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Selling or trading these figures, items and books! Part 1447

Air Gear - Noyamano Ringo - HGIF Air Gear - Croissant Kamen ver. (Bandai)Tenjou Tenge - Natsume Maya - part 1 - Chibi Ver. (Bandai)Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED Destiny - Meyrin Hawke - HGIF Gundam Characters 2 (Bandai)Capcom Fighting Jam - Demitri Maximoff - SR Capcom Fighting Jam Part 2 (Yujin)Capcom Fighting Jam - Urien - SR Capcom Fighting Jam Part 2 (Yujin)Sengoku Basara - Kasuga - One Coin Grande Figure Collection - One Coin Grande Figure Collection Sengoku Basara Second Formation - One Coin Grande Figure Collection Sengoku Basara ~Heroes Gather~ (Kotobukiya)Super Robot Taisen - Kobayashi Mai - Super Robot War Heroines Original Generation 2 (Bandai)Card Captor Sakura - Daidouji Tomoyo - Card Captor Sakura Collection Figure (SEGA)Dark Angel Phoenix Resurrection - Leen (Alpha)Tayutama -Kiss On My Deity- - Kawai Ameri - 1/8 (Orchid Seed)Card Captor Sakura - Kinomoto Sakura - Card Captor Sakura Collection Figure  (Vol.3) (SEGA)Kashimashi ~Girl Meets Girl~ - Osaragi Hazumu - School Uniform Ver. (BEAT)Sakura Taisen: New York - Gemini Sunrise - HGIF Sakura Wars Part 5 (Bandai)Omoikkiri Kagaku Adventure Sou Nanda! - Suzuka - SR Rondo Robe Collection (Yujin)Fate/Stay Night - Matou Sakura - Nendoroid Petit - Nendoroid Petit: Fate/Stay Night - Apron (Good Smile Company)Excel - Duel Maid - Awakening (S2 Secret) (Atelier Sai)Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid - Takamachi Vivio - Nendoroid Petit (Good Smile Company)Lupin III - Mine Fujiko - Gashspon Figure Part 2 (Bandai)Hikari to Mizu no Daphne - Mizuki Maia - Toshiba Entertainment Gals Collection (Yujin)Mahou Tsukai no Yoru - Shingetsutan Tsukihime - Tsukihime - TYPE MOON -10th Anniversary- - Aozaki Aoko - Ichiban Kuji - Ichiban Kuji Premium Type-Moon ~10-shuunen Kinen~ - Kyun-Chara Accent (Banpresto)Tiger & Bunny - Huang Pao-Lin - Ivan Karelin - Karina Lyle - Lunatic - Ichiban Kuji - Ichiban Kuji Kyun Chara World Tiger & Bunny #02  (G Prize) - Notebook - Sticker (Banpresto)Da Capo - Mizukoshi Moe - D.C.P.S~Da Capo Plus -Super Limited Edition- (Bandai)Kuroko no Basket - Himuro Tatsuya - Kuroko no Basket Swing 5Q - Swing (Bandai)Daiya no Ace - Todoroki Raichi - Daiya no Ace - Tsunagaru Strap - Strap (Seven Two)Daiya no Ace - Miyuki Kazuya - Koedarize - Koedarize R Daiya no Ace - Rubber Strap (Takara Tomy)THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls - Ichihara Nina - Badge - Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Minicchu Can Badge Collection Stage 2 - Minicchu (Gift)Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal - Luna - Sailor Moon - Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal Birthday Cake - 1 - Sailor Moon Fresh Ichigo no Cake (Re-Ment)Osomatsu-san - Matsuno Osomatsu - Acrylic Charm - Charm - Osomatsu-san Riajuu Pajamatsu Trading Mini Acrylic Charm (Avex Pictures)Nijiiro Days - Naoe Tsuyoshi - Badge - Plate Badge (Contents Seed)Digimon Adventure 02 - Plotmon - Candy Toy - Digivice (Toei Animation)The Nightmare Before Christmas - Barrel - Lock - Shock - N-068 - Resin Figurine Collection (Jun Planning)IDOLiSH7 - Momo - Idolish7 in NamjaTown ~2nd Anniversary Festival~ - Idolish7 in NamjaTown ~2nd Anniversary Festival~ Rubber Strap Collection - NamjaTown - Rubber Strap (Namco)

Thinking about selling/trading ~Part 1~450

Thinking about selling/trading ~Part 2~350



Note regarding selling/trading:I have recently emigrated to a new country. Any sales and trades are on hold until I can reach my personal items again which will be in August 2020. If you see anything in my ads or lists you really want to get, we can still talk about me putting it on hold for you, but keep in mind everything will go slow.


Hello! My name is Maakie, originally from the Netherlands and recently emigrated to Finland. I'm a huge fan and collector of Baccano! and I try to get my hands on everything from this franchise! My other great love is Mecha Musume, where I especially love the older designs of Humikane Shimada, but I also like newer franchises such as Kantai Collection and Strike/Brave Witches. I also have a soft spot for everything from Chrono Crusade, artist POP, Yu-Gi-Oh! season 0 and Duel Monsters, Nurse Witch Komugi and horror games. Next to that I still have some side-collections that are dear to me and hard to let go of!

