Stretch Armstrong was one of the coolest toys back in 1976. This grinning little circus strongman could be stretched and pulled into a thousand different positions thanks to the gooey syrup he was filled with. Stretch proved so popular that toymaker Kenner decided to create a nemesis for him, and the red-skinned alien Vac-Man was sucked into our world in 1994.

Vac-Man Was One Space Monster Who Sucked, Literally

Vac-Man Was One Space Monster Who Sucked, Literally

Vac-Man Was One Space Monster Who Sucked, Literally

Vac-Man Was One Space Monster Who Sucked, Literally

Vac-Man Was One Space Monster Who Sucked, Literally

Although Stretch was filled with goo that allowed him to perform his Plastic Man tricks, Vac-Man was filled with grainy pieces of "vegetable matter." Once you twisted his body into some malformed shape, you could shove the Vac-Pump into his ear and suck all the air out of him, and he'd stay in whatever shape you'd posed him into until you let the air come whooshing back by pressing his "cybernetic button." It didn't take long before you'd put him in the most perverted position possible and leave him like that until your mother confiscated the toy. Not that we'd know anything about that.

Check out the extremely informative instructions for Vac-Man in the gallery. The best part is that if Vac-Man breaks, don't despair! You can get a parent to fix him with a balloon, some rubber cement, and a little know-how. Just try doing that with a damn Xbox.