Kobe is a hammerhead crane who works at Dar es Salaam Docks. He unloads cargo from ships.
Thomas & Friends
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.
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.
- 2018 - Big World! Big Adventures! (not named)
- 2018 - Why is Africa Important to Nia? (not named; cameo)
- Thomas and Friends: Adventures! is currently the only piece of merchandise or media to refer to Kobe by name.
- He is a retexture of Big Mickey with additional windows on either side next to his face.
- His face is the same as the African Troublesome Trucks reshaped to fit Big Mickey's model.
- He and Kwaku share the same voice actor.