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The Original Stretch Armstrong from Character Toys


Company: Character Toys
Available: Now
Price: £21.99

Released in 1976 by Kenner, the original Stretch Armstrong action figure quickly became one of the most coveted toys during the holiday season. Kids stretched him, pulled him, and tied him in knots – but he stopped being produced in 1980.

Thanks to a distribution partnership between Hasbro and Character Toys, the original Stretch Armstrong is back! Like the original, the Stretch 2.0 is roughly 12-inches tall and comes dressed in a skimpy Speedo that accentuates his ripped (and limber) physique.

But, he’s got a new recipe. Rather than boiled corn syrup, he’s now fueled by self-contained, non-toxic glucose solution that allows him to stretch up to 4-feet in length by pulling on his hands and feet.

The Original Stretch Armstrong is available from Character Toys for £21.99 or via a number of other online retailers.

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