Review: GSC Maid Trio pt1, Rider
And since the weather was hot and shiny yesterday evening, I took the opportunity to do some figure photoshoots in the garden. I shall bring you Maid Rider review.
If some of you still dont know the origin of these Fate/Hollow Ataraxia maids, theyre actually from this illustration below. Not sure the real source, possibly TypeMoon.
For FSN/FHA, Im actually a Rider and Caster fan, although I have only watched the FSN anime and still yet to play the VN. Mature looking waifus is always relevant to my interest >_<
Since I already did some preview on my Rider haul in my Maid reporting in post, I shall straight away go to opening the box/goodie.
Rider was packed with all the plastics around her to protect from chipped paint. Aside from that, GSC also includes 2 glasses, a pre-bent to fit, and another in virgin condition (see top left corner in pic). With this if one ever lost/dropped/vacuumed it, there’s a spare. Thanks GSC.
For the base, as usual as previous Saber and Rin base, they can be joint together (pics later below). From the pic, you can see there’s 2 mount holes under Rider’s boots, but only 1 tack on the base. Not sure the reason, but never fear, as Rider can stand still as she just plain standing still =__=”
Eventhough she just standing plain straight, isnt she just lovely :3 Sorry for the not-so-nice scenery. Was trying to switch to other spot in my garden.
Up close, sweet Rider is sweet. Her pupils is kind of square LOL. Even my Swimsuit Rider has square pupils. Its following the TM reference i guess.
Her outfit seem to blend nicely with free flowing feel, also her 2 long hair strands.
The clothes and head frills sculpts kind of detailed, with minor defects here and there. No obvious seamlines seen except on her hair.
Simple boots, but yet still detailed with no paint defect.
MEGANEKO MODE!!! This is how she look like when putting on her glasses.
Im not really sure whats the material used for the frame, but most likely a thin wire. Of course its just a frame without the glass optics.
And now her panties mode. I believe its kind of a trend for figures to at least have castoffable skirts/aprons. And GSC never fails to deliver this :3
For the panties department, nothing much to HOO-HAA about. Paintjob over here kind of decent, not perfect. Outlines, dull looking paints to name a few.
For those who like/want to display Rider in castoff panties mode, should consider this before getting her.
As for me, panties/castoff-ability was never a deciding factor to get a figure.
And this is how they look like when the trio bases are joint together. Everyone seems to be facing other ways for some reason =__=”
Figure info –
Company : Good Smile Company
Character : Rider Maid Ver. , Fate/Hollow Ataraxia
Scale : 1/8
Sculptor : Masami Usiro
Release Date : April 08
Date purchased : April 08
Availability : Play-Asia, HobbySearch
*In case you guys still wondering why the post titled ‘GSC Maid Trio pt1’, thats because i will also do a review on my Rin and Saber too 🙂