CRAIG "ROCK 'N ROLL" MCCONNELL (v8)
Series: Twenty Three (2007)
Craig "Rock 'n Roll" McConnell (v8) was released as part of the 2007 International G.I.Joe Convention (Atlanta, GA) exclusive "Tanks for the Memories" box set from the Official G.I. Joe Collectors' Club. The set included: Sparks, Sgt. Flash, Grunt (v10), Lt. Clay Moore, Zap (v4), Clutch (v4), G.I. Joe Doc, Rock 'n Roll (v8), Cobra Officer (v5), and six Cobra Troopers (two each of v5 a, b, and c).
Craig "Rock 'n Roll" McConnell (v8) came with a rifle, a two-part tripod, an ammo box, a knife, and a clear figure stand.
Birthplace: Malibu, CA
Primary Specialty: Physical Training Instructor
Secondary Specialty: Infantryman (11B)
A surfer, bodybuilder and bass guitarist in his free time, ROCK 'N ROLL has been the machine gun and Gatling gun specialist for the G.I. JOE Team since it's inception. Over the years he has proven to have an unfortunate knack for stumbling onto COBRA strongholds and secret operations, sometimes even getting captured - all to COBRA's eventual regret. His quiet demeanor often leads people to believe he is a product of the laid-back California lifestyle, but DOC believes he may actually be losing his hearing, though she is unsure if it is from the blaring noise of his machine guns or his penchant for high-decibel heavy metal music.
ROCK 'N ROLL is genuinely dedicated to preserving freedom and the safety of his teammates like few others. He is constantly updating his equipment and skills, even taking assignments in obscure, highly-classified sonic weapons projects. He is always ready to lay down cover fire and guide the team to their target without missing a beat. To keep his skills sharp, ROCK 'N ROLL has fully prepared for his cold weather training in the Rocky Mountains, but it also doesn't hurt that he will be bringing along his new snowboard.
"You have to learn to adapt or wash out - that's why COBRA will lose, they never change!"
Craig "Rock 'n Roll" McConnell (v8) was available in a boxed or bagged convention set. The boxed set also included a pin, badge, and certificate of authenticity.
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."
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