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Encyclopedia > Roadblock (G.I. Joe)
G.I. Joe character
Roadblock
Affiliation G.I. Joe
Specialty Heavy machine gunner
File name Marvin F. Hinton
Birthplace Biloxi, Mississippi
SN RA538203485 (original)
434-2390-WT27 (1992)
825-38-MF48 (2003)
Rank E-4 (1984), E-5 (1988), E-6 (1992)
Primary MOS Infantry Heavy Weapons
Secondary MOS Cook
Subgroups Tiger Force, Star Brigade, Night Force
Series A Real American Hero
Voiced by Kene Holliday
Year introduced 1984

Roadblock is a character from Hasbro's G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series of toys, comics and cartoon. He is one of the most prominent African-Americans in the series. His primary function in G.I. Joe is as a heavy machine gunner and a secondary function as a cook. 1960s Action Soldier Adventure Team circa 1973 G.I. Joe is a line of military-themed commandos produced by the toy company Hasbro. ... 1960s Action Soldier Adventure Team circa 1973 G.I. Joe is a line of military-themed commandos produced by the toy company Hasbro. ... Biloxi redirects here. ... Kene Holliday (born Kenneth Earl Holliday on June 25, 1949) in Copiague, Suffolk County, New York. ... Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ... Gunner refers to a rank in the Royal Artillery, or can refer to anyone whose main job is to operate a gun. ... A cook is a person that prepares food for consumption. ...

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Fictional character biography

Roadblock's real name is Marvin F. Hinton and was born in Biloxi, Mississippi. Before he enlisted in the U.S. Army, Roadblock wanted to be a gourmet chef and towards that, was working as a bouncer in order to earn enough money to attend Escoffier School in France. An army recruiter managed to convince him that he can learn to be a chef in the Army. After enlisting, Roadblock found Army food appalling and transferred to infantry where he excelled at using heavy weapons. Roadblock is one of the biggest and strongest members of G.I. Joe. He can carry a fully-loaded M2 Browning machine gun which can weigh up to 134 lbs. Despite working in infantry, he still maintains his passion for making good food and indulges in it while engaging in his secondary duty. Biloxi redirects here. ... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... Georges Auguste Escoffier (October 28, 1846 (?)-February 12, 1935) was a French chef, restaurateur and culinary writer who popularized and updated traditional French cooking methods. ... This article is about the . ...


Roadblock is depicted as speaking in rhyme in the animated series.


Action Figures

Introduced in 1984, Roadblock is one of the most popular characters in G.I. Joe. There have been fifteen versions or variations of the 3.75" Roadblock action figures to date. Additionally, GI Joe issued a 12" Roadblock action figure for the 1992 Hall of Fame series that brought back the 12" GI Joe action figures. After that, GI Joe issued two other versions of the 12" Roadblock. Roadblock's head is bald and the face has a mustache. Some versions have a small goatee on the chin. An action figure called Double Blast used one of the Roadblock molds causing fear in fans that Hasbro lost the rights to Roadblock's name. Interestingly enough, Hasbro released a figure named Roadblock with Double Blast's information and real name on the filecard. All other version of Roadblock have been remakes of the original. This article is about the year. ... Zarbon action figure from Dragon Ball Z made by Bandai An action figure is a posable plastic figurine of a character, often from a movie, comic book, video game, or television program. ... Fans of Janet Jackson, at Much Music in Toronto The word fan refers to someone who has an intense, occasionally overwhelming liking of a person, group of persons, work of art, idea, or trend. ...


Cartoons

Roadblock is the most prominent African-American character in the animated series. He frequently talks in rhymes and has a talent for cooking. Roadblock is one of most good natured of the Joes, both in and out of combat situations and is a very capable leader when the situation calls for it. He appeared in various episodes of the Sunbow-produced animated series (voiced by Kene Holliday). He had a prominent role in the episode "Red Rocket's Glare", as did his uncle and aunt, Caleb and Sarah Bronson, who were part of the episode's plotline. He appears in the DIC series but only in the second season (see Episode 25 "The Eliminator" where he has a starring role). Kene Holliday (born Kenneth Earl Holliday on June 25, 1949) in Copiague, Suffolk County, New York. ...


