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Star Trek: Discovery The Official Starships Collection is a British partwork magazine that debuted on 31 January 2018 and is published by Eaglemoss Collections under its Hero Collector imprint.

A sister publication of The Official Starships Collection, it is authorized and licensed by CBS Consumer Products. The monthly magazine was released simultaneously in the US and the UK, and was made available (in English) to several European countries.

Each issue includes a (roughly) 170 to 250 millimeter-long hand-painted scaled replica of a starship from the Star Trek: Discovery series.

Cast in ABS and die-cast metal, a number of starship designs will be reproduced here (as a miniature) for the first time by any manufacturer.

Available separately, larger "XL Edition" starship models, metallic resin dedication plaques and dedicated magazine binders are in production. Gift premiums have also been released to subscribers.

Ben Robinson, the project's manager, utilizes original CGI studio models provided by Pixomondo for reference, once they have been approved by CBS, the show's producers and the VFX team. [1][2][3] [4]

Eaglemoss Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection promo

Promo for the first issue

The 3D starship models are converted into tooling masters at the Holinail Group, Eaglemoss' manufacturing partner in Shenzhen, China [5] and 2D renders are used for the publication's illustrations by its editors in the UK.

Production stills, concept art and newly-created orthographic views are also utilized extensively, and interviews with designers including John Eaves were conducted.

Some of this content will also be published by Random House in two hardcover mass-market reference books from the Star Trek: Shipyards series, within the Starfleet Ships 2151-2293 and The Klingon Fleet volumes. [6] Also incorporating some of this material, an upcoming volume of the Star Trek: Designing Starships book series will feature DIS starships and is slated for publication in 2019. [7]

Star Trek Discovery Official Starships Collection Issue 1 box

Packaging for the first issue

Each sixteen-page magazine (measuring 168 × 218 mm) fits within the printed cardboard box that the model is packaged in.

Products are available by subscription and to the general public through the company's webshops, newsagents and retailers associated with Diamond Comic Distributors.

A number of issues from this collection will also be retailed by Anovos where they are marketed as Star Trek Collectible Scale Starship Models. [8]


Issues Edit

No. Cover Title/Contents Model Lng* Scale
1 Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection issue 01 USS Shenzhou NCC-1227

31/01/2018

  • Contents, p. 2
  • USS Shenzhou NCC-1227 Specification, p. 3
  • USS Shenzhou NCC-1227, pp. 4-7
  • Designing The USS Shenzhou, pp. 8-14
Eaglemoss USS Shenzhou 200 mm 1:2115
2 Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection issue 2 USS Discovery NCC-1031

03/03/2018

  • Contents, p. 2
  • USS Discovery NCC-1031 Specification, p. 3
  • USS Discovery NCC-1031, pp. 4-7
  • Designing The USS Discovery, pp. 8-14
Eaglemoss USS Discovery 249 mm 1:3014
3 Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection issue 3 USS Kerala NCC-1255

12/06/2018

  • Contents, p. 2
  • USS Kerala NCC-1255 Specification, p. 3
  • USS Kerala NCC-1255, pp. 4-9
  • Designing The USS Kerala, pp. 10-14
Eaglemoss USS Kerala 215 mm 1:2351
4 Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection issue 4 Klingon Bird-of-Prey

21/07/2018

  • Contents, p. 2
  • Klingon Bird-of-Prey Specification, p. 3
  • Klingon Bird-of-Prey, pp. 4-7
  • Designing The Klingon Bird-of-Prey, pp. 8-14
Eaglemoss Klingon Bird-of-Prey (mid 23rd century) 140 mm 1:1348
5 Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection issue 5 USS Europa NCC-1648

21/08/2018

  • Contents, p. 2
  • USS Europa NCC-1648 Specification, p. 3
  • USS Europa NCC-1648, pp. 4-7
  • Designing The Admiral's Ship, pp. 8-14
Eaglemoss USS Europa 183 mm 1:2095
6 Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection issue 6 Vulcan Cruiser

28/09/2018

  • Contents, p. 2
  • Vulcan Cruiser Specification, p. 3
  • Vulcan Cruiser, pp. 4-7
  • Designing The Vulcan Cruiser, pp. 8-14
Eaglemoss Vulcan Cruiser 203 mm 1:700
7 Star Trek Discovery Official Starships Collection issue 7 USS Buran NCC-1422

10/11/2018

  • Contents, p. 2
  • USS Buran NCC-1422 Specification, p. 3
  • USS Buran NCC-1422, pp. 4-7
  • Designing The Cardenas Class, pp. 8-14
Eaglemoss USS Buran DIS 218 mm 1:2023
8 Star Trek Discovery Official Starships Collection issue 8 Klingon Qugh Class

26/11/2018

  • Contents, p. 2
  • Klingon Empire Qugh Class Specification, p. 3
  • Klingon Qugh Class, pp. 4-7
  • Designing The Qugh Class, pp. 8-14
Eaglemoss QUGH Class Destroyer 216 mm 1:6299
9 Star Trek Discovery Official Starships Collection issue 9 USS Clarke NCC-1661

2019

Eaglemoss USS Clarke
10 Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover Klingon Qoj Class Eaglemoss Klingon Qoj Class

Convention-exclusive variant Edit

The USS Glenn, the line's first convention-exclusive registry variant model, was produced in a limited edition of 500 units (worldwide) and was available for purchase at the 2018 Official Star Trek Convention, New York Comic Con and the Destination Star Trek Birmingham convention. A small number were also briefly available from Eaglemoss' UK and US webshops, later in the year. The repainted ship was retailed with the USS Discovery's magazine and stand.

