Thai Transformers Made It To Ripley’s08/07/2011 0 By Administratus Prime
Since the first movie was released in 2007, there have been hordes of creative minded fans and artists who embarked on large scale projects constructing Transformers characters by using all means necessary from metal scraps and recycled parts.
China had the most showcases reported by online news but what’s remarkable of the next jump is not only men, but female artist such as this Bangkok-based one – Anchalee Saengtai’s incredible constructions on the Autobots gained recognition that she was commissioned by Ripley’s to build them from recycled car and truck parts.
With the box office success of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” in the United States, it should come as no surprise fans are rushing to check out a series of Autobot statues created by Thai artist Anchalee Saengtai.
Museum chain Ripley’s Believe it or Not! recently acquired some of Anchalee’s remarkable Transformers, all made of recycled car and truck parts, for several of its attractions around the world.
The Autobot art pieces come in 6-meter-tall and 2.5-meter-tall versions.
They’ve been appearing in a few U.S. museums over the last few weeks, including a 2.5-meter version of Bumblebee now on display at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not in Times Square, New York.
Created entirely from recycled junk car parts, the Bumblebee figure weighs more than 450 kilos and features arms and legs that move.
According to Ripley’s, in the coming weeks additional Transformers statues will be added to Ripley’s Odditoriums in London, Myrtle Beach and Jeju Island, Korea.
“Discovered by our museum manager in Pattaya, Thailand, these car-part Transformers are the most amazing exhibits we have found in Asia in several years,” said Edward Meyer, Ripley’s vice president of Exhibits and Archives, in a statement. “That Anchalee and her team can build them to specification from recycled junk cars, using only the simplest of tools, is truly unbelievable.”
If you’d like to order your own Autobot, check out her family company’s website, Yumimodals.com. The 6-meter Autobots start from $11,000.
She’s also got a shop on Sukhumvit soi 7 and one at the Jatujak weekend market that sell her movie-inspired creations, including some truly terrifying “Predator” and “Alien” statues.
Chec out Anchalee’s Autobots below!