Lot # 9: 1984 MOTU: Snake Mountain CAS 80+ (First Release)

Category: Platinum Lots

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 8 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2022 Fall Premier Auction",
which ran from 9/30/2022 6:00 PM to
10/16/2022 5:00 PM



Presented is a rare factory sealed FIRST RELEASE Snake Mountain in outstanding condition.  First release Snake Mountains are exceedingly rare and are considered a grail item amongst high-end MOTU collectors.  Mattel recognized very early on that Snake Mountain was a bit too dark for children.  Initially the front of the box read “I am the Spirit of Snake Mountain”.  This was quickly amended to “I am the Voice of Snake Mountain”.  Additionally, the yellow burst in the bottom corner initially read “Voice of Evil”.  This was changed to “Voice of Snake Mountain”.  A factory sealed first release “dark” version of Snake Mountain is very difficult to locate, and this is the first one we have had the privilege to offer to our collectors.  CAS has assigned it a strong 80+ overall grade.  Box quality and cover art are outstanding.  The reverse is looks great as well!  Truly a most impressive specimen of one of the more popular and elusive playsets of the 1980s.  We expect lots of action on this lot as many high-end MOTU collectors will see a rare opportunity to add this one to their collection.  Approximately 26.5 x 6 x 20 inches.  Encapsulated by CAS (80+), #10184003

 

Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000

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