We’ve got word that the next Masterpiece Transformers release is coming this October – and he’s going to be a Sunstreaker redeco.
Planet Iacon reports on this alongside the October releases, calling it “Diaclone Sunstreaker” with the name to be confirmed. However, the listing has the katakana コルドン, which the sharp-eyed have noted comes out as “Korudon” or “Cordon”. We’ve verified this ourselves using Google Translate to translate Cordon into Japanese, and it brings out the same katakana as the listing.
What does this mean? Putting the pieces together, there were two different Diaclone Sunstreakers – the red Sunstreaker who was the first car robot designed by the father of Transformers Kojin Ono, and a police type. Cordon, as you might know, is something that police officers employ at crime scenes. The given name in the katakana implying a connection to crimescenes, and the existance of a police-type Diaclone design, suggests that MP-42 Cordon will be a Masterpiece police-type Sunstreaker.
As always, we’ll share more news as it comes our way. In this case, we’d expect either a Takara-Tomy Mall listing or a magazine scan will give us our first look at this release, more than likely within the next month.
Police type Sunstreaker image comes care of Maz of Transformers One. Check out his article on the Diaclone Police Countach for more information on this Japanese pre-Transformers variation of Sunstreaker.
Update: Friend site and sponsor TFsource has listed a pre-order for this item here. The figure is listed for $139.99 and with an estimated arrival in October, 2018. You may also check out more upcoming pre-orders in our sponsors below.