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Title: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: StyreneDude on September 07, 2018, 05:42:59 PM
Somebody found them in Michigan and posted a pic over at the Mego Museum.  It's the entire endcap though...Franky is too small to see any details.

Time for another trip to Target!
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 07, 2018, 06:11:11 PM
It's a Karloff Frankenstein....hmmmnnn...??? He's also 12.99

(https://i.imgur.com/K0s7Mk3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0hEoCsN.jpg)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 07, 2018, 06:34:54 PM
A Gorn, too!!
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on September 07, 2018, 07:29:53 PM
Looks decent, though hard to tell from the pic. So, the Wolfman should be an all new sculpt. That's good news.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 07, 2018, 07:36:53 PM
I just got back from my Target where they had....no Frankenstein,lol.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on September 07, 2018, 07:47:42 PM
I just got back from my Target where they had....no Frankenstein,lol.
Here we go again...Groundhog Day!
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 07, 2018, 07:49:32 PM
I am waiting for the wave 2 of KISS figures. Sans.....Eric and Tommy. :o
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: the_horror_man on September 07, 2018, 08:18:03 PM
I just checked Target's site and did not see Frankenstein. I would think they would be on the site around the time they hit stores.

thm
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 07, 2018, 08:40:55 PM
Here we go again...Groundhog Day!

I know. So I hope some scalper out there is ready to earn a pizza on my dime. I am ready to hook them up,yo. 8) ;)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: 1/6thtoyz on September 07, 2018, 08:53:08 PM
I know. So I hope some scalper out there is ready to earn a pizza on my dime. I am ready to hook them up,yo. 8) ;)
If you canít find one I would be happy to get you one
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 07, 2018, 09:12:33 PM
You find Dracula pretty easily? lemme know if ya find Frankie.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: 1/6thtoyz on September 07, 2018, 09:45:17 PM
You find Dracula pretty easily? lemme know if ya find Frankie.
You didnít get Bela?
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 07, 2018, 10:03:15 PM
I did get Bela....but I had to pay a scalper,lol.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: 1/6thtoyz on September 07, 2018, 10:37:50 PM
I did get Bela....but I had to pay a scalper,lol.
If I find two one is yours
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 08, 2018, 06:48:03 AM
THANKS!!!!!!! Saves me hunting.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 08, 2018, 11:51:52 AM
There are were six or seven Draculas/Bela at the Target near me.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mr_Ghool on September 09, 2018, 03:47:04 PM
Just picked up the disappointing Frankenstein Mego at Target.  He's dressed in army green pants and green jacket and his boots look like army issued also.  But his shirt is black.  He looks like he can glow in the dark, but does NOT.  His jacket sleeves are just below his elbows and his pants are above his ankles.  To me it's a very generic looking monster.  He does NOT have any neck bolts which are associated with the Frankenstein monster.  The card has no mention of Universal.
The illustration on the front of the card is like one of the Frankenstein Halloween cards out there now, NOT a picture/photo.  On the back of the card is a different illustration of the monster than the one on the front.  The back illustration has the neck bolts on the sides of his forehead.  He's more of a G I Joe Frankenstein. I think he would make a great figure to customize.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on September 09, 2018, 04:48:24 PM
Just picked up the disappointing Frankenstein Mego at Target.  He's dressed in army green pants and green jacket and his boots look like army issued also.  But his shirt is black.  He looks like he can glow in the dark, but does NOT.  His jacket sleeves are just below his elbows and his pants are above his ankles.  To me it's a very generic looking monster.  He does NOT have any neck bolts which are associated with the Frankenstein monster.  The card has no mention of Universal.
The illustration on the front of the card is like one of the Frankenstein Halloween cards out there now, NOT a picture/photo.  On the back of the card is a different illustration of the monster than the one on the front.  The back illustration has the neck bolts on the sides of his forehead.  He's more of a G I Joe Frankenstein. I think he would make a great figure to customize.

 Well, that's disappointing news. Any way you would post a pic or 2? Doesn't bode well for the Wolfman.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: monstermanor on September 09, 2018, 05:49:23 PM
Could you post pictures of the Mego Frankenstein front and back of the card for us, please.  Thanks for your help with this, would love to see a closeup of him. 
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mr_Ghool on September 09, 2018, 06:39:10 PM
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/9268/XPIrCp.jpg)
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/7391/hJ6MdM.jpg)
(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/4990/BwRg5c.jpg)
(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/310/DGIWg7.jpg)
(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/1570/hSObpO.jpg)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mr_Ghool on September 09, 2018, 06:44:37 PM
Well I obviously done something wrong trying to post  pictures through image shack.(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/4990/BwRg5c.jpg])  Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mike Scott on September 09, 2018, 06:46:36 PM
Welcome to the UMA, monstermanor !  :)

You too, Mr_Ghool, since I missed you, earlier.  :)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mike Scott on September 09, 2018, 06:52:30 PM
Well I obviously done something wrong trying to post  pictures through image shack. Any suggestions?

You need to put the code on each link, not just at the beginning and end of a group of  links.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mr_Ghool on September 09, 2018, 07:06:18 PM
OK, I guess I did something right.  There was only one Frankenstein.  Quite a few Gorns, Star Trek guys and Samantha from Bewitched.  The Target store was in reset operation, meaning every department was scattered throughout the building.  The Megos were on the endcap and all 8 inch figures were priced at $12.99.  For those of you keeping track of country wide inventory, this store was in a southwest suburb outside the Windy City.  Once again, no mention of Universal, Glen Strange, Karloff, Lugosi, or Chaney Enterprises on the card.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: the_horror_man on September 09, 2018, 07:35:50 PM
I actually like this Frankenstein figure. The big question is where are they? I didn't check the Targets in my area because they didn't even have the Dracula, never mind this wave 2 Franky. Also, I have not seen one on ebay and Target on line doesn't have them either.

thm
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: monstermanor on September 09, 2018, 07:42:57 PM
Thanks so much for posting all of the photos !! 
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: zombiehorror on September 09, 2018, 08:15:21 PM
To me it's a very generic looking monster.  He does NOT have any neck bolts which are associated with the Frankenstein monster. 

Looks like Strange to me; I like it from the photo (I've never cared about the green jacket)...now if I can find one.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Dirtyhorse on September 09, 2018, 08:28:11 PM
Lots of custom potential/ideas regarding this figure 😎👍🏻
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 09, 2018, 08:31:03 PM
Just picked up the disappointing Frankenstein Mego at Target.  He's dressed in army green pants and green jacket Ö   To me it's a very generic looking monster.  He does NOT have any neck bolts Ö The card has no mention of Universal....  On the back of the card is a different illustration of the monster than the one on the front.  The back illustration has the neck bolts on the sides of his forehead....   

They used the same tired, old picture from Bride of Frankenstein on the front - the one that EVERYONE uses.  Universal must not challenge the use of that image any longer. 

But, then they made that even worse.  They cropped the electrodes from the neck!  They are clearly visible in the original picture.

So, what is the story with these?  They use a photographic image from Universal on the front of the box, Universal's Frankenstein font on the back and dress the monster in green - but they remove the neck electrodes from both photo and figure  and don't mention Universal why? So they don't have to pay a licensing fee?  (They use all the other design elements for an "official" monster - Scalp clamps, left jaw stiches, forehead wound.)

I don't get it.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Dirtyhorse on September 09, 2018, 08:36:41 PM
The likeness is definitely Strange, not Karloff 👍🏻
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 09, 2018, 08:37:57 PM
Looks like an economy version of the emce to me. Here's the emce. You judge. I am not gonna buy one.
 :'(

(https://img00.deviantart.net/268a/i/2015/114/0/9/frankenstein_8_inch_emce_action_figure_by_emcetoys-d5a9vfr.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_9pRaWg2okJA/TT3oYTRUikI/AAAAAAAAAHM/VGvR33GcFBY/s1600/FRANK%2B1.jpg)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on September 09, 2018, 08:40:02 PM
I was just about to say that. I didn't know you could just chop off the bolts to avoid licensing.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 09, 2018, 08:42:00 PM
Looks like an economy version of the emce to me. Here's the emce. You judge. I am not gonna buy one.
 :'(

(https://img00.deviantart.net/268a/i/2015/114/0/9/frankenstein_8_inch_emce_action_figure_by_emcetoys-d5a9vfr.jpg)


It's the one I think looks like Liev Schreiber.

Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: John Pertwee on September 09, 2018, 08:46:19 PM
They moved the neck bolts up to the forehead on the back art.

