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Sega's Hilariously Polygonal Action Figures Look Better Painted

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More polygonal, too.

Last fall, we got a peek at the upcoming Figma line of Virtua Fighter figures. They were unpainted prototypes. Now see what a little color can do.

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Figma really nailed the look of Virtua Fighter. According to Sega, these go on sale this September in Japan. No word yet on pricing.

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DISCUSSION

It’s amazing that SEGA chose to use so many polygons to model the characters’ individual fingers in a 1993 game:

They were even able to do it in Virtua Fighter 2 in 1994, a game that has to cut down on polygon count and effects in order to run at 60fps:

By comparison, in Tekken 2, a game that came out two years later in 1996, its characters have mittens instead of individual fingers: