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
Dating Sim Panel participant at YaYcon 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)

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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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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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020 hours agoDarkyDarky
Maakie (1 day ago) #2924522Well luckily around here with popular series a lot of boxes turn up on second hand selling sites for about 50-75% of the retail price. So I always keep an eye out there. :) But I'm not expecting the huge YGO box I want to ever turn up there, I think anyone that saves up long enough to buy that thing will keep it for the rest of his/her life. xD

yeah i would do the same i would think xD next month i go to a convention so i serve money for that :)
022 hours agoMoroMoro
Maakie (1 day ago) #2924539Yes, exactly that! Glad someone agrees with me as most people around me rather go to some resort and then just do the same there as they would do when staying at home! I can also read books and go to swimming pools in my own city!
The only relaxation holiday I am planning is when my bf and I will do our honeymoon, we want this typical tropical-island-relaxation-massages-and-pampering holiday! With all our other holidays we plan on visiting big cities. Currently we are looking into the most interesting parts in Europe and then in the future when we (hopefully) earn more money, we will go to further away destinations. :)
I'm actually currently looking into buying a cosplay again after quite a while of not buying. I have this big con in august and realised most of the costumes I have here I've worn way too much times (parts falling apart and needing way too much repairs), also my Chi-Chi I need to keep in perfect condition for the compo, so I can't wear her too much before then. The biggest problem I have now is multiple stores using the same image, but having completely different prices for the same costume....urgh! But I rather go for a store that has one in the catalogue instead of having it comissioned. That way if stuff turns out bad, I can at least refer to the pictures of how it should have looked. >.<
Really, most fabric here, even basic fabric colors is 8 euros a meter. A costume with a long dress or a bit of a coat easily needs 4 meters, so that brings you at 32 euros. Then I need buttons, threads with matching colors and a lot of times also more colors of fabrics for detailing. Which makes fabric only easily 40-50 euros for me. Now, a lot of cosplay shops have simple school unfiroms, coats and dresses in a lot of sizes and types for 60-100 euros on average. So, jep. I still do love making cosplays myself, but I only want to do it if the character is really important for me and I feel like I make something I will be proud of (and of course, having enough free time and motivation). When I started with cosplaying I bought everything, then over time I learned more myself, had a period where I made 100% everything myself and nowadays I switch a bit, depending on motivation and time, because the price is almost the same, whatever I do. I do have to say that nowadays I do a lot less cosplays than I used to, but now that I started doing competitions again I make at least one big costume myself each year! ^^
Well most people just said that channel that decided to air Bible Black mainly did it for the shock factor + high viewing rates. Well, they succeeded in that, because their channel and Bible Black got insanely much media attention. :/
Wow, they showed the End of Evangelion on Cartoon Network? xD Did it get a lot of (negative) attention that too much kids watched it? I've also heard of Adult Swim. I thought that was mainly anime, but it probably also has stuff like Family Guy/South Park/etc.?
Well even with the animation meant for kids, I still highly enjoy them as an adult. >w< Not everything is to my liking of course, but for example my bf and I are huge fans of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which most people would call childish, but it has great humor and looks super cute!
I used to get annoyed at people calling them toys/dolls and people calling anime cartoons, but I guess I'm a bit over it and just accept that not everyone will understand. I do correct people though, when they call something by the wrong name. ;)
View spoilerHide spoilerYou mean like this?
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Ah yeah, I only like attention when I'm cosplaying and did my best to look good. xD In my everyday life I like to wear special types of clothing, but I'm not that much of a show-off with my body. ;)
Cecil has an amazing dress, but I really don't like her face. It looks so dead compared to the others. Maybe it's because of all the gold, makes the face look like a mask. The cats are a lot better than the bunnies, so that makes it easier at least? ;) Or do you like the bunnies from the series too?

