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Mainframe

(aka Dataframe)

File Name: Blaine L. Parker of Phoenix, Arizona.
Grade: Marine E-5 (1986-2008)
SNs: RA 818-50-1673; 818-50-BL73
Notes: Phoenix, in south central Arizona, is the state's capital and largest city, and former home to Williams Air Force Base. Mainframe was also the name of an Autobot released in 1990 as part of the Action Masters team.



Previous character: Doctor Mindbender
Next character: Beach Head

 

Animated Appearances

Sunbow VoiceAppearancesTime Identifiable On ScreenTotal Lines (In Own Voice)Total Words
Patrick Pinney261,700 seconds1721,724

Sunbow's Mainframe wore his first 1986 outfit, but with dark grey pants and with a black or dark grey collar on his shirt. Despite his young face and voice, the series made mention of an ex-wife (with whom he had children) and of his service in Vietnam. The series also gave him a mutual romantic attraction with Zarana.

 

Season 2 Opening (Sunbow)3 seconds (silent)
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 154 seconds3 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 286 seconds10 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 318 seconds3 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 420 seconds2 lines
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 530 seconds (silent)
Last Hour to Doomsday41 seconds5 lines
Computer Complications372 seconds44 lines
Sink the Montana39 seconds1 line
Cobrathon191 seconds19 lines
The Million Dollar Medic14 seconds3 lines
The Rotten Egg9 seconds (silent)
Once Upon a Joe7 seconds (silent)
Glamour Girls84 seconds6 lines
Grey Hairs and Growing Pains255 seconds25 lines
My Favorite Things39 seconds3 lines
The Most Dangerous Thing in the World69 seconds9 lines
Ninja Holiday4 seconds1 line
Nightmare Assault61 seconds5 lines
Joe's Night Out164 seconds17 lines
Sins of Our Fathers31 seconds1 line
Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep37 seconds10 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 151 seconds3 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 24 seconds (silent)
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 49 seconds2 lines
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 58 seconds (silent)

