Friday, November 30, 2007

Assassin's Creed worth the wait?

I live!!!!

I hope my absence wasn't too depressing for you. Trust me, it was worth the wait, as you can see we're announcing our licensing partnership with Ubisoft and the amazing new game Assassin's Creed.

In 2008 we're coming out with full scale game replicas of iconic (and obscure) weapons, plus the stunning and creative clothing & accessories. Never heard of the game? First, where the hell have you been? Mongolia? Here's the gist:

While other games claim to be next-gen with impressive graphics and physics, Assassin’s Creed merges technology, game design, theme, and emotions into a world where you instigate chaos (I like that part) and become a vulnerable, yet powerful, agent of change.

The setting is 1191 AD. The Third Crusade is tearing the Holy Land apart. You, Altair, intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict. You are an Assassin, a warrior shrouded in secrecy and feared for your ruthlessness. Your actions can throw your immediate environment into chaos, and your existence will shape events during this pivotal moment in history.

Rated incredibly high by gamers across the country we can't wait to give this game life! We know you'll enjoy the game, but we hope you'll enjoy our replicas even more. See I told you it was worth the wait and doesn't missing me make the heart grow fonder?

Stay tuned, another biiiiiiiiiig announcement coming soon for all Sci-fi and fantasy fans in Dec.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Busy, busy, busy...

See!!! That's me hard at work, probably talking to one of you. You thought I was lying about how busy we are didn't you? C'mon admit it.

This is one of our busiest seasons of the year, add in our hot, high demand licenses and great historical clothing and you've got a recipe for disaster, uh I mean great times for all!

On a serious note, all of our great customers have needed to be a little more patient with us this month and we appreciate that. We're a bit behind in our shipping dept, about 3-4 days and this will carry into Nov and Dec, so order with this extended time frame in mind.

If any of you dress in our stuff and go to Halloween parties, give out candy, go to school, go to church (you never know...) send us a pic, we love seeing our stuff in action.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Guess Who?

How cool is this movie going to be? After spending time with Marvel and Stan Winston Studios I can assure you that these props are amazing. (Yeah, I'd be jealous too.)

Working with them has been great and the reference material and props have been more than we could have hoped for. Now for the hard part- replicating them for you. Now let's see, if a train leaves Chicago at 55 mph and another leaves Cleveland, this is going to be harder then we thought.

For those of you with an Iron deficiency, look no further than Windlass Studios this spring. We've got just what the doctor ordered.

Not on board yet? Check out this link from ComicCon:

Now that's what we're talking about.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Spartan Gear Arriving!

This is (soon to be) SPARTA!!!!
You've been patient, well most of you anyway. More shipments are arriving of our hugely popular and real replicas from the amazing Frank Miller graphic novel 300. All sku's will be coming in starting this week and arriving in various shipments through this month and next.
If you haven't ordered and you're thinking Halloween, you're sorely out of luck. These items are sold out through Nov. Think about yourself, I mean others for Xmas and order soon or you'll miss that too.
I know I'm just a Spartan tease, but there will be some new items added to this line for 2008 that you won't want to miss. More on that later...

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Marvel Production Tease

Thor's mighty hammer from the Ultimates is approved and going into production along with Cyclops visor from X2.
The hammer will include an incredibly cool certificate of authenticity that will be numbered for this LE. And we'll even throw in a beautiful floor stand for this full scale behemoth. The hammer has a wood shaft, genuine leather wrap and full metal head, your getting the real deal- all 42" of it.
The visor comes in this amazing aluminum case as though Prof. X was handing it to you himself. The top of the case is embossed with the X logo and Cyclops name. Inside is a blue print that shows all the cool stuff this could do. Sized direct from the hero prop, this is a one size fits most (OK, really smaller heads and narrow faces, but it's still way cool).
Each item is available now for pre-order. Cyclops is scheduled for a early Jan ship date, while the hammer is currently a Feb ship date.
Whether you enjoy being super human or just a mutant (kinda the same thing), we've got you covered.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Where did the historical go?

