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Roadblock



File Name; Marvin F. Hinton of Biloxi, Mississippi.
Grades: Army E-4 (1984-1986); E-5 (1988); E-6 (1992-2005); E-4 (2007-2008)
various SNs: RA538203485; 053820347; 434-2390-WT27; 825-38-MF48; 538-20-34MF; 538-20-MF85
Notes: Biloxi is on the Gulf coast, about 60 miles west of Mobile, Alabama. I consider the 2002 "Charles Griffith" Roadblock to be a version of Double Blast. Roadblock was also the name of a Decepticon released in 1989 as one of the Ultra Pretenders.



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Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Kene Holliday683,981 seconds3483,167
DiC VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Blu Mankuma10412 seconds24170

Sunbow's Roadblock often rhymed when he spoke, and he wore his 1984 outfit through season 1 and in a few season 2 appearances (Last Hour to Doomsday, Let's Play Soldier, Sink the Montana). He did not wear a goatee and almost never wore a helmet, and the contrast of his camo colors was more pronounced than on the figure. He wore brighter orange pants, usually with no leg holsters. For most of season 2 and the Movie he wore his 1986 outfit, with a darker green vest with a brown belt and right chest strap. Roadblock was called by his given name Marvin in the episode Red Rocket's Glare. His 1988 outfit can just be glimpsed in the Tiger Force ad. The DiC series used Roadblock's 1992 outfit.

 

The Revenge of Cobra Opening10 seconds (silent)
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 18 seconds3 lines
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 2100 seconds8 lines
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 379 seconds9 lines
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 491 seconds8 lines
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 596 seconds8 lines
Season 1 Opening (Sunbow)5 seconds (silent)
Cobra's Creatures10 seconds (silent)
Cobra Soundwaves221 seconds15 lines
Cobra Stops the World4 seconds (silent)
Haul Down the Heavens3 seconds1 line
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 143 seconds3 lines
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 242 seconds2 lines
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 377 seconds12 lines
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 439 seconds3 lines
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 528 seconds1 line
Red Rocket's Glare302 seconds42 lines
Money to Burn175 seconds16 lines
The Phantom Brigade133 seconds9 lines
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 146 seconds4 lines
The Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 238 seconds (silent)
Spell of the Siren81 seconds1 line
Twenty Questions16 seconds (silent)
The Viper Is Coming169 seconds19 lines
Where the Reptiles Roam18 seconds1 line
Lasers in the Night16 seconds (silent)
The Germ59 seconds6 lines
The Traitor, Part 135 seconds (silent)
The Traitor, Part 27 seconds (silent)
Cobra Quake4 seconds (silent)
Excalibur1 second (silent)
Cobra CLAWs Are Coming to Town148 seconds10 lines
Eau de Cobra2 seconds (silent)
An Eye for an Eye24 seconds2 lines
Primordial Plot29 seconds3 lines
Hearts and Cannons5 seconds (silent)
The Wrong Stuff129 seconds15 lines
The Pit of Vipers2 seconds (silent)
Cold Slither34 seconds1 line
The Great Alaskan Land Rush223 seconds9 lines
Skeletons in the Closet35 seconds3 lines
There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 142 seconds3 lines
There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 226 seconds2 lines
Season 2 Opening (Sunbow)7 seconds (silent)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 149 seconds7 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 225 seconds4 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 342 seconds4 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 531 seconds2 lines
Last Hour to Doomsday23 seconds (silent)
Let's Play Soldier80 seconds8 lines
Computer Complications7 seconds (silent)
Sink the Montana26 seconds (silent)
The Million Dollar Medic11 seconds1 line
The Rotten Egg54 seconds7 lines
Once Upon a Joe5 seconds (silent)
Glamour Girls7 seconds1 line
Iceberg Goes South2 seconds (silent)
