Stranger Things Season 4 Details Leaked in Monopoly Set, Creators Are Unhappy

If you’re a serious Stranger Things fan as well as a serious Monopoly fan, you might want to hold off a bit longer before diving into the new themed edition of the classic board game, because it spoils some pretty major plot points from Stranger Things Season 4. Series creators Matt and Ross Duffer are not happy about it, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

While the Duffer Brothers are reportedly quite involved with marketing efforts for their massively successful Netflix series, the show is too big at this point for them to see everything, and the game seems to have slipped by, causing the brothers to have a “total meltdown” according to sources.

The toy and board game industries move at a different pace from the film and television industries and has been a source of spoilers more than once in recent years, frustrating creators and fans alike. As THR notes, Jon Favreau fiercely protected Grogu, also known as Baby Yoda or The Child, from spoilers, causing the associated toys for the popular character to come months after the show aired. The difference in pace and stocking schedules also came into relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, when toys associated with things like Ghostbusters Afterlife and Marvel Cinematic Universe films had their toys arriving in stores months ahead of their films.

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Author: Eric Frederiksen