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Transformed and GI Blues prints


Transformed 13 by ~Spinneyhead on deviantART

When Andy died I was given his rather large collection of Transformers and GI Joes and told to find something creative to do with them. Since then around 200 of them have found new homes all around the world through bot-crossing, but that still leaves a very big pile of them sitting in my studio.

The Transformed and GI Blues pictures are images of the jumbled robots and soldiers inspired by a shot I took whilst emptying Andy’s flat. They’re available to buy as prints.

Half of any profit I make will be going to Manchester Rag, an organisation Andy was closely involved with and if anybody who knew him would like a print I’ll try to get them one at cost price.

American readers can get prints through devintart- Transformed collection, GI Blues collection.

British and European readers can get prints through Photobox- Transformed album, GI Blues album. If you want to have a canvas print, or any number of other interesting things, click on the Create Product button and it will tell you if the resolution’s good enough and let you crop the image to fit if necessary.


BOT018


BOT018, originally uploaded by spinneyhead.

George Square, Glasgow. I’m up here to help with a collection in Andy’s memory, so I came with a few robots and GIs to release.

In memory of Andy McCruden. To find out more about Andy read the obituaries on Spinneyhead and UK-Rag. To make a donation please go to the justgiving page set up to remember him.


BOT023


BOT023, originally uploaded by spinneyhead.

Travel centre, St Enoch Square, Glasgow.

In memory of Andy McCruden. To find out more about Andy read the obituaries on Spinneyhead and UK-Rag. To make a donation please go to the justgiving page set up to remember him.


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BOT025, originally uploaded by spinneyhead.

Off Queen Street, Glasgow. I can’t remember exactly where, it may come back to me when I put it on a map.

In memory of Andy McCruden. To find out more about Andy read the obituaries on Spinneyhead and UK-Rag. To make a donation please go to the justgiving page set up to remember him.


BOT022


BOT022
Originally uploaded by spinneyhead

A transformer on a transformer, what could be more apt. (Actually, I had a look around afterwards and I think this is actually some sort of gas main. Oh well.)

In memory of Andy McCruden. To find out more about Andy read the obituaries on Spinneyhead and UK-Rag. To make a donation please go to the justgiving page set up to remember him.


BOT014


BOT014
Originally uploaded by spinneyhead

On duty outside the Police station in the centre of town.

Update I received this email, which made me happy-

Hi my friend and I found bot014 on Saturday outside the police station near Albert Square we were going to the DPercussion concert at Castlefield anyway we picked the little fella up and later on in the pub over several drinks we tried to make the robot into the car but failed miserably so my friend took him home to her son to do, which of course he did with extremely little difficulty. I said I would find try to find out more about the bot-crossing blogsite on the internet as I have access at work, hence my e mail, so I have had a quick look at the blogs but am a newcomer to this kind of thing so perhaps you could enlighten me a bit.

Many thanks.

Jenny (robot saver)

Jenny is now an official Robot Saver, an honoraryb title that shall be bestowed upon everyone who contacts me to say they found one of Andy’s Transformers or GIs.

In memory of Andy McCruden. To find out more about Andy read the obituaries on Spinneyhead and UK-Rag. To make a donation please go to the justgiving page set up to remember him.


BOT001


BOT001
Originally uploaded by spinneyhead

The first of Andy’s Transformers to find a new home. It’s in Salford Quays, sheltering in a crane.

This is going to be marked on a map, as are most of the robots and GIs released. There is also a set on Flickr of bot-crossing pictures for you to check out.

If you found BOT001 and visited the blog to find out more, please leave a message in the comments telling us what you plan to do with your newly adopted robot.