Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Hasbro hero teams up with pals in fun superhero tale.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 7+

A commercialized, uninspired, sexist effort by Hasbro, Netflix, Chris Wyatt, Walmart, etc.

This show has little for young ladies in it, and is a not a good representation of women for young men, either. They are under-represented in general, and where they appear, they are a love interest, or are the very least motivated/developed antagonists. There are 2 female characters working on their own, not WITH the flex fighters, and they get no superpowers, have to keep their identity/agendas largely hidden, and one of them doesn't get to speak when she is in action scenes. Fun? Even the boys' family members skew almost entirely male. ... I had 2 Stretch Armstrong figures (wore the 1st one out) 40 years ago. The idea that a toy or a show is only for boys is practically ancient. Even (and maybe especially) if a show is geared towards young males, there needs to be a balanced portrayal of boys/men and girls/women ("normalized" gender roles, but 'oh well') for all to see. These are formative years, so it matters. ... Also WWEEEAAAPOOONNSS! Can we get more weapons up in here? Walmart?

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism
age 8+

It's consumerism at its finest

I'm shocked that common sense media gave this show zero points in the consumerism category. It actually says that consumerism is not present. The whole storyline is based off of a toy that you can absolutely still purchase for your child. This makes me question whether other content (such as sex or drugs) is present in shows and commonsense media is also labeling them not present and I am trusting it. Hmmm

This title has:

Too much consumerism

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