Well, first of all, great review, aside from a few blurry photos, you did a nice job.
Secondly, I agree with your opinion on the snakes, they are a bit outlandish. The advertisement in the middle of the instructions is just plain silly. I noticed that it comes with some very interesting pieces, are those small thin black things in the 8th picture Fantasy Era black skeleton arms? If so, they alone make the set of interest to me (my black skeletons need new arms...
). The snake staff is pretty funny looking, and ridiculously big IMO. The shoulder armor (called pauldrons, just for anyone who didn't know that) actually looks pretty nice, but a little large.
Oh yeah, the drop actually does mean venom.
Some folk we never forget
Some kind we never forgive
Haven’t seen the back of us yet
We’ll fight as long as we live