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
- 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)
- 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
Figure Collecing Lecture at Tsunacon 2015
Cosplay Planning Lecture at Tsunacon 2015
Cosplay: Buy, alter or make it yourself? at Tomocon 2015

Given lectures
Figure Collecing Lecture at 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 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:
- My Elizabeth Mecha Musume Project (combining my figure and cosplay hobby)
- Multiple loot-posts and mini-reviews.

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)

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Nagi from My Otome/Mai HiME Z! 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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Thanks for reading!

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02 hours agoMoroMoro
Maakie (1 day ago) #2535997Oh, you do lab work now? I thought you had a simple government job? Or is that your government job? :P
Urgh, what a pain! Luckily you still have your buyer protection! If you want to hear something crazy when it comes out buying...it's a buy from me that is totally worth nothing, but it's crazy how it went. :P I recently bought a pair of socks on eBay for cosplay and then the seller send me the completely wrong one. I told him and then he offered me a full refund. A while later I didn't get him yet, so I decided to message him and then he suddenly said "oh yeah I'll give you 25% refund, so you got those socks cheap". But what the fuck? I got socks I didn't even plan on wearing and never ordered so he was trying to "sell" them to me with a discount? xD I mean it was not about much money, but the fuck? They are these sports socks that I don't even think are comfortable wearing and they are completely for costume purpose. :P
Anyway the stuff you are going through with the coat sounds the same as when I mainly bought my costumes online. Most of those Chinese cosplaywebshops have horrible communication and barely make their own deadlines.
Ohh to teach would be a dream job of mine! I'm not sure if it would ever be possible for me with the study I did + my past jobs, but I can do it with my volunteer work! (Lectuing at conventions about my hobbies. :) )
Ah, I did a lot with programming in the past and although I personally don't like it, BBCode is like an easier way of HTML-coding, so it was easy for me to pick up. xD Still the lay-outs I make for my blogs are very minimal, I don't like to spend tons of time on how it should look and I think my pictures + text are the most important.
And don't worry about subscribers, lol. I think the only reason why I have a few is because I started reviewing a long time ago, when not much reviewers on MFC were active. I have noticed that I have the same amount for a long time, so I think these are all people from 3+ years ago when the mailsystem also didn't exist yet and subscribing was your only way. xD I'm actually quite curious who those people are, too bad we can't see the names.
Oh yeah that is also the reason why 99% of the Dutch dubs suck. One of the most horrible in my opinion is the one from Card Captor Sakura. Sakura was voiced by this older woman with a really deep voice...Sakura is supposed to be an elementary school kid!!!! Even the theme song in Dutch starts off with "I'm Sakura, I'm a little girl~" *sung in a deep woman voice* If you're interested I can try to look it up for you, but trust me it will either scar you forever or it will make you laugh your ass off and I can't tell you upfront what it will do to you. :P
I've never seen the desert, so to me it would be interesting! XD But it's the other way around too, I get heard from a lot of people that they are interested in the Netherlands, especially because of the traditional homes and the windmills, but for me it's the most normal thing ever and I can't really be impressed by it anymore. :P
I think cosplay friends/groups gets people in so much drama and troubles! Personally I don't mind meeting other fans and sometimes there are timed photoshoot at cons where groups of cosplayers from the same series go too and those are great! But noting like upfront-making-things-together interests me. Maybe that's why I enjoy this hobby more than others. xD
View spoilerHide spoilerYeahhhhhh, good memories! I don't go to Tumblr or 4chan much, but I just had too when that shit broke loose. I laughed until my eyes got completely teary and the best part to me was View spoilerHide spoiler
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And afterwards all those people showing up in ballpit-costumes at other cons. :') Just thinking back about it makes me giggle like crazy behind my computer again. It was like both Tumblr and 4chan completely broke down and all the complaining, pictures and people making crazy videos and picture edits. :')
The whole con just looked and sounded so sad. Especially those pictures from the huge hall with the deflated ball pit in there. Following that weekend online on the internet was like I was there myself. :')
Okay now I really need to get a tissue to wipe the tears from laughing away, my stomach hurts because I watched that video multiple times again. xD
*ehem* Okay, I'm back.
And aw, no, I don't think you're "broken"! When I was in college most people I was hanging out with during that time were the type to have "1-3 new chicks/hot guys each weekend" and even now I know a lot of people that regularly do one-night-stands!
Haha, luckily my bf does too, otherwise I probably wouldn't have him right now! xD He also likes that I'm short because he thinks that's cute. I actually think a lot of guys are into short(er) girls, but young-looking-girls is a lot more rare.
Hrmm, well male characters that wear wide clothing could still be possible depending on your face structure + make-up skills! ;)
Ohh, I recently did that too. I have pretty short hair now, but used to have long hair for a really really long time. I was sick of it and made it short. Best. Decision. Ever. Because of it being shorter it's also so much easier to keep it clean and looking good!
Hrmmm, so you're like 2 huge oppposites? Both extravert and introvert alternatively?
I'm very good at talking to strangers, even when outside and not a cons, but if it turns out it's not the type of people I would like to talk too, I sort of lose all my social skills. For example a while ago I had this homeless guy following me for a long time, because he tried to convince me to let him stay over at my place and I couldn't even properly shake him off, while normally I would say antyhing back (harsh or not) for sure, but I was just too uncomfortable with the whole siutation.

