In 2016 Stranger Things, the Netflix series and unprecedented cultural phenomenon, came into being. Set in the 1980s, the story, written and directed by the Duffer brothers, combines science-fiction and horror with a dose of nostalgia. Thanks to its mysterious plot and a cast of memorable characters – and actors – it grips viewers, making them both jump with fright and erupt with laughter. As well as succeeding in reviving our love of the eighties’ aesthetic, it has also triumphed in captivating audiences of all ages from across the globe. Today, they all have a shared obsession: getting hold of Stranger Things merchandise, including the popular Stranger Things plush toys. At Barrado, as soft toy manufacturers, we have managed to capture the characteristics and essence of each of the characters.
The Stranger Things plush toys have become must-have items for fans of the series, for whom Eleven, Mike, Will, Dustin, Max and Lucas are an infinite source of inspiration and entertainment. But that is not all: even the soft toy of the Demogorgon, the terrifying creature from the Upside Down, has its followers. Perhaps it is by playing on the delicate balance of different genres that both the loveable protagonists and their monstruous foes succeed in recruiting their own legions of fans.