JCC Stretch Armstrong Discussion Thread

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

  1. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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  2. Emperor_Billy_Bob Chosen One

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  3. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    I said discuss Stretch Armstrong, not your mother's breasts.
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  4. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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    [IMG]

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

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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 Chosen One

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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 Chosen One

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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
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  10. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    You never go ATM.
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  11. mrsvos Force Ghost

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

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

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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 Chosen One

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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.
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  16. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    I was this close to unlocking it.



    But the bad man scares me.
  17. Ender Sai Chosen One

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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 Chosen One

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  19. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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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 Chosen One

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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 Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Kinnikuman/Muscleman was a big part of my childhood. :)
  22. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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

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

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    I had that game for NES. It was awful.
  25. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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

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