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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 re-organisation also means I'm spending a lot of time offline, so I can sometimes be a bit slow in replying. When it's about sales/trades, I'll try to respond asap! I also have a job which is more than fulltime hours and includes a lot of travel, so I can respond on "weird" hours.

Announced soon-to-give events
TBA event(s) at YaYcon 2017
Big cosplay projects: How to start? at Formula Cosplay 2017
Cosplay Make-Up Lecture at Formula Cosplay 2017
Cosplay: Buy, alter or make it yourself? at Animecon 2017
Figure Collecing Lecture at Animecon 2017
18+ Anime Merchandise Panel at Animecon 2017

Next place where I will have a stand to sell my second hand items, anime merchandise, grab bags etc. and you can ask me questions (about cosplay, figures, Fake Is Sad, everything!): YaYcon 2017, Formula Cosplay 2017, Animecon 2017 and more to be announced!

Given events
Figure Collecing Lecture at MGCExperience 2016, Nishicon 2016, Abunai! 2016, Animecon 2016, Tsunacon 2016, MGCExperience 2015, Abunai! 2015, 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
Bootleg/Fake Is Sad Lecture at Abunai! 2016, Tsunacon 2016 and Nishicon 2015
Garage Kit Lecture at Abunai! 2016, Nishicon 2015, Abunai! 2015, Nishicon 2014, Abunai! 2014, Animecon 2014 and Abunai! 2013
Cosplay: Buy, alter or make it yourself? at TomoFair Amsterdam 2017, Nishicon 2016, Animecon 2016, Yashincon 2016, Formula Cosplay 2016, We Love Japan 2016, Nishicon 2015, 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
Cosplay Competition Judge at Formula Cosplay 2016, We Love Japan 2016, Stripmanifestatie 2015
Cosplay lecture at TomoFair Amsterdam 2017, MGCExperience 2016, Formula Cosplay 2016, MGCExperience 2015, Almere Cosplay Event 2015, Stripdagen 2015, MGCExperience 2014, Moshi Moshi Event 2014, ACE 2014, Stripdagen 2014, MGCExperience 2013 and Stripdagen 2013
Dakimakura (Hugging Pillow) Panel/Lecture at Nishicon 2016 and YaYcon 2014
Cosplay Make-Up Lecture at Yashincon 2016
Cosplay Make-Up Workshop at Tomocon 2014
Cosplay Photo Corner Photographer at Stripmanifestatie 2015
Manga lecture at Stripdagen 2016, Stripdagen 2015, Stripdagen 2014 and Stripdagen 2013
Manga and Cosplay lecture at Manga Day 2015 Event Dutch Comic Book Museum 13th of september
Manga and Anime lecture at Moshi Moshi Event 2014
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


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 (mainly Fubuki and Abyssal Girls)
- Baccano!
- Chrno Crusade
- Horror collection (horror anime/games related items: mainly Calne Ca, Kotobukiya Bishoujo, Silent Hill and Resident Evil)
- Moetan and POP works/designs in general
- Yu-Gi-Oh! (Original series and Duel Monsters)
- Nurse Witch Komugi
- 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!
- Make itabags for the series/franchises where I collect way too much small items from!

Things I still need to do for my profile:
- List all the games I own (didn't even start yet)
- List all the artbooks I own (work in progress)
- Try to make it look better/personalize

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 (Western) gamefigures :) Next to that I have quite an extensive video game collection and collect a bit of art books, comic books and manga.

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^/ I also sometimes go to international cons and have been cosplay competition judge a few times.

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!

I'm a member of Fake Is Sad, if you would like to read more information about their work, see: (mfc link)

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 #1015 , club #1065, club #840, club #829 and club #965 So if you have any pictures or database items from Baccano!, 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) and here (mfc link)

My blog, things I'm working on:
- Multiple grab box blogs
- Lilith cosplay walktrough
- Review of item #264881
- Review of item #271940
- Review of item #271939
- Multiple food reviews
- Review of item #22125
- Review of item #112
- Review of item #90164
- Review of item #28954
- Review of item #28953
- Review of item #5039
- Review of item #13798
- Review of item #462168
- Multiple loot posts

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!

