Fine Vintage: Taking Back The Night

1000 years ago, superstition and the sword ruled. It was a time of darkness, it was a world of fear, it was the age of Gargoyles.


It’s been hailed as one of  the best (domestic) animation series ever created.  Not so much for its actual animation, but rather the gritty tone of the show that seemed to take at least a page or two from the Batman: The Animated Series playbook.  The characters are much more interesting than your typical Saturday morning cartoon toy commercial.  The setup is very much Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltes.  I could really draw zig-zags between the two all day, but instead I’d much rather focus on the actual toys, and save that diatribe for another time.
In true mid-90s Kenner (now operated by Hasbro) fashion they made the whole team, and then followed with an excessive amount of whimsical variatients; most of which were Goliath.  But these are the main cast, minus Hudson (the “Master Splinter” of the group) whom I’ve yet to procure.


Named for the Biblical giant Goliath is the leader of the Manhattan clan.  He’s the biggest and the most badass particularly because of the Keith David voice.



Broadway isn’t exactly the sharpest of the Manhattan Clan which, combined with his well-natured personality, tends to make him the more lovable one of the bunch. Just don’t ask him to Truffle Shuffle or he’ll rip your arms off.


Poor Lex is the runt of the litter, but what he lacks in stature he makes up for in intelligence.  The figure is somewhat of an oddity in that he’s the only one without pupils and instead features the Gargoyles’ “angry eyes” look.



Brooklyn’s the wild card of the Manhattan Clan. His sarcastic and somewhat hot-headed demeanor definitely makes him the Raphael of the group.


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