(written from a Production point of view)
|Publication:||Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection|
|Cover date:||2012 - 2017|
Each fortnightly issue includes a twelve to fourteen centimeter-long scaled replica of a starship from the Star Trek universe. Utilizing original studio models for reference wherever they are available, these ABS plastic and die-cast zamac models are designed by Adam Lebowitz. The project is managed by Ben Robinson.
Each accompanying magazine has twenty pages and features articles about the design, filming, and on-screen appearances of the original studio model. Detailed "in-universe" information about the vessel's crew, weapons, and technology is also included. An online version of each magazine is also made available to subscribers.
Special Issues Edit
Eaglemoss announced that it had received licensing to release starships from Star Trek's alternate reality as "special issues", alongside "special" starships and space stations from Star Trek's prime reality. They are larger than the regular starship models and retail at roughly twice the price.
The company hoped to release them quarterly and has also made them available to retailers. In the future, some models may incorporate moving or separating parts, unlike the fixed-in-position regular releases. The company may release additional starship dedication plaques as special issues in the future.
|SP1||Deep Space 9||152 mm||1:9550|
|SP2||USS Enterprise NCC-1701||222 mm||1:3260|
Gift Premiums Edit
Gift premiums (known here as "loyalty gifts") have been released to UK subscribers. These include a binder for holding the magazines, a cast resin USS Enterprise-D dedication plaque, a three-nacelled USS Enterprise-D model, and a battery-powered, LED-lit plastic Borg Cube.
Japanese subscribers will receive a unique 80 mm long Borg Cube, approximating the television version, instead of the regular release which approximated the movie version. This cube may be made available for retail release outside of Japan at a later date. A USS Enterprise Command division key ring gift will be released by De Agostini exclusively in Japan. Japanese subscribers will not receive free magazine binders.
Magazine binders have been released to retail. The other gift premiums may be made available for retail sale in the future.
For American and Canadian subscriptions, the gift premiums are scheduled for much later subscriber milestones than is the case for most other territories.
|1||N/A||Magazine Binder||300 mm||N/A|
|2||N/A||USS Enterprise-D dedication plaque||210 mm||1:2|
|3||N/A||Future USS Enterprise-D - "All Good Things..."||139 mm||1:4610|
|4||N/A||Borg Cube||150 mm||1:20600|
|5||N/A||USS Enterprise Command Division (TOS) Key Ring - Japan exclusive||45 mm||N/A|
UK test marketing Edit
The first five issues were test-marketed at retail in England's South West region beginning in May 2012. The company's website also began to solicit UK subscriptions at that time. Due to unexpected heavy demand and the resulting production and distribution issues, new subscriptions were suspended at the end of July 2012.
Upon receipt of the first five issues, subscribers were advised that the magazine had been suspended and that confirmation of forthcoming issues from the publisher was pending. Free gift premiums were not distributed to subscribers. This type of early "test release" is a common practice for partwork publishers.
UK and Ireland marketing Edit
In September 2012, a Facebook page was established for the magazine and Eaglemoss subsequently announced that a full UK roll-out of the line was slated for February 2013. New subscriptions resumed on 17 September 2012 and the company confirmed that gift premiums and more issues were forthcoming.
The company has plans for seventy issues and displayed a provisional list at the Destination Star Trek London convention in October 2012. Residents of the Republic Of Ireland were added to the UK subscriber base in early 2013.
On 9 January 2013, the company announced that the line would be indefinitely placed on hiatus until a new manufacturer was found, following the closure of their contracted production facility by Chinese authorities.
In early April 2013, Eaglemoss sent emails to subscribers stating that the line was back in production and would resume shipping in August 2013. This relaunch date was confirmed on the line's newly redesigned website in May 2013 and the first issue was re-released on 21 August 2013.
Since the provisional list was first shown, a number of possible additional issues have been identified by the line's project manager through social media.