Boy, in all the exciting licensing who-ha lately I almost forgot to tell you that our historical line of clothing (yes, real clothing) for men and women, accessories, jewelry, gift and home items plus weapons and armor is better and bigger than ever.

If you haven't seen our beautiful full color catalogs lately, call us at 800-883-8838 to request one. It's free and you'll be glad you did.

And remember not only does MRL cover history like no other, but our ACC catalog has unique cutting tools and adventure gear including an amazing selection of Civil War and WWII replicas. If you're a reenactor, hunter, camper or involved with the military and police this is your catalog. Request this one as well.

Now sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labor. (Oh, and if you don't order anything we'll send Rocko and Sluggo out for a friendly chat- they can be very persuasive salesmen.)

Monday, September 17, 2007

Magneto In The House!

X-Men beware, the first shipment of this rare mutant artifact is now in stock. Beautifully sculpted in full metal and lined in padded leather. This wearable prop includes certificate of authenticity and display stand. Remember it's a limited edition, so get the X out and get moving!

Coming in Oct. is Stark Industries original Iron Man helms in silver and gold. Sing it with me- Iron Man, Iron Man, does what ever Iron Man does...
These wearable metal props are faithful to the originals from the classic comic. Fully lined in quilted cotton with an adjustable liner.
Again these are LE's so strap on the rocket boots and fly, before their history (like the 1960's comic).

There's no cooler way to re-live your youth!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Iron Man Update Yeah, the trailer is here!!!!

If you don't want this stuff, check your pulse.

We're looking forward to bringing you the coolest props from the movie, made real and wearable (when possible). You may not be able to fly like Stark, but you don't have your pilot's license anyway, so does it really matter?

Probable April/May release for the props (explosions and flames will cost extra...)

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

A big thank you to all our Dragon Con visitors!

See what happens if you don't visit our booth (the best booth at Dragon Con)?

Thanks to you Dragon Con was a huge success and we really appreciate all of you that stopped by to see our Marvel, 300, Drizzt, anime, The Phantom and other products. We couldn't do it without you.

We'll be back in 2008 at the Marriott August 29 - Sept 1, so start saving those pennies.

For all of you that couldn't make it (no lame excuse necessary) please visit our websites and to see many of the great items you missed.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Frank Miller's 300 is hot!

Wow, thanks for the overwhelming response to our Spartan items from Frank Miller's graphic novel 300. They're true to Frank's original intention and of course, they're real which makes them incredibly cool.
Order yours soon, really, the first two shipments sold out before they hit the shores and the next are destined for the same. Halloween and Xmas are closer than you think and these are proving to be the hottest collectible to own.
Take a look at to see all the Frank Miller items as well as Marvel and other licenses too.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Pirate Camp is in...are you arrrrgh enough?

We've recently finished working on another feature length movie that's not all blood and guts, you can actually show it to your kids (in fact, that's who it's for). Pirate Camp from Antibody Films stars Corbin Bernson and will be available soon on DVD. It's a fun, adventurous romp for the whole family! We hope you enjoy the costumes especially, they're ours and show what we can't in our catalogs and websites- they look good and hold up no matter how they're used.

You can't go wrong with a little swashbuckling, light hearted humor and Blackbeard can you?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Serenity & Firefly, plus more Iron Man!

Hey, you've almost missed your chance to own the greatest collectibles in the Verse! Our Serenity license is expiring, so that means this is your last chance to own full size replicas of River's Reaver axe & sword set, the Operatives sword with back scabbard (just like the movie) and Mal's Browncoat. All functional, durable and real- Shiny!

Just a note, the original Iron Man helms in silver and gold are very limited and will be arriving in Sept. This is the first time this technology has ever been available from Stark Industries. You can pre-order now- it may be the only way you'll get one. And for you retro Sci-Fi fans, the helms are typical of the 50's & 60's era robots- the retro factor is way cool on these two styles (whether you like Tony Stark or not).