I think for a lot of people a vacation is mostly about getting away from work and getting into a different environment, which I do understand. But my feeling is always "while you're at it, you should do different things!"
Being in the USA sucks, it's a huge ordeal to go anywhere interesting. Drive for a week straight and you're still in the same country! And I don't care much to go to Canada or Mexico. Mexico's too dangerous. (Although I would like to go there for archaeological work but right now no one will give you a grant to do that precisely because of the danger.)

Ugh god yeah I hate that, it's the most annoying problem. Then you start wondering "same picture, but which one is truly the best quality?" It's hard to make these choices, especially since even a cheaper one isn't all that cheap. Thankfully my next planned cosplay (whenever it actually happens) won't be too hard and probably not that expensive. I'll just need a pretty simple wig and a set of bear pajamas. (And for the rave, a bodysuit with a lot of trailing computer cables!) I never enter competitions, they're too much work for my taste XD Either that or I just end up feeling bad about myself because my cosplays don't match up.

But like.... it's one thing to air something ultraviolent for shock value, but Bible Black is actual porn. Your networks don't have strict rules about that stuff? A channel thought they could just get away with airing something like that, or did they not know it was just porn? It's confusing to me.
I remember there was a lot of yelling at the channel, but they apologized for airing the wrong thing during standard hours. All the anti-anime fuss was earlier in "USA anime fandom history". You know those series of animes from the "era of ultraviolence", things like Berkserk, or Kite? Those were what got the bad rap and what caused so many people to just go "omg anime is just awful sick porn blah blah blah". (This era overlapped with the golden ages when so many series really had something to say. When they meant for you to really think and when they had real philosophical points, I mean. Nowadays (the past 4 years) anime doesn't do that anymore much. We're in the "moe age" :/
Actually Adult Swim rarely airs anime, it's sort of intermittent. You already know about Toonami and that's where the anime mostly went. Toonami was a block of Adult Swim though. It actually doesn't air Family Guy or South Park because CN doesn't have the rights to those. It airs stuff like Metalocalypse, Robot Chicken, things like that. Metalocalypse is pretty funny but I've never cared for Robot Chicken. Too "lol so random" for me.
I like some animated stuff for kids but I guess I've lost my patience for stuff like that for the most part, and my expectations end up too high. There are exceptions though, like Big Hero 6 which was really great (first Disney movie I've liked in many, many years.)

I should clarify, if some random person does it, I don't really care much, because I have no reason to care about their opinion. But if it's someone I know, I'm always feeling like "you should know better than to say that stuff to me!" Hence why I got so irritated at my girlfriend, she should really know better.

View spoilerHide spoilerAhahaha, I don't think mine can dodge a bullet. But I guess they're like smaller versions of the HotD boobs in some ways now, yeah |D

I'll be frank, I'm an attention whore. View spoilerHide spoilerI've been raving naked before (well mostly naked, I think I still had panties on.) Usually when I go raving I strip off everything except my underwear + shoes. It was a shock to my girlfriend the first time she went with me, she wasn't expecting it O wO;;
Short story--when I was in high school I was bullied a lot, and a standard thing for bullies (especially when it's other girls) to call a girl is a slut, whore, etc. Much later, I decided that I refused to accept "slut" as a bad thing in the first place. Why should I feel bad, or be considered bad, because of my sexual promiscuity? Nobody's making me do it, I'm doing it by choice, after all. So I made the word a part of my identity, and I've been way happier ever since.


