It's no secret that Bluestreak is one of my favourite G1 Transformers, ever.
This year has been a very good Bluestreak year and I am very delighted.
First, I managed to obtain a large format completely unobstructed piece of Bluestreak box art on the back of a G1 Japanese LP from 1985, thanks to the lovely E who arranged and sponsored my ad hoc TF hunting trip to Osaka.
Second, I managed to obtain the elusive Diaclone Fairlady Z in blue, aka "Blue Bluestreak".
Third, I received a surprise from a good friend and a good buddy in the form of a mint-in-sealed-box G1 Bluesteak, which to top off its awesomeness is also the pre-rub version.
It's also no secret that one of the reasons is because of his box art.
Ginraii over at Botch's Box Art Archive has very kindly edited a truly stunning piece of Bluestreak box art for me from the raw image taken from my 1985 Japanese Transformers LP. Ginraii said that it's just a 'preview', but this is so jaw-droppingly stunning that I almost fell off my chair when I saw it... and it's so awesome, I cannot help myself but to post it up here for posterity... pending the 'final' version!
What really gladdens my heart is also the generosity and graciousness of the TF collecting community. I have managed to acquire all the above 'dream' specimens of Bluestreak with their help and their generosity.
Thanks very much to E, ben2099, [buddy who gifted me MISB Bluestreak] and Ginraii!