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.
You can check out the full Hollywood Reporter article HERE and the original China Daily writeup HERE and then discuss these metal masterworks HERE in the Allspark Forums!
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