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 --> 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

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 #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:
- 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)

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Thanks for reading!

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01 day agoVioFitzVioFitz
Maakie (7 days ago) #2462532Hello!!!
Ah, I always like how portable they are. xD I don't have much time to play games at home, but I travel a lot and like to play games and read books during that time. :)
No problem! Europe has so much small countries that for almost everyone outside of Europe it looks like a big clutter. xD I hope they will have more distributors soon indeed!
Hrmmm I don't know...the first thing I think about is competition, because there are so much other sellers...but if instead they became the supplier of those stores they could earn a fortune and also be sure all stores have their items for low prices! I think it's rather that the Germans want to continue reselling and making their own prices? (Just all thought, I don't know. :P)
Yeah I think almost every relgion has strict rules, but I think it depends on where they live how strict they are with those rules. If I remember correctly from bible-classes in high school, Christian also have a rule of having to cover the top of your hat. In the past most Christians would always wear hats or scarves because of that, but nowadays you don't see that much anymore. I guess my country and the beliefs in our country have become a lot more lax compared to other countries having the same beliefs.
Yeah, the Netherlands is one of the few (or maybe even only?) country where softdrugs are allowed. But it's not like they are 100% legal. They have a Dutch word for it that translated would mean "tolerated". It's still illegal to sell drugs or have big amounts on you. But it's tolerated to use and buy them in certain areas and outside those areas you can only have a small amount on you (enough for a few personal uses, but not enough to sell). So it's still not like you are 100% legal in what you do, but it's "tolerated" until a certain point. Still, it's better to just keep out of the drug-scene if you ask me, then nothing can ever go wrong.
Smoking, blegh. I really hate the smell myself. My parents are smokers so from a young age I have started to hate that smell. I remember when I was young I would go with my sister on a hunt to find the cigarettes in our home and hide them in places where our parents couldn't find them, haha!
Still no change...I contacted the store multiple times, but they have been ignoring me again. The last reply I got from them was already 1,5 week ago. They still promised to put the remaining 3 figures up, but nothing has happened yet... -.-'
Hrmm, so they would be interested in you mainly making omake? Still sounds like a good deal to me! xD
I almost finished Malik's review, so I will put that one up soon! After that I will work hard on Calne's review! :)
*edit*
Did you by the way ever see the trailer/announcement of the Calne figure? A pretty cool video I think! :)


Hi!

Yeah, I can also bring my laptop & play them everywhere I travel.

Perhaps but, that makes sense to me. They probably wanted reselling instead having a branch of Bandai Supplier.

Hmm... I think I heard about that rule but, very slightly. In Islam, man also wear taqiyah (cap) & also wrapper but, they're not strict as women, because women must cover all of their bodies except face & hands with hijab. However, some people also got more strict thoughts to cover even hands & face but eyes. Yeah, you're right, because many countries got different cultures. In Indonesia, long time ago... They accept women in bikini on TV but, now they're extremely prohibited to be shown. But, it's funny to note that most Indonesian's horror movies nowadays always shown perverted scenes. :P

I see... So, they're generally still aware the dangerous of overproducing amount of drugs then. Yeah... You're right to keep away but, if it involves my parents like my father/mother/brother/sister I wouldn't be able to tolerate that.

Hahahaha... Now, that's my kind of girls, I remembered I once tried to eat cigarettes because of the curiousity on "WHY" in the world father likes them. The result, I hate them very much & I teared all of my father's cigarettes & throw them all to the garbage can. When my father's home nobody knows who threw his cigars & I pretend I don't know anything because at that time, I was like 5 or 6 years old. So, they didn't suspect me at all.

Tsk, that's unfortunate... Anyway, I recently got a bad experience on my screen android LG G2 cracked so badly from falling accident, & thanks for that I had to pay almost 2 hundred bucks just for the replacements... I'm completely broke now on my special month & yet there's 2 preorders arrived this week, so I have to pay for the leftover from the down payment... T_T

Yeah, because they think it's the most entertaining part of the review. I'm not going to miss this opportunity of course.

