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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.


chronological: Rip Cord<< Roadblock >>Recondo
alphabetical: Road Pig<< Roadblock >>Robo-J.O.E.

 

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)riding in V.A.M.P.2, part of final assault, in final pose
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 18 seconds3 linesflying Sky Hawk in convoy, crashing Skystriker
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 2100 seconds8 lineshelping build gyrocopter, rescued from vines by sunlight
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 379 seconds9 linesescaping mountain lions, meeting Honda Lou in convoy
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 491 seconds8 linestaking into Cobra temple, captured and taken to arena
The Revenge of Cobra, Part 596 seconds8 linesfighting in arena, escaping, using creeper vines to capture Cobra Cmdr.
Season 1 Opening (Sunbow)5 seconds(silent)catching Destro, in final pose
Cobra's Creatures10 seconds(silent)in Silver Mirage attacking Lucifer's castle; at prison
Cobra Soundwaves221 seconds15 linesin Skystriker pursuing Rattlers, captured, escaping, in Skystriker to Cobra base; fixing a meal
Cobra Stops the World4 seconds(silent)deployed from W.H.A.L.E. at Cobra base near Patagonia
Haul Down the Heavens3 seconds1 linein W.H.A.L.E. turret against Cobra base
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 143 seconds3 linesin J.U.M.P. defending shuttle, in S.H.A.R.C., at Joe HQ during satellite attack
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 242 seconds2 lineson U.S.S. Flagg encouraging crew, assigned to lead mission to City of the Dead
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 377 seconds12 linesleading Joes at City of the Dead, capturing Tomax
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 439 seconds3 linesguarding and chasing Tomax
The Pyramid of Darkness, Part 528 seconds1 lineattacking Cobra base
Red Rocket's Glare302 seconds42 linesassaulting Cobra base, visiting family's diner, in R.A.M., riding rocket to DC; in final scene
Money to Burn175 seconds16 linesplaying poker at HQ; in Silver Mirage; in Armadillo against Cobra base
The Phantom Brigade133 seconds9 linesin convoy defending factory; on hovercraft; present at burial
Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 146 seconds4 linesdetecting Cobra attack on Joe HQ; in cannon defending HQ; at Franks' inspection
Synthoid Conspiracy, Part 238 seconds(silent)at briefing, stealing fuel trucks, flying Skystriker against island base
Spell of the Siren81 seconds1 linein S.H.A.R.C. against undersea base; entranced at Joe HQ; in final scene
Twenty Questions16 seconds(silent)on obstacle course
The Viper Is Coming169 seconds19 linesat Barbecue's party, in Snow Cat, at West Point & Enterprise Tower, meeting The Viper
Where the Reptiles Roam18 seconds1 lineassaulting ranch hideout
Lasers in the Night16 seconds(silent)at briefings on Gung-Ho's disappearance and theft of the guidance system
The Germ59 seconds6 lineson Flagg, observing Airtight's mission, in Flint's convoy, capturing Eels
The Traitor, Part 135 seconds(silent)rounding up Cobra prisoners, at briefing, capturing Dusty, at Dusty's rescue
The Traitor, Part 27 seconds(silent)defending chemical plant; at hospital with Duke
Cobra Quake4 seconds(silent)standing guard outside economic summit
Excalibur1 second(silent)hit by tidal wave (15:03)
Cobra CLAWs Are Coming to Town148 seconds10 linesat HQ on Christmas, cooking turkey, captured, operating an A.S.P.
