Masters Of The Universe Heroic Warrior

About This Vintage Toy

Stratos is the leader of the Avionians (Bird People), which is a tribe of winged monkey-like beings who reside on the highest peaks of the Mystic Mountains. Although all Avionians possess the power of flight, Stratos and several other Bird People have equipped themselves with rocket jet packs to increase flight speed and distance. The Avionian Bird People have a close friendship with He-Man, and Stratos is often called upon to assist him as one of his most trusted allies, heroic warriors. Utilizing Stratos’s flight abilities, bird-like eyes, and aerial acrobatics, Stratos is also a useful reconnaissance scout for He-Man’s Heroic Warriors.

 It is rumored that Mattel originally intended for the Stratos character to be on the side of evil. However, with Zodac becoming a neutral character, Mattel allegedly did not want evil characters to outnumber good heroic characters in the first eight-wave release, thus making Stratos a Heroic Warrior on the side of good.


The Stratos action figure stood five and one-half inches tall. The action figure offered 5 points of articulation with the hips, shoulders, and neck. An additional non-posable power punch action features a utilized spring-activated twist of his waist. When turned either right or left, the upper body would spring back to its returning forward-facing position, unleashing a power punch to any battling enemy during lay.

Included Accessories

Wings Outside (Blue Version)
Wings Inside (Blue Version)
Jet Pack (Red Version)
Wings Outside (Red Version)
Wings Inside (Red Version)
Jet Pack (Blue Version)

Action Figure Variations

The original eight figures, commonly known as eight backs to collectors, came from Taiwan. Most were released with “Taiwan 1982” markings. They had slight manufacturing differences when they were re-released with wave two, changing paint application, and armor strap length. The Stratos action figure did, however, offer two standard variations versions. A Red wings & blue jet pack version or blue wings and red jet pack version was made available. There is also a blue bearded version that is extremely rare and highly sought after on the current collectors market. In addition, international variations were also produced for Malaysia, Spain, India, Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico, and France for global markets.

Blue Wings and Red Jet Pack Version
Red Wings and Blue Jet Pack Version
Taiwan Version
Malaysia Version

Original Packaging

The packaging for the Stratos action figure on the original product launch did not include the 90-day warranty information. This was later added shortly after the initial launch with updated packaging. With the re-release of the wave one action figures for series two in 1983, the packaging card back was changed to add the additional wave two action figures and include additional illustrations and functionality instructions. The original first launch card back without the 90 day limited warranty text is slightly more valuable and sought after on the current collectors market.

Packaging Front

A total of three different card backs were produced during the original release of the Stratos action figure as information was later updated and added from 1981 -1983.

A total of three different card backs were produced during the original release of the Stratos action figure as information was later updated and added from 1981 -1983.

