The ships are based either on the original production CGI models, or new models for designs that have no such resource available. The accompanying magazine details the ship, from an in-universe perspective, including technical diagrams, and from the real world point-of-view, looking at the design and production of each ship.
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The series began in the UK and Ireland in August 2013, while other countries have followed and other markets continue to be explored. The following countries have, or will have, the collection:
|Issue List |
The first couple of years of issues have so far been confirmed, they are as follows (release dates are projected as fortnightly releases from the first issue):
#1: USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D (Galaxy class)
#77: Romulan shuttle
|Special Issues |
Special #1: Deep Space 9
|Possible Issues |
Before publication of the series had begun, a list of other ships expected to be included was released, while others have been seen on promotional images. These have not all been confirmed as being in the final series. Any known status is noted in the lists below:
|Other Releases |
Further binders can also be ordered, and later in the series alternative binder designs have also been offered, featuring ship artwork.
When The Collection launched in Germany, Austria, Luxemburg, and France, a premium subscription model was offered, where a slightly higher subscription fee gave subscribers occasional additional models of shuttlecraft. These will also see release in other markets, sold directly by the publisher as a set of four, they first arrived in the UK in October 2015. Included are the Galileo (TOS shuttle), Goddard (type 6), Chaffee (type 10), and Cochrane (type 9).
The series manager has stated at least two more shuttlecraft models are coming; the shuttlepods from Enterprise and TNG.
See: Photos of the Galileo model, photos of Galileo, type 6 and type 9, photo of all four models, type 10 Okudagram, photos of the full set.
There are plans for at least two variant extra issues, both so far are mirror universe ships. The first (November 2015) will be the ISS Enteprise NCC-1701, followed by the ISS Enteprise NX-01. See: Model photos, cover, another model photo, more model photos, NX-01 model photo, NCC-1701 rendering, NX-01 model photos.
For more casual collectors, Eaglemoss will also be releasing multi-packs of popular ships. The first three pack was the Enterprises C, D, and E. This was followed by the Defiant, Voyager, and Excelsior, and then a four pack including the NX-01, NCC-1701, A and B. The magazines in these are printed as a single perfect-bond book.
The series manager has also confirmed Eaglemoss will be publishing a book, featuring expanded versions of the behind the scenes articles from the magazines.
In Japan the The Collection is published by Deagostini, and featured more elaborate box packaging. Additional subscribers get another gift, a keychain. The design of the Borg Cube is also different.
For a few competition ships with custom names and registrations have been produced. The series manager has suggested this is something that might be feasible as a product too, albeit possibly quite expensive.
Links to general coverage: First information, first issue list, start delay, factory update and TV advert draft, details of US launch and revised 1-23 issue list, final TV advert and launch hype, project manager comments, Japanese launch details, interview with series manager, German launch details.