First 4 Figures March Roundup: More Dark Magician Design Talk

March 31, 2019 at 12:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Early render of Dark Magician's neutral face by First 4 Figures

As far as Yu-Gi-Oh! news goes, March was a slow month for high-end statue maker First 4 Figures, with CEO Alex Davis posting only one Yu-Gi-Oh!-related discussion the entire month. And even that didn’t last very long.

Following his February announcement that he wanted to redesign and resubmit Dark Magician for approval, Davis asked the F4F Official Collectors Club on March 20 for input on part of its new design. Davis shared a rendering of Dark Magician with a neutral face, seen above.

“Working on face before expression — what do you guys think!?!” asked Davis.

The image generated a variety of opinions. Some fans thought Dark Magician’s facial features looked too soft and said that he should have a more prominent chin. Others asked for more texture in his hair. Still others thought he looked great just as he was.

Regardless, the discussion thread vanished a day later with no warning or explanation from Davis.

In F4F’s weekly Q&A live stream on March 22, one fan asked Davis if there was any Yu-Gi-Oh! news to share. “Working on some stuff. We did a Dark Magician post the other day,” he replied, acknowledging the discussion; he did not elaborate further. Another fan asked Davis what happened to the face discussion and if he had made any decision about how he’d proceed. “Yeah we got into a bit of a — heh heh, uhh, whoopsies!” Davis responded quizzically.

Whatever ended up happening, Dark Magician remains in the works, but without any more input from fans.

Previously:
First 4 Figures February Roundup: Dark Magician Design Talk

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