Star Trek: Starships Model/Magazine Subscription

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by trekker670, May 21, 2013.

  1. drt

    drt Commodore Commodore

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    I thought they said it was more like 500 for Maui and 1000 for Varian Fry, they obviously had way more of the latter since it was limited to two per customer, not one.

    I broke down and picked up the XL DS9 today, as I decided the original Special release wasn't cutting it for me, I also got a Varian Fry since I wanted to have a different colored one and it was in PIC.

    With the exception of Conestoga and Dresselhaus (if it actually shows up), I'm pretty much done now.
     
  2. dantini

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  3. drt

    drt Commodore Commodore

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    Ahh, I stand corrected.

    Is this the first time they’ve been listed? I’ve noted in the past that sometimes the second listing lasts quite a while, which leads me to think that with the exception of the XL Enterprises most of these ships seem to have interest that tops out around 500 units.
     
  4. Michael

    Michael Good Bad Influence Moderator

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    Did any of you by any chance order the Nog a couple of months ago? I ordered it together with the Cerritos, but haven't received anything so far. I inquired about it via mail and they told me “there were a lot of damaged USS Nog's so we had to source replacements” and that they “are hoping to get your order out to you very shortly”. Well, that was over two weeks ago and still nothing, so I'm curious if there are others waiting for the same thing.
     
  5. drt

    drt Commodore Commodore

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    I ordered a Nog as part of their first drop back in March and it was sent immediately, presumably this was a more recent drop? Something I find a bit annoying is that they used to only list stuff they had in hand, now they’re trying to guess what’s arriving and frequently getting it wrong.

    That they’ve been doing multiple drops a week, selling stuff that they don’t expect to have in stock for weeks and aren’t taking a break to catch up with the shipping backlog has me a little concerned that they need constant infusions of cash to stay above water.
     
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  6. Paul755

    Paul755 Commodore Commodore

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    The shipping has been very slow. I think a few months ago they mentioned a whole lot of staff just didn’t show up one day. The order I placed a few weeks ago just shipped yesterday and should still take about a week to get here.

    They are also doing a kinda weird thing where they sell the items (like the E-F) but tell you it won’t ship until a certain date. Almost like a pre-order without calling it a pre order.
     
  7. drt

    drt Commodore Commodore

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    Yeah, I think they said nothing in today’s drop would ship before the 23rd or something like that.
     
  8. Paul755

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    Yeah, I think the E-Fs are supposed to finally start shipping on the 12th.

    it feels like they are in a rush to sell things to pay the bills. Why else sell these as if they are ready to go, when you still have to wait for them to get to their main warehouse from all the others around the world.
     
  9. t_smitts

    t_smitts Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'm not sure if the one I have is the XL or not, but since it actually comes with a stand, I lean towards, yes, it is an XL. I'm really happy with it.
     
  10. Macintosh

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    Yeah, the XL has a stand. The original DS9 model did not and just rests on its pylons.
     
  11. Paul755

    Paul755 Commodore Commodore

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    Ok, so MR revealed the signature series. It’s 3 ships that come with a small signed plaque.

    Gold TOS Enterprise “signed” by Shatner
    DS9 “signed” by Nana Visitor
    1701-D “signed” by Andrew Probert

    Wednesdays drop…

    Dedication Plaque U.S.S. Defiant NCC-74205
    U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701
    Type-9 Shuttle (Cochrane)
    Shuttle Set 7: Enterprise-D Captain’s Yacht, Docking Shuttle, Cyrano Jones’ Spacematic, Type 9A
    XL: Delta Flyer
    XL: U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031 (Crossfield Class)
    XL: Romulan Warbird
    U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D
    U.S.S. Newton NCC-1727 KELVIN TIMELINE
    Klingon D4 battle cruiser (John Eaves concept)
    U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 (Kelvin Timeline)
    XL: U.S.S. Equinox (Nova Class)
    XL Nebula Class (U.S.S. Bonchune)
    XL: U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701
    XL: U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B
    U.S.S. Varian Fry
    Borg Cube
    XL: U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 (Kelvin Timeline)
     
  12. drt

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    That they still have Maui and Varian Fry in stock makes me even more annoyed at that Pralor ship randomized draw. That whole thing was an exercise to put money in scalper pockets.

    I’m more surprised they don’t randomize draw everything, that’s obviously the only way to create demand for some of these ships.
     
  13. Macintosh

    Macintosh Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Good job they mentioned this two days after I bought a regular XL Enterprise-D and XL Deep Space 9... :rolleyes:
     
  14. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Just ordered my first GamePrint ships, and after looking at so many different variants and eras to pick my final selection, I mixed up my Enterprises and typed -J when I ordered the -F. Let's hope support sees my email and changes it before it's made :D
     
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  15. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Admiral Moderator

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    Ealgemoss/Master Replicas Cravic and Pralor ship alongside their GamePrint (RIP) counterpart:
    IMG_2091.jpeg
     
  16. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Admiral Moderator

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    Colin Merry posted in the Facebook group:
    Heathside Trading (owners of Master Replicas) have acquired Qmx!

    https://toyworldmag.co.uk/heathside-trading-acquires-quantum-mechanix-inc/

    What does that mean for us?
    Adam Hart-Doyle explains: “Amazing news. Qmx acquired the rights to make new Eaglemoss Hero Collector ships in March 2023, so now Master Replicas will have the rights to continue the range alongside Stargate and The Expanse.”

    Izo Iscariot replies that Adam is mixing up Fanhome with QMx.
     
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  17. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Admiral Premium Member

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    That IS good news! Thank you for posting!
     
  18. drt

    drt Commodore Commodore

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    I guess that's on brand for Heathside, QMx has seemed semi-defunct for years.

    I always liked QMx's stuff, hopefully they can revitalize it.
     
  19. Richard S. Ta

    Richard S. Ta Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Christmas comes very early in your house…
     
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  20. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Admiral Moderator

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    It’s my Halloween tree. I wanted a special background for the ships.
    IMG_2071.jpeg
     
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