I'll buy one, but these are disappointing.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: GREGGORY67 on September 09, 2018, 09:14:34 PM
https://flic.kr/p/29Qjz4h (https://flic.kr/p/29Qjz4h)They recycled the old Mad Monster Frankenstein art for the back.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on September 09, 2018, 09:55:55 PM
 I guess this means we'll get the EMCE Wolfman with green pants? Maybe they'll give him the missing neck-bolts.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Spock on September 09, 2018, 11:10:29 PM
Mego are doing what they always did. Ballpark likeness, generic paints and a cheap and cheerful price point. It's what gives them the charm and mego feel. I think with classic monsters it was AHI who set the gold bar originally. I think the Frankie's okay for the price. A pair of spaceman boots from FTC painted black. A black suit from them too, hem the sleeves a little, weather by rubbing on concrete, a couple of bolts made from cutting the ends off a wooden barbecue skewer. Paint silver. Glue on. Job Done :)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: horrorhunter on September 10, 2018, 11:16:50 AM
Looks like an economy version of the emce to me. I am not gonna buy one.
That's a letdown. Is the new Frank figure the one we hoped might be a decent Chaney?

I'm on the fence about even giving $15 for it. I may buy one in a pre-Halloween induced fever but I'm sure not hoop-jumping for it. Certainly not gonna sweat it if I miss out on it.  :blank:
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on September 10, 2018, 11:24:52 AM
 The biggest letdown for me is, that it's a redo of a figure a lot of us already have. I thought the EMCE version was barely passable itself. I definitely will stay out of this one. Maybe that's why the first pic we saw didn't show the face. What happened to the Chaney Jr. one?
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: horrorhunter on September 10, 2018, 11:38:07 AM
The biggest letdown for me is, that it's a redo of a figure a lot of us already have. I thought the EMCE version was barely passable itself. I definitely will stay out of this one. Maybe that's why the first pic we saw didn't show the face. What happened to the Chaney Jr. one?
I hope the new Wolfman figure isn't a big disappointment as well.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 10, 2018, 11:45:42 AM
I hope the new Wolfman figure isn't a big disappointment as well.

It's offered as a "werewolf" from what I hear from Martin and others. probably gonna be the Emce with a re-paint and new clothes. Its good to get them out there and let kids nab them....I am all for that. But for old poops like me; I already bought the emce.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on September 10, 2018, 11:49:07 AM
Can they possibly paint it any worse than the EMCE version? The clothes on that one are bad enough.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: horrorhunter on September 10, 2018, 11:53:17 AM
It's offered as a "werewolf" from what I hear from Martin and others. probably gonna be the Emce with a re-paint and new clothes. Its good to get them out there and let kids nab them....I am all for that. But for old poops like me; I already bought the emce.
Yep, you're right about offering them as toys to the kids being a good thing. Might turn a few kids into monster collectors.

I guess the new Mego Bela Drac turning out to be of nice quality was a fortunate fluke.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 10, 2018, 12:08:15 PM
Can they possibly paint it any worse than the EMCE version? The clothes on that one are bad enough.

I know you're gonna hate this next statement....but I really dig those Emce booger. Esp. Phantom and Creature. The only one I have an issue with is Drac (for the obvious reason, he looks like my mailman and not Bela Lugosi). The Phantom and Creech are my faves. 
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 10, 2018, 12:12:36 PM
I know you're gonna hate this next statement....but I really dig those Emce booger. Esp. Phantom and Creature. The only one I have an issue with is Drac (for the obvious reason, he looks like my mailman and not Bela Lugosi). The Phantom and Creech are my faves.


People like what they like.  No hate here.

When I say I hate a toy, it is only for me.  I never hated Cabbage Patch Kid collectors - just never agreed with them.

(I wish our politicians could strike a similar balance.)

Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on September 10, 2018, 12:40:12 PM
I know you're gonna hate this next statement....but I really dig those Emce booger. Esp. Phantom and Creature. The only one I have an issue with is Drac (for the obvious reason, he looks like my mailman and not Bela Lugosi). The Phantom and Creech are my faves.
I loved the Phantom and (to a lesser degree) the Mutant. The rest never impressed me, though I have them. I can't believe you didn't like the 8" Sideshow Wolfman, but this shrunken head EMCE version you're fine with (the ripped hippie pants and pirate belt buckle killed it for me).
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 10, 2018, 12:52:44 PM
I loved the Phantom and (to a lesser degree) the Mutant. The rest never impressed me, though I have them. I can't believe you didn't like the 8" Sideshow Wolfman, but this shrunken head EMCE version you're fine with (the ripped hippie pants and pirate belt buckle killed it for me).

I think it was those loose pegs that snapped on Sideshow elbows and knees (I had a loose set before I gave them to my brother) and the paint apps on his face that bugged me. I have seen re-painted ones that are great. I love Sideshow, but hold Wolfie to a higher standard,lol. As for the Emce Wolfman, I was no fan of the ripped pants, pirate belt or green, grren green clothing choices. But it looked like a toy. So I was ok with it. Even though he isn't my fave. As for fave Wolfman TOY that also makes for a great collectible for old poops like me....The Jakks Wolfman is the bomb. 8)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: aura of foreboding on September 10, 2018, 01:07:11 PM
Wow.  So this is a re-release of an official Universal item without Universal.  haha  That is too much!

If this is going to be in the scale of the Drac, I'll get one because my Drac is too large for the EMCE figures.  Too bad we didn't get the Lonster. 
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: favoritemonsters on September 10, 2018, 01:22:44 PM
There's one up on eBay now...if ya got $2700.00...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SO-COOL-FIRST-2018-MEGO-LIMITED-EDITION-FRANKENSTEIN-ON-EBAY-2829-10000/113242257205?hash=item1a5dc3b735:g:Po4AAOSw83dblpf9 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/SO-COOL-FIRST-2018-MEGO-LIMITED-EDITION-FRANKENSTEIN-ON-EBAY-2829-10000/113242257205?hash=item1a5dc3b735:g:Po4AAOSw83dblpf9)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 10, 2018, 01:29:02 PM
UHMM......words fail me. >:D
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on September 10, 2018, 01:31:43 PM

 I'd go $2,500, but not a penny more.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: horrorhunter on September 10, 2018, 01:35:44 PM
I loved the Phantom and (to a lesser degree) the Mutant.
Those are the only two EMCEs that I bought. And, yeah, that Phantom looks great!

I got spoiled by Sideshow and cherry picked some of the later lines. Of the Diamond Select figures I only bought the two Creatures, and both of those are among my favorite figures from any line. Really love the 1st one with Kay.  ;)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: horrorhunter on September 10, 2018, 01:38:11 PM
There's one up on eBay now...if ya got $2700.00...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SO-COOL-FIRST-2018-MEGO-LIMITED-EDITION-FRANKENSTEIN-ON-EBAY-2829-10000/113242257205?hash=item1a5dc3b735:g:Po4AAOSw83dblpf9 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/SO-COOL-FIRST-2018-MEGO-LIMITED-EDITION-FRANKENSTEIN-ON-EBAY-2829-10000/113242257205?hash=item1a5dc3b735:g:Po4AAOSw83dblpf9)
That seller's brain must be a slow motion train wreck on a repeating loop.

I'd go $2,500, but not a penny more.
It's been lowered to $500. Knock yourself out, bro.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on September 10, 2018, 01:38:49 PM
 I also liked DST's Karloff Mr. Hyde. It's pretty decent, and the only toy of that character.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on September 10, 2018, 01:41:47 PM
That seller's brain must be a slow motion train wreck on a repeating loop.
It's been lowered to $500. Knock yourself out, bro.  :laugh:

 I don't know. If he knocked off $2,200, there must be a defect. Maybe the neck bolts have broken off, or something.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 10, 2018, 01:45:07 PM
I don't know. If he knocked off $2,200, there must be a defect. Maybe the neck bolts have broken off, or something.

I was going to offer him a buck and a quarter, but couldn't get a shipping quote.

My luck he would accept my offer and charge me $800.00 for shipping.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: horrorhunter on September 10, 2018, 01:48:49 PM
I don't know. If he knocked off $2,200, there must be a defect. Maybe the neck bolts have broken off, or something.
That must be it.  :D

We know the seller is defective. Maybe he has one of those "Abby Normal" brains.  ???

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/92/ba/82/92ba82be4fc7eede29b2567bc01890c9.jpg)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: mjaycox on September 10, 2018, 04:19:37 PM
I'm sorry guys, but this is just a dollar general store material
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: mjaycox on September 10, 2018, 04:19:53 PM
It's like Marty has learned nothing from the last 40 years
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Palifan on September 10, 2018, 04:38:07 PM
I'm sorry guys, but this is just a dollar general store material

I must admit that this release doesn't really do it for me either. I did get a Bela shipped to me in the Uk that I was happy to pay that bit more for and love having him but I can pass on this one. If I could get one at cost and still lived in the US then I might have picked one up just for the completest in me but it's an easy one to walk away from.

Hopefully the Werewolf will fair better and the only other set I'm interested in seeing is the Blade Runner one but I'm not holding out much hope for that (although they did make a few hits with the first series so you never know).

