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!

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 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: 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 2015, Stripdagen 2014 and Stripdagen 2013
Manga and Anime lecture at Moshi Moshi Event 2014
Cosplay lecture at 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
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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01 day agoDarkyDarky
Maakie (1 day ago) #2839818I'm still very excited every time, haha! And also I told myself "no Grab Boxes" anymore, but I actually got one again with AmiAmi's most recent round, lol. So yeah, another surprise coming to me soon! ^^
Well, I'm not sure if I'm that happy with how I'm doing it, haha! But after high school I wasn't sure about what I wanted to study and after my study I still wasn't sure...so I think it's better to try a lot of different jobs than trying a lot of different colleges, because jobs at least give you money lol.
A photographer I also wanted to be when I was younger! xD I remember I went completely crazy when I got my first camera! xD Nowadays I wish I would photograph more and I also want to invest into better equipment, but I just don't have enough time to justify the prices for lenses, so in the end I'm happy with what I can manage to do with my (high end) compact. :P


yeah money is always good :) but in a few months after college i hope i get a job as a journalist and then i have more money i guess (hope so) :D everyone got his own way for his dreamjob i guess :3
did you know what? i saw just yesterday a bayonetta figure which i found very cool for just 80 euros at a german ebay site.(!!!!!) but he don't want to reserve her for me :(( because i don't have much money left for her now. grrr. this sucks so hard! do you know that feeling? X_X
02 days agobakainu0916bakainu0916
Maakie (1 month ago) #2649646Will you find out about your grade soon? :)
Ahh yes, of course. On universities to learn about Japan language and/or culture there must be a lot of anime fans. xD On my computer-education there were quite some gamers, but most people were into LAN-games (stuff like Counter Strike, Team Fortress etc.) which is completely not my thing at all. :< I play a lot of different types of games, but I'm not that much into co-op or team games. :(
Luckily I meet a lot of people into the anime hobby at conventions I visit and have a lot of fun talks there! ^^ It's unfortunate I don't see those people a lot, but when I see them I have a lot of good talks! :)
Yeah I guess I would be needing both! xD And then do most of my personal things on my laptop and then stuff for work and gaming on my desktop. xD
I would like to save up and build a good PC too! But for now my laptop is good enough for general things and for games I recently bought a PS3, so I barely play games on the computer anymore (I will probably get back to that after I bought and played most of the PS3 exclusives I'm interested in ;) ).
With any type of work you gain experience, so it's always good! The only downside which I'm also noticing myself, is that the field I studied in I only have 6 months of "real" work experience (not counting the 4 years I studied it). All my other work experience is in other fields. So when recently a job came up in my field I was turned down because of not enough experience and that really made me think about that I should actually get a job in my own field...but then we get to this: (ext link) Which is a huge problem around here. There are more people than jobs, so even jobs that require low experience, will have overqualified people replying on it. For example that job that turned me down I just spoke about, I met all the requirements, but there were people with even better skills replying...so yeah... *sigh* And the job I currently have is actually a job that lower-educated people can do, but they decided to crank up the requirements so that only higher educated people would reply to the job opening. In the end the people that were hired from that group (including me) thought we were going to have a high-education job, but we are doing work almost everyone can do with a bit of training... ^^''
Did your mom ended up finding a job or field she liked and stay there? :O And yeah earning money and being able to support yourself is something that for me was the most important too. My thought were "first find a job and after that find a good job". :P
Yeah, the anime is good? :O How is Anzu's role in it so far? I'm afraid of her only having a teeny-tiny bit of screen time >.<


Whoaaa! It took me forever to reply, I'm sorry. ;u;
My Internet was dead for almost a month. My previous ISP decided to stop their Internet business. OTL

Speaking of my grades, it's pretty good. Glad that I managed to get through last semester. 8"DDD

It reminds me of my high school! The boys were addicted to Counter Strikes. xD
I do enjoy games but I guess I'm more into RPG games.... FPS games are not for me, I guess....

