Friday, 20 April 2018

2018 Hallmark Keepsake decorations revealed

Hallmark have released their 2018 Dreambook, featuring all their Keepsake Christmas decorations for the year, and among them a pretty generous selection of Star Trek releases. Continue below for all the details of those, and other new Hallmark releases.

Every year Hallmark release a Star Trek ship ornament, and this year we've got two! One of those is of course the USS Discovery, which features light effects.


Thursday, 19 April 2018

Latest Eaglemoss Starships Collection previews

Eaglemoss have released their latest round of solicitations, giving us first looks at several new ships in The Official Starships Collection. Plus there's news of a second wave of possible XL ships, and new images of several other models. Continue below to check them out:

First up we have the third issue of the Discovery collection, which, despite previous reports that issue would be the new Klingon Bird of Prey, is in fact, in line with even earlier reports, the Shepard class USS Kerala! It looks like a rather attractive model!


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

IDW's July Star Trek comics

IDW have announced their July solicitations, which include two new Star Trek titles. Continue below for all the details:

Succession #4
Written by Mike Johnson and Kirsten Beyer, with art by Angel Hernandez
In the Mirror Universe, the heroic characters you thought you knew care only for power and glory. In this, the final issue of Succession, see Michael Burnham in the fight of her life!
This book will be available in four different covers. The A cover by Angel Hernandez, and B photo-cover, you can see below. The two variant covers by Nick Roche, and Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire, have not yet been revealed.


Star Trek Online: Victory is Life expansion details

Cryptic Studios have announced the next major expansion to Star Trek Online, Victory is Life, which timed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of DS9, will see the game visit the Gamma Quadrant, the introduction of the Dominion as a playable faction, and a whole host of DS9 cast members returning to voice their characters. Continue below for an overview:


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Discovery: Succession #1 preview

Out this week is the first issue of the latest Star Trek: Discovery comic, Succession. The book picks up the story in the mirror universe after the events of season one, and even in just issue one makes some remarkably bold moves to move the mirror universe story forward. It's one of the best first issues of a Star Trek comic series I can recall in some time! The book is written by Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson, with art by Angel Hernandez.

The book is available in four different covers. Cover A is by Angel Hernandez (coloured by Esther Sanz), featuring mirror-Burnham amongst a militaristic Terran display. Cover B, a photo-cover, also features Burnham. Retail incentive cover A is by George Caltsoudas, and again features Burnham, this time joined by Captain Killy and Emperor Georgiou, and finally retail incentive cover B is the latest in a series of covers spanning Discovery comic releases, featuring ships by Declan Shalvey (colours by Jordie Bellaire), this time featuring the ISS Discovery.

Continue below to check out all the covers, and a five-page preview.


Boldly Go #18, IDIC part 6 preview

Out this week is the final issue of IDW's Kelvin timeline comic Boldly Go, which is also the exciting closing chapter of the multiverse-spanning storyline, IDIC, Regular writer Mike Johnson, joined by Ryan Parrott, finishes of the series, with artist Josh Hood illustrating this final issue.

The book is available in four covers: Cover A by Josh Hood features the Enterprise crew with the saucer of the Enterprise forming a giant collective halo behind them. Cover B by Eoin Marron (coloured by Jordie Bellaire) features the USS Enterprise-A under construction. A retail incentive photo cover uses an image of Spock from Star Trek Beyond, and the B retail incentive cover is the latest in a series by Yoshi Yoshitani, this time featuring Spock and McCoy.

Continue below to check out all the covers, plus a five-page preview.


New Starships Collection bonus issues revealed

Eaglemoss, via their Hero Collector blog, have announced no less than six new bonus issues coming to The Official Starships Collection. Sighting the success of the release of USS Titan and USS Aventine (good work team!), Eaglemoss have committed to a wide-ranging series of further obscure ships, which come from a variety of sources, including non-canon origins, concept art, and variants. They expect the six new ships to arrive over this year and 2019. Continue below to check them out:

Perhaps the least surprising and one of the most requested ships (at least as far as I've seen), is the USS Enterprise-F. The design was created for the video game Star Trek Online, following a competition to bring the design to life, which was won by Adam Ilhe. As one of the most prominent non-canon designs, it seemed almost inevitable we'd get this one eventually after the Titan and Aventine were released.


Thursday, 12 April 2018

New Visions #21: The Enemy of My Enemy preview

Out this week is issue 21 of  John Byrne's New Visions photocomic. The headline story of the book features an entertaining team-up of Kirk with Kor, in The Enemy of My Enemy. Like many books in the series, there is also a second story, and this time it takes up a good two-fifths of the book in a delightfully quirky Pike-era story with a H.G. Wells crossover, The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner.

As ever IDW have released a five-page preview from the book, from the first story, continue below to check it out.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Eaglemoss XL USS Enterprise-A and USS Defiant previews

Eaglemoss have released a host of new images of their next two XL sized models in The Official Starships Collection, the USS Enterprise-A, and USS Defiant. Continue below to check them out.

The USS Enterprise-A, the sixth release in the XL series, is due out in the next month or so, and Eaglemoss' Hero Collector blog has released several new images of the model:


Latest Discovery prop reproduction images

Retailers are starting to list some of the latest Discovery prop toys and reproductions, giving us new images of those forthcoming releases. Continue below to check them out:

First up we've got the phaser from McFarlane Toys, which is expected towards the end of the year. As you can see, this has gained a slightly bright orange part on the firing end, no doubt in order to make sure it isn't mistaken for a real gun when being played with.

Pre-order: Amazon, Forbidden Planet.