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Me giving a lecture in my Nagi Cosplay! More here: [ext link ]

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Me giving a lecture in my Ink Cosplay! More here: [ext link ]

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Me giving a lecture in my Mathilda Cosplay! More here: [ext link ]

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Trainer Wes from Pokémon Colosseum! More here: [ext link ]

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My biggest project so far, Elizabeth! More here: [ext link ] and here: [ext link ]

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Chi-Chi from Dragon Ball! More here: [ext link ]

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Lilith from Vampire/Darkstalkers! More here: [ext link ]

Thanks for reading and feel free to leave a comment!

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01 day agoMoroMoro
Maakie (2 days ago) #18581036Long time no talk, how you doin'? :D
Just wanted to drop some quick pics of how far along my Calne is still loads to do, but I'm excited! and also ask you a question!
First the question: from my friend that is making the Voltron doujinshi: What is your OTP in Voltron? :)
And here a small image dump:
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Heyyyyyy I'm ok mostly, asthma is really frustrating especially in the spring but I'll be seeing a specialist about it in about a month and a half which should help a lot!

Those WIPS look excellent. Every time I see an update on your Calne Ca I get excited all over again, hehe. The bug on her head is actually a silverfish! It'll look really nice when you've finished it!
Oh, let's see... I really like anything with Pidge, she's by far my favorite character and there's hardly any content with her. Shiro x Pidge and Lance x Pidge are both cute :3c
04 days agoMaronnMaronn
Maakie (13 days ago) #18265755Oh geez, I would probably go to another company if that happened to me. You would expect they realize that you have to leave at a certain date and time? I've had movings where in the morning the stuff would get packed in and during the afternoon they landlord would come where I had to give back the key. :/
It's nice to hear your new place is so great! :D I'm also really happy with the place I live in now! We are still planning some reconstructions, though. ;P
Ah, I don't know how long ago it was that we talked, lol. Pretty long I think. I got a new job in may/june 2016. The coworkers and the company are a lot of fun, but it pays pretty badly and I have a lot of travel time unfortunately. So I have a lot of mixed feelings about this job. Still, it's a lot better than the previous job I had, lol. I will keep on (low-key) searching for my dream job! A few times a year an job opening pops up for a paid job in my volunteer work. I hope to do it paid one day!
Ah, nice that you still read my blogs! :D I have been very inactive in the last few years, I hope I can step it up again in 2017! I made quite some posts in january actually, but this month is so busy so far. X_X
Oh! I hope you don't have any backlog with your studies in a way where it will take you more time to complete it?
Congratulations! :D I hope you have a beautiful day and of course a good future together!
And don't feel ashamed about that! It's the same for me. My husband and I decided to get married because it was easier for the paperwork as we were buying a house. No regrets though! Both of the marrying and the house. :)

