Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Gamerlingual, May 8, 2018.
Actually there was a set made for Clampdown, so that could actually work.
The spinout thread is a little uninterested in taking Japanese name inspirations. But I just have to get this off my chest.
I think Cordon (a policing reference) is also a pun on Gordon (Ramsey). Cordon being an amazing chef has simply got to be an allusion to the popular chef in our own reality.
Wasn’t Spinout the chef in his timelines story appearance?
Profile (Translated from the Trading Card)
MP-42 Cybertron Reserve Trooper Cordon
Function: Reserve Trooper
Motto: “My body knows best”
After an indiscretion he was a convicted Cybertron. Because of his misdemeanour he was not imprisoned but sent to a planet with a new human settlement and ordered to carry out community service. Despite his youthful appearance and immaturity, he surprisingly has a wide range of talent, excelling at everything he puts himself forward for. Among other things his cooking for humans is unrivalled. His long forgotten past is linked to these abilities.
STR:6; INT:7; SPD:7; END:5; RNK:4; CRG:7; FBL:3; SKL:10
This is great haha.
Haha I didn’t know that one. Definitely intentional pun going on.
Cordon is also a line of police or guards to prevent access to something like a building, or whatever. Let's say a building was on fire. The police would "cordon" off an area to keep citizens away so the fire department could do their job. Maybe this has already been discussed, but this is first time I've seen anyone try to string it to Gordon Ramsey. Haha
I'm glad you said Gordon Ramsey because I didn't get the joke at all. Mainly because I knew the word cordon and figured that's how they came up with his name.
It's not just 'anyone' trying to string it, it's the translation of the official bio from Takara
The owner of Soundwave's Oblivion (Soundwaves Oblivion.com: Transformer Toy Archive & Resource) does translations of the tech specs on his website, and translations of the bio on his blog:
Soundwaves Oblivion: Transformer Toy Archive: Masterpiece Cordon MP-42
Some more highlights....
"This Lamborghini “Super Car” Transforms into a new Masterpiece character, Reserve Trooper Cordon. It is a tribute to one of the first Car Robots from the Transformers predecessor line “Diaclone”, modelled after the specifications of the Countach LP500S patrol car type. The name Cordon relates to the “Keep Out” police tape used to block crime scenes. Unprecedented among Transformer characters with police livery, he is a police officer and a convicted criminal at the same time. As well as being one of the original Car Robots, character wise he is also one of the original founding Autobots which plays an important factor in his story.
It is no exaggeration to see that this figure boasts one of the most outstanding forms of all robot toys. A new head has been produced based on the original toy and he can use an arm gun without removing his fist. Other original design elements are the patrol light giving this super-car an authoritative presence and the shin panels; with Sunstreaker the shin panels daringly omitted the detailing of the original toy.
Respect for Diaclone has become established practise within the Masterpiece brand allowing the creation of new characters who now have a major influence. Because this is a toy orientated cast, the story is not limited to words on paper but the owners imagination. We hope you add them to your collection and we wish you an exciting adventure!"
"The Lamborghini Countach is Cordon’s vehicle form, it was given to him so he could adapt to life on the planet with the human settlement. The accelerator added to the rear portion of his car body is an electronic propulsion booster which propels him at a phenomenal speed. On such a peaceful remote planet there appeared to be no use for it – until he was accosted by a mysterious blue truck. Haunted by events from his past he pondered whether this was a member of the Cobalt Sentries? For the first time Cordon activated his accelerator and instantly pulled away from his assailant putting a distance between them and let the truck follow him to a warehouse district. “I should be able to take care of myself. No, I’ll admit it, I’m brilliant.” The truck suddenly transformed and he realised who he was, the Cybertron Senior Commander Delta Magnus. “The situation has changed, the search for our ancient data has developed. A few facts about you have been revealed Cordon. You may not remember but you are a robot born during the ancient era. You rebelled against your cruel creators and gained freedom throughout the legendary era.”
When robots of Cordons generation had to upgrade their hardware, their data was temporarily transferred to an external storage facility. Apparently Cordon lost all his memories resulting from an accident at his work and he ended up aimlessly wandering the stars. “However the storage facility ‘Diadem’ still exists! It is an information facility that not only holds information about yourself but also the entire memories of your brothers. Your biometrics are essential to unlock the facility and as you happen to be the only key left you have been marked as an important person by the allies as well as your enemies." Diadem is a fortress located within a giant gas planet in a certain solar system."
Cordon received treatment for his malfunctioning and was sent to a planet where humans had settled. He took the position as a Reserve Trooper and was the only Cybertron based there. The local inhabitants were uneasy about him as he seemed young, immature and lacked any practical experience however Cordon set them at ease with his surprising abilities. He has solved various difficult problems exercising his skill such as detoxifying Iron Habu poison and the repair and improvement of their homestead generator. At the harvest festival he even served an exquisite cuisine. The cynical robot policeman had unwittingly become a local celebrity. The secret of Cordons adaptability is that he is a robot born an extremely long time ago. Having lived for that many years he has subconsciously accumulated a vast array of skills to adapt to various environments. His existence however is known by the enemy and they are after him. The blue bird shaped Destron, Garboil, appears and attracts his attention. “We, the Cobalt Sentry, are looking for evil talented individuals. I think blue would suit you, a colour similar to Cordon Bleu (First Class)”. Cordon’s throat was tight yet he did not deny Garboil’s words.
Mad mad mad props to Jeremy for his super hard work on that website. He's a treasure! His photography game has also come along massively over the course of the past couple of years. And the fact that he translates all the boxes and bios for every release, not just the retroactive G1 characters, is awesome. A real MP!
Right, so a link to Police Cordon and Cordon Bleu. No link to Gordon Ramsey.
The word Cordon Bleu comes from expert chefs. Of which Gordon Ramsay is one
Ermmmm yeah, I seriously doubt that's what they were going for. Cordon Bleu, ok, Gordon Ramsey... C'est un peu tiré par les cheveux
ah I didn’t read HC’s original post properly
Un petit peu ouais
Damn me and my X's I'd blame autocorrect but nope, my bad
Anyways so Cordon, Sunstreaker and now Spinout. Looking forward to getting the three displayed together. Just wish I could afford the G1 toy!
Well.... I thought it could have been maybe...
I want to believe!
Oh my, a funny.
Well, to be fair, I said unlikely, not impossible. For all I know the guy in charge of naming could have been a huge Gordon Ramsey fan. I'd have expected a reference to his coarse language being in direct contrast to his refined food, but I don't know whoever this person is so I cannot speak to absolutes
Only a Sith deals in absolutes
"Only a Sith deals in absolutes" I've always considered this to be the true smoking gun that the Jedi order was wrong about them on some level. Isn't this exact sentiment an 'absolute'?
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