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Mer-Man and Stratos MOTU Origins Cartoon Collection on Walmart

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Back in February 2024, we had first surfaced that Mer-Man and Stratos were coming to the MOTU Origins Cartoon Collection. Flash forward to March and Mattel officially reveals both Mer-Man and Stratos as part of their March Madness showcase of MOTU goodness. Since then, Mer-Man and Stratos have gone up for preorder on Amazon, Entertainment Earth, and Big Bad Toy Store. We can add another behemoth mega retailer, Walmart, to the list as the product pages have finally gone up. Mer-Man looks like he stepped right out of the cartoon on your CRT TV screen! The Cartoon Collection is shaping up to be amazing and this wave is no exception! Mer-Man is a classic character and he comes packed with Pearl of Power to subjugate the underwater city of Aquatica and mind control its people in the 51st Filmation episode City Beneath the Sea. He also comes packed with his aquatic trident! The Cartoon Collection is shaping up to be amazing and this wave is no exception! Stratos is a classic character and he comes packed with what we expected him to come with…the Staff of Avion! So let’s take a look at Mer-Man and Stratos MOTU Origins Cartoon on Walmart listings!

Mer-Man

You can access Mer-Man Walmart listing by clicking the image below!

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Mer-Man Official Images

Below you can see the official images of Mer-Man and he looks just as he appeared on the Filmation Cartoon series, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Packed with his trusty trident and Pearl of Power from the City Beneath the Sea episode, this version of Mer-Man is sure to be a fan favorite!

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Mer-Man comes with one gripping hand and one flat palm hand so he can grip his trident with his right hand and hold the Pearl of Power with his left hand.

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The official pack-out for Mer-Man is pictured below.

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Seen here from the episode City Beneath the Sea, Mer-Man is holding the Pearl of Power

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Mer-Man Cross Sell

Mer-Man appeared on the cross sell for both Trap Jaw and Teela Cartoon Collection figures, and which is super exciting to see because I have personally been waiting for a cartoon accurate version of Mer-Man in the Origins line for a very long time! As you can see from the illustration below, they captured his goofy fish face and teal body color from the Filmation cartoon! The closest thing we got in this scale figure has been the Super 7 5.5″ Vintage Style figure from back in 2019, which we will take a closer look at below.

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Mer-Man was depicted as a member of Skeletor’s Evil Warriors, a group of villains dedicated to overthrowing Castle Grayskull and conquering Eternia. He was often portrayed as a loyal and cunning servant of Skeletor, utilizing his aquatic abilities and commanding sea creatures to aid in their evil plans. Mer-Man’s presence in the Filmation MOTU series added depth and excitement to the ongoing conflicts between He-Man and Skeletor. His underwater abilities and role as a loyal henchman made him an iconic and memorable part of the Masters of the Universe animated universe.

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Original Mer-Man Figure (1982): The first Mer-Man action figure was released in the initial wave of Masters of the Universe toys in 1982. Mer-Man was depicted as a green-skinned creature with webbed feet and hands. He wore a chest harness and carried a trident as his weapon. In the accompanying animated series, Mer-Man served as one of Skeletor’s henchmen, using his aquatic abilities to aid in his evil schemes. As seen below, Super7 made a vintage Filmation figure paying homage to his cartoon appearance.

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Stratos

You can access Stratos listing by clicking the image below!

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Stratos Official Images

Decked out in his classic gray, red, and blue paint apps, Stratos is ready for flight and will be landing in collector’s hands soon!

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Complete with the Staff of Avion, the Cartoon Collection pays homage to his classic accessory from the Filmation series.

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He looks amazing posed with this Staff and he is also ready to take flight.

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Stratos Tease

Stratos appears on the card back cross sell for Trap Jaw, and it’s great that we are getting another iconic Heroic Warrior in the Cartoon Collection. The Filmation version of Stratos has been made in the 5.5 inch scale back in 2019 for the Super 7 5.5″ Vintage Style line, which we will take a closer look at below.

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Stratos, the Winged Warrior from Avion is portrayed as one of He-Man’s most trusted friends and beloved Heroic Warrior. He appeared on a whooping 15 episodes of the Filmation Cartoon! The most memorable of his appearances has got to be Betrayal of Stratos where Hawke discovers Stratos struggling to repair the generator, and then accuses him sabotaging it. He then struggles to prove his innocence throughout the whole episode. At the end, of course we get a happy ending where the Egg of Avion is returned to its rightful place, and then the Bird People and Stratos cheer for He-Man.

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Original Startos Figure (1982): The first Stratos action figure was released in the initial wave of Masters of the Universe toys in 1982. Stratos was depicted as a grey skinned winged creature with red boots, red wings and cloth. He wore a blue jetpack chest harness and carried the staff of avion as his weapon. In the accompanying animated series, Stratos was one of the Heroic Warriors and assisted He-Man in his many battles against the Evil Warriors. As seen below, Super7 made a vintage Filmation figure paying homage to his cartoon appearance.

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Where to Buy

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Cartoon Collection Teela
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Complete Your MOTU Collection

Be sure to check out our Masters of the Universe shop pages where we’ve curated figures from MOTU Origins, Masterverse, Classics, Vintage and more so you can find the figures you need easier!

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