MaakieMaakie Mecha Musume Love!


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 moe / Girls in uniform (such as more from So Ra No Wo To, Girls und Panzer etc.)
- 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)

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 events
Figure Collecing Lecture at MGCExperience 2015, the Netherlands
Cosplay lecture at MGCExperience 2015, the Netherlands
Multiple soon to be announced events at Nishicon 2015

Given events
Figure Collecing Lecture at Abunai! 2015, Animecon 2015, 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 Abunai! 2015, Nishicon 2014, Abunai! 2014, Animecon 2014 and Abunai! 2013
Cosplay: Buy, alter or make it yourself? at Fan Base Projects 2015, Animecon 2015, Almere Cosplay Event 2015, Tomocon 2015
Cosplay Planning Lecture at Tsunacon 2015, Animecon 2014, Tomocon 2014, Tsunacon 2014 and Nishicon 2013
Coslay Competition Judge at Stripmanifestatie 2015
Dakimakura (Hugging Pillow) Panel/Lecture at YaYcon 2014
Cosplay Make-Up Workshop at Tomocon 2014
Cosplay Photo Corner Photographer at Stripmanifestatie 2015
Manga lecture at Stripdagen 2015, Stripdagen 2014 and Stripdagen 2013
Manga and Cosplay lecture at Manga Day 2015 Event Dutch Comic Book Museum 13th of september
Manga and Anime lecture at Moshi Moshi Event 2014
Cosplay lecture at Almere Cosplay Event 2015, 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
Dating Sim/Visual Novel Panel at YaYcon 2015
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, would like to give an event yourself or have a nice idea for an event, let me know!

I'm a member of Fake Is Sad, if you would like to read more information about their work, see: (mfc link)

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) and 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!
Me giving a lecture! More here: (ext link)
Me getting interviewd, giving a lecture and a workshop. More here: (ext link)
Trainer Wes from Pokémon Colosseum! More here: (ext link)
My biggest project so far, Elizabeth! More here: (ext link) and here: (ext link)
A recent costume, Chi-Chi from Dragon Ball! More here: (ext link)
My most recent costume, Ink from Moetan! I have to practice looking cute more. Q.Q More here: (ext link)

Thanks for reading and feel free to leave a comment!

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07 hours agoEmpireEmpire
Oh my goodness, your collection is amazing, and so are your cosplays!
Just wanted to let you know, have a great day :D
02 days agobakainu0916bakainu0916
Maakie (17 days ago) #3559624I'm super busy so I'm very late with all my messages, sorry!
Anyway, a happy birthday to you! :D

I'm the one who should apologize, I hadn't checked my messages in ages! >_<

Thank you very much for the birthday greetings!

I got a job as a (part timer) translator so I got quite busy until last month. ^^;
It's a fun job and it really made me feel challenged. I worked for a local TV station and my job was to translate an anime script for dubbing. When I saw the final result on TV, it's a mixed feeling. I felt happy because my work's done but at the same time I felt "Ah! I thought I did good.... I should have done a better job!" ;_;

Also, the assignments for campus kept me busy too. xD

Speaking of game, I still have the dream of owning a PC but for now, I agree with you. Laptop is good in general. xD
I see you're enjoying your new PS3, that's nice. xD
I really like smartphone games lately, I'm playing Love Live game now. And Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls just released their new rhythm game too for smartphone, have you tried it?
Ah, by the way, Anzu's role is getting bigger in second season of the anime (at least she's not always sleeping when we see her). :3

And a little bit about my mom, she did find a job that she liked, she really liked working in a bank. xD
But she quit her job after she married my dad (I think this was a common thing in the 90's?). ^^;
02 days agoSixUglySixUgly
Maakie (2 days ago) #3837412Hello!
Maybe a bit of a weird question, but with your item #13245 is the spark on Roy's hand also placed super weird?