Eau de Cobra2 seconds(silent)at HQ during SOS (3:51-52)
An Eye for an Eye24 seconds2 linesat HQ when Lady Jaye found missing; flying Skystriker against Cobra base
Primordial Plot29 seconds3 linesat HQ when Cobra's cloning plan discovered
Hearts and Cannons5 seconds(silent)driving V.A.M.P. Mark II as part of search team
The Wrong Stuff129 seconds15 lineshelping with crossword; space training; flying Skystriker against space station
The Pit of Vipers2 seconds(silent)in A.W.E. Striker with Flint's team in Everglades (9:27-28)
Cold Slither34 seconds1 lineattacking vault, at briefing
The Great Alaskan Land Rush223 seconds9 linesin DC convoy; at HQ during broadcast; sent to Alaska to recover seal; captured by Romanov crew
Skeletons in the Closet35 seconds3 lineschasing Destro; at HQ receiving secret admirer letter
There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 142 seconds3 lineson Flagg; in wedding photo, melting in Springfield [synthoid]
There's No Place Like Springfield, Part 226 seconds2 linesdream image; on U.S.S. Flagg escorting Prof. Mullaney
Season 2 Opening (Sunbow)7 seconds(silent)leaving Flagg, at top of Terror Drome, running at the end, in final pose
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 149 seconds7 linespitcher in ball game; on airfield; on night-time run; at briefing on Dreadnoks
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 225 seconds4 linesat command center; guarding Napoleon's tomb in Paris; on cargo plane with Hawk
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 342 seconds4 lineswith Hawk on cargo plane; driving A.W.E. Striker to defend tomb of Genghis Khan
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 531 seconds2 linesat Joe HQ briefing; driving A.W.E. Striker in DC battle
Last Hour to Doomsday23 seconds(silent)at Joe HQ during Cobra broadcast; part of diving team
Let's Play Soldier80 seconds8 linespart of team in Thailand
Computer Complications7 seconds(silent)with greenshirts outside Joe HQ; at diner during Dreadnok attack
Sink the Montana26 seconds(silent)volunteering to steal U.S.S. Constitution; boarding Montana and fighting B.A.T.S on board
The Million Dollar Medic11 seconds1 linedefending Joe HQ during attack
The Rotten Egg54 seconds7 linesattacking weapons lab; flying Conquest; fighting Cobra cadets at ceremony
Once Upon a Joe5 seconds(silent)helping rebuild orphanage ; present after Cobra raid
Glamour Girls7 seconds1 linefiring on targets at shooting range
Iceberg Goes South2 seconds(silent)leaving for Tropodome with rescue team (11:32-33)
Raise the Flagg!327 seconds43 linesin Killer W.H.A.L.E.; in S.H.A.R.C. to help salvage Flagg; captured by B.A. LaCarre
The Most Dangerous Thing in the World79 seconds4 linesbreaking up fights; using Mauler to rescue Leatherneck and Wet-Suit; defending Joe HQ
Second-Hand Emotions134 seconds9 linesat wedding; captured by Zartan; affected by mood organ while in custody
Sins of Our Fathers23 seconds4 linespreparing to party with Leatherneck and Wet-Suit; part of rescue team
Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep44 seconds2 linesin H.A.V.O.C. fighting Tele-Vipers, in line in mess hall
Knowing Is Half the Battle PSAs35 seconds6 lineswarning not to give info to strangers; warning not to play with fallen wires
G.I. Joe: The Movie Opening8 seconds(silent)emerging from Liberty's crown, in J.U.M.P., in final pose
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 149 seconds4 linesat B.E.T. test; driving H.A.V.O.C. during attack and to pursue Cobra; captured by Nemesis Enforcer
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 3103 seconds8 linesblinded by Nemesis Enforcer; escaping ice dome with Cobra Commander
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 452 seconds4 linesnegotiating underground river with Cobra Commander
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 5103 seconds11 linesfound by search party; helping Rawhides assault ice dome
Season 2 Opening (DiC)3 seconds(silent)in final pose
The Eliminator157 seconds15 linesflying Retaliator, rescuing & defending Mercer, captured, escaping in Ice Sabre
El Dorado–The Lost City of Gold115 seconds7 linesat Joe HQ, in cargo plane, driving Badger, captured, freed by Grunt
The Sludge Factor Part I2 seconds(silent)Climbing onto raft after rice flooding (7:18-19)
The Greatest Evil Part I21 seconds(silent)boarding Locust at Joe HQ, at Duke's briefing, at Joe/Cobra briefing, paired with Night Creeper
