MaakieMaakie Mecha Musume Love!


I'm on vacation from the 17th of july until 5th/6th of august. During that time I can't be on much here and won't or reply slower to wall posts and PM's!

My Collection

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

My goal for collecting is to focus more on a few main points, the following are planned:

- Mecha Musume: Humikane Shimada older works --> Sky Girls --> Strike Witches --> Kantai Collection
- Baccano!
- Chrno Crusade
- Moetan and POP works/designs in general
- Nurse Witch Komugi
- Yu-Gi-Oh! (Original series and Duel Monsters)
- Everything from Futaba Anzu!
- Hideyoshi Kinoshita (and maybe traps in general)
- Myuutsu/Mewtwo items
- Military moe / Girls in uniform (such as more from So Ra No Wo To, Girls und Panzer etc.)
- Hello Kitty to Issho and cute loli's in general!
- Expansion of my horror shelf (horror anime/games related items)
(- Kodomo no Jikan)
(- More from Rokusho - Medarot/Medabots)
(- More from Native)

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^/

Announced soon-to-give events and appearances
Appearance (no lectures/events) at Chibi Pa Sampler in FL, USA
Appearance (no lectures/events) at Tampa Bay Comic Con, FL, USA
Manga & Cosplay lecture at Manga Summer 2015 Event Dutch Comic Book Museum(date TBA, will probably be in august 2015)
Garage Kit Lecture at Abunai! 2015
Figure Collecing Lecture at Abunai! 2015 and MGCExperience 2015
Cosplay lecture at MGCExperience 2015

Given events
Figure Collecing Lecture at Animecon 2015, Tsunacon 2015, Nishicon 2014, Abunai! 2014, Animecon 2014, Tsunacon 2014, Nishicon 2013, Abunai! 2013, Animecon 2013, YaYcon 2013, Tsunacon 2013 and Nishicon 2012
Garage Kit Lecture at Nishicon 2014, Abunai! 2014, Animecon 2014 and Abunai! 2013
Cosplay: Buy, alter or make it yourself? at Fan Base Projects 2015, Animecon 2015, Almere Cosplay Event 2015, Tomocon 2015
Cosplay Planning Lecture at Tsunacon 2015, Animecon 2014, Tomocon 2014, Tsunacon 2014 and Nishicon 2013
Coslay Competition Judge at Stripmanifestatie 2015
Dakimakura (Hugging Pillow) Panel/Lecture at YaYcon 2014
Cosplay Make-Up Workshop at Tomocon 2014
Cosplay Photo Corner Photographer at Stripmanifestatie 2015
Manga lecture at Stripdagen 2015, Stripdagen 2014 and Stripdagen 2013
Manga and Anime lecture at Moshi Moshi Event 2014
Cosplay lecture at Almere Cosplay Event 2015, Stripdagen 2015, MGCExperience 2014, Moshi Moshi Event 2014, ACE 2014, Stripdagen 2014, MGCExperience 2013 and Stripdagen 2013
Cosplay Make-Up Lecture at Nishicon 2013
Papercraft Workshop at MGCExperience 2014, MGCExperience 2013, Animecon 2013, Stripdagen 2013, Dorofest 2013 and Nishicon 2012
Anime lecture at Stripdagen 2013
Dating Sim/Visual Novel Panel at YaYcon 2015
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! So if you have any tips about that convention-programme, would like to give an event yourself 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 #1065, club #840, club #829 and club #965 So if you have any pictures or database items from Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, 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)

My blog, things I'm working on:
- Multiple loot-posts
- Multiple food reviews
- My new lighting set-up for reviews (which will be tested out)!

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) Below you can find a few of my recent costumes!
Me getting interviewd, giving a lecture and a workshop. More here: (ext link)
Trainer Wes from Pokémon Colosseum! More here: (ext link)
Nagi from My Otome/Mai HiME Z! More here: (ext link)
My biggest project so far, Elizabeth! More here: (ext link) and here: (ext link)
My most recent costume, Chi-Chi from Dragon Ball! More here: (ext link)

Thanks for reading and feel free to leave a comment!

