This past weekend, the new Transformers Prime episode Operation Bumblebee told a story of how the Autobot Bumblebee was defeated by MECH, who forged an alliance with Starscream. How appropriate then that recently released in Asia is a new Transformers Prime two-pack featuring all these characters! With his grip on power weakening, Megatron finds himself vulnerable for the first time. Starscream is there to take advantage of it. But with leadership within his reach, Starscream must still deal with Bumblebee and the Autobots - a truly tough opponent to overcome.
The Ultimate Opponents set consists of redecos of First Edition Bumblebee and Starscream - Bumblebee
now sports a more orangey plastic and some blue stripes which fade to black along the length of his bodywork, while Starscream
is redecoed with purple highlights which you could consider to be "Dark Energon" - after all, Starscream has made use of it in the past.
The set also includes PVC figures of human villains Silas and a MECH Trooper
, plus a DVD featuring the episodes Convoy, Sick Mind and Out of his Head - MECH's debut episode, and a Bumblebee focus two-part episode with a lot of Starscream screentime.
Overall, it is a fun set, great if you missed the First Edition toys last time out, or if you are a fan of redecos or VS sets. The set is already out in Asia, and it is also slated for a potential Canadian release.
Click the links below and check out our gallery! Stay tuned for more Transformers Prime toy goodness! Transformers Prime Bumblebee - Ultimate Opponents VS Set
Transformers Prime Starscream - Ultimate Opponents VS Set
Transformers Prime Silas & MECH Trooper - Ultimate Opponents VS Set