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Barb from 'Stranger Things' gets a very Barb-like toy tribute

Toy maker Funko crafts a Barb figure prototype from "Stranger Things" in its signature Pop Vinyl style -- complete with eyeglasses, pink ruffled blouse and a purple Trapper Keeper -- in hopes to make the real deal for collectors.


Funko pays tribute to Barb, the doomed BFF in "Stranger Things."


Funko has a talent for transforming favorite pop culture characters into cute collectibles.

With the buzz about sci-fi/horror Netflix series "Stranger Things" at an all-time high, it was only a matter of time before the toy company put out feelers to gauge the response to potential Pop Vinyl figures of the show's most popular characters.

Last week, the company tweeted an image of its idea for an Eleven figure. A couple of days later, it debuted its second concept for a "Stranger Things" toy, this one of doomed but beloved Barb.

"Our love affair with Stranger Things continues!" Funko tweeted. "Our artists keep working on their dream figures -- here's Barb!"

The figure shows the red-headed Barb wearing glasses, khaki pants, a pink ruffled blouse and brown boots. Best of all, she's clutching her trusted Trapper Keeper notebook holder.

While there's no word yet of any official collectibles being released, here's hoping the Duffer brothers, who created the series, will give the go-ahead so we can see Funko versions of these "Stranger Things" characters haunting our store shelves soon.