Raise the Flagg!327 seconds43 lines
The Most Dangerous Thing in the World79 seconds4 lines
Second-Hand Emotions134 seconds9 lines
Sins of Our Fathers23 seconds4 lines
Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep44 seconds2 lines
Knowing Is Half the Battle PSAs35 seconds6 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie Opening8 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 149 seconds4 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 3103 seconds8 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 452 seconds4 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 5103 seconds11 lines
Season 2 Opening (DiC)3 seconds (silent)
The Eliminator157 seconds15 lines
El Dorado–The Lost City of Gold115 seconds7 lines
The Sludge Factor Part I2 seconds (silent)
The Greatest Evil Part I21 seconds (silent)
The Greatest Evil Part II6 seconds (silent)
Infested Island1 second (silent)
A Is for Android48 seconds (silent)
Basic Training36 seconds1 line
The Legend of Metal-Head23 seconds1 line

Headcanon

Born September 5, 1954. Roadblock joined the Joe Team in September 1981, and his appearance is represented by Version 17, changing to Version 2 in 1983, and to Version 4 in late 1986. He was among the Joes reactivated in June 1991, but he was sidelined by a serious injury in the Joes' first battle with Cobra that month. Roadblock returned to duty in September 1992, with his Version 10 appearance.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1984
2. 1986
3. 1988 (Tiger Force)
4. 1992
5. 1993/I (Battle Corps)
6. 1993/II (Star Brigade white)
7. 1994 (Star Brigade orange)
8. 2003/I (JvC Wave 6)
9. 2003/II (Tiger Force)
10. 2004/I (Wal-Mart)
11. 2004/II (Night Force)
12. 2004/III (Anti-Venom)
13. 2005/I (Comic #24)
14. 2005/II (Heavy Assault)
15. 2007 (25th Joe set)
16. 2008/I (post-25th Wave 8)
17. 2008/II (DVD)
Version 1: 1984 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0036: Heavy Machine GunnerMOS 1: Infantry Heavy Weapons [prob. 11B]
MOS 2: Cook [92G]
  • 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: light green helmet (standard, but without holes); reddish brown backpack (new, squarish with tripod peg) and attaching ammo box; light green machine gun (new, M-2 Browning .50 cal.) with tripod
Roadblock's dream was to be a gourmet chef. He was working as a bouncer to earn money to attend Escoffier School in France when an army recruiter convinced him that the army could train him to be a chef. Roadblock joined but found army menus and preparation techniques too appalling. Transferred to the infantry. Qualified expert: M-2 Browning .50 cal.; Heavy Machine Gun; all Warsaw Pact Heavy MGs; M-16; M-1911A1 Auto Pistol.
"A .50 cal. Browning weighs 84 pounds. Add fifty pounds for the ammo - that's about 134 pounds of steel generating 2930 f.p.s. in muzzle velocity at a cyclic rate of 550 r.p.m. Anybody who can handle that doesn't need a machine gun to keep me away!"
Toy Notes: Item #6419. Featured in the Sky Hawk commercial. Design sketches list the character as "Bubba." It is not known if this was ever intended to be Roadblock's name.
Version 2: 1986 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0090: Heavy Machine GunnerMOS 1: Infantry Heavy Weapons [prob. 11B]
MOS 2: Cook [92G]
  • head: Roadblock (86)
  • arms: Roadblock (86), Rock 'n Roll (97)
  • torso: Roadblock (86), Breaker (97), Rock 'n Roll (97)
  • waist: Roadblock (86), Guile (93/I, 93/II), Breaker (97, 05), Rock 'n Roll (97, 05), Snake Eyes (97/I, 97/II, 03/I, 03/II, 04/IV, 05/IV), Gen. Abernathy (04/I), Sgt. Stalker (04/II, 05/I, 06), Zap (04), Infantry Division (05/I, 05/II, 05/III, 05/IV, 05/V, 05/VI), Cobra Mortal (06)
  • legs: Roadblock (86), Guile (93/I, 93/II), Rock 'n Roll (97)
Accessories: silver machine gun (new, L7A2) with tall tripod
Roadblock's dream was to be a gourmet chef. He was working as a bouncer to earn money to attend Escoffier School in France when an army recruiter convinced him that the army could train him to be a chef. Roadblock joined but found army menus and preparation techniques too appalling. Transferred to the infantry. Qualified expert: M-2 Browning .50 cal.; Heavy Machine Gun; all Warsaw Pact Heavy MGs; M-16; M-1911A1 Auto Pistol.
