This is the gold soldier in pod form, as it would be when initially deployed for assault. As a special note, all of the Gold Army has a compact drop-pod mode.
Transforming modes? Nice!
Yup, all of the Gold army has a transformation mode for planetary landings directly from the mothership in orbit. This one has the smoothest mode... mainly because it is such a primitive landing platform it NEEDS to survive landing in any way possible.