Single material or UV

Hey Guys, I need a material that matches the one shown on this character:
http://www.designerpluseditor.com/chip_front.jpg
Just wondering if it would be smarter to do a material, or if I should look at UV mapping the texture. It will be used for animation purposes. If you would suggest material, could I get a little help with it, little over my head. Thanks.

I’d UV map it if it has to be animated. Then small details will stay in place while the character moves.

Thanks Cornell.