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Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2018, 11:51:52 AM »
There are were six or seven Draculas/Bela at the Target near me.
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Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
« Reply #16 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.

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Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
« Reply #17 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.

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Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
« Reply #18 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. 

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Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2018, 06:39:10 PM »




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Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2018, 06:44:37 PM »
Well I obviously done something wrong trying to post  pictures through image shack.  Any suggestions?
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Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2018, 06:46:36 PM »
Welcome to the UMA, monstermanor !  :)

You too, Mr_Ghool, since I missed you, earlier.  :)
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Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
« Reply #22 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.
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Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
« Reply #23 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.

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Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
« Reply #24 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.

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Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2018, 07:42:57 PM »
Thanks so much for posting all of the photos !! 

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Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
« Reply #26 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.

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Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2018, 08:28:11 PM »
Lots of custom potential/ideas regarding this figure 😎👍🏻

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Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
« Reply #28 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    To me it's a very generic looking monster.  He does NOT have any neck bolts 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.
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Re: Mego wave 2 Frankenstein is out!
« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2018, 08:36:41 PM »
The likeness is definitely Strange, not Karloff 👍🏻