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Maakie's Collection #34 Hello Kitty, Chrono Crusade, Pokémon &Maakie's Collection #34 Hello Kitty, Chrono Crusade, Pokémon &Review

MaakieMaakie22 days ago
Hello MFC! And welcome to another blog in my collection series! These blogs cover figures from my collection that have been in storage for a long time due to my emigration. I also use this as an opportunity to practice with my new camera and also appreciate the items I have been owning for a longer time!

The figures we are going to look at today is another mixed bunch:

- Pocket Monsters (Pokémon) - Mewtwo & Sakaki (Giovanni) - Nendoroid (#875) (Good Smile Company) ITEM #655570
- Hello Kitty to Issho - Minase Shizuku (Eikoh) ITEM #54257
- Chrono Crusade - Rosette Christopher (arms down) (Universal Entertainment) ITEM #11154
- Chrono Crusade - Rosette Christopher (arms up) (Universal Entertainment) ITEM #11155
- Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu - Kinoshita Hideyoshi - EX Figure - Bunny ver. (SEGA) ITEM #72604
- THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls - Futaba Anzu - Figma (#EX-012) (Max Factory) ITEM #140904
- Strike Witches 2 - Gertrud Barkhorn - A.G.P. (Bandai) ITEM #109652


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Pocket Monsters (Pokémon) - Mewtwo & Sakaki (Giovanni) - Nendoroid (#875) (Good Smile Company) ITEM #655570

I was very happy when this Nendoroid was announced and I saw how cute Mewtwo turned out in Nendoroid proportions! I'll be honest, I saw Giovanni just as a fun bonus to be part of this set. I do like how he has a nostalgic faceplate referencing the earlier games.

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This faceplate I am talking about is this 'half hidden' one, which is the way he showed in the original games.

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I like the idea although the execution is kind of odd. This faceplate reminds me the most of the Giovanni I saw in the earlier Pokémon games.

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And here is Mewtwo with Shadow Ball! Mewtwo's quite big and my copy does not have any visible flaws. I like the brighter colors on this Nendoroid versus Mewtwo's coloring on other figures I own.

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When placed in natural light, you can see the transparency of the Shadow Ball better:

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Hello Kitty to Issho - Minase Shizuku (Eikoh) ITEM #54257

I have been thinking a lot about what to do with my Hello Kitty to Issho collection. Earlier I wanted to make a special shelf just for my Hello Kitty to Issho items, but with my current set-up it looks like I might not have the space for it. For now I will hold onto my these items (it's not like they have much resell value anyways) and I'll think more about it later.

Back when I originally got her, I also made a review of this figure BLOG #3568 , it's quite funny to see my own 'retro' reviews and how I started out.

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While the figure is not of the highest quality, I love all the Hello Kitty references on the outfit of this figure!

From the moment I owned her I have been thinking about making some improvements on her, especially on the face. I still haven't dared to do it. Maybe when I have more customization skills in the future.

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I thought this would make a nice banner to use on this website.

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Chrono Crusade - Rosette Christopher (arms down) (Universal Entertainment) ITEM #11154

This older prize figure is definitely of subpar quality, but with the low amount of Chrono Crusade items out there, I am very happy to own it!

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I have been thinking a lot to paint a small 'shine' in each of her eyes so her eyes look a bit less dead. However with this being a quite rare piece I am a bit afraid to make changes to it. I would for sure practice first on the Hello Kitty figure mentioned before this one.

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Chrono Crusade - Rosette Christopher (arms up) (Universal Entertainment) ITEM #11155

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No, this is not the same figure, but a very similar one!

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I like the pose of this one more than the previous figure, but I would have loved it if she were in a crouching or otherwise more dynamic pose.

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Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu - Kinoshita Hideyoshi - EX Figure - Bunny ver. (SEGA) ITEM #72604

An older Hideyoshi prize figure, but still very much loved in my collection!

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I think you can nowadays almost call this a classic?

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THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls - Futaba Anzu - Figma (#EX-012) (Max Factory) ITEM #140904

I'll be honest, I kind of have buyers' regret with this figure. Originally it seemed like this figure would be a very limited release, so I joined a very expensive group order for her back then...to only in the end see her in stock everywhere for way lower prices! AH!

Anyway, she is still very cute. If you want to see all her poses and accessories, I also made a review of this figure BLOG #16685 shortly after I originally got it.

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Here is our little sleepyhead!

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I really like her shorts!

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Strike Witches 2 - Gertrud Barkhorn - A.G.P. (Bandai) ITEM #109652

A very nice Gertrud action figure, I fully reviewed her pretty recently BLOG #45198 .

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There is not much to say except for that the figure overall is nice and due to the lack of other Barkhorn action figures, this is the best articulated Barkhorn you can get.

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And to finish it!

For those who read all this way, thank you! My next blog will be another entry for this blog type!

