Spotlight On: GIJoe 25th Anniversary Roadblock
: Jay Cochran - 2007.07.13
For twenty-five years, the heroic G.I.Joe team has battled the evil COBRA forces with guns, guts, and glory - and loyal fans like you have stood beside them every missile-firing step of the way. Your remarkable dedication to these courageous heroes and menacing villians has made G.I.Joe the unsurpassed icon of action and adventure that it is today. G.I.Joe has risen to the challenge for a quarter of a century, and will continue the fearless fight for years to come. YO JOE!
File Name: Hinton, Marvin F.
Primary Military Specialty: Infantry Heavy Weapons
Secondary Military Specialty: Cook
Birthplace: Biloxi, Mississippi
ROADBLOCK wanted to be a gourmet chef. He was working as a bouncer to earn money to attend the Escoffier School in France when an army recruiter convinced him that the army could train him to be a chef. ROADBLOCK joined but found army menus and preparation techniques too appaling. Transferred to the infantry. Qualified expert: M-2 Browning/50 cal; Heavy Machine Gun; all Warsaw Pact Heavy MGs; M-16; M-1911A1 Auto Pistol.
"A .50 cal. Browning weights 84 pounds. Add fifty pounds for the ammo - that's about 134 pounds of steel generating 2930 f.p.s. in muzzle velocity at cyclic rate of 550 r.p.m. Anybody who can handle that doesn't need a machine gun to keep me away!"
Roadblock is one of 5 figures in the 25th Anniversary (G.I.Joe Set) boxset.
Toys R' US SKU#: 653569267577
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