Welcome to the Outpost. Today I’m checking out a G.I.Joe character from 1987. Steam-Roller was released exclusively with the Mobile Command Center, but was never used in the cartoon and correct me if I’m wrong but never used in the comics. My younger brother and I both got one of these for Christmas back in 1987. Looking back I wish I would have kept one in the box. Surprisingly enough Steam-Roller is one of a few I do not have in my collection today.
This is a cool looking figure. Simple, he has just the vest with grenades on it, plain pants which I wonder if he got those from Duluth Trading Co, and a ball cap that says DOG, I guess they couldn’t get the rights to CAT. Steam-Roller was a bit rough around the edges after reading his file card, but I think he has a soft spot there someplace judging by his tattoo of a heart on his arm.
Oh wait maybe that’s a dagger in it, on second thought. IDK I think a lot of characters got overlooked this year and outside of G.I. Joe the Movie most of the characters were used minimal or not at all. Steam-Roller is one of my favorite characters and I would have loved to see him used in the cartoon and I would have loved to see a modern version of him. Maybe someday. Who is a fan of Steam-Roller? Who had this one as a kid? Sound off AFTER THE JUMP and let us know! Make sure to check back for our next discussion.