"A .50 cal. Browning weighs 84 pounds. Add fifty pounds for the ammo - that's about 134 pounds of steel generating 2930 f.p.s.in muzzle velocity at a cyclic rate of 550 r.p.m. Anybody who can handle that doesn't need a machine gun to keep me away!"
Toy Notes: Item #6467.
Version 3: 1988 Tiger Force carded assortment
Fig. #0189: Tiger Force Heavy Machine GunnerMOS 1: Infantry Heavy Weapons [prob. 11B]
MOS 2: Cook [92G]
  • 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: yellow helmet with tiger stripes (standard, but no visor holes); light green backpack (84 Roadblock's) and ammo box; dark grey machine gun (84 Roadblock's M2 Browning) and tripod
ROADBLOCK's dream was to be a gourmet chef. He was working as a bouncer to earn money to attend the Escoffier School in France when a recruiter convinced him that the Army could train him just as well. At boot camp, Roadblock found Army menus and preparation techniques too appalling! He remained steadfast in his goal to be a chef, but at the same time, developed a new skill - being a heavy machine gunner! He was selected by Tiger Force because of his ability to operate a heavy machine gun, in addition he could transform simple K-rations into gourmet delicacies.
"A .50 cal. Browning weighs 84 pounds. Add fifty pounds for the ammo - that's about 134 pounds of steel generating 2930 f.p.s.in muzzle velocity at a cyclic rate of 550 r.p.m, and you have one awesome machine gun! Anybody who can handle that doesn't need a machine gun to keep me away!"
Toy Notes: Item #6697-2.
Version 4: 1992 Wave 1 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0325: Heavy Machine GunnerMOS 1: Infantry Heavy Weapons [prob. 11B]
MOS 2: Cook [92G] (Escoffier qualified Chef)
  • head: Roadblock (92, 93/I, 93/II, 94, 04/III, 05/II)
  • arms: Roadblock (92, 93/I, 04/III, 05/II), Chief Torpedo (04/I)
  • torso: Roadblock (92, 93/I, 04/III, 05/II)
  • waist: Roadblock (92, 93/I, 04/III, 05/II)
  • legs: Roadblock (92, 93/I, 04/III, 05/II)
Accessories: black machine gun (new, M90 continuous-fire); blue spring disc launcher (new, conical with black trigger); black disc (new, fan-shaped); black knife (new, flat); black figure stand
What can you say about a guy who totes a 134 pound machine gun as his personal weapon and who can whip up a mean crawdad stew? Not much. You just stay out of his field of fire, and ask for seconds. ROADBLOCK is the man who lays down the covering fire with his heavy machine gun. That means he makes the enemy keep their heads down when the G.I. Joes are advancing, as well as making them think twice about giving chase when the G.I. Joes are withdrawing! He usually leads his squad into battle while riding the G.I. Joe Patriot.
Motto: "Baste a turkey every twenty minutes and change the barrel on a Ma-Deuce .50 caliber after every second belt."
Variations: The figure was first delayed and then recalled due to safety concerns about the disc launcher, and so the character appeared in 1992 packaging only briefly. The launcher and disc are therefore moderately high-demand, but the loose figure by itself is of only average value.
Toy Notes: Item #6727.
Re-releases: Briefly available on a Battle Corps card with Cross-Country's launcher and weapons tree when the series was first released around Thanksgiving 1992. The same accessories were then used for version 5. A slightly different version was released in India, with the same gun design but without the launcher. The gun mold can be distinguished by a more prominent seam than on the US release.
