MaakieMaakie Mecha Musume Love!

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I'm not here from 1-12 october!
I'll be on holiday without any internet access, so I can't reply to PM's or (wall) comments. I will reply asap after I return!

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 --> Strike Witches --> Kantai Collection
- Baccano!
- Chrno Crusade
- Nurse Witch Komugi
- Moetan and POP works/designs in general
- 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)
- Cute loli's in general
(- 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
Papercraft Workshop at MGCExperience 2014
Cosplay Lecture at MGCExperience 2014

Given lectures
Figure Collecing Lecture at Abunai! 2014, Animecon 2014, Tsunacon 2014, Nishicon 2013, Abunai! 2013, Animecon 2013, YaYcon 2013, Tsunacon 2013 and Nishicon 2012
Garage Kit Lecture at Abunai! 2014, Animecon 2014 and Abunai! 2013
Cosplay Planning Lecture at 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 Moshi Moshi Event 2014, ACE 2014, Stripdagen 2014, MGCExperience 2013 and Stripdagen 2013
Cosplay Make-Up Lecture at Nishicon 2013
Papercraft Workshop at 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 and Abunai! So if you have any tips about those conventions 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 #840, club #829 and club #965 So if you have any pictures or 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)

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I also recently started with selling above keychains, but I now don't have time for it anymore! >.< So I'm selling all my building sets + finished ones, you can take a look here (and let me know if you are interested in them!): (ext link)

My blog:

Figure Reviews working on:
- Nida Schuetlich: item #157
- Fate Testarossa: item #42209
- Malik Ishtar: item #166660
- Calne Ca (Nurse Cos ver.): item #162402

Articles:
- My Elizabeth Mecha Musume Project.

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)

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Me getting interviewd, giving a lecture and a workshop. More here: (ext link)

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One of my recent costumes, Trainer Wes from Pokémon Colosseum! More here: (ext link)

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My most recent costume, Elizabeth! More here: (ext link) and here: (ext link)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1978201/elizabeth_gif.gif



Thanks for reading!

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01 day agoMoroMoro
Maakie (2 days ago) #2377871Hello~!
Oh yeah when Godoka's price dropped so much after the original release I was doubting a lot about getting her and a lot of my friend got her because of it! :P I never ended up buying her and although I think it's a really pretty figure I don't regret it and I'm not sure if I want to own her anymore now (have been shifting priorities also a lot in my collection in the last year).
I did a quick search for you~! After looking at some from K&M Entry Capsule Series volume 6, I have to say I couldn't find them. I did find some loose figures from the 5th set, but I think you're not looking for those, right? I unfortunately also couldn't find item #40638 ! :( Seems like these are really the most rare ones. I recommend keeping an eye out on Yahoo! Japan and eBay! eBay is seen as an expensive site and that is true, but when it comes to rare items, they will also go for high amounts on Yahoo! Japan, so it's not like it matters that way if you're willing to pay high amounts for rare items.
And that is indeed strange, considering the sculpt is the same on most of the parts. It is true that less people ordered the Nurse Version, so maybe they on purpose spend more time in letting the Regular Version look better???

I preordered her originally and managed to sell her for a tidy profit RIGHT before the price drop. Closest shave ever. I'm glad I didn't keep her though, that stupid bow breaking for nearly everyone is enough deterrent and she's such a space hog.
Don't take this as lack of faith but I didn't think you'd be able to find anything. I've looked a LOT. Never had any luck. When it comes to Eva stuff, if I can't find it, it's not there to be found LOL
Possibly. I was actually really tempted to get both but couldn't really justify the expense. I just thought of the perfect display--Calne Ca nurse version with some Silent Hill nurses!
02 days agobakainu0916bakainu0916
Maakie (3 days ago) #2375834Ah yeah...I remember from when I lived with my parents and one day my dad found out how expensive one of my figures was...he was not pleased to say at the least! :P From that moment on he also checked a lot more the packages that came in...
But a few months after that happened I moved out of my parents' home and my collection exploded when it comes to size. xD Now I'm a lot more calmed down, because that urge of buying has been a lot smaller since then (and I have been selling a lot too!).


That's the exact same reaction like my mom! xD
Well I think it's a completely normal reaction for someone who has absolutely no idea about this hobby. I'm really grateful that at least they still let me buy stuffs. xD

And yep, same again. Lately I've been selling some of my collection. I can make more space and get extra money so I don't think it's a bad thing to do. xD