I hope you enjoyed this blog, you could also check my others if you're interested! As promised, for every new blog I would fix the image hosting of an older blog. As it was referenced here and I liked fixing up one of my 'retro' reviews I have fixed:
Hello Kitty to Issho! - Minase Shizuku: BLOG #3568
If you also have any you would like me to fix, let me know!

Recent entries in my "Maakie's Collection" blog series:
Maakie's Collection #33 Ajin, Pokémon, Resident Evil and Moetan: BLOG #48536
Maakie's Collection #32 Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Mewtwo and more!: BLOG #48442
Maakie's Collection #31 FMA, Hideyoshi, YGO and Strike Witches: BLOG #48440
Maakie's Collection #30 Pokémon, Moetan, YGO and Ymir: BLOG #48366
Maakie's Collection #29 Jason, Komugi, Moetan and YGO: BLOG #48365
All of my other entries in this blog series: View spoilerHide spoiler
Maakie's Collection #28 Calne Ca, POP, YGO and Kantai Collection: BLOG #48258
Maakie's Collection #27 Chrono Crusade, Strike Witches and some random goods: BLOG #48255
Maakie's Collection #26 Seven Deadly Sins, YGO, Strike Witches: BLOG #48178
Maakie's Collection #25 Dead Master, YGO, Strike Witches: BLOG #48177
Maakie's Collection #24 Code Geass, Rozen Maiden, Strike Witches: BLOG #47985
Maakie's Collection #23 Calne Ca, Edward Scissorhands, YGO: BLOG #47984
Maakie's Collection #22 Bioshock, Kantai Collection, Mecha Musume: BLOG #47926
Maakie's Collection #21 Yu-Gi-Oh! + Hideyoshi + Queen's Blade & more: BLOG #47852
Maakie's Collection #20 Komugi + Moetan + Strike Witches + POP !: BLOG #47781
Maakie's Collection #19 Resident Evil TUBBZ + POP Wonderland + Strike Witches: BLOG #47779
Maakie's Collection #18 Hideyoshi + Strike Witches + Queen's Blade: BLOG #47715
Maakie's Collection #17 Yu-Gi-Oh! + Kantai + Hideyoshi: BLOG #47631
Maakie's Collection #16 A random assortment!: BLOG #47630
Maakie's Collection #15 Shuraki + Queen's Gate + Hideyoshi: BLOG #47546
Maakie's Collection #14 Multiple generations of Mecha Musume!: BLOG #47545
Maakie's Collection #13 Mecha Musume Figumate + Tanya: BLOG #47486
Maakie's Collection #12 Nurse Witch Komugi + Chrono Crusade: BLOG #47418
Maakie's Collection #11 Moetan + Mecha Musume Vol. 2 trading set: BLOG #47300
Maakie's Collection #10: Mecha Musume Vol. 1 + SW prize figures!: BLOG #47296
Maakie's Collection #9 A random assortment of trading figures!: BLOG #47226
Maakie's Collection #8 Some Strike Witches figures and merchandise!: BLOG #47175
Maakie's Collection #7 YGO Duel King!! + Mecha Musume Beagle Moon Toys: BLOG #47117
Maakie's Collection #6 Lucky Star x KC prize series + Yami Yuugi: BLOG #47115
Maakie's Collection #5 YGO Vol. 2 ~Ancient Duel~ + Baccano! + SW : BLOG #47080
Maakie's Collection #4 MegaHouse Lelouch + Mecha Musume Vol. 3: BLOG #47079
Maakie's Collection #3 YGO Vol. 1 ~Duel Start!~ + Kan Colle + SW: BLOG #47027
Maakie's Collection #2 Yagami Light + Hideyoshi + Yoshika: BLOG #46489
Maakie's Collection #1 Panty and Stocking + Mai HiME: BLOG #46025


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ManofCulture21 days ago#95540959Argh! Yes the boat level! I had to take a day and a half just to work up the strength to play through it. It’s just so boring and the fact that you can’t use all the heat you have with Ethan really kills me. Hopefully they don’t do something like that in RE 8 and we can remain as Ethan while fully strapped for the entire game.
Oh snap! I’m sorry for putting that margurette image in your head again Maakie. I didn’t want you to suffer the way I have recently, it was an honest mistake. :(


Well, at least they announced a couple of days ago we are going to have a Mercenaries mode included in RE8! :D I'm excited for that!
19 days ago
Maakie21 days ago#95540790Well if it must be 69, then I can start covering only 2-3 figures each blog from now? :^)
Yeah RE7 is so short, I was surprised in my first playthrough as well. And especially if you know what to do you can go through it even faster. I haven't really felt motivated to replay RE7 as I dislike the boat level so much. :P I guess I still remember the plot well enough as Ethan wasn't that deep.
And LOL thank you for reminding me of that as well...I will never forget her growling and jumping through the window... :')


Argh! Yes the boat level! I had to take a day and a half just to work up the strength to play through it. It’s just so boring and the fact that you can’t use all the heat you have with Ethan really kills me. Hopefully they don’t do something like that in RE 8 and we can remain as Ethan while fully strapped for the entire game.