In my free time I like meeting with friends/family, making cosplay, building Model/Garage Kits, DDR/Stepmania, gaming, reading, writing, photographing, (J-)fashion and all kinds of random crafts.

In the past, I used to be a huge collector, buying almost anything I liked. Nowadays these are my collecting goals:
- Baccano!
- Chrno Crusade
- Mecha Musume: Humikane Shimada older Mecha Musume works --> Strike Witches --> Kantai Collection (mainly Fubuki and Abyssal Girls)
- Horror collection (horror anime/games related items: mainly Calne Ca, Kotobukiya Bishoujo, Silent Hill, Resident Evil and Evil Within)
- Moetan, POP works/designs in general and items from ElectromagneticWave
- Nurse Witch Komugi and other Akio Watanabe works
- Ymir from Queen's Blade
- Yu-Gi-Oh! (Original series and Duel Monsters)
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles (the first game)
- Hideyoshi Kinoshita
- Everything from Futaba Anzu! And maybe also start on collecting Koshimizu Sachiko and Hoshi Syoko items
- Myuutsu/Mewtwo items
- Military moe / Girls in uniform (such as Youjo Senki, So Ra No Wo To, Girls und Panzer etc.)
- Hello Kitty to Issho
- Make itabags for the series/franchises where I collect way too much small items from!

This also means I'm selling/trading a lot of items I used to have in my collection that don't fit these criteria anymore. Please check out
Selling or trading:
LIST #14643
LIST #96871
Thinking about selling or trading:
LIST #45514
LIST #57698
which will get a lot of updates!

I used to be very active in giving lectures, Q&A's and workshops at conventions in the Netherlands and surrounding countries (and sometimes even a bit further away). I'm not sure if I will pick this up again as my emigration has been a very busy period. At this moment I only have one announced event and I'll try to keep below list updated.

Announced soon-to-give events:
Bootleg/Fake Is Sad Lecture at Animefest 2020

Events I have given in the past:
View spoilerHide spoilerFigure Collecing Lecture View spoilerHide spoilerat Animecon 2019 (NL), Animecon 2018 (NL), Nishicon 2018 (NL), Connichi 2017 (DE), Abunai! 2017 (NL), Animecon 2017 (NL), MGCExperience 2016 (NL), Nishicon 2016 (NL), Abunai! 2016 (NL), Animecon 2016 (NL), Tsunacon 2016 (NL), MGCExperience 2015 (NL), Abunai! 2015 (NL), Animecon 2015 (NL), Tsunacon 2015 (NL), Nishicon 2014 (NL), Abunai! 2014 (NL), Animecon 2014 (NL), Tsunacon 2014 (NL), Nishicon 2013 (NL), Abunai! 2013 (NL), Animecon 2013 (NL), YaYcon 2013 (NL), Tsunacon 2013 (NL) and Nishicon 2012 (NL)
Bootleg/Fake Is Sad Lecture View spoilerHide spoilerat Animefest 2019 (CZ), Animefest 2018 (CZ), Abunai! 2017 (NL), Abunai! 2016 (NL), Tsunacon 2016 (NL) and Nishicon 2015 (NL)
18+ Anime Merchandise Panel View spoilerHide spoilerat Animecon 2017 (NL)
Dakimakura (Hugging Pillow) Panel/Lecture View spoilerHide spoilerat TomoCon 2019(NL), Nishicon 2016 (NL) and YaYcon 2014 (NL)
Garage Kit Lecture View spoilerHide spoilerat Abunai! 2017 (NL), Abunai! 2016 (NL), Nishicon 2015 (NL), Abunai! 2015 (NL), Nishicon 2014 (NL), Abunai! 2014 (NL), Animecon 2014 (NL) and Abunai! 2013 (NL)
Big cosplay projects: How to start? View spoilerHide spoilerat TomoFair Amsterdam 2019, MGCExperience 2018, Nishicon 2018 (NL), TomoFair Amsterdam 2018 (NL) and Formula Cosplay 2017 (NL)
Cosplay: Buy, alter or make it yourself? View spoilerHide spoilerat Animecon 2019 (NL), TomoFair Amsterdam 2019 (NL), Animecon 2018 (NL), Heroes Dutch Comic Con 2018/De Nieuwe Stripdagen 2018 (NL), Nishicon 2018 (NL), TomoFair Amsterdam 2018 (NL), Animecon 2017 (NL), TomoFair Amsterdam 2017 (NL), Nishicon 2016 (NL), Animecon 2016 (NL), Yashincon 2016 (NL), Formula Cosplay 2016 (NL), We Love Japan 2016 (NL), Nishicon 2015 (NL), Fan Base Projects 2015 (NL), Animecon 2015 (NL), Almere Cosplay Event 2015 (NL), Tomocon 2015 (NL)
Cosplay Planning Lecture View spoilerHide spoilerat Tsunacon 2015 (NL), Animecon 2014 (NL), Tomocon 2014 (NL), Tsunacon 2014 (NL) and Nishicon 2013 (NL)
Cosplay Working Table View spoilerHide spoilerat Almere Anime Event (NL)
Cosplay Competition Judge View spoilerHide spoilerat Formula Cosplay 2016 (NL), We Love Japan 2016 (NL), Stripmanifestatie 2015 (NL)
General Cosplay Guest: View spoilerHide spoilerDutch Comic Con/Stripdagen 2019 (NL)
Cosplay lecture View spoilerHide spoilerat TomoCon 2019(NL), TomoFair Amsterdam 2019 (NL), MGCExperience 2018 (NL), Heroes Dutch Comic Con 2018/De Nieuwe Stripdagen 2018 (NL), TomoFair Amsterdam 2018 (NL), Stripdagen 2017 (NL), TomoFair Amsterdam 2017 (NL), MGCExperience 2016 (NL), Formula Cosplay 2016 (NL), Stripdagen 2016 (NL), MGCExperience 2015 (NL), Almere Cosplay Event 2015 (NL), Stripdagen 2015 (NL), MGCExperience 2014 (NL), Moshi Moshi Event 2014 (NL), Almere Cosplay Event 2014 (NL), Stripdagen 2014 (NL), MGCExperience 2013 (NL) and Stripdagen 2013 (NL)
Cosplay Make-Up Lecture View spoilerHide spoilerat TomoFair Amsterdam 2019, TomoFair Amsterdam 2018 (NL), Formula Cosplay 2017 (NL), Yashincon 2016 (NL), Nishicon 2013 (NL)
Cosplay Make-Up Workshop View spoilerHide spoilerat Tomocon 2014 (NL)
Cosplay Photo Corner Photographer View spoilerHide spoilerat Stripmanifestatie 2015 (NL)
Manga lecture View spoilerHide spoilerat Stripdagen 2017 (NL), Stripdagen 2016 (NL), Stripdagen 2015 (NL), Stripdagen 2014 (NL) and Stripdagen 2013 (NL)
Manga and Cosplay lecture View spoilerHide spoilerat Manga Day 2015 Event Dutch Comic Book Museum 13th of september (NL)
Manga and Anime lecture View spoilerHide spoilerat Moshi Moshi Event 2014 (NL)
Papercraft Workshop View spoilerHide spoilerat MGCExperience 2014 (NL), MGCExperience 2013 (NL), Animecon 2013 (NL), Stripdagen 2013 (NL), Dorofest 2013 (NL) and Nishicon 2012 (NL)
Anime lecture View spoilerHide spoilerat TomoCon 2019(NL), Stripdagen 2013 (NL)
Working in the games industry panel View spoilerHide spoilerat TomoCon 2019(NL)
Dating Sim/Visual Novel Panel View spoilerHide spoilerat YaYcon 2015 (NL)
Game Design Q&A View spoilerHide spoilerat Dorofest 2013 (NL) and Nishicon 2012 (NL)
A possible future in Game Design View spoilerHide spoilerat Stanislascollege 2012 (NL)