Oh yes we actually tried...But all the other companies could not come fast enough as we moved over 2 countries so we were kind of stuck with them.^^" At least they came to the next date promised but oh my did we had to be stubborn...At first they wanted to come a week later but after me calling them that this in no way acceptable and after my boyfriend als calling them again they magically could make it sooner. We also got some money back but in no way did that compensate all the stress and sleepless nights we had because of this. But yeah...it's done now and our new apartment is great so we just try forget that horror story. :'D
But yeah I also thought that moving companies especially should be very strict about arriving on time as time normally is limited if one moves out.
Oh wow, that really is a very short time period! Do you not need to paint the walls as part of the contract at your place? Here it is obligatory pretty much everywhere. :')
Ohhh sounds fantastic! :D Where do you live now? ^^
Haha yeah indeed...I think it had been over half a year or more :'D (Which was my fault, I'm sorry^^") but good to hear that your new job is at least more fun than the last one. It's a shame that it pays so poorly though.
Oh I really hope you will get one of these job positions one day!
Yeah of course I do! :3 They are very interesting to read after all and there are not many bloggers reviewing older figures as well.
Understandable, real life stuff comes first. ;)
Well....I do not know if I will have a backlog but if I work hard this semester I could maybe re-do my tests besides the new tests. It will be hard but not impossible to do. But yeah, it's my own fault for not finding any motivation so there's no other choice. Also I actually do not mind that much, last year was just too much for me and I really needed the break to be able to function again, so it's alright. :)
University actually started just today again. :D
Thank you very much, I hope so too! But as we only celebrate a little bit (I even go to University on the morning haha) it will probably be a wonderful, pretty unstressfull day. :D Also we got a super amazing Zelda cake topper, so it can't go bad! XD
Ohh wow congratulations! How long have you two been married now? :3 And yeah I also do not think there is anything shameful in it as we marry to stay together without any hassle. :D (Since he is from Germany and we moved back to Switzerland and it's never easy to be able to live together unless you have a stable income all the time). So I do not think I will ever regret that step but yeah, it's just that a lot of people were a bit surprised that we handled that matter in such an unromantic way. XD (With no proposal....and no engagement ring or any other wedding tradition. XD Some of my friends also told me that it really came out of the blue for them :D) But glad to hear that you handled it similarly with your husband. :3 Also congratulations for finally getting your house!! I hope you now have more space to get a huge collection! XD
05 days agotheyasminshowtheyasminshow Cashmere Cannonball
Maakie (22 days ago) #18055229Hello!
Well, talking with you about this also sparked a discussion with my husband at 'what if'. xD Actually the best amount of money we could win is something like 250k, as that could make us pay off our house right away and give us a lot of spending money for an luxury vacation in Japan. So if we would win more than 250K, we would probably lie and tell people we only got enough money to pay off the house + spend on a vacation. ;P Well, now you know our devious plan in case we end up winning a lottery (which I don't think will happen). xD
And yeah it's the same for the reason you are telling. We already have some family members that think of us as 'rich' (no, we just manage our money well, buy a lot of things second hand etc.), so we really don't want those people to know we got a bunch of money. And also the scare of people that you haven't talked to in 5 years or something, wanting money from you! D:
Even with movies in my own language I prefer subtitles, as not always everything can be heard well. Also watching an English movie with English subs practices my own English! :)
Ah yeah, understandable. Actually the same was in college for me. We started with 25 people, ended with 10 at the first test or something? But I have to shamefully admit I also dropped out after the test (barely passing it), as the language was too hard for me. :'(
Oh~ That's pretty nice that you learned Italian! But indeed, you really have to keep on practicing a language, just like when you pick up an instrument: You forget it in a few months if you stop and after a few years it's like you never learned it before...
Reminds me of my art history classes in college. We had a teacher that could talk about an piece of art for an eternity. Talked about how every brush stroke from the artist had a specific meaning to it etc. Well to be honest, I can't imagine a painter going through that much thought while creating a modern painting that's only 3 different color splotches of paint on a white canvas, lol.
Haha, it's not pretty, but the taste is SO GOOD... <3 This is the original one: View spoilerHide spoiler
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And here is our remake (with slightly more chocolate lol):
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Our 'remake' tasted a lot better, but was worse in looks. xD

We actually plan on re-marrying when we are 5 years married (and 10 years together in total) and then want to commission an actual artist to make an amazing multi-layered cake for us!
I have also bid a few times on Mandarake's normal auction. Their normal webshop is so much easier to browse, that I end up forgetting about the acutions a lot, woops! The few times I bid I tried to get production sketches and other one-of-a-kind things.
Haha yeah that is exactly what I mean with disliking a game interrupting my real life so much. xD How long is the playtime of the game? Because maybe it's something interesting to download/play if I have my vacation~ I just don't want to be interrupted with a game when I have way too much to do for my actual work and volunteer work. :P

I typed a full response to this and lost it and got discouraged as hell!!!!!

