Toy-Ventures: Know your AHI Frankenstein Variants!
Know your AHI Frankenstein Variants!
In issue 1 of Toy-Ventures Magazine (limited supply available), we sought to catalogue the many variants of the Azrak-Hamway World’s Greatest Super Monsters action figures.
As a bonus, in speaking with former AHI/Remco employees, we discovered the origin of these many variants. It seems that AHI did not own its factory in Hong Kong ( not uncommon even today). Each purchase order would be made out to a company called SOMA (still in business today) and not AHI itself.
SOMA would then assign a factory to the production run, and the many differences in materials and styles were a result. After the Universal Monsters license had expired and AHI had stopped offering the World’s Greatest Super Monsters, one factory continued to produce them until the early 1980s, creating a series of bootleg variations as well.
From Left to Right:
Painted Hands Frankenstein, Flat Palms Frankenstein, Jointed Wrist Frankenstein and Flesh Body Frankenstein (which is an unlicensed knock-off).
These are just some of the variations of the AHI Frankenstein figure in Issue 1. Copies are still available at our store or Amazon (link in bio) or below:
#toyventures #AHI #monstertoys #toyventuresmag #plaidstallions #racktoys #knockoffs #mego #megoknockoffs #megokohq #azrakhamway #frankenstein
We’ve got a new book coming! Knock-Offs Totally Unauthorized Action Figures is our follow-up to Rack Toys, click here for more info.
Our book Rack Toys, Cheap, Crazed Playthings is now available again! Order through our Affiliate Link
Order Rack Toys 2.0 Here through out Affiliate Link►https://amzn.to/3Bkm9z1
Toy-Ventures Magazine is our newest creation, an old-school print magazine about vintage toys! Professionally laid out and written, each issue is brimming with obscure and rare toys from companies such as Mego, Kenner, Remco, AHI, and much more. Monsters, Superheroes, Adventurers, Knock Offs, Apes, and so much more, it’s in Toy-Ventures.
Toy-Ventures Issue 5 is available now:
Plaid Stallions Store: https://plaidstallions.com/reboot/shop/
Amazon Affilitate Link:https://amzn.to/3d9Q0AS
FACEBOOK GROUPS FROM PLAIDSTALLIONS
Pod Stallions is one of the most fun groups on Facebook. Toys, Comics, Movies, TV, it’s all up for grabs and remember, you keep the glass!
Mego Knock Off Headquarters– The leading group discussing 70s Dime store knock-offs of Mego action figures, we talk vintage toys and not others. We know the difference between Astro Apes and Action Apeman! It’s a really fun group where we talk about Lincoln International, AHI, Tomland, Bogi, Demo Man, Mortoy, and other generic greats.
Get Toy-Ventures Issue 3 here with a comprehensive look at the Lincoln Monster line:
Join Mego Knock Off Head Quarters Here;
Order our book Rack Toys 2.0 Here through our Amazon Affiliate Link►https://amzn.to/3Bkm9z1
PS Store: https://plaidstallions.com/reboot/shop/
Follow PlaidStallions on Social Media:
Twitter ► https://bit.ly/2UzxQ5q
Facebook ► https://bit.ly/3mfY73R
Website ► https://bit.ly/3yZ3kAV