Considering the wait for Stranger Things season 2 to hit our screens seems longer than ever, you should keep an eye out for withdrawal symptoms which include scavenging the racks of Goodwill or charity shops to get that perfect '80s aesthetic and wrestling with paintbrushes to daub an Eggo on a t-shirt. Don’t fret though, as here’s an antidote for you: now you can wear your love for the show on your sleeve with these tempting tops, figurines and badges.
Stranger Things Funko Pop Figurines
Create your very own Stranger Things squad with this delightful range of giant-headed figurines from Funko Pop. Each one has its very own prop, from Dustin’s compass to Joyce’s fairy lights, and their empty, black eyes will make you coo over them with no trouble at all. You can get all of the main characters from the series, so regardless of whether you have a soft spot for the toothy Demogorgon or the internet’s dream girl Barb, you’re sure to find a character to delight the most fickle of hearts.
Stranger Things season 1 Soundtrack
Halfway between the sound of an alien spaceship and the thumping of a heart, the music on the soundtrack is sure to bring back memories of the first time you watched the show. It's almost a crime that the dialogue distracted from these haunting tunes, so have a listen to hear them in their full glory.
Hawkins high school t-shirt
Combining nostalgia and a love for the school where the dream team of Will, Mike, Lucas, and Dustin met is a win. The tiger matches the brightly coloured mural Nancy and Jonathan are seen sitting by, plus this tee is subtle enough to fool people that you're just super proud of having attended Hawkins high school.
Mornings are for coffee and contemplation mug
It’s a thought we’ve all had, especially when someone tries to engage you in a chirpy conversation before you’ve been dosed up on caffeine. Channel your inner Hopper (but try not to be as blunt as the chief) and sip out of this mug, flashing it to anyone who tries to chat just to let them know your views on mornings.
Dustin's Waupaca, WIS t-shirt
Retro with just a hint of nostalgia: Dustin's t-shirt is a perfectly sly reference that only the biggest Stranger Things fans will get. You'll just look like an especially fervent fan of Waupaca, Wisconsin to everyone else. Which is good too.
Upside Down poster
Get those shivers racing down your spine with this stylized depiction of the nightmarish world of the Upside Down. Big enough to hang on your wall and stare lovingly at while you wait for Halloween to roll around, its bold colours take a little bit of the edge off when you're thinking about the horrific demogorgon. But only a little bit.
Hawkins power and light t-shirt
Show your allegiance with the dodgy government department by wearing this t-shirt favoured by their undercover agents. You might get a couple of suspicious looks from fellow Stranger Things fans, but this t-shirt is low-key enough to fall under the radar. Anyone who saw you would just think you were enthusiastic about a niche power company.
Issue 134 parody poster
Keen listeners will remember that this seemingly niche line hearkens back to when Dustin claimed he’d snatch Will’s X-Men 134 as a prize for winning their race back home. Altered to depict the kids from Stranger Things, it's easy to be fooled into thinking this was an actual comic book at one point.
Eggo Eleven mousemat
The internet might have been a foreign concept in the early ‘80s, but thankfully now you can swipe your mouse gracefully from page to page using this mousemat. Bold colours means it's sure to attract plenty of compliments, and if it doesn't, you can always use it as a frisbee.
Stranger Things colouring book
Will would surely have found the Upside Down much more entertaining with this colouring book close by. Just make sure not to fool yourself into thinking you can levitate crayons with your mind and make colouring in that bit cooler, because I guarantee they'll just lay there and make you feel unworthy of one glance from Eleven.
Monster hunt club t-shirt
Nancy and Jonathan should really have been wearing these kickass Monster Hunter tops when they took on the Demogorgon. Make sure to have one handy in case your lights start flickering, as its Demogorgon logo will send most monsters running away with their tail between their legs.
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Minimalist fairy lights poster
Pay your dues to Joyce’s persistence with this minimalist print of the lights which kept her in contact with Will in the Upside Down. Its cheerful yellow vibes will lighten up any room and I’m sure the tangle of black wires isn't a metaphor for the literally twisted Upside Down. Definitely not.
In case dressing as Eleven is far too easy for you, this cap is an exact replica of the one worn on Dustin’s head. Pair with a vintage t-shirt, a burning curiosity for science, chocolate pudding, and a compass to pull off the look. Don’t forget his winning grin!
With just the right amount of intensity for a poster, this print is filled with all the principal characters from the show in a striking red colour palette. Nicely encased in Eleven’s profile, the design is so sleek if you didn't know any better you’d think Stranger Things is a movie (which I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for).
Demogorgon pin badge
Sometimes the good guys are no fun. Instead turn to the dark side and brandish the Demogorgon on your chest with this pin, which is modelled after the Dungeons and Dragons figurine rather than the flower-faced Upside Down monster. Who knows, it might spur a desire in you to play the '80s roleplaying extravaganza.
Stranger Things retro book cover poster
Now this one could definitely have come straight out of my parents’ book collection. Complete with aged stains and a colour palette in the top left-hand corner, this faux-book cover is good enough to fool me into thinking they were coming out with a Stranger Things spin-off book series.
These are not edible. Repeat: these are not edible. What they are is blatant testimonies to your adoration for a certain shaved-head telepath, plus they’re so low-key you could wear them and mystify others with what they would interpret as your love for breakfast food.
Eleven’s isolation tank poster
Don't be fooled by its streaks of colour; Eleven’s time in the sensory deprivation tank was no where near as enchanting as this print would have you believe. Nevertheless, its stunning use of colour beautifully underlines Eleven’s trusting expression, and it an ideal addition to any home or dodgy government laboratory.
Eleven’s pink dress
Cosplays kiss hours of labour goodbye, as you can buy Eleven’s trademark dress without having to stitch one together yourself. Of course, you can also wear it each and every day and dress up as Eleven on the down-low if you so choose. Either way, in it you’ll be just as iconic as our telepathic hero.