X-Ray Man, the stars of M.U.S.C.L.E., and now even a Battle Beast! Yes, Mattel has given us a pretty direct recreation of Triple Threat Snake from Hasbro's 1986 Battle Beasts line. This is definitely one of the coolest figures in the series and might prove confusing to casual observers as this figure, one might argue, is less of an homage to the original and more of an outright remake. Also odd is that unlike Adventure People or M.U.S.C.L.E. Mattel didn't create this property; Takara did! That's pretty crazy, right? Let's check out this fifth member of series 11 after the break...
Height: 2 7/8ths inches
Articulation: Swivel hips, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel wrists
Non-Scalper Price: $3-$4 dollars
* Here is a quick comparison between the Imaginext Snake Man (on the left) and an original Battle Beast (on the right). Hare Razing Rabbit is only about 2/3rds the size of the Imaginext Snake Man. Still, Imaginext nailed the style, didn't they?
* This guy is just really, really cool. He definitely looks like some sort of armored snake creature who wouldn't look out of place paling around with King Hsss and the other Snake Men from Masters of the Universe. The colors are spot on (including the cool little red things on the shoulders. Maybe blasters of some sort?) and the presence of the small title on the chest that on the original Battle Beasts revealed their strength (wood, water, or fire).
* The headsculpt is pretty cool. Even though this snake has a body, the way the "neck" is positioned definitely makes it look like this cobra is going to rear back and strike.
* I actually owned Triple Threat Snake as a kid but sadly I've lost the body over the years, though. I still have at least one of the arms, somehow. All that is to say that just like the vintage figure, this Snake Man has hands that looks like snakes themselves. That's a cool detail and I'm glad Mattel retained it here.
* While the Snake Man's weapon doesn't quite resemble the weapon of Triple Threat Snake (I think it looks more like Big Horn Sheep's weapon) it's still a very cool staff that fits the style of the figure quite well.
* Oddly enough, the spot where the original figure had a heat sensitive sticker is just a blank black box. I was hoping that rubbing it would cause something to appear, possibly a stylized version of the Imaginext logo. That would have been an incredibly cool feature, wouldn't it?
This is the first figure of Triple Threat Snake I've reviewed on the site. For more Imaginext Collectbile Figures, check out the following:
Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 2 by Fisher-Price (2014)
Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 3 by Fisher-Price (2014)
Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 4 by Fisher-Price (2015)
Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 5 by Fisher-Price (2015)
Crash Test Dummy
Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 6 by Fisher-Price (2015)
4 Arm Alien
Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 7 by Fisher-Price (2016)
Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 8 by Fisher-Price (2017)
Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 10 by Fisher-Price (2018)
Hot Dog Guy
Imaginext: Collectible Figures Series 11 by Fisher-Price (2018)
Centaur Horse Man