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gingermop
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Stretch Leonard Cohen Doll

Post by gingermop » Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:48 pm

Oh, what would I give for one of these! Brilliant! Anyone got one? :lol:

http://harpmagazine.com/articles/detail ... le_id=3711

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Stretch Leonard Cohen Doll

When Kenner Toys debuted its Stretch Armstrong doll in 1976, practically every American kid begged his parents for one. But for some reason the rubber action hero with the elastic limbs failed to find its way into the hearts of Canadian children. After months of exhaustive research, Kenner's marketing department thought it had the problem licked. Canadian kids, it reasoned, were feeling alienated by the glut of American superhero action figures flooding Canada's toy stores--they wanted to play with Canadian superheroes. When Kenner discovered that there were no Canadian superheroes to "stretchify," it set its sights on popular musicians of the Great White North. Stretch Leonard Cohen was introduced in November of '78 (timed to coincide with the release of the singer's Death of a Ladies Man LP) and proved to be the poorest-selling toy in Canadian history. ("It looks just like my principal," one unimpressed preteen is said to have remarked.) As a result, Kenner preemptively halted production of its Stretch Randy Bachman doll.
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Re: Stretch Leonard Cohen Doll

Post by Birdonawire » Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:25 am

Brilliant!

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

If this does not exist (and without wishing to trample on anyones expectations, I believe it is obvious that it does not), then I feel a lobby group is in order to put pressure on the company that produces such dolls to actually make a Stretch Leonard Cohen doll. I would definitely buy one. I think a lot of slightly crazy people like me would also buy some. They would become essential collectors items and probably be very valuable in the (very distant) future. A solid investment in my opinion.

Anyone?
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Re: Stretch Leonard Cohen Doll

Post by blonde madonna » Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:40 am

Thanks for the laugh gingermop. It reminded me of a computer game I got hooked on in the 1980s called Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leisure_Su ... ge_Lizards

With a little tweaking it could be a Lenny game. Instead of searching for love, Lenny could be searching for spiritual enlightenment in all the wrong places. Now all I have to do is think of a good name for it.
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Birdonawire
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Re: Stretch Leonard Cohen Doll

Post by Birdonawire » Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:04 am

I think 'Leisure Suit Lenny' would be a great game. He could chase women from bar to bar then to earn some cash, instead of going into casinos, he could head into recording studios. If the song is a success he gets paid. Paid = Laid. It's all good.

Let me know when the 'Leisure Suit Lenny' Game is released.
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Re: Stretch Leonard Cohen Doll

Post by lizzytysh » Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:10 am

What!?! Not even a picture of it??


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