Mainframe is back online – and accessorized!

Mainframe fell to pieces a long time ago.

Mainframe fell to pieces a long time ago.

As action figures go, Mainframe is pretty run of the mill.

Introduced in 1986, he’s hampered by a pretty dull design. His grey outfit is a bit uninspired, and he doesn’t come with any weapons. He was essentially a phone operator.

This particular action figure did, however, prove to be unique in my collection.

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Raptor reborn… mostly

Cobra operative, Raptor, is all in pieces.

Cobra operative, Raptor, is all in pieces.

The choice of Raptor as my first project was a bit of an odd-duck choice.

By the late 1980s, G.I. Joe characters started to get a little silly – a fact highlighted by this bizarre baddie, an accountant-turned-falconer who worked for Cobra in their neverending war with the Joes.

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