Transmetal 2 Iguanus has an unfair advantage, that is, he was my first real Transformers toy, so that gives him a pretty big boost in my rankings. But putting that aside, he is a pretty fantastic plastic lizard. His Alt-mode is a goofy, oddball, asymmetrical cyborg frilled lizard with a great gimmick of his frill extending as he spits out a missile. And the aesthetic here is top-notch BW fare, the best flavor of horrid mutant cyborg. It only gets better from there, his transformation is solid, but a fun reversal of the typical Beastformer formula and does a fantastic job placing kibble, which results in a fantastic Robot Mode. And goodness, is his Robot Mode fantastic! His proportions are creepy-cool in just the right way, the sculpt work is stellar, and there are just loads of cool details all over him. He's very nicely poseable, and he has a missile club! His kibble is all used just right, the frill as a skirt and the head-tail both serve to make his sillhoette all the more cool and unique. His head overall is just a fantastic piece of work, the base of the tail elegantly transitioning into one wicked helmet while the tail attaches in the most natural way. And the face sculpt! A big toothy maw and one eye is picked out with bright neon red, while the other eye is bolted over with an eyepatch. He's got a spark crystal in a pretty practical place, and those are always nice looking in TM2 figures. His color scheme is also really, really good in that delicious TM2 way. Sharp details in pretty metallic colors? Mmm. In his case, he's got really nice oranges and blues paired with a surprisingly durable chrome application.
He got a cool repaint in Universe, and I even like his name! It's goofy, but I like to think he's in a long line of wrong-name-reptileformers, which he passes down to Geckobot and Nightviper.
He's really been a lifelong favorite toy, one that I've always found really cool for some reason or another, and he's my favorite BW toy because of that.
Edited by Caboo, 15 April 2017 - 02:10 PM.