I saw & commented your review there. :)

... WICKED, Just F***ing wicked... Wonder if PAK or Figma ever plans on creating this Calne one day...
01 day agoifob8ifob8
Maakie (1 day ago) #2472337Aahhhhhhhhhhhh, thank you! :D
Lots and lots of new pictures are coming soon, as I recently did a photoshoot! :D You can keep an eye out here: (ext link) and here (ext link) ! ^w^


Thanks, nice pics :D
02 days agogrymdylangrymdylan weeaboo kingpin
Maakie (3 days ago) #2470173Yeah, a beautiful creature. :3 Although the dolphin man scares me a bit, could also be because of View spoilerHide spoilerhttp://tonyrogers.com/humor/images/dolphin_man.jpg
All dolphinmen are beautiful. <3
02 days agoMoroMoro
Maakie (3 days ago) #2470165No, haha. He works as a programmer for a mobile/tablet games company. Sounds like a dream job and it pretty much is...except for the payment. :P Anyway since it's a company for mobile/tablet games, their rush time is from october to february. People stay more indoors, people visit more family members, people have more free time overall...mobile/tablet games are more popular during those months of the year. On top of that there are also a lot of Christmas-themed and winter-themed games, so there are more games that need to be published, more deadlines and so on. So his job pretty much forbids him to take any of those days off during those months. He's pretty much free to choose any days/weeks off during other times of the year, though.
Yeah for me it also makes it very hard to sell something internationally. If I tell them a fair price for an item here in euros, converted to dollar it's a monstrosity of an amount. But the other way around, if I let them pay the normal amount for them in dollars, means for me I barely get anything for it...so a lot of people will see my sales as overpriced, but in euros and compared to other European collectors/sellers, I'm very cheap. (Americans would probably get a heart attack if they would see the prices of figures at cons here!)
See that I said "used to have a friend"? Hahaha. Nah, she was a pretty nice girl, but most people tried to avoid talking about anime/Japan related subjects to her, because she would go full fujoshi-mode. It would sometimes also be emberassing if you were in public and also with people from outside the anime/manga/Japan hobby.
I sort of stopped buying prize figures myself. Their quality is a lot of times good, but I think scaleds are more worth it. When it comes to trading figures I just can't help myself, but I try to only go for series that have high quality trading figures and no other "bigger" figures.
Ah, for sure! I can only praise UC for the series they have been making figures off! ^^ But I hope to see a big improvement in quality with item #261214 I'm pretty sure they earned quite a lot of money with their previous figures, so I think they could do that! ;) And I'm also pretty sure no other manufacturer would even dare to create such an character with a combination of popularity/sales and how detailed the sculpt must be (even if you keep it pretty basic).
With Calne, my favorite part is her face and especially her eyes. :) And I don't even look at the figure from close-up that much, so I'm also not bothered by the small flaws (they will be visible in my review though, with all the super close-up pictures).
Haha for me, everyone active on the blogs is female until proven otherwise, so I was already expecting you to be female. xD With me, I just put female everywhere out there, my username + icon everywhere is already way too cute/girly, so they would expect me to be female anyway, so why would I hide it? :P
I also don't like to put real/normal pictures of me on the internet and try to avoid that too. This is because I'm paranoid when it comes to jobhunting/work/looking professional. Don't want people to combine my real face with my cosplay-super-makeup face. At my last job in the last month, I already knew I was going to lose the job, so it didn't matter they found out (I guess). Anyway, one of my co-workers accidentally did, because of this gaming blog where I was featured, accidentally put out my full fucking name insetad of my cosplay nickname (they changed it later, but the damage was already done). One of my coworkers turned out to be a follower of the blog. Him being a gamer and having read that interview with me explaining about the hobby, I expected him to maybe understand it a bit and be respectful about it, but nope. He went over to the boss and I had to explain myself. First I was shunned by co-workers, but later it turned into small bullying about playing dress up and if I didn't want a sex change (as I cosplay mostly guys) etc. etc. Horrible situation, hope to never deal with it again. It looks like with my new job I mainly have the ehmm, yeah popular-girl-types that aren't much on the internet/computer anyways, so if no screw-ups from other people happen I should be safe, because I watch out a lot myself.
Pretty cool cosplays! I especially like San! :) You know, with the anxious-ness, everybody is different. For example in the last few years I tried to pull my bf in the cosplay hobby and he is SUPER uncomfortable when in cosplay showing his face. But he loves cosplay where is face is hidden, because he is "anonymous". He also like to act in-character while in hidden cosplay, while when his face shows he doesn't even want to be on pictures. I guess for me it's differnet, since I make most cosplays myself, I sort of want recognition like "look, I made this new thing and you remember me from the last thing I did!" or something like that I guess. xD
Haha, it's not like I hate it, but it's just not so appealing. I recognise the problem, though. Yu-Gi-Oh!'s original series (which is IMO super-interesting and has more variation than Duel Monsters and the other card-game series) is this low-budget 90's anime. A lot of people already despise the modern look, so to see those character designs, but in full 90's style...yeahhh, people rather not watch it. Although it's not even that long of a series! View spoilerHide spoilerExample of the old artstyle:
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Anyway, Slayers has been on my watch-list though! Only thing is that I barely watch anime overall (like 2-3 new series a year or something? + I rewatch 1-2 good/favorite series.) o.o
Urghh, I think I only watched the first season of K-On? I watched it when it was released, so it's already a long time ago and I don't remember the details at all. :P Never was interested in rewatching it or watching the second season.
Well the first military-anime I think of and is pretty much underrated imo, is Pumpkin Scissors. Did you watch that one? :)

