HEAVY MACHINE GUNNER
Series: Twelve (1993)
Roadblock (version 5) was available carded as part of the twelfth series (1993) as part of the Battle Corps subset. He was discontinued in 1994.
Many Roadblock (v4)s were also sold in 1993 packaged on the same Battle Corps cards.
Roadblock came with a black plastic "tree" of weapons - including two rifles, a pistol, a knife, 2 missiles, and a figure stand - and a light blue missile launcher (spring loaded, actually fired).
Birthplace: Biloxi, Mississippi
Primary Specialty: Heavy Machine Gunner
Secondary Specialty: Cook (Escoffier qualified Chef)
After the 1992 recall of the Roadblock (v4), Hasbro released both Roadblock (v4) and Roadblock (v5) on Battle Corps cards. Both versions came with the same accessories and same card art. Neither version seems to be more difficult to find than the other.
In Canada, Roadblock was released in dual-language packaging.
Versions of Roadblock
Note that Roadblock v8 has a file name of "Charles L. Griffith", making that figure a version of "Double Blast" (2001). However, the conventional wisdom is that this was simply an error on Hasbro's part, and that the figure is supposed to be the "Marvin F. Hinton" Roadblock of the other versions.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Roadblock (v5).
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Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #367
Tomart's Guide: #GI6914
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Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a