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    Feb 6, 2013, 12:27 PM - Museum Replicas SW costumes #176

    I heard that from a wise man on these boards. Hint hint wink wink nudge nudge say no more.
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    Feb 6, 2013, 4:57 PM - Re: Museum Replicas SW costumes #177

    Yeah, that would be a damaged rank badge. I pulled it out of the package and the tile just fell off. Rubies makes better stuff.
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    Feb 6, 2013, 6:31 PM - Re: Museum Replicas SW costumes #178

    Personally I'm not a big fan of there products. Feel they are a bit steep.
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    Feb 7, 2013, 6:39 AM - Re: Museum Replicas SW costumes #179

    I have both caps on display next to my 1:1 AT-AT and TIE Pilot busts/armors. They look nice, though as I said, wish the tailoring would be a bit stronger, maybe the caps to hold the shape better.
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    Feb 10, 2013, 7:18 AM - Museum Replicas SW costumes #180

    Sweet. I'm hoping someone has the MR Luke so I can get some tips.
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    Mar 16, 2013, 12:13 AM - Re: Museum Replicas SW costumes #181

    While I did see the full Obi-Wan ensemble being worn at NY ComicCon last year, it looked pretty decent, though the color scheme looked off. I figured I would see for myself and ordered the boots. WOW! Talk about quality control issues. The boots weren't even close to the same color they are in the photos on the website. One boot was made of good quality tooling leather. The other? The leather used was pitted and scarred, not to mention scratched up with rubber marks (likely from the rubber heels scuffing the sides.) The hidden speed laces were not sturdy and the hooks spun out of place making it hard to lace. Plus the worst of it was that the legs were cut so wide that I didn't even have to unlace the boot in the first place to get it on or off. They looked ridiculous.

    Even with a 10% discount I paid $334.95 for them including shipping. Thankfully they have a really great return policy because they're going straight back to the company and I'm getting a full refund.

    My advice, steer clear of the MRL Star Wars costumes. Too expensive for sub-par quality and nowhere near accurate.

    For a company to win the contract with Lucasfilm, and to have access to the original archive pieces, you'd think they would have done a far better job. What a shame. I'll bet they're not selling as many of these as they'd hoped and thus the reason why they didn't go further into production on the other pieces in the Star Wars line.

    MRL is not a bad company, and they do have some great pieces, just not these ones unfortunately.

    EDIT: I just read (and checked on their website to confirm) that MRL is no longer offering the Star Wars line of costumes.
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