ROCK 'N ROLL (v4)
Series: Twelve (1993)
Rock 'N Roll (version 4) was released carded as part of the twelfth series (1993) as part of the Star Brigade: Armor Tech subset.
He was discontinued domestically in 1994.
Rock 'N Roll came with three yellow guns, a yellow machete, a silver helmet, a silver missile launcher that mounted on his shoulder (spring loaded, actually fired), two yellow missiles, and a yellow figure stand.
Except for the missile launcher and helmet, all of Rock 'N Roll's accessories came attached to one plastic "tree." The accessories were removed from the tree.
Birthplace: Malibu, California
Primary Specialty: Cybernetic Heavy Weapons Specialist
Secondary Specialty: PT Instructor (Physical Training)
Motto: "Toasting marshmallows or roasting Cobra B.A.A.T.'s, it's tough to decide which is more fun."
ROCK 'N ROLL has served with the G.I. Joe team since its inception and has been constantly updating his equipment and skills. When he heard DUKE was recruiting members for the Star Brigade force, Rock 'n Roll jumped at the chance to fight in space and be outfitted with the latest battle-armor technology. No other Star Brigade member uses his bio-integrated, Robotic Battle Armor quite like Rock 'n Roll. He braves laser fire, jumps on live grenades, and even chases Cobra B.A.A.T.'s right into the sun to capture them (and to toast an occasional marshmallow on the end of his laser rifle).
Some later versions of Rock 'n Roll (v4) came with a set of purple accessories instead of yellow. Rock 'n Roll with the purple accessories is slightly harder to find than the one with yellow accessories.
Like other Armor-Tech figures, Rock 'N Roll had very limited articulation. There is no "backpack screw" in the back of the figure, so the figure cannot be opened using a screw driver.
In Canada, Rock 'N Roll was released in dual-language packaging.
Versions of Rock 'n Roll
In 2008, Rock 'n Roll was renamed to "Ssgt. Rock 'n Roll." In 2009, he was renamed again to "Bench-Press." So while there are multiple names, they are all based on the character "Rock 'n Roll."
- Rock 'n Roll (v1) 1982
- Rock 'n Roll (v1.5) 1983
- Rock & Roll (v2) 1989
- Rock 'n Roll (v3) 1991
- Rock 'n Roll (v4) 1993
- Rock 'n Roll (v5) 1997
- Rock 'n Roll / Flint (v6) 2001
- Craig "Rock 'n Roll" McConnell (v7) 2005
- Craig "Rock 'n Roll" McConnell (v8) 2007
- Ssgt. Rock 'n Roll (v1) 2008
- Ssgt. Rock 'n Roll (v2) 2008
- Bench-Press (v1) 2009
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Rock 'n Roll (v4).
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Desimone Guide: #453
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