Thursday, June 2, 2011
Stretch Armstrong and Stretch Monster
He also had friends. There was Stretch Serpent. An Incredible Hulk Stretch. Eventually, there was a dog, named Fetch Armstrong. There was a see-through alien guys named Stretch X-Ray. But best of all was Stretch Monster, his green lizardy enemy.
They still have stretchy toys -- Whoopi Goldberg did the voice of a stretchy purple octopus in "Toy Story 3," but these were true classics. They're trying to recapture the magic with Taylor Lautner starring in a "Stretch Armstrong" movie, but that's just kinda sad.
There's even a Stretch Armstrong Web site remembering the toys. He doesn't have good news for those hoping to acquire an old one on eBay, saying that only 40,000 Stretches were made, and even fewer of the weird little friends, like the monsters. But check out how many the site owner has!
Was there a Stretch in your life?