BATTLE FORCE 2000 COMM-TECH TROOPER
Series: Eight (1989)
Dee-Jay was first released carded as part of the eighth series (1989). He was also sold in 1990, then was discontinued domestically in 1991.
Dee-Jay came with a red laser rifle, a blue loudspeaker backpack, a black hose with white plugs at each end, and a white antenna. The plugs, hose, and antenna presumable form the comm-tech station listed on the figure's card.
Grade: Sp-4 (Specialist)
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island
Primary Specialty: Radio Telephone Operator
Secondary Specialty: Infantry (all the way)
DEE-JAY was the baddest, hottest, disc jockey in Boston before he signed up for the Battle Force 2000 team. Complicated sound equipment was no problem for him. If it is loaded with transistors, portable and transmits or receives radio waves, Dee-Jay can make it work, fix it and coax strange sounds out of it with an infectious beat.
"Simulated ground-wave transmitters and ultra-fast burst encoders are complicated pieces of electronic hardware. If you're pinned down in the bush and need a medivac extraction or old-fashioned air support, you're just whistling in the wind if your radio is down for the count. His teammates can count on Dee-Jay to get the message out, even if he has to rebuild a transmitter from parts. Once he's on the air, it's his chatter that they can do without."
The copyright stamp on the figure states either "Made in Hong Kong" or "Made in China."
There are at least three versions of Dee-Jay's filecard. One version has a ® symbol next to the G.I.Joe logo and lists Dee-Jay's SN as 553-0973-GA56. The second version does not have a ® symbol and lists Dee-Jay's SN as 553-0935-RT56. The third version does not have a ® symbol and lists Dee-Jay's SN as 553-09-3556. It is unclear which version, if any, is more difficult to find.
Dee-Jay's body is completely original - all new body parts.
Dee-Jay's entire body was re-used in 1993 to create Dee-Jay (v2).
In Canada, Dee-Jay was released in dual-language packaging.
In the United Kingdom in 1992, Dee-Jay was packaged in a three-pack with Ambush and S.A.W.-Viper for Woolworth's. Dee-Jay was also available individually carded throughout Europe.
Estrela repainted Dee-Jay in yellow, blue, and red and named him Corrosão, part of Forca Eco. Dee-Jay's head and legs were also used for Abutre Negro, part of Patrulha do Ar.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Dee-Jay (v1).
Original Retail: $2.99
Hasbro Product: 6531
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: GIJ-89016
Desimone Guide: #236
Tomart's Guide: #GI6101
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 132 (1st Ed.), Pg. 186 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a