The folks over at Rebelscum have a nicely detailed chat with Master Replicas concerning their 2005 product lineup. Looks like its gonna be another great year for replicas! http://http://www.rebelscum.com/mrattack2005.asp Looks like they have a new CEO and Business Manager heading things off.
From the article it looks like we're going to get....
2 Lightsaber collections -Sith and Jedi from "Revenge of the Sith" and another convention exclusive!
MR is entering the helmet replica business! Around Movie time they will be releasing the 1st of several Episode III Clonetrooper Helmets! Pricing and details arent set but they will go in the $250-$350 price range!
Around movie time MR will have a Episode III Master Yoda Battle Damage Lightsaber replica! and MORE Episode III sabers on April 2nd including Anakin and Obi-Wan's!
This line doesnt make any sense to me -but whatever. The next Elite Replica will be Luke Skywalker's Lightsaber from "A New Hope" limited to 750 pieces available in the March timeframe.
MR has Han Solo's Blaster from "The Empire Strikes Back" on tap for '05. It will be made from slightly different materials from the 1st version. It shouldnt have an orange plug abd will not be made with a working trigger. (fine with me -sine they dont actually fire)
FX Lightsabers and Studio Models!
More of both but MR wasn't ready to spill the beans quite yet.