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Ohhh, I just forgot about it, but did you have time yet to play the game I send you? ^^

Nono I meant I'm stuck with my degree, haha. I'm still in le boring gov't job for now. I plan to be for at least another year. Trying to save up as much as I can for graduate school.

Well as of yesterday I got a DHL tracking number and it does work, it says the item is scheduled to be delivered today! istg it had better be PERFECT or I will flip every table.
Man that seller sounds like a pain. I can't do everything but I try to accommodate buyers if I fuck something up, geez. I mean I have a "no returns" policy but that doesn't apply if I send the wrong damn item! Sellers, like anyone else, need to take responsibility for their mistakes, sheesh.
It's not even a Chinese place, it has its address listed as in Romania. Though the point of origin according to the DHL number is Pakistan. My boyfriend says that it isn't surprising that they seem shady if they are based in Romania because that is part of the super shady part of Europe. And if Pakistan they'd have even more problems. I also think it is a small business.

My layouts aren't even complicated, I'm just like "uuuuuuugh" about code. I'm fine with debugging code and testing it but I hate writing it. That's more my boyfriend's speed. Come to think of it, I wonder why we can't see who is subscribed? I get why you wouldn't be able to see without testing it who has you blocked or something but I fail to see the problem with seeing who likes your blogs... idk.

lol oh god, that sounds awful. I should send it to my friend that's super into CCS just to torment her XD Actually she'd probably think it was pretty funny.

It sounds like a neat place to me! But I guess the grass is always greener on the other side, as it goes. I don't know where else I'd like to live necessarily, I like it in NM all right, but I do like to see other places. But I don't have much opportunity for travel.

View spoilerHide spoileromg that video, I had forgotten about it until just now. I'M AT WORK I CAN'T EXPLAIN THE LAUGHIGN
I followed several DashCon writeups. Usually I don't pay attention to such dramas but it was just too hilarious to me, I couldn't help myself. And I get a sort of vindictive joy from laughing at tumblr people, I will admit.

Ah, I say I'm broken because I kind of sexualize everything. Like I can't help myself from doing so. I'll have fleeting little fantasies about most of my friends and even though I usually don't ever plan to act on them, it's always a thing. And apart from family relationships I just tend to have that veneer of sexuality on everything. Been this way since I was like... 11 so it must be how I'm meant to be I guess.
But most people I met in the past treated it like it was awful to want sex with no emotional connection. Not so much now though, my friends understand me and accept it and can tease me in not-mean ways about it since they know. "Stop picturing me naked, Moro!" XD

But then I'd have to wear loose clothing! Haha I pretty much always wear close-fitting clothing, my girlfriend does not get it. But in addition to liking how it looks, I really like how it feels when the clothes are like a second skin, especially tights/leggings... what was I talking about? |D

My hair is also short. The year before last I cut it short, after pestering from my boyfriend (I had been considering it but it was his cajoling that pushed me to really do it and I'm super glad he did because I like it WAY better this way.)

