Ever since Stranger Things hit Netflix last year, fans have been clamoring for a Blu-ray/DVD release of the series. Netflix has released some of its series on physical media before (see also: House Of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, the unfortunate fourth season of Arrested Development), but for months now all's been quiet on the Stranger Things front...
This is one of several photos that've been making the rounds this morning, all of which appear to have been taken deep inside the bowels of a Target store (you can see other photos over here, at the Blu-Ray.com forum). As you can see, this Target-exclusive release puts Stranger Things' first season into a package meant to resemble an old VHS tape - very #on-brand for this series - and includes some sort of mini-poster. It's pretty neat!
As of yet, there's been no official word from Netflix as to whether or not these photos are legit, but given the timing - we're just weeks away from Stranger Things' second season hitting Netflix - and given the insanely high demand for this particular set, we're inclined to believe they're the real deal. Did some Target employee blow the lid off what was meant to be a big surprise? Did a very ambitious prankster fake these photos just for the lulz? We won't know until Netflix weighs in, but for now: we're definitely intrigued.
We've reached out to Netflix for comment and are awaiting a response, and this post will be updated if and when they get back to us. In the meantime, feel free to speculate (or overanalyze the photos linked above) in the comments below.