With the release of the fourth season of Stranger Things, Netflix decided to collaborate to set up exhibits across the country and even a couple of international exhibitions and pop-up stores themed to the top-rated series.
Part of these themed pop-up stores included a collaboration with Oxxo, a chain of convenience stores in Mexico, setting up several locations across the country’s most important cities.
Stranger Things fans quickly ran to experience a taste of The Upside Down at some of these locations and take advantage of the several photo ops, including massive Demogorgon statues, an abandoned Sabritas truck, the Mexican version of the Frito-Lay brand, covered in posters of “the most flaming hot fight in history” between El Santo, a famous Mexican luchador, and the Demogorgon.
TikTok creator Rafa Méndez (@soy_ramm) posted a video of his local themed Oxxo store, showcasing what visitors could find when they visited and giving a quick look into the photo ops at that location.
You can see the video down below or click here to watch it.
How many Stranger Things fans do we have over here? #StrangerThings #Netflix #Oxxo @OXXO
While this exhibit was certainly exciting for fans of the series, the joy wouldn’t last long, as three days after this video was posted, the massive Demogorgon statue was stolen from the pop-up. Rafa posted a follow-up video saying that the creature would probably not return to the location unless the Demogorgon had escaped or traveled back to The Upside Down. He also commented on many of the posters being ripped from the truck and stolen, saying it was disappointing to see people in Mexico behaving that way.
You can see that video down below or click here to watch it.
Reply to @geramartinez25. What would you do in Oxxo’s place? @oxxounofficial #oxxo #StrangerThings #Demogorgon
The official Netflix Latin America Twitter account tried to take the situation with humor, tweeting, “I had placed a Demogorgon here,” referencing a local meme.
Yo había ponido un Demogorgon aki. https://t.co/ImITlqYiIF
— Netflix Latinoamérica (@NetflixLAT) May 25, 2022
The Demogorgon creatures at other locations have not suffered from the same fate, and fans hope they remain like that.
More about Stranger Things 4
Netflix isn’t holding back anything for Stranger Things 4:
It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.
Showrunners Ross Duffer and Matt Duffer will return to helm the series.
The upcoming fourth season of the American science fiction horror drama television series Stranger Things, titled Stranger Things 4, is scheduled to be released worldwide exclusively via Netflix’s streaming service in two volumes, with the first volume scheduled to release on May 27, 2022, and the second volume scheduled to be released five weeks later on July 1, 2022. The fourth season will have nine episodes and has continued to be produced by the show’s creators the Duffer Brothers, along with Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, and Iain Paterson.
The show’s main cast will continue to feature Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers), David Harbour (Sheriff Jim Hopper), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield), Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers), Joe Keery (Steve Harrington), Maya Hawke (Robin Buckley), Priah Ferguson (Erica Sinclair) and Cara Buono (Karen Wheeler) with Brett Gelman (Murray Bauman) promoted to regular series status.
Stranger Things 4’s Volume One releases on May 27, 2022, with Volume Two debuting on July 1, 2022. It’s reported that each volume will consist of four episodes.
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