Ian
Title: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: mjaycox on September 10, 2018, 07:38:28 PM
Please understand: Paul Clarke is the Man

I love this man. I have known him for 22 years. And although we have never been bosom friends, my admiration for him has only grown with each passing year. His list of accomplishments in the Mego realm is unsurpassed. He is a genius, pure and simple. And I do not give out praise lightly

Why he has chosen to align himself in such a fools errand with Marty Abrams is beyond me. But you know what? It doesn't need to make sense to me. It only needs to make sense to him.

But-- I chafe at everyone always waxing nostalgic about Marty Abrams. This is the man that ran the worlds greatest toy company into the ground. And who now, in the midst of a Mego Renaissance has talk to himself, "you know what the world needs? A Cheers Norm figure"

Good grief
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 10, 2018, 09:49:04 PM
... I chafe at everyone always waxing nostalgic about Marty Abrams. This is the man that ran the worlds greatest toy company into the ground. And who now, in the midst of a Mego Renaissance has talk to himself, "you know what the world needs? A Cheers Norm figure"... 

At least I can finally get that Tootie doll I've always wanted.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 10, 2018, 10:03:03 PM
At least I can finally get that Tootie doll I've always wanted.


I am holding out for Mrs.Garrett. So I can have Frankenstein throw her down the hole under a burnt out windmill.

(http://a57.foxnews.com/media2.foxnews.com/BrightCove/694940094001/2018/08/06/0/0/694940094001_5818579377001_5818572611001-vs.jpg?ve=1)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mike Scott on September 11, 2018, 09:58:46 AM
I am holding out for Mrs.Garrett.

I was wondering what a "Tootie doll" was.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 11, 2018, 10:26:08 AM
I was wondering what a "Tootie doll" was.  :laugh:

Ignorance is bliss in this case. Believe dat.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on September 11, 2018, 12:32:29 PM
I was wondering what a "Tootie doll" was.  :laugh:
I believe it's Dustin Hoffman in drag.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 15, 2018, 01:03:16 PM

If Frankenstein isn't on store shelves, in Target's online catalog or popping up all over eBay by October, I'm gonna assume Universal stepped in and shut Mego/Target down on these.

That lone eBay seller still has the only Mego Frankenstein to ever be listed as far as I can see.   He may get his $500.00 from someone who wants a rarity.

Wonder if Mego scheduled for an "October surprise", or there is a warehouse somewhere with 10,000 of these marked for destruction?
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: horrorhunter on September 15, 2018, 01:59:58 PM
...there is a warehouse somewhere with 10,000 of these marked for destruction?
Many of us wouldn't shed a tear if this were the case. By the photos the new Mego Frank looks too much green and too little good. I might still give 15 bucks for it though, if given the chance. Lean Halloween.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: aura of foreboding on September 15, 2018, 02:03:53 PM
Lean Halloween.

Tell me about it.  Where did all the good stuff go?  Sadly, last year was the exception, not the norm.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on September 15, 2018, 02:09:29 PM
It's a catch 22, for me. The more obtainable the Frankenstein is, the less I would be likely to buy it. If it were impossible to find, I might fork out $15 for it. Either way...no tears.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: favoritemonsters on September 15, 2018, 03:25:38 PM
One of the main guys over at Mego Museum says that Target doesn't want the wave 2 stuff out yet until the 12.99 first wave is sold through and then wave 2 will go back up to 14.99.
So maybe Target's actually pulling this off...
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 15, 2018, 03:52:04 PM
If they are waiting til Wave 1 is all gone to put out wave 2.....they're gonna be waiting an awfully long time.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 15, 2018, 05:03:57 PM
One of the main guys over at Mego Museum says that Target doesn't want the wave 2 stuff out yet until the 12.99 first wave is sold through and then wave 2 will go back up to 14.99.
So maybe Target's actually pulling this off...

We have to wait for Alice and Tootie to sell out?

Bummer.

...Lean Halloween. 

Anorexic.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Universalrocks on September 16, 2018, 12:39:23 PM
It seems that like most businesses, Targets customer service is lacking. There is a Target 0.6 miles from my house. The first several times I went in looking for Dracula, I did not ask for any assistance.But when after the third trip still no sign of Dracula, I inquired at the customer desk about the figure I was told their were six hanging on the pegs on the display. Of course when I joyfully walked back to get him, not a single Dracula figure was to be found. Most of the problem as we all know is Targets computer inventory system sucks for starters, and second is the employees lack of motivation in wanting to even try to help, or find out why the inventory system is giving them the wrong data. I finally drove to a Super Target 6 miles from home and found two on the pegs 😊. Then the next week, when it was announced here that Frankenstein was showing up at the Targets stores, I called the one where I found Dracula. I asked to speak to someone in the toy department, the lady who answered said that she was clear across the other side of the store and would have to walk over to check, and could I call back in five minutes. Really!!!! What!!!! So when I called back she said no she did not find it on the display. And of course like a fool, when I asked if she could see if the computer was showing any information on said Frankenstein figure, it did not. Why do we even Try!!!!!!
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: aura of foreboding on September 16, 2018, 12:52:21 PM
Street date and online date is 9/30.  We'll see if Frankie's there. 
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 19, 2018, 10:14:31 PM
Street date and online date is 9/30.  We'll see if Frankie's there.

Where did you get the online date?  I can't find it on Target's site (no pre-order listings, etc.)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: aura of foreboding on September 19, 2018, 10:31:24 PM
Where did you get the online date?  I can't find it on Target's site (no pre-order listings, etc.)

MEGO.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: KCE83 on September 25, 2018, 09:39:42 PM
I picked up Frankenstein at my local Target today. This particular store had 4-5 Draculas last time I was there, and all were gone. So these seem to be selling briskly, which hopefully bodes well for continued UM releases.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Joseph_Baeza on September 25, 2018, 10:07:42 PM
Street date and online date is 9/30.  We'll see if Frankie's there.
I thought the East Coast was only 3 hours ahead of me, not 5 days ahead!  I must be wrong because I keep seeing a ton of posts of Mego Frankie in Target stores in now in that region of the US.  Sucks for us on the West Coast.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: KCE83 on September 25, 2018, 10:44:12 PM
I thought the East Coast was only 3 hours ahead of me, not 5 days ahead!  I must be wrong because I keep seeing a ton of posts of Mego Frankie in Target stores in now in that region of the US.  Sucks for us on the West Coast.

Found mine in WA state
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: John Pertwee on September 30, 2018, 09:27:36 PM
I drove all over OKC yesterday looking for them, but found nothing. Today in Wichita Kansas, I found two. It was a good day.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: MrDark1 on October 01, 2018, 05:59:21 AM
For those finding these, can you post a close up of the head/face of this figure?
Does the sculpt look like Karloff, can you see his likeness under the factory paint job?
I know his image is on the package, is it in the figure itself?
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: John Pertwee on October 01, 2018, 07:54:08 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/nh55ysDB/42948904_2130041217027868_9014663328080855040_n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HrwB5k3k)

(https://i.postimg.cc/CLc94rMv/42840310_2130041330361190_7424647120633724928_n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YhmXr3Wg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/CxdXrCzw/43032651_2130041420361181_5579730342245302272_n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nXb3CD4W)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 01, 2018, 11:29:25 AM
I drove all over OKC yesterday looking for them, but found nothing. Today in Wichita Kansas, I found two. It was a good day.

I found none in Olathe, Ks
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Dr. Acula on October 01, 2018, 11:36:46 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/nh55ysDB/42948904_2130041217027868_9014663328080855040_n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HrwB5k3k)

(https://i.postimg.cc/CLc94rMv/42840310_2130041330361190_7424647120633724928_n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YhmXr3Wg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/CxdXrCzw/43032651_2130041420361181_5579730342245302272_n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/nXb3CD4W)

Thanks for the close-up pics!

Looks more like Glenn Strange than Karloff to me.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: AndyFish on October 01, 2018, 02:22:29 PM
Yup thereís more of Strange than Karloff in my opinion too.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 01, 2018, 03:05:32 PM
That's because it is a Glenn Strange likeness used in the sculpt, boys. The Mego is an economy version of this previously released (and superior) version pictured below. The original version has a strurdier body, neck bolts, and nicer illustrated packaging. Possibly better clothes, but I cannot tell from looking. I love the original. I ain't getting off the couch for the mego re-release,lol.

(https://megomuseum.com/remego/EMCE/emcemonster2.jpg)
(https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images2/1/1013/28/mego-style-frankenstein-figure-emce_1_c08fcb86a7259b201fdf5ae8aa8e3a2f.jpg)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on October 01, 2018, 03:18:41 PM
What Anton said. If you already have the EMCE version, this downgrade is a waste of time, effort, and gas.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 01, 2018, 07:37:32 PM
Yeah, waiting for online.  The Drac is too tall for the EMCE Frank, so I'm gonna have to get it.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Skorpius on October 02, 2018, 03:10:21 AM
What is the UPC number on this?
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 02, 2018, 10:33:28 AM
I remember when these Monsters were released. The thought of another Frankenstein's monster, as a reproduction from MEGO is an insult. If EMCE and MEGO are partners. Why release another figure that pretty much resembles the 2014/15 version.

