(written from a Production point of view)
Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection is a British partwork magazine which is published by Eaglemoss Collections and is authorized and licensed by CBS Consumer Products. It is available in a number of countries worldwide.
Each fortnightly issue includes a hand-painted ABS and die-cast metal scaled replica of a starship from the Star Trek universe. Notably, an unparalleled variety of ship designs have been produced as miniatures for this line, many for the first time, beyond the scope of all other manufacturers.
Ben Robinson, the project's manager, utilizes original CGI studio models for reference whenever they are available. A Star Trek Fact Files veteran and custodian of his own Star Trek production art archive, Robinson oversees the preparation of the magazines and the selection, commissioning and decoration of the starship miniatures. He co-authors the text with Marcus Riley, another former member of the Fact Files team.
For starship designs without available digital 3D models (or when production-used models are deemed unsuitable for practical use), designers including Rob Bonchune, Doug Drexler, John Eaves, Sean Hargreaves, Greg Jein, "Mojo" Lebowitz, Mike Okuda, Andrew Probert, Mark Rademaker, Rick Sternbach, and Sean Tourangeau have built or assisted in the construction of new ones, or have provided background material about their designs.
The 3D starship models are converted into tooling masters at the Holinail Group, Eaglemoss' manufacturing partner in Shenzhen, China,  and 2D renders are often used for the publication's illustrations by its editors in the UK.
Reference photographs of studio models, production stills, concept art, and newly-created orthographic views are also used extensively.
Each accompanying twenty-page magazine (measuring 220 × 285 mm) features comprehensive articles about the design, filming and on-screen appearances of the original studio model(s).
New interviews were conducted with a number of Star Trek cast members and production staff for the publication. Detailed "in-universe" information about the vessel's history, crew, weapons, and technology is also included. An online version of each issue is made available to subscribers.
Special editions, resin dedication plaques, binders, and hardcover book compilations have been produced. Gift premiums were also released to subscribers.
Issues are available by subscription, at the company's webshops, and through retailers, where available. Most products are also retailed by newsagents and booksellers, and by comics, collectibles and gaming shops affiliated with Diamond Comic Distributors.
Products are also promoted and retailed under the Eaglemoss Hero Collector brand and its associated web portals.
UK issues Edit
|1||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D
|2||USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (2271)
|3||Klingon Bird-of-Prey (B'rel-class)
|6||USS Voyager NCC-74656
|7||K't'inga-Class Battle Cruiser
|8||USS Excelsior NCC-2000
|9||USS Defiant NX-74205
|11||USS Reliant NCC-1864
|12||USS Thunderchild NCC-63549
|14||Cardassian Galor Class
|15||USS Equinox NCC-72381
|17||USS Dauntless NX-01-A
|19||USS Stargazer NCC-2893
|20||Klingon Attack Cruiser
|21||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E
|22||Krenim Temporal Weapon Ship
|23||Nebula Class (USS Honshu)
|24||Xindi Insectoid Warship
|25||USS Prometheus NX-59650
|26||Tholian Starship (2152)
|27||Romulan Bird-of-Prey (2152)
|31||Romulan Warbird Valdore
|32||Starfleet Runabout (USS Orinoco)
|33||Cardassian Hideki Class
|34||Vulcan Surak Class
|35||Klingon Bird-of-Prey (2150s)
|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
|44||United Earth Starfleet Intrepid
|45||Malon Export Vessel
|46||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-C
|47||Klingon IKS Negh'Var
|48||Armored USS Voyager (2378)
|50||USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (2266)
|52||USS Centaur NCC-42043
|53||Klingon Augments' Ship
|54||Steamrunner Class (USS Appalachia)
|55||Vulcan D'Kyr Type
|56||Saber Class (USS Yeager)
|57||Romulan Bird-of-Prey (2260s)
|58||Borg Tactical Cube
|59||USS Relativity NCV-474439-G
|60||SS Botany Bay
|61||Norway Class (USS Budapest)
|62||Voth Research Vessel
|66||USS Raven NAR-32450
|67||Klingon D7-Class Battle Cruiser
|68||Federation Attack Fighter
|70||Voth City Ship
|71||Goroth's Klingon Transport Ship
|72||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A
|73||Borg Renegades' Ship
|75||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E Captain's Yacht (Cousteau)
|78||USS Voyager's Aeroshuttle
|79||Harry Mudd's Class-J Starship (Stella)
|80||Federation Mission Scout Ship
|82||United Earth Starfleet Warp Delta
|83||Bajoran Assault Vessel
|84||United Earth Starfleet NX-Alpha
|87||Federation Timeship Aeon
|89||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-J
|90||Romulan Scout Ship
|91||USS Saratoga NCC-31911
|94||Suliban Cell Ship
|95||New Orleans Class (USS Kyushu)
|96||Orion Scout Ship
|97||Starfleet Academy Flight Training Craft
|98||USS Rhode Island NCC-72701
|99||Assimilated Arctic One
|100||Daedalus Class (USS Horizon)
|102||Klingon D5-Class Battle Cruiser
|104||USS Jenolan NCC-2010
|107||Klingon Bird-of-Prey (Attack Position)
|108||Cheyenne Class (USS Ahwahnee)
|109||Borg Queen's Ship
|110||Springfield Class (USS Chekov)
|111||Captain Proton's Rocket Ship
|112||USS Phoenix NCC-65420
|114||Challenger Class (USS Buran)
|116||USS Curry NCC-42254
|117||22nd-Century Ferengi Starship
|118||Freedom Class (USS Firebrand)
|120||USS Bozeman NCC-1941
|122||USS Yeager NCC-65674
|123||Romulan Science Vessel
|126||Niagara Class (USS Princeton)
|49 mm||1:204 |
|129||Tholian Starship (2268)
|131||United Earth Arctic One
|125 mm||1:640 |
|133||Irina's Racing Ship
|134||Vulcan Survey Ship (1957)
|135||Dala's 'Delta Flyer'
|136||Cardassian Keldon Class Cruiser
|138||USS Lantree NCC-1837
|142||Promellian Battle Cruiser
|144||Tin Man (Gomtuu)
Confirmed upcoming issues Edit
|TBA||Excelsior class study models|
|TBA||USS Antares NCC-9844|
|TBA||USS Enterprise (Planet of the Titans) (version 1) |
|TBA||USS Melbourne NCC-62043|
|TBA||Vulcan Long Range Shuttle|
Special editions Edit
Special edition releases, separate from the fortnightly issue run, are offered to subscribers, through Eaglemoss' webshops, and by retailers, where available.
Mirror universe issues Edit
Three Terran Empire starship issues featured variant paint schemes from the mirror universe. The models are in the standard size range and the first issue incorporated unique sculpted parts which were not found on the originating model.
|M2||ISS Enterprise NX-01
|M3||ISS Defiant NX-74205
Bonus issues Edit
Bonus issues feature "soft canon" starship models, incorporating concept designs, model ships, ships seen only on background displays, registry variants, and designs originating from books, calendars and video games. The models are in the standard size range and commonly retail at Eaglemoss' convention booths.
|(01)||N/A||SS Yorktown NCC-1717 
|(02)|| USS Titan (β) 
|(03)|| USS Aventine (β) 
|(04)||USS Defiant NCC-1764 Special Glow In The Dark Issue 
|(05)||(USS) Enterprise NCC-1701-C Probert Concept Special Issue 
|140 mm||1:3750 |
|(06)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701 Phase II Concept
|129 mm||1:2338 |
|(07)||Klingon Bird-of-Prey Landed Position
|(08)||USS Voyager Sternbach Concept Special Issue
|140 mm||1:2721 |
|(09)||USS Bonaventure NCC-1000 (β)|
|(10)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-F (β)|
Confirmed upcoming Bonus issues Edit
|TBA||USS Altair (β)|
|TBA||USS Emmett Till (β) |
|TBA||USS Enterprise (Planet of the Titans) (version 2)|
|TBA||USS Voyager NCC-74656 (Borg enhanced)|
Special issues Edit
Eaglemoss received licensing to release starships from Star Trek's alternate reality (officially known as the Kelvin Timeline since 2016) as "special issues", alongside unique starships and space stations from Star Trek's prime reality.
