Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > BMX
Reload this Page >

“Stranger Things” Max BMX

Notices
BMX Dirt, vert, flatland or street? Drop in the BMX forum to talk to other 20" riders around the world. What is the best BMX bicycle for you? Learn all about it here.

“Stranger Things” Max BMX

Old 11-11-20, 07:26 PM
  #1  
ilikebikes
K2ProFlex baby!
Thread Starter
 
ilikebikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: My response would have been something along the lines of: "Does your bike have computer controlled suspension? Then shut your piehole, this baby is from the future!"
Posts: 6,124

Bikes: to many to list

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Liked 47 Times in 27 Posts
“Stranger Things” Max BMX


Did they reissue these? or can I call it a lucky find?
__________________
You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve
ilikebikes is offline  
Old 11-11-20, 07:43 PM
  #2  
Oldbikenut
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 134
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28 Post(s)
Liked 40 Times in 22 Posts
They did, I believe they sold them through Target and I think they were priced around $200, I've seen them for sale second hand between $200 and $500
Oldbikenut is offline  
Old 11-12-20, 09:33 PM
  #3  
ilikebikes
K2ProFlex baby!
Thread Starter
 
ilikebikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: My response would have been something along the lines of: "Does your bike have computer controlled suspension? Then shut your piehole, this baby is from the future!"
Posts: 6,124

Bikes: to many to list

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Liked 47 Times in 27 Posts
I had a chat with a Target team member and found out that their bike builder found it stash between a few big boxes and had put it on the floor a few hours before I found it.
__________________
You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve
ilikebikes is offline  
Likes For ilikebikes:
Old 11-14-20, 07:44 AM
  #4  
Oldbikenut
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 134
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28 Post(s)
Liked 40 Times in 22 Posts
That's great! I would've bought it too!!!!
Oldbikenut is offline  
Old 11-16-20, 09:17 AM
  #5  
DMC707 
Senior Member
 
DMC707's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 4,376

Bikes: Too many to list

Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1067 Post(s)
Liked 399 Times in 268 Posts
Originally Posted by Oldbikenut View Post
That's great! I would've bought it too!!!!

Me too ! Cool that they re-issued the old 'Goose frame
DMC707 is offline  
Old 11-20-20, 09:50 PM
  #6  
Gino71
Member
 
Gino71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Plant City, Florida
Posts: 49

Bikes: 1998 Kestrel Rubicon Comp, 1980's Nashbar Sport RX, 20?? Tommaso Augusta, 2016 Pure Fix

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked 12 Times in 10 Posts
I just bought one yesterday at my local Target. It hadn't been built yet, so it's still in the box. Check the Target website and put in the nearest store, you may get lucky.
Gino71 is offline  
Old 11-20-20, 09:55 PM
  #7  
Rage
Space Ghost
 
Rage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,523

Bikes: Bridgestone, Fuji, Iro, Jamis, Gary Fisher, GT, Scott, Specialized and more

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 236 Post(s)
Liked 302 Times in 243 Posts
Get out! Lol. That’s a great score.
Rage is online now  
Old 11-20-20, 10:14 PM
  #8  
Gino71
Member
 
Gino71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Plant City, Florida
Posts: 49

Bikes: 1998 Kestrel Rubicon Comp, 1980's Nashbar Sport RX, 20?? Tommaso Augusta, 2016 Pure Fix

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked 12 Times in 10 Posts
I just recently started looking into buying BMX bikes. I didn't realize they had made a Stranger Things edition Mongoose. I've seen a few on the local Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace going for double the original MSRP. So I figured they had finished their production run. I was cross shopping on different sites for a BMX and I thought it was an error that the local Target had one in stock. On a whim I went the next morning since I was going into town to run errands and had someone check in the back if they still had it since I didn't see it on the rack. He came back and told me there was only 1 in stock so I just HAD to buy it. LOL
Gino71 is offline  
Old 11-23-20, 09:32 AM
  #9  
Rage
Space Ghost
 
Rage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,523

Bikes: Bridgestone, Fuji, Iro, Jamis, Gary Fisher, GT, Scott, Specialized and more

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 236 Post(s)
Liked 302 Times in 243 Posts
Just found one haha!
Rage is online now  
Old 11-23-20, 09:36 AM
  #10  
Gino71
Member
 
Gino71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Plant City, Florida
Posts: 49