I also have a plan if I win the lotto but it'll only work if I keep it secret. But yeah, it's to combat the influx of open hands that will come my way. I just wish more lottos were anonymous. I've heard of people getting family members abducted and ransomed after they win the lotto.
Though I wonder - if they were like "Pffft I hate them anyway, keep them!" would the abducter kill them or turn them loose? LOL

I think there's a difference between "too hard for me" and "not as easy as I expected." There are some subjects I can't wrap my head around at all but some people just look for easy grades from whatever looks interesting and get upset when they learn "Oh, it takes effort to master this." I especially don't get why people think this about a language that has it's own writing system to memorize on top of all else...

I don't remember any of the instruments I studied ^-^ (recorder, clarinet, guitar)

This is why so many people don't respect modern art... If you have a renaissance oil painting where even the tiny tiny people in the background are detailed... even if people don't like those paintings, they don't disrespect them.

woooooow. I like the candy edging! Reminds me of cookie cakes that my mom used to buy, basically a gigantic somewhat dense cookie with frosting piped on it. I loved the cookie but the frosting was too sweet and sugary IMO.

While looking through urban mines I've seen stuff that was stained and dirty. It makes me wonder why they don't seriously sort through that stuff and throw the nasty things out.

Oh then I don't recommend it. lol
You'll have to participate at least a few times a day, and to clear one character's route and get a good/normal ending is 11 days (there are multiple bad endings along the way if you make too many negative choices or skip playing for days).
But it was soooooo much fun... I cleared the game already, but I'm replaying for bad endings and then I've got the Christmas DLC to clear. lol
05 days agoBearcatBearcat
View spoilerHide spoilerMaakie (5 days ago) #18486701Wow! :D For me it depends on how busy I am how fast I can reply! Most of the times it's a few days or so~
I craved and ordered an extra box for boys, now I have 4 and we are just as bad. All of them unreg SAL and I paid for them not so long ago, so the shipping will take a long time. I was so nicely up to speed with blogging in january, but february has been so busy with work, errrghh! I hope I can soon get to blogging again! I still have some older boxes not reviewed yet. I did photograph them, but also didn't identify the items yet either. xD
Very fancy dinosaurs, lol. But them being from Re-Ment should help as you can put that in the title and description from the item so it gets you some hits on eBay. xD
Even worse, the franchise of peach guy (Kobito Zukan if I remember correclty) is actually a popular series with kids with people referring to them as cute. How and why.
Ah, so for me to be clear, you're born mainly in Italy, then moved to Germany, then France and recenly you moved to the UK? That is very impressive, so much different cultures! :D
Italian dubbed yaoi, oh wow. xD I did not expect them to show such things on television. xD And I completely forgot about Germany, there is lots of anime on TV there! Okay, so let me correct: Italy, Germany and France are the holy trinity of anime in Europe, haha!
Over here we had something interesting too in the 80's/90's as there was a Dutch/German collaboration with Japanese animation. Maybe you have also seen it when in Germany. It was called 'Alfred Jodocus Kwak' and was shown soooooo much here on TV. It's about a lot of harsh subjects, even though it's visually just cute little ducks, lol.
Next to AJK, we also had the original 80's Dragon Ball series here sporadically shown on TV (heavily censored, though). Early 90's we had a bit of random episodes from Sailor Moon and Card Captor Sakura here. But the small anime boom didn't really start until halfway the 90's with Pokémon. Classics like the one you are telling me about we never had on TV. :P
Yeah I really want to visit a Japanese convention like Comiket, 95%+ of the artist there are like full-professional quality! As for the USA, I went to one small and one big con in Florida myself and the quality overall of them is defenitely higher than a lot of stuff I see over here. As for the Netherlands: I feel and see the Dutch artist scène definitely improving! My wallet shows that, as I have been buying a lot more random things from artist alleys here. xD I am also impressed with artist alleys in Germany by the way! I don't visit a lot of German cons, though. I live pretty close to the German country border, but the mid-sized cons are still 5+ hours driving in the car for me.
Aww, so cute! <3 I love stories of long-distance relationships working out in the end! My best friend actually also has her boyfriend living in the UK, so there is a high chance she will move in with him within a few years. And the best friend of my sister is also now living in the UK with her UK husband. Are all the good guys in the UK or what? xD
Heh same, if everything is combined as one big bunch and the huge amount of shipping 'evens out' over all the small items I bought, it's not that bad anymore. xD
With me, I normally quickly sell a few items from an AA box and after that it can take a long time to get the rest of the stuff out. Which is why I also gift and combine items a lot. ;)
Yeah, most of my buyers for older stuff are either really into niche things (so we have a lot to talk about) or they are new collectors that are happy to get stuff for so cheap. Everybody happy in the end! :D And yeah, I hope selling in february will get better for me. :)
Ah, I'm curently working on a detolf set up as I recently got a new space. Hopefully that is also possible for you soon!
And yeah~ Benten his release price was way too expensive!!! May I ask for how much you got him?
My first grails that come to mind are: item #42085 and item #42084 . Way out of my budget and I've never even seen them for sale!!!
I also have some smaller items that are ultra rare. I was actually planning on writing a blog someday about one of them that I can never own. Long story short: It breaks the weapon-laws in my country, so I'm not allowed to own it, lol. It's a replica gun from one of my favorite anime characters.
Walls of text yessssss


