NECA’s Ultimate figures of Goliath, Demona, Bronx and the new Hudson reenact the prologue episodes of Gargoyles in an epic stop-motion battle.
A new action figure of Gargoyles‘ sage elder Hudson takes the spotlight in an incredible stop-motion animation that revisits the ancient history of the series.
Hudson is the latest figure from NECA’s line of Gargoyles toys, following Goliath, Thailog, Demona and Bronx, with more characters promised for future releases. The company’s 25-second video shows off the articulation, details and accessories of the figures, including the interchangeable heads and hands that allow them to have different expressions and poses. Aided by sound effects and an atmospheric background, the animation recaps the story from the prologue episodes of Gargoyles, in which the Clan is betrayed by the humans they protect before being frozen in stone for the next thousand years.
Gargoyles, created by Greg Weisman, originally aired from 1994 to 1997. The animated show centered on a clan of winged warriors who turn to stone by day, who awaken from a thousand-year sleep to find that their medieval Scottish castle has been moved to the modern-day New York City. The gargoyles, led by Goliath and counseled by their former leader Hudson, learn to adapt to their new home and decide to protect it from criminal and supernatural threats. Renowned for its high-quality writing and complex story arcs, the series became a cult favorite for both young viewers and adults.
A Gargoyles Revival in Comics and Toys
In addition to NECA’s line of Ultimate Gargoyles figures, the show’s enduring popularity has earned a revival of the canon comic series from Dynamite Entertainment. Penned by Weisman, the new comic will be published alongside facsimile reprints and trade paperbacks compiling earlier Gargoyles comics that continue the story where the show left off.
“I’ve never really left the Gargoyles Universe,” Weisman said about returning to the franchise. “I spend a lot of time there. I really feel I know all the characters intimately, still. I did feel a bit rusty at first, though, I have to admit, at weaving the storylines together, specifically, for a comic book… I had some mental adjustments to make. But I like to think I got it licked.”
Gargoyles #1 features cover and variant cover art by David Nakayama, Lucio Parrillo, Lesley “Leirix” Li, Jae Lee, Tony Fleecs and Amanda Conner. The issue releases Dec. 7 from Dynamite Entertainment.
All three seasons of Gargoyles are currently available to watch on Disney+.