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Trek Survivor May 31 2012 10:51 AM

New UK (& Other?) Partwork - Official Star Trek Starship Collection
 
Apologies if I've missed a thread on this, but I picked up from Smiths yesterday part 1 of Eaglemoss' new Star Trek: Official Starship Collection partwork. Each issue has a glossy mag and a model of a Trek ship! (part 1 = 1.99. Reg price 9.99!!!)

Embarrassingly, I can't seem to find anything about it on Google, but I definitely have it!

It seems to have had little fanfare or launch, but has anyone else picked it up? Part 1 was the Enterprise-D and is excellent.

Eaglemoss is the company behind the Classic Marvel Figurine Collection, the DC Chess Collection, and many more partwork model-type releases.

Dimesdan May 31 2012 10:59 AM

Re: New UK (& Other?) Partwork - Official Star Trek Starship Collectio
 
Sounds good.

At a tenner a magazine, that does sound a bit pricey so I might pick and choose the models.

Does it say how often it's published and what model comes with the second issue?

Starkers May 31 2012 11:06 AM

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Hmm, it's a partwork so it'll run forever cost 1million to get all of them...

I might definitely get the first issue at that price though, and like you say Dimesdan, maybe pick and choose the odd model here and there.

Trek Survivor May 31 2012 11:07 AM

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Part 2 is the refit NCC-1701 from ST:TMP. Part 2 costs 5.99. It rises to the regular price of 9.99 from issue #3 which is the Bird of Prey.

By subscribing there are some free gifts, including a light-up Borg Cube model!

Get down to WH Smith as soon as you can! For 1.99, the Ent-D is great value, and the magazine is rather spiffy as well.

Starkers May 31 2012 01:55 PM

Re: New UK (& Other?) Partwork - Official Star Trek Starship Collectio
 
Cool!

captcalhoun May 31 2012 08:04 PM

Re: New UK (& Other?) Partwork - Official Star Trek Starship Collectio
 
good luck finding it on newsagents shelves past issue 5 or so. when i was at Martins, we stocked the first five issues of a partwork on the shelf and then it went order-only otherwise they're a bugger to keep track of and to shelve.

from what i know, that's SOP for other newsies too. and even then you sometimes wound up with some bugger who orders it, collects the first dozen or so and then stops coming in and doesn't even phone and cancel the order so you wind up with 4 issues hanging about hoping someone will either randomly buy it if you shove it on the shelf or that a staff member might buy it, or you try sending it back hoping for the credit from the wholesalers...

flandry84 May 31 2012 08:05 PM

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Goddam!
Eaglemoss have just canceled both the Marvel and DC figurine collections but now they have concocted another fiendish plan to relieve me of further funds.(truth to tell,I would rather have had a Trek figurine collection but these ship models sound spiffy).

8of5 May 31 2012 09:54 PM

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SO EXCITED! I've been dreaming of exactly this for a long time. My googling had more luck: startrek-starships.com

I hope the Akira class issue doesn't take too long to come along, I think that might be the first official model of that ship ever?

I shall be making a dash for WHSmiths in the morning. Suddenly I feel very lucky to work opposite one!

Trek Survivor June 1 2012 09:31 AM

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Well done 8of5; when I got home last night, I found the web link was in the magazine as well!

captcalhoun - you're right, newsagents tend to stock up to a certain issue and no more (#7 of any given series seems to be the magic number round these parts!). However, there is subscription - either direct (and get the free gifts) or via your newsagent; specialist shops like Forbidden Planet will also stock them regularly.

flandry84 - I didn't realise DC and Marvel had been cancelled! I stopped collecting the Marvel ones around #60-something... it was a great series, but I'm not surprised it's been cancelled: "The Classic Figurine Collection" started with all the legends, but by the time you reach #150-something, you're scraping for characters.

I too would've loved a Trek figurine collection, but the ships is nice... and who knows? If it's a success, a figurine one may be along...perhaps to coincide with the next Trek film for maximum promotion. I remember reading an interview the Eaglemoss MD a couple of years back who said his dream next collections would either be Dr Who or Trek because of all the cool character/alien designs... so who knows!?!

8of5 June 1 2012 10:32 AM

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Trek Survivor wrote: (Post 6428647)
I too would've loved a Trek figurine collection, but the ships is nice... and who knows? If it's a success, a figurine one may be along...perhaps to coincide with the next Trek film for maximum promotion. I remember reading an interview the Eaglemoss MD a couple of years back who said his dream next collections would either be Dr Who or Trek because of all the cool character/alien designs... so who knows!?!

They tried a figurine collection a few years ago. It only lasted a handful of issues though. I'm not sure if that was one of their limited trial releases or a abrupt cancellation.

Dimesdan June 1 2012 10:39 AM

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8of5 wrote: (Post 6426526)
SO EXCITED! I've been dreaming of exactly this for a long time. My googling had more luck: startrek-starships.com

I hope the Akira class issue doesn't take too long to come along, I think that might be the first official model of that ship ever?

I shall be making a dash for WHSmiths in the morning. Suddenly I feel very lucky to work opposite one!

I went into my local Smiths yesterday and thy didn't have it in, I even asked a assistant and she didn't have a clue what I was on about. Now I know the name, when I'm in town again later, I'll ask if need be, put an order in.

Fer June 1 2012 11:45 AM

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Curses! The subscription is only for in the UK! The ships look beautifully done, a big step up from my 90's Micro Machines collection, not to mention the line is going to cover ships that weren't in that line.

I can always look into a third party subscription, but then I won't get all those nice bonuses. Oh well.

flandry84 June 1 2012 01:34 PM

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[QUOTE=Trek Survivor;6428647]

flandry84 - I didn't realise DC and Marvel had been cancelled! I stopped collecting the Marvel ones around #60-something... it was a great series, but I'm not surprised it's been cancelled: "The Classic Figurine Collection" started with all the legends, but by the time you reach #150-something, you're scraping for characters.

Well TBH,because of DC's own strict diktats very many of the most obvious characters didn't get made at all and of those that did,DC had some strange ideas about certain costume choices: old DC vs. 52 etc.

As for Marvel,they were much more accomodating and consequently ran to more issues.Still though many of the obvious choices (like US agent)didn't make it in.While characters like Nico Minoru(no,me neither)got produced.

Trek Survivor June 1 2012 02:09 PM

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8of5 wrote: (Post 6428734)
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Trek Survivor wrote: (Post 6428647)
I too would've loved a Trek figurine collection, but the ships is nice... and who knows? If it's a success, a figurine one may be along...perhaps to coincide with the next Trek film for maximum promotion. I remember reading an interview the Eaglemoss MD a couple of years back who said his dream next collections would either be Dr Who or Trek because of all the cool character/alien designs... so who knows!?!

They tried a figurine collection a few years ago. It only lasted a handful of issues though. I'm not sure if that was one of their limited trial releases or a abrupt cancellation.

Yeah, I think that was Deagonisti (another partwork company) - it certainly wasn't Eaglemoss, who I think tend to produce the higher quality stuff. It didn't even get out of the "pilot phase" (trialled only in certain parts of the country).

I got my copy of #1 of the Starships Collection from WH Smith in Swindon (Wiltshire). Down the road in Didcot (Oxfordshire) they hadn't heard of it, so I am starting to wonder if this is on a similar only-certain-counties type thing!?

Mr. Domino June 1 2012 05:17 PM

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/sigh. Living in America sucks on occasion. I'll keep a look out for these through Diamond, as the previous Eaglemoss mags have come across there, but unfortunately, that doesn't allow for the free gifts, and I'd love me a Galaxy-X.


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