Chinese Farmers Create Biggest Third-Party Transformers Yet
Transformers: Age of Extinction has become the top-grossing film in the history of the Chinese box office. The Hollywood Reporter has a story about eleven former farmers in China’s Shandong province who have found a unique way to capitalize on the expanding fandom by joining forces to craft some truly amazing Transformers artwork.
Working with car parts, farm machinery, and scrap metal, the farmers-turned-artists are creating massive metal sculptures bound for public spaces like shopping malls as well as the lawns of wealthy fans. The sculptures, which look like highly-stylized versions of Transformers characters from the films, stand as high as 52 feet and sell for as much as $16,000USD. If you’re looking to add one to your collection, though, there’s a long waiting list; each one can take upwards of a month to make, and over 100 of the custom robot sculptures have already been pre-sold to clients.
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