It is not often that I consider myself blessed, but every two months or so, our apartment receives a copy of Museum Replicas Limited and I immediately retreat to the bathroom to leaf through it on the can. I got a copy in the mail shortly after my roommate and I moved in and the first thing I thought was I bet these guys made a mint with all the bros the Halloween after 300 came out in theaters…”I NEED a costume that is COOL and can show EVERYBODY how JACKED I am!” This catalog is anything but cool (at least in the traditional sense).
Apparently, a former tenant (of three years ago) subscribed to this gem. When my roommate asked the landlady why there was a lock on his bedroom-to-be door and not on mine prior to moving in, she replied, “Oh, that. Well, there was a fella living here a couple of years ago who had a collection of swords. He liked to keep his door locked. He was a bit of an eccentric.” No…
Between Renaissance Fairs, Dungeons & Dragons and mall stores that last two weeks, I knew that things like this existed, but I never knew that people took it this seriously.
Biggus Dickus? After some quick math (and factoring in the special catalog price) this jerkoff’s outfit retails at $878! This stuff is not just utterly ridiculous…it’s expensive! ”I’m sorry, I’ll be a little late with rent this month. They had a great deal on the Roman Trooper’s helmet and I just couldn’t pass it up.”
Lorica Segmentata: $295
Roman Tunic: $55
Playing dress-up at home and pretending that Rome never fell: priceless.
Some people obviously take things extremely seriously. A complete German suit of armor. This set had the biggest price tag in the catalog at just under $2,000.
The great thing about MRL is that they really have a little something for everyone, anywhere from Star Wars to Pirates of the Caribbean to Harry Potter:
They even have a little something for the ladies so that their dorky manboyfriends don’t have to go it alone. I have to admit, nothing turns me on more than a woman in a corset.
I think they offer expedited shipping, so if you act fast, you may be able to get a Wolverine jacket before Halloween! And as you can see on the cover, it’s 15% off!
I can truly say that I have never seen a clothier that had more of a one-stop shop sort of catalog. I can also truly say that as a total nerd, this publication more than any other helps to bolster my self esteem. Let me know if you’re interested in a subscription.