Series: Thirteen (1994)
Roadblock was released carded in the thirteenth series (1994) as part of the Star Brigade subset. The earlier 1994 Star Brigade figures were numbered 20 through 27 - Roadblock was number 27.
Roadblock was discontinued in 1994.
Roadblock came with a black helmet with a red face shield, a silver missile launcher (spring loaded, actually fired), a gold rifle, a gold shotgun, a gold submachine gun, a gold machete, two gold missiles, and a gold figure stand.
Except for the helmet and missile launcher, all of Roadblock's accessories came attached to one plastic "tree." The accessories were removed from the tree.
Birthplace: Biloxi, Mississippi
Primary Specialty: Heavy Machine Gunner
Secondary Specialty: Cook (Escoffier qualified Chef)
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."
Two versions of Roadblock have been spotted - one with black grenades on his chest and one with silver grenades on his chest. The silver grenades variation is more difficult to find.
Roadblock was created using the same mold as Roadblock (v6) (1993), which included the body mold from General Hawk (1991) and General Hawk (v3) (1993), and the head from Roadblock (v4) (1992) and Roadblock (v5) (1993).
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 (v7).
Original Retail: $3.99
Product Number: 81118
Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 252 (1st Ed.), Pg. 302 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #513
Tomart's Guide: #GI7250
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a