MRG would like to give a big thanks to NerdNewsToday for the great video of our booth at Toy Fair!
Of all the ideas the rest of the world might want to adopt from France, we’re nominating this one to be next: making lightsaber dueling an actual sport — one that’s officially recognized by a sanctioning body.The French Fencing Federation wants you to walk out with your laser sword, challenge your adversary with some Jedi trash talk, and then compel their surrender, preferably without using any Jedi mind tricks.
OK, maybe that’s the ambitious version of what’s really going on, but if letting your Star Wars imagination run wild is what it takes to, ahem, forcea generation of sedentary kids off the couch and into action, the federation is all for it.
Via The Associated Press, the sport’s official French governing body has elevated lightsaber dueling to the level of a true competitive endeavor and granted this galaxy’s polycarbonate versions of the elegant weapons “the same status as the foil, epee, and sabre, the traditional blades used at the Olympics.”
Read more here: SyFy.com
We have received many requests for MRG branded T-shirts so we are very excited to announce they are finally here!
We have two different styles available, the classic MR logo tee and the MRG tee. Both are made of 50% cotton/50% polyester and are available in small, medium, large, X-large, XX-large and XXX- large.
Both -t-shirts are in stock and shipping now so click here to get yours today!
MASTER REPLICAS T-SHIRTS
February's full moon will brighten the skies as the biggest supermoon of the year.
The supermoon occurs during this full moon because it will be closest in its orbit to Earth. Technically, the supermoon will reach its peak on Tuesday morning at 10:54 a.m. ET, but it won't be visible then. Instead, keep an eye out Monday and Tuesday night.
Moonrise will be the best time for those interested in capturing dramatic supermoon photos because the moon will be closest to the horizon. Check your local time for moonrise here.
February's full moon is also known as the snow moon. Each month, the full moon carries a different name signifying what is most associated with that time. This is because centuries ago, lunar months were associated with the changing seasons rather than the solar year.
Read more here: CNN
Check out our Moon Tycho Crater Space Terrain Here: ShopMRG
We have had numerous requests for MR branded merchandise so we are happy to introduce to you the MR Swag Bag!
The MRG Swag Bag has a little bit of everything for Master Replicas Group fans! If you purchased all of these items individually, the total price would be $110.00, but now it can ALL be yours for only $69.95!
The MRG Swag Bag includes:
- Comfortable, easy-care 80 gsm coated polypropylene makes this bag perfect for everything from running errands to networking.
- Features 3" gusseted sides to accommodate more items.
- Carry this tote by a pair of colored 13" grab handles.
- Size: 11-1/2" x 15" x 3-1/2".
HAL 9000 Collectors' Tin with AE-35 Card Set:
- Your set of five cards comes in a beautiful, lithographed collector’s tin, officially licensed by Warner Bros.
- Each HAL 9000 AE-35 Card Set is meticulously manufactured using a precision-machined, custom steel die to replicate the 1960s-era computer programming card used for the original prop.
- Each card measures approximately 3 by 5 inches, and is professionally printed on film-accurate heavy cardstock.
- The HAL 9000 COLLECTORS TIN with AE-35 Card Set is offered in a limited-edition of only 2,500. The sets are individually numbered.
HAL Mini USB 3.0 Flash 16GB
- As one of only six licensees' for 2001: A Space Odyssey, Master Replicas Group is proud to offer this unique product: A 1/6th scale HAL 9000 computer panel that functions as a USB 3.0 flash drive!
- Hal comes with a key ring. Remove the panel's lower half and plug Hal directly into your computer's USB port.
- While HAL is plugged in, the red "eye" lights up.
- 50% cotton, 50% polyester
- Available in small, medium, large, X-large, XX-large, XXX-large
MRG Water bottle:
- Includes a screw-on, flip-straw lid with integrated carrying handle.
- Bottles feature grooved lines near the lid and base for increased grip.
- Bottles are capable of fitting into most cup holders.
- This BPA-free sport bottle is made from #1 plastic, which can be recycled in most areas; check locally for more information.
- Size: 24 oz.
MRG Webcam Cover:
- This handy plastic cover fits over your webcam when not in use, preventing webcam hackers from spying.
- Includes adhesive strips to attach the cover to your computer monitor.
- Clean the surface with an alcohol wipe for best adhesion prior to placing on device.
- Once attached, slide the front of the cover closed to block webcam view.
- Simply slide open when you want to use your webcam.
- Size: 9/16" x 1-9/16" x 1/8".
MRG Business Card Magnet:
- Durable 20-mil magnet sticks securely to indoor metal surfaces such as a fridge, locker or file cabinet.
- Square business card magnet with round corners
- Size: 2" x 3-1/2".
MRG HAL 9000 Promo Card:
- Size: 13.5 x 4.5
MRG SWAG BAGS ARE IN STOCK AND SHIPPING NOW! CLICK BELOW TO ORDER!
BUY SWAG BAG
Star Trek has been prescient about future technology ever since showing off a nascent cell phone in the pilot episode of the original series. But that doesn’t make the creation of this real-life replicatorany less astonishing.Throughout the incarnations of Star Trek, the replicator has produced a variety of human necessities to the good Starfleet folks exploring the outer reaches of space, primarily food and drink, but also spare parts, uniforms, and even breathable air. But as far as we know, they never instantaneously produced a miniature replica of Rodin’s “The Thinker.”
Read more here: SyFy.com
DINORAMAS feature of the week: the Protoceratops! This little green guy can be seen catching a snooze under the mid-day sun.
Click here to bring yours home today! Dinoramas
We are very excited to announce that we are planning on publishing a coffee table-style book about the behind-the-scenes happenings at the original Master Replicas from 2001 through 2008. The book will include a huge amount of never-before-seen pictures of the Star Wars, Star Trek, Disney, Muppets, etc. replicas in various design and production stages, along with behind-the-scenes stories from the creators of these amazing products. We would also like to include some stories and memories from the MR collectors/customers and that is where you come in!
If you have any stories or pictures from your Master Replicas experience we would love see them and maybe even include them in our book! They can be memories of a particular product, good times at conventions and Collectors’ Society parties, or anything else about your MR experience you would like to share. If you would like to share your story, please send it and any pictures in an email to email@example.com.
Zieglerville, PA. February 5th, 2019 - On Friday, January 25th, Master Replicas Group, a specialty retail brand specializing in licensed Science Fiction, Paleontological and Aerospace collectibles, registered for use of the original “MR” Logo with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Master Replicas was best known worldwide for their licensed, high-quality prop replicas from Star Wars, Star Trek, Disney, The Muppets and Nintendo. Before closing their doors in 2008, Master Replicas sold over 1 million units of their flagship product, the Force-FX lightsabers.
In 2017, Steve Dymszo and a group of former Master Replicas employees got together to form a new company, Master Replicas Group. MRG is dedicated to maintaining the same high-quality standards used at Master Replicas for their new products. They hold licenses from Warner Bros. to produce prop replicas from 2001: A Space Odyssey and the Smithsonian to produce replicas of some of their most exciting aerospace and paleontological assets, including scaled replicas of the nation’s T-rex skull.
Master Replicas Group will continue to operate under that name but is using the classic Master Replicas logo in the branding of their products. Their website address remains masterreplicasgroup.com.
For our Friday Feature, we are diving into the classic film, 2001: a space odyssey and bringing you our HAL 9000 flash drive! Standard and Limited Editions available. Limited Editions are going fast, so don’t delay!
Order yours today here: 2001 A Space Odyssey Products