Bikes: 1998 Kestrel Rubicon Comp, 1980's Nashbar Sport RX, 20?? Tommaso Augusta, 2016 Pure Fix

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked 12 Times in 10 Posts
Did you pick it up?
Gino71 is offline  
Old 11-23-20, 09:42 AM
  #11  
Rage
Space Ghost
 
Rage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,523

Bikes: Bridgestone, Fuji, Iro, Jamis, Gary Fisher, GT, Scott, Specialized and more

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 236 Post(s)
Liked 302 Times in 243 Posts
On my way now!
Rage is online now  
Old 11-23-20, 09:43 AM
  #12  
Rage
Space Ghost
 
Rage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,523

Bikes: Bridgestone, Fuji, Iro, Jamis, Gary Fisher, GT, Scott, Specialized and more

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 236 Post(s)
Liked 302 Times in 243 Posts
The ball and chain says it’ll be cheaper on Black Friday but...
Rage is online now  
Old 11-23-20, 01:13 PM
  #13  
Rage
Space Ghost
 
Rage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,523

Bikes: Bridgestone, Fuji, Iro, Jamis, Gary Fisher, GT, Scott, Specialized and more

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 236 Post(s)
Liked 302 Times in 243 Posts
So, there’s one other that is local. Another that is kinda out of the way and one last one way out in the boonies.
Rage is online now  
Old 11-23-20, 02:28 PM
  #14  
Afcyclestx
RiseUpRideHardGrindOn
 
Afcyclestx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: San Antonio, Tx.
Posts: 52

Bikes: Throne Tracklord, Throne Phantom, IRO, Haro V1 SS Conversion, Vintage Specialized Rockhopper SS Conversion, Raleigh Carlton, Stolen BMX, Gravity Deadeye 29er, Vintage Ironhorse 26” FG Conversion, State Megalith, Pure Fix steel, Trek 7500,

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
White on rice!

I’m allll over this one! People around here are sleeping on this one. I gotta grab a couple ASAP!! Thanks!
Afcyclestx is offline  
Old 11-23-20, 08:47 PM
  #15  
Gino71
Member
 
Gino71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Plant City, Florida
Posts: 49

Bikes: 1998 Kestrel Rubicon Comp, 1980's Nashbar Sport RX, 20?? Tommaso Augusta, 2016 Pure Fix

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked 12 Times in 10 Posts
Rage, that's if you can find them since it's a limited run, I'm not sure when the production run will end. Hopefully you can get one this season.
Gino71 is offline  
Old 11-23-20, 09:01 PM
  #16  
Rage
Space Ghost
 
Rage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,523

Bikes: Bridgestone, Fuji, Iro, Jamis, Gary Fisher, GT, Scott, Specialized and more

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 236 Post(s)
Liked 302 Times in 243 Posts
It’s a weird story but I managed to get one of two that popped up not far from me. They were hidden away in a back room or something. Was a giant hassle because they hadn’t been built up yet and they didn’t want to sell them unassembled because of some store policy or something. To mollify me because they wouldn’t sell me one, one of the managers was nice enough to write down the locations of three, possibly four others, that I might be able to purchase. They were between eight and thirty five miles away, though.
As we were about to leave, the ball and chain asks if we could buy one unassembled and pick it up whenever they got around to doing so, even if it took a few days or a week. That was the main issue. They didn’t know when they would be able to do so what with Black Friday coming up. The guy said, “sure.”
So I paid and am supposed to pick it up Friday or after.
Because he wrote down the locations of the others, I might pick ‘em up for Christmas gifts. Not really sure yet.

Last edited by Rage; 11-23-20 at 09:14 PM.
Rage is online now  
Old 11-23-20, 09:18 PM
  #17  
Rage
Space Ghost
 
Rage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,523

Bikes: Bridgestone, Fuji, Iro, Jamis, Gary Fisher, GT, Scott, Specialized and more

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 236 Post(s)
Liked 302 Times in 243 Posts
No hard feelings if anyone beats me to them. Kinda why I posted that there were a couple available in NYC area.
I guess I could just buy them up and try and flip them but they don’t actually seem so scarce around here.
Rage is online now  
Old 11-23-20, 09:57 PM
  #18  
Gino71
Member
 
Gino71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Plant City, Florida
Posts: 49

