Earlier this week Mezco teased that they would be releasing a G.I. Joe Roadblock One:12 figure! A little while ago they revealed Destro and Roadblock is next in the line. On first impressions, I have to say this figure looks incredible and it’s a great classic-looking Roadblock. As you would expect from Mezco, Roadblock is very well detailed and comes packed with loads of accessories.
I love the fact that he just doesn’t come with just a small armory but interchangeable parts for his costume such as the vest, harness, thigh sheath, thigh holster, and a removable helmet. All the headsculpts look fantastic and I’m especially impressed with the gritted teeth head which looks just perfect! I have heard comparisons that he looks like Terry Crews and I can definitely see that here with this figure.
I honestly cannot see any faults with this figure at all he looks absolutely fantastic. This figure does look even better than the Classified Heavy Artillery Roadblock that is coming out soon. But comparing a Mezco figure to a Hasbro one is like comparing apples to oranges. The only fault that I can see (nothing to do with the figure itself) is that it’s a Mezco exclusive which means it’s very expensive to import here into the UK because on top of shipping you have to pay import fees too. This figure is expected to be released next summer and I would definitely love to get it! Here’s the press release from Mezco:
Enter Roadblock, the heavy machine gunner and latest addition to the One:12 Collective!
The One:12 Collective Roadblock is battle-ready, outfitted in a tank top, cargo pants with thigh holsters, combat kneecaps, and combat boots. Switch up his look with the included tactical vest with knife sheath or chest harness. Roadblock features three head portraits – a triumphant grin, a teeth-gritting scowl, and an angry glare.
The master marksman totes an impressive artillery, complete with a modified machine gun with a detachable tripod that can be stored in his wearable ammo pack, modified light machine gun, multiple hand grenades, and more.
One of the most amiable members of the Joe Team, Roadblock doubles as a Staff Sergeant and a gourmet chef. The heavy weapons specialist can endure the recoil of a machine gun and turn your K-rations into a feast. Roadblock and his comrades defend the world from Cobra, a ruthless criminal organization bent on total domination.
THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE ROADBLOCK FIGURE FEATURES:
One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
Three (3) head portraits
Hand-painted authentic detailing
Approximately 17cm tall
Twelve (12) interchangeable hands including
One (1) pair of fists (L & R)
One (1) pair of posing hands (L & R)
One (1) pair of knife holding hands (L & R)
One (1) pair of gun holding hands (L & R)
Two (2) pairs of gun supporting hands (L & R)
Chest harness with duty belt
One (1) helmet
One (1) ammo backpack with tripod storage
One (1) modified machine gun
One (1) modified light machine gun
One (1) modified handgun
One (1) tactical knife
Three (3) gun blast FX
Six (6) hand grenades
One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post
Each One:12 Collective G.I. Joe: Roadblock figure is packaged in a collector-friendly box, designed with collectors in mind