Version 5: 1993 Battle Corps Wave 1 carded assortment, #7 (93/I)
Fig. #0355: Heavy Machine GunnerMOS 1: Infantry Heavy Weapons [prob. 11B]
MOS 2: Cook [92G] (Escoffier qualified Chef)
  • head: Roadblock (92, 93/I, 93/II, 94, 04/III, 05/II)
  • arms: Roadblock (92, 93/I, 04/III, 05/II), Chief Torpedo (04/I)
  • torso: Roadblock (92, 93/I, 04/III, 05/II)
  • waist: Roadblock (92, 93/I, 04/III, 05/II)
  • legs: Roadblock (92, 93/I, 04/III, 05/II)
Accessories: black pistol (88 Shockwave's); black submachine gun (88 Hit & Run's Colt 635); black assault rifle (90 Bullhorn's Steyr AUG); blue-green missile launcher (shared with Cross-Country and Snow Storm, with black trigger); two black missiles (common for 93 Joes); black figure stand
What can you say about a guy who totes a 134 pound machine gun as his personal weapon and who can whip up a mean crawdad stew? Not much. You just stay out of his field of fire, and ask for seconds. ROADBLOCK is the man who lays down the covering fire with his heavy machine gun. That means he makes the enemy keep their heads down when the G.I. Joes are advancing, as well as making them think twice about giving chase when the G.I. Joes are withdrawing! He usually leads his squad into battle while riding the G.I. Joe Patriot.
Motto: "Baste a turkey every twenty minutes and change the barrel on a Ma-Deuce .50 caliber after every second belt."
Toy Notes: Item #6763.
Version 6: 1993 Star Brigade carded assortment, #9 (93/II)
Fig. #0403: Space GunnerMOS 1: Heavy Machine Gunner
MOS 2: Cook [92G] (Escoffier qualified Chef)
  • head: Roadblock (92, 93/I, 93/II, 94, 04/III, 05/II)
  • arms: Gen. Hawk (91, 93/II), Roadblock (93/II, 94)
  • torso: Gen. Hawk (91, 93/II), Roadblock (93/II, 94)
  • waist: Gen. Hawk (91, 93/II), Roadblock (93/II, 94)
  • legs: Gen. Hawk (91, 93/II), Roadblock (93/II, 94)
Accessories: blue helmet (91 Gen. Hawk's) with clear red visor; gold shotgun (88 Muskrat's M4 Super 90); gold machine gun (91 Grunt's); gold submachine gun (91 Tracker's MP5K); dark blue spring missile launcher (93/I Duke's, with gold trigger); two gold missiles (common for 93 Joes); gold machete (88 Muskrat's); gold figure stand
What can you say about a guy who totes a 134-pound machine gun as his personal weapon, and who can whip up the meanest freeze-dried crawdad stew this side of the Milky Way? Not much. You just stay out of his field of fire, and ask for seconds. ROADBLOCK is the man who lays down cover fire when the Joes need to clear Cobra Astro Vipers off a planet's surface. "It's like scraping bugs off your windshield," Roadblock always says. "They're a hassle at first but eventually they get squished and disappear."
Motto: "The only way I like Cobra is the way I like astronaut food: freeze dried!"
Toy Notes: Item #81103.
Version 7: 1994 Star Brigade carded assortment, #27
Fig. #0475: Space GunnerMOS 1: Heavy Machine Gunner [13B]
MOS 2: Cook [92G] (Escoffier qualified Chef)
  • head: Roadblock (92, 93/I, 93/II, 94, 04/III, 05/II)
  • arms: Gen. Hawk (91, 93/II), Roadblock (93/II, 94)
  • torso: Gen. Hawk (91, 93/II), Roadblock (93/II, 94)
  • waist: Gen. Hawk (91, 93/II), Roadblock (93/II, 94)
  • legs: Gen. Hawk (91, 93/II), Roadblock (93/II, 94)
Accessories: black helmet (91 Gen. Hawk's) with clear red visor; gold shotgun (88 Muskrat's M4 Super 90); gold machine gun (91 Grunt's); gold submachine gun (91 Tracker's MP5K); silver spring missile launcher (93/I Duke's, with black trigger); two gold missiles (common for 93 Joes); gold machete (88 Muskrat's); gold figure stand
What can you say about a guy who totes a 134-pound machine gun as his personal weapon, and who can whip up the meanest freeze-dried crawdad stew this side of the Milky Way? Not much. You just stay out of his field of fire, and ask for seconds. ROADBLOCK is the man who lays down cover fire when the Joes need to clear Cobra Astro Vipers off a planet's surface. "It's like scraping bugs off your windshield," Roadblock always says, "They're a hassle at first but eventually they get squished and disappear."