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02 days agotheyasminshowtheyasminshow Vigilant Visionary
Maakie (2 days ago) #3234749Yeah, that's the reason why I have them! And after a few years you can easily throw them out and get new ones again! :)
Oh yeah it's the same here if you order furniture, especially from IKEA. They have their own delivery service and it's incredibly expensive to get anything delivered! So it's better to pick it up yourself and even cheaper to rent a van to pick up something big. :P
For me Barcade was quite off-route too, but one morning I went to Williamsburg to check out the interesting stores they have. I barely bought anything because it was so expensive, but it was interesting and artsy over there, that for sure.
Hrmmm, interesting. I went to Chinatown in New York, but before I went I researched a lot and only found out about Barcade. So I guess it doesn't exist anymore or maybe it's not popular or good?
Ah, I see. In the Netherlands you don't need any experience or education unless you really want to work on the mechanics or trains itself. Ticket desks we barely have anymore, because almost everything is with machines and pre-paid cards (which is really horrible for tourists).
Well I'm currently in Florida right now and I haven't been to a Walmart yet, but oh yeah...I've seen the Walmart people already...and also these stereotypes I saw in movies and read about online...they are real oh man.
And the desk fan made me laugh so hard!!! Because I went to the theme parks in Orlando for 3 days and the people do that too over there! A few even had these fans that can spray water that they tied on them!
I'm pretty scared, because in a few days I will visit a...real Walmart! So if I encounter these people already in the wild, how will it be when I go to the main place where it happens???
And yes, I'm driving the car every day for so long! Even simple things as getting some groceries or going to a's almost impossible to do that by foot or bike. I also barely see buses around. Only in the main streets they go, but our apartment is in a normal suburb so we would still have to walk for an eternity to get to a bus stop.
Yeah I now that one! And also I once saw this video of a woman in a morized scooter with her friend in a normal wheelchair holding on to her scooter to pull them both. I saw the biggest amount of people in a scooter myself when I was in Orlando, they even had special scooter-rentals at the entrance of the theme parks...

Last time I went to Williamsburg was for a Mother's day brunch with the family. The tables filled up before we got to be seated so the host said he'd call us when a table is free. It was hot so we went to sit in the car. Came back 45 minutes later on a whim, to see he had filled the same tables and never called us. I hate Williamsburg and the hipsters in it... lol

It's gotta be one or the other. Chinatown's definitely an interesting place but as I see it, NY doesn't have a really good arcade, or else everyone would know about it. It's an untapped market.

The MTA has been cutting back on station booth operators since every station now has electronic kiosks, but those malfunction often enough... Plus, the in-station bulletins ask that everyone not throw trash into the tracks because it causes track fires and delays. But, they also opted to remove a lot of trash cans from the stations. Most people are not patient enough to carry trash unless it can fit in a pocket... plus the subway system has a rodent problem... -_-

LOL This is horrible... tying a fan on your neck... I dunno, where I come from if it's hot you carry a bottle of ice water to drink and a small wet towel to clean your face if you're outdoors for a long time. These people are addicted to air conditioning or something.

The same blogger also wrote a number of entries about the Walmart Poot Phantom... some person who walks by, farts, and leaves you with the aftermath. If you go to Walmart please be careful... and take pictures LOL

I've seen that video of the women driving in the scooters. What's sad is some people are in that physical condition because their bodies have given up so to speak, and others have just given up on themselves. I don't see a lot of motor scooters in NY. When I went to England though, I saw wheelchair ramps and disabled people everywhere. I saw a line of 4 guys and each one only had one leg! I asked my then-boyfriend "What do you do over here? Play tag with lawnmowers??"
02 days agoKuugaKuuga
Hi Maakie.

how are you ?