If MEGO would like to release something from the past. How about their Worlds Great Super Heroes line.  Now THAT would be super cool.

Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 02, 2018, 11:39:00 AM
https://www.target.com/p/mego-universal-studios-monsters-lon-chaney-jr-frankenstein-action-figure-8/-/A-53475786 (https://www.target.com/p/mego-universal-studios-monsters-lon-chaney-jr-frankenstein-action-figure-8/-/A-53475786)

PICTURED WITH ELECTRODES ON NECK NOW.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 02, 2018, 11:43:59 AM
https://www.target.com/p/mego-universal-studios-monsters-lon-chaney-jr-frankenstein-action-figure-8/-/A-53475786 (https://www.target.com/p/mego-universal-studios-monsters-lon-chaney-jr-frankenstein-action-figure-8/-/A-53475786)

PICTURED WITH ELECTRODES ON NECK NOW.

In only 1 out of 4 Target catalog illustrations?

I'm guessing what you order would not differ from what people have already bought off the shelf.  None of them reported electrodes.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Dr. Acula on October 02, 2018, 11:46:35 AM
In only 1 out of 4 Target catalog illustrations?

I'm guessing what you order would not differ from what people have already bought off the shelf.  None of them reported electrodes.

The close-up shot with the electrodes looks like the EMCE Frank. The skin tone is different: EMCE looks like painted green, MEGO looks like green plastic.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Dr. Acula on October 02, 2018, 12:12:33 PM
Yeah, waiting for online.  The Drac is too tall for the EMCE Frank, so I'm gonna have to get it.

Are you presuming that the MEGO Frank will be scaled to fit with the MEGO Drac? I suspect that such might not be the case. If they're using the same head sculpt, that head is itself small in comparison to Drac's.

(https://i.imgur.com/UNYXD71.jpg)

I don't know if a different body on the MEGO frank will make him much taller, but those GI Joe boots sure won't help!  I'd be interested in seeing a side-by-side comparison of the EMCE and MEGO Franks from anyone who has both.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on October 02, 2018, 12:52:04 PM
It's funny that it's listed as a "Chaney" Frankenstein. It's definitely Strange.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 02, 2018, 12:55:15 PM
It's funny that it's listed as a "Chaney" Frankenstein. It's definitely Strange.

Make up your mind.

Is it "funny" or "strange"?
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on October 02, 2018, 12:57:01 PM
Make up your mind.

Is it "funny" or "strange"?
I guess "sexy" would be more appropriate.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 02, 2018, 12:59:21 PM
I guess "sexy" would be more appropriate.

Sexy "funny" or sexy "strange"?
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on October 02, 2018, 01:16:55 PM
Sexy "funny" or sexy "strange"?
I would say it's an equal mix of both.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Joseph_Baeza on October 02, 2018, 03:22:24 PM
Mego Frankenstein looks nothing like Karloff.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: AndyFish on October 02, 2018, 03:36:50 PM
I remember when these Monsters were released. The thought of another Frankenstein's monster, as a reproduction from MEGO is an insult. If EMCE and MEGO are partners. Why release another figure that pretty much resembles the 2014/15 version.

If MEGO would like to release something from the past. How about their Worlds Great Super Heroes line.  Now THAT would be super cool.

If you're talking their Marvel licenses that would be great.  I'm guessing they don't have that license though.
FTC has already re-released virtual duplicates of the classic Mego DC Comic Characters and continues to do so.

I don't have Frankenstein in hand yet (ordered off the website) but it seems like a pale copy of the EMCE figure-- cheaper looking, but then again its half the price right?
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 02, 2018, 09:13:01 PM
Are you presuming that the MEGO Frank will be scaled to fit with the MEGO Drac? I suspect that such might not be the case. If they're using the same head sculpt, that head is itself small in comparison to Drac's.

(https://i.imgur.com/UNYXD71.jpg)

I don't know if a different body on the MEGO frank will make him much taller, but those GI Joe boots sure won't help!  I'd be interested in seeing a side-by-side comparison of the EMCE and MEGO Franks from anyone who has both.

I am.  It may not.  I hope the new Frank is the correct scale, though.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Dr. Acula on October 03, 2018, 02:28:51 PM
Someone on eBay has a listing of both MEGO figures together, so you can see how they measure up.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Retro-Mego-Target-Bela-Lugosi-Dracula-Figure-Frankenstein-Figure/163293699090?hash=item2605101c12:g:5JgAAOSwcbRbtQd7 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Retro-Mego-Target-Bela-Lugosi-Dracula-Figure-Frankenstein-Figure/163293699090?hash=item2605101c12:g:5JgAAOSwcbRbtQd7)

Looks like the MEGO Frank is the same size as the EMCE, a tad small next to the MEGO Drac.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 03, 2018, 08:57:20 PM
Someone on eBay has a listing of both MEGO figures together, so you can see how they measure up.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Retro-Mego-Target-Bela-Lugosi-Dracula-Figure-Frankenstein-Figure/163293699090?hash=item2605101c12:g:5JgAAOSwcbRbtQd7 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Retro-Mego-Target-Bela-Lugosi-Dracula-Figure-Frankenstein-Figure/163293699090?hash=item2605101c12:g:5JgAAOSwcbRbtQd7)

Looks like the MEGO Frank is the same size as the EMCE, a tad small next to the MEGO Drac.

Thanks.  That is disappointing.  He is positioned slightly behind Dracula in that photo.  Still may get one, but am not gonna lose sleep over it if I don't... unlike the DD H3 set.   :'(
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: MadCow on October 05, 2018, 08:33:12 AM
I was seriously on the fence about getting this. Walked into Target yesterday and 1 lone Frank was staring at me on the rack. Anything Frankenstein related is my weakness. Couple that with seeing it was #62 of 10,000 and I couldnít resist...

(https://i.imgur.com/mRFLScw.jpg)

Now Iím severely tempted to grab a Drac.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 05, 2018, 09:01:32 AM
Drac is even prettier than Frank. Get him.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: horrorhunter on October 05, 2018, 10:26:47 AM
Now Iím severely tempted to grab a Drac.
Army Boots Frankie is the cheezy green suited stepchild that we like to make fun of but still want to have (kinda like Plan 9...), but Mego Drac is legit good.  ;)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Wicked Lester on October 05, 2018, 11:47:17 AM
I'll pass. Frankie looks bored and the card "art" has zero appeal.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on October 05, 2018, 11:51:02 AM
I'll pass. Frankie looks bored and the card "art" has zero appeal.
Of course he's bored. He's stuck in that drab card for eternity.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on October 06, 2018, 06:48:20 PM
Finally found this piece of crap. It was $12.99, so I bought it. It's the first time I found any Megos in a Target store. As bad as it is, the others were hideous. Has anyone seen the Happy Days Ritchie? That gets my vote for worst. You can't tell who it is. Wrong hair color, wrong face...just terrible.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: AndyFish on October 08, 2018, 08:47:43 AM
Got mine from Target.com and it was here after I got back from NYCC.  I opened it and was less than impressed.  On the card this one could be an easy passó bored expression, army boots.  A swing and a miss.  I would have passed in a store.

Then I opened himó and heís the best balanced sturdiest Mego figure Iíve ever seen.  He also holds a pose really well.  I made a custom card for Dracula;

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/551ea159e4b0548e77ef0694/t/5bbb5f48104c7b817530c829/1539006295146/0C4CBFEF-7351-4823-8C36-EC3A11CFA4F6.JPG?format=1500w)

Which I think dresses him up a bit, I might do the same for Frankie but he poses so well I kind of hate to stick him back in the box. 

The included chain makes little sense to me, itís too small to wrap around his wrist and it doesnít hang onto anythingó should I make it a necklace?  Iím not sure what youíre supposed to do with it.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: AndyFish on October 08, 2018, 08:51:19 AM
I donít understand how DRACULA got so much careó nice sculpt, good paint, likeness is there, etc, while Frankie is pretty much a low rent re-do of the EMCE figure.  He needs some love!
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 08, 2018, 07:50:15 PM
Got mine from Target.com and it was here after I got back from NYCC. 

Did I miss the link?  I didn't even think it was on the site yet.  I thought the listing was "coming soon" like Dracula.  Hopefully someone will alert us when it goes live again. 
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: horrorhunter on October 08, 2018, 09:40:55 PM
Did I miss the link?  I didn't even think it was on the site yet.  I thought the listing was "coming soon" like Dracula.  Hopefully someone will alert us when it goes live again.
I ordered my Frank on 10/2 and it arrived on 10/6. Now it shows as "not available" on my order. The Drac isn't available either, currently. I ordered my Drac several days ago.

