There have been a few special decos showing up at Target stores as of late. The newest is a special 2-pack featuring Optimus Prime and Predaking with new colors. The box features “Predacons Rising”, the movie that is coming up soon. Will we see yet another change in Optimus before this series is over?
The two figures are the same as in the Beast Hunters line, featuring the same weapons and body styles. The change is in the paint. I don’t know if I would have gone for this pack other than the fact that Optimus is sporting quite a good paint job that looks like he is a part of the Elite Guard. There has not been a mention of the Elite Guard in this series so far, but we did hear quite a bit about it in Transformers: Animated.
Predaking is sporting more purple. Ah, purple. The go-to color for Transformers bad guys. What is up with all of the purple Decepticons (and now Predacons)? Anyway, he looks good with the purple. These are the Commander Class figures, so a little bigger than the tiny Legion Class guys. It is a nice scale since you get the small size, but you also get a lot more articulation.
These two are nearly the same size in robot mode. Pretty close to the show’s proportions.
In beast mode, almost all of the orange Predaking sports all but disappears. That is a nice touch. I am not a huge fan of this mode for Predaking. He has tiny back legs which makes him look like a bodybuilder that only works on his upper body. His cannon also becomes his tail, so it just sticks out back there.
I like Optimus’ alternate mode a lot more. This is one mean looking truck. In this color scheme, it looks even better.
All in all, a couple of good figures. Nothing too special here that would make you need to go on the hunt for them, unless you are a collector that is trying to get them all. Target can really be hit or miss. Finding some of the exclusive items can be quite difficult at times. A little bit frustrating at times, but that is the fun of the hunt.