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Kabaya Transformers Gum - Gaia Cross Revealed!

Transformers News: Kabaya Transformers Gum - Gaia Cross Revealed!

Friday, January 14th, 2011 7:07AM CST

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Japanese online store Rakuten has opened the pre-order for upcoming Kabaya Transformers Gum/Candy pack, this time the toys are 6 figures from Transformers Victory Gaia Cross (Landcross).

The respective vehicles are:
- Jet (Jet plane)
- Flame (Fire engine)
- Cosmo (Super shuttle)
- Stream (Boat)
- Crush (Drill)
- Launcher (Armor vehicle)

Every pair of the vehicles can combined with each other to form a bigger robot.
And of course all six of them can form another larger robot - Gaia Cross.


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The set is expected to be released on April 2011.

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Re: Kabaya Transformers Gum - Gaia Cross Revealed! (1169221)
Posted by Duke of Luns on January 14th, 2011 @ 9:09am CST
Huh, that's interesting. It's looks like a complete redesign. Steam is the only one who looks to bear a strong resemblence to his G1 counterpart(Waver). Jet is kinda close too.

Wish it was an actual set of figures instead of a Gum kit, because it'll never reach the U.S. Looks cool.
Re: Kabaya Transformers Gum - Gaia Cross Revealed! (1169232)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 14th, 2011 @ 10:20am CST
This is supposed to be Landcross? It barely looks anything like him.

The jet is only a vague callback to Wing, the space shuttle only has Mach's legs, the boat is only a smidge similar to Waver, and none of the Multiforce turned into a fire truck, drill, or tank.

Which brings up the question, where are Dash, Tacker, and Tackle?

And can these six even combine in pairs like the Multiforce could? As, that was their signature gimmick aside from forming Landcross.

Speaking of which, this "Gaia Cross" looks far too different from Landcross. I mean, what's with all the baby blue? And his chestplate just screams "bird wings". Not to mention his head looks far too much like an Optimus head than it does Landcross's head.

This is just... not Landcross. (:|
Re: Kabaya Transformers Gum - Gaia Cross Revealed! (1169250)
Posted by T-Macksimus on January 14th, 2011 @ 11:45am CST
I think it's a cool concept for "Gum Pack" figures. I don't mind that they are so dissimilar from their namesake. This would be something that I would likely get for my kids to play with and maybe get a set for myself for display. Of course that is all going to depend on whether one of the specialty shops in my area picks these up and then doesn't charge an obscene amount for them. Do we know if these are blind packs or are they going to be identifiable? I'm not going to pay the (likely)outrageous mark-up for these only to get 3 legs, 2 of the same arm and a lower torso but no chest/head.
Re: Kabaya Transformers Gum - Gaia Cross Revealed! (1169252)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on January 14th, 2011 @ 11:51am CST
They may not be the original Landcross, but they still look fun. I'd be down for a set.
Re: Kabaya Transformers Gum - Gaia Cross Revealed! (1169259)
Posted by Samsonator on January 14th, 2011 @ 12:22pm CST
Awesome sauce! This Gaia Cross may not be exactly like Landcross, but I'd still be all over a set of these...
Re: Kabaya Transformers Gum - Gaia Cross Revealed! (1169274)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 14th, 2011 @ 1:53pm CST
So Landcross has a brother now. Neat. I do hope the "names" of the individual bots are placeholders...
Re: Kabaya Transformers Gum - Gaia Cross Revealed! (1169300)
Posted by Down_Shift on January 14th, 2011 @ 3:45pm CST
Interesting. I like these figures, too bad it really isn't Landcross and the Multiforce though. The firetruck kinda looks like Hothead.

I'll still grab a set when they come out because I love Kayaba figures. :-B
Re: Kabaya Transformers Gum - Gaia Cross Revealed! (1169310)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on January 14th, 2011 @ 4:39pm CST
This looks wonderful, it'd be nice to have this next to my Landcross reissue.
Anybody have any idea on how expensive it'd be to get this guy?
Re: Kabaya Transformers Gum - Gaia Cross Revealed! (1169356)
Posted by Godzillabot Primal on January 14th, 2011 @ 8:00pm CST
Cool looking combiner. I just wish i knew who on cybertron this combiner is.
Re: Kabaya Transformers Gum - Gaia Cross Revealed! (1169358)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 14th, 2011 @ 8:07pm CST
godzillabot wrote:Cool looking combiner. I just wish i knew who on cybertron this combiner is.