I wonder why Target keeps dropping the listings for the monsters on their website, then putting them back up. At least that happened with Dracula, and the Frankenstein will probably pop back up like the Drac did a couple of times. It looks like they would just leave them listed until they sell out. This in-and-out crap just pisses people off who are trying to buy one. I wonder if the monsters disappearing have to do with good sales, or is Target just screwing around with the listings? If so, is it through incompetence or a hairbrained scheme to try to generate demand through a faÁade of scarcity?  ???
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 08, 2018, 10:14:56 PM
I ordered my Frank on 10/2 and it arrived on 10/6. Now it shows as "not available" on my order. The Drac isn't available either, currently. I ordered my Drac several days ago.  Ö 

I ordered my Frank on the 2nd.  I've been given three different expected delivery dates ranging from the 9th to the 13th.  Frank was up on the Target site for just a few hours in my area. 

When I ordered, I searched availability in my area, within 100 miles.  I live about 50 miles south of Los Angeles.  I checked my package's progress and found it was shipped by UPS, probably by truck - from Petersburg, Pennsylvania.

The same kind of disorganized nonsense Target gave us with the Monsterville product last year.

I think Target needs to revamp their stocking/ordering/warehousing/shipping procedures.  In the age of computers, they should be able to do a little better.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: horrorhunter on October 08, 2018, 10:48:04 PM
I ordered my Frank on the 2nd.  I've been given three different expected delivery dates ranging from the 9th to the 13th.  Frank was up on the Target site for just a few hours in my area. 

When I ordered, I searched availability in my area, within 100 miles.  I live about 50 miles south of Los Angeles.  I checked my package's progress and found it was shipped by UPS, probably by truck - from Petersburg, Pennsylvania.

The same kind of disorganized nonsense Target gave us with the Monsterville product last year.

I think Target needs to revamp their stocking/ordering/warehousing/shipping procedures.  In the age of computers, they should be able to do a little better.
Target does seem disorganized and confused much of the time.

When I ordered my Frank on the 2nd they gave me an expected delivery date of the 10th. Then, they sent an email the next day saying it was shipping early and it arrived Saturday the 6th. It must depend on what else is ordered with it and where those items have to ship from to complete the order.

It could be much worse, I guess. At least we can pretty much count on getting what we order and it usually gets delivered fairly quickly from my experience. I've been impressed by Target's packing on the last few orders too. Everything was packed safely and arrived undamaged.

I just wish they'd get their sh*t together with these availability problems. Those figures should stay up on their website until they're sold out, and if there's a delay in filling an order due to logistics then they should keep the order active until it's filled or the customer notifies them to cancel.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on October 09, 2018, 10:02:38 AM
Trying to collect the Target Mego Monsters has already become frustrating. I managed to order Dracula off the Target website, but as many Targets as I've checked in the Louisville area, I've yet to actually see one on the pegs. My local Target still has the sad remnants of Wave One on the shelves that nobody wants (a few Norms, Tooties, Alices and maybe a Fonzie). I doubt I'll ever see a Frankenstein and I've yet to see it available on the website.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on October 09, 2018, 01:36:06 PM
There are 24 Frankenstein Megos on eBay. I guess that explains why you can't find these in the stores. Damn scalpers suck the joy out of this hobby.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: horrorhunter on October 09, 2018, 02:32:12 PM
As much as we've enjoyed making fun of Army Boots Frankie, I wouldn't have bought one if I had to give more than $15 for it. It really is of low quality...real bargain basement stuff. The main selling point is the dialed-up cheez factor. Scalpers would be SOL if they depended on people like me to throw money at them.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 09, 2018, 02:33:16 PM
There are 24 Frankenstein Megos on eBay. I guess that explains why you can't find these in the stores. Damn scalpers suck the joy out of this hobby.


Heheheh......but if not for scalpers, I never would've got my Dracula. Dracula. Sucks. Funny punny Mordy,lol.  :angel:
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 09, 2018, 04:27:25 PM

UPS just delivered my Mego Frankenstein, #71 of 10,000.  Seven days from placing my online order.

I will keep it on the card.  Not enough different about the figure itself to display it loose.

I wonder how many will really be made.  Hard to imagine they could actually sell 10,000 of these.  The market doesn't seem that strong. 

Are the other figures also being touted as "Limited Editions"?  If so, how many each?  (Imagine making 10,000 Tootie figures.)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 09, 2018, 04:45:25 PM
UPS just delivered my Mego Frankenstein, #71 of 10,000.  Seven days from placing my online order.

I will keep it on the card.  Not enough different about the figure itself to display it loose.

I wonder how many will really be made.  Hard to imagine they could actually sell 10,000 of these.  The market doesn't seem that strong. 

Are the other figures also being touted as "Limited Editions"?  If so, how many each?  (Imagine making 10,000 Tootie figures.)

 ;D
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on October 09, 2018, 05:26:21 PM
I think they are all touted as 10,000 piece limited editions ( even the beloved Tootie one). I hate to be holding # 9,999 in front of a horde of obsesse tootie collectors.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Joseph_Baeza on October 10, 2018, 12:44:52 AM
I think they are all touted as 10,000 piece limited editions ( even the beloved Tootie one). I hate to be holding # 9,999 in front of a horde of obsesse tootie collectors.
ĒI have the limited edition Tootie No. 9999, and I wouldnít give her up for anything!  I canít wait for Blair, Jo and Mrs. Garrett!!!Ē - said no one ever.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: John Pertwee on October 10, 2018, 04:43:37 AM
I wonder if they keep putting them up and taking them down as they open cases at the warehouse Distribution Center. They may be keeping cases sealed if the line fails and there is a return to manufacturer clause in the contact.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Palifan on October 10, 2018, 02:31:44 PM
I wonder if they keep putting them up and taking them down as they open cases at the warehouse Distribution Center. They may be keeping cases sealed if the line fails and there is a return to manufacturer clause in the contact.

I think it's because Dirtyhorse keeps buying them all up  ;D

Ian
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: John Pertwee on October 15, 2018, 08:29:17 AM
All Mego figures are on discount at Target.com now. No sign of Drac or Frank but the rest are lower than ever. Even the 14 inch ones and two packs.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: MrDark1 on October 15, 2018, 11:22:54 AM
They have now lost their back of store, end cap shelf with Mego logo header in my local store.
All moved to pegs next to the wrestler action figures, and other warmers...no Frankensteins ever seen!
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 15, 2018, 11:26:18 AM
They have now lost their back of store, end cap shelf with Mego logo header in my local store.
All moved to pegs next to the wrestler action figures, and other warmers...no Frankensteins ever seen!

I hope the Mego folks are reading this to see what is worth making - what REALLY sells.

(But, having made Norm, they have to make Cliff now.)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on October 15, 2018, 01:00:58 PM
They have now lost their back of store, end cap shelf with Mego logo header in my local store.
All moved to pegs next to the wrestler action figures, and other warmers...no Frankensteins ever seen!
Same thing happened at my local Target. They're all mixed with the misfit peg-warmers. I did find one lonely Frankenstein,  face down in the wrong section. I guess chances of series three and the Wolfman are nil.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: horrorhunter on October 15, 2018, 01:59:09 PM
From what I've seen and read it looks like the new Mego attempt will tank. Yeah, we probably won't be seeing a Wolfman (which might be a good thing after Army Boots Frankie, though at $15 I would have bought Wolfie anyway). I'm not interested in any of them except the monster figures no matter how cheap they get.

Genre fans are the ones who usually buy action figures, not Joe Blow sitcom fan. Evidently, Abrams just doesn't get it after all these years. And, we know mainstream stores like Target are oblivious. We're basically ignored by the big retailers.  ::)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: the_horror_man on October 15, 2018, 03:10:24 PM
From what I've seen and read it looks like the new Mego attempt will tank. Yeah, we probably won't be seeing a Wolfman (which might be a good thing after Army Boots Frankie, though at $15 I would have bought Wolfie anyway). I'm not interested in any of them except the monster figures no matter how cheap they get.

Genre fans are the ones who usually buy action figures, not Joe Blow sitcom fan. Evidently, Abrams just doesn't get it after all these years. And, we know mainstream stores like Target are oblivious. We're basically ignored by the big retailers.  ::)

All valid points. Look at it this way, at least we got an official Mego Bela Dracula. I would say it is a win for all classic monster fans. ;D

thm
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: horrorhunter on October 15, 2018, 03:25:48 PM
All valid points. Look at it this way, at least we got an official Mego Bela Dracula. I would say it is a win for all classic monster fans. ;D
Yeah, getting the Drac made it worthwhile for us. And, the hoopla and jokes around the Frank were fun. We gotta keep something going around here to stay entertained.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 15, 2018, 03:35:40 PM
I dunno if anyone is buying anything but Monsters and Trek for what they are actually supposed to represent with regards to character choice. but lots of folks on mego forums are buying characters up and customizing them into other characters. The Cliff Clavin from Cheers could easily be turned into Laird Creigar's Jack the Ripper from the Lodger movie.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 15, 2018, 05:45:53 PM
Still no wave 2. However,  I did purchase another Lugosi figure
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: ilikemonsters on October 15, 2018, 08:26:49 PM
Online or at the store?
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 15, 2018, 09:03:46 PM
Online or at the store?

