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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.


chronological: Dr. Mindbender<< Mainframe >>Beach Head
alphabetical: Mace<< Mainframe >>Major Altitude

 

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)leaving Flagg, in final pose
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 154 seconds3 linesplaying video games; on airfield; sparring; on night-time run; opening Zartan's pod
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 286 seconds10 linesguarding Vlad Tepes' tomb in Transyvlania
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 318 seconds3 linesrescued from Vlad Tepes' crypt; defending tomb of Genghis Khan
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 420 seconds2 linesone of volunteers sent to Cobra Island
Arise Serpentor Arise Part 530 seconds(silent)assaulting Terror Drome; at Joe HQ briefing; seen after DC battle
Last Hour to Doomsday41 seconds5 linesat HQ during Cobra broadcast; repairing damaged floppy disk
Computer Complications372 seconds44 linesfooled by Zarana's disguise; reprogramming robot subs; misdirecting search team
Sink the Montana39 seconds1 linevolunteering to steal U.S.S. Constitution; fighting on U.S.S. Montana; on Constitution
Cobrathon191 seconds19 lineson raid to software site; watching telethon; flying Conquest to sabotage mainframe computer
The Million Dollar Medic14 seconds3 linesrecommending Lifeline refuse Bree's gifts
The Rotten Egg9 seconds(silent)at command center with Dial-Tone
Once Upon a Joe7 seconds(silent)riding in Shipwreck's H.A.V.O.C.
Glamour Girls84 seconds6 linesinvestigating models' disappearance; captured with Flint's team
Grey Hairs and Growing Pains255 seconds25 linesarriving by Recon Sled; interviewing Brett Tinker; turned into a child; helped by Zarana
My Favorite Things39 seconds3 linesidentifying Serpentor's faces; monitoring communications
The Most Dangerous Thing in the World69 seconds9 linesrescuing Dial-Tone; informing Hawk of promotions; driving H.A.V.O.C. in lab attack
Ninja Holiday4 seconds1 lineretrieving info on Pierre LaFonte
Nightmare Assault61 seconds5 linesworking on computer; at breakfast; in final dream
Joe's Night Out164 seconds17 linesassisting Dr. Mullaney; communicating with Club Open Air and Cobra
Sins of Our Fathers31 seconds1 linemonitoring Dial-Tone's activities; detecting Zarana's impersonation of Flint
Into Your Tent I Will Silently Creep37 seconds10 linesplaying self-designed video game, reporting its theft, locating Cross-Country
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 151 seconds3 linesat B.E.T. test; covering Duke during attack
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 24 seconds(silent)running from barracks during Serpentor's escape; at Serpentor's cell afterward
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 49 seconds2 lineshiding B.E.T.
G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 58 seconds(silent)at Hawk's briefing; at ice dome entrance

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1986/I (Carded) 2. 1986/II (Special Mission Brazil) 3. 2008 (Comic #11)
Version 1: spring 1986 regular carded figure 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: large grey communications backpack with thin antenna (new), black rectangular radio with peg for hose (new), grey portable computer with handle (new), long black hose (common).
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.
Version 2: summer 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 Mainframe's), black radio (86 Mainframe's), grey computer (86 Mainframe's), long black hose (common).
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, Dial-Tone, Leatherneck, Wet-Suit, and an audio cassette. Item #6691.
Version 3: November 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 HK53 compact assault rifle with silencer, short grip, and black barrel (new), black knife with silver blade (07 Snake Eyes's), black radio (86 Mainframe's), grey portable computer with black keyboard and disk drives, on hinged H-shaped legs (new), 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 and an original comic (#11). Item #31530.