Being solid black, the 1982 Snake Eyes v1 figure, commando, is not particularly hard to find in near mint condition. For the extrememly discerning, it may be difficult to find a v1 Snake Eyes with shoulder joints that are still painted black. The paint on this area wears quickly, and is typically rubbed off to a silver finish. The only other real issue is that he is often missing his explosives pouch or the strap on this pouch may be broken.
Snake Eyes is one of the more desirable figures of the 1982 line, especially if he is still MOC. He was also the only Joe (non-Cobra) figure whose name and birthplace were "Classified," creating a strong mystique for the character.
As with all straight-arm G.I.Joe figures, the elbows are a concern. They may be cracked, chipped, or even discolored from stress.
Snake Eyes as 2 words, without a hyphen, is the correct spelling of this figure's code name as spelled on his file card and packaging. However, it is often mispelled as either:
Snake-Eyes or Snakeeyes