Netflix celebrates Stranger Things Day on November 6, 2023, with merchandise, exclusive products, an original novel, and more, honoring the hit series and its dedicated fanbase.
Netflix is gearing up to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the day Will Byers vanished into the mysterious world of Hawkins, Indiana, as depicted in the popular series, Stranger Things. This special day, known as "Stranger Things Day," falls on November 6, 2023, and is dedicated to honoring the show's fascinating universe. Netflix has exciting plans in store for fans to mark this occasion.
As described in a Netflix press release, the show's storyline revolves around the relentless efforts of Will Byers' friends to find him after his disappearance and their encounter with a remarkable girl known only as Eleven. Eleven possesses extraordinary powers and is determined to help them rescue their missing friend.
In the spirit of celebrating Stranger Things Day, Netflix has a lineup of activities and offerings that will make any fan's heart race with excitement. They are looking back at the first four seasons, offering hints and insights on their social media platforms, introducing limited-edition merchandise both online and in physical stores across the globe, and much more.
To partake in the Stranger Things Day festivities, fans are encouraged to follow the official Stranger Things social media accounts on platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to stay updated with the latest news and surprises.
Netflix is also unleashing a trove of exclusive Stranger Things merchandise for fans to add to their collections. These items can be found at various retailers, including Walmart, Target, Amazon, H&M, Hot Topic, and others. The range includes exclusive apparel collections, Little People Collector sets, collectible action figures like the Transformers x Surfer Boy Pizza Van, and many more items that allow fans to proudly display their love for the series.
For an even wider selection of Stranger Things products and the latest releases, check out the Netflix Hub at Walmart in the United States. Additionally, the official Netflix.shop offers a diverse range of merchandise, from Funko POP exclusives to Hellfire Club Tiki Mugs by Tiki Farms.
Bookworms will be delighted to learn about the upcoming original novel, "Stranger Things: Flight of Icarus," which explores the backstory of the fan-favorite character, Eddie Munson. The novel, authored by Caitlin Schneiderhan, a writer from the Stranger Things series, begins two years before the events of Season 4. An exclusive excerpt can be found on Tudum.com.
Collectors can also look forward to limited edition hand-painted collectibles of Eleven and Vecna by Iron Studios, available for purchase online worldwide. Rubik's has something special for puzzle enthusiasts with a limited edition Upside Down cube, exclusively available at GAME in the UK. Additionally, exclusive posters created by British illustrator Alex Tillbrook are up for grabs on Displate.com.
But the excitement doesn't stop there. Fans can savor the flavors of Hawkins with various delectable options. Scoops Ahoy ice cream, inspired by the show, is available at Walmart in the US and Coles Supermarket in Australia. For those seeking a more immersive experience, Scoops Ahoy ice cream trucks will make appearances in Atlanta, Houston, and Las Vegas from November 4 to 6. São Paulo's Bacio di Latte is transforming its stores into Scoops Ahoy ice cream parlors, complete with a menu inspired by the series. Pan-n-Ice parlors in the UK will introduce limited-edition flavors and take them on a tour across the country in their ice cream truck. In Italy, La Romana Gelateria will feature two new gelato flavors, also available in milkshake form. And in Okinawa, Blue Seal is set to unveil a special edition of their Ice Cream Sandwich, along with a range of apparel and accessories from Family Mart and ENSKY.
For those intrigued by the idea of fruit on pizza, Palermo's frozen Surfer Boy Pizza offers four new mouth-watering flavors, alongside familiar classics. Turn your breakfast into a Stranger Things experience with limited edition Eggo waffles in various flavors, available at Walmart, Kroger, and Meijer, each with collectible packaging designed to represent different seasons of the show.
For fans who like to add a bit of spice to their meals, HEATONIST has introduced a hot sauce line inspired by Surfer Boy Pizza, Benny's Burgers, and the Hellfire Club. These limited-quantity sets can be purchased online and in HEATONIST NYC stores starting from November 6.
Despite some challenges like a writers' strike (now resolved) and an ongoing actors' strike, which has delayed filming for the fifth and final season, Netflix is committed to providing fans with a memorable Stranger Things experience. Season 5 is anticipated to be the grand finale of the series, but fans can look forward to other projects, including the Stranger Things: The First Shadow stage play and an untitled animated spinoff series.
Stranger Things Day is an occasion for fans to come together and celebrate the beloved series that has enthralled audiences for years. With exciting merchandise, delightful treats, and a novel to dive into, there's something for every Stranger Things enthusiast to enjoy on this special day. So, whether you're a die-hard fan or just someone who enjoys a good supernatural thriller, mark your calendars for November 6, 2023, and join the festivities!