Hung‘s famous words on his debut podcast, “I’m not lolicon, I just. like. cute. little. girls.” struck home with me. I will now admit much to my meido-fetishing brethens’ disappointment that I don’t have meido-con, I. just. like. maid. uniforms. This largely explains today’s purchase. Lilic‘s non-scaled (although it feels like a 1/7 to me) meido-fuku Chii of Chobits fame.
Unlike siscon, which is an acquired taste, I fell in to love with Chii’s outfit the instant I lay eyes on it. The elaborate, layered white frills with that suggestive tinge of pink and that innocent white apron restrained by naughty black lace (at the back)
plus that short pert meido-dress that promises paradise. Man, if I start a campus, I’m make this fabulous outfit the seifuku.
Beside lovely uniform, I’m rather taken with the pose too. Kneeling’s always good because it’s humbling and well I like humble folks. The slightly raised hand also suggests an uncertain yearning as she hesitates and struggles in her shoujo heart. Just makes me want to fulfill her desires. Man, I’ve never felt so much for a figure before.
Despite gushing ceaselessly about meido-Chii, she’s in truth not a particularly well-made figure. For display purposes, she looks wonderful, without blemish from afar. But upclose, she’s a rather flawed product. Her beautiful sculpt is betrayed by 2nd rate finishing. The paint job was shoddy at several places (although given the complexity of the sculpt, I understand the challenges). Some seams were also not well-concealed and leading to some prominent lines showing up conspicuously on the figure (thigh and back of head etc) The chunky bales of hair also did not compliment the fine work that went into the pretty frills.
Nevertheless, meido-Chii has my love. This figure reminds me so much of Kanon (Toei) and AIR (KyoAni); deeply flawed yet well loved by me. Happiness bought for 5600 yen. Can’t ask for more.