Mainframe (2014 Kre-O)
The release of the Kre-O Terrordrome set was bittersweet. The set was probably the most highly anticipated, and also the most accurate to the original toy design. The Cobra launch base was finally the source of several demanded Kreons. I don’t know if I’d count Mainframe high among them personally, but he was a welcome addition thanks to his specialty, and the fact that he was a post-’85 Joe. I think the sets could have benefited from a continued diversification. But that was not to be, as by the time the Drome hit shelves, most of us knew the writing was on the wall for the Joe brick world.
Mainframe has, like his later release comrades, an interesting couple of accessory parts. The helmet is recognizable as a bit of Transformers kit, but that’s not to big of a deal. It stands in quite well I think. His extra sub-micro-build backpack is a cute nod to the original figure.