G.I. JOE: Retaliation Roadblock Review (Hasbro)

What It Is

Kids can help Roadblock take on his COBRA enemies with the four-inch G.I. JOE: Retaliation Roadblock action figure. The figure comes with two Battle-Kata weapons that can be used separately or together. In the figure's right hand is a special hand grip device that activates different features on the weapons. On the smaller weapon, the hand grip causes a blade to pop up. On the larger weapon, the hand grip activates spring-loaded shields. Press the button on top of this weapon to launch a projectile. The two weapons can also be combined and attached to a special piece on Roadblock's shoulder for ultimate battle gear.

Is It Fun?

This figure has a lot of detail and a lot of moving parts so that kids can pose Roadblock in all sorts of action poses. This figure will engage kids in active, imaginative play as they pretend to help Roadblock battle the evil COBRA.

Who It’s For

G.I. JOE: Retaliation Roadblock is for G.I. JOE fans ages 4 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Attaching the two weapon accessories to Roadblock's shoulder piece was a little difficult.

The movie is rated PG-13 because of violence, so it may not be appropriate for all children even if the violence is very cartoon-like. This is always a challenge with toys based on these types of movies. Collectors and G.I. JOE fans want plenty of non-stop action and insist on at least a PG-13 rating. As always, parents need to determine what's appropriate for their family and their individual kids. For kids who love G.I. JOE and action figures, though, there's plenty of play built into this action figure even if the kids don't see the movie.

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  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy