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Netflix And Hasbro Are Making A ‘Stretch Armstrong’ Animated Series


It’s now official, Hasbro has to be stopped…like seriously. The same studio that brought you such classics as the ‘Transformers’ series, G.I. Joe, Quija, Battleship and Jem And The Holograms is now bringing you ‘Stretch Armstrong’. Netflix and Hasbro are teaming up for an animated series revolving around the adventures of everybody’s favorite gel filled hero. Even though I’m talking mad shit about this I am grateful that the people over at Hasbro decided to make this a show on Netflix rather than a feature length film. Little do people know the studio had originally planned on making a ‘Stretch Armstrong’ movie starring everyone’s favorite teenage werewolf (not you Michael J. Fox) Taylor Lautner who I’m sure is dreading this news. If you’re too young to know who Stretch Armstrong is here’s a product description:

Stretch Armstrong was an action figure in the shape of a short, well-muscled blonde man wearing a black speedo. The doll’s most notable feature was that it could be stretched from its original size (about 15 inches) to four or five feet.¬†Stretch Armstrong is made of latex rubber filled with gelled corn syrup, which allows it to retain shape for a short time before shrinking to its original shape.

Speaking as someone who owned three Stretch Armstrong dolls I can tell you the hype was real. As a child pushing Stretch to his limit was an everyday ordeal that usually resulted in a rip. When punctured the doll would “bleed” out the sticky gel that most kids, usually the same ones that ate play doh, would lick. How they will make a show out of this I have no idea but sky’s the limit, they’re won’t be anything that can’t do with this property.

And as for Hasbro they still have live action Play Doh, Tonka, and My Little Pony movies slated for theatrical release.

[Source: CinemaBlend]

January 28, 2016
Tommy McGrew

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