Check out the Stratos CGI Netflix Official images from the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animated series
In the most radical departure, the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animated CGI Netflix series has given the Stratos from yesteryear a complete makeover! This is common for the series and the design direction they chose is fantastic. If you grew up with Stratos, he was a pretty mediocre character and although part of the Original 8, he never stood out as one of those must have figures. Making his debut is Season 2, The He-Man CGI series has changed this with a brand new character design who is cocky, confident, and very full of himself!
CGI Animated Appearance
In the animated series, Stratos is clad in a light blue suit with wings that attach to his forearm gauntlets. He has the ability to retract his wings to hide them when he is not in flight but now that we look closer, he takes on a very MCU Falcon (Sam Wilson) appearance with his goggles, wing design, and flight suit.
Filmation Cartoon Comparison
The new Stratos animated design looks nothing like the Filmation cartoon, which is par for the course with the He-Man animated series. Looking for like a bird of a different race, the Stratos from the 80’s definilty had a distinct look as he was from a race of bird people from Avion. Now, the CGI Stratos is also King of Avion but he is a human vs. a bird’type creature. The wings attached to the wrists, the goggles, and the exposed chest are where the similarities end but enough of that, let’s take a closer look at the figure itself!
Stratos is on the core figure blister card where you can see an illustration of him in the upper left corner and the only parts you can see are his head and a little of his upper body. Like all of the other core figures, he has a demo of his Power Attack feature on the bottom left of the blister. This version of Stratos can best be described as angular and you can see that represented in his goggle design. In a power blue color scheme, the goggles are sculpted on to his head and they attach over his ears, which is a departure from the original Filmation Stratos design of the 80s where he wore a helmet and much of his face was hidden. The armor detail is a mix of blues, whites, and blue/gray tones that differentiate the armor from the rest of his outfit.
One of the cooler aspects of this figure are the yellow translucent wings that are posable by manipulating them around in a circle to give him a different look. The wings have some fine line sculpted detail to them, which plays nicely off the light given you can see through them. Aside from the wings, the chest armor is the most interesting part of the figure as it has some sculpted detail on the upper breast plate. The rear of the figure is pretty plain from a design standpoint as there is no paint app or decoration on the back of the loin cloth.
The front of the loin cloth has a very cool design that has a white paint app, which is set off by the powder blue that makes up the piece. The forearm gauntlets that have ports the wings attach to have bulky and have some flare at the ends. You would expect these to have a little more girth since they are packing some really cool tech inside to make the wings function and work so it is expected that apiece like this would be more substantial.
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