DIAL TONE (v5)
Dial Tone came with a black rifle, a black rifle stock, a black backpack, a black walkie-talkie, and a black figure stand.
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon
Primary Specialty: Radio Telecommunications
Secondary Specialty: Infantry
Dial Tone served as a telecommunications expert for years before volunteering for duty with the G.I. Joe team. He can tune in on enemy transmitter frequencies, locate their coordinates, then attack with pinpoint accuracy. An expert electronics repairman, he also holds the record for setting up a mobile satellite transmitter under battlefield conditions in less that three minutes. Dial Tone's main responsibility is to stay in touch with H.Q. and get the team to the correct extraction site. In environments where there is no radio contact, no reinforcements or evacuation, you're just a sitting duck. That's not a problem for Dial Tone, since he always delivers the message loud and clear.
Here's a guy that has to man the radio and be part of a firefight, in a place where you can't see ten feet in front of you. It takes a soldier with keen instinct and ability. Lucky for us - he has both.
No variations of Dial Tone (v5) are known to exist.
Dial Tone (version 5) was created from the same mold as the original Dial-Tone (1986). The mold is also shared with Dial-Tone (v2) (1986), Dial-Tone (v3) (1990), Dial Tone (v6) (2002) and Dial Tone (v7- Tiger Force) (2003).
A simplified Dial Tone was released in India by Funskool as a promotional item for Pepsodent Toothpaste in 2003. It was packaged with a tube of Pepsodent Toothpaste.
Versions of Dial-Tone
Note that there is a male Dial Tone character with the filename of "Jack S. Morelli" and a female Dialtone character with the filename of "Jill S. Morelli". The G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra video game establishes them as siblings.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Dial Tone (v5).
Original Retail: $6.99
Product Number: 57730
Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: n/a
Tomart's Guide: n/a
RAHC/Rank & File: CSE-004/052-047
Action Figure Archive Guide: Vol. 2, Pg. 14