Things I still need to do for my profile:
- List all the games I own (listed most that are in the database, but have a long list of things I should add myself)
- List all the artbooks I own (work in progress)
- Index my t-shirt collection and also add it on here.
- Try to make it look better/personalize

I like to write reviews and articles about figures, so be sure to check my blog on here: profile/Maakie/...

My blog, things I'm working on right now:
- Multiple figure reviews and unboxings
- Walktroughs of multiple completed Garage Kits
- Multiple big group-order loots
- Blog about my walktrough of my Elin cosplay

~Let me use this last bit of my profile to show off my favorite anime character!~

Jacuzzi from Baccano! is courageous, caring and kind, everything one can aspire to be.

Together with his girlfriend Nice they are my favorite anime couple.

Feel free to talk to me about Baccano! at any time, I can never stop rambling about this franchise.

You will open a can of worms though.






JustMoE モ–リス
Oh my, that sounds like quite the drag, having to wear earbuds/headphones all day long, every day :/ Hope the headaches will go away asap. Any news on how much longer you'll have to stay at home? Over here, a lot of companies are calling their workers back in, despite nothing really having changed. Personally I'm thankful we'll probably be allowed to work from home for another several months. But, different from you obviously, there's barely any difference between me working at home or at the bureau.

Don't you have to wear masks at stores up there? Over here they're mandatory in every kind of store thankfully, even though some morons of course refuse to wear them and start fights over it.

Totally agreed! That next wave(s) in autumn is really worrisome. How's everything going in the Netherlands now, since everything opened up again?

Ah, so it's a light novel! So you're the type who likes reading, but just can't make herself do so at home, as well? I can recommend reading in the bath tub - it's the only place at home where I can take the time and focus on a book^^

Hm, haven't heard about that situation with German post offices yet, but it wouldn't surprise me at all, especially in the large cities. At least with DHL, they just leave the parcel in the hallway, so there's no need to interact. Seems like having to visit the main postal offices is definitely something NOT to do for a while :/

Haha, that's a great way to use them :) Probably looks much better and more fitting than regular risers as well, right?

Now that you mention it, a Sonico oppai mousepad might actually cause severe damage to one's wrist :D So going for the (anime-)average size is the reasonable thing to do^^

That's so sad, since you guys just moved there and can't even explore your new home town/surroundings :/ But at least it's just temporary. Definitely better to play it safe than to end up on some cluttered island with people not caring at all.

