Lincoln International Frankenstein.
The Frankenstein Monster, simply called “Frankenstein” here is largely reminiscent of the Universal Monsters’ makeup without infringing. The head is just shy of being a flat top, bolts are in the forehead as opposed to the neck (Mego did this too with their Frankenstein doll) and the skin is scarred and a ghoulish green.
The outfit clearly is aping the Azrak-Hamway Frankenstein figure.
Lincoln International Frankenstein Solid Box
The hard-to-find solid boxed example has a wonderful typo, as the figure’s name is “Frankensten”, which shows that somebody wasn’t proofing at Lincoln that day.
The art on the box clearly mimicking the wonderful Mego Mad Monsters Gray Morrow packaging, although done in a more childlike fashion. This gives a clear timeline for these as being released in 1975. To the best of our knowledge, the solid boxes were released solely in the United Kingdom.
There are a couple of distinct variations of the Frankenstein packaging and figure as we’ll explore below.
Lincoln International Frankenstein Cards
Above is a “B” card or sometimes referred to as “UK Card” Frankenstein, the figure is one of the bigger indicators it represents a later product time. His head is a solid green color not flesh painted green unlike the earlier version seen below.
The card back is an obvious copy of the US cards and the figure is a “B” style variant as mentioned in Toy-Ventures magazine issue 3.
Lincoln International Frankenstein Figure Variations
Above is a loose example of an earlier or “A” Lincoln Frankenstein, this one culled from the solid box. There are essential 3 variations of the figure, the A release figure can have either a solid colour or a flesh coloured head that is spray painted green, see below:
Lincoln International Frankenstein with spray painted head.
Issue 3 of Toy-Ventures Magazine features the most comprehensive guide to the Lincoln Monsters every created with a detailed history of the company and of course, all the many iterations of the characters themselves.