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In 1974, Mego introduced the Mad Monsters Series 8" Action Figures (including Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolfman, and The Mummy)!

Pictured Above: 1974 Mego Catalog Featuring Flat Top Frankenstein and Smooth Hair Dracula

Frankenstein
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Frankenstein had two different head sculpts. He was initially sold with a "flat top." Due to licensing issues, Mego had to change the sculpt. A small number of flat top heads were painted blue before Mego came out with the new sculpt. Blue-Haired Frankenstein figures are very rare and desired by collectors.

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Pictured Above: Flat Top Frankenstein (Left), Blue-Haired Frankenstein (Center), and Regular Frankenstein (Right)

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Pictured Above: Flat Top Frankenstein

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Pictured Above: Blue-Haired Frankenstein

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Pictured Above: Flat Top Frankenstein (Left) Back-to-Back with Blue-Haired Frankenstein (Right)

Frankenstein was available on both the Type 1 and Type 2 bodies.

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Pictured Above: Type 1 Frankenstein

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Pictured Above: Type 2 Frankenstein

Dracula

In 1980, Type 2 Frankenstein figures were sold by Mego subsidiary Lion Rock. The face is pale white and the shirt is blue-gray instead of purple-gray.

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Pictured Above: Lion Rock Frankenstein with Pale White Face

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Pictured Above: Mego Frankenstein (Left) and Lion Rock Frankenstein (Right)

Type 1 and Type 2 Mego monsters have glow-in-the dark hands with outstretched fingers and claws. Lion Rock hands are standard Type 2 Mego hands that also glow in the dark.

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Pictured Above: Type 1 Mego Monster Hand (Left), Type 2 Mego Monster Hand (Middle), and Lion Rock Monster Hand (Right)

Lion Rock Frankenstein and Wolfman have different style boots than their Mego counterparts.

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Pictured Above: Mego Frankenstein/Wolfman Boot (Left) and Lion Rock Frankenstein/Wolfman Boot (Right)

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Like Frankenstein, Dracula had two different head sculpts. He was initially sold with "smooth hair." Due to licensing issues, Mego had to change the sculpt. A small number of smooth hair heads were painted red before Mego came out with the new sculpt. Red-Haired Dracula figures are very rare and desired by collectors.

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Pictured Above: Smooth Hair Dracula (Left), Red-Haired Dracula (Center), and Regular Dracula (Right)

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Pictured Above: Smooth Hair Dracula

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Pictured Above: Red-Haired Dracula

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Pictured Above: Smooth Hair Dracula (Left) Back-to-Back with Red-Haired Dracula (Right)

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Pictured Above: Type 1 Dracula

In 1980, Type 2 Dracula figures were sold by Mego subsidiary Lion Rock. The face is pale white and the cape has a white plastic snap instead of elastic on the front.

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Pictured Above: Type 2 Lion Rock Dracula with Plastic Snap Cape

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Pictured Above: Mego Dracula (Left) and Lion Rock Dracula (Right)

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Wolfman

The Wolfman was available on both the Type 1 and Type 2 bodies.

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Pictured Above: Type 1 Wolfman

In 1980, Type 2 Wolfman figures were sold by Mego subsidiary Lion Rock. Lion Rock Wolfman figures have longer fur and different style boots.

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Pictured Above: Type 2 Lion Rock Wolfman

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Pictured Above: Standard Wolfman Fur (Left) and Lion Rock Wolfman Fur (Right)

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The Mummy was available on both the Type 1 and Type 2 bodies.

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Pictured Above: Type 1 Mummy

In 1980, Type 2 Mummy figures were sold by Mego subsidiary Lion Rock. Lion Rock figures have lighter wrap than Mego figures.

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Pictured Above: Type 2 Mummy

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Pictured Above: Darker Mego Mummy Wrap (Left) and Lighter Lion Rock Mummy Wrap (Right)

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Mego released a vinyl Castle Playset for the Mad Monster Line.

Pictured Above: Mad Monster Castle Display (2002 Collection)

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