I liked the older model in the OP much better. I think there is too much going on with the new one. The color clashing detracts from the model because there is just too many different colors that don't work to compliment each other. You have green, yellow, gold, blue, purple, white, gray, dark gray, brown, black, cyan and possible an orange block I spy there. (Even more on his back that can't be seen here) Far too much detail there just doesn't look as good to me and makes his characteristics a huge pain to distinguish. Everything that should be graceful about him is lost in the detail instead of further brought out.
I'd try and simplify the colors a bit once again. I'd also get rid of all of his swords too. He has too much stuff. He would look better holding only the staff as it is easily the most fitting for him. (And in the future move the staff to his back so he can keep it after animation. It will actually be in the way now if you feel you want to go ahead and make the switch)