Sounds like your jobs are quite safe, which means a lot especially at the moment. Sounds pretty cool to work for such an international company and get the opportunity to move to such a beautiful country :)

Oh wow! I wasn't aware that Dutch schhols offer such an amount of different languages - even Chinese at such a young age! That's really cool. From experience with Dutch people I always felt their English is WAAAY better than that of Germans on average. Not synchronizing all the US/UK movies & TV shows sure helps, as does watching anime without dubs when you study Japanese. It definitely works for me :) It's really cool that TV and games helped you improve your English so much, as well! Would have never thought that you had any issues with it in the past :) Wasn't Finland a part of Russia/the UDSSR for quite a long time? Think I remember seeing some signs with Russian writing in Helsinki, as well, not sure though. Do you know whether Denish and Norwegian get taught in school, as well? Or are they just optional maybe?

Yeah, that's what media tells us over here, as well. Not really sure what exactly the situation is, but hopefully the second time it'll all work out.

That definitely is crazy! Were there a lot of Dutch collectors, as well? Seems like there are some pretty avid collectors in your home country :)

Hahaha! Imagine getting up at night and basically sleepwalking into your displays. That's definitely every collector's nightmare^^ Those photos always look great, but I sometimes wonder whether I wouldn't feel uncomfortable sleeping in such a cramped room...

Hope you had a nice week and made progress with your new home!
8 days ago
Hi! It's been a long while!! I've been busy due to work (working between 10-11 hours a day) and I wanted to send a message back ASAP....

...but since it's been awhile, I hope you got your insurance :D How's the apartment? and work? and did paypal un-suspend your account?

As for COVID-19, I think people in America are tired of the lockdown and it seems like people would back to normal activities and risk getting virus than staying at home and avoid the virus :{

Haha, at the time, yes, it was quite nice to stay at home and lounge around with the girlfriend and dog (I actually had two articles planned out for MFC) but work happened >_< my co-worker left for another job so I'm sorta stuck doing everything by myself - it's sorta okay since I can work a max of 40 hours a week (I work 4 10-hour days) but at the same time, it's still more work for me >.>

True, face to face customer service jobs are 50/50 -- it's either sucky or great. I do remember seeing regulars at the last customer service job I worked at and it was fun to talk to them. Call centers, people either call to complain about something OR they don't like being called when you're trying to persuade them to buy something or ask them question. For America, the secret shopper jobs don't always pay you back when you shop or go to a restaurant so it can cost you more money not getting paid than getting paid below minimum wage. My friend did it and in the beginning he got paid + reimbursement for shopping but after awhile, they slowly started to not pay him back...

Wow, your current job sound awesome that you can adjust your work schedule/shift your hours around. Those type of jobs are rare in America - my current job sorta allows me to do that (if I work 45 hours one week, I can do 35 hours next week) but if I get promoted, I won't be able to T_T

Have you done any cosplay photoshoots yet in Finland?

That's a fun, cute, and adorable story about your name!!! You should change your name officially to Maakie but I'd imagine it's a big governmental headache to deal with...

Yea, lots of cons are being canceled (and I think the biggest anime con has been officially canceled, i.redd.it/r3hxh...) but in the end, it's worth it for everyone's health and safety. My Hatsune Miku concert is still happening (it got pushed twice, now it's on Oct 18) and even though it's a long time from now, I'm still hesitant on going...

The one buffet I miss eating is "Souplantation". It's a salad and soup buffet lol and I really love their salad selection and their mushroom soup >_<

I once thought about traveling to Monte Carlo but I realized that it's not part of France and everything there is pretty expensive haha... I'm curious about the museums in Paris but I think I'd rather go Nice over Paris instead.

Haha, I think the tulips are very pretty but I know what you mean about seeing them all the time; that's how I feel about the California Poppies we have here i.redd.it/v958i... and i.redd.it/0fzgu...
13 days ago
Awwwee thank you so much!!! You’re so sweet!
16 days ago
Long time no see! I got used to it now, but I really do miss the old site interface. Everything looks too big on mobile...

No one is too old for anything! I'm still nostalgic for many things like my childhood shows. In relation to the topic, your avatar reminds me of this kids show called "Zoboomafoo." (starred a lemur) Just thought it would be cool to mention!

Probaly my siblings wouldn't care that much anyways. I mean hey, it's food! I used to make apple pie for the first time in food science class. I would like to make the dish again someday. Good thing my fruit company sells a bag of apples for $1!Definitely cheaper than buying apples at the grocery store. Speaking of cooking, do you have any favorite cooking channels on YouTube?

My other reason why we rarely make fried chicken or other deep fried foods. Also, the oil is expensive...

Forgot to mention the length of on-going shows. I prefer to watch an anime that has around 2 seasons. Unless if it's a franchise I am really attached too. From my experience though, the anime I mostly watch either has 12 episodes or 24 episodes at the max. Sometimes with OVA/shorts or a movie thrown in.

I used to grow up with a few American anime. What I can remember so far is.
View spoilerHide spoilerTeen Titans (anime style)

Samurai Jack (influenced by Japanese culture)

Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater (Japanese-American co-produced)

Pac-Man & The Ghostly Adventures (Japanese-American co-produced)

Baby Felix (Japanese anime that stars American cartoon character)

Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!
(Japanese-American co-produced)

It depends on the show, but I often prefer to watch with the original audio. Unless if it's the case where both the sub and dub are good. (PASWG) Did decide to watch the original Chinese versions of Huyao Xiao Hongniang and Hitori no Shita because I heard some stuff were cut out in the Japanese dub and the voice acting wasn't as good as the originals. I wasn't used to the Chinese language at first, but over time I eventually got used to it.

