Frankenstein was the heaviest case pack in the mad monsters assortment, possibly one of the easily recognized of the series, mego seemed to spend a little extra on the character giving him a great outfit. While the bolts may be trademark of Universal studios, Mego put them on head instead of his neck.
Flat Top Frankenstein is believed to be the earliest version of the figure, it was once theorised by a collector that the look was too close to the copyrighted makeup from Universal studios and was changed. This theory was more or less confirmed by Mego VP of R&D Neal Kublan who said that Mego wouldn't have intentionally made a Frankenstein figure that had a flat top.
Blue Haired Frankenstein is believed to be a quick fix on the part of Mego to correct any similiarities to the Universal Frankenstein make up, a similiar fix was done for Mad Monsters Dracula as well. There are not many known examples of blue haired Frankenstein in the world (Watch out for the recent reproduction figures) so the run time must have been limited on these figures. (Pic courtesy of Brian Heiler)
Sculpted haired Frankenstein retained the widest release of all Mad Monsters figures and remains the most commonly found on a type one body.
Frankenstein was released on a type two body as well but these can be prove difficult to find. Picture courtesy of Charlie Balicki.
Frankenstein is most commonly found packaged in his original solid box, the artwork on this series was done by legend Gray Morrow who also created the packaging for the American West series.
Above Charlie shows us that both Type 1 and Type 2 frankenstein figures were available in solid boxes
Mike Rogers has provided us with some wonderful close ups of the wonderful Gray Morrow art used on this line
All of the Mad Monsters were released on Kresge Cards and remain difficult to find. Kresge Frankenstein from the collection of Charlie Balicki.
Mego briefly released the Mad Monsters in window boxes, one of the tougher sets to complete. Frankenstein courtesy of Brian.
In 1980 the Mego Mad Monsters appeared on generic Lion Rock (a division of Mego) cards, these figures were on type 2 bodies and varied slightly from the originals. They remain very hard to find, from the colection of Charlie Balicki. Also see the American West Gallery for more examples of Lion Rock cards.