Rock N Roll (1993 Star Brigade)
Think to yourself, which of the original Joes would be most likely to appear in a squad of space-borne fighters? Flash? Grand Slam? Nope. How about a machine gunner and ex-surfer. Hey, maybe that’s why they picked him. Aren’t surfers stereotypically spacey? Yeah, that’s grasping at straws.
Maybe Rock N Roll was picked because of his unique look. His blonde hair and beard separated him from the other Joes in the line. And face it, when the heads are the only recognizable elements of a figure, it’s probably better to pick somebody who stands out. I’m honestly surprised that Snake-Eyes didn’t make it into the set. I guess he was too busy with Ninja Force.
Continuing on the sujbect of the figures’ heads, I think this Rock N Roll looks significantly older than his predecessors. Maybe it’s just the slicked-back hair and beard but he gives me an Adventure Team vibe also. In fact, I think the sculpt more closely resembles Joe Colton from his Marvel Comics appearances than Rock N Roll.