Monday, December 6, 2010

Stretch Monster

I remember when Stretch Armstrong came out in 1976. He was muscled blond man wearing a pair of swimming trunks. Its most notable feature was that its arms and legs could stretch outwards, presumably without breaking. He was also gel-filled and this was very intriguing, you could pull him in many directions and we would never break. I did not own Stretch Armstrong but I did own, Stretch Monster, a reptilian green nemesis released by Kenner in 1978.

This was one toy that was so much fun until we got curious like all kids do and punctured a hole in his chest until the gel oozed out and he then he was tossed out. This was very depressing but I learned the hard way. Take pride in keeping your toys intact and they will last forever.

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