Brendan Frasier is NOT Bench-Press

Big thanks to Mysterious Stranger who reports directly from San Diego ComicCon that he spoke with Hasbro reps on the convention floor, and they confirmed that Bench-Press is NOT Brendan Frasier’s “cameo” role in the film.  He also reports some other interesting information:

“Also, the figure was supposed to be the movie line Rock ‘n’ Roll but they had to change the name due to copyright issues.  Since they are now going into international territories with these figures the names have to clear internationally.  So Rock ‘n’ Roll wasn’t available somewhere and had to be changed.  Rather than just slap a new name on the figure they changed the character completely with a new bio, specialty and codename.  Unfortunately the Craig McConnel file name is an error on the card that got missed when it was produced.”

Thanks again to Mysterious Stranger for setting the facts straight.

  • Jay

    It makes sense that it isn’t Brendan Fraser given that the figure is a complete reuse of parts, using “Double” Clutch’s head, Bazooka’s torso and arms and Heavy Duty’s legs.

  • Mysterious Stranger

    Yeah but that card art is a lot closer to Fraser’s likeness than Sgt. Stone. Still, it’s not him. Got that question answered directly and with confidence.

  • Jay

    Also, Hawk, his last name is Fraser, not Frasier.

  • Good to know thanks for the intel Mysterious Stranger

    Did Hasbro say if they would issue a corrected card for the next run of Bench Press figures?

  • Thespian

    I smell a variant!!!

  • K

    It just seems like he’s ROC Rock N’ Roll with a new codename and not a completely different character since his bio isn’t changed that much compared to Rock N’ Roll. he may be an “infantry combat specialist” now, but how is he supposed to be a brand new character with a new identity when 1. His serial number is Rock N Roll’s SN and 2. He’s a surfer and a body builder exactly like Rock N’ Roll?