What a GREAT piece of news for the year-end and so much to look forward to in 2013!
Backstory from Foxbox Studio site: High strain between the Rulers and the humans can be felt throughout the Earth. However, in the exotic land of Nippon, a different atmosphere took place. Undeterred by the human's highly advanced technology and science in the region, both races live in harmony. The Rulers race in this region are a philanthropic bunch and using their connection to nature, they helped the people of Nippon to get back on their feet after their dark and traumatic past. In many places of the land, the humans built many temples in honor of their deeds, and more than one-third of the temples are dedicated to their favorite Ruler, Inari.
Inari is among the most fortunate of all Rulers. It is believed that many who follow after Inari will also experience great fortune, thus the reason he has many followers. He never let his stature to shadow his purpose and he walks among people as one of them, never to let them turn into zealots. Rumor has it that the Kitsune Rod on his right arm is his tool to annihilate misfortunes.
Inari shares many similar characteristics with one of the Ruler of Hellenic Republic, Hermes. They are not only similar, they know each other quite well. To quote the words of Hermes to Inari: "A guy as lucky as you, I better have you on my side."
This will be Foxbox Studio's THIRD God Complex 12-inch figure to be released, after Hermes and Hades. If you had missed out on the two earlier God Complex 1/6 scale figures, you can view the pictures of the product in hand in my earlier toy blog posts of Hermes HERE and Hades HERE :)
According to wiki, Inari Ōkami is the Japanese kami of fertility, rice, agriculture, foxes, industry and worldly success. Inari is often believed to be a fox and that's the look he has taken in Foxbox Studio's rendition of him. What's more, it looks like Foxbox Studio has even created 1/6 scale foxes to accompany his release :) Fantastic or should we say "That's a foxy idea ;p"
Scroll down to see more preview / prototype pictures of Foxbox Studio "God Complex: Inari" 1/6 Scale Collectible Figure - It's so Awesome (Foxsome)! Be sure to click on the pictures for a bigger and better view :) You can also check out their facebook page HERE
And this is the original concept drawing / illustration by designer Bryan Lie. Isn't it wonderful when 2D renditions become 3D pieces of art? That's what Foxbox Studio has been doing thus far and they are certainly doing a GREAT job at that :) Stay tuned for more news.
Limited pre-order will start at Thailand Toy Expo 2013 Bangkok during the event.
Web-Order will be available early February, more info coming soon.