MaakieMaakie Mecha Musume Love!

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Currently I'm re-organising my collection, which means I'm putting a lot of items up for sale! Please check out (mfc link) which will get a lot of updates!

My goal for collecting is to focus more on a few main points, the following are planned (in no particular order):

- Mecha Musume --> Humikane Shimada older works --> Strike Witches --> Kantai Collection
- Baccano!
- Chrno Crusade
- Nurse Witch Komugi
- Moetan and POP works/designs in general
- Hideyoshi Kinoshita (and maybe traps in general)
- Military girls / Girls in uniform
(- Kodomo no Jikan and cute loli's in general)
(- More from Native)

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Hello and welcome to my profile! See the video below for an (old) collection tour!



I'm a collector for all sorts of figures, but only have my Japanese listed here! I also collect movie- and gamefigures :)

I give lectures, Q&A's and workshops at conventions, so if you're Dutch, there's a big chance you could see/hear me on a local convention. \^o^/ Unfortunately I can't tell the places I'm going to give lectures untill they are announced officially by the convention themselves, but I'm already giving 10+ lectures in 2014, so no chance to miss me, haha!

Announced soon-to-give lectures
Figure Collecing Lecture at Abunai! 2014
Garage Kit Lecture at Abunai! 2014

Given lectures
Figure Collecing Lecture at Animecon 2014, Tsunacon 2014, Nishicon 2013, Abunai! 2013, Animecon 2013, YaYcon 2013, Tsunacon 2013 and Nishicon 2012
Garage Kit Lecture at Animecon 2014 and Abunai! 2013
Cosplay Planning Lecture at Animecon 2014, Tomocon 2014, Tsunacon 2014 and Nishicon 2013
Dakimakura (Hugging Pillow) Panel/Lecture at YaYcon 2014
Cosplay Make-Up Workshop at Tomocon 2014
Manga lecture at Stripdagen 2014 and Stripdagen 2013
Manga and Anime lecture at Moshi Moshi Event 2014
Cosplay lecture at Moshi Moshi Event 2014, ACE 2014, Stripdagen 2014, MGCExperience 2013 and Stripdagen 2013
Cosplay Make-Up Lecture at Nishicon 2013
Papercraft Workshop at MGCExperience 2013, Animecon 2013, Stripdagen 2013, Dorofest 2013 and Nishicon 2012
Anime lecture at Stripdagen 2013
Game Design Q&A at Dorofest 2013 and Nishicon 2012
A possible future in Game Design at Stanislascollege 2012

I'm also staff in the eventmanagement for YaYcon and Abunai! So if you have any tips about those conventions or have a nice idea for an event, let me know!

My goals on this site:
1. Write a review about all figures I own that aren't reviewed yet on this site!
2. Paint GK's and make WIP/tutorial-articles of it!
3. Get better in photographing figures and make a lot of pictures!
4. Like most people here: Try to get as much figures from my wishlist.
5. Make lots of new friends! \^o^/

I like to write reviews and articles about figures, so be sure to check my blog on here: (mfc link)

I'm a MOD for club #840, club #829 and club #965 So if you have any pictures or figures with wings, flowers or samurai that aren't linked, let me know! ^^

I'm also trying to sell quite some stuff (like games, anime-dvd's, manga, magazines and other merchandise). Take a look! (ext link) It's in Dutch, but you can look at the pictures and see the prices! xP I also ship internationally! If you only want to see the figures I'm selling right now, you can look here: (mfc link)

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I also recently started with selling above keychains, but I now don't have time for it anymore! >.< So I'm selling all my building sets + finished ones, you can take a look here (and let me know if you are interested in them!): (ext link)

My blog:

GK Making of:
- Making of Kirisame Marisa item #25814

Figure Reviews working on:
- 5shikisen: item #9874
- Futuba Anzu: item #140904
- Yami Malik: item #119377
- Melty de Granite: item #113211
- Nida Schuetlich: item #157
- Fate Testarossa: item #42209
- Malik Ishtar: item #166660
- Calne Ca (Nurse Cos ver.): item #162402

Figure reviews planned:
- Airi: item #25108
- Sorami Kanata: item #28888
- Suminoya Kureha: item #28890
- Kawai Ameri: item #13798
- Gertrud Barkhorn: item #109652
- Card Captor Sakura Music Box (not in the database yet)
- Yamakawa Michiko: item #85718
- Shinden: item #7238
- Princess Stella: item #144408 (if she doesn't get an review from someone else before that)
- Kinoshita Hideyoshi Petanko: item #78843
- Item review of the big size Baka to Test cards
- Lynette Bishop: item #99565
- Miyafuji Yoshika: item #91201
- Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen: item #98903

Articles:
- My Elizabeth Mecha Musume Project.

All my figure reviews and figure-related articles will be posted on this site: (mfc link) and all my cosplay-related articles here: (ext link)

Oh and if you like cosplay, be sure to check my costumes here: (ext link)

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Me getting interviewd, giving a lecture and a workshop. More here: (ext link)

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One of my recent costumes, Trainer Wes from Pokémon Colosseum! More here: (ext link)

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My most recent costume, Elizabeth! More here: (ext link) and here: (ext link)

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Thanks for reading!

