MaakieMaakie Mecha Musume Love!

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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!

Announced soon-to-give events
Cosplay: Buy, alter or make it yourself? at We Love Japan 2016 + Formula Cosplay 2016
Coslay Competition Judge at We Love Japan 2016 + Formula Cosplay 2016
Figure Collecing Lecture at Tsunacon 2016
Bootleg/Fake Is Sad Lecture at Tsunacon 2016
Cosplay lecture at Formula Cosplay 2016
Manga lecture at Stripdagen 2016
Cosplay Photo Corner Photographer at Stripdagen 2016

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!): We Love Japan 2016 (in the dealerroom) + Tsunacon 2016 (in the activity room!) + Formula Cosplay 2016 (in the dealerroom) + Stripdagen 2016 Sunday only! (in the dealerroom)

Given events
Figure Collecing Lecture at 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 Nishicon 2015
Garage Kit Lecture at Nishicon 2015, Abunai! 2015, Nishicon 2014, Abunai! 2014, Animecon 2014 and Abunai! 2013
Cosplay: Buy, alter or make it yourself? at 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
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 Cosplay lecture at Manga Day 2015 Event Dutch Comic Book Museum 13th of september
Manga and Anime lecture at Moshi Moshi Event 2014
Cosplay lecture at MGCExperience 2015, 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


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)

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 (but I'm bad at that, even though I want it)

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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^/ 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 #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) and 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!

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Me giving a lecture! More here: (ext link)

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Me getting interviewd, giving a lecture and a workshop. 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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A recent costume, Chi-Chi from Dragon Ball! More here: (ext link)

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My most recent costume, Ink from Moetan! I have to practice looking cute more. Q.Q More here: (ext link)

Thanks for reading and feel free to leave a comment!

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01 day ago (1 day ago)StalkingStalking Loli hunter
Maakie (1 day ago) #6470213What a coincidence! My husband is also a programmer and has been thinking about moving to another country a lot. He also gets quite some job offers, but that's mainly locally or in Europe and he has set his mind on living in the US one day. :) Who knows!
Ah, I was hoping/expecting that, but very curious so I asked! :) I think you made the right decision and I hope your family can keep up with the shop! I think having an anime store in Japan is a killer with how big the market already is, so you really need to offer something super special to stand out there.
Is your Japanese good?? Because that's the main thing scaring me, even for going to Japan for just a vacation. o.o


If you two have the opportunity to move to another country, I think you should totally go for it :-)
Worst case scenario you just come back, right?? Just plan your moves (specially money-wise) carefully, and you should be fine!
Rather than regret GOING, you'd regret NOT going, right?

My Japanese is pretty decent, I can manage conversations without much trouble (unless you use very specific words. Being a quick learner is on my side!)
Reading is a lot harder than talking for me though ):

My husband needs to study the most, since he only knows what he learned by himself, so there's a lot of gaps here and there.. We'll manage though!
02 days agoxxnickiyxxxxnickiyxx
Jup maar de laatste tijd steeds minder, want mensheid enzo. Animate US had cosplay grab bags maar die shipt natuurlijk weer niet naar Nederland. Maar ik heb gelukkig nog iemand kunnen vinden die ons heeft willen helpen. Dus nu hopen dat we iets leuks krijgen. Acos is een cosplay merk uit Japan wat gelicensde cosplays maakt, maar daardoor ook best prijzig. Maar blijkbaar gaat de US storefront bijna dicht ofzo? dus ze wilde blijkbaar van hun zooi af

Maakie (5 days ago) #6372862Ah, ik had het idee dat je eerst best wel actief was hier en op MFC. xD
Acos? Ben niet bekend met die grab bags en Google geeft me geen resultaten. :P Is dit een cosplay of fashion winkel?
03 days agoBlackfire89Blackfire89
Maakie (3 days ago) #6419965Which one did you go to? :) Because I'm thinking about visiting more German ones in the future, but also for me...they're far and expensive (even though I live quite close to the German border, there are no big German cities nearby for me). :(

uuhhmm.. it was MMC Berlin, i also did help out there, and give lessons, therefore i did not need to pay entry fee,... I know the Guy who organizes this Convention, but yeah, its alot painful Memorys too so mhhh..^^
03 days agoStalkingStalking Loli hunter
Maakie (3 days ago) #6419994Talking to you at my picture reminded me of something I wanted to ask you! :O You told me earlier about moving to Japan, but you have a (pretty good selling?) anime shop where you live now, right? What are your plans in Japan? Continue your shop? I'm curious, because I think having an new type of anime shop in Japan can be a really hard market, because there is so much there!

