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Old March 7 2014, 04:06 AM   #856
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Re: Star Trek: Starships Model/Magazine Subscription

I love these model ships.
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Old March 7 2014, 07:50 AM   #857
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Why Opt Out?

There are a fair number of oft-made ships I really don't need a seventh or twelfth copy of, for one thing. How many Enterprise-D or Klingon bird of prey or Reliant's does one person really need?

If I could do such - skip over those? - I would. Less because of the expense more because... I just don't care about those ships anymore. I literally have the 1701-D in every size from the tiny micro ornament that's about 2-3 centimeters in size, to micro machine, to model, up through a 6 foot long inflatable pool raft. I could lay them all next to each other, all 20-odd of them, and it would look like those stacking doll things, you know? :P

Anyway, the reason I'd like to not waste the money on the Abramsprise is simply... I don't like it. Not enough to pay $20 for it, let alone $37 for a bigger copy.

I, like I think a great many people, are enthusiastic about this line of ships not because we get a new 1701-D or Romulan Warbird or Bird of Prey or 1701-A. But because we finally get an Akira, and a Borg Sphere, the Equinox, the Prometheus, the Dominion battle cruiser, and a whole boat load of one-off ships we've never seen. That's why I signed up. And I think a lot of others did so for the same reason.

We've all got 6 or 10 or 20 versions of the big hero ships they make over and over and over and over and over again. What we WANT is the ones we've never been given before. :9
I'm right with you (despite wanting some of the more common ships that have been made) until the specific mention of the sphere. Who in their right mind was enthusiastic about the Borg Sphere issue?
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Old March 7 2014, 10:15 AM   #858
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Re: Star Trek: Starships Model/Magazine Subscription

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Why Opt Out?
Space. Money and just plain design aesthetics!

Anyway, I now have the Nova Class and the Nu-Prise which are both pretty cool.
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Old March 7 2014, 10:18 AM   #859
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There are quite a lot of Enterprises listed in the series:

TOS 1701
Nuprise 1701
Refit 1701

A, B, C, D, E, J and NX-01
Pretty much all of them that have appeared on screen in one form or another then.
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Old March 7 2014, 03:36 PM   #860
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Why Opt Out?
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If I could do such - skip over those? - I would. Less because of the expense more because... I just don't care about those ships anymore.
...
Anyway, the reason I'd like to not waste the money on the Abramsprise is simply...
I'm right with you (despite wanting some of the more common ships that have been made)...
Everything mentioned here is possible. Opt out of the NuPrise special issue and cancel your subscription and buy the issues individually either through a comic shop or their online site.

I understand where you're coming from, but what you're suggesting is very much possible. I don't think it's fair to continually state that it's not possible when, in fact, it is possible, but simply requires a little extra work of ordering the issues individually.
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Old March 7 2014, 03:51 PM   #861
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Or just keep the issues you don't want in a magazine bag with cardboard backing, keep the model in its original packaging, sell it on eBay and make back your money - maybe even a little extra. There are people out there outside the UK, US and Canada that would pay top dollar (or yen, lyra, rupee or whatever) for these things where they're not available. T'aint hard...
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Old March 7 2014, 07:23 PM   #862
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Article on the NuPrise special, along with the CG models of issues 1-40

http://www.startrek.com/article/firs...ons-enterprise
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Old March 8 2014, 08:02 PM   #863
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Everything mentioned here is possible. Opt out of the NuPrise special issue and cancel your subscription and buy the issues individually either through a comic shop or their online site.

I understand where you're coming from, but what you're suggesting is very much possible. I don't think it's fair to continually state that it's not possible when, in fact, it is possible, but simply requires a little extra work of ordering the issues individually.
Must be nice to have a specialty shop nearby that you like!
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Old March 9 2014, 07:43 AM   #864
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I'm right with you (despite wanting some of the more common ships that have been made) until the specific mention of the sphere. Who in their right mind was enthusiastic about the Borg Sphere issue?
It didn't look to appealing at first, I admit. I mean, I wanted it from a "they haven't done it before" point of view (well they did a big toy for FC but...) but anyway, after getting it though, I think it's quite nice. I like it. I'd much prefer to get silly ships we haven't had before than get another BoP or E-D or Reliant.