Oh snap! I’m sorry for putting that margurette image in your head again Maakie. I didn’t want you to suffer the way I have recently, it was an honest mistake. :(
21 days ago
ManofCulture21 days ago#9554076369 blogs take it or leave it. Also in preparation for RE 8 releasing soon, I replayed through RE 7 and... I forgot how quick that game is. Pretty much accidentally sped run it in like 3 hours. Seeing Margurette’s gross ass bug hive right on her no-no squares was effing disgusting... definitely didn’t miss seeing that and now I have to go through the effort of repressing the memory all over again.

Well if it must be 69, then I can start covering only 2-3 figures each blog from now? :^)

Yeah RE7 is so short, I was surprised in my first playthrough as well. And especially if you know what to do you can go through it even faster. I haven't really felt motivated to replay RE7 as I dislike the boat level so much. :P I guess I still remember the plot well enough as Ethan wasn't that deep.

And LOL thank you for reminding me of that as well...I will never forget her growling and jumping through the window... :')
21 days ago
69 blogs take it or leave it. Also in preparation for RE 8 releasing soon, I replayed through RE 7 and... I forgot how quick that game is. Pretty much accidentally sped run it in like 3 hours. Seeing Margurette’s gross ass bug hive right on her no-no squares was effing disgusting... definitely didn’t miss seeing that and now I have to go through the effort of repressing the memory all over again.
21 days ago
ManofCulture21 days ago#95540738Came here for best girl Hideyoshi and was not disappointed, but now I’m curious Maakie. You’ve been doing these blogs for quite a while right? #34... so roughly how many more of these blogs do you think you can squeeze out? My recommendation is you either hit 69 or 420 there is no other way...

LOL, but yes Hideyoshi best girl. Realistically speaking if I would cover them all with the same average number of items in each blog as I do now I think I will reach somewhere in the 50's. However, just yesterday when I unpacked another box I discovered quite some items where I feel kind of meh about nowadays and they might go directly on my sales pile rather than unboxing and displaying them. Depending on how much more boxes/figures like that I come across I might have less blogs.
21 days ago
Came here for best girl Hideyoshi and was not disappointed, but now I’m curious Maakie. You’ve been doing these blogs for quite a while right? #34... so roughly how many more of these blogs do you think you can squeeze out? My recommendation is you either hit 69 or 420 there is no other way...
21 days ago
Tjilp22 days ago#95502173Nice blogpost once again!
The Giovanni nendo's darker faceplate kindof strikes me as.. odd.. I wonder in what lighting on the figure it would actually look aesthetically pleasing?
It almost has a burnt feel or that someone accidentally sprayed his faceplate with black with an airbrush or something and then covered it up this way? XD
Maybe I would have liked it better if they cell shaded it like this;
https://c4.wallpaperflare.com/wallpaper/399/512/1015/movie-pokemon-the-first-movie-giovanni-pokemon-persian-pokemon-wallpaper-preview.jpg
Or is this what they tried to achieve?
https://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/6/65/Giovanni_Stadium.png
I've been trying to find some reference on it but the sprites of the original games all have his face fully lit..
Hm, I'm not a fan. But the Mewtwo is, however, very very cute <3


Hi again! Yeah the faceplate is trying to imitate

https://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/d/de/Sugimorigiovannioriginal.png

and for sure they indeed just airbrushed some black on it, haha! I like the idea of this 'hidden' face, but it could have been a lot better. ^^'' Still I display him in this way because the other 2 faceplates are also kind of...hrm. One of them looks a lot like his modern look (which I don't have much attachment to) and the other one is just odd as it is this kind of realistic-y male face on a cute body, haha.

Maybe we will get one day an 'anime version' Nendoroid of Giovanni (in his orange suit!) and we could have a faceplate similar to your screenshot. :)

But in the end I just got this Nendoroid for Mewtwo and Giovanni is a bonus, LOL!
22 days ago
Nice blogpost once again!

The Giovanni nendo's darker faceplate kindof strikes me as.. odd.. I wonder in what lighting on the figure it would actually look aesthetically pleasing?
It almost has a burnt feel or that someone accidentally sprayed his faceplate with black with an airbrush or something and then covered it up this way? XD
Maybe I would have liked it better if they cell shaded it like this;
https://c4.wallpaperflare.com/wallpaper/399/512/1015/movie-pokemon-the-first-movie-giovanni-pokemon-persian-pokemon-wallpaper-preview.jpg

Or is this what they tried to achieve?
https://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/6/65/Giovanni_Stadium.png
I've been trying to find some reference on it but the sprites of the original games all have his face fully lit..

Hm, I'm not a fan. But the Mewtwo is, however, very very cute <3
22 days ago
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