Nah I think it's okay, mine is placed in a different way but I doesn't change much. x)

I love this mini diorama btw. =3
03 days agoEnkidulgaEnkidulga
Maakie (4 days ago) #3799877Huh? Ik denk dat je me verkeerd begrepen heb aangezien ik niets aanbood?
Jij hebt Mewtwo al ergens kunnen pre-orderen dan? Ik zie 'm nog nergens open hier! :O

Ja verkeerd gelezen dan :p
Ik woon letterlijk tegenover de Intertoys en had gevraagd of ze die opzij wouden leggen wanneer deze kwam.
Om 1 of andere reden dacht ik dat het moeilijk zou worden om Mewtwo te vinden zodra die uitkwam.
Maarja, blijkbaar loopt de supply van amiibos nu wel goed, dus hoeven we denk ik niet bang meer voor te zijn.
04 days agotheyasminshowtheyasminshow nycc time!
Maakie (5 days ago) #3780827A lot of people call me out for being cheap that I do stuff like that, but I just don't want to waste items, that makes me feel bad. :( And ooowwhh, I got it from Walmart, so I guess I could have expected that, hahaha! I should take a note of that next time I go to the US and want to bring food back with me, that I should check the expiration dates better when i Buy stuff. ;)
Jeesh, those prices! I can only think of quick-expiration date items to be that expensive if they are imported (like cheese and meat), so I hope that the salmon you are talking about was imported too! The only 2 times we got Heineken it was like $6-8, which is a joke because in the Netherlands it's like 1-2 euros depending on where you go. :P Ah Corona, that's Mexican beer, right? I've got to tell you I don't like beer much, so I'm not an expert on all of this.
Ohh, but I wasn't even talking about alcohol, I already meant normal drinks. Here if you just want a soda with your meal you easily pay 4 euros for a small glass. Let's not even start on if you want wine or some good mix drinks, because those price are not funny anymore. You are better off buying a good bottle of something for at home. :P
I remember when I was in the US (I even made a picture from it, I think it's in my NY blog) that I found plaque on a wall at a buffet restaurant saying "30 minutes of seating is permitted after a purchase". xD Of course for a business standpoint it's better if you replace the costumers, but it doesn't sound very friendly to me, because of how I'm used to dining. :P
Ah yes, I knew how it works in the US and it still amazes me. Here in the Netherlands waiters are paid minimum wage. When it comes to tips, it's up to the company what to do, as long as the company doesn't keep it for it's own profit, almost everything permitted. The stuff you hear the most is that the collected tips get divided under the staff or that the money is kept seperate to buy an item for the staff room, a gift for the employees or something likewise. But what is good and bad from the stuff I heard in the US, is that if you work in a popular restaurant and people have to minimum tip you 10-15% (if I remember correctly), you can get quite a good pay at the end of an evening. So more work at a good place is rewarded in more pay (but it sucks of course if the quality of the restaurant you are working for is going downhill).
Oh for sure. If someone has a negative experience he/she can rant for hours (just look at some of the blog on this website, lol) and when something is good a lot of people keep silent. This is why it's sometimes so hard to find good reviews of a store! And woah, with your store, now that's extreme! I think the best thing would be a service inbetween the business policies of the US and asia/Japan. Most of the things I heard about US costumer service are huge customer-is-always-king-stories, while I heard (and experienced myself) a lot of you-should-respect-the-store in asia/Japan stores. I think we should look at both sides and understand that everyone can make a mistake sometimes so not either one of the sides should get "punished" with a lot of extra costs.
Yeah, I also don't know about US rules. A register like the one we have in the Netherlands is really heavy imo, so I would expect it more for someone to first get 1 or 2 warnings and then get into a register like that. But it also depends on how heavy the lying is (making up you worked at a certain company is a heavier lie than saying you worked a few months longer in a company than you actually did). But yeah here it's zero tolerance on lying.
Oh, that's really good with the banks and very understandable! I don't know if something like that also exists in the Netherlands, as here it's pretty hard to get a creditcard in general and you also can't take too much loans on it. Actually if I were to go into credit on my debit bank account I pay a crazy amount of fees on the credit part, so I blocked it alltogether that I can't spend any money if it's not on my bank account at that time.
That's pretty nice compared to the part of the country where I live now, even just a job can be extremely hard to get. I was jobless for quite long until I found my current job and even places like fastfood places, cleaning companies and factories (that all offer minimum wage) have to turn down a lot of people every time job openings open there... Actually the job I have now is what you describe. I work for the government through a temporary employment agency contract and people are amazed that so much government workers are there on that type of contract. And oh, it's not like they want to fire me quickly, oh no, I'm sure for at least one more year of work and probably 2-3 more even, it's just that we get lower pay and less (actually as good as no) benefits on a contract like this. If your government office works like this with a big chunk of the employees, you can imagine what is going wrong in this country. :P
But at least temporary work is good for your resume, because (at least here in the Netherlands) it happens a lot for big-name companies and nobody ever needs to know the type of contract you had while you worked there. ;) I am glad though that my bf has an degree in something he can always easily find work in, so we can worry less about my job. But I want a job at all times, don't understand me wong! So whenever I have to quit somewhere I already go jobhunting before my previous job ends. I do hope to find a job that I enjoy more and gives me a good contract. I'm hoping/aiming for working in a different department and getting a real contract here at the government office. There are a lot of interesting departments where I would love to work as long as it's not the one where I work in now lol!
View spoilerHide spoilerBtw your new blog background hurts my eyes a bit when it comes to colors. I don't know if that was on purpose or it's just my screen? D:

