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Old January 23 2014, 12:38 PM   #721
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Re: Star Trek: Starships Model/Magazine Subscription

Just went out and got Thunderchild, it's nice and weighty and rather grey!
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Old January 24 2014, 10:49 AM   #722
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Interesting. I think I might have to sign up. So, this is basically a $40 a month subscription, or am I reading that incorrectly?
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Old January 24 2014, 03:16 PM   #723
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So, this is basically a $40 a month subscription, or am I reading that incorrectly?
Yes, $40 per month gets you two ships, two magazine and some sort of "freebie" every six months (dedication plaque, Future E-D, etc.). These are probably the highest quality models I've ever seen.

They do have the special folders for the magazines. You get the first one free, and you can either choose to purchase more or not. (I opted out of the additional folders).

They also have special releases that are bigger and cost a little more. These are also optional. The first one was DS9, which was $40, but substantially larger than the typical release.
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Old January 24 2014, 06:14 PM   #724
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Yes, $40 per month gets you two ships, two magazine and some sort of "freebie" every six months (dedication plaque, Future E-D, etc.). These are probably the highest quality models I've ever seen.

They do have the special folders for the magazines. You get the first one free, and you can either choose to purchase more or not. (I opted out of the additional folders).

They also have special releases that are bigger and cost a little more. These are also optional. The first one was DS9, which was $40, but substantially larger than the typical release.
Thanks. I've been looking at reviews on Youtube. The only issue I have with these is the generic base they decided to use. I happened to see the one Hot Wheels uses for their Star Trek ships and got spoiled.
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Old January 24 2014, 06:58 PM   #725
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So some people are still getting their DS9's and some others (like myself) aren't. I guess it's time to shake the tree...
They're out of stock. My replacement was ordered, but they said they're backordered and would be a few weeks before it ships. Given the number of units that have been broken upon delivery, I'm guessing they stopped production and went back to fix the issue, since they've never had stock issues before and this one probably has less demand than the others so far (it's a special, so you have to opt-in, and it's twice the price).
Gotcha. I called them today and I guess that, since I changed my credit card info with them due to the Target hack thing, the DS9 one never got processed but the other standard issues are going through without any problems. So, I gave them my CC info for a one-time payment for DS9 and they said it should arrive within 21 days. No mention of supply problems and shortages, though. Hopefully they have that all worked out now. Plus, I made sure I opted-in for any future special releases like this one. Hopefully I won't have to change my CC for a while now to screw everything up again.
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Old January 24 2014, 09:12 PM   #726
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Just went out and got Thunderchild, it's nice and weighty and rather grey!
Awesome, any chance of some pics? I love the Akira-class
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Old January 25 2014, 02:34 AM   #727
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I wish there was some way of seeing the sales figures for each ship. I wonder if it will spike for non-hero, less-common ships? It certainly seems that A LOT of us are chomping at the bit for the Akira. This is the first one in the series I've REALLY been waiting for.
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Old January 25 2014, 04:23 AM   #728
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Agreed, it really blows me away that no one has made one before.
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Old January 25 2014, 05:34 PM   #729
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Heh... Someone else on another forum I frequent couldn't understand the popularity of the Akira, having experienced probably no more overall screen time in the entirety of Trek for more than 2 minutes. Another made a very good point - the Akira is the Boba Fett (original trilogy) of the Trek universe. Hardly ever seen, but supremely bad-ass looking and everyone wants to see more. The former being the reason why nobody has done anything official on it until now; the latter being the reason why somebody is finally doing something official on it now. It is the only good explanation I can come up with.
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Old January 25 2014, 06:06 PM   #730
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Yeah it's just a very cool looking design. And stands out from a lot of the other ships which are basically just the same design/layout but modified- Constitution, Excelsior, Galaxy, Ambassador, Sovereign, Intrepid, etc.
(ie. a saucer section with the drive section underneath and two nacelles coming out of that.)

You can see why and how they were obviously influenced by it when designing the NX-01 for ENT.
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Old January 25 2014, 09:56 PM   #731
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I only wish Polar Lights didn't stop their attempt at making a mass-market kit of the Akira in 1:1000 scale. Maybe one day...
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Old January 26 2014, 02:02 AM   #732
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Just went out and got Thunderchild, it's nice and weighty and rather grey!
Awesome, any chance of some pics? I love the Akira-class
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Old January 26 2014, 04:25 AM   #733
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looking forward to the Akira, but I gotta say that Jem'Hadar battleship looks pretty darn sweet.
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Old January 28 2014, 05:37 AM   #734
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So, I gave them my CC info for a one-time payment for DS9 and they said it should arrive within 21 days.
I my order was placed on 30 Dec 2013 and was told 2-3 weeks. I also ordered issues 5-8 at the same time. Still nothing. Emailed them yesterday and got this reply this morning:

Natasha from Eagelmoss wrote:
Thank you for your email.

There is a slight delay with the Deep Space Nine due to demand being much higher than expectation, we are awaiting more stock arriving at the warehouse.

This may have caused a delay with the other issues due to being on the same order.

It should not be too long.

If you have any other questions please let me know.

Kind regards
At this point, I'm betting will get issues 9&10 before 5-8 and DS9.
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