In yet another example of the limitless ingenuity of Chinese farmers, a Hunan farmer and his son have made a thriving business, raking in more than a million yuan in revenue each year by making and selling realistic model Transformers.
The Transformers franchise is hugely successful in China, so Yu Zhilin, who is a farmer but has a background in fine arts, decided to start creating robot statues from spare car parts during his spare time. Three years later, he finished his first recycled sculpture with his son Lu Yingyun, and the statues only got bigger from there. Now his enormous Optimus Prime and Bumblebee sculptures, assembled in his makeshift workshop, have gone viral!
Transformers like these are often bought up and proudly displayed in malls throughout China, and this team isn’t the only one creating such replicas.