1/8 scale, resin model kit
Sculpted by Joe Simon
Inspired by “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (1920), starring John Barrymore
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Sir George Carew taunts Henry Jekyll for his nobility. “Your really strong man fears nothing,” he says. “It is the weak one who is afraid of experience. A man cannot destroy the savage in him by denying its impulses. The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. With your youth, you should live — as I have lived. I have memories. What will you have at my age?”
Carew, the father of Jekyll’s fiancée, Millicent, provokes in the younger man a desire “to yield to every evil impulse — yet leave the soul untouched!” His search for a way to do this leads to his creation of a potion that turns saintly Dr. Jekyll … into the despicable Edward Hyde.
Ironically, Hyde so disgusts Carew that he demands Jekyll explain his relationship with the monster. He threatens to object to Jekyll marrying Millicent. This agitates Jekyll into transforming into Mr. Hyde without the potion.
Smiling hugely, laughing through his teeth, Hyde crouches to attack. Carew flees to the courtyard of Jekyll’s house, but Hyde quickly catches up and exuberantly clubs him to death with his walking stick.
Hyde pauses to bask in the moment, gleeful, then delivers a final blow before slinking away.