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) which 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)
- Hideyoshi Kinoshita (and maybe traps in general)
- Myuutsu/Mewtwo items
- Military girls / Girls in uniform (such as more from So Ra No Wo To)
- 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 lectures
Cosplay lecture at Stripdagen 2015
Manga lecture at Stripdagen 2015
Cosplay: Buy, alter or make it yourself? at Tomocon 2015

Given lectures
Figure Collecing Lecture at 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 Planning Lecture at Tsunacon 2015, 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 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
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!

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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)

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

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Announcement!

I have been accepted to the European Cosplay Gathering/Euro Cosplay/Yamato Cup Prelims in the Netherlands! Which means that with one of my upcoming costumes, Chi-Chi from Dragon Ball (progress can be found here: (ext link) , I will enter a competition! This competition will be held on the 14th of june 2015 and will get a livestream to be followed worldwide!

Thanks for reading!

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023 hours ago (23 hours ago)xXBunnyShmexiXxxXBunnyShmexiXx
Maakie (22 days ago) #2661242Is in orde, zeg gerust hoi als je er zit! Altijd leuk om mensen nog een keer te zien! :)
Echt een figure badderen of met zeep behandelen zou ik alleen doen als ze echt heel vies zijn! Bijvoorbeeld ook plakkerig. Voor enkel wat stof is een kwastje genoeg. :)
Nou, ik denk dat nooit echt iemand helemaal pro kan zijn? Haha! Er zijn zoveel aspecten van de hobby dat je niet altijd van alles af kan weten. Ik leer ook nog steeds veel nieuws! :)


nice, zo een figure badje zou met figs zeker wel goed doen. ^^
ik zoek meestal via internet dingen op over figures cleanen etc, maar ben dat nog nooit eerder tegen gekomen. B.t.w ik heb je lecture van tevoren genoteerd via de schema op de site, maar toen ik bij tsuna was zag ik het nergens meer op de schema kaart. was vervangen door iets over kpop ofso. klopt dat? of was de schema kaart verkeerd geprint?? :p
01 day agoMoroMoro
Maakie (2 days ago) #2733769Heyyyyy~
Because of all the confusement and mails and PM's and everything, I thought: Let's just start over, lol!
So how's it going for you? Still planning any cosplay or cons and going okay with work/studies?
To give a short summary of my past few months: I'm still at my municipality job while jobhunting for the next (this department will cease to exist in june, so I need something else! >.<). I'm trying to get a job at my county.
Hobby-wise, well you've seen my Elizabeth blog and probably know I'm working on Chi-Chi! ;D I also started on a "secret" (for now) cosplayproject with a friend! With figures I try not too pre-order, but as you can see with my ordered-list, I failed there, lol!

hahaha probably a good idea.
No cosplay or con plans right now. Normally I'd be planning for Anime Expo in July as usual, but... I've had a death in the family and some stuff for that is happening in July so I might have to miss it.
Good luck on your job hunt! I'm still at the same job, it's been annoying lately because the system keeps breaking and I know why it breaks, but not how to fix it, so I'm reliant on others to figure out how.
-glances at own preorders- aha, ahaha... well, my list is longer than yours if that makes you feel any better |D
02 days agotheyasminshowtheyasminshow rides again
Maakie (5 days ago) #2721629I had teachers that didn't care much for attendence and didn't register students at the beginning of the class. The more time passed, the less students showed up to their lessons. :P So if you wanted to be taken seriously as a teacher, you could better show your "power". :P I remember one teacher that passed the attendence paper around in class! So you could just ask a fellow-student to put a mark at your name. Or like I did: one class later I put the mark at my own name from the day before when I missed class, haha! (I was sick though, but didn't want that to influence my grade.)
So a study kit made you get all the learning materials, but no actual teaching? Sound like an interesting thing to try out different subjects, though! I wished I had something like that when I took management classes, as my teacher confused me a lot more than the stuff that was written in the book, haha! It's really nice, those extra activities, my school didn't offer anything like that! Well, okay we had a drama club, singing club and a chess club, but both those clubs cost you extra money, so yeah...me (and my parents) rather spend that in private sports and me playing bass guitar back then. At my school there were a lot of problems with teachers and students getting in trouble with each other, but that was more like cursing, pulling/pushing, yelling, threatening etc. Also really bad, but no big violence things. I think the worst that happened what I can remember was sometone setting fire to a trash can, so we all had to evacuate because the fire got way too big! About public transport, don't even get me started lol. Now that I have a car, I don't miss public transport at all! Recently I managed to get this cheap coupon for the train which I used to visit a friend by train instead of car and...I regretted it badly. Turned out there was some big soccer competition the same day View spoilerHide spoilerwell, that explains why the ticket was so cheap!, so the train was full of hooligans screaming, yelling, throwing beer and wrecking the benches. X_X
Oh, that story is really nice! :O I also think it helps how he caters for other shops! Shipping freshly baked items sounds like a really hard thing to do, but looks like he managed! Any clue what his website or Etsy is? I'm curious now!
Ah, well I personally don't drink that much juice, but I can say my boyfriend is addicted to orange juice, lol! When we met he was drinking about a pack a day or more, which I personally throught was also bad for his teeth. Nowadays he drinks a lot more water and coffee. About that last part I can't be sure if that's an improvement, haha!
You're making me so hungry for ice cream right now with wath you linked me, hahah! Especially that scoop-stack thing seems great! I'm so bad at scooping ice cream! The dot maker is also really really nice! They sell those dots around here, but only during summer, so whenever I see them for sale, I buy a lot to store, haha! And that soft serve ice cream maker for your home...if I would have that, I would ruin the body I sported and dieted so hard for, for sure! xD
Oh, man I completely forgot about the Atkins diet! Those books were also translated and sold in huge numbers here! The good thing is indeed what you said last, making gluten-free more popular, probably also makes more (and cheaper) products avaialble for the people that really need them!
Haha, well comissioning is always an option, both with friends and family. xD But, did you try to sew in the past and you weren't good at it? Or they refuse to help and learn? :O
With me it's the other side around, nobody in my family really sews (my sister had a phase in her teens where she tried, though). So when I picked up the cosplay hobby I had to learn myself and asked a lot to fellow cosplayers. Most of the cosplayers that knew what they were talking about had (grand)parents helping them with their costumes, or instructing them. Which makes it all so much easier than having to find out everything for yourself... X_X
Oh, so it's really sour? Hrmm, I actually thought it would be more sweet! I hope I can try it one day, but it seems very hard to come by here. I don't even see them in snacks at conventions here!
Well to me the McDonalds was 100% the same when it was about food quality and the menu, so nothing special there. The Burger King was about the same, but had a way bigger menu. Some other chain restaurants I walked in (that were exclusive to the US) really disappointed me. For example I walked in a Wendy's, but the floor was all sticky and the tables looked disgusting, so I walked right out again. Applebee's was also really disappointing and had a confusing menu (it also didn't help that the guy that served us couldn't even explain it, it looked like he got paranoid at the idea of helping tourists). I'm thinking right now about any other big restaurants I went too, but I mainly kept it to food places that were small. :) Oh wait, almost forgot, Dunkin Donuts was nice with the breakfast menu! Hehe. I think I didn't mind the weird soda's and juices while being in the US for a holiday, but one thing I can imagine that I would miss a lot if I ever were to move there are the variety and quality of bread and cheese. I guess I'm also really spoiled as a Dutch person with them! And in the US I remember I had to look very hard to find bread that was not white bread. :/
Ah, well if you get a discount for a re-usable cup, that makes sense! Although I think it doesn't save a lot of money in the end if you have to wash everything at home. Here we have re-usable cups like this: (ext link) and those keep your drink hot, so they all make more sense to me. xD All those young people making pictures of their drinks and uploading it online, made me remember this video:
xD
I don't think I ever even saw merchandise from the series? I guess it will remain in the shadows of Lucky Star!

