MOTU Origins Snout Spout Hands on Review
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MOTU Origins Deluxe Snout Spout Hands On Review

Summary

In a one two punch, Wave 9 brings us two very exciting deluxe figures, Leech and Snout Spout. Join us for a very highly anticipated Snout Spout MOTU Origins deluxe hands-on review and boy did we have fun with his action feature! If you haven’t already checked out our hands on review of Leech, be sure to do so because it’s spectacular! We are now excited to bring you a full hands-on review of Snout Spout

Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins Pack out
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins Pack out

The Heroic Eternian Firefighter was first released by Mattel in 1985. Mattel did an excellent job on Snout Spouts design paying homage to his vintage counterpart, with a robotic elephant face, orange body red gloves, blue shorts and black boots. This version of Snout Spout comes with both a MOTU classics looking head and a vintage style head. The MOTU classics style head shown below looks to have an articulated snout that can move up and down and in a circle. Snout Spout also comes equipped with his firefighting axe and a water tank backpack as well, which makes him look really great all geared up! The fantastic thing with this deluxe figure is that you can change his look and use his vintage style head that connect to the soft squeezable red water tank backpack by which you can fill and spray water out of his firefighting elephant nose with the spray action feature!

Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins action pose 8
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins action pose 1

Here you can see Snout Spout with his Classics Style head. As mentioned above his nose is articulated and moves up and down and in a circle. He has a more serious look, and a little less robotic than the vintage style head. He includes this plastic water tank backpack that simply clips onto his back. He uses the standards Origins He-Man buck in an orange outfit but has new style purple gloves, a new belt and waste design and new boots. He is wearing grey chest straps which have a notch in the back which you can clip his two included backpacks into.

Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins front
MOTU Origins Snout Spout front
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins back with backpack
MOTU Origins Snout Spout back
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins right side
MOTU Origins Snout Spout right side
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins left side
MOTU Origins Snout Spout left side

Here we can see Snout Spout with his vintage style head, except here his head is connected to his red soft plastic backpack with a tube that allows you to suck water thru his nose by dipping his nose in a cup of water and squeezing the backpack, therefore sucking the water into the backpack reservoir, and then by squeezing the backpack, water comes squirting out thru his nose! This differs from the vintage figure, where you would actually fill Snout Spouts torso with water thru a little hole in the backpack which was molded onto vintage Snout Spout’s body. But we will cover that more in-depth in our vintage comparison below.

Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins vintage style front
MOTU Origins Snout Spout vintage style front
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins vintage style back
MOTU Origins Snout Spout vintage style back
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins vintage style right side
MOTU Origins Snout Spout vintage style right side
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins vintage style left side
MOTU Origins Snout Spout vintage style left side

Packaging

Axel Gimenez brings us yet another work of art with Snout Spout’s card back art. Starting on the front, we get a wonderful illustration of Snout Spout, as is included with all the deluxe figures. He is seen spraying his water blasting attack! This added illustration on the front really added a heaping spoon of nostalgia to the packaging. I wish Mattel would include illustrations on the single card releases as well because it just adds that much extra nostalgia to the packaging and looks amazing for those MOC collectors displays! Snout Spout comes packaged with his modern classics style head and is packed out with a ton of accessories. You can see the vintage style head and water squirting red backpack, great water tank backpack and fighter fighter’s axe.

Package Contents

  • Snout Spout figure
  • Backpack
  • Water spray snout
  • Axe
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins Package Front
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins Package Front
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins Package back
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins Package rear

The card back art brings us some spectacular artwork. The deluxe Snout Spout card art inspiration draws heavily on the vintage card back as you can see Snout Spout fending off an attack from the dreaded Snake Men. In the vintage art, Snout Spout is actively hosing down Tung Lashor and King Hiss in an action shot that was ahead of its time. In the new card art, however, it looks like Snout Spout is just starting his altercation with King Hiss and Kobra Kahn as Hiss looks like he is on the ready to use his Snake Staff as a baseball bat and swat the water away! If we know anything about the physics of water, this is a futile move! The scene is set in a wooded forest, and we are guessing this is taking place on Etheria as Snout Spout was featured in the She-Ra Filmation cartoon. It is great to see the Snake Men again as both King Hiss and Kobra Khan are rumored to be joining the Origins line in 2023.

Snout Spout MOTU Origins Deluxe Card Art
Snout Spout MOTU Origins Deluxe Card Art

Action Feature

The vintage Snout Spout action figure was known for his waterspray action feature. Well, the new Origins version, still retains that feature as the yellow burst on the front of the packaging indicates ” Nose Sprays douses the enemies’ firepower”. As you can see on the back of the package, you simply use the vintage style head of Snout Spout and clip his backpack on. Fill a cup with clean water, it has to be clean now, no dirty water please! Press on the backpack, as it made of soft rubber, so really you can squeeze it anywhere and Snout Spout sucks water into the backpack reservoir. Then ‘Hose down your enemies” by pressing the backpack and aiming Snout Spouts nose! You can use his fireman’s axe upside down to help hold his nose up.

Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins Package back action feature

Here you can see how easy it is to fill Spout Snout with water. By simply dipping Snout Spout’s nose in a cup of water and squeezing the backpack, it sucks the water thru his nose, thru the tube and into the backpack reservoir. Then by squeezing the backpack, water comes squirting out thru his nose! If you squeeze the backpack from the sides, I find that the water spray is actually quite powerful and is sure a lot of fun! This differs from the vintage figure, where you would actually fill Snout Spouts torso with water thru a little hole in the backpack which was molded onto vintage Snout Spout’s body. This is a vast improvement so you can use Snout Spout with both his different heads, and he won’t have to be carrying water around in his torso.

Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins action feature water
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins action feature water spray

I have to tell you, I had so much fun trying Snout Spout’s action feature out. And to help us with this demonstration, we have a couple villains making guest appearances today! Let’s welcome Leech and Clawful to help demonstrate Snout Spout’s water spraying feature, shall we. Just look at the photos below and read the captions!

Snout Spout vs Clawful & Leech Masters of the Universe Origins
Leech and Clawful are on the attack!
Leech gets the upper hand and tries to suction Snout Spout!
Snout Spout retaliates and Leech is all wet!
Look out, here comes Clawful!
Snout Spout vs Clawful Masters of the Universe Origins
Clawful uses his powerful claw to grip Snout Spout nose to stop his powerful spray!
Snout Spout vs Clawful Masters of the Universe Origins wet
But Snout Spout slips out of Clawful’s grip and now Clawful is all wet!

Head

The head that comes packed with Snout Spout is the reminiscent of the MOTU Classics Style head. He has a more serious look, and a little less robotic than the vintage style head. Snout Spout’s nose is articulated and moves up and down and in a circle. It is not bendable as previously thought as it is made of a hard plastic like the rest of his head. He has large elephant like ears and rivets on his forehead and on the back of his head as well.

Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins head close up
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins head back

As mentioned above, Snout Spout’s alternate head is a beautiful homage to the vintage action figure. Except this head is connected to his red soft plastic backpack with a tube that allows you to suck water thru his nose by dipping his nose in a cup of water and squeezing the backpack, therefore sucking the water into the backpack reservoir. Squeezing the backpack then activates his water squirting action feature thru his nose! This look of Snout Spout’s head is more docile looking and much more of a robotic elephant look with the black computer circuit accents and black rivets. His nose is made of a softer plastic so you can bend it.

Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins vintage style head close up
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins vintage back close up

Chest & Back

Snout Spout’s chest is made of the standard humanoid Origins muscular buck in a reddish orange color. He includes silver chest straps, which strap on with the same type of straps as the rest of the Origins figures. The straps on the back have a notch where the two different backpacks slot into to hold into place.

Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins chest front
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins back close up

Arms / Waist / Legs

Snout Spout’s arms are symmetrical and are made of the standard humanoid Origins muscular buck arms in a reddish orange color. He does have a unique purple glove design with accent lines on the gloves and hands. He includes only two gripping hands and no alternate hands.

Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins right arm
MOTU Origins Snout Spout right arm
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins left arm
MOTU Origins Snout Spout left arm

His waist design is unique to Snout Spout, which a black belt with a large silver belt buckle. He is wearing plain blue shorts, unlike the rest of the Masters of the Universe figures who are typically outfitted with loin cloths.

Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins waist front
MOTU Origins Snout Spout waist front
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins waist rear
MOTU Origins Snout Spout waist back

Snout Spout’s legs are symmetrical and are made of the standard humanoid Origins muscular buck legs in a reddish orange color. He does have a unique black boot design with accent lines on his boots.

Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins legs front
MOTU Origins Snout Spout legs front
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins legs rear
MOTU Origins Snout Spout legs back
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins right leg
MOTU Origins Snout Spout right leg
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins left leg
MOTU Origins Snout Spout left leg

Accessories

Snout Spout comes packed with a vintage style alternate head that is attached to a soft red plastic backpack that holds water. He also includes a standard plastic silver colored backpack and his firefighting axe. Let’s take a close look at each below.

Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins accessories

Alternate Head & Water containing Backpack: As mentioned above, this alternate head molded after the Vintage action figure. The head is connected to the red soft plastic backpack with a black tube that allows you to suck water thru his nose. You simply dip his nose in a cup of water and squeeze the backpack, therefore sucking the water into the backpack reservoir. Then by squeezing the backpack, it activates his water squirting action feature thru his nose! This vintage look of Snout Spout’s head is more docile looking and much more of a robotic elephant look with the black computer circuit accents and black rivets. His nose is made of a softer plastic so you can bend it.

Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins alternate head and water backpack
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins action pose 5

Silver Water tank Backpack: This backpack is made of a silver-colored plastic with a purple colored painted strap molded onto it. There is a round meter at the top painted in white. I am not sure is this is supposed to represent water level or if these are oxygen tanks, but either way, they are a cool upgrade to this classic figure. The backpack slots into the notch in on the back his chest straps and stays rather nicely.

Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins backpack
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins backpack on

Firefighter Axe: Snout Spout comes with his classic looking silver firefighter’s axe. If you turn his axe upside down, there is a u-shaped end that you can use to hold and aim Snout Spout’s nose while he is attacking his enemies with his water blasting attack.

Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins firefighter axe
Snout Spout vs Clawful Masters of the Universe Origins wet

Night of the Leech Mini Comic

In the included mini comic that comes with the new Leech Origins Deluxe action figure is “Night of the Leech”. Spoiler alert, we will show you the entire mini comic below, so if you don’t want to know, stopping reading now LOL …

Leech Masters of the Universe Origins Mini Comic Night of the Leeach cover
Night of the Leech Mini Comic
Leech Masters of the Universe Origins Mini Comic Night of the Leeach back
Night of the Leech back cover

In “Night of the Leech”, He-Man, Buzz-Off, Stratos, and Snout Spout find themselves in the Swamp of Gangoon. When all of a sudden, He-Man gets sucked under the swamp by none other than Leech! Not heeding the warning of his heroic friends, Buzz-Off takes off from the rest of the group to search for He-Man.

Leech Masters of the Universe Origins Mini Comic Night of the Leeach pgs 1-2
Night of the Leech Mini Comic pages 1 & 2

Leech sneaks up on Buzz-Off and captures him! Snout Spout and Stratos are left looking for their flying friend, when they encounter a shadowing figure that looks like He-Man. But wait, that’s not He-Man…. no it’s more awful than that….. it’s Zombie Slime Pit He-Man!! What has Leech done to their Heroic Leader?! Slime Pit He-Man attacks Snout Spout and Stratos, carrying Stratos off to an unknown location.

Leech Masters of the Universe Origins Mini Comic Night of the Leeach pgs 3-4
Night of the Leech Mini Comic pages 3 & 4

Snout Spout tracks Slime Pit He-Man back to the evil Horde hideout, the Slime Pit! Where he finds Leech waiting to attack him! But wait, not only is Leech attacking… but the ones who he thought were his friends are now attacking him too! To Snout Spout’s horror, He-Man, Stratos and Buzz-Off have all been turned into Slime-Pit Zombies!! Spount Spout may not be as powerful as He-Man, but what Leech doesn’t realize is, his evil plan is about to fail! Snout Spout uses his powerful elephant spray to wash the evil slime off his heroic friends, releasing them of their slime zombie spells! And now Leech is now surrounded by the Heroic Warriors, ready to surrender!

Leech Masters of the Universe Origins Mini Comic Night of the Leeach pgs 5-6
Night of the Leech Mini Comic pages 5 & 6

Vintage figure comparison

In a perfect tribute to the vintage action figure, Mattel nailed it when it came to translating Snout Spout into the Origins version. They got the look of his head perfect, but on the Origins version, there is a black tube connected to the back of his head. Mattel is always trying to improve on the vintage designs, so in the case of the vintage Snout Spout, the water reservoir used to be in his back, and you opened up the cap and filled his torso full of water, then pressed the button on his back to activate the water squirting feature, kind of like an old school water gun. The water ran thru a tube on the interior of the figure and came out of his nose. The Origins version is an improvement on this idea because of the ability to swap heads, they no longer ran the tube for water thru the interior torso of the figure, but in this case used the vintage style head with a tube on the outside connected to a soft backpack that sucked water thru his nose by squeezing the backpack while dipping his nose in a cup water, thereby sucking water into the backpack. This allowed for them to maintain both the articulation in his head and the swappability. The rest of Snout Spout’s design matches the vintage figure to a tee! From the orange body suit, black and silver belt, purple gloves and black boots. This Origins figure is a perfect modern rendition of the vintage action figure.

Vintage Left, Origins Right
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins vintage comparison back
Vintage Left, Origins Right
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins vintage comparison right
Vintage Left, Origins Right
Snout Spout Masters of the Universe Origins vintage comparison left
Vintage Left, Origins Right

Rating

Rating: 7 out of 7.

Rating: 6.5 out of 7.

Toy Sorceress

Michael

I absolutely love how Mattel translated Snout Spout into an Origins figure. They alternate head sculpts, different backpacks and improvement on the water squirting feature make this Origins figure nearly perfect. This really is the perfect modern version of Snout Spout and for that I give him a 7.0 out of 7 stars.

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