Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters

Christian Hughes
Christian Hughes

Alright, so the first 13 episodes finally came out yesterday on Netflix. What do you guys think of this series?

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Jaxson Long
Jaxson Long

Did they relaunch the toys? Because why the fuck would anyone think a Stretch Armstrong cartoon was a good idea otherwise?

Jonathan Green
Jonathan Green

why the fuck would anyone think a Stretch Armstrong cartoon was a good idea otherwise?
Incredibles 2?

Levi Gonzalez
Levi Gonzalez

Is stretch armstrong a super hero
I thought he was a wrestler or somthing

Mason Sullivan
Mason Sullivan

It's getting both a toyline and a comic book tie-in for next year.

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Dylan Cooper
Dylan Cooper

They rebooted him and the very little lore he had as a superhero series. Though there's still a reference to the original figure in one of the episodes.

Ian Rogers
Ian Rogers

A Stretch Armstrong not looking like hulk hogan is a failure.

Leo Ross
Leo Ross

dat big ass spoiler on the Stretch Monster toy

Luis Lee
Luis Lee

It wasn't too great, but pretty enjoyable anyway. I'm glad Netflix is not just depending on Voltron for action oriented cartoons.

Michael Morris
Michael Morris

I'm still made to wonder who this is for. Kids born in the last 20 years won't know Stretch Armstrong. People who remember him are too old to really care about this show or its toys.

Austin Powell
Austin Powell

I think the whole point is to introduce him to a new generation, between the show, comics, and toys.

Also, Hasbro probably wants to use the license after wasting decades trying to make it into a movie.

Luis Sullivan
Luis Sullivan

It was pretty cool, actually. I did like a lot of what they had to create around a figure that had no storytelling possibility, unlike Transformers or GI Joe. I liked the chemistry between the three dudes.

The high school stuff is kinda trite, but I do like some of the twists in it (drama brats and nerds being the bullies, etc.). The animation isn't that great, though. It's nice to have traditional, non-Flash animation, but still.

Also liked the Bumblebee cameo.

Ryder Williams
Ryder Williams

Never mind the Armstrong, who are these semen demons?

Luke White
Luke White

The Freak Sisters. They only show up at the beginning of episode five and make some cameos here and there.

Brayden Ortiz
Brayden Ortiz

I'd say entertainment media has reached the point that using an established IP has gone from a way of building hype and cashing in name recognition, to a safety precaution to avoid being sued because almost nothing has entered the public domain for decades. So anything original not only has no following, but also runs the risk of legal action.

Zachary Adams
Zachary Adams

You might be onto something here. There is the conventional wisdom of marketing brainlets that people won't buy/watch anything from a non-established IP, but what we tend to ignore is the fact that the rights to so many classic shows and IPs have been scattered to the winds and hastily gathered up by dozens of different studios and companies. Trying anything remotely original might just end up with the collective fists of all of those different legal departments firmly wedged up their ass because one studio owns the rights to anything having to do with mutants, another one has the rights to everything to do with cosmic space races, yet another has exclusive rights to anything to do with magical crystals, and there's one other that somehow claimed the copyright for anything to do with swords. Good luck trying to make something original with everything tied behind your back.

Austin Jones
Austin Jones

turning stretch into some goggles-wearing bitchboy
No sir I don't like it

Caleb Barnes
Caleb Barnes

Which makes this cartoon's existence all the more curious. It's technically based on an established IP, but the toy itself was very obscure and had no pre-established stories or lore behind it. The only characters from the toys that are used are Stretch Armstrong and Stretch Monster, and everything and everyone else is nothing but OCs. You could even argue that Armstrong barely has anything to do with the original figure beyond being blonde dudes that can stretch. In fact, the showrunners said the most appealing part of the project was basically filling in a bunch of blanks.

Jackson Mitchell
Jackson Mitchell

Well, there's the DEEPEST LORE of Stretch Armstrong's enemies, the Vac-men. One of my favorite toys as a kid was the Vac-Men Factory thing where you filled them with sand and then pulled all the air out.

Lincoln Carter
Lincoln Carter

Forgot pics

Colton Jones
Colton Jones

I guess those existed because someone's Chinese cousin had a whole shipping crate of shitty manufacture error rubber gloves?

Noah Ross
Noah Ross

Hey, if they had the Stretch Monster and the Stretch X-Ray (the Flexorium army) in the first season, they could introduce Vac-Man in the future. Hasbro bought all the companies that made the Stretch Armstrong knock-offs.

Anthony Young
Anthony Young

Stretch Cuckstrong

Liam Bailey
Liam Bailey

I take it you finished episode nine?

Christopher Gutierrez
Christopher Gutierrez

Does he actually get cucked?

Dominic Watson
Dominic Watson

Yes. He asks his crush to the dance, but becomes busy when his powers start to flip out, so he asks his black friend to take her. They both bond while they're at the dance, while Jake is too busy with superhero bullshit.

Jose Cox
Jose Cox

I guess I should have expected this from Netflix.

Austin Powell
Austin Powell

I watched the first few episodes. It's okay. Kind of like a mix between Static Shock and Batman Beyond. Monster of the week with a kind of grimbright coat of paint.

