Height: 5 1/2 inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge hips, spring loaded swivel waist, swivel shoulders, and a swivel head.
Accessories: Staff of Avion, Emerald Staff of Avion, 2 wings, and art card.
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
*On the left is Super7's Stratos based on the Filmation design while the vintage Stratos is on the right. This is the blue wing/ red jetpack version, which is probably the less popular of the vintage variant Stratos figures. While the vintage has the hair body and arms of Beast Man, Super7's Filmation inspired figure uses the standard sleek body.
* While he's never been one of my favorites (though I do really like him in the 200x/ MYP cartoon), Stratos does have a very classic MOTU look to him. His bold primary colors and simple yet fantasy influenced design definitely make him stand out. Super7 did a nice job of capturing his cartoon appearance here for sure.
* The Filmation Stratos has a larger head and a very simian appearance, even more so than the vintage toy. It's not the best look in my opinion, but it is very faithful to the Filmation cartoon. While the earlier figures in the line were a bit weak, the later series have had some excellent headsculpts.
* Stratos has his trusty jet pack, which I assume makes up for his puny wings. The jetpack isn't removable, though. It's also quite simple, more so than the vintage toy's pack, but it does capture the Filmation aesthetic.
* All of Super7's neo-vintage figures feature spring loaded swivel waists. It's fun to have a genuine action feature in a MOTU figure again, allowing Stratos to punch and flap his foes with just a turn of the waist.
* The highlight of this set are Stratos' two accessories. First up is the Emerald Staff of Avion, an accessory from the minicomic The Siege of Avion. In the minicomic, the Emerald Staff of Avion is what gives Stratos' people the ability to fly. In Masters of the Universe Classics Goat Man came with this accessory, but it goes much better with Stratos. It looks pretty nice, doesn't it? I love the large green egg-like orb on top.
* The second staff is just the Staff of Avion (no emerald) and it is actually from the Filmation series where it is depicted as a sacred relic of the Avion people. It looks just like it's Filmation counterpart and is probably the better choice for this figure when on display. In MOTUC, Icer came with the staff, so it's nice to have a MOTU line where Stratos finally gets it.
* One of the things I really enjoy about this line are the art cards included with each figure. They kind of mimic the look of the minicomics in the vintage packaging but they're a simple cardstock art print. On the front is a picture of Stratos from Emiliano Santalucia while the back features three images of the character from toy to concept to cartoon star.
* Maybe it's because of the jetpack, but Stratos tends tip over backwards. That's no fun, is it? Fortunately, posing him with a staff does help keep him balanced.
* The wings on this guy are easier to put on than the wings of the vintage figure, but they're kind of flimsy and fall off rather easily. That's a drag, although apparently he doesn't really need them to fly thanks to the Emerald Staff of Avion.
If you're a Stratos fan then check out my review of the M.U.S.C.L.E. green Stratos from series #2 and the minifigure Stratos from the 200x Heroes Vs. Villains Gift Pack #1.
For more figures from Masters of the Universe by Super7, check out the following:
Gold Statue He-Man