Well, what does the figurine look like? Does the figurine match the drawing in the OP, or does it look like boring garbage like >>7057777? If the drawing matches the figure, then it’s good and people complaining are retarded. If it doesn’t, then maybe complaining about false advertising makes sense.
Idk anything about figures, if there are doujin/fanart/bootleg figurines in the same way there’s doujin manga. If it’s just some guy’s fanart, then complaining about it being different is kinda weird. If it’s a figurine put out by the official franchise owners, and people don’t like the design, they should just bug them instead of the dude in the OP.
So criticizing this artist makes no sense unless he’s the original dude behind the character from the start. But even then, they’re effectively bitching about how the guy draws his own OC, so… maybe if he’s like a new art director that came into an existing franchise and started radically changing things, then I guess complaining about it could be reasonable.
Anyway, I have no blog or followers, so I don’t really know how I’d react to someone being offended by something I drew. Maybe “sorry you don’t like it, guess it’s just not for you,” if I say anything at all.