Here's another peek into the Iron Man movie. Wow, we can't wait to bring this version to life! Save your pennies for spring '08. Stark won't give the replicas out to just anyone and certainly not for free.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Magneto & Iron Man Ship Dates

All you X-Men fans get ready, the first of our X-line will be in the house later this month. The first shipment of Magneto helms from X3 are on the way. Remember they are limited to only 2006 and include hand numbered certs. Act fast to get in on the first shipment or you'll be at the mercy Prof. X (or worse Phoenix)! Next in the line is Cyclops visor from X2 coming around X-mas (of course I would spell it that way).
Also coming soon are the original Iron Man helms, both silver and gold versions will be arriving in Sept. Again very limited, silver only 1463 made and gold only 500. Don't let the chance to own a rare Stark Industries legendary innovation pass you by.
The certs for the Marvel line feature art from the original comics so they look just as good on display as the old comics did!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

More Comic Con Fun & Sneak Peeks

How about that? That's the Iron Man Mark I on loan from Stark Industries and Stan Winston Studios. Who wouldn't want a piece of this movie making prowess, we know we do and we'll be bringing it to you along with the other props from the movie around the May release date.
That Thor helm and Infinity gauntlet are pretty sweet as well. Who knew the power of the universe would lie with us. Wow, that's a lot of pressure...
More pics to come!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Come see us at Dragon Con

You are cordially invited to our Museum Replicas/Windlass Studios booths at the upcoming Dragon Con.

This Aug 31 to Sept 3, Atlanta, GA will be the ultimate place to be. The Con is huge and spread out over various connected hotels, so make sure you get to the Hilton Grand Ballroom booths 177-179 or else... Remember if you don't see anything else but us, well then, you're not seeing anything else I guess. (You won't be disappointed.)

The highlight will be our Marvel and Frank Miller collectibles, but you'll also see collectibles from The Phantom, Drizzt, Practikilts and much, much more. Great photo ops can be had by all. Show blowout specials on popular items and pre-orders will be on the menu too. But wait don't act yet, we'll also throw in this pair of steak knives! No steak knives? Do we have anything to give out? That's OK, forget it, they haven't read this far anyway.

We look forward to you buying us a drink! What? Oh, I meant to seeing you there. 1

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Comic Con Mayhem!

Don't make me come over there Persian! Hey wait, get back here...I can't run...I'm just a mannequin, damn.!!! Actually it's part of our booth at Comic Con. Plus our very own fun-in-the-sun Dave DiPietro being serious as usual. Honest, you should see him when he's zany, it's not a pretty picture. That's the Infinity Gauntlet next to our Spartan and Cyclops visor to the left of Dave.

See all this (yes, Dave will be there) and more at the upcoming Dragon Con. Don't say we never gave you a chance. East coast, check. West coast, check. Hey, that makes us equal opportunity coasters.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

If you haven't noticed (and judging by the website hits you haven't) there's a great new place to share your love for collectibles and history at

Create a persona, blog, post photos, video clips, chat or just hang out with like minded individuals who love all things historical. Plus it's the perfect place to discuss related topics from movies, TV, and literature or you can just poke fun at others. OK, we don't really want that, but you can show your alter-ego side and let it live and breath with those that need to be free too.

See you there...

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Consider yourself repulsed!

No not repulsive, repulsed...oh never mind. Iron Man was the talk of Comic Con and rightly so, Marvel isn't holding anything back in its production. And you know with Stan Winston Studios behind the FX that this is going to be amazing.

Heading into its release this Spring 2008, the prop replicas company heading the charge of must-haves is our very own Windlass Studios division. You will be able to own in a few months what it took Tony Stark years to accomplish (sorry Tony).

Don't let our other Iron Man LE helmets fly by without you grabbing one though. We're taking pre-orders now (shipping in Sept.). You aren't a true fan of Iron Man or a history buff of the Marvel world unless you have the original steel or gold version of the very first helm developed by Stark Industries.

Maybe we should call it the Iron Man collection since for the first time you can own the most iconic pieces in a chronology of development from start to finish. A very unusual opportunity to show the continuity between then and now that we're proud to give you access to.

