The Original Stretch Armstrong Review (Jazwares)

The Original Stretch Armstrong
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What It Is
The Original Stretch Armstrong 12-inch doll is a replica of the Stretch Armstrong stretchable superhero doll that was first released by Kenner in 1976. Now he's back from Jazwares in the same stretchy form as the original. He features a plastic head and gel-filled body for kids to stretch, pull, and tie in knots. Stretch Armstrong can stretch up to 4x his original size. When released, he'll use his super strength to return to his original shape. Recommended for kids ages 5 and up, this is a classic toy for a new generation of kids to enjoy. 
Is It Fun?

First introduced by Kenner in 1976, the Original Stretch Armstrong is a classic toy for a new generation of kids to enjoy with this re-release from Jazwares. It's a great replica of the original with the same stretchy form. This 12-inch version features a plastic head and what feels like a gel-filled body that kids can stretch, pull, and even tie in knots. Although it does take some human strength, or a friend to help pull, Stretch Armstrong can stretch up to 4x his original size. One of the coolest features is how it returns to its original shape after it's stretched or knotted up. The figure can be used for imaginative play as kids create fun storylines for Stretch. With Netflix releasing a television series based on this cool character called Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters, this doll offers a cool way to get kids excited for the show. 

Who It’s For

The Original Stretch Armstrong 12-inch doll from Jazwares is for kids ages 5 and up. It will appeal to toy collectors or parents and grandparents who remember the original that was introduced in 1976 from Kenner. This is a classic toy for a new generation of kids to enjoy. 

What To Be Aware Of

This is a new version of the Original Stretch Armstrong 12-inch doll from Jazwares. The original was released in 1976 by Kenner. This doll looks vey similar to the original.


It take some strength to stretch the doll and twist his arms and legs around his body. Kids may need assistance from a friend or an adult to get the doll to stretch to 4x his size but that's what makes it fun.


Netflix is releasing a series based on this stretchy character called Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters from Hasbro Studios. The series is scheduled to debut in 2017. 

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy