Collectibles manufacturer First 4 Figures has announced that two versions of Marshall Law are the next statues that will be released in its Tekken line. Not only that, but the team behind the figures’ development will soon be recording a livestream all about the new swag.
Marshall Law is the third installment in First 4 Figures’ line of Tekken statues, preceded by King and Jin Kazama. However, in a ‘Making Of’ video accompanying the announcement, First 4 reveals that all three were actually developed simultaneously, which allowed them to be scaled appropriately as a set. Instead of releasing all three at the same time, the manufacturer elected to save collectors’ wallets by piecing out the release of the line.
In the video, First 4 discusses some of the greatest difficulties it faced in ensuring Law came out looking just right. One particular hill that had to be surmounted was in how the team developed him from his polygonal self.
“It was quite difficult to translate the sort of olden 3D style when you have polygon limitations, and translate that into something more anatomically correct with muscle groupings and what have you. That was one of the things we had to consider and that’s especially because half of his body is shirtless. So, the attention to anatomy was really important to get it quite right.”
One version of Marshall Law is from Tekken 6, in which he has no handlebar mustache, but there are a few other minor differences between the two versions that First 4 has developed. The Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection version of Law, in addition to having his subtle stubble, also features a yellow sash instead of the red one from Tekken 6, a pair of pants with a little more green coloration, and a recent wound across his chest. First 4 Figures adds that the goal was to make the two statues appear as Player 1 and Player 2 versions of the same character.
Marshall Law’s two versions have also been given regular and exclusive editions, which feature different bases. The regular edition of Law will have a base that features the glossy Tekken character logo up against a matte surface. In the exclusive edition, collectors will receive a really impressive and absolutely massive golden Chinese dragon that encircles Law along with a thicker base styled to look like pavement. The regular editions will be $384.99 and the exclusive editions will be $499.99.
Below is a gallery of both of the versions of Marshall Law, as well as the exclusive edition. The regular version of Marshall Law is about 17 inches tall.
As with most of their ‘Making Of’ videos, there is a load of information in the almost 57 minute video released by First 4 Figures. If you’re interested in learning more about how these versions of Marshall Law came to be, I highly encourage you to check it out.
The aforementioned livestream will be at 7 am PST on May 16 and will be available to view on YouTube and on Twitch. About an hour into the stream is when pre-orders for Marshall Law will begin to be available, so stay tuned for that.