Never played the games before, but the show looks promising judging by the screenshots.
18 days ago
Maakie22 days ago#77799886Hi! Yeah, the owner of the website let me know that there was an unexpected server outage, so everyone experienced it. Right now everything should be fully working again. :) Although we still have the weird updated stuff like the huge font, which I just need to get used to I guess.

That's a relief to hear. I thought they might have funding problems. That reminds me I frequent here lots and should become a life time member.
22 days ago
JustMoE モ–リス
Good to read that you're well and healthy. Is this your first time working from home? I could see that being pretty tiring, especially under the current circumstances. Sounds like Finland has stricter rules right now if everything's still closed and you can barely leave the house :/ They're re-opening about everything over here, which is quite worrisome tbh. Everybody's heading back into the city for shopping, kids going back to school etc since everyone seems to think they're safe just by wearing a mask and keeping their distance... I don't know about that. The thought of a potential second, heftier wave is very concerning, so maybe playing it safe isn't the worst thing, as exhausting as it may be? :/

Haha, that's nice timing then^^ It's an art book I suppose? How did you like it?
Understandeable that you're not ordering anything under those circumstances. It's at least an opportunity to save up... and the order even more when packages start getting in regularly again :P Just kidding. Over here deliveries take longer of course, but there hasn't been any public announcement on ordering less or anything like that. Not ordering much anyway since I share your concerns about delays and damages.

Oh, so the print would fade if you put them in the dishwasher? That's a pity, wouldn't be using those either. But at least they probably look nice as penholders etc on a shelf :)
I'm sure you'll figure it out if you should ever find it :D At worst it's a pretty cool piece to show others and constantly wonder if you'll ever find an opportunity to use it.

So are they really comfortable, like regular mouse pads with gel cushion?

So you're allowed to walk outside. The situation sounds similar to the one over here then, with people hanging out in groups at parks, walking right next to each other etc. It's beyond annoying! Better to keep it safe as you do then, personally I'm only going for longer walks in rather uncrowded areas (It helps living outside the city) aside from grocery shopping, as well.

Fingers crossed! You must get the opportunity to enjoy beautiful Helsinki asap :) It was so lovely around Christmas, with the market on the central square etc.

So you're taking your time and replace some older furniture etc. At least you're making the best of the situation in that regard. Hope you're not worried by the boxes still being around and not everything being as comfy as it used to yet. Your place will be all the more comfy afterwards :)

Hahaha, think about that! Walking through a Dutch supermarket and considering the groceries cheap - that's definitely a unique thought^^

Ah, I see what you mean. Would probably be difficult for foreigners to even find a fitting job up there, wouldn't it?

There were actually two elementary/high school buildings (they have a very different school system from Germany, so not really sure how to decribe) at my old school in Belgium. One was for the German/French speaking kids, the other for the Flemish speaking ones, as far as I remember. But since I was in the German/French one, we had to wait til... 7th grade, I think, to take Felmish lessons. By then I had already left, so I'm not 100% sure anymore. Which languages did you take at school, aside from Dutch and English?

Totally understandeable, especially after what you mentioned about the postal issues before, as well. I sold a package to Sweden at the start of the crisis and it's sitting at the buyer's local post office for weeks now since she can't pick it up. Definitely not a great situation, plus the $ issue makes it even more understandeable. Interest for your sales will probably be higher after the crises again anyway.

That's crazy, wasn't aware of that at all! But at least you could make the best out of living next to another country that way :)

A seperate room for the collection - that's the dream. Though the image I painted about sleeping surrounded by everything last time didn't sound too bad either^^

Please don't stress yourself! There's obviously still plenty to manage regarding the new place for you guys. But whenever everything's set up and looking the way you want it to, I'd love to see a photo or two :)

Have a nice day!
23 days ago
Hey Makkie, I was wondering if you have problems acessing My figure collection. Ive only been able to access it this evening.
25 days ago
Maakie1 month ago#77690661I don't know if you're having the same, but surprisingly every place I visit online seems a lot more inactive since quarantine hit. So I've

been getting a lot less messages than I normally would and can reply faster.
That jumper is super cool! I have a few in similar style from Kancolle where I'm keeping my eyes on and this is getting me motivated to buy them, haha!
I just checked out your article, it's so cute! Must have taken quite a lot of time to write it up as well. And yeah this site having less traffic + current corona-situation =

low amount of hits. I hope it gets a bit better once quarantine is over.

Know that you mention it, MFC seems like it is moving slower then usual, maybe the companies are announcing less figures, so less information posted up here and then less

visitors here, I Don't know about other sites though I would think with isolation the internet would have a lot of information.

Hey thank you about your comment about the Jumper, When i Saw it in the Store I was I must have it. I couldn't find it in Akihabara, but i

bought it in a store in Denden town Osaka. Denden town has been really good to me for finding harder to find items then Akihabara, in this latest trip I didn't see the Haman Karn jumper or any other anime stylied clothing like the Jumper in Akihabara.
Denden town is also where I found the Sega version of Tomoko, my favouirte Anime character in 2014, ITEM #167155. And that was after searching Akihabara top to bottom. I saw her there for 7000 yen there again on my latest visit, i also didn't remember seeing her in Akihabara. DenDen Town also has a Meme T-shirt shop, i spent about 2 hours in Akihabara trying to find the meme t-shirt store where i bought my favoirute T-shirt eve.