I haven't seen either online this past week.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Subatomic_Matt on October 15, 2018, 09:50:40 PM

Is there anybody else in the wave with Frankensteinís Monster other than the Gorn from Star Trek?

Iím striking out everywhere on this guy...
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: darkmonkeygod on October 15, 2018, 11:37:42 PM
I guess chances of series three and the Wolfman are nil.

Series three was put on the boat in September. Barring a sinking, they'll be in the States before the end of November as I understand.

Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 16, 2018, 07:06:15 AM
Series three was put on the boat in September. Barring a sinking, they'll be in the States before the end of November as I understand.

Is  Wolfie a re-visit of the Emce (like Frank) or is he all new like Drac? Just curious. :angel:
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: horrorhunter on October 16, 2018, 03:51:00 PM
I was out today looking for Halloween junk and swung by Target. They had a few Megos in with some other discounted stuff and I was shocked to see 3 Franks. They were marked at $12.99 so I grabbed an extra. When I checked out it rang up as $9.99. Jeez, they're really trying to get rid of these things.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 16, 2018, 04:17:06 PM
I was out today looking for Halloween junk and swung by Target. They had a few Megos in with some other discounted stuff and I was shocked to see 3 Franks. They were marked at $12.99 so I grabbed an extra. When I checked out it rang up as $9.99. Jeez, they're really trying to get rid of these things.  :laugh:

I think some eBay scalpers will be using excessive inventory for Christmas stocking stuffers.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: darkmonkeygod on October 16, 2018, 08:37:02 PM
Is  Wolfie a re-visit of the Emce (like Frank) or is he all new like Drac? Just curious. :angel:

I'm curious too! I've yet to see any photos or knowledgeable discussion about the sculpt, just that it is licensed through the Chaney estate. My fingers are crossed that we' be looking at something new.

Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 16, 2018, 08:48:07 PM
I'm curious too! I've yet to see any photos or knowledgeable discussion about the sculpt, just that it is licensed through the Chaney estate. My fingers are crossed that we' be looking at something new.

I hope so too. I would then by 2. Because you can never have enough Wolfman dollies,lol.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Joseph_Baeza on October 17, 2018, 07:19:35 PM
Is there anybody else in the wave with Frankensteinís Monster other than the Gorn from Star Trek?

Iím striking out everywhere on this guy...
In addition to Frankie and Gorn (which looks great, by the way), I also picked up a Mr. Spock, which looks just like he did in the 70's.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: MrDark1 on October 18, 2018, 11:21:54 PM
RATS !!   Target online has the Frankie back up for sale- gladly placing my order, and it blocks me with a Not Available in my zip code area! WTF !!
Very annoying, as I have been checking their site regularly for a chance to get one.   
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 19, 2018, 04:04:38 AM
RATS !!   Target online has the Frankie back up for sale- gladly placing my order, and it blocks me with a Not Available in my zip code area! WTF !!
Very annoying, as I have been checking their site regularly for a chance to get one.

Frank was available in my area [Southern California] for just a handful of hours.  I placed my order - and they shipped it from Pennsylvania.

There's got to be a more efficient way.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Subatomic_Matt on October 19, 2018, 05:53:30 AM
So even if I have the online stuff set up to notify me when theyíre back in stock it wonít happen if itís not in my zip code?
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: MrDark1 on October 19, 2018, 01:01:15 PM
O-k, so I called the Target Corp number, spoke with someone not in this country ( I assume).
She looked it up, and said it is not available.  I told her I have been keeping an eye out for it, and it finally appears on their site.
Asking why it was not available in my zip code area?  It is no longer available from Target, they only had a few for sale.
So they posted it, to say it is no longer available...?   I ended the call, even more frustrated then before.

Went to my local Target, no Frankenstein, but they had another Dracula.  This was not available again for long time, so they are restocking...?
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: horrorhunter on October 19, 2018, 04:56:55 PM
I don't understand Target limiting purchase options due to someone's Zip Code?! Things ship all over the world these days. At worst it should just take a couple of extra days to ship the item, not a refusal to sell. They need to seriously examine the way they do business.

The last Mego Frank I bought was #9,400 or other. Maybe they're on the verge of selling out of these things.

Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: ilikemonsters on October 19, 2018, 06:33:52 PM
Makes no sense when I got my Dracula it was shipped from Pennsylvania  I'm in SoCal so what does zip code have to do with it?
Also the packaging looked as if is had been hanging in a store cuz of the shape of the peg hole, didn't look as if it came from a warehouse.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 19, 2018, 07:26:44 PM
Missed it.  Oh well!
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on October 20, 2018, 06:49:10 PM
Just got back from Target. They had more Megos, but no monsters. The only decent one they had was the Gorn. Barnes and Noble did have a great Frankenstein tribute magazine. It was from Life and even better than the Parade one.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 20, 2018, 06:58:20 PM
Just got back from Target. They had more Megos, but no monsters. The only decent one they had was the Gorn. Barnes and Noble did have a great Frankenstein tribute magazine. It was from Life and even better than the Parade one.

Here's a look at the magazine:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1953/44733963354_27a5b15c81_z.jpg)
                             Life Magazine - 200 Years of Frankenstein

Nice, thick magazine.  It retails for $13.95.


https://youtu.be/o4_zS8FaGJs?t=23

Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: ilikemonsters on October 21, 2018, 12:49:23 PM
Just got back from Target. They had more Megos, but no monsters. The only decent one they had was the Gorn. Barnes and Noble did have a great Frankenstein tribute magazine. It was from Life and even better than the Parade one.
Thanks for the heads up.
What is the Parade one?
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 21, 2018, 01:01:49 PM
Thanks for the heads up.
What is the Parade one?


This thread:

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=33025.msg554993#msg554993 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=33025.msg554993#msg554993)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Subatomic_Matt on October 26, 2018, 12:31:26 AM
So who is gonna customize some neck bolts? If I can ever find this guy, Iíve been curious how to do it.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: John Pertwee on October 26, 2018, 08:45:19 AM
So who is gonna customize some neck bolts? If I can ever find this guy, Iíve been curious how to do it.

I thought about just trimming some metal rods down and shoving them through the neck.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 26, 2018, 09:15:34 AM
Small nails (brad or finishing). Hair dryer to soften the neck and shove them in.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: horrorhunter on October 26, 2018, 11:14:52 AM
For me the lack of neck bolts gives Army Boots Frankie that extra level of cheeziness and marks him as a Uni skirting bootleg...albeit sold by a major retailer who's ineptitude matches the figure. I ain't monkeyin' with mine.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 26, 2018, 11:23:20 AM
For me the lack of neck bolts gives Army Boots Frankie that extra level of cheeziness and marks him as a Uni skirting bootleg...albeit sold by a major retailer who's ineptitude matches the figure. I ain't monkeyin' with mine.

I'm not big on modifying.

I like the idea of collecting a wide range of other people's artistic choices - even the crazy color choices.  Some of the rodeo clown color schemes on Mexican carnival chalk ware are a lot of fun.

What would be the point of painting everything to be some identical ideal?  Just a whole lot of the same ol' thing.

Got no problem with buying two of something and experimenting with one.  Especially if one can be modified into another figure altogether.
 
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: horrorhunter on October 26, 2018, 11:30:02 AM
I'm not big on modifying.

I like the idea of collecting a wide range of other people's artistic choices - even the crazy color choices.  Some of the rodeo clown color schemes on Mexican carnival chalk ware are a lot of fun.

What would be the point of painting everything to be some identical ideal?  Just a whole lot of the same ol' thing.

Got no problem with buying two of something and experimenting with one.  Especially if one can be modified into another figure altogether.
With ya, man.

We have a plethora of great Frank figures already. I'll leave this wonderfully crappy little gem as is.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Subatomic_Matt on October 27, 2018, 10:01:04 AM

This is my first Mego-sized Frank, thus Iíd like to figure out bolts. Think Iíve got a easy solution thatíll hold together perfectly and will require no painting or anything.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on October 27, 2018, 07:18:49 PM
 Just stopped by Target for Halloween candy. Checked the Megos....the usual suspects  ( Cliff, lots of Bewitched, the Gorn, etc).
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 27, 2018, 07:46:54 PM
My target had Wizard of Oz, Tootie, Alice, Fonzie, Norm, and all the others that no one wants! No monsters.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 27, 2018, 07:51:05 PM
What in the world.... Uhura looks like she is M.O.D.O.K.'s cousin, and Kirk looks....I don't have the words. Is it terrible paint on Kirk, or what? I like the gorn though...he's shiny,lol.

(http://i65.tinypic.com/22nka9.jpg)

(http://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj580/wacollectibles/20181020_1250451_zpsjyhyvish.jpg)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: ilikemonsters on November 02, 2018, 07:20:58 PM
At my Target there are so many Samantha's from Bewitched they don't have room for other figures!
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 02, 2018, 07:36:56 PM
At my Target there are so many Samantha's from Bewitched they don't have room for other figures!

