Friday, December 16, 2011

Incoming: Foxbox Studio God Complex 1/6 Hades 12-inch Figure

In Greek mythology, Hades is the brother of Zeus. After the overthow of their Father Cronus and the Titans, he drew lots with Zeus and Poseidon, another brother, for shares of the world. He had the worst draw and was made lord of the underworld, ruling over the dead. He is a greedy god who is greatly concerned with increasing his subjects.

Foxbox Studio will soon be releasing their second God Complex 1/6 scale figure after having sold out on their first figure - Hermes (reviewed earlier HERE and HERE). This time it's going to be Hades 12-inch collectible figure.

Some background info from their site: Hellenic region is separated into three power groups and they are led by the three sibling Rulers. Zeus leads the energy company, Acropolis, Inc, Poseidon runs the maritime corporation, Aegae, and Hades is the figurehead of the largest criminal organization in Hellenic Republic, Tartarus.

While he is not exactly malevolent, Hades along with trusted gun, Cerberus II, strike mortal fear into people's hearts because Hades is not bound by any laws. Neither the Rulers' nor humans' rules meant anything to him. He judges based on his own creed and justice.

Hades is not officially a member of Acropolis, Inc, yet he plays a big part during the company's golden age. However, entering the iron age, Hades is seen to be moving further away from his brothers.

His motivation is shrouded in mystery. Nobody really knows what his plans with the humans are or which side he is on. Albeit his complex relationship with the big twelve of Acropolis, he has a relatively close affiliation with Hermes.

Check out how the helmet opens up to reveal the eyes / eye sockets - uber COOL!!!

This one's going to be another WINNER for sure! Foxbox Studio is certainly producing some very fine figures that are out of the ordinary and exceptional in their design. Kudos to the designer and production team working on these

Pre-orders will be available in January 2012 so look out for it here.

UPDATE October 16, 2012: Foxbox Studio 1/6 scale God Complex Hades Limited Edition 12-inch Collectible Figure REVIEWS (actual in-hand figure) HERE and HERE :)


CheungKinMen said...


Super-Duper ToyBox said...

another BEAUTIFUL figure from this series... so artful

Anonymous said...

This will make Fox Studio a major player in the 1/6 world. Additionally, this company's high quality and design sensibilities will push Hot Toys into caring much more about their quality control and consistency when it comes into translating paint applications to larger production numbers. (They've had some legitimate complaints as of late with Captain America's head sculpt and sewing problems on Superman and rubber issues with Batman Begins Exclusive). I would, though, say that ThreeA is the best in the business--dollar to dollar--in terms of product quality and consistency, creativity, fan support, customer service and overall website and facebook contact. It seriously makes no sense why Hot Toys still doesn't have it's shitty corporate website up and running and they ignore constructive criticism by caring customers.

Anonymous said...

ThreeA figures are awesome in their own right, but I don't think it's really fair to compare head sculpt detail and paint on a Hot Toys figure with a ThreeA figure. Hot Toys' clothing and especially paint are much more complex and intricate. Also, given the subject material (based on a real character in a movie or show), consistency is so important. ThreeA, being a bit more 'artistic,' consistency is not that important, they can get away with it and the figure still looks good.

Anonymous said...

I think I am over-stating the claim on ThreeA's head sculpting (that isn't a major area of importance since the sculpts are anime inspired), but if you look at their Grunts and the quality and care of the stitches, pouches and boots, I would say that it far outstrips the quality of what people were getting with the Captain America release with Hot Toys last month. Certainly, Hot Toys has been the master-lord of Head Sculpt likeness, but their 1/6 figures are almost twice the price. And when ThreeA has made mistakes (very few) they have redone complete 1/6 lines and mailed them back as a bonus itmes, letting customers keep the botched versions (Tomorrow Queen and the Zombie 2.0s). You basically get no response from Hot Toys unless you complain to Sideshow Toys.