The figurine has no color dispite whatever I do. The material was assigned to the object but it still doesn't pick up any color. The only colors are the white clouds and the green grass that the figurine is standing on. And when I click on materials, the tiny image turns white!
You need to assign your texture to the material. Create the Shading workspace by clicking the plus button next to the other workspaces or change the 3D View to the Shader Editor
Activate Use Nodes then select the material you want to edit and then set up a basic shader with a texture like in the image below.