Someone Bought This: Hasbro Jake “The Snake” Roberts rubber Damien snake and bag

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Jake The Snack rubber snake box

(I know R.D has already posted this same item as a “SBT Classic, but I found some alternative pictures of it).

In 1991 the WWF and Hasbro actually had the gaul to sell an overpriced 40″ long rubber snake and nylon drawstring bag to kids.

And what’s worse is that they did it not long after Earthquake “squashed” the real Damien! Talk about some weird marketing synergy…

I guess this toy was good for kids who either wanted to be like Jake Roberts, or kids who just wanted to pretend to be Earthquake crushing Damien into oblivion.

Please note that this is the “Official” WWF Snake In A Bag(™) as opposed to all those other knockoff rubber snakes out there, I guess (?). I guess the thing this has going for it is Jake’s logo is on the bag.

Jake The Snake rubber snake and bag

And of course, at the age of 8 I thought this was really, really cool because I liked both Jake and his snake, so I asked Mom to buy it for me. It was probably retailing for $19.99 or some absurd amount back then.

Stupid lousy effective WWF Marketing Department…

I want to give full credit to this PW Torch article for all of the pictures and information I used here. Check it out for more details about the rarity of this toy and what it sells for today.

Did any of you Crappers have this? Comment below and let us know!

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18 Responses to "Someone Bought This: Hasbro Jake “The Snake” Roberts rubber Damien snake and bag"
  1. Raven7309 says:

    Is it just me, or does it appear as if Jake is either pissed off or giving the stink eye?

  2. James says:

    I’m sure as hell glad I didnt see this when I was like 5. I WOULD HAVE WANTED IT SO BAD!!!! haha. Jake the Snake was the man back in the day. Also I would go as far as to call the look on this face an impliced face palm.

  3. zstoots says:

    No doubt I had this. It put off a really strong rubber smell. I took it to the extreme when I was a toddler. This rubber toy was enough so I bought a balled python. The Hulk Hogan wrestling buddy had it crawling all over him after the DDT.

  4. joseole says:

    I had this as a kid, and still have it somewhere in the house.

  5. Kathy Hall says:

    How can I get one of these My Grandson wants one really bad
    Thank You A
    Desperate Grandma

    • Drew says:

      These are hard to find; however, Pet Smart is having a sale on anacondas and pythons this week. Why get the kid a rubber snake that smells like cheap liquor when you can get the real thing?

  6. Sean Bateman says:

    You gotta love the “you will be dinner for two pythons” look that Jake is giving

  7. John C says:

    It was ironic because it usually Jake in the bag most of the time.

  8. Drew says:

    I’ve got one of these. In the box, too.

  9. Thomas Moffatt says:

    I take objection to this – I am 34 and I think this is really, really cool!!!

  10. Geoff says:

    A rubber snake? In a bag? With the Jake the Snake Roberts logo? Sold by WWE/F? INgenious! What will they think of next? Little plastic figures that actually move their arms and legs Pffff… like that’s ever gonna happen…

  11. Mav says:

    That’s the same snake that attacked the Warrior!

  12. Mister Forth says:

    Perfect after you DDTed that kid in the sandbox.

  13. Thomas Moffatt says:

    If you get bored with it you can dangle it out of the front of your pants like a fake penis…

  14. Anonymous says:

    This is probably my favorite piece of wrestling merchandise EVER and I actually knew a kid in elementary school who had this and went as Jake “The Snake” Roberts for Halloween one year. Probably THE coolest costume out of any kid at our school at least for that year, if not ever.

  15. Ed says:

    Looks like the snake he used to attack Savage in the ring with.

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