(its Reimu from Touhou Project, its not an official design but it is an awesome design).
Unfortunately the Meme T-shirt shop wasn't in Akihabara, but I found it in DenDen Town. Unfortunately there was no Touhou Project Shirts there, I bought a no Game No Life Shirt, A One Punch Man shirt and Fate Grand Order Shirt (No i don't play the Smart phone game).

Show us your Kancolle ones when you get it.

Going back to Haman, her Quebely mobile suit was the first gunpla kit I bought after deciding to upgrade my gundam collection to 1/100 scale. The ones I would airbrush and put in deltolf cabinets. Before through primary and high school I had assorted 1/144 gundam kits and would only paint them if the plastic colours of the models by bristle brush didn't match the design.But yeah I really like the Quebely's design.

At the moment im playing a couple of Games, Playing a game called city Skylines, which is 3d simcity with the benefits of a 15 years of cpu power and graphics power on how to

form your Cities you really have to think about traffic flow and optimization of transport and services as your city continues to grow. And also trying to complete Touhou Project 7: Perfect Cherry Blossom on hard without continuing. That reminds me updated my profile it said 3 years i had been on here, its actually 10 lol! ALso pinned my video where I completed Touhou Project 6 on Hard there as well.

Thank you for the kind comment in the article. Yes with the article did take a lot of work overall, luckily when i posted the photo I have the text written describing it so that is half the work done. So its copy paste with a bit of context added and linking the photos into the BBcode of MFC. The most time consuming are maps somehow this time I had to take years to find the motivation to complete..... I suspect its like you re hosting all your images should go back through the articles and photos to reference Japan-guide.com so people know where the photograph is taken.

Even though I think im a mediocre/casual photographer, I have a good camera and lens, but compared to some of the Photograph on the front page mine are rubbish, where I think there would be so much more potential. Sometimes i have only 2 minutes to set up the Nendoriod and take the photo before my friends leave. However i tend to and focus on the Nendoroid/s and have the background somewhat in focus so that people have an idea on what the important location is. Verses having a sharper focus on the Nendoroid and having a bokefied background which makes the photo more appealing to the eye.

I'm such a nerd but I printed them out in book form (only cost $3 each). When I complete the last article I will compile them all in a book....


Maakie1 month ago#77673880It's good that you also quoted me in your reply, because I had no clue what we were talking about back then anymore. xD Seems like you read all my blogs inbetween. :) I have moved here 2,5 months ago and have been working my new job for 1,5 months. Just a week ago we got our permanent address and I'm going through unboxing everything I own again. Which is fun and not fun at the same time, haha!

Its good that you immidately got a job and got through unboxing, I hope your time in Finnland is exicting and you make friends fast. Are you good with Languages. Yep with quoting I know your very busy and popular here so I would make an effor to keep you in context.

Maakie1 month ago#77673880Good to hear your area is not that hard hit by the Corona. Quarantine is no fun, but it's something that was really needed in my area as the numbers were going super fast and as we live only 1 hr away from the airport, so it's like the center of bad stuff happening in the country. :( My last job...well I was as polite as I could be, but of course they were pissed that I left. They were already understaffed and then I went as well. I tried to not feel too guilty about it, because they were not a nice employer to me (lied about pay I would be getting and although it started good, ended up being quite a toxic place to work). Selling our house went very well, though! The housing market was booming, so we had a perfect selling time. We had 4 visitors on the first day of which 2 ended up bidding on the house. We sold it with a bit of profit and it helped us easily purchase something new in Finland. Especially looking at the current situation in the world, timing couldn't have been better!
Paperwork hell is still not over, as everything is (of course) on hold with the government right now. My main issue is still no clear information/agreement on my health insurance. But yeah it's not like I want to do my dentist appointment or anything else non-essential until the quarantine is over. Image hosting is going so-so. For every new blog I upload, I fix an old one and every now and then when someone requests one to be fixed, I fix it up. If there is anything specific you would like me to fix, you can always let me know. :)

Ah darn thats really disheartening to hear about corona virus near you. They pissed when you left? Sounds like they lost a valuable asset. And darn to hear about your work experience there.Good to hear about the house selling, we are in Australia houses have been pumped up really high here, but now the bubble has popped somewhat. Darn about the paperwork as well. Yeah health insurance is important. Also Big Congratulations for moving in!

Maakie1 month ago#77673880Oh, that's cool! :D Unfortunately I did not have much time to explore here as a bit more than one month after I got here the quarantine started. Normally winter is cold here, but our first winter here it was similar to a winter in our home country, which means the temperature varies from -10 to +5. The Finnish people hated that, but we thought it was nice.

Ah darn, I want to explore finnland, and when air travel return, would also like to catch the train to St Petersburg and see the fancy building from Finland, if you stay less then 72 hours i hear you don't need a Visa.

Maakie1 month ago#77673880Why isn't it possible to get a house in a less busy place for you? Is it because of work location making you not able to? Otherwise this seems like a great time to buy a house as banks are giving huge discounts on mortgages and house value is tanking almost everywhere.