Kind of? I'm fundamentally an introvert, I need time to recharge after being around people a lot, but in certain environments turn me loose and I'm flirting with every attractive person in the vicinity LOL.

I'm just mean to people I don't want to talk to, orz. Maybe not the best way to deal with things but it's just kind of what happens. If not mean, at least really cold/curt.

Not yet unfortunately! I've been sooooo busy with xmas stuff omg. Have you got lots of xmas prep to do? Thankfully I got both the 24th and the 26th off work, my boss didn't even question it when I asked for them. I can't imagine anyone would have gotten much done anyway lol.
01 day agotheyasminshowtheyasminshow Technicolor Terror
Maakie (1 day ago) #2535875Actually since talking to you again I have been listening to both Panty and Stocking CD's a lot more, haha! I have the most memories with the first original CD, but the WORST ALBUM has better songs for sure! What's your favorite song from the album? Mine is: View spoilerHide spoiler

Well I don't understand any Japanese so my Yahoo! Japan shopping trips are nothing else but a saved list on my PC of what I should look for and going to Google Translate all the time. xD A risk of that kind of sites is that once you buy something, even if it doesn't turn out the way you want it, all sales are final... I'm used to taking those risks, but since I mainly buy older items from not-that-popular series, it's not like I have much choice where to buy my stuff... ^^''
Oh, I saw it a while back, but I think I see things from MeMeMe a lot less now. I'm surprised at the sudden popularity it got, though! Not that I mind, the more people know of Teddyloid's amazing music the better! :) And it was so well animated too! ^^

From the first album it's hard to pick a favorite. Pantscada, Corset Theme and Fallen Angel all got a lot of play from me. On Worst Album, I think it's Yesline Dub followed by S-Trip, followed by your pick XD

The risk of getting into Y!JA is if you're not careful you get addicted. Or at least, some of the recent blog posts reference that. I really just use it for rare wooser goods, other hard to find goodies and the occasional "good deal." I use FJ and they're pretty evil. But, they force EMS for anything over ¥6000 so that keeps me from going overboard on bids.

I can't even remember how I found MeMeMe. All I remember is I was late to the party but I liked what I saw. Wonder how much the video cost to produce, and if he'll release the song and/or video on disc... :D
01 day agoredxmaverickredxmaverick
Maakie (1 day ago) #2535869The butt in your icon is Sheryl from from Macross, right? xD
Yep! You know your butts. lol
03 days ago (3 days ago)adrikynadrikyn
Maakie (6 days ago) #2523088Haha, yeah the original series is not for everyone, but still I recommend it a lot, because a lot of people see YGO as a series only about card games and I would like to show them it also has a lot of original games in there. :P
YES. CAPUMON. THANK YOU. That was the name I couldn't remember! Yeah, I read once about there being a PS2 game from it! I don't have a PS2 unfortunately (am planning to buy a PS3 for Christmas and I have a broken PS1 here :P). There are quite some PS2 exclusives where I'm also interested in, but in the future I would love to own a lot of consoles anyways, hehe!
When it comes to "different" YGO games the ones I have and played are Falsebound Kingdom for the Gamecube (which is a strategy game about owning and keeping buildings, but becomes turnbased when you fight) and Destiny Board Traveler, which is inspired by the Dungeon Dice Monsters game they play at the end of season 1 when they meet Otogi. :)


I like the manga's original series part a bit more, just because it's more violent haha. But the original anime is pretty cute, if a little more episodic than my usual tastes.