Jace Bailey
Jace Bailey

he asks his black friend to take her

Aaron Morris
Aaron Morris

test

Josiah Flores
Josiah Flores

I'm pretty sure the Freak Sisters were supposed to be based on the Stretch Octopus twins. Both were even blue.

Ethan Miller
Ethan Miller

kikeflix

Lincoln Richardson
Lincoln Richardson

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Justin Collins
Justin Collins

We get it /tv/

Justin Sullivan
Justin Sullivan

we will never get more of those Animal Man shorts

Isaiah Reyes
Isaiah Reyes

Did anyone actually watch it yet?

Ryder White
Ryder White

At least one user does. Stretch Armstrong gets cucked.

Gabriel Parker
Gabriel Parker

Anything else? Your kinda obsessed with that crap aren't you?

Isaac Thompson
Isaac Thompson

Wasn't this the one with Felicia Day and Cuck Wheaton?

Aaron Davis
Aaron Davis

Yup. Wil Wheaton is the smarmy Steve Jobs-esque tech billionaire and Felicia Day is the redheaded love interest for the chink character.

Liam Sanders
Liam Sanders

I watched it. It's generic.
The white protagonist gets cucked by the black protagonist, and the two major twists about two characters identities are extremely predictable.
The action is okay for western tv animation. A better studio could have really made the possibilities their powers present really shine in the cinematography, but western studios can't compare to eastern studios.
The high school drama is tired and cliche.
It's co-created/written by at least one of the guys who worked on Transformers Animated, which is probably why one episode cameos Animated Bumblebee.
As much as I hate Wheaton and Day, the show was watchable. I am interested in seeing what it does with the next season (I assume it's getting one) because of how the first season ends, but if it doesn't get a season 2 I'm not going to care much.

Brody Torres
Brody Torres

I just finished watching it earlier today. The Spic/Nigger character never stops being a fucking cunt and an awful friend. The asian character never stops being a nebbishy dork. The white MC alternates between being hypercompetent and retarded and his primary drama involves being in love with a girl that he shares nothing in common with and never talks to, and having a rigid (GET IT?!) father who is obsessed with schedules, but only really causes problems in a couple episodes. There's some subplot where the asian's grandfather discovers they are superheroes, but nothing comes of it. The whole series ends on a pretty dumb conclusion where they find out the good guy was the bad guy the whole times, and the bad guys were the good guys, then the bad guy tells the news that Stretch wanted to build an evil army of monsters and everyone just believes it, and it ends on a cliffhanger.

Cooper Carter
Cooper Carter

I didn't watch the show, faggot. I'm going by what got posted in the thread. If ypur curious about the show, watch it yourself.

Grayson Torres
Grayson Torres

Well, now I have a reason to watch episode 5…

and nothing else.

David Diaz
David Diaz

The high school drama is tired and cliche.

But how? They skipped the will-they-or-won't-they shit I thought they were going to do. "Cuck" jokes aside, it did feel a little more realistic that the protagonist would have little in common with a girl he barely knows anyway. Not to mention Nathan actually being okay with being rejected because he worked up the guts to even ask someone out.

It's also getting 52 episodes, with the next 13 coming up next year.

Bentley Morgan
Bentley Morgan

it did feel a little more realistic that the protagonist would have little in common with a girl he barely knows anyway
Yeah. That was something I actually kind of liked, as far as writing goes. MC has a girl he likes but never talks to. He knows nothing about her other than the fact that he's madly obsessed. This shit has been done to death and it would have only made it better if they actually pointed it out instead of having him sulk like a bitch.

Also, I guess all the hanging plot-threads now make sense if they've already been confirmed for more episodes. Seems like netflix invested into this one but put out the first 13 to build up some hype and get people hooked.

Jacob Johnson
Jacob Johnson

Also, I guess all the hanging plot-threads now make sense if they've already been confirmed for more episodes. Seems like netflix invested into this one but put out the first 13 to build up some hype and get people hooked.

Yup, they don't want to burn up their episodes too quick. I think, if anything, they took it too far with Voltron by airing six or seven episodes at a time. 13 seems to be idea, and 26 would be best, but impossible.

Elijah Martinez
Elijah Martinez

Hey /tv/

Cooper Gonzalez
Cooper Gonzalez

not knowing there's a three-part comic book adaptation from IDW that will begin in two weeks

Levi Reyes
Levi Reyes

Do you want a preview of the first issue of that miniseries from IDW? If overwhelmingly negative/mixed responses or no responses at all come February, then no full storytime from me.

Tyler Baker
Tyler Baker

one on the right looks kinda familiar

Aiden James
Aiden James

The art doesn't seem to bad.

Isaiah Young
Isaiah Young

The costumed and action scenes seem pretty decent. Not so much the regular civilians.

Colton Sanchez
Colton Sanchez

So, was the comic any good?

Asher Lewis
Asher Lewis

Jab Comics?

Brody Parker
Brody Parker

AY PAPI

Nathan White
Nathan White

(You)

Noah Turner
Noah Turner

So, anyone play this yet? What path did you get on your first time?

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