Landcross was reissued in 2004 as part of the Micromaster line in Japan. Unlike the other micromaster figures in that line Landcross was never repackaged and sold in America. I first purchased him (and his Black repaint) back then thinking I would never be able to get my hands on the real version. However as part of my reissue purge I decided to put the original Landcross back on my want list and as luck would have it one came up not too long ago so I snatched it up as quick as I could.
|The individual Multiforce members|
Unfortunately in my haste I neglected to notice that the figures were actually the Chinese versions released in the mid-1990's instead of the original Japanese versions. They aren't knock-offs or re-issues per se, they are just versions that were released for the Chinese market and don't come with all the Japanese paperwork. But the figures are precisely the same and the plastic quality is top notch. You would think someone who has been in this game this long wouldn't make such an egregious error, but that just goes to show you to take your time when making purchases of this magnitude. If I could go back I probably wouldn't buy them again, but for now I am complacent and may attempt to switch them out at some point in the future.
|The Ultimate Six Figure Combination|
|Original on the left, Reissue on the right|
|Machtackle, Wingwaver and Dashtacker|