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YoJoe ID: 118-HAF-1986-DIALTONE-01

Series: Five (1986)

Dial-Tone was first released as part of the fifth series (1986). He was also available in 1987 and was discontinued in 1988.

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Dial-Tone came with a light gray 9mm parabellum submachine pistol with silencer and a light gray anti-scrambler communications backpack. With some effort, the microphone on the backpack can be removed.

Filecard Information

File Name: Morelli, Jack S.
SN: RA 428-71-3360
Grade: E-4
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon
Primary Specialty: Radio Telecommunications
Secondary Specialty: Infantry

Dial-Tone built his own crystal set when he was ten. By fourteen he was part of a CB net, and had his own ham station by the time he was sixteen. Dial-Tone made all his own equipment, buying parts with quarters earned bagging groceries. He saw the army as a means to furthering his education in his chosen field and quickly found that instead of a stepping stone, it was a goal in itself. Manning a radio in the field wasn't just passing time - it was a job with a purpose.

"One of the scariest things that can happen to you out in the field is to lose contact with your base. That means you are ALONE. No artillery support, no air-strikes, no medvac, no extraction, no NOTHING! The cavalry ain't comin' until the man with the radio tells 'em to."


No variations of Dial-Tone (v1) are known to exist.

Featured In

Dial-Tone was featured in several of the various media of GI Joe through the years, including Trading Cards, Comic Books, Cartoons and Commercials.

Body Construction

Dial-Tone's body is completely original - all new body parts.

His entire body mold was re-used to create the Special Mission Brazil Dial-Tone (v2) (1986), the Sonic Fighters Dial-Tone (v3) (1990), Dial-Tone (v5) (2000), Dial Tone (v6) (2002) and Dial Tone (v7- Tiger Force) (2003).

The legs and waist were used in 2001 to create Crossfire. The chest and arms were used in 2002 to create Dusty (v5).

International Releases

Dial-Tone was released in the United Kingdom and Europe on Action Force cards.

Dial-Tone was released in China in 1992.

Reference Information

The below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Dial-Tone (v1).

Original Retail: $2.35
Product Number: 6471
Lee's Guide: GIJ-86016
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 64 (1st Ed.), Pg. 107 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #99
Tomart's Guide: #GI5543
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a
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