If you’ve heard of the Original Stretch Armstrong then get ready to meet his arch enemies, Stretch Vac Man and Stretch XRay from Character Toys. These also come in smaller 7 inch sizes which actually makes them more child friendly in terms of holding, carrying and stretching them.
The figures are both very soft and stretchy and you can literally stretch them in any way you want to. They simply just pop back to their original shape when you let them go.
Vac Man has a unique quality in that he has a valve on the top of his head that you can pump up and down to remove all of the air out of him, leaving him with a lumpy texture that is poseable and stays that way until you press the valve to fill him up with air again.
He can be stretched either whilst pumped up or pumped down so there are multiple ways to try playing with the Vac Man.
My children found XRay Man to be exceptionally squidgy and stretchy and loved pulling him apart to get a closer glimpse of his insides.
It is even possible to tie his legs up although I had to be quick with the photos because he soon reverts to his normal self.
My kids found the new 7 inch Stretch characters great fun and it gave them a laugh as well as entertaining them for a while. They are easy to carry around and I often find them sitting on the sofa giving one of the figures a stretch or working together to see how far they can stretch a set of arms or legs.
If you are looking for a toy that provides a bit of fun and entertainment then do check out the Stretch characters and don’t forget to follow along on the Stretch Armstrong PopJam channel or on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.