Bikes: 1998 Kestrel Rubicon Comp, 1980's Nashbar Sport RX, 20?? Tommaso Augusta, 2016 Pure Fix

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked 12 Times in 10 Posts
Glad you were able to get one, I find it odd they wouldn't sell it to you in the box. I would think they'd appreciate selling them still in the box since it's one less bike the builder has to assemble.
Gino71 is offline  
Old 11-23-20, 10:15 PM
  #19  
Rage
Space Ghost
 
Rage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,523

Bikes: Bridgestone, Fuji, Iro, Jamis, Gary Fisher, GT, Scott, Specialized and more

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 236 Post(s)
Liked 302 Times in 243 Posts
That’s why/where things went sideways. If you call them, there’s a message says they’re not gonna answer questions about inventory.
So we had to schlep all the way to another borough just to confirm they had any. We get there and ask about the bike to find out that there are two unassembled in the back.
Great! We’ll take one! But the manager in charge of the toy section says they can’t do it. Won’t sell an unassembled bike. I guess because of liability issues? That’s when I started getting irked.
But whatever. We head over to guest services and inquire there and it’s the same rigmarole. But the manager I requested to speak with there does call around to find out where they might possibly have others. Same stupid deal, tho. He’s sure they won’t sell me one unassembled and because it’s super busy because of the upcoming Black Friday, he doesn’t think they can assemble one right away either.
I’m about to walk off all pi$$ed off when the ball and chain goes, “Can we buy one now and pick it up whenever you guys can assemble it?”
The guy says, “Sure. No problem.”
Why wouldn’t you just say that in the beginning? Lol.
Oh, brother. But all’s well that ends well, right?
Rage is online now  
Old 11-24-20, 08:28 AM
  #20  
Rage
Space Ghost
 
Rage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,523

Bikes: Bridgestone, Fuji, Iro, Jamis, Gary Fisher, GT, Scott, Specialized and more

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 236 Post(s)
Liked 302 Times in 243 Posts
Turns out Amazon has a couple for around 460 bucks with free shipping. So, if anyone wants one and doesn’t want to go chasing them all over the place because of Target’s refusal to answer phones, this may be the way to go.
It also seems that there are at least two other Stranger Things replica bikes out there. A Mike bike and a Lucas bike?
Rage is online now  
Old 11-24-20, 11:53 AM
  #21  
Gino71
Member
 
Gino71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Plant City, Florida
Posts: 49

Bikes: 1998 Kestrel Rubicon Comp, 1980's Nashbar Sport RX, 20?? Tommaso Augusta, 2016 Pure Fix

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked 12 Times in 10 Posts
I've seen the Lucas bike, it's for sale on Wal-Mart's website.
Gino71 is offline  
Old 11-24-20, 12:59 PM
  #22  
mack_turtle
n00b
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,397

Bikes: Surly Karate Monkey, Twin Six Standard Rando

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 425 Post(s)
Liked 457 Times in 272 Posts
did anyone else cringe at the anachronistic bikes that were in season 1 of that show? micro drivetrains and threadless stems were not really a thing in the mid-1980s but that's what they had in the show.
mack_turtle is offline  
Old 11-24-20, 01:45 PM
  #23  
Rage
Space Ghost
 
Rage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,523

Bikes: Bridgestone, Fuji, Iro, Jamis, Gary Fisher, GT, Scott, Specialized and more

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 236 Post(s)
Liked 302 Times in 243 Posts
I kinda want the Lucas bike now too lol
Rage is online now  
Old 11-24-20, 02:02 PM
  #24  
Rage
Space Ghost
 
Rage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,523

Bikes: Bridgestone, Fuji, Iro, Jamis, Gary Fisher, GT, Scott, Specialized and more

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 236 Post(s)
Liked 302 Times in 243 Posts
Hi Mack,
I honestly didn’t notice. That kind of stuff always gets by me. Good eye!
Rage is online now  
Old 11-25-20, 03:15 PM
  #25  
Rage
Space Ghost
 
Rage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,523

Bikes: Bridgestone, Fuji, Iro, Jamis, Gary Fisher, GT, Scott, Specialized and more

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 236 Post(s)
Liked 302 Times in 243 Posts
Went on the Walmart site to take a look at that Lucas bike again and it looks like they’ve restocked the Max bike for 268.99, prolly even cheaper on Black Friday.
Rage is online now  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.