Checking dates on items is one of those things you should always do but often forget. If it's a shelf stable food I don't look into it much, but then I sometimes forget when buying things like bread or yogurt >.< I bought a bunch of yogurt this week, the different flavors had different dates so I lined them up in the fridge by date so I won't have anything lost to expiration. lol!

Ohhh. If you go out to eat or to a bar, Heineken is about $6. But any store selling beer will charge ~$1-2 a bottle. Regular drinks, you're right, they get marked up too. I can't bring myself to order a glass of orange juice when it costs the same price as a half gallon... Unless it's a specialty drink or a celebration meal, I usually stick with water :p

That isn't friendly at all... that wording is way too strict. And like, are they timing everyone or what? -_-

Yeah, it varies here. Some places leave it for you to decide tip. Some places have mandatory tipping (or at least, if your party is 5-6 people they will add the gratuity to your bill). Some places are evil and keep the tip money so then it becomes a case... but like, where do you get off paying people $3 an hour and then taking their tips? Shouldn't that FEEL illegal to you?
Then there is the occasional news story where someone writes something rude on a receipt instead of leaving a tip, like "Get a real job" or something. If these people get "real" jobs are you okay with cooking your own food? Because no one will be there to serve you. Even now people are talking more about the rising cost of living and the middle class being pushed out of the city. Who's going to run the city, if not us? They aren't thinking this through enough.

I also think balance is key but America is all about being entitled! :D
People think "I'll take my business elsewhere" is a horrible threat. In reality, if it's a healthy business one consumer won't matter. And if that one complains, it won't make much difference. Only a steady stream of complaints will really have an effect. Look at AmiAmi, they have plenty of bad reviews. But their customer base is still growing. So it's like, so what if the handful hates us if the majority is still sending us a check every month? :p

It is. I think that if check systems didn't exist, neither would banks. People would abuse that into the ground. But it's sad that people think they can just spend what is technically other's people money and run. Banks have a reputation of being evil (and that's not unfounded) but still, that doesn't make it okay to swindle.

Ohh, wow. Government jobs here are usually pretty steady, with decent pay and benefits. They're just... boring? I dunno, I don't see myself living that office lady lifestyle anymore. Plus, I have a few friends who were looking for jobs and considered it... but they like to uh, party in their free time.
"I think I might apply for a government job."
"Cool... but uh, you know they do mandatory drug tests, right?"
"I KNOW! :("

Of course it's not on purpose! Is it too light, too dark, or just the color combination?

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