Stratos from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe by Mattel



   I’ve solely watched two episodes of the second season of Netflix’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe up to now which has launched me to the brand new tackle Stratos for this incarnation of MOTU. I’ll completely admit that Stratos has by no means been certainly one of my favorites. I by no means had the classic Stratos as a child and I’ve all the time discovered the determine fairly boring. My favourite model of the character might be the 200x Stratos from Mike Younger Productions as he had a cooler jetpack and the cool Sean Conneryesque voice.  In any other case, regardless of him being one of many authentic eight I am simply not an enormous Stratos fan. Possibly that is why I am extra accepting of a reasonably radical new tackle Stratos. I believe when most folk noticed this new tackle Stratos their first thought was “he appears to be like just like the Falcon.” I agree. Black man, tactical trying flight swimsuit with goggles, wings; positively a really Falcon/ Sam Wilson/ Captain America vibe right here. Possibly that is why it was determined to vary up Stratos’ conventional crimson and blue colour scheme to blue/grey and yellow? In any other case, he’d look much more like Falcon/ Captain America. Stratos additionally has extra of a persona right here, too. He has a great deal of persona. Voiced by Zeno Robinson, King Stratos is certainly cocky and filled with himself. Severely, between Stratos, Ash Williams, and Gilderoy Lockhart, you’d have a troublesome time deciding who has the most important ego. Stratos, like Ash, can positively backup most of his bragging, although, which makes him fairly comical whereas additionally being a strong new ally for the Masters of the Universe/ Heroic Warriors. I obtained the 8.5 inch determine of Stratos over the weekend so let’s check out one of many latest Masters of the Universe toys on the market….

The Information:

Top: 8 3/8ths inches

Articulation: Swivel knees, swivel/hinge hips, swivel waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel wrists, and a balljointed head. 

Equipment: 2 wings

Non-Scalper Worth: $13 {dollars}

The Positives:

* This model of Stratos doesn’t seem like the fowl man that the classic toy did. the unique Stratos even had some uncommon, non-human options, however this model of Stratos looks like a daily human in an elaborate costume. His outfit is made up of steel trying elements, just like the boots, gauntlets, and shoulder pads, with a blue outfit that has a feather like design. There are some feathers on the ends of the wrist bracers nevertheless it’s robust to inform in the event that they’re really Stratos’ feathers or simply a part of his costume. The paintwork is clear right here and he does have a fairly cool design. It is a totally different design from the basic depictions of the character, however I prefer it.

* Stratos’ portrait matches the look of the character mannequin from the animation properly. He is sporting goggles that go all the best way round his head they usually’re given a white paint app on the lenses to symbolize the best way his goggles glow within the present. 

* I really like the design on the loincloth of his uniform. The loincloth is constructed from a softer piece of rubber and the design is printed on. It is an fascinating sample. Does it match the rest within the design of the Avionians and town of Avion from the present?

* the wings are cool, too. They’re easy, however cool. They plug into the bracers and may rotate freely. They’re translucent, giving them a neat see-through impact that makes them seem like they’re product of power. 

*  The 8.5 inch figures are fairly totally different than the 5.5 inch figures with a greater vary of movement within the arms due to the swivel/hinge elbows and shoulders. Stratos does not have the Energy Assault characteristic of the smaller figures however as an alternative has a regular swivel waist. He does really feel sturdy and sturdy and is without doubt one of the higher figures within the 8.5 inch vary. 

The Negatives:

* The again of the determine is simply strong with no paint work. Bland and boring. There are positively some shortcuts taken on this line for certain.

   How’s Stratos? Properly, he does not precisely seem like the basic Stratos in any respect so I think about some of us will certainly ignore him. That is honest. About two thirds of the Netflix He-Man characters are recognizable as their basic counterparts whereas the opposite third aren’t (Teela, Ram Ma’am, and Tri-Klops come to thoughts to this point). Stratos does resemble the character within the present, although, which is the vital factor right here. He is a Good determine that is actually solely hampered by the funds really feel of this line and the dearth of options on these 8 1/2 inch figures. Hopefully a 5.5 inch determine will come out quickly and have a bit extra play worth to it. That is the one I am trying ahead to.

  Should you’re a Stratos fan then try my evaluate of
MOTUC minicomic impressed Stratos,
Entice Jaw, and Prince Adam, the Origins Stratos and Stratos (Minicomic),
the M.U.S.C.L.E. inexperienced
Stratos from collection #2, the minifigure Stratos from
the 200x Heroes Vs. Villains Reward Pack #1, the Mega Construx Stratos and
the Mega Construx Heroes Stratos,
the ReAction Stratos
(Blue Wings), the deluxe
Play Set from Colorforms, the Monogram Worldwide Stratos
bag clip, the Membership Grayskull Stratos,
and Super7’s Neo-vintage Stratos.

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