YOU KIDS HAVE TO PAY FOR... HEY, GET BACK INTO THE LIMO! DON'T PUKE ON THE... Sorry, officer, everything is cool. I'M CALLING YOUR PARENTS!!!!
Tux. He's a GoBot. He's a RENEGADE GoBot. The Renegades are the badasses of the GoBots. The Renegades are sort of like Decepticons, but the difference is that they had a reason to be pissed off before someone in Hasbro 1984's marketing department thought about giving the Decepticons a reason to be pissed 20 years later. Anyhow, look at this guy. He's got a fucking stovepipe top hat. Why would he wear that? Is there a scientific reason for it? Hmmm...
Tux transforms (ERK!!!.. I meant 'CHANGES') into a limousine. Interesting to note that the original name for Tux in production was 'Stretch'. In fact, this tiny tidbit carried over into the Challenge of the GoBots animated series, where Mr. Top Hat himself was called, 'Stretch'.
But let's get down to the nitty. Seriously, Hasbro never even considered a Limousine Transformer? The alt mode here is pretty slick (please ignore the play wear that I've pounded into the subject of these images). Given that Tux is a Renegade (a 'bad' guy) I'd often thought that Tux should have been fashioned with a 'good' twin; a black limousine! That's just me. The care mode for this toy here is pretty good. He has rubber tires and rolls along half-decently. I would think that a really sharp hood ornament would really top off the look for this guy in limo mode, but in all seriousness, it would not benefit the transformation. Hm.
Robot mode is pretty damned good for Tux. His upper legs are hidden by the 'grill' in robot mode, but rest assured, they are there; giving Tux the robotic musculature that he needs to pull off a decent transformation.
Overall... how can I really put this into words without alienating the two people who read my blog....
Tux is the coolest transformable robot EVER. He is cooler than Optimus Prime and Impactor combined. Tux has a top hat and there's no reason for it. Were Tux to be integrated into the current Transformers mythos, there would need to be a reason for that top hat. I don't even want to hear a story about why Tux has a top hat. Listen, this guy just HAS A TOP HAT. He's awesome and his toy is pretty damned cool; if not a few notches cooler than the average Autobot mini-vehicle that he is closest in size to toy-wise. Tux kicks ass. And he has a motherfucking top hat. What the fuck is an Allsparks? TOP HAT.
Seriously? Tux is the coolest of any GoBot or Transformer.