The Greatest Evil Part II6 seconds(silent)cheering explosion of distribution house, rounding up prisoners, cheering again
Infested Island1 second(silent)flying a Glider on Cesspool's screen (13:51)
A Is for Android48 seconds(silent)on parade ground
Basic Training36 seconds1 lineseen in flashback
The Legend of Metal-Head23 seconds1 lineseen in flashback

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 (Walmart)
11. 2004/II (Night Force)
12. 2004/III (Anti-Venom)
13. 2005/I (Comic #24)
14. 2005/II (Heavy Assault)
15. 2007 (Battle Pack)
16. 2008/I (post-25th Wave 8)
17. 2008/II (DVD)
Version 1: spring 1984 regular carded figure assortment
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), Lonzo Wilkinson (06), CLASSIFIED (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 M2 Browning .50 Caliber machine gun and tripod with short legs (new), light green helmet (83 Duke's), red-brown backpack with handle and pegs for ammo box and tripod (new), red-brown rectangular ammo box (new).
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.
Version 2: spring 1986 regular carded figure assortment
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 FN MAG L7A2 machine gun with long tripod mount and large tripod (new).
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: summer 1988 Tiger Force carded figure assortment
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), Lonzo Wilkinson (06), CLASSIFIED (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: dark grey machine gun and tripod (84 Roadblock's), yellow helmet with black tiger stripes (83 Duke's), light green backpack (84 Roadblock's), light green ammo box (84 Roadblock's).
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: spring 1992 Wave 1 carded figure assortment
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)
Recalled Accessories: black "M90 continuous-fire machine gun" with grip on very back and huge scope (new), blue spring-loaded rotor launcher/machine gun mount with black trigger (new), black spring rotor with ring around three blades (new), black "XF-45 combat knife" (new), black figure stand (common).
Battle Corps Accessories: black pistol (88 Shockwave's), black submachine gun (88 Hit & Run's), black rifle (90 Bullhorn's), teal spring launcher with black trigger (93 Cross-Country's), two black spring missiles (93 Bazooka's), black figure stand (common).
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 #6727. The figure was first delayed and then recalled due to safety concerns about the disc launcher, and so the Battle Corps reissue is actually more common. The launcher and disc are high-demand accessories; the same machine gun (in slightly lower-quality plastic), was included with Roadblocks sold in India.
Reissues: Reissued in winter 1993 on a Battle Corps card along with the new Wave 1 figures.
Version 5: winter 1993 Battle Corps Wave 1 carded figure assortment, #7 (93/I)
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), black rifle (90 Bullhorn's), teal spring launcher with black trigger (93 Cross-Country's), two black spring missiles (93 Bazooka's), black figure stand (common).
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: summer 1993 Star Brigade carded figure assortment, #9 (93/II)
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: gold submachine gun (91 Tracker's), gold machine gun (91 Grunt's), gold shotgun (88 Muskrat's), dark blue spring launcher with gold trigger (93 Duke's), two gold spring missiles (93 Bazooka's), gold machete (88 Muskrat's), light blue helmet (91 Hawk's), clear red face shield (91 Hawk's), gold figure stand (common).
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: summer 1994 Star Brigade carded figure assortment, #27
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: gold submachine gun (91 Tracker's), gold machine gun (91 Grunt's), gold shotgun (88 Muskrat's), silver spring launcher with black trigger (93 Duke's), two gold spring missiles (93 Bazooka's), gold machete (88 Muskrat's), black helmet (91 Hawk's), clear red face shield (91 Hawk's), gold figure stand (common).
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: April 2003 Spy Troops Wave 6 figure two-pack assortment (03/I)
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: black M134 Minigun with slots for harness and ammo box with short belt (new), dark green ghillie suit (03 Cross Hair's).
