Having already collected numerous accolades for its plot lines, "Stranger Things" recently fetched praise from those with apparel on their brains, as actor Gaten Matarazzo's character, Dustin Henderson, donned the aforementioned hoodie this season, generating huge interest in the brontosaurus skeleton-bearing item that the museum sold when hosting a traveling exhibit at its old haunt.
Stranger Things fans are clearly more rabid than a Demodog, especially when it comes to novelty hoodies.
The sweater in demand is a purple hoodie featuring a skeleton of a brontosaurus, which was originally released in 1986, during the museum's popular "Dinosaurs!" exhibit that drew almost twice the average number of visitors.
"A social media follower tipped off the Science Museum to the sweatshirt's appearance in the hugely popular TV show on Friday, October 27th, the day its second season was released".
In a press release, the museum said demand for the sweatshirt came quickly.
The Science Museum of Minnesota (which is a nonprofit) sold more than 80,000 hoodies and made more than $400,000 on Thunder Lizard merchandise on Tuesday.
"Stranger Things" costume designer Kim Wilcox says she found the vintage sweatshirt when searching for '80s fashion inspiration online, according to Newsweek, and decided it was the ideal fit for Dustin. His character Dustin wears the design in the first episode of Season 2.
But shortly after sales opened at 8 a.m. Tuesday, the site crashed from the weight of visitors. The sweatshirt was really sold in the museum beginning in the early 1980s, according to a report from Minnesota Public Radio (MPR).
"We're getting the Science Museum of Minnesota on the map internationally, and we're just excited to be part of this ride". Prices will range from $15-$40, depending on size and style (Science Museum members get a 10% discount).
Fans of the Netflix series "Stranger Things" know that Dustin Henderson, a central character on the show played by Gaten Matarazzo, rocks some great '80s sweatshirts.