Thursday, January 28, 2016
"Stretch Armstrong" TV Series
Take a look @ Honda Motors 'Stretch Armstrong' commercial spot, on the news the Habro toy is being adapted as a 26-episode animated TV series to air over Netflix in 2017:
"...from Hasbro Studios comes an animated action/comedy series about overscheduled teenager 'Jake Armstrong' and his two best friends. When the trio are accidentally exposed to an experimental chemical, they become STRETCH ARMSTRONG and the FLEX FIGHTERS, a team of unlikely superheroes who expand beyond the confines of their lives and embark on a series of adventures..."
"Stretch Armstrong" was a large, gel-filled action figure, introduced in 1976 by toy manufacturer Kenner, with arms and legs that could stretch outwards without breaking.
The doll was re-issued in the 1990's from Cap Toys, with a canine sidekick 'Fetch Armstrong' and a brother named "Evil X-Ray Wretch Armstrong', with stretching arms and a grimacing skullhead.
Other similar releases were 'Stretch Monster', a reptilian nemesis, Kenner's "Stretch X-Ray" with visible internal organs, Cap Toys' 'Stretch Vac-Man' and ToyQuest's 'Super Morphman', both of which were filled with a granular solid instead of the viscous liquid found in the other figures.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'Stretch Armstrong' for Honda...
Posted by Michael Stevens on Thursday, January 28, 2016