Tuesday 21 May 2013

Starship model magazine coming to the US

This time last year I was very excited to discover Eaglemoss were launching a new Star Trek part work magazine. Coming with each issue of Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection, will be a little model ship. That magazine was meant to have started in the UK in February, but issues with the factory producing the ships delayed the start of the collection. It is now due to begin in August, and the extra time has allowed Eaglemoss to work out distribution for the US as well as the UK and Ireland! No news yet on the rest of the world though.

Eaglemoss have relaunched their website for the series, so you can now subscribe in the UK and Ireland, or in the US.The UK price is £9.99 an issue (after the first two issues at introductory prices), while in the US it appears to be $20 each fortnight. There is now going to be a digital version of the magazine for subscribers alongside the print releases too.

There are also slightly different offerings with the subscription extras:  The same "gifts" are offered, but come at a different rate. In the UK you'll have a binder, dedication plaque, All Good Things... version of the Enterprise-D, and a Borg Cube all by the time you've got your sixth delivery, while in the US these are staggered at six monthly intervals, so you'll be eighteen months into the collection before you get a Borg Cube.

The site also has a listing up for the first few ships in the series, it's very similar to the list I posted some months ago, but there are some tweaks. It starts off with many of the more familiar ships that we've had many models off, but very quickly we'll start to get some real treats such as the Akira class, the Dauntless, Bajoran solar sailor and the Krenim temporal weapon. They so far list twenty-three of the seventy ships currently planned:
  1. USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D (Galaxy class)
  2. USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (Constitution class refit)
  3. Klingon Bird-of-Prey (B'rel/K'vort class)
  4. Enterprise NX-01 (NX class)
  5. Romulan D'deridex class warbird
  6. USS Voyager NCC-74656 (Intrepid class)
  7. Klingon K'Tinga class battlecruiser
  8. USS Excelsior (Excelsior class)
  9. USS Defiant NX-74205 (Defiant class)
  10. Borg Sphere
  11. USS Reliant (Miranda class)
  12. Akira class
  13. Jem'hadar cruiser
  14. Cardassian Galor class
  15. USS Equinox (Nova class)
  16. Ferengi Marauder
  17. "USS Dauntless"
  18. Bajoran Solar Sailor
  19. USS Stargazer (Constellation class)
  20. Klingon Vor'cha class
  21. USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E (Sovereign class)
  22. Krenim Temporal Weapon Ship
  23. Nebula class


Unknown said...

This is really tempting. Though it seems a little pricey. The ships seem to be a decent size, and look nicely detailed. This would finally get me to start a Paypal account. The magazine itself looks like it could be worth it. What with all the stats.

8of5 said...

For the better know ships the magazine isn't that exciting, but for the more obscure ones (or newer ones from Enterprise and such) they have either never had any kind of write-ups, or only been as part of other part-works such as the Star Trek Fact Files. We could get some really interesting and unique stuff in those issues!

Unknown said...

Cannot wait for this collection. I had a few of the models from the test run and if they are all up to the qualty of the enterprise d then we are in for a treat. The detail was amazing for its size

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