Remember this is all Top Secret, so keep these props to yourself. There's no telling what this technology could be used for in the wrong hands!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Comic Con 2007

Wow, I hope they're standing in line to see me, uh I mean us! Sold out for the first time ever, Comic Con was a huge success, and we want to thank all you fanatics who visited our booth and for the patience the rest of you showed being dragged along for the ride.

For those of you who couldn't make it, I don't have to tell you how much fun and excitement and great times and all the cool new stuff you I? (By the way, how do you feel now?) As usual, there were phenomenal products- most from our booth, amazing costumes, beautiful women and handsome men (I suppose).

Start planning your trip for 2008, we'll be there and we fully expect to run into you for more product fun and hectic good times. Geeks unite! Remember, if you missed us, you'll get a second chance at Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA Aug. 31-Sept 3, see you soon. Or visit us at

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The mighty Thor! (plus others)

OK, you've all heard by now about many of the new things being released in the next few months from Marvel and Frank Miller by us, but here is some advanced warning at other products coming in the next wave including World of Warcraft and The Tudors (up for an Emmy for costuming by the way).
They're all full size and wearable of course. If these were real, that's the way they should be made right?
Dr. Dooms helmet (full helmet)
Wolverines claws from X2/X3
Infinity gauntlet
Thor helmets (yes, 2 versions)
Iron Man the movie props
Submariners trident
Captain America 1942 shield
Moon Knight crescents
300 & Sin City:
Spartan armor, spear, brooch, necklace, loin covering
Greek warriors armor
Miho swords and throwing ah, crosses.
World of Warcraft:
Weapons and armor
Clothing, war flags and banners will be first for Xmas.
The Tudors:
Clothing from the series for all you men and women of royal birth. (OK, we'll sell to anyone.) Plus King Henry's sword and armor for starters.
Save those pennies and make peace with your spouse now, we're going to give you access to the best collectibles and clothing around.

Monday, July 23, 2007

They're heeeere...

Well, my Jury Duty is now complete and it's not as easy as it looks. Those of you who've been on criminal cases know what I mean.

Anyway, we're off to ComicCon and you better get out there or at least get those tickets soon, because it's nearly sold out.

You'll be the first to see our new Marvel line, Frank Miller's 300 line, teasers for World of Warcraft and other items. If that doesn't excite you, well then that Viagra booth may have your name on it.

Not only do you get a first peek at these cool new collectibles, but you'll be among the first to order them and get show special pricing. It's a great chance to meet the staff, harass them and talk shop. Really, harass them. I won't be there, so do your worst. (Don't tell them I said that.)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I miss you too...

See what happens when you get me into a court room? Sorry I haven't been around, but I'm currently on Jury Duty and probably will be through Friday. Fun things to report when I get back so take a peek over the weekend.
Off with his head! Just practicing, wait they don't do that anymore do they?

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Things have taken a turn...

Let me know if you see us on the map anywhere, because we're lost (in our computer woes). OK, it's slightly better than that, but we do need to take the next few days and work out the kinks. We thought we could do it on the fly, but whoa, were we wrong. Thursday and Friday of this week and through the weekend, we'll be pretty much shut down to focus on things (including new websites). We're very sorry for the inconvenience.
Thanks so much for your understanding and patience. Once we work through the bugs and so forth over the next 4-5 days (we're working through the weekend) everything should be better for you and us. Trust us, all this will be better for the long haul...won't it?

Friday, July 6, 2007

The Attack of the New Software...aaaahhh!!

Hide the women and children, make sure your Wills are up-to-date, kiss your loved ones one last time or love the one you're with (sorry about that last one), we're unleashing the dreaded New Software Monster!

Monster is definitely the right term and it's going as smooth as you might expect. Sooooo, I'm beggin you to be patient while we run the beast to ground. Hopefully you won't ever see the beast rear its ugly head, but if you are one of the unfortunates, just don't look it in the eye.

We're doing our best and should be running smoothly in just a few short months, uh weeks... What? Stop hitting me. Oh, I should tell them days? OK.

Thanks for your understanding, we really will try to get through this with as little disruption to your buying experience as possible, so take heart.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Happy 4th of July!!!!!

