Series: Thirteen (1994)
Dial-Tone was released carded in the thirteenth series (1994) as part of the Battle Corps subset. The Battle Corps figures were numbered 1 through 14 - Dial-Tone was number 2.
Dial-Tone was discontinued in 1994.
Dial-Tone came with a dark blue helmet, a silver "sonic" launcher (spring loaded, actually fired), a yellow machine gun, a yellow submachine gun, a yellow handgun, a yellow knife, two yellow missiles, and a yellow figure stand.
Except for the helmet and missile launcher, all of Dial-Tone's accessories came attached to one plastic "tree." The accessories were removed from the tree.
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon
Primary Specialty: Radio Telecommunications
Secondary Specialty: Infantry
Motto: "My top 40 hit list doesn't consist of the most popular songs, it consists of the most wanted Cobras!"
DIAL-TONE is an electronic communications expert with a thirst for combat. He can tune in on enemy transmitter frequencies, locate their coordinates, then attack with pinpoint accuracy. He's like a walking Tomahawk missile, he just zeros in on enemy locations then blasts into battle with unstoppable firepower. He is also very dedicated to his G.I. Joe team members. He stays in constant radio contact with them to make sure no one gets lost behind enemy lines. Whether they're calling for assistance or asking for an airstrike, Dial-Tone delivers loud and clear.
1. Sonic rocket launcher with night scope
2. Micro-transmitter communications radio
3. 2 chest-mounted XJT baseball grenades
4. Thermal computer with bio-internal sensor tubing
5. Fully automatic laser machine gun
6. Armor-plated helmet with voice activated microphone
7. Ammunition storage compartment
• Fully-equipped transmitter and receiver backpack
There were two variants of the Dial-Tone action figure. The first variant has green highlights on the figure's chest and has the date stamp "MADE IN CHINA." The second variant does not have green highlights and has the date stamp "MADE IN INDONESIA." The version with the green highlights is more difficult to find.
Dial-Tone's waist and legs were originally used to create Clean Sweep (1991). Dial-Tone's arms were originally used to create Tunnel Rat (1987).
Dial-Tone's head and chest were original and were not used to create other figures.
Funskool released Dial-Tone in India in slightly different colors.
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 (v4).
Original Retail: $3.99
Product Number: 81002
Lee's Guide: n/a
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 243 (1st Ed.), Pg. 296 (2nd Ed.)
Desimone Guide: #516
Tomart's Guide: #GI7192
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a