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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Transformers Spotted in London

In celebration of Transformers: The Last Knight hitting the big screen last week we were sent a load of great pictures by artist and photographer Darryl Jones capturing the film’s most iconic characters in street scenes around the Capital.

Check out the story and photos below:

The motley crew of Transformers figurines including new favourite Sqweeks, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Grimlock took a much-needed break from their epic battle against dark forces to enjoy a short break in London, taking in the City’s most famous sights including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral and Parliament.

The Transformers snacked on fish and chips along the Thames, boarded the busy tubes before cooling off from the midday sun in Trafalgar Square’s fountain. The merry gang, albeit a moody Grimlock, were even seen busking with guitars and pianos, cheekily serenading passers-by with an Oasis number before admitting tone deaf defeat and squabbling over vanilla ice cream.

The tourists also acquired some new skills during their jaunt taking artistic inspiration from the likes of Michelangelo, Rembrandt and John Constable at the National Gallery, while Sqweeks and Bumblebee attempted a few daring kickflicks with fellow skateboarders at the famous skating spot in Southbank.

Darryll Jones is a conceptual artist and graphic designer who creates street and rural art installations using toy figurines, using scale and imagination. Darryll said: “I’ve always been really interested in taking pictures of figurines in urban environments, and it was immensely exciting to work on this project for Hasbro using the Transformers figures and iconic London landmarks to create comical installations reminiscent of a visit to London”.

Matt Geary
Matt Gearyhttps://www.geek-pride.co.uk
From N.Ireland but now living in Manchester, England; Matt is the founder and CEO of Geek Pride. Interests: Photography, Music, Art, poetry, Military History, Model making and painting and of course gaming (table top and computer)

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