Its more a problem with me, I would ideally want to buy a house with Cash, I still live at my parents house, and haven't really met anyone special left so don't want to go right yet. Im waiting for the bubble to deflate a bit more now. Additionally at the current time I don't know if I want to live in the city or start a fresh in the country.

I have come to really like the outdoor and fresh air.

Maakie1 month ago#77673880I unfortunately also have not used the new camera much. A little bit for a few tests for possible reviews and when I went a week to visit my husband in September (before knowing I would actually move there myself half a year later). I was actually hoping when the spring would start here (which is in May) to be able to explore and photograph the nature here, but even nature parks are closed and I also don't want to put myself at risk even if they were opened.
Thanks for those graphs information! Really helps! I got a bit better with adjusting settings, but I easily dip into being 'lazy auto mode' again because of how easy my previous camera was. In general I'm really liking this camera so far, and I hope to delve into it some more when I have more free time.
Ohh so then you were just on time before lockdowns with that vacation in February! Our vacation is planned for October, but with how strict the rules for quarantine are here, I'm putting it at a 50/50 chance right now we are able to go. :(

Where does your Husband live/work in the EU? Ah darn May is right around the corner, things look like they aren't opening. Things are improving here in Western Australia, we can now group in group of 10 people in public. But we only had like 20 cases of corona here.

Maakie1 month ago#77673880There is a big list on my profile of everything I visited if you want to check. It was mainly in the Netherlands and Germany, a couple in UK and I still have one I actively help in Czech. It was supposed to have an edition in May, but yeah, you know...
I haven't officially quit volunteer work and I think I will never be fully able to do so, but since I have moved I did take a step down from everything I am doing.
Emigrating to a new country is already stressfull and I had to find a new paying job. If it didn't cost money to live, for sure I would do more volunteer, but that is not possible unfortunately. I do hope that I can retire at an earlier age. :)

Thats really good life outlook to retire earlier, I think today people are too obesed with owning things for owning things instead of owning things which are essential to surive.

Maakie1 month ago#77673880The only game I recently played was the remake of Resident Evil 3 and I hope to pick up Doom Eternal in a while. :) The desktop could run it at 75% of it's max settings. I might get a new graphics card for when RE8 would get released. :)
Huh, interesting. When we booked our Okinawa trip last December, we found the flight prices higher than expected, but the hotel was very affordable. I think flight taxes in Finland are pretty high.
How did you like RE 3? Did you get Doom Eternal? it came out the same day as Animal Crossing.

Maakie1 month ago#77673880LOL oil is in the minus now. xD Although I have no place to store it even if people paid me to take it. xD From the few times I used AirBnB I had good experiences, but as a personal thing I think I will always prefer hotels. There is more of a 'human factor' with AirBnB which is on one hand good, but on the other...we've had situations of the host not being available to pick up keys and one time a bit of an intrusive host that really wanted us to hang out with him, which was kindness of course, but we rather make our own plans on vacation.

Ah darn about the Airbnb host/s. Humans are humans I guess. Yes vacation you should be beholden to none except your significant other. I got to hotels to avoid a potential delay in a day in my holiday.

Maakie1 month ago#77673880Just before I started my new job I had a bit more free time to make some reviews and I was shocked at how low the amount of hits got on them. I'm happy to see there is still quite a bit of interaction through the comments I got on them, though.

Thats a negative and a positive, I guess the people around are the more dedicated of the community and like to encourage others.

Maakie1 month ago#77673880I think the hobby seems to be just as busy, but a lot more figures seem to be based on original character illustrations. Nowadays prices have basically outpriced my budget for the average figure, so I expect to only buy figures I really want (and missed out on) in the upcoming years. After that is finished, I will probably continue buying goods over figures.

Yes I do agree with the Original character Illustration instead of directly taken from anime or source material sheet. Yes with figure outstripping your budget, but yes it makes you stop using money to buy what you really want as you said, sometimes less is more. Yeah i have bought more goods recently, shirts, jumpers. I have a Carbuncle hood from Final fantasy 14 which I wear while skiing/snowboarding, which i am really fond of


Above: insert Cool photograph of myself snowboarding to makemyself look cool.

Maakie1 month ago#77673880About people leaving MFC, it's simple: Social media. I would say there is even more collectors nowadays with figures like Nendoroids and Funko POPs being more accessable, but as the 'general public' rather has social media than websites, we see niche sites like this dying. Why read a review, if it's way faster to absorb information on social media? Add on top of that as a side-reason the rising prices and this hobby becomes less interesting to continue or to pick up as a newly interested person. I don't think I will ever quit collecting or quit using my profile here, but for sure am I not heavily buying anymore as I used to. I think over time more 'older' collectors will get into this pattern as well.

Ah darn about that, I don't really have an instagram and haven't seen Nendoroid and Funko POP sites on facebook, but i haven't had a look there. I had tried to keep this hobby and my social profile separate up until a little while ago. do you had any good social media sites for these. Yes I do agree with Nendoroids been more popular and I have seen POP's on the desk of people who I wouldn't suspect.

