Lincoln International Wolfman.
Wolfman is another great example of how this line used cartoonish imagery to appeal to children, his expression seems to be one of glee.
The outfit is clearly aping the Design Azrak-Hamway Wolfman figure.
Lincoln International solid box Wolfman in all his sinister glory. Man, he looks so happy, he must love his work.
Lincoln International Wolfman B Card
Above is a “B” card or sometimes referred to as “UK Card” Wolfman, the ragged sleeves and jacket are one of the bigger indicators it represents a later product time.
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.
Two loose examples of the Version A Lincoln International Wolfman, one of the best figures in the series in my humble opinion. You’ll notice that not only the belt varies from white or gold but the head paint on these two guys is a different colour with one having painted freckles. It is believed that the A versions had at least two production runs or possibly a running change.
The history is sketchy but sometime after Lincoln produced the Monsters, Tomland reused the head designs for a series of four action figures as well as some mini monster figures. The color schemes had changed but the figures kept that same kooky style they always had. The Lincoln Wolfman is probably the easiest to recognize in Tomland form.
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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.