$800 Transformer toy for sale, includes sharp edges
by Mark R
What you see here is the Homage 1. It is not a toy, and yes, it certainly looks like a Transformer, especially one from one of those Michael Bay films.
This is a “unique artistic toy” created by Dustin Wallace, on display at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. I’m not certain if it is designed to just be “for display only”, but this is like one of things that toy collectors have under glass and don’t want any children to touch, ever.
Needless to say, we do have some video footage after the jump of it being bent up and folded into something that resembles a jet. At least it isn’t as weird-looking as that whatever it was flying machine that Megatron from the Michael Bay films transformed into.
This piece of art is clearly an homage to all transforming robots everywhere, be they Transformers, Go-Bots, or any other no-name toy company that tried to cash-in on that eighties fad. Is it any wonder why it is called the Homage 1? I wonder if the Homage 2 will be some sort of Rubik’s Cube or one of those other puzzle games of that flash-in-the-pan early eighties fad.
You can actually buy an Homage 1 for a price of $800. Check my Source for a link, and you might want to do it quick as only 100 are being made.