And agree, anime convention is somewhat a magical place where you can meet new friends. xD
Even talking with strangers are a common thing there, it's like.... people are magically connected with a same hobby! :3

Definitely agree! Nowadays we need both! PC is nice but lately I feel like laptop is a must too. Even some offices require their employees to bring their own laptop so I'm thinking to buy a smaller laptop in the future. 8"DDD
Nice PS3! xD
I wish I can buy game consoles one day. If only I had more budget and space in my room. ;u;

I call that the vicious circle. Everytime I see the information board in my campus I feel sad. They offer jobs but most of them want people with experiences instead of fresh graduate. I can't get a job because I don't have experience and I can't have experience because I don't have a job. That's.... cruel. 8"DDD
That's exactly what's happening in here too! My friend is having that problem too. When she applied to her current company, it sounded as if her job's very difficult and it would require much experience. But she said to me, from the very first day she worked there, she knew that her job is actually an easy job that even a student like me can do it. I guess this problems spread worldwide. 8"DDD

She found one in a bank. She quit because she married my dad but if she didn't marry I think she would have worked there until now. She liked the place too. xD

Anzu.... So far I only see her sleeping somewhere in the corner! xD
Somehow I feel like Rin, Uzuki, and Mio are the center for the anime.
02 days agohipozaurushipozaurus is trying her best!
View spoilerHide spoilerMaakie (4 days ago) #2826854Which game? :> And spending the day with family/friends is always great! ^^ I'm not sure yet about my birthday this year, but it looks like I will give lectures again also on my birthday, so yeah. ^^''
I'm doing fine! Personal life is a bit hectic, which is why I also am a lot less active on here! My current job is a lot busier than expected/promised when I started it and I'm also looking for a new job, so busy busy busy. xD And how are you? :)
Ar Tonelico II! Really good game desite being a bit old already hehe. Can't wait to play it, but I must borrow PS2 from someone xD" Oww, hopefully you'll have a lot of fun on your birthday either way ;u;
Yeah, I know very well that life can get busy because of work - I work on weekends and go to school on week days :/ right now I don't know what personal life is, lol xD
I'm fine, thank you :3 finally going to meet with a friend this weekend as I got one day off work :D will probably have a lot fun as always xD
And how is your mecha musume collection? Still growing? :3
03 days agoDarkyDarky
Maakie (4 days ago) #2826704Haha, yeah indeed! Especially with pre-orders or slow shipping orders, because then I remember the items less well (and on purpose don't look them up), so I'll be extra excited when I receive the stuff! :D
Oh, a journalist, nice! I also once had that as a dream for a few years when i was in school. xD Then I thought about following media college for multiple years and in the end I did something computer-related, lol. But even now I'm not sure what my 100% dream job would be, so I have no clue if a different college would have helped, Oh well I just try a lot of different jobs and see where I end up~


i remembered it very well when I was ordering some figures from japan the first time. i was so excited to get them! :P so i couldn't forget it when i order a figure xD
but im always very extra excited xD

ah ok cool :) i know that this is my dream job and yeah ^^ hope that i will find soon a job after college. but i think everyone should decide how he or she find their own personal dream job :) your way is cool too^^ but it wouldnt be something for me i guess. (first i wanted to become photographer)
03 days agoGodYagamiGodYagami
Maakie (2 months ago) #2607455Oh yes for sure! The people that are super-pro with bonsais spend a lot of time on it and take it really seriously! I would personally like to seriously start with it again, but I just tend to kill every plant/tree I own. I remember as a joke a friend once gave me a type of plant that was almost impossible to kill and even though I gave it water on all the required days...it died after a month. X_X
But it's nice to read it's going so well with yours, haha! Maybe you have to plant it in a bigger pot after a while if it's growing so quickly?
Eh, I can't really think of a safe way to have a plant when you have cats. X_X Because you can't put a plant in a cabinet or something, because it would die of lack of air. X_X
Ah, so you have a cat that wants all the fancy food, huh? :) And maybe also try to monitor him while he eats? I remember my friend giving her cat a lot of small portions and watch him closely while eating. (But even with the small portions he would gobble it in in a few secons! o.O)


Now I have more free time I should take care of my bonsai again!! I'm still relying on my mom about it, but it's time to take care of it too! I hope I don't forget though. lol
It's still growing, I really didn't know bonsais could be that fast to grow ;_;
I will have to cut some leaves soon to make it look nice again. Autmun started this week, let's see how my bonsai will get through it! :3
I wonder if I should plant in a bigger pot or if I want to keep it small! What do I do?!

Yeah, my cats sometimes still try to eat it -_-
Damn why they don't learn?! I can see some bites on the leaves sometimes, when no one is paying attention on the cats... Too bad I can't hide the plant. And it needs sun, so I need to put in my window during the day.

Yeah, the cat is very glutton! He also likes to eat fast so he can steal the food of my other cat while she's still eating!! -_-
Days ago he sneaked in and stole a small portion of chicken from my mom... from her own hand! She was eating, but get distracted watching TV and the cat was very quick to trick her. lol

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