So the Stretch Armstrong Villain has made its appearance and is back on the shelves . That's right , Vac Man is back and its better than it ever was with its 14'' fully stretchable and pose-able Vac Powered action figure.
Vac Man has a new stronger formula meaning you can now stretch him to x4 his original size, making it more fun . He can be played with in his original self , all soft and nice or you can use the pump , attach it to the valve in his head and suction that niceness all out of him and turn him into a mutant looking meany . He really does look rather mean .
When he is suctioned , release the pump from his head and get stretching him. He stretches so much , you will feel your muscles working , hes a real tough villain.
He feels rather heavy too so carrying him about for a long length of time may just tire the little ones out more (well that is my idea anyway).
The good thing about this it holds an added feature that only parents will understand when you have a child who gets frustrated or needs to release their anger or frustration out of and that is the fact this is a great stress release toy.
Just like those hand held stress balls us adults may remember form years ago , this stretch figure feels almost the same and can be squished and pulled and twisted and its a wonderful feeling of relief for children who love to figit and calm by themselves by pulling and flexing.
On the other side of the Vac Mans head is a button , press this and he returns back to his soft bodies self.
His head is the only thing that you can not stretch, it is solid .
The instructions are very clear to understand and in fact my youngest son knew exactly what to do before it was explained to him .
Their are clear warnings for both items but I feel this is a precaution as we have really given this figure a test and more , at one point we had 4 of the older teens pulling at each limb and he still survived.
It says to pump him between 6-10 but I never feel this amount is needed most times.
The pump used looks just like a bike pump , but it has an added tube and instead of blowing it up it takes all the air out of the figure leaving him looking and feeling like he has a million little balls inside of him.
Take a look at the fun we had .
Vac Man is available to buy for just £29.99 from www.character-online.com and is aimed for children aged 5 and onwards.
My youngest sons and eldest from 19 months to 15 years old have all had great fun playing with this action figure. We do have Stretch Armstrong himself in mini and large Scooby also so its now becoming a collection that my son is enjoying and wanting more of .
He takes Vac Man everywhere with him and I love seeing him and his brother aged just 1 year old than him sit and stretch him , tiring them out as they fight against the figure , pushing it to its limit.
They love the fact that once it is pumped , the figure becomes fully pose-able. it stands and can be shaped into all sorts of positions ready for imaginative play.
There are more options of the Stretch line available such as Octopus, Fetch Armstrong and Stretch the dog and even more exciting there are even more being released this year with a sneak peak of the Disney Incredible family as well as many more but do not tell anyone I told you .
We are loving the Stretch line, pull, twist, even tie them into knots if you want , go on give them a try and see how far you can pull them to their limits, do they have one ?
Once your finished , he always returns back to his normal self .
Have you tried any of the Stretch toys, if you could stretch any Villain , who would it be ?
Let me know i the comments below .