I have drew anime pictures, and on old airfix models you can see anime themed things such as on a Spitfire model I have there is a painting of Asuka from NGE for nose art, I used to help design and build buildings for a friends warhammer set, I made a cinema which had a removable screen which at first was Shakugan no shana but behind it was secret battle plans [I think he used it as a secret HQ or something, personaly I never actualy player Warhammer].
most of the GOOD stuff I want (Lucky Star, School Rumble complete season, Clannad, and others) is not even sold in US yet. So time is against me I like to watch one episode or two and if I like it I buy the whole set
then again what does constitute as otaku? cosplaying? or is it when you start collecting figurines and other stuff?