First,we'd like to wish a very happy and safe 4th to you and yours from all of us at Atlanta Cutlery, Museum Replicas and Windlass Studios.

For those of you who haven't heard, Windlass Studios is our collectibles arm and responsible for all the super cool licensed products coming from Marvel, World of Warcraft, Frank Miller and others. As if that wasn't fun...I mean work enough, this division will be responsible for historical limited edition pieces too! Some of the greatest conquerors and warriors of our past will be given treatment like never before in strict limited editions forming a cohesive collection that will knock the socks off any fan of history. Will we take a liberty here or there to create a beauty you'll be bragging about for years to come, probably, but only if it enhances the items appeal and/or functionality.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Windlass Studios & Comic Con right around the corner...

Join us for Comic Con out in San Diego if you can, you won't regret it. You'll see our latest prototypes from various licenses and get sneak peeks at future concepts. Hey you can even talk to us! Unfortunately, I won't be there (with Uncle Sam needing me for Jury Duty and all), but you'll probably have a good time anyway.
If you're in the mood for some light reading (bloody, graphic, adventurous, magical, etc.) make sure you visit our friends at Dark Horse Comics. Some of the best titles around like Star Wars, 300 and Hellboy to name a few. Now for something completely different.
Hope you had a great weekend visiting our newest divisions website...what, you don't know about it?
It's still being tweaked, but you can sneak a peak at
Windlass Studios is our license division and really takes showing our items off seriously. Enjoy.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Let's get to the point...Wolverine's claws

Guess what we're toying with now for our Marvel license? Hey, wait, who put that picture there!
Now that's what I'm talking about...a set of Hugh Jackman's claws from X3 to compliment that Magneto helm you're getting. For the first time ever, a full scale replica made of leather, adamantium, the works. But they're for display only and come tucked away in a metal display case, so you can't go crazy with them you animals! We're not done with the X stuff so stay tuned.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Vampire Hunter D & 3 year olds

Wow, hard time getting up this morning. Does anyone else have a demanding 3 year old?
Anyway, by the picture you can see that we've gone ahead and done it again. The nice folks over at Dark Horse Comics have worked with us to acquire the license for Vampire Hunter D. D is one of the coolest characters in all of Japanese animation and we're proud to work with the creators to bring D to life. About time too! He has a very cool outfit and the sword is amazing. I'm not telling you fans anything you don't already know, just suffice it to say that making him real will be a challenge we're glad to have.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Captain America and company

You've probably heard rumors about more super heroes coming to the big screen and you'd be right. Capt. America (yes, dead Capt. America) may be coming back from the grave to get the star treatment in 2008 and you know we'll be there. Count on us for the best in collectibles not only from the comic hero, but the sure-to-be blockbuster too. We have the license for this in case your wondering.
I'm going to hit you out of the blue with this and give you a heads up- don't wait on your Halloween or fall Ren Faire outfits from us for too long. Whether it's a whole outfit or just some accessory items, the closer we get to Sept/Oct the harder they'll be to come by. Plan ahead. There...consider yourself warned.
Well I think it's pretty obvious we're fans just like you and although we've had a lot of excitement over licensed products, I want you to know we haven't forgotten our history (pun intended). Our next catalog will feature many new items for the history buff in all of us.
Enjoy the weekend!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Official Props and Clothing Licensee for the World of Warcraft and 300

Have a seat and relax, cause I'm going to wow you with WOW (could I get cornier?)! Don't answer that.

First, what are we going to do? Full size and miniature weapons, armor, helmets, clothing, banners, flags and tunics. But wait, don't act yet, we'll also throw in this set of steak knives! OK, no steak knives (unless their from the game).
Quite a list, specifics to follow. If you play or know someone who does, spread the word that not only is this incredible game going to be a major motion picture, but you'll be able to bring a piece of this amazing world home to cherish. C'mon, you know you want it.
Second, our graphic novel license with Frank Miller has gotten off to a rousing start. The first three items from 300 have been received extremely well and the first shipments are nearly sold out. And why not, they're amazing and just as Frank envisioned them. (By the way, he's really great to work with.) Didn't think we'd let it stop there did you? Next is a real Spartan cape and the broach Frank designed, plus their armor and yes, the leather, ah covering for the nether regions.
Prepare for Glory, but before you do grab a thigh master and start doing a lot of sit ups. Pretty please...

