Friday 24 April 2015

Starships Collections' USS Enterprise, Hirogen, D'kyr, and more!

The next two issues of Eaglemoss' Official Starships Collection have now been solicited, and come July, when the series gets to issue fifty, we have a ship I'm sure will get more adoration than most, the one that started this whole Star Trek thing going, the original USS Enterprise. This is followed by the Hirogen Hunter from Voyager, which looks like it's going to be one of the more impressive models in the series to me!

Preliminary covers have also been released. Both of these issues will be arriving in July in the UK, and will arrive in the US come August/September, with the rest of the world to follow as the series progresses in other markets.

Continue below for more previews from the series!

The Collection's manager, Ben Robinson, has continued to be active on his Twitter account, including some pleasing new previews, such as this first look at the Vulcan D'kyr class, coming as issue fifty-five, in September:

Already out in the UK is the Intrepid, issue forty-four, which Ben also posted a couple of pictures of:

As ever Ben has also been discussing possible ships that might come later in the series. When asked about the Intrepid delta-shaped sister ship he replied "It's definitely more likely than not". Similarly he confirmed the Tellarite ship from Enterprise is on the consideration list, but not yet confirmed.

He's also been fielding interest in some of the more obscure ships, such as the kitbashes and prototype models seen fleetingly at Wolf 359 and the Qualor II Surplus Depot, which might mean we get ships like the New Orleans class and the Ralph McQuarrie concept starship design. If you'd like such things give Ben a shout on Twitter!

Finally Ben also posted some nice promo images, such as this Federation fleet grouping:

And this DS9 focused advert, being prepped to promote the series in France and the Netherlands:

PS, don't forget, if you'd like to see some of the best non-canon ships in The Collection, make sure to sign the petitions for the USS Titan and USS Aventine. We are inching ever closer to the magic five-thousand names for the Titan!

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

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Unknown said...

The enterprise looks awfully small, the 1701-A is probably the most disappointing ship as its so tiny!,

Fox said...

@Mike: looks the same size as the Refit model to me. If you want bigger, the Diamond Select HD Enterprise is phenomenal.

If you want to talk about models that are too small, the two Excelsiors are more deserving. They're so tiny!

Anyway, the Intrepid looks really good. But also... Kinda big. I thought they were supposed to be smaller than the NX type, but all those windows make it look bigger.

Unknown said...

Yeah...It was all going well until some obscure rubbish began to fill out the collection and consequently made it quite obvious that we were all being sucked into an 'anorak's' cash-cow ride.
Thankfully I have only to endure one more pointless vessel until The original Enterprise arrives and completes my original objective.
After that, you sad-sacks are welcome to continue 'beating your meat' over each offering thereafter.


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