VICTIMS!
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: horrorhunter on November 02, 2018, 09:06:49 PM
I've been periodically checking Target's website looking for a certain Ape-Footed Werewolf and I noticed Army Boots Frankie was listed briefly a couple of days ago and quickly disappeared...yet again. Target's way of doing business is a farce. I know we've belabored the point ad nauseum but it still amazes me just how clueless Off-Target really is.

 ::)  ::)  ::) ...and, oh yeah...  ::)   :laugh:
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: aura of foreboding on November 04, 2018, 06:15:42 PM
A 20 mile drive to get a Christmas decoration landed me near a Target, so I went in.  Behold!  The MEGO Frankenstein!  Finally got this thing...  And, yeah, I must confess I really dig this color outfit.  It's so... nostalgic and beats the Universal green any day.  Now to find the Face of the Screaming Werewolf... hopefully online. 
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: marsattacks666 on November 04, 2018, 06:18:26 PM
A 20 mile drive to get a Christmas decoration landed me near a Target, so I went in.  Behold!  The MEGO Frankenstein!  Finally got this thing...  And, yeah, I must confess I really dig this color outfit.  It's so... nostalgic and beats the Universal green any day.  Now to find the Face of the Screaming Werewolf... hopefully online.

Congratulations :D
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 04, 2018, 06:19:30 PM
A 20 mile drive to get a Christmas decoration landed me near a Target, so I went in.  Behold!  The MEGO Frankenstein!  Ö 

How many did they have?  Any Draculas?
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: aura of foreboding on November 04, 2018, 07:30:31 PM
They had two.  One had a busted card.  No Draculas, so I am glad to have snagged him online.   
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: John Pertwee on November 04, 2018, 08:16:40 PM
I walked into a local Target looking for a werewolf and found two Dracula figures. How those popped up I'll never know but I grabbed them for my friends that missed them.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: MadCow on November 04, 2018, 08:22:38 PM
I walked into a local Target looking for a werewolf and found two Dracula figures. How those popped up I'll never know but I grabbed them for my friends that missed them.

That is strange for sure. I wonder if they're pushing extra stock? I'm at my local store a couple of times a week and haven't seen anything new in a few weeks. Time to keep checking for Drac and Wolf.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Subatomic_Matt on November 11, 2018, 02:32:52 PM
Does anybody know if the male AND female new Megoís have arms and legs that are compatible with  the EMCE versions? Iíve got a Bride with two left legs and a recent deal on a nice but broken-armed Mummy.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on November 11, 2018, 05:02:48 PM
Does anybody know if the male AND female new Megoís have arms and legs that are compatible with  the EMCE versions? Iíve got a Bride with two left legs and a recent deal on a nice but broken-armed Mummy.

They are close, but not identical. To be completely candid.... I prefer the Emce bodies to the new Megos. I bought a Lugosi Mego for the express purpose of stealing the clothes for a Carradine Dracula mego size I am working on. That gave me the opportunity to decide which body to use for Long John, as I had an Emce handy. The Emce wins. The Lugosi will be another project I am cooking up in my lab.

Emce is better in my opinion....look for a loose one to fix your boogered up one.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Subatomic_Matt on November 12, 2018, 12:10:10 AM

I like the EMCE guys a lot... but I may splurge on a cheap Mego to see how well I can finagle the Brideís leg. Luckily the Mummyís bandages keep his arm in place with a little sticky-tack so I can be more patient on that end. Weíll see, I guess.

How are you gonna make a Carradine head? That sounds so cool!
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on November 12, 2018, 09:29:01 AM
I don't have to make it, just an adapter for it. Jeff Yagher sculpted a replacement head for the Aurora Dracula. A little paint, a neck peg and voila.

(http://www.bucwheat.com/dracTP.jpg)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Subatomic_Matt on November 12, 2018, 04:41:48 PM

WOW! That looks fantastic!
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: aura of foreboding on November 17, 2018, 01:21:56 PM
Now we have clarification from the top, as if we didn't have it already...

"We're not doing the Universal Monsters...  We're doing our own versions of those."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xy7iBCsHz8&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2Pffu6RAM2Dzfq7fg8dTP_5nV5Bza_C4tNHr4jnFxgsV4DK44M11s5xhY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xy7iBCsHz8&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2Pffu6RAM2Dzfq7fg8dTP_5nV5Bza_C4tNHr4jnFxgsV4DK44M11s5xhY)

A Chaney Mummy and Phantom would be nice.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 17, 2018, 04:56:21 PM
Now we have clarification from the top, as if we didn't have it already...

"We're not doing the Universal Monsters...  We're doing our own versions of those."... 

Here is one voice from the bottom (mine)Ö

You can keep them.  I'm not buying.



Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on November 17, 2018, 05:02:32 PM
Dracula was great! As for the rest of their "own versions"....it will be case by case in my case. Easy pass on boltless Joe Frankenstein and Ape Feet Werewolf in plaid.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on November 17, 2018, 08:26:03 PM
Went by Target.
....!.....?.....%#$(.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on November 17, 2018, 08:57:19 PM
Went by Target.
....!.....?.....%#$(.

YOU MET Q-BERT??? AWESOME!! ;)
(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/deathbattlefanon/images/2/2e/Q_bert_by_6gonzalocortez4-d80w6wi.png/revision/latest?cb=20160103061403)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on November 17, 2018, 10:26:21 PM
YOU MET Q-BERT??? AWESOME!! ;)
(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/deathbattlefanon/images/2/2e/Q_bert_by_6gonzalocortez4-d80w6wi.png/revision/latest?cb=20160103061403)
Ha ha...no. I just get tired of writing out the same thing over and over.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Palifan on November 18, 2018, 04:43:53 AM
I can't believe how much it cost me to get hold of the Werewolf, the shipping alone cost twice the price of the figure......in fact the customs cost the same price as the figure at retail! Hopefully this thing will arrive safely but I don't understand why Marty can't sell these things outside of the US. Lego always had a presence in Europe back in the day so I don't see why we've all been excluded this time around?

As a bit of completest I'm now thinking about the Frankenstein but this figure really is the worst of the bunch so it's hard to justify buying it. It seems that anything of interest in the world that hits the stores just gets bought up to sell on again. I guess Marty doesn't care as he's selling them all regardless but it does suck for a lot of us.

Ian
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Joseph_Baeza on November 18, 2018, 08:18:18 AM
My experience after getting ahold of Mego Werewolf is that it looks better in pictures than it does in hand.  Donít get me wrong, the figure is cute (in a cheap Retro kinda way), but it pales in comparison to Mego Dracula.  The head sculpt and paint job, along with the little hands and big feet, are amateurish at best.  After being so enthusiastic after the release of Mego Dracula, Iíve become disheartened that Marty and Mego (with no help from Target) are botching what couldíve been a very good thing for toy collectors.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: marsattacks666 on November 18, 2018, 04:01:15 PM
Went by Target.
....!.....?.....%#$(.


F***,TARGET!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: John Pertwee on November 18, 2018, 09:14:23 PM
Now we have clarification from the top, as if we didn't have it already...

"We're not doing the Universal Monsters...  We're doing our own versions of those."

Legal wrangling to avoid a lawsuit.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on November 18, 2018, 10:49:36 PM

F***,TARGET!!!! ;D
Thanks for the translation, Mars.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 18, 2018, 11:36:15 PM
Legal wrangling to avoid a lawsuit.

Or an excuse to explain away shoddy sculpts?
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on November 19, 2018, 12:41:49 AM
Or an excuse to explain away shoddy sculpts?
All of the above.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Subatomic_Matt on November 19, 2018, 04:11:07 PM
I really wish theyíd increase the amount of monsters available for anybody who does want to buy them.

I would still like to get a spare Bela and hitting all the Targets in my area (4 total) is getting tiresome.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: marsattacks666 on November 19, 2018, 05:34:49 PM
Thanks for the translation, Mars.

 >:D
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 26, 2018, 03:08:11 PM
Just a heads-up:

Whatever you might have been wanting buy online from Target, today only they are having a storewide 15% off sale.

Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on December 02, 2018, 12:02:53 PM
Just saw my Target ad supplement. All Megos are $12.99, buy two get one free. If they stocked all three monsters, it would be perfect ($26 for the lot). This is the time to check for these, since it seems like a blowout sale. Good luck, monster friends.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 02, 2018, 12:31:27 PM
Just saw my Target ad supplement. All Megos are $12.99, buy two get one free. If they stocked all three monsters, it would be perfect ($26 for the lot). This is the time to check for these, since it seems like a blowout sale. Good luck, monster friends. 

Buy two Tooties and get one one Tootie free?

Well, root toot Tootie!

(Guess what everybody I know is getting in their stockings this Christmas?)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Mord on December 02, 2018, 12:49:14 PM
Buy two Tooties and get one one Tootie free?

Well, root toot Tootie!