Mission Disc Accessories: black pistol (88 Shockwave's), black rifle (02 Dreadnok Ripper's), black machine gun and tripod (84 Roadblock's).
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. Item #57400.
Reissues: Carded in April 2004 with Mission Disc #2 (Item #55334).
Version 9: late August 2003 Spy Troops Wave 7.75 figure two-pack recolor assortment (Tiger Force, 03/II)
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 with harness and ammo box (03 Roadblock's), dark green ghillie suit (03 Cross Hair's).
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. Item #5695.
Version 10: February 2004 special figure two-pack assortment (04/I)
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 with harness and ammo box (03 Roadblock's), giant tan spring missile launcher with square green trigger (new), green plain spring missile, tapered near back end (new).
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 Walmart-exclusive two-pack with Cobra C.L.A.W.S.. Item #55338. This figure is considered a moderately high-demand item.
Version 11: February 2004 Night Force carded set (04/II)
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), Lonzo Wilkinson (06), CLASSIFIED (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), black machine gun (91 Big Ben's).
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 Flint, Short-Fuze, Action Man, Tunnel Rat, and Beachhead. Item #50802.
Version 12: August 2004 Anti-Venom Task Force carded set (04/III)
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 machine gun and tripod (84 Roadblock's), black Anti-Venom helmet (04 Barricade's), black backpack (01 Double Blast's), black figure stand (common).
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, Charbroil, Sgt. Mutt, Duke, and Sgt. Lifeline. Item #53914.
Version 13: May 2005 Wave 4 comic three-pack assortment (05/I)
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), Lonzo Wilkinson (06), CLASSIFIED (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 and tripod (84 Roadblock's).
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, Destro, and a reprint of Marvel #24. Item #61062.
Version 14: August 2005 Heavy Assault Squad carded set (05/II)
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)
Individual Accessories: black submachine gun (89 Snake Eyes's), black rifle (03 Sand Viper's), black rifle (02 Dreadnok Ripper's).
Shared Accessories: black rifle (02 Cobra B.A.T.'s), black rifle (92 Big Bear's), black rifle (02 Neo-Viper's), black cutting rifle (03 Zarana's).
[This is one of the few figures released without a filecard.]
Toy Notes: Carded in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive set with Duke, Snake Eyes, and three versions of Infantry Division. Item #11235. The card back includes filecards Sgt. Mutt and Ace, in addition to Duke, Snake Eyes, and the Infantry Division Marksman and Infantry Specialist, but none for Roadblock, indicating last-minute changes to the set.
Version 15: August 2007 25th Anniversary G.I. Joe Battle Pack boxed set
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 M2 Browning .50 Caliber machine gun with handle on top, and tripod with long legs and small handle on crossbar (new), olive helmet with black interior (05 Breaker's), black webgear: belt and chest straps with green grenade (new), black rectangular ammo box backpack (new), long copper ammo belt with silver shells (new), 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, Agent Scarlett, Snake Eyes, Gung Ho, and a sound box that played a portion of the cartoon theme music. Item #26757.
Reissues: Part of December 2007's 25th Anniversary Wave 4 carded reissue assortment. Item #30413.
Version 16: late May 2008 post-25th Anniversary Wave 8 carded figure assortment (08/I)
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: silver machine gun (06 Cobra S.A.W. Viper's, with tripod peg), green vest with red pads and tan chest straps (new), silver tripod (84 Roadblock's), copper ammo belt with silver shells (07 Roadblock's), 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: Item #30939.
Version 17: July 2008 DVD Battles multipack assortment, #2 (08/II)
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: black knife with silver blade (07 Snake Eyes's), long green strangler vines on small grey base (new), grey webgear with black pockets and green grenade (07 Roadblock's), 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 anything 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, Lady Jaye, Weather Dominator, M.A.S.S. Device generator, and The Revenge of Cobra DVD. Item #37251.