Monday, March 10, 2014

Hot Toys "G.I. Joe Retaliation" 1/6 Dwayne Johnson Roadblock Collectible Figure Review II

continued from previous post...

"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" is the 2013 sequel to 2009's "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra". Directed by Jon M. Chu, the film finds the GI Joe team on the run after being declared enemies of the state by the US government. The sequel's cast includes returning cast members Ray Park and Channing Tatum in addition to Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson and Bruce Willis.

This is Hot Toys recently released "G.I. Joe Retaliation" 1/6th scale Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock 12-inch tall Collectible Figure, which was part of my February 2014 haul (posted HERE) and reviewed earlier (part 1) HERE. Having already covered the box packaging and close-up details of the Hot Toys Dwayne Johnson head sculpt and body tattoos, now let's see the 1/6 scale accessories and weapons that are also included with this collectible figure boxed set.

Hot Toys "G.I. Joe Retaliation" 1/6th scale Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock 12-inch tall Collectible Figure comes with: Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock in his military uniform and armor as seen in the G.I. Joe Retaliation movie. He stands approximately 30 cm tall and his Muscular body has over 30 points of articulations. Scroll down to see the accessories that come with this figure.

1/6 scale weapons included (from top): One (1) machine gun with belt of ammunition and box magazine, One (1) pair of brass knuckles, Two (2) pistols attachable to the brass knuckles, One (1) pair of daggers that can be attached to the brass knuckles, One (1) knife attachable to the brass knuckles, One (1) baton attachable to the brass knuckles (comes with baton holder), One (1) pistol with silencer, Two (2) holsters.

The G.I. Joe unit carries the Glock 21 as the standard sidearm in the film. Duke (Channing Tatum), Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki), Flint (D.J. Cotrona), and Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson) all use Glock 21s as their sidearms in the film. Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson) carries two custom Glock 21 pistols in the film, fitted with suppressors, threaded barrels and detachable magazine housings, built from parts of the TDI Vector. The brass knuckles cum handles can be used to attach a multiple of weapons, from knife to baton to dagger.

Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson) uses a M249E2 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) fitted with an Aimpoint CompM4s red dot sight, several times in the film. Hot Toys 1/6 scale M249E2 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) also comes with belt feed of bullet rounds and a box magazine.

Other 1/6 scale accessories: One (1) wrist watch, One (1) electronic device which looks a lot like a military GPS device / tracker

Also included: One (1) black t-shirt, Figure stand with Roadblock nameplate and the movie logo, interchangeable gloved palms including: One (1) pair of fists, One (1) pair of palms for holding gun

Here's Hot Toys "G.I. Joe Retaliation" 1/6 Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock Collectible Figure brandishing his custom Glock 21 pistol fitted with suppressor and knife attached to the knuckle duster.

"G.I. Joe Retaliation" Roadblock's military uniform seems to be based on the MultiCam pattern. There's an interesting story here by Thor Jensen: "One of the biggest failures of the military-industrial complex is their need to always keep the gears turning, to spend money because it’s there to spend. What else could explain the Army’s 2004 decision to abandon two traditional and effective camouflage patterns to develop a new “universal” camo pattern with a more digitized look. At a cost of $5 billion, the new Universal Camouflage Pattern was reviled by soldiers and useless in the field – troops deployed in Afghanistan opted to wear the older MultiCam pattern instead. In October of 2013, the Army declared the pattern a failure and announced their intention to phase out the UCP." Roadblock seems to agree that MultiCam is best ;p

Roadblock with his dual custom Glock 21 pistols.

The pose below shows off the new arms with double-jointed elbows that allow for better articulation. The joints are very obvious when the arm is extended (see above picture) but it allows for much better articulation than the previous muscle bodies which could only afford up to 90 degrees of articulation.

Close-up picture of the custom Glock 21 pistol fitted with suppressor

Close-up picture of "G.I. Joe Retaliation" Roadblock's tactical armor vest with bayonet blade and dagger stored in the sheaths on his vest

Roadblock has two drop-down holsters for storing his dual pistols and two holders for his knuckle dusters on his belt

Roadblock wearing the electronic device (which looks a lot like a military GPS device / tracker) and wrist watch on his left hand / forearm while holding the custom Glock 21 pistol

NEXT: Hot Toys "G.I. Joe Retaliation" 1/6th scale Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock 12-inch tall Collectible Figure with his 1/6 M249E2 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) fitted with an Aimpoint CompM4s red dot sight.

Related posts:
July 17, 2013 – Review of Hot Toys G.I. Joe Retaliation: 1/6th scale Snake Eyes 12-inch Collectible Figure posted HERE and HERE
July 25, 2013 – "Fetch that Cobra!" Hot Toys 1/6 scale G.I. Joe Retaliation Snake Eyes figure & pet wolf Timber (pictures HERE)
July 27, 2013 – Every dog has its day and G.I. Joe's Snake Eyes pet wolf 1/6 scale Timber has its own post HERE


Anonymous said...

i don't know how i feel about the arm joints; on one hand i'm an action figure collector first and foremost so i usually welcome increased poseability, on the other hand with collectibles like this the general idea is to make it as close to the source material as possible. So admittedly the joints do bug me somewhat but not as much as other i would imagine.

humanbeingill said...

I almost never bend any figures arms part 90°... thus this elbow joint is unnecessary for me and they should've used the single like on Barney Ross etc. Oddly enough the figures that could've benefited from a double elbow joint but didn't have them were the Bane for griping his jacket lapels and especially The Wolverine figure(s). For Roadblock it kills the look, and is too distracting.

humanbeingill said...

Forgot to add, you can switch out the body but then you lose those Awesome Awesome tattoo apps on the original body :(