The Vac Man Stretch Nostalgic Action Figure
This week I was sent the fantastic and nostalgic Vac Man to review here in our fun with kids section on the blog. As you may know, I have a special needs brother who despite being an adult in years has the mind of a child and he loves toys and having lots of fun.
Vac Man Action Figure Toy
This week it was James birthday and he was so excited to be given The Original Vac Man toy. James quickly opened his new Vac Man ready to test him out.
The Original Vac Man is a villain from the Stretch Armstrong range of action figures. What is really cool and different about this toy is that you can suck the air out of the 14 inch toy to make it into a fully strecthable and poseable Vac powered action figure.
Pumping Up The Action Figure
So James loved testing his new Vac Man out. You attach the pump to the right side of the Vac Man and pump air out 6 times. Once the air was removed from he figure, James was able to play and stretch his action Vac Man which was really fun for my brother.
You can then let the air back into the figure by pressing a valve on the left of Vac Man’s head. James had lots of fun and enjoy pumping the Vac Man up and letting the air out over and over.
Original Vac Man
Once the air is removed the Original Vac Man can do just about anything with his body. It’s great to be able to move his arms and legs in ways you wouldn’t with a usual action type toy. This makes it really fun and my brother loves his new gift.
Other characters include Stretch, Octopus and Fetch Armstrong. These action figures can be purchased from Character Online and are recommended for children aged five and over.
*We were sent this product for the purpose of review.
About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!
Mummy Times Two says
I had no idea these still existed! My brother had one as a child and we both loved it.
How cool. 🙂
Sarah Bailey says
What an awesome sounding toy, it is amazing how things come around again as well, I remember a similar toy from my childhood.
Yes, I have seen a number of old toys from my childhood come around and it’s kind of cool.
Rhian Westbury says
My brother used to have stretch armstrong and the dog when he was a kid and we loved playing with them x
how cool. I like the look of the dog one!
I’ve never seen this before, it would be a great Dad present! Your brother does look as though he’s enjoying playing with vac man!
oh my brother is super happy with the vac man!
Sounds and looks like a great toy for someone who loves to play with action figures!
Yes James enjoyed this lovely toy.
Samantha Bye says
This looks great! I remember something similar from when I was younger, I never got one myself and was so gutted!
oh they are fun. James loves his new vac man!
Stephanie Merry says
Now this takes me back, no idea they were still around! x
yes I had no idea too!
I love how the older toys are coming back in fashion! Makes you relive your childhood!
yes… it is so nostalgic.
My brother used to have something like this when we were young and I loved it.
Awesome! 🙂 We never had them when I was younger but i remember seeing them.
Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes says
I reember these! It’s so great when toys of our past come back around! Glad your brother enjoyed his gift 🙂
yes. I’m glad he liked it too!
Ana De-Jesus says
Aw I am glad that James enjoyed his stretch toy, you can see from his expression that he is so happy. I love how retro this looks x
Thanks Ana 🙂
Cassie Mayers says
Looks great! I think my partner would love this toy. He is a big kid when it comes to old toys.
I guess some men never grow older, only in their bodies not their minds.
MELANIE EDJOURIAN says
Oh my that is new. I haven’t seen this toy before. I bet my son would love one.
He may just like it, my brother loved it.
Afshan Naim says
Vac Man looks really cool and something out of comics. My son would really like this, as he loves hands on toys and practical.
Cool thank you. My brother really loved it.
I have actually never seen the vac man before but this sound like a toy that my son would absolutely love!
It is pretty strange but fun and cool at at once.
Candice Nikeia says
This looks so much fun! My brother had a similar one growing up and he loved it!
Stephanie Usher (@hopefreedomlove) says
Wow! That is quite the throwback, I remember always wanting one of these when I was a kid! xxx
it is and a very cool toy!
Home and Horizon says
THe toy reminds me of morph from my childhood TV days! What fun… I reckon most of my friends would like him, let alone the kids!
I have had a lot of comments of parents saying it reminds them of their childhood.
yes. I think this could be a popular toy!
Hayley Warren says
This does look like a lot of fun! Glad your brother enjoyed it!