about my figma Solid Snake...well...I was receive it but I dont have enough time to make the review.
05 days agoYupaYupa
Maakie (5 days ago) #3207774En ik ben vreselijk laat, maar gefeliciteerd! :D
Haha, alsnog bedankt.
011 days agogemelligemelli
Maakie (16 days ago) #3168822Vaak zijn "simpele" of casual kostuums even duur als iets uitgebreiders kopen/maken. :I Bij mijn laatste heb ik ook voornamelijk kleding kunnen hergebruiken, maar de schoenen die ik nodig had, had ik niet al in huis en waren vreselijk duur. D:
Het enige wat er bij mij onder lijdt is dat ik teveel hobby's heb en zou willen dat ik meer tijd ook kon stoppen in andere dingen (zeker omdat ik recentelijk dus weer aan een compo heb meegedaan was ik heel veel tijd aan cosplay kwijt de laatste maanden). Onder andere mijn blog hier is behoorlijk dood, terwijl ik genoeg ideeën heb om een blog over te schrijven. :P
Mja ik merk met cosplayers om mij heen dat ze of ook heel erg kritisch zijn of dat ze eigenlijk te gemakkelijk er over doen. Er lijkt geen inbetween te zijn. xD Wat voor mij heel erg hielp is dat ik actiever werd met progress pictures tonen en ik daardoor meer zowel positieve als negatieve reacties kreeg, wat mij weer helpt verbeteren of juist een beter gevoel geeft over wat ik gemaakt heb. ;)
Ik zal je eerlijk zeggen dat ik nooit FF9 heb gespeeld, ik vind de outfit gewoon mooi. :x Bij Final Fantasy algemeen ben ik veel meer fan van allerlei spin-offs met Crystal Chronicles en Tactics als mijn favorieten. Ik heb wel sinds kort een PS3 dus ik wil 13 gaan spelen!
Mja het is goed en slecht, want ik wil zelf natuurlijk ook blije klanten, maar bij iemand met te veel eisen ben ik gewoon veel meer tijd kwijt dan ik wil en kosten voor bereken...maar het is ook zo lullig om te zeggen "drop maar een plaatje en dan moet je maar blij zijn met wat ik maak". xD
Ja ik hou het bij kleine props en pruiken! Ik weet nog niet zeker hoe erg ik er mee wil adverteren (of helemaal niets adverteer), want anders ben ik "bang" dat ik teveel mensen krijg die iets willen en dan kan ik het qua tijd niet meer aan. Als mensen ook uit zichzelf naar mij toekomen lijken ze ook meer geïnteresseerd in mijn werk? Zo voelt het in ieder geval. xD Maarja, dan krijg ik dus niet denderend veel comissions (tot nu toe gemiddeld 1-2 per jaar).

Daar kun je je inderdaad echt op verkijken. De schooluniformpjes die ik heb gecosplayed waren uiteindelijk niet zo heel cheap, en ik had geluk als ik wat spullen kon hergebruiken.

Kan me inderdaad voorstellen dat je dat zou willen. Aan de andere kant kan dat ook even een fase zijn; denk dat het redelijk normaal staat dat sommige hobby's tijdelijk op een wat lager pitje staan? Een mens heeft natuurlijk maar zoveel uur aan vrije tijd.

Feedback kan inderdaad heel motiverend werken, zeker als het constructief is. :) Dat is bij veel dingen zo en cosplay is zeker geen uitzondering. xD

Haha dank je. xD FF9 is een van mijn favo video games ooit, maar als je een PS3 gaat halen kun je de meeste FF's wel via de PSN store vinden. :) Ik was zelf overigens niet zo'n fan van ff13, maar alsnog veel plezier ermee. :P