Anyway, if you don't have a PS2 it's a good investment! A lot of PS2 games that are great still haven't made their way onto the PSN, and probably never will. It's kind of a shame... My PS2 collection is easily my biggest, and I'm still always buying more games for it. Best console ever ;w;

I played a little of Falsebound but it didn't seem my style (that or I didn't get far enough into it)--I liked the chess-like aspects of the Capumon game and Duelists of the Roses. They're easily my two favourite YGO games like...ever. ;w; I wish I could find another game like DOTR. There's also Forbidden Memories which is KINDA like DotR but lacks the awesome grid mechanic.

I think I heard of the Dungeon Dice Monsters game before :o always wanted to try it, but I think it was on a console I didn't own or something.
05 days agoMoroMoro
Maakie (6 days ago) #2523161View spoilerHide spoilerIt's good that that worked for you! Personally I also studied something I liked to find out when the real work started that I didn't like it as much anymore, lol. But anyway I have a computer/electronics/ICT-related study on my resume, which can help out with getting a lot of different types of jobs! So I don't regret it. ;)
Oh wow, even if it's just a few types of bankruptcy! o.O I'm pretty sure nothing like that in the Netherlands exists! Now that I have a government job, I started understanding a lot of things related to taxes and debts more. Here if someone is in huge debts and doesn't know a way out, they can get help from someone that according to Google Translate would be in English a administrator/receiver/governer for their money. Which means that the adminstrator gets all of their income and they will decide what gets paid and what gets saved and how much they can spend on groceries etc. So it's someone that tries to get those people back up again so they can be independable in the future with their finances. Now that I work for the government I have almost every day people calling me from administrator offices to ask for downpayment for certain taxes for their clients.
Oh well, better than someone vanishing from the earth. :P Although I'm still annoyed at the guy that was going to buy a $50+ figure from me and disappeared while he promised to pay...grrr...
*looks in agenda* It's monday! So do you have it yet? :)
A bachelor's degree won't get you a lab job? Or just really hard?
Ah, what happens a lot with me is that I get excited and take pictures and then the writing takes long, lol. Sounds like you do about the same as me? Personally I always wait until I have a day or a part of a day off so I'm sure that I can take my easy time to proofread it once more (I always do that just before uploading), align all the pictures and can reply on any comments that are made on the blog. I don't like to just dump a review and make a run for it (sometimes people also have questions where I can put the answer into the review). Anyway I like it more when I can be ready to reply to questions and/or make alterations to a review. Btw, tomorrow I will have the afternoon off from work, so I'm planning to upload my Calne Ca review if nothing weird happens! :)
Isn't it so that most English anime voice actors also voice cartoons? Even when the subjects are heavy, I can imagine them being so used to voicing childrens' stuff that it can be hard. Here in the Netherlands there are only a few cartoons and anime with a good dub and those are also cartoons that are aimed at both children and adults (my favorite Dutch dubs are the ones from Spongebob Squarepants and Shin-Chan :P).
Ooh yeah, I can imagine it being dusty! Since I live nowhere near a place with desert (the Netherlands is known for being below sea level and we have artifical dams to be sure that the biggest part of our country is still inhabitable :P), what interests me is that I'm wondering if it's fun to visit a desert? Or is it more like "jup, that's sand" and then you leave?
Oh god, don't even start! >.< Here there is especially much drama within cosplay groups, which I think is crazy if you consider those people got together in the first place because they like the same things? I'm personally in no groups and just do individual stuff and sometimes something together with my boyfriend. I have friends that are or were in groups though and maaaaaaaaan the stories I've heard from them. The biggest problems seem to be people dropping out and in the end 1-2 people making all the costumes and props for the whole group. Personally I only tried to set up a small cosplay group for a one-time-meet and it ended up in nothing, lol. It was supposed to be a Dutch Baccano! group and we had 6 members, but in the end it was only me and my bf who finished our costumes on time and wearing it at the con. :P
In general a lot of cosplay groups seem like a lot of hassle, people fighting over which characters they want to be, everyone wanting to enter the same competitions together, tight deadlines of when costumes will be finised...no thanks, the cosplay-hobby is already enough work if you just do it yourself or as a couple. :P
View spoilerHide spoilerAnd I'm not even on Tumblr, haha! Seems like I am influenced too much about what I read on the internet about Tumblr. That reminds me, did you read/followed all the stuff about the con they tried to set-up? :P
Ah yeah, that type variety is not for me. Well, I am with doing different stuff, but not with different people. I don't feel connected that quickly with people and am also not really fond of strangers touching me etc. So yeah, no. xD
Oh man, I hope my boyfriend doesn't read that, haha (he sometimes randomly browses MFC a bit, but doesn't have a profile). He sometimes gets judged by people, because they think he dates a really young girl, while we are not that much years apart when it comes to age. :P The positive thing is that my young looking face + body will make it possible for me to cosplay cute characters for a long time. xD I actually have this list of characters with more hidden faces and bodies that I'm on purpose saving for the future, because now I look young enough to do most of the characters I like (most of them tend to be 14-18 years old). :P One of my next costumes, Chi-Chi (ext link) is going to be the first one where I will do fanservice with my body type, so I'll see where that goes and if that influences in me doing more costumes of that type (since I love a lot of ecchi series and characters, but barely cosplay from it).
Haha flirty I think I will never be, I guess I'm just too awkward for that. In the Netherlands we have this saying, no idea if a likewise one exists in English, but translated it says "looking the cat out of the tree". Which means you are waiting for the "cat" to climb down and you don't make the first move yourself. People say I'm a lot like that. xD