I think with the mask, her and the other golden masked Sasha doll look kind of like the splicers from Bioshock, but "Cecil"'s dress looks like Sarah's from that one part in Labyrinth. The only bunny ones that I liked enough to want to have are "Wizy" (mostly for the outfit, I've contemplated buying her just to steal her clothes for Ophelia) and the "Nuna" one, she's so ornate.
01 day agoSethySethy
Maakie (2 days ago) #2922503Ik ben veel te laat, sorry! D:
Maar een hele fijne verjaardag gewenst!!!!!
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Ik ben er net over heen, het was een leuke dag. Bedankt voor het wensen en het bericht.
02 days agoMoroMoro
Maakie (3 days ago) #2920542Yes! I had tons of fun! :D I'm so tired now, lol! I always push myself to see as much as possible from the place where I am. xD I don't do relaxation holidays, I can relax at home! xD
One of the worst miscommunications I had was when I had this costume where I had 10+ emails back and forth with a shop, because I wanted to make sure they did the belt right. At some point I was sort-of satisfied they understood what I said, but when I got the thing it was just a piece of brown fabric and I had to do so much work on it. X_X Nowadays I don't order much of my costumes anymore, but luckily I have the skills to fix up mistakes. The last ordered costume I bought I still spend hours on improving, but it was better than starting from scratch (and seriously, with the prices those Chinese stores have, I mostly can't even beat them when it comes to material cost)!
Recently there came this new bootleg shop here and they took it even one step further. They take stolen China images and then post their ugly Paint-quality watermark on top of the original watermark. It looks so obvious and fake, but unfortunately a lot of young anime fans are still buying from them...
Hrmm well, if I would summarize it in the Netherlands, as told by others and what I've seen myself: (I'll put it in spoiler because it's a big story) View spoilerHide spoilerIn the 80's the first anime were shown and they showed mainly "adult" anime in the evenings. Think of OVA's from fighter series (Street Fighter, King of Fighters), action series, movies like Appleseed, Patlabor etc. There were some children anime during the day and they were watched, but they didn't get incredibly high merchandising/popularity from what I noticed (the most famous ones here were Alfred Jodokus Kwak and Heidi, Girl of the Alps). Then in the beginning of the 90's there came Card Captor Sakura, while they also aired Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon. Then halfway during the 90's there came Pokémon and it was quite a "boom" here when it comes to popularity and merchandise. The popularity of Pokémon also made it so that we got a lot of other anime (what I watched the most myself was Digimon, Transformers, Medabots, Shin-Chan, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Samurai Pizza Cats, Shaman King and Shinzo/Mushrambo), so 1995-2000 were really good years to watch Dutch television as an (young) anime fan. :) Then around 2000-2005 the popularity of the Pokémon anime was slowing down (the games were still selling incredibly well, so no worries about that) and no really aimed-at-adults anime were shown for a while. Then a decision was made...one that I'll never forget...and that was the idea to show more "adult" series again. Starting with...Bible Black. No joke. They aired Bible Black here. On a weekday. A normal talkshow was going on and after that that BAM hentai. It was in the news for days! Suddenly people were digging up "Omg you guys remember in the 80's all that violence in Japanese cartoons??? Pokémon also has violence! Anime is bad for you! Protect your children! Hur duurrr!" And anime fans all over the Netherlands had to protect their hobby, because the first thing people would think about was Bible Black. Even when you didn't watch it on tv, even if you didn't give 2 shits about anime/cartoons, newspapers would give you all the details of what happened and all the types of weird sex there was aired during that time and how you should protect yourself and your children from the crazy stuff from Japan. Then shortly after that Disney Channel decided to buy our biggest children-channel (the one airing Pokémon along with quite a bit of other anime). Disney Channel let us know that they only wanted Disney-programs and cartoons, so anime would be gone. There were lots of protests and petitions and in the end they decided to only keep Pokémon, because they got way too much complaints about Pokémon leaving. Nowadays on Disney Channel they show a bit more anime, they show Pokémon, Tenkai Knights and Inazuma Eleven. Other channels don't show any anime at all (child/teen/adult, none!). We are currently in a worse position than even the 80's with what is shown on tv. :/ Luckily I have noticed with the younger kids visiting cons that especially Pokémon and Inazuma Eleven are big hits, which shows that anime is still really interesting for younger kids. :)
Well, that was a summary of anime in the Netherlands. xD I know a bit of anime in the US, mainly about shows for teens/(young) adults on Toonami. But I don't know all the specific details.