Headcanon

Born November 11, 1946. Mainframe joined the Joe Team in March 1983, with his appearance represented by version 1. He was with the team until it was disbanded in December 1989 but was not recalled when the Joes were reactivated in 1991.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1986/I (Carded) 2. 1986/II (Special Mission Brazil) 3. 2008 (Comic #11)
Version 1: 1986 regular carded assortment (86/I)
Fig. #0086: Computer SpecialistMOS 1: Computer Technology
MOS 2: Infantry
  • head: Mainframe (86/I, 86/II)
  • arms: Mainframe (86/I, 86/II)
  • torso: Mainframe (86/I, 86/II)
  • waist: Mainframe (86/I, 86/II)
  • legs: Mainframe (86/I, 86/II)
Accessories: grey backpack (new, with antenna and hose peg); grey portable computer (new, with handle); black walkie-talkie (new, attaches to hose); black hose (long standard)
Mainframe enlisted in the Army Airborne at the age of seventeen and made it over to South-East Asia for the last year of hostilities, just in time to get his Combat Infantryman's Badge. He left the Army to get his degree from MIT on the G. I. Bill and did a stint toiling in the antiseptic corridors of Silicon Valley making big bucks and fighting off boredom with a stick. Luckily, the Marines were looking for a few good men with just his qualifications. The proper papers were signed, and Mainframe was back in uniform.
"Too much of the modern battlefield is computer coordinated not to have a computer specialist right out there in the field with you. Problem is, most hackers don't exactly fit the combat profile. Mainframe is the exception. He was ten years older than the next oldest trainee at Parris Island and he still finished at the top ten of the class. He's got brains - but he's hard."
Toy Notes: Item #6462.
Re-releases: A slightly different version was released in India.
Version 2: 1986 Special Mission: Brazil boxed set (86/II)
Fig. #0100: Computer SpecialistMOS 1: Computer Technology
MOS 2: Infantry
  • head: Mainframe (86/I, 86/II)
  • arms: Mainframe (86/I, 86/II)
  • torso: Mainframe (86/I, 86/II)
  • waist: Mainframe (86/I, 86/II)
  • legs: Mainframe (86/I, 86/II)
Accessories: grey backpack (86/I Mainframe's); grey portable computer (86/I Mainframe's); black walkie-talkie (86/I Mainframe's; black hose (long standard)
Mainframe enlisted in the Army Airborne at the age of seventeen and made it over to South-East Asia for the last year of hostilities, just in time to get his Combat Infantryman's Badge. He left the Army to get his degree from MIT on the G. I. Bill and did a stint toiling in the antiseptic corridors of Silicon Valley making big bucks and fighting off boredom with a stick. Luckily, the Marines were looking for a few good men with just his qualifications. The proper papers were signed, and Mainframe was back in uniform.
"Too much of the modern battlefield is computer coordinated not to have a computer specialist right out there in the field with you. Problem is, most hackers don't exactly fit the combat profile. Mainframe is the exception. He was ten years older than the next oldest trainee at Parris Island and he still finished at the top ten of the class. He's got brains - but he's hard."
Toy Notes: Boxed in a Toys 'R Us-exclusive set with Claymore (86), Dial-Tone (86/II), Mainframe (86/II), Wet-Suit (86/II), and an audio cassette. Item #6691.
Version 3: 2008 Wave 6 comic two-pack assortment (08)
Fig. #1349: Computer Specialist
Dataframe
MOS 1: Computer Technology
MOS 2: Infantry
  • head: Dataframe (08)
  • arms to wrist: Shipwreck (07/II, 08, 09), Crankcase (08), Spirit Iron-Knife (08), Dataframe (08)
  • hands: Spirit Iron-Knife (08), Dataframe (08)
  • body: Shipwreck (07/II, 08, 09), Crankcase (08), Spirit Iron-Knife (08), G.I. Joe Cutter (08), Dataframe (08), Tunnel Rat (09)
  • upper legs: Snake Eyes (07/I, 07/II, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/VII, 09/IV), Sgt. Stalker (07, 08/I, 08/II), G.I. Joe Hawk (08/I, 08/II), Grunt (08), Duke (08/IV), Steeler (08/I, 08/II), Double Clutch (08), G.I. Joe Trooper (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Skyduster (08), Dataframe (08), Short-Fuze (08), Firefly (09/II)
  • lower legs to ankle: Snake Eyes (07/I, 07/II, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/VII, 09/IV), Sgt. Stalker (07, 08/I, 08/II), G.I. Joe Hawk (08/I, 08/II), Grunt (08), Duke (08/IV), G.I. Joe Trooper (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Dataframe (08), Firefly (09/II)
  • feet: Snake Eyes (07/I, 07/II, 08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV, 08/VII, 09/III, 09/IV), Sgt. Stalker (07, 08/I, 08/II), G.I. Joe Hawk (08/I, 08/II), Grunt (08), Duke (08/IV), G.I. Joe Trooper (08/I, 08/II, 08/III, 08/IV), Dataframe (08), Firefly (09/II)
Accessories: grey portable computer (86/I Mainframe's, with black panels) and two grey supports; black walkie-talkie (86/I Mainframe's); grey assault rifle (86 Dial-Tone's HK 53, with black on barrel); black knife (07 Snake Eyes's, with silver blade); black Joe figure stand
DATAFRAME enlisted in the Army Airborne at the age of seventeen and soon headed into battle overseas, just in time to get his Combat Infantryman's Badge. He left the Army to get his degree from MIT on the G.I. Bill then did a stint toiling in the antiseptic corridors of Silicon Valley making big bucks and fighting boredom with a stick. Luckily, the Marines were looking for a few good men with just his qualifications. The proper papers were signed, and DATAFRAME was back in uniform. The world's ever-increasing reliance upon technology makes him a valued member of the G.I. JOE team, and his ability to design computer viruses makes him a nightmarish nuisance for COBRA.
"You need a computer specialist in the field nowadays, since a battle is just as much about circuits and gigabytes as it is about sharpshooters and grenades."
Toy Notes: Carded in a two-pack with Beachhead (08) and an original comic (#11). Item #31530.