Bring it ooon!

Muahahaha!!! Wonderful :D I'm super excited to compare what we get *__* I got all unreg SAL too to cut down on costs XD hopefully they'll all be here in a couple of weeks. I'm not even hoping for anything specific, just nice surprises would be well...nice XD as long as it's not complete trash I'll be happy. Work's been busy for me too, so I most of the time have zero energy to take pictures and write >_< but I'll try for these ones. I got 2 odler ones, but some stuff is already sold so now it's too late to make a post XD

Yeah, I hope the Re-ment will attract people. I've seen them sell on ebay (thank god for that Sold filter, it's so great to have to check prices and stuff) so hopefully I can get rid of them for a fiver each or something.

And peachguy is from a kids show?! That is so creepy XD on so many levels *shudders*

Ah...so just to clarify, I was not born in Italy XD I've nothing to do with Italy lol I was born in Belarus, so I'm Russian technically :) (well I'm French now, passport wise but yeah XD blood wise speaking) the rest is correct. The culture thing is pretty cool, but the one downside is that you loose your nation identity. Like I'm not sure what/who I feel like/identify with most of the time, it's kinda weird to explain...tho I have discovered that I feel most comfortable living in an English speaking society. Going back to France feels freaking weird all the time XD

Ok, I had to google Alfred Jodocus Kwak. And it totally looks familiar!!! I don;t remember any of it but the characters...I've definitely watched it before.
And aww man, it sucks you guys didn;t get the classics! Being neighbouring countries and all :( so many old japanese anime were awesome to grow up with.
I think Pokemon and Dragonball both started in germany in like 1998 or something, so pretty late. I know france had DBZ in the 90' already.
It's weird how licensing works XD
One of the most random things I've noticed for oldies was the difference between France and Germany name wise. Germany would 99% of the time keep the Japanese character names. Not all but most. So you'd have Bunny instead of Usagi, but everyone else kept their names like Minako and Makoto.
While France......France changed everything omfg. They gave everyone the most ridiculous old fashioned french names XD let me give you some examples because this is glorious (while re-reading all of them I couldn't stop laughing at the ridiculousness). (I'ma put it in spoiler so as to not take up space XD)
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From Sailor Moon:
Ami -> Molly, Makoto -> Marcy, Minako -> Mathilda, Michiru -> Mylene (they really liked old grandma names starting with M it seems), Haruka -> Frederique (at least it kept the gender ambiguity), Mamoru -> Bourdu (I don't even know...wtf is that name)
From Ranma:
Akane -> Adeline, Shampoo -> Bambou (...I don't know...), Ryoga -> Roland (like omg it's like a cast of 80yr olds), and the most beautiful Tatewaki Kuno -> Julian...Storm (because sometimes they also gave them English last names...for reasons...unknown to simple mortals)
And more recently (in like 2002-3) With CardCaptor Sakura (because this renaming practice didn;t die in the 90')
Toya -> Thomas, Yukito -> Matthieu, Shaolan and Meiling -> Lionel and Stephanie (so very chinese...)
This all for no apparent reason!!!! o_O


Moving on...