Het voelt bij klanten inderdaad ook dubbel. Aan de ene kant wil je ze tevreden houden en natuurlijk betalen ze er ook voor, maar aan de andere kant is het bij sommige mensen eigenlijk nooit goed. Wat je wel kunt doen als je bang bent voor de hoeveelheid, dat je maar een x aantal commissions per keer aanneemt; vol is vol. Op die manier loop je bij met adverteren geen risico dat je straks heel veel commissions hebt. Anderzijds kan het ook uiteindelijk groeien zonder dat je adverteert, zeker als mensen doorkrijgen dat je dat doet?
012 days agotheyasminshowtheyasminshow Vigilant Visionary
Maakie (15 days ago) #3170877Ah no, I can't change the banner at the top, I'm not a VIB. If I do ever become one, I will make the banner at the top my own too, thanks for the tip! xD And thank you for liking it! I'm very pleased with it too! And no no no no, I can only draw stickmen and random scribbly lines on paper, I can't draw anything like this! xD The artist of my banner you can find in my FAQ. :) I think she said she used Photoshop to make it.
Hrmmmm, looks like the boxsprings at your place are a bit different from the ones here! I buy a new roll-able mattress for on top of my boxspring every 3-4 years or so. And ah, I used to have a fold-out bed too when I lived in a studio to save space by not having to buy a seperate couch. It was quite uncomfortable, though. :P
When I was in NY I tried to visit the barcade (ext link) which is a combination of a bar with multiple retro arcade machines. Unfortunately the only time I was closeby to it, it was in the early afternoon and they weren't going to open for another 4 hours, so I couldn't visit it. I don't know if this is the arcade you meant that was relocated?
Currently in the Netherlands it's really hard to find an arcade, I know of only one active right now and that one got overpriced as &(#* in the last few years. Last time I went there (2 years ago) it was 2 euro a person per game. So if you wanted to play a simple 2-player game for a few minutes you were already out 4 euros (about $5). Another arcade I used to visit in my teens went bankrupt about 4 years ago and is nowadays only a bowling alley.
Woah, there is a waitlist? I didn't expect it to be that popular! But it sounds good. If it was possible in my country and had a good pay I would give myself up too (my current job is very vague with how long I can stay, so I'm not very sure about the future and keeping an eye out on other jobs). Unfortunately around here these types of jobs are minimum wage with almost no benefits and lots of irregular hours. Just curious, do they expect a high education or certain diploma's in the US for a job like that?
From what I hear is people giving the stereotypes of the "People of Walmart". Big cars, use an electrical scooter instead of walking around, quite some extra weight on them, 'murica pride etc. xD I'm leaving this friday, so I will know soon if it's really that bad. :P

Comfy rolling mattresses would be genius not just for storage, but for the sheer ability to swap mattresses without the struggle of lugging a giant heavy rectangle around. Maybe it exists and I'm just looking the wrong places, but stores with beds usually never advertise such a thing. Can't making a killing on delivery fees with something compact I guess. :p

I've never been to Barcade. It's in my city buuuuut it's in Williamsburg. So to get there I have to take a train into Manhattan and then back into Brooklyn. There's no convenient direct route for me and I can't drive, lol. The arcade that shut down was Chinatown Fair, which reopened as a... (ext link) under new management, and the old management came up with (ext link) No idea what became of either...

Yep, a long, long waitlist, but it pays off. The education part depends, I think. If you want a job as a driver/conductor or doing construction/heavy-duty maintenance, they want experience and/or for you to pass an exam (for the exam you can buy a book on the exam subject and study it). For simpler jobs like working the station booth, I'm not sure what they require, but even that gets full time, good wages and benefits.

OHHHHH Walmart people. Okay, those do exist but you can find them anywhere where there is a Walmart, not just Florida (no Walmart in NY, so happy about that). One of my favorite bloggers is from California. He stopped writing some years back, but he wrote a few entries about Walmart misadventures. The best one... he was on the checkout line and there was a very wide woman in front of him. He got confused because her hair was blowing in the wind... indoors. They weren't near a door, and there weren't any windows. So how is her hair moving like that? He walked around her (she was really wide) and saw...

...she took a battery-operated mini desk fan and tied it around her neck.

As for cars and scooters, Floridians always tell me you NEED a car to live in Florida because nothing is nearby and public transport doesn't cut it. And lazy people in motor scooters, you can find those all over the US. There's at least one clip of someone trying to ride one up and escalator and tumbling down. It reaches the point where you can't feel sorry for people... lol

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