I've always wanted a roman centurion helmet, I love this film, and this was on sale-what a better time to buy, right? But I have to admit I was disappointed by this item...
Not only is the helmet different then the original film prop (I have pictures and film footage to prove it)it is HUGE (I'm 6'2"). First, the cheek pieces do not flair at the base as does the real film prop, the goat emblem on the cheek looks like a blob, the form is completely lost. Also the "lobster tail" back plate is far too large and sits too low on the helmet, sticking out over your back way too far (see the official site linked here on Museum Replicas for a video that shows the actual helmet for reference). With this low-quality design, the helmet is over-priced I'm sad to say. I usually love Museum Replica's products but this one clearly misses the mark...
I called customer service to see if someone could tell me more about the helmet or assure me that I had gotten a bad one, but as nice as the person was on the other end, they had zero knowledge of the general quality of the item and could not direct me to anyone who did. They could only tell me the helmets were made in India. Caveat emptor on this one...
May 31, 2012
helmet looks like its been through a few battles. horse hair crest is not as red as pictured.a couple of quality issues with workmanship but still looks good in my man cave.I'm glad I got it on sale.
February 23, 2012