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.
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.
This year, not only do we get another Transformers movie-
But we also get to see GI Joe on the big screen.
Lorna took possession of a few Joes and Transformers whilst in the US. JOE035 was left atop the Empire State building. You can see more pictures in her Facebook gallery here.
In a follow-up to their confirmation that Stephen Sommers will direct G.I. Joe, Variety offers this new description of the team: “G.I. Joe is now a Brussels-based outfit that stands for Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity, an international co-ed force of operatives who use hi-tech equipment to battle Cobra, an evil organization headed by a double-crossing Scottish arms dealer. The property is closer in tone to X-Men and James Bond than a war film.”
There are enough GIs lined up for the project that there may still be a few remaining when the film comes out and I can do “A GI reviews GI Joe”.
Whilst attending the collection in Glasgow in Andy’s memory I gave Joes to the other people who were there. I’m afraid I didn’t record who got which soldier, but if you have a Joe that isn’t listed anywhere else on bot-crossing (numbered between 012 and 024 I think) please leave a comment here.