Well, I actually only got to write this post on 3 December, but backdated it.
This year, I decided to get myself some birthday presents. There are three presents I got myself and this is one of them - hence the "Part 1" in the title of this post.
From the photos so far, you would be able to guess what nature of item I got, I suppose. Yes, it's Bluestreak related (no prizes for guessing!). While I was walking around Mong Kok with UK collector, Jason W, I chanced upon this beauty....
... oh wait, that is the very nice birthday cake from E...
Now, what I really chanced upon was this...
A nearly casefresh, mint in box, untouched, untransformed and unused Diaclone blue Fairlady Z, aka the legendary blue Bluestreak.
All papers present and toy untouched.
Look at how fresh the paint on the car looks.
Untouched and unscratched chrome blue paint.
I couldn't resist and had to get a shot with as many Bluestreaks as I can...
These are not all my Bluestreaks though. There are still 2 MISB pre-rub Bluestreaks that are not in the photograph.
Left column top to bottom: Unused Diaclone blue Fairlady Z MIB (that I got myself for my birthday); Diaclone blue Fairlady Z MIB; and GiG box Diaclone blue Fairlady Z MIB (thanks VF-1!)
Right column top to bottom: Diaclone blackhood Fairlady Z MIB (thanks VF-1!); Takara boxed 08-Streak MIB (variant box); and Takara boxed 08-Streak MIB unused
Loose pre-rub USA Bluestreak and USA rub-sign Bluestreak MIB (USA box not pictured)
Ok then, I just played around with the arrangement and took various shots. Hope you like them!
This one is like a catalog shot. I wanted to get all the blue ones together. For the one displayed outside its box in car mode, I wanted the car to face the opposite direction to the one in the box (so the viewer, I guess, can see both sides of the car mode. The box at the bottom shows the back of the blue Fairlady Z diaclone box.
This is a variant to the shot above, where I flipped the box at the bottom not to show the back of box, but to show a side that has a illustration of the car mode.
This shot I like a lot as well. It shows the pre-Transformers blue Bluestreak and the Transformers version of Bluestreak.
With such a beautiful Diaclone blue Fairlady Z specimen, what could be the other two items that I got for my birthday? Could these other two items possible top this one?
Wait and see true believers....!
2 Dec 2014