In Venezuela, in terms of the mold, all Roto Stratos share the same basic characteristics. This includes the hard rubber head, blank torso, blank harness, and wings with a very light “TAIWAN” indentation. While the torso is a hard PVC plastic, the limbs are a hard rubber that has a certain degree of flexibility. I would not call them soft and rubbery like the roto khan, but they do have some bend to them. They remind me of Top Toys reedition limbs in their consistency.
Where Roto Stratos differ significantly from one to the next is in the colors. You see variations in color primarily in the face paint, belt color, and of course, in the wings.
The standard belt color is the red belt (right), but on a few variations you can see how they’ve used the Beastman short paint app, and painted the belt green (left). The green belt is a particularly difficult variant to find.
The face paint can vary from the standard peach (left) to a unique, pale light green (right). The blue of the googles seems to take on a more greenish hue as well. Part of this might be attributed to some discoloration, but at this point I do believe it’s a legit factory color difference.
The accessories can come in 3x different combinations. Blue harness with blue wings, Blue harness with red wings, and red harness with blue wings. I’ve never seen or heard of a red on red combination, but I don’t discard the possibility. The accessories are made of a particular PVC plastic that is very fragile. One of the quickest ways to ID a roto wing is to look at the stress marks/cracks in the wrist cuffs.
The green belt Stratos seems to be found typically with 2 combinations. Either all blue, or a blue harness/red wing combination. The red belt Stratos seems to be found with all 3 combinations (all blue, red harness/blue wing, and blue harness/red wing).
Additionally, there’s anecdotal evidence there exists a dark green shorts, red belt Stratos. This might just be heavy discoloration (blue discolors to dark green), but I wouldn’t discard the possibility of a legit factory color in a dark green.
With Rotoplast, it’s important to always keep an open mind, due to the sheer amount of variance found from figure to figure. As I’ve mentioned in the past, each figure is like a fingerprint. No 2 seems to be exactly the same.