I guess my boss back then still had the whole Bible Black-fiasco in the back of his head. I tried to not put up much discussion, but defended anime a bit (I wanted to be sure he didn't think of me as a hardcore porn watcher, the violence part I didn't care much about).
Same for me, but indeed good for us if others don't show any ambition. xD I'm currently not that happy with my position, so I hope to get at least one step higher in the ladder to get a job I'm more content with. :P
Haha, it's also all about personality. xD Another interesting thing is now that I moved to the north of the Netherlands people see me a lot more as rough/aggressive, because of my south-western accent. Even though I talk (in my opinion) very normal. Those people probably get heart attacks if they visit other parts of our country. (But for some reason north-Netherlands people seem to be way more attached to their area.) :P
Ah man, don't get implants. Not only their weight I hear a lot of stuff about, but I've seen pictures of older people with implants and it looks so fake. X_X Everything sagging/old and then suddenly perfect round boobs at the chest. It just looks really weird! Unless you can get temporary implants you shouldn't do it. >.< And on the other hand, what I noticed (especially compared to my sister and some of my friends), smaller boobs attract a lot less unwanted attention. :P
Oh, the lack of eyebrows I didn't even notice yet...now I can't unsee! Anyway, it's a good choice as Lumina was also very pretty! But don't you feel right now that you should "complete the set" and get Kiki too? xD

Oh same, when I'm on a trip it's because I want to DO things, not just chill. If I went on a long vacation to the Caribbean or something like that I'd probably spend some time relaxing, but in general I want to spend a vacation doing things I couldn't do at home.

Uuuuuugh, wow that sounds annoying. After all that work and all those emails, to STILL have it be all wrong sounds so aggravating. I haven't bought a cosplay in years but I think it'd avoid buying one that wasn't premade (that is, that only needed some tailoring to fit the size.) Dealing with shady businesses is frustrating. But it's true that their prices are pretty much unbeatable. Shows you how cheap labor is there. Though actually most cheap Chinese labor is shunted over to neighboring Vietnam these days, because Vietnam is cheaper than China now.

LOL, OH GOD. WHO LET THAT HAPPEN. It reminds me of when, years ago, Cartoon Network accidentally aired The End of Evangelion during the day before they realized it had to be moved to the adult block (called Adult Swim, we still have it and it plays some anime and also a lot of very weird cartoons for adults.) It's getting better but what I find most frustrating is the attitude that is common in the USA of "anime and all animation is cartoons and for kids." You want to see me get mad, call anime "cartoons." I won't make a scene but I sure will become irritated. Likewise if someone calls (most) figures "toys". I was talking to my girlfriend one time about how a major point of all the Gundam anime series is to increase sales of Gundam model kits because that's Bandai's largest moneymaker, and she just said "oh yeah, so the show helps them to sell toys." I corrected her but I don't think she realized how much it annoyed me (I just didn't want to make it into a GIANT DEAL because it didn't seem worth the fight.) Perhaps I'm just too sensitive?

Oh haha I was joking about the implants, I wouldn't actually want to get any. Just kind of wish I had my old bigger boobs back the way they were. Although my boobs now are like hentai boobs, really pliable and squishy. Turns out that IS possible in real life!
But... I like the attention! Well, I'm an exhibitionist, so.

lol don't tempt me. I did contemplate just getting both to save myself the agonizing. Also to get ALL the kitties in the set I'd have to get the "Cecil" one too item #117245. I could get her for the same price as "Kiki" but I don't like her as much as the others.
03 days agoDarkyDarky
Maakie (3 days ago) #2920465Yeah, it's defenitely worth the price, but I just can't get myself to spend it all at once on a DVD box! >.<

xD i know that feeling i want to buy the got dvd box for 80 Euros. need money :( xD

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