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018 hours agoYorunoYoruno
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01 day agovictorvipervictorviper
Maakie (1 day ago) #2309872Hey Victor!
I have a quick question for you! I know you already answered it in some blogs, but now I can't find it anymore. D: Could you link me to the photography set-up set (background + lights) you bought (from Amazon if I remember correctly)?
~ Maakie


The setup I use is strictly homemade. For the lightbox, I use a SKUBB box from IKEA (a larger version of (ext link)). The sides of the SKUBB are made from fabric and are thin enough that they work fine as a diffuser. It's pretty much identical to something like (ext link), except I got two of them for about $8 :).

For lighting, I just use 4 or 5 clip-on adjustable desk lamps (like you could buy at any big-box store for $10 each) depending on how much ambient light is available, and I made some simple diffusers by cutting pieces of cardboard and covering them with tissue paper. Essentially, I just cut the flaps off an AmiAmi box, cut a large rectangle out of the center of each one, covered the whole thing with tissue paper, and then made a little base for each of them so I can stand them wherever I want.

For backdrops, I just use posterboard, bought at the local craft store and cut to size.

If you need any more help on making your setup, just let me know!
05 days agoVioFitzVioFitz
Maakie (12 days ago) #2294760Hello Vio!
A vacation must be nice! ^w^ Did you go somewhere special? I also want a vacation, but it's probably not possible for me until october, but I'm looking forward to it!
Let me know what you think of the Tim Burton one! Quite a lot of people disliked it, because of the "rushed" story, but personally I love the costumes and the acting is quite good! :O
Yeah, NECA mainly makes movie- and gamecharacters and as far as I know only from US movies and games. So no Japanese licenses. It would be nice if they picked up some Japanese licenses though! That way we could get better quality figures than PAK is producing now for an lower price! From my NECA figures I'm the most happy with my Bioshock ones. Their detailing is amazing! Here you can see them: picture #1005431
It's going pretty good here! The moving went well and I'm busy with unpacking stuff. Slowly it's looking more and more like a home here! :) And how's it going with you? (You're probably relaxed from your holiday? :) )
Hrmmm, but you can also visit those events just for "window shopping"? :) I personally barely buy anything at conventions, but always try to find the time to look at all the stands!
Oh man! That's bad! D: Did you get in problem at college too? Or wasn't it a school assignment?
Ah~ It's been a while since you reviewed a figma! Nice review again, Vio! Her emberassed face is quite cute, hehe. It reminds me of Mikuru, which you were probably referring to?
I made a really small start on my review of item #54033 But that review is on hold until I'm more at ease here in my new home and have some more free time! ;)
I'm happy for you with the Solid Snake figma! ^^ it was to be expected after the Nendoroid, but it's great that it's now really there! For me there were also a few figma announcements that I am going to get: item #236208 and item #236205
Hrmm, I hope that Vegetto figure wil come! That reminds me that I still haven't watched the new Dragon Ball movie, I should do that soon!
Looks like you bike collection is getting bigger and bigger!
Cosplay-wise I only have some more progress pictures from my newest costume: (ext link) I will debut it at a con at the end of this month and hope to get a few nice pictures!


Hello!

Unfortunately, I didn't go anywhere but, maybe just walk around the mall. Mostly, we're having a guests here so, we wouldn't be able to leave the house.

I see, actually long time ago I used to watch the trailer & yeah... Costumes are good but, at that time I have no interest to watch it. I've just downloaded one here, will watch next week because this weekend I'll watch the new TMNT movie here.

I see... I'd have wished they will create Syphon Filter characters, because these series are also part of my childhood favorite games... Does NECA has alot of problem from the QC like PAK figures?

So glad to hear that! Yeah, I relaxed at my home but, when first 2-3 days return to work I only sleep for 3 hours per day due to my work....

Well, that's the problem... One accidental sight on one of my wishlist I'll be damned for wanting to buy them, usually I need to think 1 or 2 hours to buy or not but, I usually end up buying them.

Lol, that's a college assignment, not school...

Thank you so much! However, this weekend I'd probably be reviewing another figuarts since item #195790, item #196151, & item #196152 are already in my hands. Haha, you got that right... It does remind me as well with Mikuru's frightened face but, Chihaya looked more calm since she's not frightened as Mikuru. The singing expressions also reminds me on figma Inori's singing faceplate but, to be frank I like Inori's mouth better than Chihaya because the sculpt details looks better. She looks nice, I'm waiting for the review here.

For sure, my next Figma preorder would be Solid Snake, currently there's no other Figma preorder on me. Chihaya was my current last Figma preorder. Wow, they even plan to create Yu-Gi-Oh characters?! Awesome!!

I actually not hoping to be come so soon here on that Vegetto... Atleast I want them (since it's Goku & Vegeta's fusion) next year besides, judging from the sculpt work. From what I looked they're a complete body swap of S.H.Figuarts Goku but, with new head sculpt & paint works.

Hahaha, currently I got 4 bikes 2 more are on the preorder.

Is that... Jack Skellington's masks?
05 days agoadorablerocketadorablerocket
Maakie (6 days ago) #2303526Thanks for the friend request! ^^
Lots of Mecha Musume and general cuties in your collection, I approve! ^w^


Thanks! I like your collection as well and am always a fan of Mecha Musume and Militaria of all kinds Moé or not!
06 days agoKillaxKillax
Maakie (8 days ago) #2300313Gefeliciteerd!!!
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Dankjewel moppie :D

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