Masters of the Universe Origins Snake Mountain Playset now available to pre-order

After being officially announced as part of the massive Mattel Fall Release Masterverse and Origins Catalogue drop back in March, the eagerly-anticipated Masters of the Universe Origins Snake Mountain Playset is now available to pre-order ahead of its August 2023 release!

While some of the early production models we got glimpses of looked a little too pink, this final colour scheme appears to be pretty damn authentic to the 1984 original, albeit with a little less white, which I was never really a huge fan of anyway.

The whole thing has been scaled up to accommodate some creative displaying and/or playing options, and the amount of accessories has been increased significantly. While the original only had a ladder and a couple of chains, this 2023 release includes a weapons rack, various assorted beasties and, perhaps most excitingly, Skeletor’s throne!

The price point, which ranges between $80-85 depending on where you’re looking, is actually pretty reasonable too, which should hopefully make this an accessible purchase for  nostalgia-fueled collectors and excited kids alike.

Here’s the official Mattel blurb:

This Masters of the Universe Origins playset is inspired by the Snake Mountain lair in the Dark Hemisphere of Eternia. It was created as an homage to the ’80s but with a bigger and better modern design.

A huge snake dominates the top of the playset that also features a trap door, dungeon, Skeletor throne, “acid pool,” and escape tunnel. The playset is made for 5.5-inch Origins figures for an epic display. Colors and decorations may vary.

– MOTU Origins Snake Mountain playset from the dark side of Eternia

– Created as an homage to the 80’s with modern twists and surprises

– The front of the playset features a Wolf head that spins to an opening gate

– Snake on top can pick up any Origins figure in its mouth – or knock it off the platform! Each figure sold separately.

– As a figure moves up the stairs and through the upper gate — BAM! It will drop through the trapdoor and into the cage that can be moved to the dungeon underneath Skeletor’s throne for safekeeping.

– To get to throne, figures must pass by the wolf head and intimidating spider. To get out, watch out for the “acid pool” on the way to the hidden escape tunnel!

The MOTU Origins Snake Mountain Playset is currently available to pre-order at the links below:

Entertainment Earth – CLICK HERE

Big Bad Toy Store – CLICK HERE

Mattel Creations – CLICK HERE

The writer of this piece was: Craig Neilson-Adams (aka Ceej)
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