(Guess what everybody I know is getting in their stockings this Christmas?)
What, no Norm or Cliff?
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: aura of foreboding on December 02, 2018, 01:54:05 PM
Buy two Tooties and get one one Tootie free?

Well, root toot Tootie!

(Guess what everybody I know is getting in their stockings this Christmas?)

This made me laugh so hard.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 02, 2018, 03:29:22 PM
What, no Norm or Cliff?

Hell no.  An occasional recipient might actually recognize one of those guys.  (I can actually see guys with home wet bars decorated with florescent beer signs having them displayed somewhere.)


I really hope the actress who played the little girl doesn't periodically Google her name to see what her fan base is saying about her all these years later.  I'd hate to have her be directed to one of my posts.

For the record, I never watched the show and have nothing against anyone who participated in the making it.  I just find it funny that Mego is making toys of what I assume were minor characters on minor shows from so long ago.  What kid today has any idea who these people once where?  And how many adults are collecting them?

It is nice not to have to think of myself as a member of the bottom of collector society.  Below me are aficionados of Beanie Babies, Cabbage Patch Dolls and Facts of Life Action Figures.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 02, 2018, 03:31:29 PM
This made me laugh so hard.

A lot of those Mego figures would make great (cheap) gag gifts - especially if you know someone who really hated any of these shows.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: John Pertwee on December 02, 2018, 09:56:23 PM
I wondered why this Mego line had zero Superheroes in the 8 inch line. Now I know. Walmart has an exclusive with Figures Toy Co. to remake the Mego line in the old style Box. $25 a pop, these will sell better than Tootie and Peg Bundy.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: marsattacks666 on December 02, 2018, 10:38:22 PM
I wondered why this Mego line had zero Superheroes in the 8 inch line. Now I know. Walmart has an exclusive with Figures Toy Co. to remake the Mego line in the old style Box. $25 a pop, these will sell better than Tootie and Peg Bundy.

Really?! When is this happening?
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: John Pertwee on December 02, 2018, 11:16:56 PM
Now. All in stock at the same time, and a group set of all 16 in one go? Amazing.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/DC-Comics-Mego-Style-Boxed-8-Inch-Action-Figures-Set-of-all-16-Figures-and-Box/430697914 (https://www.walmart.com/ip/DC-Comics-Mego-Style-Boxed-8-Inch-Action-Figures-Set-of-all-16-Figures-and-Box/430697914)
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on December 03, 2018, 11:03:56 AM
You guys might find this interesting. Marty Abrams was at SuperCon here in Louisville over the weekend selling and signing his new line of Mego figures. All he had were a bunch of Kirk and Fonzies. He had one each of the Bela Dracula, Frankenstein and the Screaming Werewolf sitting on the table with a sign that said FOR DISPLAY ONLY/NOT FOR SALE. So you can't even get a monster Mego figure from Marty Abrams!
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: favoritemonsters on December 03, 2018, 01:41:31 PM
Walmart has an exclusive with Figures Toy Co.


Walmart does NOT have an exclusive deal with Figures Co.

The figures are being sold on the Walmart site by an independent seller.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 04, 2018, 05:33:31 PM
Just saw my Target ad supplement. Ö 

I think the people who run Target are crazy. 


Last year we had the big runaround with the Monsterville Universal Halloween items.  This year we have a similar situation with now-you-see-'em, now-you-don't listings of the Mego figures.


I live in Southern California, about 50 miles south of Los Angeles.  We have 25 or more Targets within a 20-mile radius.

Target advertises 2-Day delivery on most items.  Last week I placed an on-line order for 5 products.  I had to switch my selected local store to one that had all 5 in stock and available for shipping.  (Some stores did not have all items.  Some stores had all items in stock but would not ship some items.)

I found the magic store and placed my order. Two items have finally arrived.  They were shipped from Colorado.  The other 3 items have been shipped from 2 different locations.

Now, why the hell do I have to find a local store with all the items "in stock" and "available for shipping" if they don't even ship from nearby stores?  Why do they have to break an order of 5 items into 3 shipments, when they were supposed to all be "in stock" at the same store? And why do they require an order be $25 or over to qualify for free shipping when they break that same order into 3 shipments, each of which fall below that minimum - but are shipped from different locations nonetheless?

There HAS to be a more straightforward way of handling orders.


The people who run Target are crazy.

Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: darkmonkeygod on December 04, 2018, 07:50:52 PM
What Mego figures are you finding listed as "in store"? Due to the way the styles and assortments are treated differently between the web and brick and mortar, none of the individua figures should be showing up as "in store".
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 04, 2018, 09:24:47 PM
What Mego figures are you finding listed as "in store"? Due to the way the styles and assortments are treated differently between the web and brick and mortar, none of the individua figures should be showing up as "in store".

I wasn't buying Mego figures - just general Xmas crap.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: aura of foreboding on December 04, 2018, 09:32:43 PM
I wasn't buying Mego figures - just general Xmas crap.

So...  Tootie? 
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Dirtyhorse on December 04, 2018, 09:35:31 PM
Picked up 3 Screaming Werewolf figures and a Dracula
today (Dallas/Fort Worth area).
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 04, 2018, 09:36:54 PM
Picked up 3 Screaming Werewolf figures and a Dracula
today (Dallas/Fort Worth area).

In store?
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Anton Phibes on December 04, 2018, 09:39:03 PM
Picked up 3 Screaming Werewolf figures and a Dracula
today (Dallas/Fort Worth area).


Can't wait to see if you can make that Screaming Werewolf presentable,lol.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Dirtyhorse on December 04, 2018, 10:02:21 PM
In store?
Yes 👍🏻
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: glane21 on December 05, 2018, 08:53:41 PM
Wolf man, Romulan, and Gorn are all in stock online right now - Go Fast!!!
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: John Pertwee on December 05, 2018, 11:33:09 PM
Got a Werewolf. Thank you.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: tylerh on December 06, 2018, 12:48:21 AM
I have to say - after finally getting a werewolf I am severely disappointed -  The figure is legit crap.

If I had found it in the store and looked at it before buying I would have passed. As it is, a friend found one for me and bought it on my behalf and mailed it.

The sculpt on the head is awful. The detail is soft and you can see the 3D print lines still in the hair on top of the head. I am literally drilling most of the face away and resculpting over mine.

The hands are lame, and the feet are frikkin APE feet, not werewolf feet. 

My only consolation is that for 15$ its an OK base to basically start from scratch on.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Palifan on December 06, 2018, 01:29:49 PM
For me I must admit that I quite like the old werewolf figure. He's not at the Dracula level but better than Frank and for my money much better than Mego's original release of this figure.

just my personal opinion and both this figure and Frankenstein cost me a small fortune to pick up in the UK  (from US sellers) so I would have been over the moon for them if I could have paid the retail price.

Ian
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 06, 2018, 01:39:46 PM
For me I must admit that I quite like the old werewolf figure. He's not at the Dracula level but better than Frank and for my money much better than Mego's original release of this figure.

just my personal opinion and both this figure and Frankenstein cost me a small fortune to pick up in the UK  (from US sellers) so I would have been over the moon for them if I could have paid the retail price.

Ian

I'm glad it has pleased someone.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: marsattacks666 on December 06, 2018, 01:58:38 PM
Although MEGO's Mad Monsters have a fun and unique charm to their style. The new 2018 MEGO Monsters are quite, awesome. Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster and Lon Chaney Jr. (Werewolf) are super cool.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Palifan on December 06, 2018, 04:43:42 PM
Although MEGO's Mad Monsters have a fun and unique charm to their style. The new 2018 MEGO Monsters are quite, awesome. Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster and Lon Chaney Jr. (Werewolf) are super cool.

I do agree for the most part and even though this isn't the AHI ones or Remo for that matter I still think they're unique enough to be worth releasing....well maybe that's a bit of a stretch with Frankenstein due to it having a repurposed head sculpt, you can't them all.  ;D

Ian
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: Joseph_Baeza on December 06, 2018, 06:51:47 PM
Today was the first time Target.com offered The Werewolf and Green Shirt Captain Kirk as far as I know (and I've pretty much checked every other day for the last month or so).  Even better, they were only $12.99 a piece with a Buy 2, Get 1 Free promo.  I ended up getting a decently sculpted Gene Simmons Demon figure for free, so I can't complain about getting all 3 for $9 a piece.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: John Pertwee on December 06, 2018, 07:20:38 PM
Buy two get one free is silly for something people would pay full price for if given the chance to buy it.

That being said, I bought 3 Werewolf figures for $28.
Title: Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
Post by: marsattacks666 on December 06, 2018, 09:39:11 PM
Today was the first time Target.com offered The Werewolf and Green Shirt Captain Kirk as far as I know (and I've pretty much checked every other day for the last month or so).  Even better, they were only $12.99 a piece with a Buy 2, Get 1 Free promo.  I ended up getting a decently sculpted Gene Simmons Demon figure for free, so I can't complain about getting all 3 for $9 a piece.

I am still looking for a Gene for my Paul.