No. Packaging Title Model Lng* Scale
(1) Eaglemoss USS Glenn box USS Glenn NCC-1030 Limited Edition Variant

01/08/2018

Eaglemoss USS Glenn 249 mm 1:3014

Confirmed upcoming issues: Federation Edit

No. Cover Title Model Lng* Scale
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover USS Edison NCC-1683 Eaglemoss USS Edison
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (2257)

early 2019

Eaglemoss USS Enterprise DIS
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover USS Shran NCC-1413 Eaglemoss USS Shran
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover USS T'Plana-Hath NCC-1004 Eaglemoss USS T'Plana-Hath
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover Worker Bee Eaglemoss Worker Bee

Confirmed upcoming issues: KlingonEdit

No. Cover Title Model Lng* Scale
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover bortaS bir Class Eaglemoss Klingon bortaS bir Class
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover Bstlh Class Eaglemoss BSTLH Class
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover Chargh Class Eaglemoss Klingon Chargh Class
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover Cleave Ship Eaglemoss Klingon Cleave Ship
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover DaSpu' Class Eaglemoss DASPU Class
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover 'etlh Class Destroyer Eaglemoss Klingon 'etlh Class
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover Jach Class Eaglemoss Klingon Jach Class
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover Qaw' Class Eaglemoss Klingon Qaw' Class
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover Sech Class Eaglemoss Klingon Sech Class
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover Veqlargh Class Eaglemoss VEQLARGH Class

XL Edition issue Edit

No. Cover Title Model Lng* Scale
1 Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover Klingon Sarcophagus Eaglemoss Klingon Sarcophagus Ship

Confirmed upcoming XL Edition issues Edit

No. Cover Title Model Lng* Scale
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover Federation Space Station Eaglemoss Federation Space Station
TBA Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection temp cover ISS Charon ISS Charon

Magazine binders Edit

Star Trek Discovery Official Starships Collection binder

Each "mini-binder" will store ten of the magazines.

Following unexpected production delays with the gift premiums, one binder was provided to early subscribers as a free bonus gift.

Gift premiums Edit

No. Cover/Box Premium Model Lng* Scale
(1) N/A USS Shenzhou enamel pin Eaglemoss Fansets USS Shenzhou pin 57 mm ø N/A
(2) N/A Scale chart poster (× 2) Eaglemoss Official Starships Collection Scale Charts 594 × 420 mm (× 2) N/A
(3) Eaglemoss USS Shenzhou dedication plaque box USS Shenzhou dedication plaque Eaglemoss USS Shenzhou Dedication Plaque 222 mm
(4) Eaglemoss USS Discovery dedication plaque box USS Discovery dedication plaque Eaglemoss USS Discovery Dedication Plaque
(5) Tardigrade figurine Eaglemoss Tardigrade figurine
(6) ISS Shenzhou NCC-1227 Eaglemoss ISS Shenzhou 200 mm 1:2115
* Starship length as measured from bow to stern, where applicable.

Background information Edit

Eaglemoss ST Discovery Official Starships Collection banner

Banners at Dortmund con

  • The USS Enterprise (as seen in DIS) will be released as an XL model in the first Starships Collection prior to its 2019 release as a standard-sized model for this line.
  • Translations of some Klingon language starship names appeared on a poster that was sent to subscribers: bortaS bir (Cold Revenge), Chargh (Conquer), 'etlh (Blade), Jach (Scream), Qaw' (Destroy), Qoj (War), Qugh (Disaster), Sech (Torch), and Veqlargh (Demon).
Eaglemoss USS Gagarin

USS Gagarin

  • A render of the USS Gagarin appeared on the poster but was replaced in the collection by the USS Kerala, another Shepard-class ship. Robinson and Eaves were not able to confirm whether further intended modifications to the original studio model had been made, prior to its on-screen appearance as the Gagarin. [9]
Eaglemoss USS Yeager DIS

USS Yeager

  • In August 2018, the project manager announced that the USS Buran, another Cardenas-class vessel, had replaced the USS Yeager in the line-up.
  • On After Trek, the DIS companion series, prototype models of the collection's USS Discovery and USS Shenzhou were displayed as set decorations behind host Matt Mira, among other Star Trek memorabilia. [10]
  • Ben Robinson has indicated that the company has tentative plans to launch subscriptions in Australia and Canada.
  • In 2018, Eaglemoss also partnered with Simon & Schuster for a US contest to cross-promote the Collection and the first three Star Trek: Discovery novels. [11]
  • The enamel pin was previously released as a Fansets product and was temporarily added as a gift premium for new subscribers between June and October 2018.


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