The Orginal Stretch Armstrong is an iconic child’s toy from the 1970’s that has been brought back to life for children of today. The toy can be pulled and stretched in all sorts of ways up to 4 times it’s original size. You can even tie his arms and legs into knots and twist him up, knowing that he will always revert back to his original form afterwards.
The doll itself is 30cm tall and he looks rather chunky. The first thing I noticed when I removed him from the box is how heavy he is, more so than I was expecting. He also feels rather strange, with soft maleable limbs that almost feel like rubbery putty. The children were intrigued and couldn’t wait to try him out.
He’s initially quite tough to stretch, but once you know what you are up against you know to give him a good hard pull and his limbs extend. I was amazed how tall and skinny he got but as soon as you let go, he just pings back into shape.
Here’s daddy and Miss M seeing how tall and skinny they can make him.
Once they got started they couldn’t stop and had fun contorting poor Stretch Armstrong into all sorts of poses. It became a bit of a challenge to see what they could do next with him.
Finally they wrapped him all up and he stayed in position without any assistance, but as soon as you start unwrapping his limbs they full straight back into shape.
The toy proved to be fun and certainly very different from other toys we’ve tried so was captured the children’s imagination as to what we could do with him. If you fancy trying out The Original Stretch Armstrong, he can be purchased from Character Online.
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.