Ooh I've been to Comiket once :) I think it was a HaruComi in hmm 2006? It was like a whole other wooooorld. The art quality is beyond expectation. I really wanna go back once XD But I don't have the energy of youth anymore lol to stay in the crazy lines for hours *sighs*
Oooh so neat you got to go to an american one!! I'd like to go to other conventions like dutch or german ones...hmm. Maybe one day I can go. But it's expensive and I'm currently saving up for another trip to Japan before my health gets crappier.

And hahaha thanks! I do laugh in peoples faces when they say it's a myth, cause it does work if you try XD
And so weird! But it's pretty funny as I have seen and met many girls who found their husbands/boyfriends in the UK for some reason lol just like all of my Spanish work colelagues have moved to Poland because of their wives XD it's like some countries just attract one gender lol

Hmm same for me tbh, some items insta sell, some others I've been putting up for months before a kind sould adopted them XD (I swear to god if I get more Prince of tennis badges I'll cry)

Detolfs...are a far away dream right now. My flat is pretty small (the "perks" of living in London! Pay the price of your kidney for a flat the size of your kidney :D ugh I'd love to move away but my career is in London for now and while I work from home 99% of the time they refuse to let me do that and move away officially *sigh* maybe one day) so akll I have space for are bookshelves. I'd have to get rid of them if I was to set up detolfs...for now it works out :)

Oh, sure. For Benten I paid 18k + 3k seamail shipping from Solaris. I thought it was a good price, compared to other offers I've seen.

Oooh those dragons! Yeah, it's one of those things I've never seen for sale either o_o some figures are impossible to find. One grail like that for me is item #22885 I think she's my actual real grail, in the sense that I'll probably never find her in my price range. I've seen her go once on Y!A for 80k or something crazy like that...adding to this that I don;t have paint skills good enough for a garage kit, so I'd love to find her painted XD I'd even go for the pre-painted recast at this point if I could get my hands on it. Never gonna happen.

For small items that are rare, I guess the closest one I have is this set of gachas from 1996: (mfc link) I've gotten them as a gift from my mum when I was a kid, it around 1997 and kept it ever since. It's nice to have old treasures :)
08 days agoBearcatBearcat
View spoilerHide spoilerMaakie (8 days ago) #18398514Hello! :)
No problem! Talking with me mostly results in long walls of text, so I am sorry about that. xD
Well that means I broke down less...I got 3 of them ohgodwhy. I'm looking forward to receiving them, though! Ahh, well luckily you always get way more stuff than you paid for! That's also what keeps the addiction up for me. >.<
I can't exactly remember what they looked like. Were they individually packed and from a good manufacturer? If 'yes' on both, maybe they can be worth a bit by selling it on eBay?
That reviewed grab box was of the 2nd round AmiAmi ever did grab boxes. So both the grab boxes and blogging about them on here was quite new. I remember the 1st round mainly having t-shirts and big random items, like mugs and tumblers. It was pretty interesting to look back on that blog, because back then I actually thought that box was a nice deal. If you compare it to nowadays grab boxes... :P
Funny thing with peach guy is that the person I sold him to was actually a really big fan of the franchise he's from. xD
Ah, yeah. In France there are a lot of anime shown on TV! I think from European countries France and Italy are the most 'rich' in tv anime. Over here we mostly got the merchandise-explosive series like Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh!. To make sure toy stores could sell enough stuff. ^^''
Hrmm, not sure if I asked before, but was the artist scène (and thus the artist alleys) a lot better at cons in France?
If I may be so rude, may I ask why you moved to the UK? Did you or a family member or a partner got a job in the UK and you decided to move countries? Just interested~ :)
Hehe, this is why, when I order, I buy a lot and combine it to huge shipments. xD I especially can't help myself if it's a bunch of cheap stuff like old doujinshi or straps, bookmarks, small merchandise from favorite niche series. All these 200-1000 yen purchases pile up and I think 'wow-ow". xD
Congrats on the selling! I actually had quite a good january with selling items from my collection. Mainly sold a lot of trading figures, but I managed to get rid of a bunch of (very old :P) scaled figures too! So far in februari...haven't sold anything yet this month, blegh! Hopefully better times come soon~ I also don't want to buy too much until I clear a lot of the stuff I want to get rid of first.
I don't own Benten myself, but my god, that figure is so pretty~! He must take up at least 1/4 of a regular detolf shelf I think. Enjoy him~!