Toy Notes: Item #81118.
Version 8: 2003 Spy Troops Wave 6 two-pack assortment (03/I)
Fig. #0703: Heavy Machine GunnerMOS 1: Infantry Heavy Weapons [prob. 11B]
MOS 2: Cook [92G]
  • head: Roadblock (03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • arms: Roadblock (03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • torso: Roadblock (03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • waist: Roadblock (03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • legs: Roadblock (03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
Two-Pack Accessories: dark green ghillie suit (common for 03 figures); black minigun (new, M134) with stand and ammo box
Mission Disc Accessories: black pistol (88 Shockwave's); black carbine/shotgun (02 Ripper's M4 with shotgun barrel); black machine gun (84 Roadblock's M-2 Browning) with tripod
A qualified expert with anything that weighs more than fifty pounds and has a full-auto switch on it, ROADBLOCK prefers the M2 "ma-deuce" .50 caliber heavy machine gun as his personal weapon. He can be totally depended on to provide all the fire suppression necessary to carry out a mission, and anyone on the team will tell you that there is nothing more comforting than seeing ROADBLOCK coming up behind you, laying down a steady protecting covering fire. ROADBLOCK is a world class chef, and equally at ease with preparing a seven course gourmet dinner as he is with laying out a staked-out field of fire for an ambush. Amiable and well-liked by his fellow team members, ROADBLOCK does not appear to have any irritating faults - other than a tendency to put a dash too much cayenne pepper in his famous crawfish stew.
"You keep telling me that my ma-deuce is not a hand-held weapon, and I keep saying, maybe not for your hands."
Variations: Early releases of the figure had a very short neck.
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Dreadnok Ripper (03). Item #57400.
Re-releases: Also available in early 2004 with a Mission Disc (Item #55334).
Version 9: 2003 Spy Troops Wave 7.75 two-pack assortment (Tiger Force, 03/II)
Fig. #0760: Heavy Machine GunnerMOS 1: Infantry Heavy Weapons [prob. 11B]
MOS 2: Cook [92G]
  • head: Roadblock (03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • arms: Roadblock (03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • torso: Roadblock (03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • waist: Roadblock (03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • legs: Roadblock (03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
Accessories: dark green ghillie suit (common for 03 figures); black minigun (03/I Roadblock's M134) with stand and ammo box
A qualified expert with anything that weighs more than fifty pounds and has a full-auto switch on it, ROADBLOCK prefers the M2 "ma-deuce" .50 caliber heavy machine gun as his personal weapon. He can be totally depended on to provide all the fire suppression necessary to carry out a mission, and anyone on the team will tell you that there is nothing more comforting than seeing ROADBLOCK coming up behind you, laying down a steady protecting covering fire. ROADBLOCK is a world class chef, and equally at ease with preparing a seven course gourmet dinner as he is with laying out a staked-out field of fire for an ambush. Amiable and well-liked by his fellow team members, ROADBLOCK does not appear to have any irritating faults - other than a tendency to put a dash too much cayenne pepper in his famous crawfish stew.
"You keep telling me that my ma-deuce is not a hand-held weapon, and I keep saying, maybe not for your hands."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Wild Bill (03/II). Item #56915.
Version 10: 2004 Valor vs. Venom special two-pack assortment (04/I)
Fig. #0813: Heavy Machine GunnerMOS 1: Infantry Heavy Weapons [prob. 11B]
MOS 2: Cook [92G]
  • head: Roadblock (03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • arms: Roadblock (03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • torso: Roadblock (03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • waist: Roadblock (03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
  • legs: Roadblock (03/I, 03/II, 04/I)
Accessories: black minigun (03 Roadblock's M134) with stand and ammo box; light brown spring missile launcher (shared with Duke and Gung Ho, with green trigger); green missile (shared with Duke and Gung Ho)
A qualified expert with anything that weighs more than fifty pounds and has a full-auto switch on it, ROADBLOCK prefers the M2 "Ma-Deuce" .50 caliber heavy machine gun as his personal weapon. He can be totally depended on to provide all the fire suppression necessary to carry out a mission, and anyone on the team will tell you that there is nothing more comforting than seeing ROADBLOCK coming up behind you, laying down a steady protective covering fire. ROADBLOCK is a world class chef, and equally at ease with preparing a seven course gourmet dinner as he is with laying out a staked-out field of fire for an ambush. Amiable and well-liked by his fellow team members, ROADBLOCK does not appear to have any irritating faults - other than his tendency to put a dash too much cayenne pepper in his famous crawfish stew.
