Cruise Chaser Blassty originated in an old video game developed by Square (the same people responsible for Final Fantasy) for Japan-based home computers in the late 80s. The original design from the game looks nothing like the one above but, its popularity led to the mecha being redesigned, and featured in a series of manga for popular magazine Hobby Japan in , complete with unique, one-of-a-kind model kits created for inclusion in the magazine.

The SPEX 07 Cruise Chaser Blassty is, without a doubt, my absolute favorite mecha design of all time. I have drawn it here in a Super-Deformed/Chibi version (cute and cartoony), and is an homage to one of the most iconic and well-recognized drawings of the design.