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Goliath - Gargoyles Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:22073  
Name:Goliath - Gargoyles
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Gargoyles
Creator:chaosemperor  
Date Added:May 31, 2010
Base Figure:HML Hercules
Height:8.50 inches
Stop me if you heard this one before, one thousand 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. Stone by day, warriors by night, we were betrayed by the humans we had sworn to protect, frozen in stone by a magic spell for a thousand years. Now, here in Manhattan, the spell is broken, and we live again! We are defenders of the night! We are Gargoyles.
It’s amazing to me that in the years that I’ve been checking out customizing website. I’ve seen a plethora of excellent customs dedicated to 80’s and 90’s cartoon characters that are not available from toy companies, from the very obscure like Freakazoid and Inhumaniods to mediocre licenses like Silverhawks and Bravestarr to popular franchises like Thundercats and Legend-sized G.I. Joes, heck I’ve even seen some great Jem custom (yes, they was truly truly outrageous), but I’ve only seen maybe two attempts at customizing Disney’s Gargoyles I really thought this excellent cartoon had more of a fan base that would want to see updated customized versions of Goliath and his clan. If you never seen the show then I personally suggest that you watch it, it’s probably the one of the best original cartoons that came out in the 90’s. With my meager customizing skills I hope to bring Gargoyles back (custom wise anyways) with a look crossing over the TV series with the comics. First up is Goliath, leader of the Gargoyle clan and the main character of the series. The first thing thrown out the window when making this custom was the color scheme, I personally wanted to go a little darker like the comics, Disney’s need to attract children’s attention with primary or light colors did not need apply here, that plus I didn’t really want a big lavender colored custom in my collection, I did apply his animated color on the membrane of his wings…so that is color that Goliath would have been. I singed his upper body and arms a bit to give the custom leathery-like skin. His heads one angry (because Goliath was almost always angry) and one calm (because I didn’t want a angry looking Goliath with Elisa Maza) were slightly sculpted with rubbery long flow hair as to not constrict neck articulation. Goliath’s loincloth is made from soft plastic / rubber that does not constrict waist or leg articulation in anyway and I also included the pouch on his belt that he kept the Phoenix gate and Eye of Odin in… it’s a small thing but it played a big role in the animated series. Mattel’s Yu-gi-oh GX toys Joynt system help give the custom’s wings greater mobility 60 degrees vertically and 360 horizontally,I even tried to get the wings to bend to cloak Goliath like the cartoon it almost worked but the paint kept flaking off. This scaled figure is also balanced to hold the weight of the wings without losing balance and still allows for over 40 points of articulation including single finger articulation. I’m playing this Gargoyles custom series close to the vest like I’m a toy company giving this toy line a second chance at life for the fans. Regardless Series one will be completed which comprises (not in this order) of 1) Goliath 2) Elisa Maza 3) Brooklyn 4) Xanatos in steel clan armor 5) Demona 6) Macbeth and for fun each figure will come with a C.A.B piece (connect and build) for the cyborg Frankenstein Gargoyle Coldstone.

Goliath is customized from:
HML Hercules torso & upper arms,
HML Annihilus elbows & wings,
LH Savage Dragon lower arms,
ASM Stealth Venom legs,
ML Black Heart feet, fingers, & tail,
Sota SF Blanka head (angry head),
HML Hulk Skaar head (calm head),
some fodder pieces, and sculpting.
GARGOYLES FUN FACT: The series Gargoyles was originally pitched to Disney as a comedy about stone gargoyles on buildings, only one character seemed interesting enough to be carried on to the actual animated series, a dark brooding gargoyle that eventually became Goliath.


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User Comments
Matt252 - Saturday, May 3, 2014
How did you attach the wings to the body? I would like to use the Anihillus wings on a custom as well. Your Goliath is awesome!
BlackHulk87 - Thursday, October 24, 2013
Freaking awesome! Do you SELL the Goliath figure? I would definitely buy one...
Pasco - Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Nice custom. The articulation is very impressive. No visible paint rub at all.
zombieforhire - Thursday, June 24, 2010
Simply AWESOME ! love every thing about this custom , I`m gonna have to try this one myself ,
if I ever get another herc body .
chaosemperor - Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Thanks for all the nice comments and votes that were given to good ole' Goliath here. It was a good contest against some extremely well customized figures based on toys from the past. More Gargoyle customs of the way soon. Again thank you everyone.
HULK13 - Tuesday, June 8, 2010
EXCELENTE custom, para mi el mejor del concurso.
EXCELLENT custom, for me the best of the competition.
Rosedale - Saturday, June 5, 2010
Great job, loved the cartoon as a kid!
Death-X - Friday, June 4, 2010
5 Points !!!!!
Loved the show-Love your Custom
billmaru - Thursday, June 3, 2010
I have to agree with vasquez on this one. Given the figure is very well executed, but the last picture shows 8 figures of Goliath. Now a Nashville or Bronx would have made the obscure list for sure. Also, didn't sideshow just make a statue of of Goliath? Very nice execution though.
vasquez - Thursday, June 3, 2010
Really like the whole figure - great work. Not to be a buzkill, but I'm not sure I'd label Goliath "obscure" though - maybe just me. Seemed to be a pretty prominent character back in its day.
Patraw - Thursday, June 3, 2010
Very impressive execution. The world would be a happier place if this was how the actual Gargoyles toys had been made back in the day.
MasterMold - Wednesday, June 2, 2010
5 STARS! one of my al time favourites right there! solid work.
Unknown User - Tuesday, June 1, 2010
This is amazing, seriously. I've been hoping to see some more Gargoyles customs here, but I don't have the creativity to breach into that front. I was originally planning on making an Aliza Maza figure due to the fact that I had a Black Canary figure that seemed ideal...she became April O'Neil instead...
Anywayz, I anxiously await seeing some of your other Gargoyle characters...
PANZERVARGAS - Tuesday, June 1, 2010
...Very cool custom!!!, I always want to make Goliath... Maybe soon!!!... Excelent work!!!...
Unknown User - Tuesday, June 1, 2010
this is really, really awesome. I hope you carry through and do the whole line to finish the C&C Coldstone. I've always wanted to see a Xanatos with that awesome Gargoyle armor he wore. Quick question: can he stand on his toes like he's supposed to?
argenta-2008 - Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Wow, excellent! the best one of the contest. I used to see the series on tv, and it was pretty good.
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