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The Amazing Stretch Monster Mural

I was forward these amazing shots from the offices of Bang Zoom Design who have employed toy artist extraordinary Johnathan Queen to create another fantastic Kenner toy tribute mural (Johnathan painted this one from downtown Cincinnati). Their choice of classic toy tribute, none other than my white whale, Kenner Stretch Monster! Mark my words, when […]

Toy-Ventures: My Mego Meet Haul

I’ve just returned from my favourite toy convention of all time, Mego Meet and please excuse the sleepy voice but I haven’t had much sleep! Thought it would be fun to go over the various items I picked up at this weekend’s festivities, stuff from Planet of the apes, the Monster Squad, Stretch Armstrong, Godzilla, […]

The Stretch Monster Kid Returns!

A wonderful thing happened today in the Facebook Vintage Toys group I manage with some friends. We got a visit from Mike, who is Mike you ask? He’s the kid on the Stretch Monster box! Mike’s gurning on that package is easily one of the most iconic 70s toy images out there. In fact, he […]

Introducing Satin Monster

Presenting the latest release by Odeon Toys, Satin Monster, one of our mascots,  is a limited edition 8 inch action figure in the 70s Mego style. He comes complete with genuine vintage threads (real thrift store clothing was murdered to create each figure) and packed with more manliness than is allowed in the state of […]

Kenner Stretch Armstrong Archive Debuts

Stretch Armstrong is one of the most recognizable and succesful toy concepts of the 1970s. Launched by Kenner toys in 1977, Stretch Armstrong would become a household name for generation X kids everywhere. The unique concept of making an action figure out of latex and corn syrup would create a buzz and see many a […]

Stretch Monster Is NOT Indestructable

I recently parted with my vintage Stretch Monster box, realizing that I am somehow cursed to never own the figure itself. While packing it up I never noticed that I owned the original instructions and there is no better time to look at a Monster’s instructions than October, more after the jump: I want to […]