Heroic stance, readiness, cheerfulness and confidence. These are just some of the personalities you can sense from this figurine.
In order to get the desired stance (as shown in the 2D sketch above) to look flawless in 3D form, the product design team had to consider the following: cost, manufacturability, structural stability, aesthetics, user friendliness and lightness. As such, the stance was slightly modified for mass-production's sake.
Seeing that the mascot had a rather big head and a slim torso, a base was designed to shift the centre of gravity to the bottom.