Ahaha, no worries! I like to read ;) and to write haha! I was so excited to see your comm I jumped on it right away XD
And omg, your comment was the most marvellous thing I read all week XD I'm so glad you're there and I'm not the only crazypants to fall for those boxes every single time lol. Which ones did ya get?? And yeah, that is the reason for me too, you just know even if it's random stuff it is worth more than what we pay.
For the dinosaurs, yeah they're all individually packed in nice window boxes and all (they were like this one, [ext link ] look at his beautiful bones, so classy). I'll push em on ebay when I have some time to take pics.
And omg I can't believe there are fans of Peachguy...there really is a place for everything in this world!
Ah yeah, TV wise France was quite decent, I moved there in 2000 and there were still maaaaany oldies on TV in the mornings, all those Fist of the North Star, Saint Seiya and other stuff from 80-90'. I discovered a lot of random shows like that. Italy had some great choices as well, I just remember we had one italian channel that would have all the yaoi OAVs at night, like the old Ai no Kusabi XD;; discovered some fabulous stuff like that as well lol (all dubbed in italian ofc, so who knows what those things were about back then, I was just happy to see anime).
But I gotta say, I grew up in Germany, in the 90', and thaaat was a glorious time for anime omg!!! Way before all the Pokemon and YuGiOh and Dragonballs XD a time where you had Aishite Knight and Ganbare Kickers! and Hikari no Densetsu and and and Lady Oscar! And Lady Georgie!!! And Attack N. 1 XD I miss those times. Attack N.1 made me discover Anime when I was like 8 years old or so, it was the most beautiful thing XD Then came Sailor Moon and Ranma and stuff like that. Aaaaah nostalgia! *feels old*
Artist scene in France, hmmm I used to be in the con circuit with some friends to actually have a stand in the artist alley, and the choice of other artists was usually decent, tho I've mostly been to smaller cons, never the Paris ones (as I'm from the very south). I think Asia and US have the best choices in the artist alleys tbh when I see those loot blogs with all those amazing posters *drools*
And noo you're not being rude, I don't mind at all :D I moved here a little over 5 years ago due to having met my man 7 years ago in an MMO game XD we did 2 years long distance France/UK and then I moved to London and found a job and stuff. Now living here in this warm (no), bright (noooope), lovely (kinda) country :D
Ah yeah I do the same for proxies...I hoard and then ship by boat...cheap as hell ona per item basis so I don't feel so guilty to buy so much XD
Thanks :D I was pleased! The AA boxes stuff has also been selling slowly, so that's always a bonus. I think I'm doing it now not so much for the money but just bc it makes me feel good XD
And good luck with your current sales! February is not over yet ;) it's always nice to find buyers for older stuff.
Yeah...Benten is still in his box *sighs* I'm still working on finding him a space on my shelves...I don't have detolfs, I use bookcases so they're not as deep :( all my guys and gals are super cramped in there but I couldn't pass up Benten when he popped up, the price was too good T__T never expected to own him (he was always out of my price range and kind of a grail) so yeah he was a total impulse buy. But he ended up being sealed with first PO bonus (even tho the site said pre-owned and opened) so I honestly can't complain as he was some kind of lucky charm. I hope I can set him up soon.
Do you have any grails??
see I can totally write super long stuff tooo

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