Leatherneck's Lounge | Harmony Kingdom Iguana Lizards
The amazing texture of the iguanas’ skin hides small messages. “LPZ” stands for Lincoln Park Zoo. Peter’s first close-up encounter with one of the leathery lizards was at the International Collectibles Expo in Rosemont in 1998, when some animals from the Zoo visited HK’s booth with their keeper, Jaime. “2000” marks the millennium and “Iggy” is a nickname for “iguana.” Collector Christopher Daly sent Peter a picture of his pet iguana “Sneaker,” who whips the family dog “Max” with his long green tail. An inscription under one of the branches reads “Hi Sneaker.”
Also on the tree is carved “Toy 2,” a reference to the movie “Toy Story 2.” The mouse is hidden inside one of the hollow branches. Within this version and Version Infinity is an iguana head, looking strangely like a mythical dragon or dinosaur.
Note the mold variation on the exterior - Version 1 shows a bird's head, which was removed on the later version.
Carving Date: 2000 - Retired
2.25" wide, 2.75" long, 3" high
Includes box and HK literature
As with any hand-finished product, box figurine received will be similar but unique.