(written from a Production point of view)
|Publication:||Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection|
|Cover date:||2012 - 2017|
Ben Robinson, the project's manager and former editor of the Star Trek Fact Files, utilizes the original Lightwave CGI studio models for reference wherever they are available. For starship designs without available 3D models, Rob Bonchune and "Mojo" Lebowitz supervise the construction of new ones. These 3D models are converted into tooling masters at the factory.
Each accompanying 20-page magazine features articles about the design, filming, and on-screen appearances of the original studio model(s). Detailed "in-universe" information about the vessel's crew, weapons, and technology is included.
An online version of each magazine is also made available to subscribers.
UK Issues Edit
|1||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D
|2||USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (2271)||135 mm||1:2260|
|3||Klingon Bird-of-Prey (B'rel Class)||88 mm||1:1580|
|5||Romulan Warbird||135 mm||1:10000|
|6||USS Voyager NCC-74656
|7||K't'inga-Class Battle Cruiser||134 mm||1:2610|
|8||USS Excelsior NCC-2000
|9||USS Defiant NX-74205
|10||Borg Sphere||67 mm||1:9000|
|11||USS Reliant NCC-1864||115 mm||1:2020|
|12||USS Thunderchild NCC-63549||120 mm||1:3870|
|13||Jem'Hadar Battlecruiser||105 mm||1:6120|
|14||Cardassian Galor Class||140 mm||1:2660|
|15||USS Equinox NCC-72381
|17||USS Dauntless NX-01-A
|18||Bajoran Solar-Sailor||83 mm||1:390|
|19||USS Stargazer NCC-2893
|20||Klingon Attack Cruiser||135 mm||1:3570|
|21||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E
|22||Krenim Temporal Weapon Ship||150 mm||1:10350|
|23||Nebula Class (USS Honshu)
|24||Xindi Insectoid Warship||131 mm||1:1150|
|25||USS Prometheus NX-59650
|26||Tholian Starship (2152)
|27||Romulan Bird-of-Prey (2152)
|28||Maquis Raider (Val Jean)||109 mm||1:630|
|31||Romulan Warbird Valdore||96 mm||1:6270|
|32||Starfleet Runabout (USS Orinoco)
|33||Cardassian Hideki Class
|34||Vulcan Surak Class|
|35||Klingon Bird-of-Prey (2152)|
|36||Oberth Class (USS Grissom)|
|37||Andorian Battle Cruiser|
|38||Starfleet Delta Flyer|
|40||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B|
|42||USS Pasteur NCC-58925|
|43||Species 8472 Bioship|
|46||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-C|
|48||USS Voyager ("Endgame" armor)|
|50||USS Enterprise NCC-1701|
|53||Klingon Augment Starship|
Special Issues Edit
Eaglemoss announced that it had received licensing to release starships from Star Trek's alternate reality as "special issues", alongside unique starships and space stations from Star Trek's prime reality. These "special" models are larger than the regular releases and retail at roughly twice the price.
The company hoped to release special issues 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
|SP2||USS Enterprise NCC-1701
|SP4||Klingon Patrol Ship|
Gift Premiums Edit
Gift premiums (known here as "loyalty gifts") have been delivered to subscribers. These free items include a binder for holding the magazines, a cast resin USS Enterprise-D dedication plaque, a three-nacelled Future USS Enterprise-D model, and a battery-powered, LED-illuminated plastic Borg Cube.
Japanese subscribers will receive a unique LED-illuminated Borg Cube (approximating the television version of the cube) rather than the regular UK release (which approximated the movie version). This smaller cube may be made available for retail release outside of Japan at a later date. A USS Enterprise Command division key ring will be released by De Agostini as a gift exclusively in Japan, in lieu of a free magazine binder.
Additional magazine binders have been released to retail, and a "limited edition" binder (with alternate artwork) was released in December 2014. The other gift premiums may also 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 all other territories.
|1||N/A||Magazine Binder||300 mm||N/A|
|1*||N/A||USS Enterprise Command Division (TOS) Key Ring (*Japan)||45 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|
|4*||N/A||Borg Cube (*Japan)||80 mm||1:37500|
"Premium Subscription" Issues Edit
Additional issues were offered to online subscribers in France, Germany, Austria, and Luxembourg in January 2015. Four Starfleet shuttlecraft, each measuring about ten centimeters long, will be sent exclusively to "Premium Subscription" members. A small magazine will accompany each model.
|1||N/A||Class F, Type 6, Type 9, and Type 10 shuttlecraft||100 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 challenges, 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.
Initially, the company had plans for seventy issues and displayed a provisional list at the Destination Star Trek London convention in October 2012. 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. 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. The starship models produced by the first factory were used for the UK and Japanese test releases and some later appeared in large volume online auctions from Hong Kong. Notably, the early Klingon Bird-of-Prey, USS Enterprise-D, and Future USS Enterprise-D models display paintwork that differs markedly from later releases.
In early April 2013, Eaglemoss sent emails to subscribers stating that the magazine was back in production at a new factory and that shipping would resume 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. Subscriptions in the UK and Ireland are distributed by COMAG. All English-language magazines and models distributed outside of the UK are identical to the UK releases.
In late 2014, Eaglemoss increased the number of forthcoming regular issues to a new total of ninety. Many of the magazine's official websites were redesigned and placed into Eaglemoss' main website in December 2014.
Additional Provisional Issues From 2012 ListEdit
- Borg probe
- Borg Queen's vessel
- Breen warship
- Federation holoship
- Federation mission scoutship
- Goroth's starship
- Jem'Hadar battleship
- Romulan Bird-of-Prey (23rd century)
- Son'a collector
- Son'a command ship
- Suliban cell ship
- USS Enterprise-J
- USS Relativity
- Vulcan long range shuttle
- Xindi-Aquatic cruiser
- Xindi-Reptilian starship
Additional Ships On Promo PosterEdit
Additional Ship In MagazineEdit
Additional Provisional Issues Identified On Social MediaEdit
- Borg Type 03
- Enterprise NX-01 (refit)
- Kazon ship (unspecified)
- Romulan science vessel
- SS Botany Bay
- USS Raven
- USS Rhode Island
- Armstrong type
- Earth Spacedock
- Klingon warbird
- Mayflower type
- Newton type
- Space Station K-7
- USS Enterprise (refit) in Spacedock
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 in 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. The magazine's running order differs from the UK's.
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 shops in October 2013. The subscription website went live on 25 January 2014 and issues began to reach subscribers in early May 2014. LS Distribution Logistics distributes Canadian subscriptions.
After a five-issue test marketing run and website launch in early 2014, the magazine fully relaunched in Germany in January 2015. The magazine's running order differs from the UK's. It is distributed by Interabo GmbH.
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. Subscriptions and wide retail availability commenced in October 2014. Netlink Subscriptions, a division of Netlink Distribution Co. Ltd., distributes the line. 
A new website was launched and online subscriptions became available to residents of France in January 2015. No retail availability is planned. The magazine's running order differs from the UK's.
On 3 October 2014, the company announced that online subscriptions would begin for Dutch subscribers in March 2015. No retail availability is planned.
On 3 October 2014, the company announced that online subscriptions would begin for Spanish subscribers in March 2015. No retail availability is planned.
Availability to Austria was included in Germany's online subscription launch in January 2015.
Availability to Luxembourg was included in Germany's online subscription launch in January 2015.
The Rest of the WorldEdit
On 3 October 2014, Eaglemoss announced that they had acquired licensing for all of Europe and stated that the line would begin to be released in the remaining countries of Europe commencing in 2015. 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 these 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: La Collection Officielle Des Vaisseaux Spatiaux - official France 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