I've gushed at length about Covenant weapons being molded in camo purple rather than flat purple throughout my reviews of the Spring 2013 sets, but I never thought the same assortment would up and do itself one better. This drop pod set does just that, giving a camo-purple Plasma Rifle and Plasma Launcher even further dazzle with key paint apps for better game accuracy - I think this Plasma Rifle may in fact be the most screen-accurate one yet, and will remain that way until Mega can budget to use a faded cobalt plastic/paint exclusively for Plasma Rifles and Pistols.
Of course, purple isn't the only big thing about this set by a long shot - the centerpiece naturally remains the big camo wine Drop Pod, with the Needler interestingly molded in the same sheen for a Halo 3-accurate tint. And of course, all this materiel would be nothing without the White Elite General to command it. He's the second use of this new Elite mold, and a good alternative or supplement to the first (the Gold General from Covenant Seraph).