I had to do some practical lab work etc. while still in school so that kind of gave me an idea of what to expect and after doing it I still hadn't changed my mind, so I guess that's good! lol I'm stuck with it now anyway so I'm fortunate that I enjoy it.

No coat yet ; _; I got an email from the store yesterday telling me the item had been mailed and that tracking would be updated within 12 hours but it's been 12 hours and they haven't given tracking yet. *sigh* They really suck at correspondence. Oh well. I'll harass them and maybe it'll just show up and be perfect and all this annoyance will go away.

Oh I could get a lab job with a bachelor's, but it's easier with a master's. And you can get the higher-paying lab jobs with a master's. Plus some later parts of the career down the line really need a master's like if I ever decided to teach.

A bit. In the case of Alter 1/5 Asuka I literally have everything done BUT formatting. But I hate messing with bbcode, it's irritating. so I have put it off repeatedly XD No wonder I have like no subscribers to my blogs, I'm too sporadic.

Somewhat, but there's basically about 5 people in the US that do all the dubs... that's only a slight exaggeration really. And so it's these people getting shoehorned into roles that their voice doesn't fit at ALL.

For me it's definitely "yeah, sand" and leaving but I've lived here my whole life so it is no longer new or novel. For someone who's never been to a real desert it would probably be pretty neat. There are lots of animals to see if you're sneaky--coyotes, snakes, prairie dogs, burrowing owls. And it's just nice for someone who likes the outdoors to see new places.

BASICALLY. I have heard so many horror stories from my couple of friends where their main thing is cosplay. Even having those "friends", it seems sooooo not worth it to me, orz.

View spoilerHide spoilerThe saga of DashCon was amazing. There were ball pit jokes on my feed for WEEKS afterward, it was great. An example of what happens when a bunch of idiot tumblr people try to run any sort of real thing.
Yeah it takes a certain kind of person to want/enjoy casual sex and I totally get that most people don't want it and wouldn't want it. I'm just broken I guess XD;;;

Aw but I don't think any of that is a bad thing! My boyfriend likes younger-looking girls :> And I'm short so it adds to things. But I don't have a body type that allows me to really cosplay boys or more androgynous characters. My personality is really masculine but my body is a lot more feminine--wide hips and largish breasts and all that. Though I have really short hair now which I like WAY more than I ever liked my long hair.

That's a cute expression. A lot of people are more like that. I'm not actually an extrovert per se (I always need alone time to recharge after being around people) but for some reason when I'm being flirty it's just easy and not as scary. Usually. If it's a certain type of pretty girl my brain turns to mush LOL

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