Mattel has sent along some new assets for their upcoming Masters of the Universe: Origins Snake Mountain Playset, which kicks off for pre-order on April 28th, 2023. In addition to the new images and details, we have a look at episode 1 of MOTU’s Toymation series (the first of a four-part series that will continue throughout this year on YouTube featuring Skeletor and Snake Mountain), product one sheet for you to reference, as well as a video that details the making of this iconic playset.
This detailed 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 80’s, but a bigger and better, more modern design.
In front, a huge snake with animation styling dominates the tops with multiple points of articulation and a hinge jaw that can pick up Origins figures or knock them off the upper platform. Stairs and walkways have been widened to accommodate Origins figures, with additional out pegs added for easier placement. A detachable bridge is included as a single piece to link both sides of the maintain when open and soft-plastic shackles as placed with easy grip on unfortunate prisoners.
Once inside, extensive features include a trap door, removable dungeon with two different placement options, Skeletor throne, acid pool and escape tunnel. To get to the throne, figures must survive the trap door, bypass the rotating wolf head and the intimidating, removable spieder. If caught, they may end up in the prison or worse, the acid pool where added pegs allow for modular placement of figures or creatures. Escape through the full tunnel with soft plastic vine coverings, but beware – Skeletor’s henchmen can gear up with additional weapons rack and accessories.