Thursday, October 31, 2013

Review 1: Foxbox Studio 1/6 scale God Complex: Inari 12-inch Collectible Figure - It's just WOW!

We break from regular programming to bring you this latest report :)
Foxbox Studio God Complex Inari 1/6 scale figure is OUT! And he looks FANTASTIC!

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 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."

God Complex: Hermes was the first 12-inch figure to be released by Foxbox Studio back in October 2011. You can check out the reviews HERE, HERE and HERE. Hermes was followed by God Complex: Hades, released a year later in 2012. See the pictures and reviews HERE, HERE and HERE. Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures of this latest release by Foxbox Studio: 1/6 scale God Complex: Inari 12-inch Collectible Figure.

According to wikipedia: Inari Ōkami (稲荷大神, also Oinari) is the Japanese kami (god) of foxes, of fertility, rice, tea and Sake, of agriculture and industry, of general prosperity and worldly success, and one of the principal kami of Shinto. In earlier Japan, Inari was also the patron of swordsmiths and merchants. Represented as male, female, and/or androgynous, Inari is sometimes seen as a collective of three or five individual kami.

Foxbox Studio 1/6 scale God Complex: Inari 12-inch Collectible Figure comes in a very sturdy white box which has two compartments. Opening it reveals the description of 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."

The left compartment opens to reveal the 1/6 scale accessories that come with God Complex: Inari 12-inch Collectible Figure: two foxes, four extra hands (two pairs - one pair of fists, one right hand for holding his Kitsune Rod and another left open palm), Kitsune rod with dual "blades". Kitsune is the Japanese word for fox. There's also a red envelope that contains some collectible cards with Inari artwork.

The right compartment opens to reveal Foxbox Studio 1/6 scale God Complex: Inari 12-inch Collectible Figure.

Foxbox Studio 1/6 scale God Complex: Inari 12-inch Collectible Figure comes fully dressed in black round neck T-shirt under his cool white jacket, dark gray pants, black socks and dress shoes. He also comes with a red scarf around his neck. The scarf had metal wires inside so that it can be manoeuvred for poses.

Scroll down to see the turnaround views of this Foxbox Studio 1/6 scale God Complex: Inari 12-inch Collectible Figure.

Ever since I first saw the initial GodComplex designs by Bryan Lie back in March 2011, I've been bowled over. And he keeps hitting them out of the park with each new design concept. You can read more about the concept and story at his site HERE

I find the concept of combining civvies (civilian garb as opposed to a military uniform) with armor (be it a helmet head plus other body armor) very refreshing and adds a new dimension to everything else that's out there.

With this concept, there's no worries about running into copyright infringement issues as compared to if they were to use a particular famous person's head.

On the other hand, without any reference to movies or famous people, the product itself will have to work extra hard to garner interest and demand.

I don't see any problem with this product line at all. Foxbox Studio together with Bryan Lie has produced something no other company has released so far in the 1/6 scale market and theirs is still a very refreshing and new look even three years on.

Sure, it would be GREAT if more wonderful figures like these were produced and released but as it is, I've three of them now and each of them is just as good, if not better, than the previous one released.

I just love the whole look and the design of these characters / figures. They look GREAT on paper and they look even BETTER in 3D as a full fledged 1/6 scale 12-inch figure!

Just WOW!

Scroll down to see the close-up pictures / views / images of the Foxbox Studio 1/6 scale God Complex: Inari head (armor helmet?). The design is just beautiful!

To make the head / helmet resemble a fox and with the armored look is just clever design.

The red scarf is a nice touch to complement the red lines (etchings) of the God Complex: Inari head / helmet

Back of Inari's head / helmet

Here's a look at the Kitsune rod with dual "blades" assembled. The four extra hands are also shown in the picture below as well.

There are three Inari collectible cards that come with this figure as well as a Certificate of Authenticity and another card with credits given to the artist and some simple instructions on how to switch the hands.

Last but not least, Foxbox Studio 1/6 scale God Complex: Inari 12-inch Collectible Figure comes with two foxes. More on these creatures in the NEXT post.

Related posts:
God Complex: Hermes 12-inch figure by Foxbox Studio reviews HERE, HERE and HERE.
God Complex: Hades pictures and reviews HERE, HERE and HERE.

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