Hello! My name is Maakie and I'm a collector from a small country in Europe called the Netherlands. 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 F/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! DM, 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!
To support this hobby, I of course need a job, so I'm a Business Development Manager at a small game company, which is exactly as awesome (and busy!) as it sounds! I also do a lot of other parttime work, including being a for-hire bootleg-identifier and being the vendor area manager of our national Yaoi and Yuri convention called YaYcon. In the bit of free time I have left I spend it on meeting with friends/family, cosplay, playing games, reading, writing, photographing, DDR/Stepmania and small crafts.
In the past, I used to be a huge collector, buying almost anything I liked. Nowadays these are my collecting goals:
- 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
- Ymir from Queen's Blade
- Yu-Gi-Oh! (Original series and Duel Monsters)
- Hideyoshi Kinoshita
- Everything from Futaba Anzu!
- 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!
- 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 list/14643 and list/45514 which both will get a lot of updates!
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. I also sometimes go to international cons and have been cosplay competition judge a few times. Below you can find a list of the events I am going to soon and events I have gone to in the past.
Announced soon-to-give events
Big cosplay projects: How to start? at Nishicon 2018
Cosplay: Buy, alter or make it yourself? at Nishicon 2018 & Animecon 2018
Figure Collecing Lecture at Nishicon 2018 & Animecon 2018
TBA events for YaYcon 2018, Stripdagen 2018 and Heroes Dome 2018
Next place where I will have a stand to sell my second hand items, anime merchandise, grab bags etc. and you can ask me questions (about cosplay, figures, Fake Is Sad, everything!): YaYcon 2018, Nishicon 2018, Stripdagen 2018, Heroes Dome 2018 and Animecon 2018.
Figure Collecing Lecture View spoilerHide spoilerat Connichi 2017, Abunai! 2017, Animecon 2017, MGCExperience 2016, Nishicon 2016, Abunai! 2016, Animecon 2016, Tsunacon 2016, MGCExperience 2015, 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
Bootleg/Fake Is Sad Lecture View spoilerHide spoilerat Abunai! 2017, Abunai! 2016, Tsunacon 2016 and Nishicon 2015
18+ Anime Merchandise Panel View spoilerHide spoilerat Animecon 2017
Dakimakura (Hugging Pillow) Panel/Lecture View spoilerHide spoilerat Nishicon 2016 and YaYcon 2014
Garage Kit Lecture View spoilerHide spoilerat Abunai! 2017, Abunai! 2016, Nishicon 2015, Abunai! 2015, Nishicon 2014, Abunai! 2014, Animecon 2014 and Abunai! 2013
Big cosplay projects: How to start? View spoilerHide spoilerat TomoFair Amsterdam 2018 and Formula Cosplay 2017
Cosplay: Buy, alter or make it yourself? View spoilerHide spoilerat TomoFair Amsterdam 2018, Animecon 2017, TomoFair Amsterdam 2017, Nishicon 2016, Animecon 2016, Yashincon 2016, Formula Cosplay 2016, We Love Japan 2016, Nishicon 2015, Fan Base Projects 2015, Animecon 2015, Almere Cosplay Event 2015, Tomocon 2015
Cosplay Planning Lecture View spoilerHide spoilerat Tsunacon 2015, Animecon 2014, Tomocon 2014, Tsunacon 2014 and Nishicon 2013
Cosplay Competition Judge View spoilerHide spoilerat Formula Cosplay 2016, We Love Japan 2016, Stripmanifestatie 2015
Cosplay lecture View spoilerHide spoilerat TomoFair Amsterdam 2018, Stripdagen 2017, TomoFair Amsterdam 2017, MGCExperience 2016, Formula Cosplay 2016, Stripdagen 2016, MGCExperience 2015, 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 View spoilerHide spoilerat TomoFair Amsterdam 2018, Formula Cosplay 2017, Yashincon 2016, Nishicon 2013
Cosplay Make-Up Workshop View spoilerHide spoilerat Tomocon 2014
Cosplay Photo Corner Photographer View spoilerHide spoilerat Stripmanifestatie 2015
Manga lecture View spoilerHide spoilerat Stripdagen 2017, Stripdagen 2016, Stripdagen 2015, Stripdagen 2014 and Stripdagen 2013
Manga and Cosplay lecture View spoilerHide spoilerat Manga Day 2015 Event Dutch Comic Book Museum 13th of september
Manga and Anime lecture View spoilerHide spoilerat Moshi Moshi Event 2014
Papercraft Workshop View spoilerHide spoilerat MGCExperience 2014, MGCExperience 2013, Animecon 2013, Stripdagen 2013, Dorofest 2013 and Nishicon 2012
Anime lecture View spoilerHide spoilerat Stripdagen 2013
Dating Sim/Visual Novel Panel View spoilerHide spoilerat YaYcon 2015
Game Design Q&A View spoilerHide spoilerat Dorofest 2013 and Nishicon 2012
A possible future in Game Design View spoilerHide spoilerat Stanislascollege 2012
Things I still need to do for my profile:
- List all the games I own (didn't even start yet)
- List all the artbooks I own (work in progress)
- 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 food reviews
- Multiple loot blogs
- Review of Kotobukiya's Atem ITEM #450031
- Review of Kotobukiya's Apple Magician Girl ITEM #358240
- Review of Kotobukiya's Lemon Magician Girl ITEM #358241
- Maybe a mini review of Union Creative International Ltd's Calne Ca ITEM #260969
- Review of Max Factory's Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen's Figma ITEM #98903
- Review of System Service's POP Wonderland #3 Thumbelina trading figure set ENCYCLOPEDIA #25821
- Review of Kotobukiya's Yami Bakura ITEM #119376
- Review of Banpresto's Chi-chi ITEM #129518
- Review of System Service's POP Wonderland #2 Little Red Riding Hood trading figure set ENCYCLOPEDIA #25822
- Review of Kotobukiya's Kaiba Seto ITEM #91371
Baccano!, Chrno Crusade, Fullmetal Alchemist (Brotherhood), Steins;Gate, Death Note, Yu-Gi-Oh! (original series and Duel Monsters), Strike Witches, Moetan, Nurse Witch Komugi
Mainly light-novels and thrillers
Almost everything as long as I like the story/setting/environment, although I mostly play survival(horror)-games and (J)RPG's. Favorite franchises: Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Bioshock, Manhunt, Stepmania/DDR, Crystal Chronicles, Evil Within & Viva Pinata
Mecha Musume, Loli, Flat Chested, Normal Size Chest, Nice Thighs/Legs, Military, Uniforms, Long robes/capes, Small character with big weapon(s) and Characters that seem cute, but are not cute at all!
Many types of electronic music, (alternative) rock and many game- and animesoundtracks! Favorite band: Gorillaz
Canon IXUS 100IS (want to replace for a more professional one, preferably also Canon, but also looking at Sony models)
Desktop: AMD Ryzen 5 1600, 3,2 GHz (3,6 GHz Turbo Boost), MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X+ 6G, GIGABYTE GA-AB350-Gaming 3 (rev. 1.0), Corsair 2x 16 GB DDR4-2666 Kit, Laptop: Personalized Sony VAIO