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Old May 20 2014, 09:06 PM   #1141
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Re: Star Trek: Starships Model/Magazine Subscription

Anyone get their Bajoran lightship or U.S.S. Dauntless? I got mine today and they both look pretty great. The lightship is actually quite large - definitely the biggest model so far. One of the mainsails was broken off, but hopefully a little superglue will fix that.
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Old May 20 2014, 10:05 PM   #1142
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No, but I just received an e-mail telling me that it was shipped. I am expecting it later this week, but hopefully sooner. I'm happy that they are now informing us that our models have shipped and when to expect them. It used to be a guessing game.
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Old May 20 2014, 10:51 PM   #1143
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No, but I just received an e-mail telling me that it was shipped. I am expecting it later this week, but hopefully sooner. I'm happy that they are now informing us that our models have shipped and when to expect them. It used to be a guessing game.
Last month the email notification arrived several days after the models. This month the email arrived the same day, just a few hours before the postman.
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Old May 20 2014, 10:56 PM   #1144
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Last month the email notification arrived several days after the models. This month the email arrived the same day, just a few hours before the postman.
Yeah, I remember. But I got my notification and I don't have my ships yet, so I guess it's working for me.
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Old May 21 2014, 12:16 AM   #1145
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Thought I'd post some photos of my collection so far. Enjoy!

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Old May 21 2014, 12:50 AM   #1146
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Yep, got mine. Lovely ships. My e-mail came the day after, which is fine with me, lol.
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Old May 21 2014, 03:46 AM   #1147
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Still waiting to be billed. Should happen in the next few days.
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Old May 21 2014, 09:22 AM   #1148
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With the delivery to Germany suspended, I returned to my old friend Ebay.

Nostalgia. It reminds of the days seven years ago when I was mentally biting my nails off wondering whether I would get this Johnny Lightning model or that Furuta one.

Anyway, today has seen the arrival of the Galor-class cruiser (Issue 14) and K't'inga-class battlecruiser (Issue 7). The Galor is superb and outclasses its Furuta counterpart hands down. Fingers crossed they put the Keldon on their list. Only the color seems rather a understated cast of brown, whereas I remember the ship being lighter in tone, if not as "the sun is shining on my hull!" golden as on the cover of Issue 14.

The K't'inga is almost perfect. It's much bigger than I expected (basing my expectation on the Johnny Lightning D7), the detailing is gorgeous. There's one thing that could've been improved, Imho: I would have loved to see color on the nacelles! I know they're to small to put a clear plastic part in it but painting that section seems fully sufficient.

In contrast, I believe the impulse exhausts would've worked better painted on instead of as glued-on plastic parts.

Yesterday I also received the Enterprise-D refit. It has a different aztecing than the regular Enterprise-D but the seller wrote that this Galaxy-X is a forerunner version/prototype.
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Old May 21 2014, 05:13 PM   #1149
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Im amazed that with all the slight mistakes and errors in the models,that paramount(or whoever) are getting the models on the market with those flaws.
very true.
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the magazine for the ncc-1701 gives a lot of info but doesn't explain that part jutting out from the saucer section

johnny lightning didn't add it on theirs.nor did hot wheels.

is this the reason why this model has tripled in price on ebay in less than a year?

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Old May 21 2014, 06:36 PM   #1150
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I'm not sure what that part is, but I highly doubt that it has anything to do with why the price is increasing. It's important to note that the refit Enterprise was their first run. It's noticeably different in terms of accuracy and detail than any of their other models. It's a shame that it's not on par with the others, but at least they caught it early on and fixed the subsequent releases. The bright side is we'll see this one again when the release the Enterprise-A later on down the line.

The price is likely due to supply and demand. After the ship is released, they're harder to come by. This one came out in the first mailing, and isn't even listed in the Eaglemoss online store for purchase.
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Old May 21 2014, 06:38 PM   #1151
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I've read that Lucasfilm used to be rather draconian in their pre-release approval process (but my understanding is thay was the exception rather than the rule). It's possible that if Eaglemoss released a bunch of crap CBS might pull the license, but my guess is the quality of the customer service probably means more to CBS than the products themselves.

