By Andrew Liszewski
Currently on display at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, Homage 1 is a fully poseable Transformer created by Dustin Wallace as a unique artistic toy. But what’s unique about it you ask? Well for starters it’s entirely made from machined aluminum, so not only does it look way cooler than the plastic versions you’ll find in the toy aisle, but the pointy bits also give you a reason to never let it fall into little peanut-butter covered hands. It transforms from a loose interpretation of a jet to a 17-inch tall robot, and while the ‘commercial’ I’ve included below showing it being transformed isn’t as exciting as the ones I grew up with in the 80’s, it doesn’t make me want one any less.
And there’s good news if you do want one and have an extra $800 laying around! Homage 1 is available for purchase, and will be custom made once ordered taking about 3 to 4 weeks to complete. But once 100 of them are produced, that’s it.