|07-18-2009, 07:02 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Will everyone please stand at attention, remove their headgear, and bow their heads in a moment of silence. We are gathered here to remember our fallen comrade-in-arms, Spc. Marvin F. Hinton, or affectionately known to those in his unit, "Roadblock."
Laid to rest here in Arlington with his longtime trusted M2 Browning .50 Cal Machine Gun he affectionately called "Ma Deuce", Spc. Hinton was a mountain of a man and a culinary wizard in the kitchen. He could transform k-rations into feasts and had over 200 recipes for preparing lima beans. Due to his kind demeanor, he was affectionately loved by all he served with, and due to his frame, was a person you wanted on your side in a fight. The Sr. NCO for his unit and closest friend, 1SG Conrad Hauser, considered him his "go-to man and a poet, far better than the likes of Sebastian Bludd ".
A company man to the end, Roadblock was killed in duty defending the company formed by the "Brothers of Has". Although his infantry duties will be taken over by Sgt. Morris Lamont ("Heavy Duty" to those he served with), he can't be and will never be replaced.
Spc. Marvin F. Hinton was the person everyone could rely on and the cornerstone to his unit. A stable man who truly lived up to his name of "Roadblock".
(Souffle to follow the 21 gun salute)
I wrote this after reading this from the Hasbro Q&A:
"Hasbro: The focus will remain on the movie universe, even after the movie has passed."
As apparent to the new comic continuity (having Heavy Duty resemble most physical and characteristics of Roadbloack), the ROC movie, the above statement and a prior Q&As explaining why "Heavy Duty" will be the heavy weapons character for this generation, I don't expect to see Roadblock again in the foreseeable future. This saddens me, so I figured Marvin should have a proper eulogy.
He will be missed.
(Man, I think Hasbro just has their heads up their asses sometimes. Maybe making Ripcord black in ROC is in their mind restitution for getting rid of Roadblock.)
|07-18-2009, 07:05 AM||#2|
L.P.G. Weapons Expert
Join Date: May 2009
Yea I was shocked to see a Black RipCord, I mean why change a character? Why?
Also, why kill off a character that is so well liked?
|07-18-2009, 07:43 AM||#3|
Crappy Figure Brig. Amb.
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Westville, NJ
Easy. It's about the director/producer's "vision", rather than about what the fans (the people who are going to shell out the bucks to see the movie) want to see. In order to make the movie more "politically correct" (we can't offend Kazakstan, can we???), the production team essentially sold out the fans. Hasbro went right along with it....
|07-18-2009, 07:47 AM||#4|
Scarred Cobra Officer
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: New Jersey
How about Nick Fury?
|07-18-2009, 07:54 AM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Back in the US of A! (NoVA)
I still don't see why the Heavy Duty in the comic can't change his name to Roadblock. We still haven't heard if his real name is Marvin or Lamont. The movie Heavy Duty is in no way related to the comic HD, or Lamont Morris for that matter. For one the Movie HD is from the UK and has a different filename.
I say maybe in the comics origins series, HD stands in the middle of the road and blows up a Cobra Convoy single-handedly. Rock'n'Roll calls him the human Roadblock and the name just sticks!
|07-18-2009, 08:10 AM||#6|
a series of tubes
Join Date: Jan 2008
The new Heavy Duty sucks even more than the old Heavy Duty. Roadblock will always be Roadblock in my Joe-verse. F*** the imitators.
|07-18-2009, 08:22 AM||#7|
Crimson lady of the Guard
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Somewhere out there
I love Road Block.
My feedback Thread http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...tml#post642922
(PLEASE READ MY WANTS LIST, any help finding these items would be wonderful)
My wants list http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-joe-buy-sell-trade/36991-samanthas-wants-buy-trade-thread.html
|07-18-2009, 08:30 AM||#8|
Join Date: May 2008
Get ready to see alot of classic characters being destroyed by the movie and PC decisions just like Roadblock,Breaker,Ripcord,CC,Dialtone and more to come.
Why can't they just invent new characters like Helix who looks awesome and will have some of her own little history when her one shot comic comes out.
Last edited by Goldface; 07-18-2009 at 08:34 AM..
|07-18-2009, 08:34 AM||#9|
Join Date: Jan 2009
I think its because to fans more casual than us, Roadblock is silly. For the tons of adult joe fans, the primary memory is from the cartoon, in which he rhymed constantly, that's basically the character trait that makes him different from Heavy Duty, or anybody else. Allegedly, there were attempts to cast actor/rapper Common in the role for a cameo as Heavy Duty's "cousin," Roadblock. Which likely would have called for some rhyming, with hilarious, probably awful results. Also, the guy playing Heavy Duty is a good actor, but not right for Roadblock to me.
I don't see the big deal with the ripcord change. Is he that important to the joe history? Did he always run around doing cracker things? Did he even have much of a unique characterization? Are you afraid he's going to get into a rap battle or put rims on the tanks? Are Hasbro's secret agents going to sneak into your house and paint your old Ripcord roys brown? Why does it matter? How does this affect you or anything in the world? Outside of those of us with shelves of toys, and read 20 year old file cards, nobody cares. They just picked some airplane related name for the script that doesn't sound too dumb to say out loud for 2 hours.
|07-18-2009, 08:51 AM||#10|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Back in the US of A! (NoVA)
I know I would be more upset if Marlon Wayans was actually Stalker. But RIpcord was not in my top ten favorite characters, although he was a favorite figure for a time.
But Roadblock is a highly cherished character. He could probably use an updated look, the cartoon yellow and Orange look bad, but something toned down more modern military would look fine. Who is a Heavy-Duty fan over Roadblock? Who? The Comic Roadblock is an awesome character, plenty to use there, and he wasn't rhyming all the time. He is the biggest Joe on the team. A big huggable Joe. The new IDW comic's Heavy Duty is Everything the old Roadblock was except in name. So why change it? Why? makes no sense.
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