You may have been noticing some blether on the inter webs about the above piece of D&D obscurity and wondering what the hell is going on. Why are people resurrecting this odd little creature and offering them for stupid money on eBay, especially when the lovely people at Mirliton still sell this ex-grenadier model for the princely sum of 10 Euro's.
According to the ever reliable Wikipedia, the Demogorgon is a powerful demon prince and is supposedly one of the most powerful villains in the game. And in the Stranger things he is used to describe the (SPOILERS) (SPOILERS) (SPOILERS) (SPOILERS) (SPOILERS)
The 4 kids at the centre of the story spend there evenings playing Dungeons and Dragons in the parents basement and this is probably the trial reason that a lot of the Oldhammer/Gaming community have been all over it. The memories of those pre-teen RPG sessions with nothing but imagination and enthusiasm and some oddly shaped dice are, for a lot of us, the spark that set the flame for years of gaming joy and fun. The characters are only 5 years older than me and their experience seems so familiar to may of us. Entertaining ourselves in the pre-internet days seems almost stone age now but all we had was our parents phones (how many of you can still remember your best mates phone number from 30 years ago?) and our bikes ("bikes are like cadillacs to these kids") and we managed so many things and so many games. The trappings of these fantasy obsessed kids are so on point that the creators, the Duffer Brothers, must be old school gamers.
The series isn't focussed entirely on the kids and equally features adults and older teens also trying to deal with the horrifying events going on their town. It perfectly paced and beautifully shot and is easily accessible on Netflix. If you've already seen it then I'm probably preaching to the converted but, if you haven't, do yourself a massive favour and give Stranger Things a proper look. You won't regret it.