Provisional List Of Issues Edit
- 01 USS Enterprise-D
- 02 USS Enterprise (refit)
- 03 Klingon Bird-of-Prey
- 04 Enterprise NX-01
- 05 Romulan Warbird
- 06 USS Voyager
- 07 K't'inga-class
- 08 USS Excelsior
- 09 USS Defiant
- 10 Borg sphere
- 11 USS Reliant
- 12 Ferengi Marauder
- 13 Akira-class
- 14 Vor'cha-class
- 15 Prometheus-class
- 16 Valdore-type
- 17 USS Equinox
- 18 Bajoran Solar Sailer
- 19 USS Enterprise-E
- 20 Xindi-Insectoid starship
- 21 Raptor-class
- 22 Jem'Hadar fighter
- 23 Nebula-class
- 24 Suurok-class
- 25 Delta Flyer
- 26 Breen warship
- 27 Krenim weapon ship
- 28 USS Enterprise-C
- 29 Galor-class
- 30 USS Stargazer
- 31 Borg Queen's vessel
- 32 Jem'Hadar battle cruiser
- 33 Maquis fighter
- 34 Romulan Bird-of-Prey (23rd century)
- 35 Hirogen warship
- 36 T'Plana-Hath (starship)
- 37 Klingon Bird-of-Prey (22nd century)
- 38 USS Enterprise-J
- 39 Son'a Command ship
- 40 Runabout
- 41 D5-class
- 42 Romulan drone-ship
- 43 USS Enterprise-B
- 44 Jem'Hadar battleship
- 45 Malon export vessel
- 46 Federation mission scoutship
- 47 Scimitar
- 48 USS Relativity
- 49 Tholian starship (22nd century)
- 50 Goroth's starship
- 51 USS Kelvin
- 52 Son'a collector
- 53 Xindi-Reptilian starship
- 54 Oberth-class
- 55 Suliban cell ship
- 56 Phoenix
- 57 Fesarius
- 58 Steamrunner-class
- 59 Xindi-Aquatic cruiser
- 60 Vulcan Long range shuttle
- 61 Saber-class
- 62 Hideki-class
- 63 USS Enterprise-A
- 64 Romulan Bird-of-Prey (22nd century)
- 65 USS Dauntless
- 66 Federation holoship
- 67 Scorpion-class
- 68 Norway-class
- 69 USS Enterprise
Additional Ships On Promo PosterEdit
Additional Ship In MagazineEdit
Additional Provisional Issues Identified On Social MediaEdit
- Antares type
- Borg cube (all metal)
- Borg Type 03
- D'Kyr type
- Jem'Hadar battleship
- Laneth's starship
- Negh'Var class
- Romulan science vessel
- SS Botany Bay
- USS Raven
- USS Rhode Island
- USS Voyager ("Endgame" ablative armor)
- Klingon warbird or D4 class
- Space Station K-7
- USS Enterprise (refit) in Spacedock
- USS Kelvin
- USS Vengeance
International marketing Edit
In Japan, the line is published and distributed by De Agostini and carries its imprint on the cover. The first six issues were released in 2012 as a test marketing run, similar to the UK's initial test release. De Agostini's subscriber website went live in April 2014 and the first issue was re-released on 20 May 2014.
In May 2013, the company launched their US website and American subscribers began to receive issues in October 2013. At the same time, the line was also made available for retail sale by US retailers affiliated with Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc.
The line was made available to Canadian retailers through Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. commencing in August 2013 and issues began to reach Canadian shops in October 2013. The subscription website went live on 25 January 2014 and issues began to reach subscribers in early May 2014.
In February 2014, the first German-language issue reached retail, a website was launched, and Interabo GmbH began to distribute the magazine. The magazine and website have not yet been promoted or advertised by Eaglemoss as this release is a test marketing run, similar to the line's initial roll-out in the UK and Japan. In April 2014, a letter appeared with the fifth magazine stating that further issues had been temporarily placed on hold, pending further word from the publisher. In August 2014, the company's Facebook page indicated that the line would fully launch in Germany in January 2015. The page also indicated that the magazine's running order will differ slightly from the UK's.
Early imported issues began to reach retailers in Australia beginning in December 2013. An Australian subscriber website went live in February 2014. Subscriptions and wide retail availability commenced on 31 March 2014. Bissett Magazines Pty. Ltd. distributes the line.
Imported early issues began to reach some New Zealand retailers beginning in December 2013. On 9 August 2014, a New Zealand subscriber website went live. Netlink Subscriptions, a division of Netlink Distribution Co. Ltd., will be distributing the line. 
The Rest of the WorldEdit
The company also stated that it hoped to release the line in other territories in the future but did not offer specific dates or countries. The magazines list additional details for South African, Malaysian, and Singaporean distribution. Retailers in a number of countries have imported issues of the magazine.
See also Edit
- Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection - official Australia website
- Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection - official Canada website
- Star Trek: Die Offizielle Raumschiffsammlung - official Germany website
- Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection - official Japan website
- Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection - official New Zealand website
- Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection - official UK and Ireland website
- Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection - official US website
- Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection - official Facebook page
- Star Trek: Starships.Wordpress.com - Starship Collection Review
- The Trek Collective - Starships Index