One of the things that gets lost in Michael Bay's Transformers movies is the individuality of the Transformers themselves. In the '80s, each character had such a distinct, fun look to them, and this new print set by artist Tom Whalen celebrates just that. Whalen takes your favourite Autobots and Decepticons and presents them shoulders up, and the amazing design really shines through. These 8 x 20cm prints will be available in Autobot/Decepticon sets on paper (in runs of 100 and 50) and metal (in a run of five) on Wednesday, September 21, at Acid Free Gallery beginning at 2:00AM AEST.
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