Landcross is from the Japanese Transformers Victory series. The original figure is a great combiner. Tons of playability. The six figures not only have individual vehicle modes and can combine into Landcross. They can also combine in 2 robot pairs.

Here's a little bit of light reading on the character.
Re: Kabaya Transformers Gum - Gaia Cross Revealed! (1169417)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on January 15th, 2011 @ 1:09am CST
Mach wrote:Every pair of the vehicles can combined with each other to form a bigger robot.
And of course all six of them can form another larger robot - Gaia Cross.


Wow, now That, is an amazing gimmick. :shock:
Re: Kabaya Transformers Gum - Gaia Cross Revealed! (1169469)
Posted by Godzillabot Primal on January 15th, 2011 @ 9:24am CST
Thank you LOST cybertronian from what I can tell he’s kind of the waspinator of victory. :P
Re: Kabaya Transformers Gum - Gaia Cross Revealed! (1169481)
Posted by Godzillabot Primal on January 15th, 2011 @ 9:52am CST
Thank you LOST cybertronian from what I can tell he’s kind of the waspinator of victory. :P
Re: Kabaya Transformers Gum - Gaia Cross Revealed! (1169483)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 15th, 2011 @ 9:55am CST
cannonfodder4000 wrote:
Mach wrote:Every pair of the vehicles can combined with each other to form a bigger robot.
And of course all six of them can form another larger robot - Gaia Cross.


Wow, now That, is an amazing gimmick. :shock:
That's actually nothing too spectacular. Landcross's components always did that and the end result wasn't really anything special. In fact, it was the combined pairs that were treated more like the real robot forms instead of the smaller two robots that make up the united duo.


godzillabot wrote:Thank you LOST cybertronian from what I can tell he’s kind of the waspinator of victory. :P
That's not entirely true. while Landcross did get defeated more often than he won, there are at least two factors that need to be taken into account.

One is that Landcross (and all of his components, the Multiforce) was mostly a rookie. The Multiforce were young, youthful Autobots who served under the more higher-ranked, more experienced, and more powerful Brainmasters. So, it's only natural that the more inexperienced fighter wouldn't do so well in the battlefield when compared to his superior officers.

Two is that the opponents he fought were way more powerful and battle-savvy than he was. Dinoking may not have been the brightest combiner of the Cons, but he was still enough to give the likes of Star Saber (the Autobot leader) and Road Caesar (the Autobots' main combiner at the time) a difficult time. And pitting Landcross against Liokaiser is just suicidal, as Liokaiser is one of (if not the) most powerful Decepticon combiners ever, with Star Saber barely managing to defeat him and needing help from God Ginrai (Japanese equivalent of Powermaster Optimus Prime) to do so. If two of the Autobots' most powerful commanders could barely stand up to Liokaiser, Landcross hasn't got a prayer of defeating him.

So, he doesn't always lose because he's a Waspinator-esque weakling, but because he's inexperienced and tends to be put against far more powerful opponents.
Re: Kabaya Transformers Gum - Gaia Cross Revealed! (1169508)
Posted by munkimus prime on January 15th, 2011 @ 11:09am CST
I've always been on the fence about getting Kabaya Model Kits but this may of pushed me onto the must get side of that fence.
Re: Kabaya Transformers Gum - Gaia Cross Revealed! (1169969)
Posted by redguyver on January 16th, 2011 @ 2:03pm CST
looks like a cross between landcross and Liokaiser to me what with the drill car and chest crest that looks alittle like liokaiser
Re: Kabaya Transformers Gum - Gaia Cross Revealed! (1169977)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 16th, 2011 @ 2:23pm CST
cannonfodder4000 wrote:
Mach wrote:Every pair of the vehicles can combined with each other to form a bigger robot.
And of course all six of them can form another larger robot - Gaia Cross.


Wow, now That, is an amazing gimmick. :shock:


The Energon Autobots will put you back on earth faster than you can say "whoa". Thankfully they didn't combine into a giant.
Re: Kabaya Transformers Gum - Gaia Cross Revealed! (1170015)
Posted by Rodimus Minor on January 16th, 2011 @ 3:56pm CST
Looks prety good
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