Thursday 3 September 2015

Starships Collection updates: Mirror universe, multi-packs, and the First Contact fleet

A few updates from Eaglemoss' Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection. First up: Posting on Twitter, the collection's manager, Ben Robinson, shared the cover for the forthcoming ISS Enterprise, the mirror universe counterpart of the original Enterprise, which is set to be released as the first extra variant issue in the series (separate from the main run). Ben also revealed that they are now also planning to do a mirror universe NX-01 extra issue too.

Meanwhile, the Eaglemoss online shop is now listing a new multi-pack of three Enterprise models, the C, D, and E. They come packaged together, along with a single perfect-bond magazine, featuring the content from the original separate issues. Obviously these aren't aimed at people already subscribed to the series, but if you're picking and choosing it's a neat way to pick up some of the Enterprises.

Tweeting about this release, Ben also mentioned there are plans for more multi-packs, with others on the way to include the four other Enterprises from the series so far, and another three pack including the Defiant, Voyager, and Excelsior.

Ben also shared some new photos of the four First Contact Starfleet starships, which will all be released by the end of the year:

Finally, it's been a fantastic week for the USS Titan petition, which has really picked up pace, gaining five-hundred new names in a little over a week. If we can find five-thousand people who would put there name down as being prepared to pre-order, if offered, then it would be possible to have an extra issue of The Collection commissioned, and there are now less than five-hundred people left to find to reach that number for the USS Titan!

The petition for the USS Aventine (which I started somewhat later than the Titan one) has seen a similar surge in support in the same time, with it now having passed its first thousand mile-stone.

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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Anonymous said...

I've already created two suggestion-issues of the USS Titan und USS Aventime!

I'll post them after my last canon suggestion-issue #50 in my Blog gallery/Twitter. The pictures are free to use for you then. ;-)

Hot news with the separate MU-issues, there's space for more specials!

Fox said...

Will subscribers be able to opt out of the variant issues?

mcarp555 said...

Here in the UK, I just got issues #54 & 55, along with this notice:

"Dear valued Star Trek Starships Collector,

Due to an increase in manufacturing costs, we have had to make the difficult decision to increase the cover price of Star Trek - The Official Starships Collection. From issue 56 onwards, the new price will be UK £10.99, EIRE/Malta 16.99 Euros, Aus $20.99 (inc. GST).

We have absorbed previous increases without passing this onto our valued customers, but unfortunately the latest increase has forced us to make this change, in order to maintain the high quality of the collection.

We hope you will continue to collect and enjoy this unique collection and we are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Publisher"

Funny how Ben doesn't mention this in his Twitter feed.

Fox said...

How much of an increase is that?

But, yeah, that's kind of a **** move, considering these little figures are already about half the price of the much larger, much more detailed, and more accurate Diamond Select starships.

Anonymous said...

Ben is only responsible for the ship production. From the 3D model to final produced ship. He is not the publisher or in sales/marketing.

But I agree with you, that sucks. I already pay 16,99 EUR from the collection start for each issue with my german "premium subscription" (to get the 4 shuttles "for free").

What is the new price then? 19,99 EUR...? -_-
How many customers will they lose as a result?

And then they still not have announced a Scimitar issue? :(

Unknown said...

I don't know who is responsible for their website, but the digital magazine for the USS Centaur and the Klingon Augment Ship are a mess. Pages out of order, pages repeating and Klingon pages in the USS Centaur book.

Fox said...

To be fair, most of the magazines are a mess. Duplicated pages, typos, redundant information, inaccuracies... take your pick.

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