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:''Dial is an [[Autobot]] from [[The Headmasters]] portion of the [[Generation 1]] [[continuity family]].''
 
:''Dial is an [[Autobot]] from [[The Headmasters]] portion of the [[Generation 1]] [[continuity family]].''
   
[[Image:G1_Dial_boxart.jpg|thumb|right|200px|...don't you wish all the cassette-bots did?]]
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[[Image:G1_Dial_boxart.jpg|thumb|right|250px|...don't you wish all the cassette-bots did?]]
   
 
'''Dial''' is the Autobots' energy resource scout and a [[Mini-Cassette]]. Unfortunately, Dial has a keen curiosity, bringing him to major system failures when investigating sources of energy.
 
'''Dial''' is the Autobots' energy resource scout and a [[Mini-Cassette]]. Unfortunately, Dial has a keen curiosity, bringing him to major system failures when investigating sources of energy.
   
He can combine with his partner [[Zaur]] to form the robot [[Legout]].
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As a member of the [[W Cassettebot]] sub-sub-group, he can combine with his partner [[Zaur]] to form the humanoid robot [[Legout]].
   
   
 
==Toy==
 
==Toy==
 
===The Headmasters===
 
===The Headmasters===
*'''Dial''' (Cassette, 1987)
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*'''Dial''' (W Cassettebot, 1987)
[[Image:Headmasters_Dial_Toy.jpg|left|thumb|]]
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:*''Japanese ID number:'' '''C-123'''
:''Japanese ID number:'' '''C-123'''
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:*''Accessories'': 2 cannons (left & right)
:''Accessories'': 2 double-barreled cannons (left & right), cassette case
 
   
: Dial is a mini-cassette that transforms into what appears to be a green ''iguanodon''. He has a good range of articulation with movement at the neck, arms, hips, knees and tail. Two silver guns plug into the faux cassette tape holes near his neck.
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[[Image:Headmasters_Dial_Toy.jpg|left|thumb|150px|]]
   
:Dial combines with [[Zaur]] to form [[Legout]].
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: Dial is a mini-cassette that transforms into what appears to be a green ''iguanodon''. He has a good range of articulation with movement at the neck, arms, hips, knees and tail. Two silver guns plug into the faux cassette tape holes near his neck. In tape mode, he fits into the chest compartment of [[Blaster]] or [[Soundwave (G1)|Soundwave]] (and their [[retool]]ed reincarnations).
   
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: Dial combines with [[Zaur]] to form the upper body of their combined mode [[Legout]]. In this form, Dial's guns form over-shoulder artillery.
   
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
* As one of the vanishingly few toys unique to the ''Headmasters'' toy line and something of a tail-ender within the line, Dial and the other three "dino-cassettes" command ridiculous sums on the secondary market. Their actual ''rarity'' is questionable, though; similar "exclusive holy grails" [[Ricochet (G1 Autobot)|Stepper]], [[Artfire]], [[Blaster#Generation_1_2|Twincast]] and [[Soundwave (G1)#Generation_1|Soundblaster]] were uncommon, but not vanishingly rare, yet still commanded top dollar due to overseas perception (until they got reissued, at any rate). As there appear to be no plans to reproduce these cassettes, their high-price status is unlikely to change.
 
* As one of the vanishingly few toys unique to the ''Headmasters'' toy line and something of a tail-ender within the line, Dial and the other three "dino-cassettes" command ridiculous sums on the secondary market. Their actual ''rarity'' is questionable, though; similar "exclusive holy grails" [[Ricochet (G1 Autobot)|Stepper]], [[Artfire]], [[Blaster#Generation_1_2|Twincast]] and [[Soundwave (G1)#Generation_1|Soundblaster]] were uncommon, but not vanishingly rare, yet still commanded top dollar due to overseas perception (until they got reissued, at any rate). As there appear to be no plans to reproduce these cassettes, their high-price status is unlikely to change.

Revision as of 21:42, December 9, 2007

Dial is an Autobot from The Headmasters portion of the Generation 1 continuity family.
G1 Dial boxart

...don't you wish all the cassette-bots did?

Dial is the Autobots' energy resource scout and a Mini-Cassette. Unfortunately, Dial has a keen curiosity, bringing him to major system failures when investigating sources of energy.

As a member of the W Cassettebot sub-sub-group, he can combine with his partner Zaur to form the humanoid robot Legout.


Toy

The Headmasters

  • Dial (W Cassettebot, 1987)
  • Japanese ID number: C-123
  • Accessories: 2 cannons (left & right)
Headmasters Dial Toy
Dial is a mini-cassette that transforms into what appears to be a green iguanodon. He has a good range of articulation with movement at the neck, arms, hips, knees and tail. Two silver guns plug into the faux cassette tape holes near his neck. In tape mode, he fits into the chest compartment of Blaster or Soundwave (and their retooled reincarnations).
Dial combines with Zaur to form the upper body of their combined mode Legout. In this form, Dial's guns form over-shoulder artillery.

Trivia

  • As one of the vanishingly few toys unique to the Headmasters toy line and something of a tail-ender within the line, Dial and the other three "dino-cassettes" command ridiculous sums on the secondary market. Their actual rarity is questionable, though; similar "exclusive holy grails" Stepper, Artfire, Twincast and Soundblaster were uncommon, but not vanishingly rare, yet still commanded top dollar due to overseas perception (until they got reissued, at any rate). As there appear to be no plans to reproduce these cassettes, their high-price status is unlikely to change.
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