Every so often a custom amiibo comes along that’s either aesthetically impressive or warms the heart. This one checks both boxes. Born from the mind of artist George Crudo, this new figure depicts a picturesque, yet also cartoonish version of Smash director/heart and soul Masahiro Sakurai.
So how did this whole thing come about? Well according to Crudo himself, he used a sanctioned rendering from artist Sean Hicks for the base, then managed to craft a 3D rendition of it. Crudo calls it “gratitude for 20 years of his dedication to creating Smash.”He hopes that with enough attention that Nintendo will send it Sakurai’s way.
George Crudo [Twitter] Thanks Jeff!
Special thanks goes out to @seanhicksart for creating this beautiful concept art for me to work from. Couldn’t have done this without him 🙂 For more images of Mr. Sakurai please check out my Artstation link here!https://t.co/Kwofm8JwnW pic.twitter.com/DJYEiPND0V
— George Crudo (@GeorgeCrudo) December 6, 2018