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Old May 12 2014, 01:51 AM   #1111
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Re: Star Trek: Starships Model/Magazine Subscription

I picked up a Deep Space Nine model this week. I was aware that it didn't come with a stand, but still disappointed when I placed it on the shelf with the rest of the collection.

I recall a post on this thread where someone said they were able to use a stand from a different model for their DS9. I was quite a while back and I can't find it now. I was wondering if anyone knew which stand might fit DS9? I'd love to get a stand that matches the rest of the collection.
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Old May 12 2014, 06:59 AM   #1112
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Does anyone know about the 5th subscriber bonus that the Japanese are apparently getting?
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Old May 12 2014, 01:21 PM   #1113
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This collection seems to be selling so well. I desperately hope it convinces Eaglemoss to follow it with a "Star Trek Figurines Collection" similar to their Marvel, DC or Dr Who series.

The Marvel Heroes one ran for 180 issues (with loads of specials etc)... just think of how many characters, main and supporting, could be covered in such a collection! A few years back, one of the managers at Eaglemoss gave an interview (primarily about the Marvel Figurine Collection) in which he was asked if there were any franchises he'd love to have a crack at - he mentioned Dr Who and Star Trek as personal wish-list favourites! Well, Eaglemoss have the licence to both now, so desperately hoping we get a ST Figurine Collection... perhaps just in time for the 50th anniversary? (assuming ships one runs for about 60 issues and they don't want both running at the same time...)
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Old May 12 2014, 02:05 PM   #1114
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Re: Star Trek: Starships Model/Magazine Subscription

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This collection seems to be selling so well. I desperately hope it convinces Eaglemoss to follow it with a "Star Trek Figurines Collection" similar to their Marvel, DC or Dr Who series.

The Marvel Heroes one ran for 180 issues (with loads of specials etc)... just think of how many characters, main and supporting, could be covered in such a collection! A few years back, one of the managers at Eaglemoss gave an interview (primarily about the Marvel Figurine Collection) in which he was asked if there were any franchises he'd love to have a crack at - he mentioned Dr Who and Star Trek as personal wish-list favourites! Well, Eaglemoss have the licence to both now, so desperately hoping we get a ST Figurine Collection... perhaps just in time for the 50th anniversary? (assuming ships one runs for about 60 issues and they don't want both running at the same time...)
Maybe, but I'm not sure there is the same demand for characters. The ships are unique to Star Trek, you don't really see anything that looks like those in other franchises. Once you start putting out multiples of people in the same colour uniform with different heads, the incentive to buy becomes much less, at least in my opinion. I mean, hold up a Tom Paris figure next to a Chakotay one - the only defining feature is a different head, that would be lucky to be a centimetre in size if they follow the Marvel format. Superheroes have full body designs and usually have signature poses. Star Trek has... pyjamas. I'm sure they'll give it a shot, I just don't expect it to fly off the shelves.
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Old May 12 2014, 02:53 PM   #1115
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I just got my first ship, the Akira/Thunderchilld from MonstersInMotion and I really like it. I was concerned about two things- the prerelease images showed the Bussards wrong and with some ships the stand's plastic grabber is distracting.
When I saw the images posted here with the Akira I went ahead and ordered me one- I am so glad I did. I have a 1/1400 resin kit of that ship, but no time for building these days.
I really love the obscure ships Eaglemoss has chosen to issue- a lot of them will never be available in any form but I now can get a replica of them. They do occasionally make mistakes, but I am going by the reviews in this thread to decide which ones to get.
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Old May 12 2014, 06:17 PM   #1116
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After not receiving issues 5 and 6 in April I sent an email to the publisher, in early May. The response was that they had run out of stock and the models would be sent within a few days.

The Memory Alpha page now reads that the German release has been put on hold.
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Old May 13 2014, 12:54 AM   #1117
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Hmm. American subscribers should be getting their June(?) withdrawals soon.

EDIT: Speak of the devil... I looked this morning and lo and behold $39.90 has been taken from my account for Paypal(Eaglemoss). I hope I'll get another email and another $39.90 taken for the JJprise soon too.
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Old May 13 2014, 01:50 PM   #1118
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Yep, mine went through early this morning.
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Old May 14 2014, 01:49 AM   #1119
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Are there any ships from the collection that u aint sure about getting?.for me it the borg sphere,bajoran solar sail and the krenim temporal ship.
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Old May 14 2014, 03:39 AM   #1120
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Since I don't want to blow my budget, I've been skipping about 50% of them. I'm doing all the Starfleet starships, but only rarely dipping into the alien ships (thus far, I've only gotten the D'deridex and the K't'inga). Things like the D'Kora and the Borg sphere don't really interest me. I like the aesthetics of Starfleet ships, but so many alien ships are just blobby and generic.
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Old May 14 2014, 01:29 PM   #1121
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Maybe, but I'm not sure there is the same demand for characters. The ships are unique to Star Trek, you don't really see anything that looks like those in other franchises. Once you start putting out multiples of people in the same colour uniform with different heads, the incentive to buy becomes much less, at least in my opinion. I mean, hold up a Tom Paris figure next to a Chakotay one - the only defining feature is a different head, that would be lucky to be a centimetre in size if they follow the Marvel format. Superheroes have full body designs and usually have signature poses. Star Trek has... pyjamas. I'm sure they'll give it a shot, I just don't expect it to fly off the shelves.
You've got a point but I think if they spaced out the ones that look too similar, they'll be OK. And some characters - Kirk, Spock, Picard, Data, Worf etc - will do well regardless. As for the others - intermix them with Ferengi, Cardassians, Xindi, Gorns and so on - and I think Eaglemoss would be on to another winner.

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Are there any ships from the collection that u aint sure about getting?.for me it the borg sphere,bajoran solar sail and the krenim temporal ship.
The completist in me wants them all, but the sane father-of-four-on-a-budget is approaching each release cautiously.

There's plenty I'll skip (at least for now) - if I find those particular issues cheap in the months and years to come, might pick them up. The three you mention are low on my list, as are a lot of the post-issue #25 ones we've heard about...
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Old May 14 2014, 08:06 PM   #1122
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The Enterprise-E and Vor'cha Klingon Cruiser arrived today, both great models, especially the latter. The Enterprise is pretty good, especially from above, the only problem is it's predictably very small, similar to the Excelsior in size which is a shame. Still, the detail is excellent and when the light catches the nacelles it looks beautiful.

Some pics I took of the Enterprise if anyone is interested...













I can do some for the Klingon Cruiser too if anyone is interested
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Old May 14 2014, 08:25 PM   #1123
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I can do some for the Klingon Cruiser too if anyone is interested

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Old May 14 2014, 09:40 PM   #1124
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*Drool*
Thanks for pics, got two weeks to wait till it's in the shops
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Old May 14 2014, 10:37 PM   #1125
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Kpnuts wrote: View Post
The Enterprise-E and Vor'cha Klingon Cruiser arrived today, both great models, especially the latter. The Enterprise is pretty good, especially from above, the only problem is it's predictably very small, similar to the Excelsior in size which is a shame. Still, the detail is excellent and when the light catches the nacelles it looks beautiful.

Some pics I took of the Enterprise if anyone is interested...













I can do some for the Klingon Cruiser too if anyone is interested

I am truly truly jealous and I will have to get mine in a couple of weeks before I go away for the weekend.
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