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Kobe is a hammerhead crane who works at Dar es Salaam Docks. He unloads cargo from ships.


Thomas & Friends

Kobe was seen when Thomas and Nia arrived at Dar es Salaam.

Later, when Sir Topham Hatt asked the locals if anyone had seen Thomas, Kobe asked to take a look at his photo and picked him up. After looking at the photo, he told Sir Topham Hatt that he loaded Thomas onto a ship bound for Rio de Janeiro. He then lowered him back onto the ground.

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The Search for the Missing Friends

When Thomas and Jacob arrived at Dar es Salaam Docks on a ship, Kobe unloaded Thomas[1].


Kobe is based on a WWII USN 20t Tower Crane. Big Mickey is another member of this class.


Kobe is painted red with yellow and black hazard stripes either side of his body. He has a black base section.


  • Kobe is a retexture of Big Mickey with additional windows on either side next to his face.
  • Kobe's face is the same as the African Troublesome Trucks reshaped to fit Big Mickey's model.


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