(NSFW) Figure Review: Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus is based on the art of Sousi Hirose, who drew this character for the cover of his doujinshi Demon Squeezer. The basic design and pose was then translated into PVC form by Embrace Japan.

This figure popped onto my radar a while back when it was announced. I didn’t get one when preorders opened, mostly because I was saving money for other stuff at the time. It turns out this was a good call, as there was a huge problem with the first production run. Turns out that while the figure was advertised as being cast-offable, some of the cast-off parts had been glued on. Embrace Japan then made the honorable (though financially disastrous, I’m sure) move of sending a whole new replacement unit free to anyone who bought one.

And that brings us to the present. I saw this figure on sale at Hobby Link Japan shortly after the new batch came out. I still heard about some production defects, but decided to roll the dice. A few days later, the figure arrived. It was… quite a treat.

Let’s not kid ourselves, there is only one reason to buy this figure: it’s sexy as all hell. This is actually my first full-on h-figure, although Yamato’s Black Tinkerbell came pretty close. Look guys, I’m not here to pretend like my hobby is deep and meaningful. And please don’t expect me to advance the worthy social cause of preventing the objectification of women. All I can do is buy what I like, and take some photos.

Diabolus Inclinatus photographs very well indeed. I decided to set up a little stage, as I felt this figure warranted special attention for reasons I’ll go into later. As you can see, I did do the whole shoot with my figure and gear next to open flames. I shouldn’t have to tell you guys, always be careful when shooting near open flames. Don’t get so caught up in the photography that you forget where things are in relation to the fire. I had a glass of water nearby but thankfully didn’t need it.

Before getting into the pictures, let’s get the specs out of the way. She’s PVC, seemingly glued to the base, and stands about 8 in. tall, which puts her around 1/8 scale. You can cast off her barely-existent clothing (the bra and panties), though the process is rather difficult and annoying. I’ll probably do a separate writeup for the casting off process. You can also remove the tail to facilitate the cast-off process.

The cast-off process is a bit of a chore. Taking off her left bra piece can be a difficult, as it was wedged in really tightly with my figure. Her right bra piece was easier, but is now prone to just falling out. Then you replace the gaps where the pegs were with the little underboob pieces. I give it another week before I lose them. Her thong… thing… is pretty easy to pry off, but you may need a small tool (HEYOOO) to slip it past the legs. I found the cast-off process as a whole to be finnicky, as it requires a lot of dexterity (and small fingers helps).

It sounds weird, but Diabolus Inclinatus has opened my eyes to H-figures. I often visit Tentacle Armada, where Tier is known to post reviews of H-figures. I was always hesitant to buy them, but this figure has made me really think about collecting more of them. Many H-figures just don’t look right, but Diabolus Inclinatus is a great design regardless of nakedness. That’s a quality I’m beginning to see in the best H-figures – they’re worth owning anyway, and you just happen to be able to undress them.

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan
Candles don’t provide a whole ton of light, so I had the choice of either using external lighting or going with long exposures (I kept the ISO low). External lights made the image lose a lot of its vibrance, so I went with long exposures for overall better results.

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan
Here we see why I went with the elaborate staging. That is the most epic heinie I have ever seen in PVC form. I mean that thing is good. This entire review is a tribute to this glorious butt.

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan
This figure is almost too good. The pose emphasizes the two most important qualities: chest and rear. Fortunately, you can put her in a side-on view and display both at the same time. In this shot, you can also see the major problem area. Her left arm has paint spots all over. Specks of black paint appear on other parts of the figure too, but for the most part they’re too small for me to care about.

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan
Her legs aren't too shabby either, and thigh high boots are a fetish of mine.
Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan
The panties are made of a very flimsy, flexible plastic. They just grip her torso, so you can pry them off if you're dextrous enough.
Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan
The bra pieces peg in under the breasts. The right one falls off too easily, whereas I have to pry on the arm a bit to free the left one. Putting them back in is similarly difficult. You get replacement underboob pieces to cover the gaping holes from the cast-off bits.

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan
There is a slight amount of... something on her leg. I swear it's not from me. The finish on the model isn't top tier, but it's decent overall. The residue here doesn't show up under normal lighting conditions.
Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan
I have known love, and it is this butt.

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan
As you can see, there are specks of stray paint everywhere.
Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan
The breasts seem to be welded together.

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan
Her tail comes out fairly easily to allow access to her thong. You can also kind of use it to help slip the thong past her thighs.

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan
We're not seeing the pinnacle of breast physics, to be honest.

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan
Here you can see a little bit of weirdness in the armpit. Many of these flaws are too small to notice in real life, but a macro lens will definitely pick them up. Shooting close up is a good way to really pore over every millimeter of your figure.

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

Diabolus Inclinatus by Embrace Japan

3 Comments

  • Very interesting shots witht he candles, the atmosphere fit this figure quite well. I just finished taking some photos of my Diabolus Inclinatus recently, she is indeed very photogenic. =) Can't seem to stop taking pics of her, even if most of the angles look similar, she looks great! I agree with pretty much everything you've said in this review, the cast-off feature is nice, but very troublesome. Embrace Japan definitely should've provided a small tool to help take on and off those small parts. LOL
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