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Double Blast

(aka Roadblock in 2002 only, not to be confused with other figures named Roadblock)

File Name: Charles L. Griffith of Dayton, Ohio.
Grade: Army E-8 (2001); E-6 (2002)
SN: 215-9885-LC38
Notes: Charles Griffith is the author of the Tomart Price Guide and The History of 3 3/4" G.I. Joe, and helped write the filecards released in 1997. Dayton is about 50 miles north of Cincinnati and is notable for the US Air Force Museum and the aerospace research done at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Super Trooper is also from Dayton.


Previous character: Slythor
Next character: Crossfire

 

Animated Appearances

To my knowledge, Double Blast was never animated.

Headcanon

Born August 4, 1955. Double Blast joined the Joe Team in July 1991, replacing Roadblock, who had been seriously injured the previous month in the Joes' first encounter with the revived Cobra forces. Double Blast's appearance is represented by Version 1, and he was still a member of the team after Roadblock returned to duty.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 2001 (RAH Wave 3) 2. 2002 (Sound Attack)  
Version 1: 2001 Real American Hero Collection Wave 3 two-pack assortment
Fig. #0559: Army Machine GunnerMOS 1: Heavy Machine Gunner
MOS 2: Electrical Engineering
  • head: Roadblock (84, 88, 04/II), Double Blast (01, 02)
  • upper left arm: Gung-Ho (83, 97), Roadblock (84, 88, 04/II, 05/I), Duke (97, 04/III, 05/III, 05/IV), Breaker (97), Double Blast (01, 02), Cobra Trooper (04, 06/II), Zarana (05), Cobra Squad Leader (05/I, 05/II), Night Trooper (05/I, 05/II)
  • upper right arm: Roadblock (84, 88, 04/II, 05/I), Double Blast (01, 02), Zarana (05), Cobra Squad Leader (05/I, 05/II), Night Trooper (05/I, 05/II), Cobra Trooper (04, 06/II)
  • lower left arm: Gung-Ho (83, 97), Roadblock (84, 88, 04/II, 05/I), Duke (97, 04/III, 05/III, 05/IV), Breaker (97), Double Blast (01, 02), Cobra Squad Leader (05/I, 05/II), Night Trooper (05/I, 05/II), CLASSIFIED (06), Lonzo Wilkinson (06)
  • lower right arm: Roadblock (84, 88, 04/II, 05/I), Double Blast (01, 02), Flint (04/I, 05), Cobra Squad Leader (05/I, 05/II), Night Trooper (05/I, 05/II), Cobra Trooper (06/II)
  • torso: Roadblock (84, 88, 04/II, 05/I), Double Blast (01, 02), Tommy Arashikage (06)
  • waist: Roadblock (84, 88, 04/II, 05/I), Double Blast (01, 02), Cobra Trooper (04, 06/II), Cobra Officer (04), Cobra Squad Leader (05/I, 05/II), Night Trooper (05/I, 05/II), Tommy Arashikage (06)
  • upper legs: Roadblock (84, 88, 04/II, 05/I), Starduster (87), Double Blast (01, 02), Leatherneck (01), Sgt. Mutt (04/II), Tommy Arashikage (06)
  • lower legs: Roadblock (84, 88, 04/II, 05/I), Starduster (87), Double Blast (01, 02), Leatherneck (01), Tommy Arashikage (06)
Accessories: olive green helmet (standard, but no visor holes); olive green backpack (84 Roadblock's) with attached ammo box; black machine gun (84 Roadblock's M2 Browning) and tripod; black figure stand
