Stranger Things

Chapter One: Suzie, Do You Copy? - S3-E1

Factual error: When Dustin's toy collection "comes to life" (thanks to Eleven), one of the robots is the Transformer Ultra Magnus. Though it appears to be modified with a motorized engine that the actual toy didn't have, that's not the mistake, as there no reason Dustin couldn't have modified it. The error is that the season is set in July 1985, but Ultra Magnus wasn't released in the U.S. until 1986. (Yes, the toy was available as a Diaclone in Japan, but in a different color scheme. Dustin's has the coloring of the U.S. version, and even if he somehow ended up with the Diaclone version, it's highly unlikely he would have repainted a Japanese toy to resemble a Transformer he wouldn't know about the existence of yet, as the 'Transformers' animated movie wasn't released until August 1986).


Chapter Five: The Flayed - S3-E5

Factual error: When Hopper steals the yellow convertible at the gas station mini mart, the gas pumps have vapor recovery boots on the nozzles. Those weren't in use for another half decade.

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Suggested correction: The lucky charms box didn't have rainbows, like the marshmallow, it was the background of the box that made her have a flashback.

Suggested correction: To clarify the other correction, there is a rainbow on the box, but not the rainbow marshmallow. In fact, the box seen is from a 1985 limited edition Lucky Charms box where the marshmallow colors were mixed up. In real life, that box did have a rainbow on it. Season 3 is set in 1985.


Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum - S3-E6

Factual error: When the Russian requests the cherry flavor and refuses to talk, he gets thrown out. At the back is an oil drum from the French energy company "Total." However that logo was introduced only in the mid 2000s. (00:11:55)

Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt - S3-E8

Factual error: Because of the way radios work, when Suzie and Dustin are singing their duet they wouldn't be able to hear each other and the rest of the party would only hear a garbled mess. Per frequency only one radio should transmit at each time, so all the others can receive. If multiple radios are transmitting simultaneously, the signals will overlap and result in unintelligible noise. (00:35:53)

Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street - S1-E2

Factual error: When Steve and Nancy are making out, the intro to "A Hazy Shade of Winter" by The Bangles plays. While the original version of the song was released by folk-pop duo Simon and Garfunkel was released in 1968, the version heard here was released in 1986, 3 years after the scene takes place. (00:52:30 - 00:55:40)

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Answer: They're both muscle cars, but that's about the extent of the similarities. But the 70's were filled with a lot of muscle cars, so some car models may look a bit like another's. Billy's car is a late 70's Chevy Camaro (probably a ‘79). Mad Max's car is a 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT. Incidentally, the Ford Falcon was produced by Ford Australia and wasn't an American car, or even sold in America (as in not sold at dealerships).


According to the experts its a Camaro '78 with added vented side fenders.

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