Tuesday 26 August 2014

New Starships Collection previews

Pre-orders for the latest issues in the The Official Starships Collection are starting to appear on online retailers, giving us the first look at issues thirty-three and thirty-four, the Cardassian Hideki class, and Vulcan Surak class. Entertainment Earth posted images of both models:

While Man of Action Figures has revealed cover drafts:

The Collection's website has also been updated, with new preview images of issues twenty-nine and thirty, the Jem'Hadar fighter and Nausicaan fighter. Both images show new views of the models, which both appear to have some interesting metallic finishes. Continue after the jump for a look at those, and more updates:

The series manager, Ben Robinson, also posted some more photos of the prototype Delta Flyer model (the paint job isn't final here), on The Collection's Facebook page. Here's the issue thirty-eight model:

Also posted on The Collection's Facebook page was a higher res version of issue twenty-seven, the 22nd century Romulan Bird of Prey, which is out now in the UK:

Finally, good new for fans in New Zealand, the local version of the subscription website is now live there, so the series will soon be starting in your part of the world too.

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

And don't forget, we can get the USS Titan included in The Collection, if we can demonstrate at least five-thousand people would pre-order a special issue, so make sure you sign the petition to make it happen.

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mcarp555 said...

Does that first hi-res image of the Delta Flyer actually say "Delta Flyes" on the side? The second image seems correct.

Fox said...

Wow. The Hideki and Surak really don't look very good. Maybe it's just the lighting/resolution/camera angle? Well, probably not. But I was looking forward to the Surak, so hopefully it looks better up close. (Most of the alien ships so far have been FANTASTIC, Galor notwithstanding).

The Nausicaan and Romulan ships look pretty sexy, though the Delta Flyer is the real knockout of the five. All those colors and details; I've always loved the super-sleek looking Shuttlecraft we got after Voyager (Voyager's shuttles, Delta Flyer, and then all of the smaller shuttle-type ships in Insurrection).

@mcarp555: Not exactly. It's the same text on both sides, but the side in the first image isn't printed on the model quickly--the cursive "s" is missing it's "tail."

And given the past history of the Starships Collection, do not expect any errors in the pre-production models to (ever) be corrected.

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