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Hey folks...something else I meant to ask...what scale is the Aurora/Moebius Dr. Jekyll as Mr. Hyde? Some websites say 1:8 scale, but that hardly seems possible since my other 1:8 scale models seem to dwarf it. I may be ordering some accessories for this and I'm guessing that the Jekyll/Hyde kit is around 1:12, but I'd like to know for sure.

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These "scales" drive me nuts. No offense to these wonderful kit producers (both big companies and individuals), but 1/6 scale, for instance, can vary wildly. I've got a 1/6 scale Renfield that's huge compared to my 1/6 scale Janus Dracula; they can't go together in a diorama.

I'd measure him from feet to top of head and divide 72 by the measurement. Take it for granted these figures should be about six feet tall and go from there.
 

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These "scales" drive me nuts. No offense to these wonderful kit producers (both big companies and individuals), but 1/6 scale, for instance, can vary wildly. I've got a 1/6 scale Renfield that's huge compared to my 1/6 scale Janus Dracula; they can't go together in a diorama.

I'd measure him from feet to top of head and divide 72 by the measurement. Take it for granted these figures should be about six feet tall and go from there.
Thank Tim-and I have to agree with you...there really doesn't seem to be any kind of "industry standard" when it comes to scale. I'll try the method you described later today.

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The Aurora Frankenstein kit was listed at 1/8th scale, the GeoMetric Son of Frankenstein also 1/8th scale, is smaller. Polar Lights Three Stooges listed at 1/8th looks huge.
 

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Well in 1/6 (GI Joe scale) a 6 foot man would be 1 foot tall. 1 inch equals 1 foot.

In 1/9 scale, an average man would be 8 inches tall. The Aurora Frankenstein monster is more or less 9" tall if you take away a bit for the boots. Thats about right in 1/9 scale.
 

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But, it seems that the 1:8 Aurora Frankie towers over the Jekyll kit...I'll get some measurements on that Jekyll kit soon.

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Jekyll figure is definitely smaller than the other standard Aurora figures. IIRC, it was released in late '64 at a time when Aurora was going with the idea of making the bases a little more interesting with more parts (which peaked with the Witch and Bride kits at the higher $1.49 price point a year later). I would tend to agree that the initial monster releases were 1/9, Jekyll is about 1/10, the Bride is 1/11 and the Witch 1/12. Of course ALL of these were FTB (fit the box). :)
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There was almost no attempt by Aurora to create these early monster kits in a constant scale. They were created to fit a constant sized box and hit a common price point.

That is why the Monster Scenes were created, these WERE all done in a constant (1/13th) scale so that they could be incorporated into dioramas and look right with each other. The smaller scale was chosen so that more environments could be modeled without becoming overly expensive. Can you imagine a 1/8 (or 9th) scale pendulum or hanging cage? No one would have shelled out what one of these would have cost back then.

The original monster kits were just meant to stand alone and not be put in dioramas with each other: that happened when customers began taking it upon themselves.

So to attempt to list them all in a common scale would be pointless, they all are slightly different.

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Thanks guys...not really trying to put them beside each other in a dio...I just want to buy some lab accessories to include in my Jekyll and Hyde model, which I'm converting into a Peter Cushing Baron Frankenstein model. I still haven't measured the model to find out the exact scale, but it looks like 1:12 scale stuff might work.

Thanks to all,

Ben
 
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