Oh I don't think of being a programmer as a dream job, it's finicky, irritating, often frustrating work that doesn't pay all that well and you never get much recognition for it. It's always the software designer or the producer that gets all the credit in games.

Sometimes it's hard for me to sell things off when I want to but I can only imagine the struggle on your end since it's hard to sell even within your own region, and forGET selling to international buyers for all the reasons you explained.

It seems that she entered her "weeaboo phase" and just never managed to get out of it. It's a shame when people are like that. Don't blame you for getting rid of her XD

I don't buy them too often but all of my Eva ones turned out so nicely that I don't hesitate to get them when one that catches my eye pops up. (That, and I love kawoshin and there've been two kawoshin prize figure sets now that I just couldn't resist.) And one of my first figures was a prize figure so I have a certain affection for them, in a way. One of my Eva prizes item #199818 looks almost as nice as a scale too!
I'm in the "get trading figures because no other options" boat with Mekaku City Actors. I don't even know if it'll get anything else, I don't think it was that big of a success. But I wanted SOMEthing from it so I decided to split boxes to get the characters I wanted.

I'm also optimistic about an improvement in overall quality from UC. It seems like their releases do get progressively more polished overall. Besides, some kinds of flaws and issues are less apparent in something more monstrous like Bacterial Contamination Calne Ca, so that's an advantage. I go up to look at my Calne Ca often to admire the detail, even with the imperfect paint/sculpting on her hair.

Interesting. Most people assume otherwise.

That kind of caution totally makes sense. I guess I could be more careful than I am... Moro is my real name actually. But it didn't used to be and it's what everyone knows me as so I'm a bit stuck.
My boyfriend has done some cosplays too--Testament from Guilty Gear and Assassin from Fate/zero. He pretty much only cosplayed to go with me but he was happy to do it since I wanted him to.

Personally I love a lot of the old 90s art. I like it more than some of the modern art trends (the "moe era" stuff.) But the anime I'm most attached to are almost all 90s series so I am very biased in that regard. I used to not watch many series a year but now I watch at least one every season. This season I'm watching Parasyte and Fate/Unlimited Blade Works, though Parasyte is the only one I find compelling (mostly because I already know the Fate/UBW story really well since the Fate/stay Night story has been adapted a zillion times already.) Other series I liked this year were Knights of Sidonia and Mekaku City Actors. I'm pretty picky but I try to give at least one thing a try per season.

Haven't seen Pumpkin Scissors, I'll check it out :>
02 days agoGodYagamiGodYagami
Maakie (3 days ago) #2470180No problem! And everybody loves Hello Kitty! :D
Got any nice gifts? :)


Tbh I asked my mom to give me money to pay some bills >_<
But she did get me some food and gave me a bonsai too :p And two friends gave me games on steam :3

My aunt promised me to give me Super Smash Bros next month haha.


IKR! I saw some official merchandise of her in Hello Kitty cafe but it's hella expensive (and cute) D:

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