My urge of buying is getting smaller too, it's not like I'm getting bored with this hobby, it's just... kind of being more selective, I guess? xD
02 days ago (2 days ago)VioFitzVioFitz
Maakie (5 days ago) #2372824Well, good luck in looking for the ones from Biohazard! :) Which character figure do you like the most of it? :)
Too absurd? As in, too over the top? I don't know much about Indonesian idols, but I heard a lot about Japanese idols being "forced" to act more and more and more cute. Is that what you mean or is there another reason?
I'll let you know! But in general I have been holding back on buying figures! :P I did recently made an order from Yahoo! Japan with some older figures that I was looking for, so I will make a loot post of that in a while!
I heard from Americans that they have really expensive fees if they want to use their bank normally, so that's why they prefer to use PayPal. But for us Europeans it's the other way around! :P Anyway, I'm surprised to read you don't have a PayPal yet! :O Here it's quite normal actually, also with European shops, to accept PayPal when paying.
When I got my first Revoltech item #2936 I was incredibly disappointed with her. I think I will put her up for sale soon, since she has been stored away for a long time. After that I bought item #11353 for really cheap. I was already afraid of him being horrible to pose, but I wanted a Gloomy Bear for a long time and he was on sale. And then only recently I bought item #30387 , but I completely bought him as a joke and don't think he's high quality. :P


Leon Scott Kennedy I think, I actually wanted Claire Redfield too but, seems to me that they haven't made Claire.

Something like that but, their songs are just sounds too absurd & funny from the lyrics, sometimes they combined English & Japanese words but, didn't fit with the songs. Yet they act too exaggerated, it's like they're just too overacting...

Thanks! Yeah, I understand, action figures nowadays cost alot of money here. You know, a regular SHF release now can cost around 4500-5000 yen, same goes to figma...

Anyway, Bandai did trolled me again this year. Last year ago they reissued this item #59687 but, this year they just renewed him in this item #250516. I never thought he would be renewed because the current one is already looks good, & after I compare them both... The differences I saw are only the major body proportions which looked more bulky & he got a newly mold feets.

I see... Thanks for the informations there. Lol, if I got Paypal I wouldn't asked you this questions. :P

Ah, That Yoko... I once wanted her but, after handling my big bro's Revoltech I really changed my mind on getting him. I'd patiently wait for her figma or s.h.figuarts release here. Guess it's hard to refuse something that you really liked just like I did preordered Snake, I usually don't care on how did the figure turned out but, this time is a different story. Maybe it's because I already got PAK Snake & I had a high hopes for this Figma Snake item #233765. Hahaha, for most collectors that Woody is an epic stuffs because of that creepy face, he even got reissued 8 times. Speaking about Revoltech, my big bro is currently preordered this item #1380. I really hoped that they'll fix the fragile material & made the neck joints easy to handle for pluck out the head off.
03 days agoMoroMoro
Maakie (4 days ago) #2374416Hello~! ^^ Well with me, my work is quite on and off, so sometimes I'm a few days at home and then at other times I'm busy the full day! Normally when I am free I have more time for reviews, so on a day where I upload a review here I am more active also, because I'm on my computer anyways. :) Anyway, I will always reply, but it will every time be a bit different when! Oh and from 1-12 october I will be on holiday, so no replies at all! ;)
Oh yeah I know quite some Madoka collectors and they already emptied their wallets at Godoka. She was insanely expensive, but I understood that because she was a big and detailed figure. But to pay higher amounts than Godoka for those smaller and less heavily detailed exclusive Aniplex figures that have been coming out recently is crazy! From the Madoka series I'm only really interested in Mami, but I'm not interested if I see those prices for that specific figure of her... o.O I'm pretty lucky that with most of the series I collect from, the items aren't really that expensive, they only are really rare, so I have to look out for them for quite a while!
Well, actually, since I collect mainly trading figures, you will maybe be surprised at how much I see unopened and complete sets from 10+ year old gashapon or trading figures! On Yahoo! Japan they mainly pop up! Now it can maybe be a bit harder with Evangelion stuff, because there is so much to search through...anyway, if you have any specific set you are looking for, let me know and I can do a quick search for you on the regular sites I use? I can't promise anything, but I have found quite a lot of old and rare stuff in the past, as you can maybe see from my collection! ;) And rare doesn't necessarily mean it has to be expensive! ;)
I'm also quite interested if the quality of the nurse version turns out to be better or worse than the standard version. So if my review of it is on my blog, I would like to hear that from you! My nurse version seems to have the most mistakes in the blotchy sculpting of her hair. The rest of her is quite good, although she is not perfect.

The Godoka debacle was terrible to witness. Her price was so high to start, tanked so far about a week after release, and then just climbed back up again.
Er, well, if you ever find a box of the K&M Entry Capsule Series volume 6 (ext link) or even just the Lilith/Giant Naked Rei, I missed my chance to get the box ages ago and regretted it ever since. I'm also looking for this from Entry Capsule Series volume 3 item #40638.

I love my Calne Ca despite her flaws, I suppose I'm blind to them, but I had heard the nurse version had more problems. I wonder why?
04 days agobakainu0916bakainu0916
Maakie (6 days ago) #2370930Oh yeah in the past I tried to explain them the right stores etc., but still a lot of them find it hard. So nowadays what happens a lot is that I (pre-)order something for myself and let them pay the invoice when it comes. xD That also works! Sometimes my bf also visits conventions together with me and then he sometimes buys something at a con that I like! ^^

That sounds nice! xD
My parents won't do that, though. But I guess I'm lucky enough that they let me to keep this hobby. xD
It's sad to hear some of my friends' stories. Sometimes parents can be very, very strict. :"D

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