"You keep telling me that my M-Deuce is not a hand-held weapon, and I keep saying, maybe not for your hands...."
Toy Notes: Carded in a Wal-Mart-exclusive two-pack with CLAWS (04/II). Item #55338. This figure is considered a moderately high-demand item.
Version 11: 2004 Night Force carded set (04/II)
Fig. #0822: Heavy Machine GunnerMOS 1: Infantry Heavy Weapons [prob. 11B]
MOS 2: Cook [92G]
  • 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 submachine gun (84 Firefly's MOD EEP KEDR-B); black machine gun (91 Big Ben's M240)
A qualified expert with anything that weighs more than fifty pounds and has a full-auto switch on it, ROADBLOCK prefers the M2 "Ma-Deuce" .50 caliber heavy machine gun as his personal weapon. He can be totally depended on to provide all the fire suppression necessary to carry out a mission, and anyone on the team will tell you that there is nothing more comforting than seeing ROADBLOCK coming up behind you, laying down a steady protective covering fire. ROADBLOCK is a world class chef, and equally at ease with preparing a seven course gourmet dinner as he is with laying out a staked-out field of fire for an ambush. Amiable and well-liked by his fellow team members, ROADBLOCK does not appear to have any irritating faults - other than his tendency to put a dash too much cayenne pepper in his famous crawfish stew.
"You keep telling me that my M-Deuce is not a hand-held weapon, and I keep saying, maybe not for your hands...."
Toy Notes: Carded in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive set with Action Man (04), Beachhead (04/I), Flint (04/I), Short-Fuze (04), and Tunnel Rat (04/I). Item #50802.
Version 12: 2004 Anti-Venom Strike Force carded set (04/III)
Fig. #0894: Heavy Machine GunnerMOS 1: Infantry Heavy Weapons [prob. 11B]
MOS 2: Cook [92G]
  • head: Roadblock (92, 93/I, 93/II, 94, 04/III, 05/II)
  • arms: Roadblock (92, 93/I, 04/III, 05/II), Chief Torpedo (04/I)
  • torso: Roadblock (92, 93/I, 04/III, 05/II)
  • waist: Roadblock (92, 93/I, 04/III, 05/II)
  • legs: Roadblock (92, 93/I, 04/III, 05/II)
Accessories: black helmet (common to Anti-Venom Joes; with dark green visor and name in white); black backpack (84 Roadblock's) with attached ammo box; black machine gun (84 Roadblock's M-2 Browning) with tripod; black figure stand
A qualified expert with anything that weighs more than fifty pounds and has a full-auto switch on it, ROADBLOCK prefers the M2 "Ma-Deuce" .50 caliber heavy machine gun as his personal weapon. He can be totally depended on to provide all the fire suppression necessary to carry out a mission, and anyone on the team will tell you that there is nothing more comforting than seeing ROADBLOCK coming up behind you, laying down a steady protective covering fire. ROADBLOCK is a world class chef, and equally at ease with preparing a seven course gourmet dinner as he is with laying out a staked-out field of fire for an ambush. Amiable and well-liked by his fellow team members, ROADBLOCK does not appear to have any irritating faults - other than his tendency to put a dash too much cayenne pepper in his famous crawfish stew.
"You keep telling me that my Ma-Deuce is not a hand-held weapon, and I keep saying, maybe not for your hands...."
Toy Notes: Carded in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive set with Barricade (04), Charbroil (04), Duke (04/III), Sgt. Lifeline (04), and Sgt. Mutt (04/II). Item #53914.
