Finally! After a decade of Masterpiece figures, we're finally treated to the figure I've been dying to get - Bluestreak! Ever since I MP-01 was released, I've been pining for the day I'd get a Fairlady Z Masterpiece figure. I've sat through multiple iterations of Prime, Seekers, Megatron, Grimlock, the somewhat bad Rodimus Prime, multiple Lamborghini uses, and finally he's here! Was he worth the wait?
If you've gotten MP-17 Prowl, then you're pretty familiar with how MP-18 transforms and works. The devil, however, is in the details. There are a few differences between Prowl and Bluestreak. The first is that the head sculpts are different. I was expecting them to have the same heads, just in different colors. Nice surprise.
|Short horns on the crest|
|Long horns on the crest|
|Just a plain old 280z...|
The more I look at Bluestreak, the more enamored I become. He his spot on to his animated character model. The colors are just brilliant. I'm very excited to have a Bluestreak with the black hood. Which just serves to remind me that I need to get the eHobby version.
If I could go back in time and tell my eight-year-old self that I'd have a super poseable Bluestreak when I was in my 30's, I'd probably sucker punch myself for telling a lie. Then I'd jump up and down. Seriously, just check out the red legs and silver shins and feet. Just gorgeous.
|Bluestreak loves to squat|
I decided to splurge for Bluestreak, so I ordered the version from BBTS that came with the collector coin. I was shocked to discover that getting the collector coin also gave you a chromed launcher, which I thought was only a Japanese Amazon.com exclusive. Hopefully Smokescreen will come with one as well. If not, I'll be hitting up eBay for the other one.
I like the coin. It's pretty jazzy. Even if I don't want to open it.
|How many Shanix is this worth?|
|Bros shaking hands|
|Look to the sky!|