MaakieMaakie Mecha Musume Love!

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I'm on vacation from the 13th 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)

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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^/

Announced soon-to-give events and appearances
Cosplay: Buy, alter or make it yourself? at Fan Base Projects 2015
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)
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 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 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!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1978201/lyserg.gif
Me getting interviewd, giving a lecture and a workshop. More here: (ext link)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1978201/wes.gif
Trainer Wes from Pokémon Colosseum! More here: (ext link)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1978201/nagi1.jpg
Nagi from My Otome/Mai HiME Z! More here: (ext link)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1978201/elizabeth2.jpg
My biggest project so far, Elizabeth! More here: (ext link) and here: (ext link)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1978201/elizabeth1.JPG

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1978201/chi-chi.jpg
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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018 hours agoVioFitzVioFitz
Maakie (1 month ago) #3008626Hello!
Yeah it was a long "fight" but Greece uses the Euro nowadays and many European countries are against it. :P
Ah well, it's not in all of the Netherlands that bad, it's just the Domino's. Which is why we nowadays only order pizza from their biggest competitor, New York Pizza. xD The good part when you buy from one franchise only is that you get a lot of discounts and extra's for being a loyal costumer. :)
Yeah we alway pre-pay online and barely give tips. I feel a bit sad for the delivery people, but there are just so much bad stories and I feel like by paying online (including tip) also some attention goes to the cooks etc., so we prefer that over giving cash money to the delivery person.
Ah yes, that is exactly the reason why I can't say goodbye to my Pokémon and Hamtaro figures, I bought those from the money from the first job I had when I was a teenager. Unfortunately a lot of them are damaged now, because I didn't keep the packages back then. :(
When I first found out about anime, I watched almost all of my anime on Youtube. When Youtube was pretty new, they weren't that harshly looking into licensed material and a lot of anime were uploaded there in 3 parts an episode. xD
The more accesories a figure comes with, the higher the price! For example all the Kan Colle Nendoroids and figma's are really expensive because they come with huge cannons and other ship parts!
Yeah Chihaya looks skinnier to me than the others! :O But I can also all be because of the angle and lighting!
Oooh, nice box design and nice new reviews, Vio! :D Seems like you have been a lot more active online than me! xD Pretty lame how a renewal version has no details underneath his feet! And that chibi figure I never saw before and is pretty nice!


Hello!

Sorry for the very late again, I recently travelled overseas working & visits many places. So, I haven't got time to reply.

Blame for my laziness for googling but, why does many European countries against it?

Oh, okay... Hmm... I hope they'll improve their services then. New York Pizza, never try that one since they don't have branch in Indonesia but, we got NYC Pizza. I don't know if it's the same company or not but, I don't want to try it since they're more expensive than Domino & Pizza Hut.

I see... Our people also likes stealing & most notable is corruptions on the government here. That habit actually became our traditions currently....

Ah, I get that alot, Maakie-san. I experienced like that too, for once I thought box is a mere trash after I open it but, they're actually a perfect way to store the figure's quality & box also worth for the money if we want to sell our figures.

Seeming your watch with youtube, I guess you're watching around in 2005 or more, right? Y... Yeah, youtube these days concerns alot about licensed material, some company can sued the video uploads. However, that's not really matter to me but, the one I hate most is the advertisement part.

Hmm... Not for the Se.Kirara figmas & several Power Rangers SHF here... They got tons of accessories but, they only worth for less than 30 bucks (26 euro I suppose...) now. But, that because of the accessories are mostly small parts compare to that kan colle.

I see... To compare with Hibiki, yes... Chihaya looks skinnier but, Chihaya's midriff aren't actually skinnier compare to the other figmas, Inori is alot slimmer imo.

Thank you as always, Maakie-san! Hahaha, I'm online but I haven't got much time to posts here. My next Chibi review would be this item #306058.

