Wednesday 24 August 2016

Starships Collection's Holoship and Gorn, and other Eaglemoss news

Two new ships from Eaglemoss' Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection have been previewed in the latest round of solicitations. Continue below to check out them, plus other Eaglemoss news.

Due out first in the UK in November (and following in other markets as the series progresses around the world) is issue eighty-five, the Federation holoship. This boxy ship make a surprisingly interesting looking model! The first ever produced of the design.

Issue eighty-six, which will also debut in November, is a fun one, the latest design from the remastered version of TOS, the Gorn ship from Arena. This ship has been produced nice before, as a small Attack Wing gaming miniature, but the Eaglemoss version should be much more detailed (although the picture does make it look like one of the smaller ships in the collection).

Preliminary cover designs have also been released for both issues:

Meanwhile the most recently released issues are now also listed on Eaglemoss' website, with lots of new images of them. Issue seventy-eight was the Aeroshuttle, seen in every episode of Voyager and none, permanently docked to the underside of the saucer.

And issue seventy-nine was another of the TOS remastered designs, Harry Mudd's J class ship, Stella. For a blob with nacelles I found this a strangely satisfying model.

In other Eaglemoss news, in a recent tweet, series manager Ben Robinson noted we should expect news of the next special oversized issues (presumably Star Trek Beyond ships) at the Star Trek: Mission New York convention, which is early in September.

Eaglemoss have also released an audio recording of their starship design panel from the San Diego Comic Con, which included starship talk with designer Rick Sternbach and effects artist Dan Curry.

Finally, you might recall a few months ago Eaglemoss quietly launched a test run of a Star Trek comic book reprint collection, Star Trek: Graphic Novel Collection. As is typical for many part-work collections, Eaglemoss trialled this in a limited geographical area in the UK, but also launched a subscription website for it (which is where I signed up). Given it was a test run, it comes as little surprise when my first two issues turned up, they came with a letter explaining the series isn't continuing, for now at least:
Unfortunately, I am writing to let you know that we are suspending publication of the collection until further notice.

However, we do hope to resume publication in the near future and we will contact you as soon as we are able to do so.
The same sort of thing happened with the Starships Collection, and assuming there has been enough interest for the series to be launched proper, I'd expect more news on a full launch in the not too distant future.

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

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Unknown said...

The Holoship looks good, but I want to see some Son'a ships from Insurrection.

8of5 said...

Me too, always loved the boomerang shaped one!

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