Someone on ebay recently sold me a carded Sammy Steel for cheap. It’s nice to get to see one of the packaging cards again after all these years.
Face Mountain was apparently the most common set, because I’ve seen other people selling the same set on ebay before. It’s basically a more kid-friendly version of Mighty Max Grapples with Battlecat…except Sammy actually came with a cat! The sabretooth tiger figure is pretty neat, and with a bit of a repaint would make a good stand-in for the tiger in the Max set.
I noticed, too, that this Face Mountain uses different materials than the one I originally got. The fourth photo shows my original villain figures next to the new ones. The left caveman is badly painted in fleshtones and likely molded from the same brown plastic as the playset itself. The same goes for the tiger, which has a slightly better paintjob. The figures on the right were molded from fleshtone plastic and painted a bit less amateurishly. The titular face on top of the new playset’s outer lid is also more defined and a bit less faded. I’m guessing this was a later release with better materials.
This playset has never been opened ’til now (the packaging was falling apart when I bought it, and fell completely away in transit), so it’s in pristine condition. Hopefully I’ll come into more carded sets in the future.