The Fishergate Bollard has been turned into an action figure by Penwortham artist Graham Pearce.Advertisement
The Bollard – or lack of the Bollard – features under the heading Car Wars, a play on Star Wars and a reference to the many battles the Bollard has fought and lost with vehicles through the years.
The figure is part of Graham’s REPAINTED project, which takes the colour scheme of a well-known character and applies it to the shape of another. Other examples in the series including the Ghostbusters repainted to look like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Optimus Prime as Thomas the Tank Engine.
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Graham said: “I had the Bollard idea about three years ago when I started making custom action figures. I was thinking of ideas for toys to make and sell at that year’s Preston Comic Con and thought it would be funny to make a figure of the Bollard.
“I tried to make a mini Bollard from foam to put on the card in a bubble but it looked terrible. Then I thought, the Bollard is usually getting knocked down the road and isn’t in its place, so why not just make it as an empty package.
“I’d forgotten about them until a few weeks ago when I was making a custom toy for a friend’s birthday. I found them in the loft and decided to gift it to my mate Wayne.”
Wayne, who is from Ribbleton, said: “Graham is one hell of a nice chap, he’s been on gameshows and also does announcer work at local wrestling matches.
“I have done a load of Photoshop work for him in the past, and he did this as a thank you to me. I couldn’t stop laughing.”
To see more of Graham’s work, visit the Repainted Facebook page.
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