That being said, to date, the only error that I think is particularly glaring is the backwards decal on Defiant, but even that is so relatively minor that I don't think it's that big of a strike on the overall line (and in no way would raise the ire of CBS). Other problems like the occasional crooked part or paint inconsistencies are to be expected on a mass-produced item a $20 price point. If it was expected that every unit would be picture perfect, it could likely raise the price just enough that the product would likely not be as viable.
i think cbs values the mass distribution channels that eaglemoss has access to, rather than its customer service.For example supermarkets like tesco and newsagents like wh smith in the uk give high visibility to the eaglemoss stuff even if the products have flaws.Eaglemoss customer service has a reputation for being very poor. For example check facebook , customers say back issues ordered from their 'secure' website are not sent/lost/have no record of order received.
for non subscribers, with nearly twenty issues published you would expect cbs to pick up on 'flaws' but they dont. i think this is part of a successful marketing plan.the latest issue, issue 20, keeps up the eaglemoss habit with omitting details that even micro machines put into theirs.
the irony is that all these eaglemoss models will double in price in less than a year.
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Old May 21 2014, 09:57 PM   #1152
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In case anyone is interested, I've been making pictures by editing photos of the models in photoshop. I've posted them all to the Star Trek Starships Collection Facebook page over time, but here's all the decent ones collected in one place.
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Old May 21 2014, 09:59 PM   #1153
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the irony is that all these eaglemoss models will double in price in less than a year.
Irony? These flaws are utterly insignificant in the face of every other model series for Trek ships produced. And at this price point? These ships are bargains. More could be done, of course - but do these models suffer irreparably because more isn't done? No, they do not.
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Old May 22 2014, 02:01 AM   #1154
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the irony is that all these eaglemoss models will double in price in less than a year.
Irony? These flaws are utterly insignificant in the face of every other model series for Trek ships produced. And at this price point? These ships are bargains. More could be done, of course - but do these models suffer irreparably because more isn't done? No, they do not.
The flaws not insignificant.these partworks arre marketed as accurate replicas but riddled with inaccuracies.The playmates uss defiant did not have the star fleet pennant the wrong way round. the eaglemoss one did.The cardassian galor class did not have the right shade of yellow.The micro machine did have correct colour.The stargazer has wonky nacelles.The furuta didn't.the bajoran solar sailor is badly put together.

At this price point, and at this size, these ships are not bargains they are very expensive for a partwork publication.each regular issue costs 9.99 the model is only about 5 inches in length and the magazine contains information which is available for free elsewhere. the specials so far are twice the price and only margially bigger.for example the jjprise is only about 8 inches and badly put together.contrast the eaglemoss jjprise with playmates jjprise.the playmates jjprise was a bargain.contrast eaglemoss jjprise with the hot wheels jjprise.the hot wheels jjprise was a bargain.both are no longer being made.so, fair play, these are now relatively expensive.when you compare and contrast this partwork publication by eaglemoss with a rival diecast partwork you see this publication is not a bargain. example in tesco if you wanted to collect a regular issue 'helicopter monthly' you could have got a helicopter replica measuring nearly 12 inches and a glossy factual magazine for £7.99. That is a bargain.even the star wars official starships collection by deagostini was a bargain.
please dont misunderstand me.i like my eaglemoss trek models.i dont mind the 'flaws'.i just dont agree with the marketing which states that these models as highly accurate replicas when they are not.
if you are happy with your purchases, then all well and good.if you want to justify and make excuses for the 'flaws', then please do so.
i am only suggesting that (i) there is a 'bubble' secondary market for some of these models which has nothing to do with supply bottlenecks and nothing to do with the market dynamics of partwork publications and (ii) that the marketing promises more than the model can actually deliver
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Old May 22 2014, 04:29 AM   #1155
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The Galor is superb and outclasses its Furuta counterpart hands down. Fingers crossed they put the Keldon on their list. Only the color seems rather a understated cast of brown, whereas I remember the ship being lighter in tone, if not as "the sun is shining on my hull!" golden as on the cover of Issue 14.
In natural sunlight, the Galor actually does look more like it should. Only in fluorescent light or shadow does it look too orange.
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