Stratos (Minicomic) from Masters of the Universe Origins by Mattel


   Immediately I am wrapping up sequence 7 of Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Origins and it is time to try the determine I used to be the least enthusiastic about on this sequence: Stratos in his minicomic colours. I am not the most important Stratos fan (although I really like his Sean Conneryesque voice within the Mike Younger Productions sequence) and I used to be type of dissatisfied that we have been getting one other Stratos already as he simply got here out in sequence 4 final spring, however in hand the colours on this determine are actually fairly cool. Based mostly on the early minicomic appearances and Mark Taylor’s early coloration schemes for the character, this model of Stratos has a tan physique. It is an uncommon look nevertheless it does have a historic foundation and it was how Stratos appeared in his lone look as one of many Evil Warriors within the minicomic “He-Man and the Energy Sword.” Super7 additionally launched this variant (a extra correct model, too) in Masters of the Universe Classics, however that is Mattel’s first crack on the man if I am appropriate. Let’s soar with Stratos after the break…

The Information:

Peak: 5 7/8ths inches

Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, calve
swivels, swivel/hinge knees, ball jointed hips, waist swivel,
swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, and a
double ball jointed head.

Equipment: 2 Wings, jetpack, and minicomic.

Non-Scalper Value: $15-$18 {dollars}


 * The minicomic Stratos is on the left whereas the basic Origins Stratos is on the best. What is the distinction? The colours. The minicomic Stratos not solely has a in a different way coloured physique however his colours are a lot brighter, too.

The Positives:


* Stratos’ colours are a lot brighter and vivid right here and I truly type of like this model higher. Yeah, regardless of being only a extra bare model of Stratos, this model is a little more eye-catching. I just like the yellow on the belt and the cuffs (the cuffs weren’t painted on the usual launch). He makes use of the furry physique so he is additional scruffy and manly wanting. Rugged!

 * Just like the earlier launch, Stratos’ headsculpt is fairly good. It is a little bit extra exaggerated than
the classic figures however I prefer it. It simply has extra character to it
than most Stratos figures. The beard stands out fairly properly, too. It truly appears to be like higher with the tan coloured face and physique.


* Stratos’ armor is detachable and he has his basic jetpack on the again. This is one other MOTU character who has to make use of a tool to enhance what ought to be pure talents! I really like the retro sci-fi aesthetic on the jetpack. It is very cool.


 * Stratos can also be packing wings. Two of them, in actual fact! They’re blue, feathery, and so they snap simply on his wrists. They’re important to his look however since you possibly can take them off I assume they rely as an adjunct, huh?

* The MOTU Origins figures are constructed just like the classic toys however with extra
fashionable articulation. Whereas their cumbersome frames make the articulation a
bit clumsy, they do really feel like an evolution of the classic line. Think about
what you’ll get when you combined a classic determine with a MOTUC determine.
They’re fairly enjoyable to play with and so they really feel very sturdy.

* They’re additionally modular and may be simply separated to make your individual lazy boy customs!


*  Every determine within the sequence additionally comes with a mini comedian. Sure, an
precise minicomic. All people will get the identical comedian nevertheless it’s a cool solution to
familiarize children selecting up these figures with the characters. It is a
easy story the place Stratos and Buzz-Off go after Jitsu. Nothing too
particular however cool artwork and simply the truth that it is included is an enormous

The Negatives:

* Like Beast Man and the earlier Stratos, this man nonetheless has plain ft that simply appear like he is
carrying socks or footie pajamas. I do not assume anybody would minded if
they’d gone with a extra animal-like foot to make use of on Stratos and Beast
Man, or no less than a foot with extra element. These are the little enhancements that have to occur on this line.

   You already know what? I actually like this man. Far more than I believed I might. He is nonetheless the weakest determine in sequence 7 however total sequence 7 is a fairly sturdy sequence. He is Nice, actually. I feel there’s one thing concerning the uncommon look and the purple, blue, and yellow coloration highlights that brings new life to the determine. He is not going to be everybody’s cup of tea however I am truly having fun with him fairly a bit. It appears like the subsequent determine scheduled for a repaint is minicomic Lure Jaw who’s rumored for sequence 9 (I assume you can rely Anti-Eternia He-Man, although I consider him as a singular character). He does not get us any nearer to finishing the classic line however this Stratos variant is kind of good.



    When you’re a Stratos fan then take a look at my overview of MOTUC minicomic impressed Stratos, Lure Jaw, and Prince Adam, the Origins Stratos, the
M.U.S.C.L.E. inexperienced
Stratos from sequence #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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