Riot pulls League of Legends statue due to poor craftsmanship

    
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When I was a kid, it was generally accepted that action figures looked nothing like their cartoon counterpart besides being a vaguely human-shaped blob. We’ve come a long way since then, as the modern geek expects high fidelity and quality on his or her statues and replicas.

This did not happen with a new League of Legends statue of the fox-girl Ahri, as fans soundly rejected preview photos of the merchandise. Riot Games subsequently pulled the statue from production, explaining, “This decision and its associated production processes yielded a loss of resolution in the finer details and structure of Ahri’s face. We also applied Ahri’s eye makeup too heavily in production. All of this resulted in a final product that failed to fully capture Ahri’s unique look.”

As for the game itself, the massive overhaul of League of Legends for 2016 is almost here, with new and revised features such as the ability to choose a role prior to heading into a match. Riot said that it found games were far more likely to be toxic if a player didn’t get the role that he or she desired.

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theeknighthood
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theeknighthood

They should pull League of Legends due to poor craftsmanship as well

deekay_zero
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deekay_zero

as a collector it astounds me just how bad game merch tends to be in terms of design and production quality.

i would love to get some select game merch either through online/retail shops or in CE boxes, but it’s invariably gaudy trash clearly from lowest bidding chinese factories with out any regard to customer satisfaction. outside of perhaps lego partnered merch (which lego is some of the highest quality stuff you can buy) and disney infinity and nintendo amiibo stuff. and ofc some but not all brands of japanese anime girl figurines type product, which  you can score for cheap on ebay, but there’s equal chances of getting lower quality stuff as getting a great deal on a high quality item, as well as not often you will find video game related stuff.

ultimately i wish more IP merch partnership middle management or execs or whoever’s in charge would take riot’s lead shown here and make sure their brand and their bottom line isn’t being undermined by crap that is desirable by more than the most hardcore of the hardcore that will buy anything. >> looking at you cbs especially.

BryanCo
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BryanCo

Karl_Hungus Nerdydaily BryanCo Siphaed Armsbend  Well, duh.  He was a wrestler.  Spongebob is a, um….sponge.

Mimiros
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Mimiros

Armsbend Tongle BritoBruno Armsbend trolling is not a shade that looks good on you.

ClassicCrime
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ClassicCrime

compared to her ingame artwork her face actually is pretty bad lol

meltedskul
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meltedskul

Armsbend Tongle BritoBruno Eul and Aeon of Strife says hello. :) He didn’t ‘develop’ the genre, the genre was already there to begin with they just took the idea and made it better with DoTA All Stars. If you want to be even more technical it was under Icefrog that Dota became such the popular thing that it is now.

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

Nerdydaily Karl_Hungus BryanCo Siphaed Armsbend 
Stretch Armstrong would WTFPWN Spongebob

Mitzruti
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Mitzruti

Tongle except that they’re probably not kids. which makes it even more sad.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Anarwen ugh this led me to the sideshow Red Son Superman/WW statues which look so veryincredible – but are so outside of my price range.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Telos_ god dammed 2nd world factories need to get in shape.