I find myself wanting the new Polaroid OneStep 2: Stranger Things Edition and I am not even a huge fan of the Netflix sci-fi series. That’s right. Fans of Stranger Things, Polaroid has announced that it has given its OneStep 2 I-Type instant camera a Stranger Things makeover. The classic black and white colorway of the OneStep 2 made way for a navy blue hue, accented by a red lens ring, and the branding and text given the Upside Down treatment because, Stranger Things.
Beyond the cosmetics, the Polaroid OneStep 2: Stranger Things Edition is pretty much the OneStep 2 you have come to know. Y’know, stuff like high-quality fixed-focus lens, a long lasting 60-day rechargeable lithium-ion battery, a USB port for charging, self-timer function, and compatibility with all styles of 600 and i-Type films.
Like the original, it does have an integrated flash, but this one, according to Polaroid, was supposedly developed by “Hawkins National Laboratory” – the fictional federal complex located in Hawkins, Indiana in the series – that is extra bright and powerful to kill monsters. Nah. It’s probably just the same flash as the original and it obviously won’t kill monsters.
Along with the Polaroid OneStep 2: Stranger Things Edition, Polaroid Originals has also released collectable special edition film with each pack of 8 features 16 graphic design prints based on the, well, Stranger Things, of course. This collaboration between Polaroid Originals and Stranger Things shouldn’t come as a surprise since the retro Polaroid cameras did make the appearance throughout the series. Except that those weren’t as dope as this real world limited edition version.
All images courtesy of Polaroid.