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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Takes Meta to the Next Level With Pop-Up Stores

But there was a major catch

Amanda Bell

As multi-faceted as Netflix's Black Mirror: Bandersnatch roll-out was at the outset -- what with the interactivity extending to hidden internet treasure troves outside of the streaming service and all -- there are still more Easter eggs to sift through yet.

Shortly after the film-slash-game's debut, social media users across the United Kingdom started documenting their encounters with several pop-up shops styled like a Bandersnatch store. Titled Tucker's Newsagent and Games, the stores showed up in Birmingham and London and are not accessible to the public, save for allowing window shoppers to take in the offerings from a distance (through the clear mirror, if you will).

From the outside, fans can see faux video game offerings like Metl Hedd, Nohz Dyve and Valdack's Revenge (each a nod to episodes past: "Metalhead," "Nosedive" and "U.S.S. Callister," respectively) as well as magazine and VHS covers for episodes like "15 Million Merits," "White Bear" and "San Junipero."

There's even a rack of vinyl selections available, just like in Bandersnatch itself when Stefan (Fionn Whitehead) has to pick which mood music he'll listen to while developing the titular game for Tuckersoft. It includes singles like "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood and "C'est La Vie" by Robbie Nevil (a soundtrack piece for "San Junipero") along with some thematic content like "Lock Door Get Key."

Chances are, if fans really could choose their own adventure, they'd gladly enter and shop away at these Tucker stores, but alas, the choice has already been made for us here again because some circles are just meant to be full.