Fio
020 hours agotheyasminshowtheyasminshow Militant Missionary
Maakie (6 days ago) #3114769Yeah I'm not that sure if I see it as an improvement that the bar slides along with me. I also get distracted by the ever-wagging lemur tail of my own icon whenever I browse other stuff. :P But I guess it's good for the shops buying advertisements, because those move along with the bar too now. It will be an A about the subject C. :) I can officially use it from the 3rd or 4th of july and on. But you will see it yourself by that time. ;) It will be pretty similar to the one I have now, but more logo-like. ;)
Oh man I screamed so much when that happened. If it was normal water I would have just said "oh well, let the books dry out", but because it was toilet water I went nope nope nope.
I luckily never had a problem of flooding toilets, but 2 appartments ago I had the problem that with heavy rain my sink would overflow! It was especially horrible because I lived in a studio, so one of the first things that would get wet after my kitchen sink would overflow was my bed. I had to throw 3 matrasses out there in 2 years because they would get moldy. Q.Q
Same here! Most of the stuff I like I can't buy here. :( We do have a few anime shops, but the closest-by one for me is already 1,5 hours drive. And then it's a small one with not much in stock. And on top of that they also can't order everything as they only have deals with a few figure manufacturers. :/
Which one is locally the closest to you? Considering I recently visited NY, so maybe I went into that one? :)
That would be perfect! But tbh if I had their job and also got their pay I also wouldn't care much. :P I heard from a few MFC friends from the USA their postmen get paid pretty nicely, any clue if that is also the case for the ones in your area?
The thing we Dutch people joke the most about when it comes to the US is how it advertises itself as having a lot of freedom, but compared to other countries, just taking the Netherlands for example, a lot of things are more allowed or tolerated here than in the US. xD And well, vote for that guy! Even if he doesn't win, as long as he sees that he gets support and votes, he will get motivated, right?

The sliding bar is not bad at all for small sidebars but while browsing the faq, that long sidebar slides all the way down and doesn't slide back up. If you forget to click back or "Top" you end up a little stuck! lol

Eugh, moldy mattresses. My mattress is super old and should really be replaced for the sake of my back. But uh. I keep finding other things to spend money on. Also, I hate having to lug mattresses around. So bulky!

The first time I went to an anime store in NY, it was this store located all the way in Queens, but I happened to be in Queens with a friend and said I really wanted to see the place for myself. Since they have a long-standing online storefront with a big variety of products, I expected a nice sized store. When we walked in, it was a single small room with a table of people in the middle.

"Oh hey! Are you here for the Yuugioh tournament?"
"No..."

~awkward~

So I see figures on the back wall and walk over, and start to admire a Disgaea Etna figure when one of the staff stands next to me and watches me. Which is when I instantly got annoyed because
- If you're worried about theft, get an actual security system instead of being a creep
- It's a small room full of people. Everyone can see everything going on anyway!

The aforementioned shop is Anime Castle. The comic shop is the famous Midtown Comics!

From what I can tell, PO staff get paid pretty well with benefits, but it's similar to people who work for subway/bus transit: workers get paid well and yet the business as a whole is always in dire need of more money.

I'll vote for him, yeah. I wish America would understand how intolerant it is. I love reading those lists of "Things I as a foreigner noticed about America." The #1 most common one is "the food portions are huge!" LOL
01 day agogemelligemelli
Maakie (3 days ago) #3124511Leuk om te horen! ^^ Had niet verwacht dat je zo enthousiast zou zijn, haha!

Haha geen probleem. Ik vind je kostuum echt heel goed gelukt! :) Ik ben zelf vorig jaar gestopt met cosplayen, maar ik vind het wel leuk om te zien waar anderen mee bezig zijn.
03 days ago (3 days ago)EccmyEccmy
Maakie (3 days ago) #3124539Are you spying on me? Joking! Just recently I added a cup and saucer, lol! But yeah that entry I kept together of course. ;)
Is there any way to look through all the alerts that have been made against you? Because this is an example from a long time ago, so otherwise I'm not going to find it. xD

Nah, just a concidence, too busy currently for spying even if I wanted to. :p

Yes, there is a possibility. Go to the main Alert page, at its top (just above the total number of alerts, as I write the number is 471 alerts) you've got two scrollable bars. Select "My alerted contributions" in the first scrollable bar, and "Solved" in the second one, and you'll have a list of all your alerted contributions that have been solved! -_^
04 days agoZero1Zero1
Maakie (6 days ago) #3114774No problem! Did you have a nice day? :)


yes I had, thanks for asking ^^

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