When the heat is on, the G.I. Joe team calls in Double Blast to add just the right amount of firepower to leave COBRA shell-shocked! This guy is so knowledgeable of handheld weapons that he can take apart, repair, and reassemble a jammed M-60 machine gun in less than 60 seconds—in the dark. Incredible? Yes, but that's why he's a G.I. Joe! A jack-of-all-trades, Double Blast can fix anything with whatever is in his reach. As a kid, he once repaired his mother's broken vacuum cleaner with a rubber band that someone shot at him in school that day. It never worked better and hasn't broken down since. In college, a professor's botched electrical experiment had everyone baffled, except Double Blast. He corrected the error with nothing more than a ballpoint pen and a thumbtack. That got him an A in the class—and a visit from a G.I. Joe recruiter. Leading his squad of gunners against advancing Cobra forces, Double Blast often relies on the element of surprise in his attack strategy. And Cobra never knows what hit them—only that Double Blast called the shots!
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Crossfire (01). Item #53039.
Version 2: 2002 Sound Attack boxed set
Fig. #0647: Army Machine GunnerMOS 1: Heavy Machine Gunner
MOS 2: Electrical Engineering
  • head: Roadblock (84, 88, 04/II), Double Blast (01, 02)
  • upper left arm: Gung-Ho (83, 97), Roadblock (84, 88, 04/II, 05/I), Duke (97, 04/III, 05/III, 05/IV), Breaker (97), Double Blast (01, 02), Cobra Trooper (04, 06/II), Zarana (05), Cobra Squad Leader (05/I, 05/II), Night Trooper (05/I, 05/II)
  • upper right arm: Roadblock (84, 88, 04/II, 05/I), Double Blast (01, 02), Zarana (05), Cobra Squad Leader (05/I, 05/II), Night Trooper (05/I, 05/II), Cobra Trooper (04, 06/II)
  • lower left arm: Gung-Ho (83, 97), Roadblock (84, 88, 04/II, 05/I), Duke (97, 04/III, 05/III, 05/IV), Breaker (97), Double Blast (01, 02), Cobra Squad Leader (05/I, 05/II), Night Trooper (05/I, 05/II), CLASSIFIED (06), Lonzo Wilkinson (06)
  • lower right arm: Roadblock (84, 88, 04/II, 05/I), Double Blast (01, 02), Flint (04/I, 05), Cobra Squad Leader (05/I, 05/II), Night Trooper (05/I, 05/II), Cobra Trooper (06/II)
  • torso: Roadblock (84, 88, 04/II, 05/I), Double Blast (01, 02), Tommy Arashikage (06)
  • waist: Roadblock (84, 88, 04/II, 05/I), Double Blast (01, 02), Cobra Trooper (04, 06/II), Cobra Officer (04), Cobra Squad Leader (05/I, 05/II), Night Trooper (05/I, 05/II), Tommy Arashikage (06)
  • upper legs: Roadblock (84, 88, 04/II, 05/I), Starduster (87), Double Blast (01, 02), Leatherneck (01), Sgt. Mutt (04/II), Tommy Arashikage (06)
  • lower legs: Roadblock (84, 88, 04/II, 05/I), Starduster (87), Double Blast (01, 02), Leatherneck (01), Tommy Arashikage (06)
Accessories: black backpack (91 Dusty's); silver pistol (86 Low-Light's Uzi); dark grey heavy machine gun (90 SAW-Viper's, with Sound Attack tab)
When the heat is on, the G.I. JOE team calls in ROADBLOCK to man the machine gun against COBRA enemies! He's an expert with handheld weapons and can take apart, repair, and reassemble a jammed M-60 machine gun in less than 60 seconds—in the dark. He can fix anything. When he was a kid, he repaired his mother's broken vacuum cleaner with just a rubber band. In college, he fixed a professor's botched electrical experiment with a ballpoint pen and a thumbtack. Leading his squad of gunners against the advancing enemy, ROADBLOCK often relies on the element of surprise in his attack strategy. COBRA never knows what hit them—only that ROADBLOCK called the shots!
"I'll pour on the firepower until the enemy retreats!"
Toy Notes: Boxed in a B.J.'s-exclusive set with Dial-Tone (02), Firefly (02/II), Fast Blast Viper (02), Snake Eyes (02/III), Storm Shadow (02/III), Wet-Suit (02/III), and Undertow (02). Item #53227. Identified with Double Blast because the name, birthplace, MOS and personal background are all identical. The traditional Roadblock character would return in 2003.