Maakie1 month ago#77673880Thank you! :) I have been writing a blog about how I created that costume as well. It's 90% finished, but as I lost all my image hosting I also lost motivation to finish it...one day... Also thanks for liking the GK! I did finish some more GK's since the time we didn't speak, but again, image hosting lost bla bla. *sigh* Yes the figures have arrived, but I had to pack them up for the move shortly after, so I never unboxed them. Hopefully in a couple of months I'll be able to set up my collection again. :)
Heh, that is an interesting rule you have for allowing yourself to open up figures! :D As for IdolM@ster, I recently fell in love with Syoko

Wow Syoko, her out of stage personality seems so different then her on stage, sorry only judging from the character page here. I think thats really cute. I use Cube Upload for image hosting, so far so good for 4 years since this site reject imgur....

ENTRY #50858 . I'm right now thinking of making a shelf with Anzu, Syoko and Koume together. Three cute weird girls. <3
Yeah I did make some new reviews, but still did not pick up writing about those loots I talked about, haha!
Similar, especially once I started packing my figures for the move, I have been thinking of replacing all my prize figures for scaled figures of the same characters. Although some of my prize figures are very good for their price, such as my Kan Colle Abyssals.
Same for you! Hope you'll be able to keep safe as well. :)

yes i do agree with Prize figures getting very good, before 10 years ago when I started collecting the difference them and a scale was night and day, even to the untrained eye of a junior figure collector who was comparing against Griffon Quality......Don't get me wrong i was very glad to have the character in the collection. To upgrade can be quite costly but on the upside you have a whole variety of scale figures of the character to choose from verses what was once available, this I think would have been a very viable technique in collecting I think... Yes there are 2 Touhou figures In an ideal world would like to replace but wont because of better versions coming out and 2 which I already have...

Haha bet you didn't suspect that, bit this is a really fast response from me Sazalo! Anyway I start going back to my old life Style of working away from home on the 5th of May.
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Sorry for the late reply! I'm such a lazy bum at times... hope you're healthy and doing fine up there in lovely Finland :)

How's collecting working for you currently, with everything going on? Do you still order stuff, or are you refraining from doing so due to shipping uncertainties etc? Any Strike Witches, Baccano or other related merch you're considering atm?

Totally agreed! Where's the sense in buying cool stuff - like shirts or cocktail shakers :D - just to store them somewhere and barely ever see them. So pretty cool that you're using all of your merch, hope they don't wear off too quickly.

If the keyboard is uncomfortable to use that's definitely an issue. Still cool to own, but how to display it if you don't actually use it? Same problem I have with mouse pads that don't include a gel cushion, wouldn't ever use them. Sure, there are oppai mousepads, but I'm not ready to walk down that road (yet)^^
From what it sounds like I assume you'd still buy the keyboard if you found it somewhere?

That girl's the cute shy type as sure as the 2nd from the left is a Tsundere - 100% guaranteed! :D She definitely sticks out look-wise (no pun intended), which is pretty cool. There aren't many anime out there with a somewhat chubby character that's more than just a running gag, so her being actually talented and popular whould have been pretty cool.

LMAO! Your theory definitely sounds believable^^ Why not at least look the word up and give the girl a pair of earrings for all those fans also looking it up to get a kick out of it?

I'm sorry to read about both your birthdays to be spend in quarantine :/ But it definitely sounds like you're going to make the best out of the situation :) Aren't you allowed to take strolls outside btw? I'd go insane if that were the case in Germany. INSANE!!! ;)
Very envious of you living so close to Helsinki btw. Probably didn't have to mention it again, but still felt the need to :P

A belated congrats to finally having made it to your new home and having spent the first 2 weeks there! :) How did the unpacking and making everything more homely go so far?

Your part on costs in Finland is both funny and really interesting. Great to read that you still have about the same amount to spend! Guess the different prices are something you'll get used to pretty quickly.

Oh, so the being more open-thing is more with Finnish people from the Helsinki area, while you probably wouldn't experience it so much in the north of the country? Somewhat logical, but at the same time fingers crossed you sometimes get to go there and experience hospitaliy over there, as well :)

I moved to Germany when I was 11, my family is half German, half Belgian. I'm from the German-speaking part, which is still part of Wallonia. So in school we learned both German and French, but in my case the focus was on the former.

Uff, 25% drops would be pretty hefty, but sounds like you may have to do so. On the other hand, if you don't need the money asap that's great for figuring the prices out. Fingers crossed you'll find some buyers who aren't too worried about the shipping costs. Really a pity about those with Scandinavic countries since there seem to be some great collectors & sellers living up there :)
Wait, what? Shipping from Germany to the Netherlands was cheaper than within the Netherlands?! That's insane! For regular packages shipped with DHL it's 7€ within Germany and 16€ within the EU.

So the room will essentially consist of a huge bed, a bazillion cabinets surroinding it and close to no walking space in between, right? At least that's how I'd imagine it after your description^^ May not sound very comfy, but you'd definitely feel very VEEERY closely connected to your collection ;)

It's raining cats & dogs over here right now, but I'll take some pictures when the eather gets better again :) Would love to see some of yours after you managed to unpack your collection, as well, if you don't mind :)
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Oh wow the speed of your reply astounds me Maakie, I'll try and reply soon.

This is the Harman Karen Jumper I bought for myself on my last visit to Japan it's my favourite. http://u.cubeupload.com/Sazako/IMG20200425123819.jpg.

*Edit* I finally posted an article for the first time in 3 years... There is a drastically smaller number of views.
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