Version 13: 2005 Wave 2 comic three-pack assortment (05/I)
Fig. #1042: Heavy Machine GunnerMOS 1: Infantry Heavy Weapons [prob. 11B]
MOS 2: Cook [92G]
  • head: Roadblock (05/I)
  • 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 machine gun (84 Roadblock's M-2 Browning) with tripod
A qualified expert with anything that weighs more than fifty pounds and has a full-auto switch on it, ROADBLOCK prefers the M2 "Ma-Deuce" .50 caliber heavy machine gun as his personal weapon. He can be totally depended on to provide all the fire suppression necessary to carry out a mission, and anyone on the team will tell you that there is nothing more comforting than seeing ROADBLOCK coming up behind you, laying down a steady protective covering fire. ROADBLOCK is a world class chef, and equally at ease with preparing a seven course gourmet dinner as he is with laying out a staked-out field of fire for an ambush. Amiable and well-liked by his fellow team members, ROADBLOCK does not appear to have any irritating faults - other than his tendency to put a dash too much cayenne pepper in his famous crawfish stew.
"You keep telling me that my Ma-Deuce is not a hand-held weapon, and I keep saying, maybe not for your hands...."
Toy Notes: Carded in a three-pack with Duke (05/III), Destro (05/I), and a reprint of Marvel #24. Item #61062.
Version 14: 2005 Heavy Assault Squad carded set (05/II)
Fig. #1083: Heavy Machine GunnerMOS 1: Infantry Heavy Weapons [prob. 11B]
MOS 2: Cook [92G]
  • head: Roadblock (92, 93/I, 93/II, 94, 04/III, 05/II)
  • arms: Roadblock (92, 93/I, 04/III, 05/II), Chief Torpedo (04/I)
  • torso: Roadblock (92, 93/I, 04/III, 05/II)
  • waist: Roadblock (92, 93/I, 04/III, 05/II)
  • legs: Roadblock (92, 93/I, 04/III, 05/II)
Accessories: black submachine (89 Snake Eyes's); black carbine/shotgun (02 Ripper's M4 with shotgun barrel); black assault rifle (03 Sand Viper's G36)
[This is one of the few figures released without a filecard. The others are 93 Nitro-Viper and 02/II Dusty.]
Toy Notes: Roadblock and one of the Infantry Division troops were included in the set when planned Ace and Mutt figures (whose filecards are included) were canceled. Carded in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive set with Duke (05/IV), Snake Eyes (05/VI), and three versions of the Infantry Division (05/I, 05/III, and 05/VI). Item #11235. The set also came with accessories for the included greenshirts: black attack rifle (92 Big Bear's AK-88); black assault rifle (02 Neo-Viper's AK-74); black assault rifle (02 BAT's Vektor CR-21); black saw rifle (86 Zarana's, undersized with softer spurs).
Version 15: 2007 25th Anniversary G.I. Joe boxed set
Fig. #1167: Heavy Machine GunnerMOS 1: Infantry Heavy Weapons [prob. 11B]
MOS 2: Cook [92G]
  • head: Roadblock (07, 08/I, 08/II)
  • arms to wrist: Roadblock (07, 08/I, 08/II), Copperhead (08, 09/I), Cobra Viper (08/III)
  • hands: Roadblock (07, 08/I, 08/II), Copperhead (08, 09/I), Cobra Viper (08/III), Outback (09)
  • body: Roadblock (07, 08/I, 08/II), Copperhead (08, 09/I), Cobra Viper (08/III)
  • legs: Roadblock (07, 08/I, 08/II)
Accessories: green helmet (shared with Duke; black interior); black webbing (new, with square silver buckle and green grenade); black backpack (new, hard plastic rectangle with ammo belt slots on side); green machine gun (new, large M-2 Browning) with huge, flat tripod; copper ammo belt (new, long); black Joe figure stand
ROADBLOCK wanted to be a gourmet chef. He was working as a bouncer to earn money to attend the Escoffier School in France when an army recruiter convinced him that the army could train him to be a chef. ROADBLOCK joined but found army menus and preparation techniques too appalling. Transferred to the infantry. Qualified expert: M-2 Browning/50 cal.; Heavy Machine Gun; all Warsaw Pact Heavy MGs; M-16; M-911A1 Auto Pistol.
