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JCC Stretch Armstrong Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Eeth-my-Koth, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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  2. Emperor_Billy_Bob

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Saggy and shapeless
     
  3. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    I said discuss Stretch Armstrong, not your mother's breasts.
     
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  4. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    I really like his developement in recent years. i mean, I know many readers thought Civil War was a major derailment, if not directly anti-heroic and even pure character assassination (I would argue that he was always a bit of a **** and if anything Civil War was correcting the mischaracterization from the 90s, but I think the same about Professor X and I realize it's not a popular opinion), but it's been worth it:

    All of Jonathan Hickman's excellent Fantastic Four/FF run has depended on his choices during Civil War and his efforts to "fix everything". We got to know him better than ever and he not only got redemption for his terrible mistakes, but also became a richer character as a result.

    Now when we see him return to exploring Kirby-esque worlds we are aware of his flaws and his failings, and that gives the stories a gravitas and a sense of danger they didn't have before.
     
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  5. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I suspect the character meant in the other thread was not Stretch Armstrong, but DC's Plastic Man. Created in the 1940's, thus considerably older than the FF's Reed "Mr Fantastic" Richards.

    I haven't read a comic in 2 years and new that. You people are pathetic.
     
  6. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    [​IMG]

    As advertised, he always returned to normal size.
     
  7. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    I had a stretch monster when I was a kid. It was the pink octopus shown here.
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    Does this make me gay?
     
  8. Kiki-Gonn

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I don't know about that but yes if you ever put your action figures in the bottom center position from that screenshot.
     
  9. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    plaid stallions?

    you know, biyu, locking the best thread in the forum atm for reasons of taste or w/e... that's why the forum's dyin', cloud
     
  10. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    You never go ATM.
     
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  11. mrsvos

    mrsvos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Wasn't there somekinda action figure that was covered in suction cups?
     
  12. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    eh, atm is acceptable, its atp that you have to watch out for
     
  13. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Yes I had him too!
    And funny enough I found a link randomly on google from the plaid stallions.
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  14. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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    I had this but not Armstrong. I used the Stretch Monster for show and tell in the 1st grade. Due to disuse it eventually became unflexable, actually got a hole in it and leaked a bit and wound up a stiff corpse.
     
  15. Emperor_Billy_Bob

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    The 70's? What's that?
     
  16. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I was this close to unlocking it.



    But the bad man scares me.
     
  17. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    What were the tiny little rubber figurines, all in a generic and ugly pink, that came out in the 80s called?
     
  18. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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  19. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    I was always surprised they didn't try to bring over Kinnikuman to help push those toys. It didn't even have the Voltron or Robotech problem of not actually having enough episodes.
     
  20. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    They brought over a new series about the son. It was amusing. I still have a ziplock bag filled with over a hundred MUSCLE. Perhaps I will finally sell them.
     
  21. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Kinnikuman/Muscleman was a big part of my childhood. :)
     
  22. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Indeed. Plus the video game was probably the best wrestling game I've played.
     
  23. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    I didn't have a Stretch Armstrong but I did have a Vac Man.
     
  24. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    I had that game for NES. It was awful.
     
  25. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    No, no, the Gamecube version of the second series.

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