Ahhhhh.... one of the originals!! Rock n Roll is from the first run of Hasbro's GI Joe line in 1982. Now, I am a big fan of the swivel arm battle grip. It made holding their guns easier and posing them in battle alot more realistic......but I have a thing for these straight arm guys. I got the whole run of '82 GI Joes before my birthday that year and they were all straight arms. Of course a couple thumbs broke so I replaced them with swivel arms cause, as a kid, the more articulation the better. But now whenever I see the straight arm versions it just takes me back to the good Ole days....
Here is Rock n Roll!!
These arms don't swivel!!
Rock n Roll looks kick ass draped in ammo belts and wielding the awesome M-60!!!
This is by far one of the coolest Joes made. Back then, the M-60 was the big time machine gun. You could have Rock n Roll lay down suppression fire for his comrades and make Cobra run for the hills! A point of fact though, you can see why the swivel arms would improve this guy. The length of the M-60 makes it difficult to position with the straight arms. I used to overcome that by having him lay the gun on something and use the pivot on the front of the barrel (which I have misplaced and cannot find!) to steady the gun. I never replaced him with swivel arms as his arm construction, ie. thumbs, seemed indestructible!!
Either way this is a kick ass figure !!