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Old March 10 2014, 08:10 PM   #871
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Re: Star Trek: Starships Model/Magazine Subscription

I cannot afford to commit to a subscription- it would be nice to have a complete collection but some ships I already have multiple editions of in different scales/media.
There are a few ships I do really want though- I rely on the observations on this thread to find out the shortcomings and help decide what is a good value.
Finding them on the secondary market is a hassle, but when you can only get a few it is a good alternative...
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Old March 10 2014, 08:23 PM   #872
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When it comes to Star Trek merchandise, I've fallen way behind. I used to have the Micro Machines ages ago and I did build a model of Voyager and Reliant, but those, too, are long gone now. So when this collection came along I jumped at the chance. Any future collection that comes along, though, will really have to "wow" me before I take part in it.
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Old March 10 2014, 10:01 PM   #873
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Couldn't find the Equinox in town today, there where 2 NuPrises though. Going to keep looking.
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Old March 11 2014, 02:09 AM   #874
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Got my Reliant and Akira today! The quality and detailing on both is really great; some of the best ships so far. Unfortunately, the 1701 looks really shabby next to the Reliant's level of detail. I also got the Enterprise D dedication plaque, which is very cool. It doesn't come with any way to hang it, however, which is a shame.
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Old March 11 2014, 02:23 AM   #875
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Got my Reliant and Akira today! The quality and detailing on both is really great; some of the best ships so far. Unfortunately, the 1701 looks really shabby next to the Reliant's level of detail. I also got the Enterprise D dedication plaque, which is very cool. It doesn't come with any way to hang it, however, which is a shame.
That's great! I thought that the dedication plaque was coming soon.

How does it look on the back? If I want to hang it, what does it look like it requires?
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Old March 11 2014, 02:59 AM   #876
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That's great! I thought that the dedication plaque was coming soon.

How does it look on the back? If I want to hang it, what does it look like it requires?
The plaque appears to made out of some sort of resin, and the back is completely flat. I superglued a little picture frame hanger on the back, and that seems to be working fine.
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Old March 11 2014, 05:46 AM   #877
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I cannot afford to commit to a subscription- it would be nice to have a complete collection but some ships I already have multiple editions of in different scales/media.
There are a few ships I do really want though- I rely on the observations on this thread to find out the shortcomings and help decide what is a good value.
Finding them on the secondary market is a hassle, but when you can only get a few it is a good alternative...
Some sites sell them new for the $20 you would pay for a subscription, for example I know Entertainment Earth does and I'm sure some other sites do as well. That would be one way you could get the models you want easily.
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Old March 11 2014, 06:23 AM   #878
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Couldn't find the Equinox in town today, there where 2 NuPrises though. Going to keep looking.
My friend posted that picture of his USS Equinox on facebook nearly 3 weeks ago (20 Feb), yet when I went to Forbidden Planet last Wednesday (5 March) they were only up to the Cardassian Galor class with what was on sale.
So I'm not sure how it works, I guess some subscribers get stuff earlier than the shops?
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Old March 11 2014, 06:37 AM   #879
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I cannot afford to commit to a subscription- it would be nice to have a complete collection but some ships I already have multiple editions of in different scales/media.
There are a few ships I do really want though- I rely on the observations on this thread to find out the shortcomings and help decide what is a good value.
Finding them on the secondary market is a hassle, but when you can only get a few it is a good alternative...
Some sites sell them new for the $20 you would pay for a subscription, for example I know Entertainment Earth does and I'm sure some other sites do as well. That would be one way you could get the models you want easily.
Another site worth checking, bigbadtoystore.com. They have a "pile of loot" feature, which basically means they'll hold your stuff for you as orders come in, and then you can ship it all when you want, in order to help mute the shipping costs.

Individually each order they tend to charge $7-8 on shipping, but with the pile of loot, I let them hold the stuff (they charge when it comes in and then hang on to it for you until you're ready) and wait until 5-6 things have come in and then ship. So it ends up costing $8-10 on shipping for all 5-6 things together versus $7-8 for each thing.

It's saved me hundreds in S&H over the years. Granted it delays me getting my hands on things until I decide I've let the pile build enough, but in this economy it makes more sense than individual S&H charges.

The subscription doesn't seem to have any S&H though which is a huge benefit.

Trying to decide what I want to do with my superfluous ships (Reliant, Bird of Prey) and now the plaque - it's cool, but I have one from the Franklin Mint already that's a bit cooler...

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Old March 11 2014, 01:34 PM   #880
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So I'm not sure how it works, I guess some subscribers get stuff earlier than the shops?
Yes, that's exactly what happens.

Subscribers here in the UK got the Galor, Equinox and JJPrise on or around the 20th February. The Galor hit the shops that day and the Equinox and the JJPrise hit the shops last Thursday (the street date is every other Thursday, some claim on Facebook to buy them on a Wednesday) and I picked them both up from my local WHSmith last week.
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Old March 11 2014, 02:16 PM   #881
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Anybody who has gotten an Akira there is something I really want to know. The promo photo showed it with the Bussards way too small- they looked like big nipples instead of the fronts of the nacelles. Was this corrected in the production version? I have been looking around and found it on MonstersInMotion, but the image they had was the original promo as well.
There are a number of vessels I would like to have- the resin kits of them I can build but they do cost a lot more than these replicas.
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Old March 11 2014, 02:18 PM   #882
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I posted a photo in this very thread a few months ago.
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Old March 11 2014, 03:45 PM   #883
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Couldn't find the Equinox in town today, there where 2 NuPrises though. Going to keep looking.
My friend posted that picture of his USS Equinox on facebook nearly 3 weeks ago (20 Feb), yet when I went to Forbidden Planet last Wednesday (5 March) they were only up to the Cardassian Galor class with what was on sale.
So I'm not sure how it works, I guess some subscribers get stuff earlier than the shops?
My local FP has been terrible at getting any of them in, two or three weeks ago I checked again, they still just have the BoP and NX-01.

Easons have had every issue on the day of release of the UK Facebook page, so it looks like they've been snapped up since Thursday. Still a couple more shops I can check though.
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Old March 12 2014, 03:17 AM   #884
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Got my Reliant and Akira today! The quality and detailing on both is really great; some of the best ships so far. Unfortunately, the 1701 looks really shabby next to the Reliant's level of detail. I also got the Enterprise D dedication plaque, which is very cool. It doesn't come with any way to hang it, however, which is a shame.
I just to those two issues in today. Odd that I haven't gotten issues 9&10 yet.
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Old March 12 2014, 01:06 PM   #885
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Got my Reliant and Akira today! The quality and detailing on both is really great; some of the best ships so far. Unfortunately, the 1701 looks really shabby next to the Reliant's level of detail. I also got the Enterprise D dedication plaque, which is very cool. It doesn't come with any way to hang it, however, which is a shame.
That's great! I thought that the dedication plaque was coming soon.

How does it look on the back? If I want to hang it, what does it look like it requires?
Caesar753, I'm in agreement. These two are outstanding. I also agree that the Reliant is done better than the 1701 refit.

Toxteth O´Grady, I think I am going to frame mine. I also had thought about getting some sort of stand and displaying it that way.
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