In G.I. Joe: Spy Troops, it is revealed that the G.I. Joe character, Heavy Duty is a cousin of Roadblock and apparently shares the same passion for cooking. However, Heavy Duty does not possess Roadblock's talent in the kitchen. Many didn't understand why Roadblock wasn't involved in the Movie being that he is one of top members of the GI Joes.[1] Heavy Duty is a character from the G.I. Joe series of toylines, comics and cartoons. ...


Marvel Comics

Roadblock first appeared in issue #22 of the Marvel Comics series. He is the second most prominent black character, next only to fellow G.I. Joe member, Stalker. Unlike the cartoon version, the comic book Roadblock does not spout rhymes, and is mentioned to have a fierce temper that "is a long time building, and a long time going." He frequently says variations on "Flush 'em out with a burst of fifty 'cal", meaning force enemies out into the open with concentrated fire from his 50-caliber machinegun. This article is about the comic book company. ... Stalker, from the pages of Marvel Comics GI Joe: A Real American Hero Stalker is the code name of Army Sergeant Lonzo R. Wilkinson, a character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series. ...


In issue #69, while in an American embassy is being looted, Roadblock threatens a man who is intending to burn an American flag. Roadblock aims his machine gun at the man's head. When the threatened man points out how looters are stealing computers, Roadblock states that nobody died for a computer. The man backs down.


In issues #77 and #78 he and other Joes battle American agents who are trying to frame and arrest every single G.I.Joe member. Roadblock is originally captured along with Hawk and ally General Hollingsworth. He violently escapes from captivity in order to organize the resistance movement. He manages to organize a group of Joe allies who, along with the unexepected assistance of Destro, temporarily halt the conspiracy. G.I. Joe Commander General Hawk as shown on Cover of Issue 34 of Devils Due A Real American Hero Series Hawk (later General Hawk) is a character from G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, a line of military-themed toys. ...


In another incident, detailed in the Secret Missions series, Roadblock and Chuckles escort a Harvard-educated African prince back to his homeland, to help him stabilize a power struggle. Despite the Joe's assistance in saving the prince's life (who is a capable fighter in his own right), the man evicts all foreign embassies from his soil.


Saving Earth

In issue #145, Roadblock is chosen to go into space with the Star Brigade, a small team of Joe members. They travel on board the Joe's own space shuttle, the Defiant. The team fights rampaging robots inside an asteroid that threatens all of earth. The Joes, along with the October Guard, destroy the asteroid, saving billions of lives. The Defiant is a fictional space shuttle complex vehicle and station from the G.I. Joe series, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, line of toys, comics and cartoons. ... The October Guard (or Oktober Guard) is a group of special operations military team first introduced in the pages of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero comics and cartoon in the 80’s and later appeared in the toylines in the 90’s. ...


Issue #154 is a Roadblock story in which, on his way to a cooking competition, he ends up on a civilian plane loaded with Cobra Vipers. Roadblock acquires a rocket launcher from the cargo hold, parachutes out of the plane, and destroys it with the weapon.


Devil's Due Comics

In the alternate continuity of Devil's Due G.I. Joe Versus Transformers, Roadblock is one of the few Joes to pilot large, humanoid robots. They befriend and team up with the Autobots to stop a conspiracy happening literally below their own headquarters.


Novel

Roadblock is one of the main characters in the G.I.Joe Find Your Fate novel Operation: Death Stone (ISBN 0-345-32936-8). In this story, which the reader chooses the options, Roadblock is part of a team of Joes, including Gung-Ho and Snake-Eyes that is searching a remote Pacific jungle island for a strange meteor. Gung-Ho is a character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series of the 1980s. ... G.I. Joe Commando Snake-Eyes Snake-Eyes is one of the key characters in the G.I. Joe comic book series, and is a fan favorite. ...


Other Media

Roadblock appeared in the Robot Chicken episode "Day at the Circus" voiced by Seth Green. Robot Chicken is an Emmy award-winning American stop motion animated television series produced by Stoopid Monkey, ShadowMachine Films, Williams Street, and Sony Pictures Digital, currently airing in the US as a part of Cartoon Networks Adult Swim line-up, in the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of... Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green (born February 8, 1974) is an American actor, comedian and television producer. ...


The Rapper Common was asked to play the part of Roadblock in the live action G.I. Joe movie. Look up common in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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