ROCK 'N ROLL (v3)
Series: Eleven (1991)
Rock & Roll (v3) was first released carded as part of the tenth series (1991) as part of the Super Sonic Fighters subset. He was discontinued domestically in 1992.
Rock & Roll came with a brown machine gun, a brown cannon, a green stand (that attached to the backpack), and a green sonic backpack that made four electronic battle sounds (it included three 357a button size batteries). The green stand could hold either the brown machine gun or the brown cannon.
Grade: E-9 (Sergeant Major)
Birthplace: Malibu, California
Primary Specialty: Infantry
Secondary Specialty: PT Instructor
Rock 'n Roll is one of the original G.I. Joe team members, and still the one to call on when a high volume of suppressive firepower is the order of business. A former band member back in Malibu, Rock 'n Roll still has an affinity for loud noises, particularly British heavy metal. To show his appreciation, he carries at least two British Army issue weapons with him at all times. Years of hanging ten in the surf and pumping iron have also given him the speed of a jackrabbit and the strength of a raging bull.
"When ROCK 'N ROLL asks you if you want to hear some heavy metal, you better ask him to specify. You may end up listening to the sound of a 80mm shell impacting with a dummy tank in a makeshift battlefield. Because to Rock 'N Roll, any loud noise is simply music to his ears."
Assigned Armaments: Amphibious, Experimental Short Range 51mm Mortar Launcher, and 7.63mm M60 GPMg.
Weapons Qualification: Sharpshooter
*Rock 'n Roll's security number has been specifically modified to prevent breaches in G.I. Joe Security."
No variations of Rock 'n Roll (v3) are known to exist.
Rock & Roll's entire body was originally used to create the 1989 Rock n Roll (v2).
In India in 1996, Rock & Roll was released with different accessories.
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."
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 (v3).
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Lee's Guide: n/a
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Desimone Guide: #235
Tomart's Guide: #GI6665
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