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Professor X isn't going to be happy with us!

The Magneto Helm LE (only 2006 will be made) from X-Men: The Last Stand is available now for pre-order. Hint, hint, nudge, nudge...
You know as well as we do that you don't want anyone reading your thoughts or meddling with that melon of yours. Here's your chance to take a stand!
Hello, does anyone even read this? Am I just wasting my time?
You are??? Oh, good. Then I'll continue. We're finishing the first wave of Marvel prototypes for debut at ComicCon, very cool stuff. Save your pennies or you'll be kicking yourself me.
The Bengalla Shipping Lines have docked again and left us The Phantom ring sets. Everyone who saw them wanted them (even those that weren't fans). I'm pretty sure that's a good sign.
Anyway, I'm off to get into more trouble, because that makes for the best news!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Frank Miller's 300 & Sin City live here....

This is Sparta!!!! We just received the amazing news that we will be the official prop and clothing licensee for Frank Miller's iconic graphic novels 300 and Sin City. We have the enviable task of bringing the original graphic novels and their whole world to life in all their realism. That means battle ready arms & armor plus period clothing and accessories the likes you've never seen!
Even cooler is the fact that we can pull from the full array of characters and designs Frank has dreamed up.
We'll be working closely from his novels and with Frank directly to make sure 300 & Sin City are given the justice they deserve.
Now wasn't that fun?

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Phantom News

Well, no more Stooges references for awhile. My female cohorts are giving me a pretty hard time (I guess it's genetic). I don't know why, they're hilarious...
Anyway Phantom news doesn't mean no news, it means that our King Features licensed products are finally getting ready for release and it starts with the quintessential action hero and one many believe started it all- The Ghost Who Walks.
First up will be his custom 1911 Colts with display plaque. Full metal and functioning in every way (no firing pin and the barrel is blocked so behave), the magazine ejects, the barrel slides, the works. It's the first time this prop has been done for "real".
Of course, what would the guns be without the iconic holster? Top grain leather with the custom Phantom buckle he's famous for. The belt is adjustable so the Phantom in all of us can wear it. Modeled directly from the one worn in the 1996 hit movie by Billy Zane. I hear you say, "What about the rings?" well they're on the way too of course.
Here's the kicker, every piece in this series will come with a hand numbered certificate of authenticity and only 250 of each item will be made. Yes, 250. That's it, so get yours while the Bengalla Shipping Lines are docked, because once these beauties are gone, well you know.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Progress Report

I bet you all expected a progress report on the other fun things we're up to? Well, I've got nothin, nyuk nyuk nyuk. C'mon why would I be writing? Actually something did break for us recently. We acquired a license from Showtime based on their series The Tudor's for clothing, armor and weapons. We'll even be designing props to be used on set for the remainder of the second incredible season. How cool did history just get? And you'll be able to own a piece of it!
I'm probably loosing some of the fem fatales with all the stooges stuff nyuk nyuk nyuk, but if the shoe fits (and the stooges do for us)'ve got to go with what brung ya.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Comic Con Look Out!

Join us in San Diego for fun and hi jinks during this years Comic Con July 26-29. We're officially announcing our latest licenses and showing off the very first prototypes from many of them. We only have so many bibs to go around to clean up drool, so BYOB!

You'll be the first to see MARVEL props from Iron Man, X-Men and Thor plus many more. And drum roll please............a first glimpse into our latest prop and costume license from the World of Warcraft. Yes, that World of Warcraft.

You'll be among the first to pre-order the props at the show, which is the least we could do for you making the trip. And you know those LE's will fly!

Can't join us in San Diego? Check the website often for updates and join us in Atlanta the first weekend of Sept. for DragonCon. We'll be causing trouble there as well.

I won't spill the beans on everything we'll be announcing there yet (as if the Marvel and Warcraft stuff wasn't enough), that would take the fun out of teasing you further.

