Stretch Armstrong Review: The 80’S Toy Recreated

While I may be too young to remember the original Stretch Armstrong from the 80’s, I certainly have always been aware of his existence, and since purchasing a Vac man last year, my son has been wanting Mr Armstrong, so being the lovely parent I am (more like he wanted it and wouldn’t shut up) I purchased him for £21.99, which is actually a good price for what you get.

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Stretch Armstrong Review: Product details

The following details are taken from product listing over at Character-Online. An online toy shop that specializes in all sorts of licensed character products. I’ll post a link to the Stretch listing at the bottom of the review.

The original Stretch Armstrong is Back! Stretch him, pull him and tie him in knots. When you release him he will use his super strength to return to his original shape! Stretch Armstrong can stretch up to 4 x his original size.
Age: 5+
Weight: 1.3800 Kg
Dimensions (cm): 23 x 10 x 34

Stretch Armstrong Review: Design

The first thing both me and my son noticed about Stretch was his weight. He’s quite a heavy figure, but I guess that comes from having insides made of gelled corn syrup. The weight also gives me confidence in this toy’s durability. Durability is a very important factor of a toy that is made to stretch. He has certainly survived living with my child and still looks as good as new.

In terms of looks, he is still the same as his 80’s counterpart, with his blue painted on pants, a six-pack to die for and his plastic head. He stands at 30cm tall and can be stretched up to 4x this size. The one thing I’m a bit concerned about is how long the painted on pants will last though, as little A’s (my son) Stretch is starting to lose small areas of his pants. Not a big issue at all and it doesn’t have any effect on the fun on offer.


Stretch Armstrong Review: Let the stretching begin

Stretch is designed for rough play, it’s in his name, so of course, it’s actually a relief to see my son pushing a toy to its limits, with no negative consequences at all. Between him and his friends, Mr. Armstrong has been stretched, twisted and played with beyond the limits of any normal toy. I have bared witness to him being stretched, bent into all sorts of funny positions and dropped as my son and his friends all let go of him at the same time. Once you let go of him slowly reverts back to his unstretched self. He really does live up to his name.

I’ve even had a go with Stretch myself and I must admit he’s quite fun even for an adult like me. Of course, he’s for my son though, and he’s taken a real liking to this stretchable icon.

Stretch Armstrong Review: Overall

Whether you’re an adult looking to take a trip down memory lane or the parent of a child, Stretch Armstrong certainly is worth the money he costs. He’s well made and can certainly take a  good hammering.

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Stretch Armstrong Figure - The Original 12" Large Stretchable Hasbro Action Toy
  • The original Stretch Armstrong is Back!
  • Stretch him, pull him and tie him in knots.
  • When you release him he will use his super strength to return to his original shape!
  • Super Stretchy Fun!
  • Strongman Stretch Armstrong has his cool retro look ready to fight crime for another generation! For ages 5 plus years.
STRETCH ARMSTRONG 06452 Toy, Multi-Colour, Mini
  • New 7inch stretchable action figure
  • Super Strong!, Care and Cleaning - Wipe Clean with Soap and Water
  • Super Stretchy Fun!
  • Release and Stretch retracts back to his normal size and shape
Stretch 06540 7-Inch Monster Action Figure
  • New 7-inch stretchable Monster action figure
  • Grab hold and stretch his arms and legs.
  • Release and Stretch Monster retracts back to his normal size and shape.
  • You can also tie him in knots!
  • For ages 5 plus years.
World's Smallest Stretch Armstrong
  • The world's original s-t-r-e-t-c-h muscle Man is back and in miniature form.
  • Pull and twist his arms, legs and torso.
  • Stretch stretches nearly four times his size, and then returns back to his original shape.
  • Skill level: Intermediate
Stretch Armstrong Mini Stretch Octopus Blue
  • New 7inch stretchable action figure
  • Octopus can stretch up to 6 x?s his original size
  • Grab hold of his 8 legs. Release and Octopus retracts back to his normal size and shape
  • 3 colours available. Red, Green and Blue
  • Suitable for children over the age of 5 years.
  • Approximately 7" tall
  • Collect 12 different styles!
  • Ages 5 years and up
STRETCH ARMSTRONG -SA- Mini Stretch Sonic, TR000, Multicoloured
  • Sonic Stretch Armstrong STRETCH ARMSTRONG ATARI Stretchy Toy Game Collection
Stretch Original Large Armstrong X-Ray - Action Figure 12" 06777 - Stretchy Children's Toy
  • Stretch Original Large Armstrong X-Ray! This 12" Stretchable Action Figure is Back!
  • Stretch Armstrong's arch nemesis is back and more flexible then ever! Grab, hold and stretch this see-through baddie's his arms and legs
  • Pull him and stretch him and shudder at his scary insides as this foot long children's toy is transparent!
  • Release and Stretch this action toy X-Ray and watch him retract back to his normal size and shape!
  • Super Stretchy Fun! For ages 5 plus years.
No Sleep: NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988-1999
  • powerHouse Books
  • Hardcover Book
  • Armstrong, DJ Stretch (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 224 Pages - 11/23/2016 (Publication Date) - powerHouse Books (Publisher)
Stretch Armstrong SA Mini Stretch Armstrong 05754 Mini Stretch Batman Justice League
  • Encourages Imaginitive play
  • Stretch them, pull them, tie them in knots!
  • When you release your mini Batman Stretch he uses his amazing stretch to slowly return to his normal shape.

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