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 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)
|Special Issues |
Special #1: Deep Space 9
Special #9: Swarm ship
In addition to the main run of fortnightly issues, and the special issue series, the collection has expanded to include several other lines, including a series of smaller shuttlecraft models, mirror universe and other variants, dedication plaques, books, and more!
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 have also seen release in other markets, sold directly by the publisher as a sets of four.
Set 1: Galileo (TOS shuttle), Goddard (type 6), Chaffee (type 10), and Cochrane (type 9)
Eaglemoss have released several addition ships and variants, including mirror universe, concept, and non-canon ships. Some of these have been released as convention and direct purchase exclusives, while others are available more widely through the usual retailers.
MU-1: ISS Enterprise NCC-1701 (Constitution class)
MU-2: ISS Enterprise NX-01 (NX class)
SS Yorktown NCC-1717 (Constitution class)
USS Enterprise (Planet of the Titans concept design #2)
USS Aventine (Vesta class)
Eaglemoss have also released a series of dedication plaque reproductions, starting with the USS Enterprise-D, which was initially offered as a subscriber extra, but later offered individually. A series followed, so far featuring the USS Voyager, USS Defiant, original USS Enterprise (see: plans), Enterprise NX-01, and the USS Enterprise-E. Under consideration for next releases are the USS Enterprise-A and the USS Franklin.
Eaglemoss have also begun a series of books based on the behind-the-scenes articles from the magazines, but also featuring additional articles exploring further aspects of starship design and production.
In addition to the models and magazine, subscribers are given extra items over the course of their subscription, including an All Good Things... version of the USS Enterprise-D, a large illuminated Borg Cube model, a dedication plaque, and a binder. European subscribers get each of these items shipped over four consecutive months, while North American subscribers get one item every six months. All these releases have subsequently been available to order individually through the Eaglemoss website as well.
Further binders can also be ordered, and later in the series alternative binder designs have also been offered, featuring ship artwork.
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.
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.
|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:
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.