Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Shuttlecraft join The Official Starships Collection, in Europe

Exciting times for mainland European fans, Eaglemoss' Official Starships Collection has now launched in Germany (the same launch includes Austria and Luxemburg too), and France, and subscribers there get the option for even more ships! As in other countries, subscribers get the extra models of the All Good Things... USS Enterprise-D, and Borg Cube, plus the Enterprise-D dedication plaque, and a folder.  Plus the first issue is €4.99, before going up to the regular €14.99 for subsequent issues.

But then there's more! If subscribers opt into a premium subscription, for an addition €1.50 per issue they also get model shuttlecraft. The German subscription website lists four shuttles to be included, which will be slightly smaller than regular models in the series, at about 10cm long. On the horizon for subscribers are the TOS shuttlecraft, for some reason they've opted specifically for Galileo II, the Type 6 shuttle of TNG origin, the USS Defiant's Type 10, and USS Voyager's Type 9.

It's not clear how often these will be be delivered to subscribers; one would hope at least every tenth issue, which would bring the premium to about the same amount as a regular issue. It's also not noted whether or not each shuttle will have a magazine too.

Also unknown is whether these will be offered to subscribers anywhere else in the world, but I will do my best to find out!

As previously noted, the German series will also have a slightly different release order, and it appears the French release will also follow this revised running order. Continue after the jump for details of that, plus the German TV advert:

The German website lists the following release order, up to issue twenty, and the French website uses the same running order, but only goes up to issue thirteen so far:

And finally here's the German version of the TV advert:

For a listing of all the ships in the Starships Collection, including links to all my previous previews and reviews, see my index page.

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c00ff446-8da9-11e4-9848-776f5f6f22d5 said...

AH!!! I hope these are offered in the US! If not I'll start saving for the hugely inflated eBay prices. :)

Doctacosa said...

Canada subscriber reporting in!

If the shuttles won't be part of the mainline series, I'd totally opt-in to get the set!

Fox said...

Awesome! I've always loved the designs for the Type-9 and Type-10. Will be so nice to get big, accurate models of them both.

I wonder if they'll do those funky shuttlepods from ENT, too. At first I thought their bubble cockpits were stupid, but they grew on me.

ETY3 said...

I hope they add the curvy shuttlecraft from the first couple of seasons of TNG.

Dominic Hopkins said...

It is super frustrating to see these special offers being rolled out to other countries. First the Japanese Borg cube and now the Germans get Shuttlecraft!

I really do hope that Eaglemoss see the demand for these vessels for other nations.

Matthew Roscoe said...

Messaged STSS about their release in Canada this was their response:

Thanks for your message.
For the moment these are only going to be available for the new EU subscriptions just launched. Unfortunately we haven't been given much information on them at all yet, and we're not even sure which ones they'll be exactly. However we do believe these will be offered in the future, possibly for purchase but again nothing has been confirmed yet.
We would make subscribers aware on this in the future if they're to be offered to any other subscriptions.
Many thanks, STSS

mcarp555 said...

Maybe the set of four should be the next Special Issue after the Kelvin. I'd sign that petition several times!

Also, has anyone actually seen this supposed Japanese cube, other than the ad itself? I'm not sure it really exists.

Landon said...

Has anyone in Canada revived any of the special issues yet? I would love a DS9 of my own. I have been subbing since day 1.