"A .50 cal. Browning weighs 84 pounds. Add fifty pounds for the ammo - that's about 134 pounds of steel generating 2930 f.p.s. in muzzle velocity at a cyclic rate of 550 r.p.m. Anybody who can handle that doesn't need a machine gun to keep me away!"
Toy Notes: Boxed in a set with Duke (07), Gung Ho (07), Agent Scarlett (07), and Snake Eyes (07/II), as well as a sound box that played a portion of the cartoon theme music. Item #26757.
Re-releases: Carded singly in winter 2007-08 as part of the 25th Anniversary Wave 4 assortment.
Version 16: 2008 post-25th Anniversary Wave 8 carded assortment (08/I)
Fig. #1263: Heavy Machine GunnerMOS 1: Infantry Heavy Weapons [prob. 11B]
MOS 2: Cook [92G]
  • head: Roadblock (07, 08/I, 08/II)
  • arms to wrist: Roadblock (07, 08/I, 08/II), Copperhead (08, 09/I), Cobra Viper (08/III)
  • hands: Roadblock (07, 08/I, 08/II), Copperhead (08, 09/I), Cobra Viper (08/III), Outback (09)
  • body: Roadblock (07, 08/I, 08/II), Copperhead (08, 09/I), Cobra Viper (08/III)
  • legs: Roadblock (07, 08/I, 08/II)
Accessories: green vest (new); silver mini-machine gun (06 SAW-Viper's M249) with tripod (84 Roadblock's); Joe figure stand.
ROADBLOCK wanted to be a gourmet chef. He was working as a bouncer to earn money to attend the Escoffier School in France when an army recruiter convinced him that the army could train him to be a chef. ROADBLOCK joined but found army menus and preparation techniques too appalling. Transferred to the infantry. Qualified expert: M-2 Browning/50 cal.; Heavy Machine Gun; all Warsaw Pact Heavy MGs; M-16; M-911A1 Auto Pistol.
"A .50 cal. Browning weighs 84 pounds. Add fifty pounds for the ammo - that's about 134 pounds of steel generating 2930 f.p.s. in muzzle velocity at a cyclic rate of 550 r.p.m. Anybody who can handle that doesn't need a machine gun to keep me away!"
Toy Notes: Item #30939.
Version 17: 2008 DVD Battles assortment (08/II)
Fig. #1296: Heavy Machine GunnerMOS 1: Infantry Heavy Weapons [prob. 11B]
MOS 2: Cook [92G]
  • head: Roadblock (07, 08/I, 08/II)
  • arms to wrist: Roadblock (07, 08/I, 08/II), Copperhead (08, 09/I), Cobra Viper (08/III)
  • hands: Roadblock (07, 08/I, 08/II), Copperhead (08, 09/I), Cobra Viper (08/III), Outback (09)
  • body: Roadblock (07, 08/I, 08/II), Copperhead (08, 09/I), Cobra Viper (08/III)
  • legs: Roadblock (07, 08/I, 08/II)
Accessories: grey webbing (new, with black pockets and green grenade); black knife (07 Snake Eyes's, silver blade); green strangler vines (new on grey rock base); black Joe figure stand
ROADBLOCK still finds time to cook gourmet meals, but usually he's gripping a .50 cal Browning heavy machine gun instead of a spatula. He's attended the prestigious Escoffier School in France before joining the Army and the G. I. JOE team. A courageous soldier, he'll willing [sic] sacrifice himself to save his buddies and the mission, like when he, FLINT, MUTT, and JUNKYARD were trapped in a crevice with deadly strangler vines: he stayed behind so that the others could escape. Whether he's whipping up gratinée de coquille St. Jacques or blasting COBRA TROOPERS with his "Ma Deuce," ROADBLOCK makes his point loud and clear: he's the best at anythig he puts his hand to - period.
"Two things I won't tolerate: someone who doesn't ask for seconds, and a COBRA who won't lay down his weapon when he sees me coming."
Toy Notes: Boxed with Destro (08/III), Lady Jaye (08), MASS Device generator, and The Revenge of Cobra DVD. Item #37251.