The study kits were pretty cool. Some subjects are easier when taught and some things I can do well on my own. In this case though, I needed to keep up with my credits but my school schedule wasn't forgiving. :p I remember one of the gym class options was actually bowling. Twice a week the class would go on a school bus to a bowling alley and head to a bowling alley. But, you had to pay each time you went and I was like, "I have no money!"

Also, this was a school of poor decisions. At one point the principal decided only senior students would be allowed to have lockers (I just turned senior when this happened so it worked out for me). This was a terrible choice since seniors had the least textbooks to carry around, and in winter people would have to carry their heavy winter coats all over the place. So in protest, some younger students started setting lockers on fire...
...so of course they banned them from lockers afterward! -_-
The afternoon train would have the most rowdy students. The worst I've seen was soeone punching the train windows as it departed the station and breaking them. I kinda hope he was wearing knuckles or something, as I've never seen anything else break that glass... Also, sometimes they'd break into the empty conductor booths. Or make such a fuss in the morning that the conductor would stop the train and force all the students to exit. Looking back, things were so bad! LOL

(ext link) (ext link) The honey lavender shortbreads and hazelnut whiskey sandwich cookies are soooooo good...

Ah, both orange juice and coffee can be acidic. I would say he should make sure not to damage his teeth! Even the most delicious orange juice I couldn't drink so much in a day because I try not to have too much sugar in a day, even sumple sugar from fruit. I know people who drink tons of soda in a day and stay so healthy. How???

I had an ice cream scoop. It broke. LOL. The ice cream was too solid from sitting in the freezer and the handle broke off. I need to get another one. It's freezing here though, so I can't say I've been thinking of eating ice cream. I want spicy soup D:

There's all kinds of diets here. Paleo diet (eat like a caveman), blood diet (diet based on your blood type A/B/AB/O), carb free diet, gluten free diet, people forgot how to just eat a balanced diet and live actively and enjoy life. It's also alarming how many people I've met who don't understand how to read food labels or how calories work. At my old job, one of the team told me "I'm not going to have more than 400 calories a day." I told her, "Do you want to die that badly?"

I've asked my mom to show me crocheting but she's usually not paying me too much mind when I ask about such things. Maybe it's something I'm better off teaching myself. Though if I'm as good as her, I'll probably end up making lots of scarves and blankets like she can, will she be proud or envious? She is a real machine though, she would be hard to beat.

It's funny because the grocery chain I shop at has dozens of types of bread and cheeses. A big square of pane italiano is only $1 too! With some fresh cheese or some bruschetta... *melts*

I have a thermal cup but I stopped taking it to work because my reusable water bottles keep going missing. I have a theory someone is doing it... but that's nothing without proof yet. That video is pretty funny. Whenever I go to a place that asks for name I just give a fake one. Even if I give my real name and pay with my card, they can see my name on the card and still spell it wrong. :p
02 days agoDarkyDarky
Maakie (3 days ago) #2731881Haha, it's also my dream to complete my wishlist. It's mainly filled with trading figures, but finding complete sets of those older ones can be hard if it's a long time after their release!

I like the normal pvc figures more than the trading figures. why do you like them so much? just asking^^
04 days agoDarkyDarky
Maakie (5 days ago) #2721626Ah yeah, her parka outfit is my favorite! So cute! :D That figure was on my wishlist for a long time, but I'm currently only prioritizing on the series listed on my profile. I bought and stored so much figures during many many years that I just don't want too much random things now. xD

:P yeah i want to hunt my wishlist down C_C this is the first goal.

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