I think they call that an...ticipation.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Blade the Daywalker is still the man...

Yep, he's still the man and I'm going to pitch some products in this blog so be prepared.

Blade is as cool as ever and unless you've been living under a rock the last few weeks you know he's alive and well (at least the props are) at our stores for immediate delivery. Why go another night without proper vampire protection? Garlic...too smelly. Wooden could get splinters. Holy water...there's never water around with holes when you need it. Blade chose these weapons for a reason, we think you should too.

For all you Joss Whedon Firefly & Serenity fans/Browncoats our license won't last much longer, so act fast on our licensed collectibles from the movie. If you haven't seen the flick, well there's that rock thing again. Very well done, a lot of fun and worth a peek. My wife even jumped on board (although I suspect it's more because of Mal than anything).

Our holding pattern continues for some of the other licensed gear we're eager to announce, but we think a break will come soon, so stay put right here. Well, that's all folks!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Where have I been?

Hey all, I just flew back from LA and boy are my arms... well you get the idea. Sorry it's been so long, but the news I have from this trip is well worth the wait.

First- MARVEL, what nice people. Due to the prop license we have with them we got sneak peeks from the new Iron Man movie and WOW!!! Sorry you can't see them yet, but keep checking back because we'll be your best source when the Top Secret icon drops off the designs.

Second- we have agreed to a prop licensing deal with a huge gaming company. Stay tuned the official announcement will come in the next few weeks.

Third- many Dark Horse comics & graphic novels will be brought to life by us in a exclusive prop/clothing license to include all your favorites from anime and history to sci-fi and fantasy.

Whew, that was a lot to do in a few days. No, we haven't lost our focus or our minds we just see these great properties as avenues to show our stuff in a way you rarely get to see and enjoy.

Now off to bed.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Numb skulls, more licensing and Marines oh my

OK, here are the principle trouble makers and general numb skulls behind our madness- Robin Chaudhuri (General Manager), Dave DiPietro (Marketing) and Ranit Windlass (Vice President)- never hurts to have a Windlass in your corner. Of course, there is a cast of dozens, sometimes hundreds that are needed to pull off our zany ideas, and we're fortunate and grateful that Windlass Steelcrafts, Atlanta Cutlery & Museum Replicas staff members put up with us.

Anyway... Have we shocked the licensing world again after Marvel? Possibly. We're in negotiations for a few more exciting properties to geek out about and updates will be posted here. So y'all come back now, y'hear.

Finally, on a serious note, we know some of our brave soldiers overseas have chosen ACC bowies as their personal preference for close-quarters-combat and other tasks. That's the biggest compliment we could ever hope for and we're extremely grateful to them- not just for their choice, but for their service. Come home safe.

In honor of those that serve our freedom we will be designing an exclusive combat bowie featuring elements they prefer to be introduced in their honor this fall. Of course we'll keep you posted right here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

We've been doing cool stuff since 1971, I bet you didn't know that. ACC & MRL have continually branched out and focused on what our patrons ask for and deserve from historical items to TV, books and movie licensed props. The more real and authentic the better. So...

How cool is this!?!?! Real props from the Marvel universe! OK, I admit it, I'm a closet geek. Well this geeks here to tell you that whether you fess up or not, this is really cool. I'll bet there's something you grew up with too that you keep ah, hidden...right? C'mon admit it. As the saying goes, "Time to take a stand!"

I'm reading your mind now...Yes, this can be a very cool job, but it's not all fun and games (well much to our bosses chagrin most of the time it is). But unlike most companies that would have you just walk your merry way and force feed you products, we're fans too and I'm happy to give you the inside scoop to our crazy days and even some sneak peeks into our creative process and what's coming before the average Joe even knows they exist.

And remember we're all for input from you, as long as it's good (seriously, the bad stuff sucks). The contact info is on our website. If you have a question and the answer isn't already there, we'll think of something. Welcome to the world of Museum Replicas and what the heck, Atlanta Cutlery too.

Oh yeah, about Marvel. Read the Press Release on our website because that's why we did it.