I'm actually gonna be (mainly) a home-stay wife, and maybe work part-time. My husband is doing interviews for some global companies in Japan (he is a programmer, so there's plenty of job offerings), and as soon as he gets the VISA we'll be settled!

I won't be continuing with the shop, but my family will (in a more simple manner, since they cannot do everything I'm doing.. They aren't really that knowledgeable when it comes to anime goodies :P ). I may send the occasional exclusives and stuff so that they can sell new and popular stuff.

I'm not planning on opening a new shop there in Japan, there's too much competition.. I'd love to, but I wanna have time to be with my husband and enjoy daily life (I tend to get TOO into work, so I wanna have a fresh start there).

That's about it! I'd love to work part-time in an anime shop though, I love doing it :P
04 days agotheyasminshowtheyasminshow Iroiro Iroppoi
Maakie (11 days ago) #6232548I thought that nowadays it was way more rare to have a program like that. Personally I think it looks a bit weird if you're just a normal user on a site somewhere and have these banners/advertisers for a store that's not yours or from a friend. ^^'' Yeah, the few times I bought from J-List I payed more than elsewhere and ended up disappointed. So no buying there for me anymore. :P Now I just have to hope they don't translate any games I really really want, so that I don't have to buy from them again. >.<
The last time a store disappointed me I also uploaded some pictures here: picture #1426743 and I actually regret not photographing any earlier orders from them, because I had a lot worse packaged figures and heavily damaged boxes from them before!
I remember having some cream-like sandwich when I was in Florida and it was more supple in structure (at lack of a better word xD) than pudding. And oooh~ which kind of treats were you looking at? :)
No, I didn't hear from Ippudo, I'm checking the website right now and wow, it looks so...expensive, cuisine, luxurious...! XD Sounds really good, would have loved to try it out if I were there! My dream is to eat ramen in Japan! ;) And I'm curious to their version of curry! Especially that I heard that they have fast-food curry chains over there?!
On sandwiches...huh? Is that good? xD The weirdest thing I saw on a sandwich is stores over here selling ice cream sandwiches like this:
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Haha, her father is a super-duper-reporter for the stars and rich people! xD I btw had to laugh already when you mentioned PGSM. I watched parts of that before and I think those older live action shows are so funny! Brings back good memories of watching Power Rangers as a kid myself. :)
Actually I know quite some anime where teenage kids live by themself in a small appartment and it makes me wonder too! I have no clue if there is something special in Japan if you're young and without parents? Here I think you're not even allowed to live alone if you're under 18!
I have no clue if the generic red/white/(brown) anime house is something that is indeed builded at a lot of places in Japan? Or is this just some sort of re-used anime stock thing??? Those houses look pretty nice always, but I feel like it's just some sort of fantasy as most people will probably live in appartments when it comes to the big cities where these series take place...

Affiliate programs used to be a big deal, now not so much because generally they offer "cash or credit" and if you get the credit you get more than if you choose the cash. If you really want to get cash you could get Google Adsense which supposedly can net you a decent amount if you get decent traffic. As for credit affiliates, I think people go for Amazon since even with credit that's a really broad pool of things to spend it on. I know with Amazon it doesn't have to be a banner, ex. if you do a review of this book you can make an affiliate link to that book so people can buy it and you can get paid too. Unfortunately J-Piss is affiliated with my beloved Nitroplus so its possible I might have to buy directly or indirectly from them in the future.

>_<
That reminds me, I have some pictures to upload of a package I got where one corner was completely crushed inward... but the contents unscathed. This arrived after a string of blogs about shops zealously overpacking the items. :P

One of the treats was potato chips mixed with freeze-dried edamame O_o was a best-selling item but last I checked it was sold out. Then there were things like little heart shaped chocolates and other tasty looking non-specific things... I want to try but freaking EMS! At least give me AIR T_T

That ice cream sandwich is an abomination...

Initially I didn't have any plans to watch PGSM, and I stuck to that for some number of years... then I found out about the "Princess Sailormoon" character and then I was like "Okay, now I need to watch this." At first I thought it was extremely campy but it ended up being a favorite. It appeals to my enjoyment of Sailor Moon, and morbid things. Plus Azama Mew makes an adorable Makoto/Jupiter :D

yeah, that's the weird thing. Take Mamoru, his parents died when he was young. In the manga he was living on his own in a small but fairly posh-looking apartment. In PGSM he got taken in by a rich benefactor... they all so fortunate or what!!!!

Those houses may or may not be stock since often enough I see photosets of locations in Japan where anime scenes are based off of. Sometimes it goes from popular to obscure and specific. I know there's a particular park where the Sailor girls hang out, and I think I saw a photo of that. So that house might be a made up model, generic model... maybe that's really their house!

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