History of Medicine
It may be hard to appreciate, but the many Frankenstein toys, masks, comics, and other objects and images in existence all pay tribute, of sorts, to a cold-blooded killer. These products of merchandising genius hint at menace, a creature out of control — yet never too much menace, never too out of control. Each makes the Frankenstein monster into a more one-dimensional version of Mary Shelley's creature. Each, in its small way, helps complete his transformation into a cultural icon.