Are you a big fan of video game swag, but find that $11,600 Final Fantasy statue (opens in a new tab) just a little out of reach? Blizzard offers what could be a solid second choice in its gear shop: a sculpture of Inarius, the rogue angel whose eternal beef with the demon Lilith is one of the central plot points of Diablo 4 (opens in a new tab).
Inarius (opens in a new tab) figures quite prominently in Diablo’s deep history: He played a key role in the creation of Sanctuary, but was handed over to Mephisto as a prisoner under the terms of the truce that ended the Sin War (opens in a new tab). Despite that, he has never actually appeared in a Diablo game, although his logs can be found in Diablo 3. He is featured prominently in the Diablo 4 release date trailer, and he clearly has some history with Lilith.
If you dig the looks and want to bring it home to keep it – and don’t mind dropping enough to load up on a solid mid-range gaming PC (opens in a new tab) on it – then perhaps Blizzard’s statue of Inarius might be just the thing to put up in your living room, bedroom or wherever else you feel a touch of divine protection might be in order.
To be clear, this is not a semi-frequent Funko Pop-style garbola. The statue is 26 inches tall and weighs 19 pounds, the equivalent of four GeForce RTX 4090 GPUs thrown together in a shopping bag. It is made of 80% polyresin and 20% PVC, sculpted by Brian Fay and Laurent Pierlot, and hand painted by Lewis Villamar, both freelance artists (opens in a new tab) and a senior test analyst (opens in a new tab) on Blizzard.
It also carries a hefty price tag: $1100/£1100/€1100, almost double the price of the slightly smaller statue of Lilith (opens in a new tab) that Blizzard rolled out in 2019. That’s an awful lot of green for something I’m going to have trouble explaining to visitors. It is quite sweet though.
The huge, hugely expensive statue of Inarius is available now for pre-order (opens in a new tab). Blizzard didn’t say when it expects them to ship, or how many will be available for purchase – I’m guessing it’s some sort of limited quantity, so I’ve asked and will update when I can. Diablo 4 itself is due to arrive on June 6.