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Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection
Star Trek The Official Starships Collection logo.jpg

Typical cover image

Publisher: Eaglemoss Collections
Published: 2012
No. of issues: 1+
Editor(s): 7

Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection is a partwork magazine produced by Eaglemoss Collections and is published in the UK.

Each fortnightly issue includes a twelve to fourteen centimeter long scaled replica of a starship from the Star Trek universe. Utilizing original Star Trek studio models for reference wherever they are available, these ABS plastic and zamac metal models are designed by Adam Lebowitz.

The accompanying magazine has twenty pages and features articles about the design, filming, and on-screen appearances of the original studio model. Detailed information about the vessel's crew, weapons, and technology is also included.

Test Marketing

Star Trek The Official Starships Collection

Starships and magazines from the Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection

Eaglemoss Star Trek The Official Starships Collection product packaging.

Contents of the Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection (test) Issue 1

The first five issues were test-marketed at retail in England's South West region beginning in May 2012. UK subscriptions to the magazine were made available at the company's website at the same 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 magazines from the publisher was pending. Gift premiums were not distributed to subscribers. This type of early "test release" is common practice for partwork publishers.

Released Test Issues

Issue # Cover Model Model photo
1 Star Trek The Official Starships Collection Issue 1 test USS Enterprise-D Eaglemoss 1 Enterprise-D
2 Star Trek The Official Starships Collection Issue 2 test USS Enterprise (refit) Eaglemoss 2 Enterprise refit
3 Eaglemoss 3 Klingon Bird of Prey magazine cover test Klingon Bird-of-Prey Eaglemoss 3 Klingon Bird of Prey
4 Star Trek Official Starships Collection Issue 4 test Enterprise NX-01 Eaglemoss 4 Enterprise NX-01
5 Star Trek Official Starships Collection Issue 5 test Romulan Warbird Eaglemoss 5 Romulan Warbird

National Marketing

Star Trek Official Starships Collection poster

Poster created for the national marketing of the Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection

On September 13, 2012, a Facebook page was established for the magazine and Eaglemoss later announced that a national roll-out of the line was slated for February, 2013. New subscriptions resumed on September 17, 2012 and the company confirmed that gift premiums and more issues were forthcoming for subscribers and retailers. The company has provisional plans for seventy issues and displayed a list at the Destination Star Trek London convention in October, 2012.

On January 9, 2013, the company announced that the line would be indefinitely delayed until a new manufacturer is found, following the closure of their contracted production facility by Chinese authorities. The line's name was also changed to "Star Trek: The Official Starship Collection" on its Facebook page.[1]

Star Trek The Official Starship Collection logo

Revised logo for the Star Trek: The Official Starship Collection

Provisional List of Issues

Star Trek The Official Starship Collection promo

Promo for the Star Trek: The Official Starship Collection

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