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Why Opt Out?
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If I could do such - skip over those? - I would. Less because of the expense more because... I just don't care about those ships anymore.
...
Anyway, the reason I'd like to not waste the money on the Abramsprise is simply...
I'm right with you (despite wanting some of the more common ships that have been made)...
Everything mentioned here is possible. Opt out of the NuPrise special issue and cancel your subscription and buy the issues individually either through a comic shop or their online site.

I understand where you're coming from, but what you're suggesting is very much possible. I don't think it's fair to continually state that it's not possible when, in fact, it is possible, but simply requires a little extra work of ordering the issues individually.
It's possible - but it's a shitload more complicated and time-consuming and delaying to do. So... why would anyone do that?

Subscription = no effort, no thought, auto-bill and delivery.

Canceling = monthly effort, monthly thought, monthly shipping fees (because unless you life in a major city you don't have a store you can buy these things at) and... yeah. That's just... no.

Now if they had a website where you could log-in and check off an "opt-out" button on a ship-by-ship basis? I'd love that. I'd do that.

Short of that? I'll just keep on with my convenient subscription and resell what I dislike.

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Or just keep the issues you don't want in a magazine bag with cardboard backing, keep the model in its original packaging, sell it on eBay and make back your money - maybe even a little extra. There are people out there outside the UK, US and Canada that would pay top dollar (or yen, lyra, rupee or whatever) for these things where they're not available. T'aint hard...
I do plan to do just that, quite likely.
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Old March 9 2014, 07:44 AM   #865
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Article on the NuPrise special, along with the CG models of issues 1-40

http://www.startrek.com/article/firs...ons-enterprise
Anyone else notice the Equinox is actually the Rhode Island? Or that the Maquis ship is upside down? Hope those are just CGI/site glitches and not actual model issues...
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Old March 9 2014, 09:03 AM   #866
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Anyone else notice the Equinox is actually the Rhode Island?
Shiiit, I hadn't. Not only the registry, but the bridge module and bow too. Call me weird, but I do want the Equinox, but couldn't give a toss for the Rhode Island.
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Old March 9 2014, 09:33 AM   #867
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Article on the NuPrise special, along with the CG models of issues 1-40

http://www.startrek.com/article/firs...ons-enterprise
Anyone else notice the Equinox is actually the Rhode Island? Or that the Maquis ship is upside down? Hope those are just CGI/site glitches and not actual model issues...
The Equinox is already out, so don't panic
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Old March 9 2014, 10:30 AM   #868
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Panic cancelled.
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Old March 10 2014, 03:03 PM   #869
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Everything mentioned here is possible. Opt out of the NuPrise special issue and cancel your subscription and buy the issues individually either through a comic shop or their online site.

I understand where you're coming from, but what you're suggesting is very much possible. I don't think it's fair to continually state that it's not possible when, in fact, it is possible, but simply requires a little extra work of ordering the issues individually.
It's possible - but it's a shitload more complicated and time-consuming and delaying to do. So... why would anyone do that?

Subscription = no effort, no thought, auto-bill and delivery.

Canceling = monthly effort, monthly thought, monthly shipping fees (because unless you life in a major city you don't have a store you can buy these things at) and... yeah. That's just... no.

Now if they had a website where you could log-in and check off an "opt-out" button on a ship-by-ship basis? I'd love that. I'd do that.
They would do that if they wanted to pick and choose which issues they received.

The definition of a subscription is (emphasis added):
a payment or promise of payment for consecutive issues of a magazine, newspaper, book, etc, over a specified period of time
That's how the industry works. If customers don't like that model, they're free to end their subscription and purchase the individual issues (with added cost/effort, as others have noted), but the publishers are not going to change the entire industry, when the only affect of the change is to lose sales because of it. You'll be buying fewer issues with your proposed model, so there's no incentive for them to change.
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Old March 10 2014, 06:31 PM   #870
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I'd be tempted to start this collection but it's probably too late now, and also I think I'd just get the Starfleet ships- can't say I'm bothered about some of the alien vessels like the Klingon and Romulan ships. And especially the Borg Sphere!
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