The 1982 Masters Of The Universe TV Commercial

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Collector’s Price Guide

ImageProduct NameAllianceTypeSeriesYearMLCMIB / MWCMISB / MOC (Taiwan)Heroic WarriorsAction Figure11981$135$175$1,250 WarriorsAction Figure11981$45$95$425 WarriorsAction Figure11981$45$95$795 WarriorsAction Figure11981$50$100$750 ManEvil WarriorsAction Figure11981$100$150$825 WarriorsAction Figure11981$45$95$650 (Taiwan)Evil WarriorsAction Figure11981$100$150$1,600 Figure11981$45$95$700 CatHeroic WarriorsAction Beast11981$50$155$450 RamHeroic Warriors Vehicle11981$45$155$550 RaiderHeroic Warriors Vehicle11981$95$145$590 GrayskullHeroic Warriors Playset11981$350$600$1,850 Whole CollectionNASERIES 1 TOTAL11981$1,105$2,010$10,435 Skeletor (Mexico)Evil WarriorsAction Figure11981$150$150$1,850 Skeletor (Taiwan Half Boot)Evil WarriorsAction Figure11981$125$165$2,200 He-Man (Mexico)Heroic WarriorsAction Figure11981$155$180$1,600 Mer-Man (Green Belt)Evil WarriorsAction Figure11981$55$155$1,025 WarriorsAction Figure21983$25$75$895 (weapons pack/pink tubes)Heroic WarriorsAction Figure21983$85$125 (France)Heroic WarriorsAction Figure21983 ManHeroic WarriorsAction Figure21983$40$90$950 WarriorsAction Figure21983$135$185$1,595 WarriorsAction Figure21983$35$85$400 JawEvil WarriorsAction Figure21983$70$120$850 Evil WarriorsAction Figure21983$45$95$775 (Malaysia)Evil WarriorsAction Figure21983$50$100 WarriorsAction Figure21983$45$120$200 WarriorsAction Figure21983$50$155$550 TrakHeroic WarriorsVehicle21983$50$85$400 Dread & Talon FighterHeroic WarriorsVehicle21983$100$175$590 WarriorsAction Figure21983$45$120$200 Armor He-ManHeroic WarriorsAction Figure31984$60$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure31984$30$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure31984$35$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure31984$30$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure31984$0$0$0 AdamHeroic WarriorsAction Figure31984$50$0$0 Armor SkeletorEvil WarriorsAction Figure31984$50$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure31984$20$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure31984$25$0$0 KhanEvil WarriorsAction Figure31984$18$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure31984$45$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure31984$20$0$0 WalkerHeroic WarriorsVehicle31984$50$85$0 RipperHeroic WarriorsVehicle31984$30$80$0 WarriorsVehicle31984$20$100$0 WarriorsVehicle31984$25$110$0 MountainEvil WarriorsPlayset31984$350$450$950 PakNeutralAccessories31984$40$70$0 CaseNeutralAccessories31984$45$80$160 Punch He-ManHeroic WarriorsAction Figure41985$75$0$0 ManHeroic WarriorsAction Figure41985$30$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure41985$25$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure41985$40$0$0 Blaster SkeletorEvil WarriorsAction Figure41985$210$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure41985$30$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure41985$35$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure41985$30$0$0 HordeAction Figure41985$55$0$0 HordeAction Figure41985$25$0$0 (Brown Face)Evil HordeAction Figure41985$175$195$1,600 HordeAction Figure41985$20$0$0 HordeAction Figure41985$15$0$0 HordeAction Figure41985$50$90$0 WarriorsVehicle41985$40$85$0 BonesHeroic WarriorsVehicle41985$60$75$0 SharkEvil WarriorsVehicle41985$70$0$0 StalkerEvil WarriorsVehicle41985$40$0$0 WarriorsVehicle41985$125$0$0 ZoneEvil HordePlayset41985$0$0$0 Punch AmmoHeroic WarriorsAccessories41985$0$0$0 Fist He-ManHeroic WarriorsAction Figure51986$90$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure51986$50$0$0 BlastHeroic WarriorsAction Figure51986$80$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure51986$40$0$0 SpoutHeroic WarriorsAction Figure51986$70$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure51986$40$0$0 Claws SkeletorEvil WarriorsAction Figure51986$230$0$0 HordakEvil HordeAction Figure51986$0$0$0 HordeAction Figure51986$60$0$0 TrooperEvil HordeAction Figure51986$0$0$0 BotEvil HordeAction Figure51986$0$0$0 HissSnake MenAction Figure51986$40$0$0 MenAction Figure51986$30$0$0 LashorSnake MenAction Figure51986$45$0$0 HawkHeroic WarriorsVehicle51986$0$0$0 BoltHeroic WarriorsVehicle51986$45$0$0 FighterEvil WarriorsVehicle51986$0$0$0 HordeAction Figure51986$100$0$0 HordeAction Figure51986$0$0$0 WarriorsAccessories51986$0$0$0 SledHeroic WarriorsAccessories51986$0$0$0 StalkerHeroic WarriorsAccessories51986$25$0$0 VatEvil HordeAccessories51986$0$0$0 WarriorsPlayset51986$0$0$0 PitEvil HordePlayset51986$100$155$0 ChampHeroic WarriorsAction Figure61987$145$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure61987$0$0$0 RandorHeroic WarriorsAction Figure61987$250$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure61987$160$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure61987$0$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure61987$0$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure61987$250$0$0 GlowEvil WarriorsAction Figure61987$0$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure61987$0$0$0 SawEvil HordeAction Figure61987$0$0$0 HordeAction Figure61987$0$0$0 HordeAction Figure61987$165$0$0 FaceSnake MenAction Figure61987$0$0$0 MenAction Figure61987$0$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure61987$0$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure61987$0$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure61987$0$0$0 MenAction Figure61987$0$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure61987$0$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure61987$0$0$0 RexSnake MenAction Figure61987$0$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure61987$0$0$0 CatHeroic WarriorsAction Figure61987$0$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure61987$0$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure61987$0$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure61987$0$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure61987$0$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure61987$0$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure61987$0$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure61987$0$0$0 WarriorsAction Figure61987$0$0$0 Blaster and ArtillerayHeroic WarriorsAccessories61987$0$0$0 ClimberHeroic WarriorsAccessories61987$0$0$0 ToolsHeroic WarriorsAccessories61987$0$0$0 AttackEvil WarriorsAccessories61987$0$0$0 Monsters61987$45$0$0 Power He-ManHeroic WarriorsAction Figure71988$0$0$0 Light SkeletorHeroic WarriorsAction Figure71988$0$0$0

How To Use This Price Guide

MLC = “Mint Loose Condition” This is when the action figure or Vehicle is in excellent condition,  and is loose and “complete” with all original accessories, but without the packaging and original included paperwork.

MIB = “Mint in box” This is when the collectible is in excellent condition,  and is loose and “complete” with all original accessories and original included paperwork.

MWC = “Mint with Card Back” This is when an action figure os is excellent condition,  and is loose and “complete” with all original accessories, however included the original card back fully intact. If the original blister bubble is intact, It can bring additional value depending on the condition of the blister bubble.

MISB = “Mint in Sealed Box” This is when the Collectible is in excellent condition,  and is factory sealed and was never opened or used.

MOC = “Mint on card” This Is when the action figure is in excellent condition and is factory sealed and it’s original blister bubble and was never opened or used.

COMPLETE = “Complete” This is when the collectible is 100% complete with all of its accessories. Additional paperwork included with the original package does increase the overall value but does not necessarily consider the item complete

DISCLAIMER: All values are estimated by Retro Toy Quest and subject to change and discrepancy, depending on the advanced nature of any collector. Retro Toy Quest holds no responsibility for any possible inaccuracies displayed within this reference guide, and values may often fluctuate in the current collectors market prior to or after published updates. Variants, Unpunched, Graded, Early Releases, International, and other unique variations may fetch a higher price point on the collectors market.