The Occupy Movement has been going on for a while and has even expanded beyond the borders of the United States. Whether or not you agree with the movement, it is worth taking a look at the work of artist and prankster Sucklord. Now with a name like that, you know you are in for a bit of fun.
Sucklord has taken an interest in the Occupy Movement and has combined the concept with something everyone can relate to: the Transformers. So what do you get when you put together these two ideas? Occupy Cybertron, what else?
The project is taking on the form of a toy exhibit in New York, with toy figures wearing business suits topped off by Decepticon touches.
Of course, it is obvious that what Sucklord is doing is rife with negative repercussions. He is tackling one of the most controversial topics today after all. To this, he said: “I thought long and hard and nearly pulled the plug on this release, for fear of running afoul of the movement. I’m squarely in the camp of the 99 percent, and I know it’s anathema to the movement to profit off of it, so I want to make my intentions clear before anyone makes any snap judgments.”1
Now I don’t know if that explanation will make the Occupy camp happy, but you cannot deny that there is an appeal to Occupy Cybertron, can you?
Sucklord is not new to the toy scene. He is, in fact, one of the most well known names in his niche today, and if you would like to get your hands on some of his work (or at least discover what else he has to offer), visit the Suckadelic.