Most special issue models are considerably larger than the standard releases and retail at roughly twice the price. Subscribers receive a small discount when they opt to purchase them as they premiere.
|(SP1)||Deep Space 9 Special Issue
|152 mm ø||1:9551|
|(SP2)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (2258) Special Issue
|220 mm||1:3297 |
|(SP3)||USS Vengeance Special Issue
|(SP4)||D4 Bird-of-Prey Special Issue
|(SP5)||USS Kelvin Special Issue
|200 mm||1:1575 |
|(SP6)||NX-Class Refit (SS Enterprise NX-01) Special Issue
|(SP7)||Spock's Jellyfish Ship Special Issue
|(SP8)||USS Franklin Special Issue
|(SP9)||Altamid Swarm Ship Special Issue
|(SP10)||Deep Space Station K-7 Special Issue
|225 mm ø||1:2000 |
|(SP11)||USS Enterprise XCV-330 Special Issue
|210 mm||1:1429 |
|(SP12)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701 Star Trek Beyond Special Issue
|(SP13)||Klingon Battlecruiser Star Trek (2009) Special Issue
|225 mm||1:1111 |
|(SP14)||USS Kobayashi Maru ECS-1022 Special Issue
|220 mm||1:2555 |
|(SP15)||Earth Spacedock Special Issue
late 11/2018 (US)
|≈225 mm |
|(SP16)||V'ger Special Issue|
|(SP17)||Planet Killer Special Issue|
|(SP18)||Scimitar Special Issue|
Confirmed upcoming Special issues Edit
|TBA||Dominion Battleship Special Issue|
|TBA||Regula I Special Issue|
Oversized/XL Edition Special issues Edit
In October 2016, the project manager announced that models of "all of the Enterprises" and other "hero ships" would also be produced in a larger size than the standard and bonus issues.
Following the successful roll-out of the first three of these "Oversized" (or "Large Scale" or "XL") issues to subscribers and retail, the project manager indicated that "at least twelve" of them (in total) were now slated for production.
This sub-line was also marketed as the "Star Trek Starships XL Edition" and was launched as a separate subscription partwork on Eaglemoss' US website, at a lower price point.  A number of the XL ships will also be retailed by Anovos as the "Star Trek Collectible Scale Starship Models" line. 
|(01)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701 Special Issue
|(02)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D Special Issue
|(03)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E Special Issue
|(04)||Enterprise NX-01 Special Issue
|(05)||USS Voyager NCC-74656 Special Issue
|(06)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A Special Issue
|(07)||USS Defiant NX-74205 Special Issue
|(08)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B Special Issue
|(09)||USS Reliant NCC-1864 Special Issue
|(10)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-C Special Issue
|(11)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (Star Trek: Discovery) Special Issue|
|(12)||Akira-class (USS Thunderchild) Special Issue|
|(13)||Klingon Bird-of-Prey Special Issue|
|(14)||Starfleet Runabout Special Issue|
|(15)||USS Excelsior Special Issue|
Shuttlecraft issues Edit
Initially, shuttlecraft issues were previewed to subscribers in Germany, Austria and Luxembourg in January 2015. In those countries, "Premium" subscribers (who have paid a small additional monthly fee) receive a shuttle every twenty issues. The first shuttle reached subscribers in November 2015. 
The first four shuttlecraft saw a small initial production run and were initially available only as a four-pack in other markets. These ships may be offered as individual issues at a later time and alternate deco (or registry) variants may also be manufactured in the future, if further production runs occur.  The shuttles are made of metallic resin, include stands, and are individually packaged within the four-pack box.
An eight-page booklet (measuring 150 × 210 mm) which exclusively contains "in-universe" information accompanies each model. It features master systems display illustrations (okudagrams) newly created for each issue by Mike Okuda. These schematics are also printed onto translucent plastic sheets (measuring 120 × 80 mm) which can be mounted on (included) plastic clip stands. The third shuttlecraft four-pack includes schematic sheets created by Rick Sternbach and Tim Earls.
|02||Shuttlecraft Type-6 (Goddard)
|03||Shuttlecraft Type-10 (Chaffee)
|04||Shuttlecraft Type-9 (Cochrane)
|05||Executive Shuttle (SD-103)
|06||Shuttlecraft Pod 1
|07||Shuttlecraft Type-7 (Hawking)
|08||Type 15 Shuttle (Aldrin)
|10||Shuttlecraft Type-11 (Enterprise-E)
|11||Travel Pod (05)
|13||Transport Shuttlecraft (12091)
|14||USS Enterprise Passenger Shuttle (2)
|15||Med Evac Shuttle (43)
|16||USS Enterprise Warrant Shuttle
Starship sets Edit
Each set includes a fifty-page booklet (measuring 168 × 216 mm) which contains content covering all of the starships in the set, compiled from the previously released individual magazines as detailed above. The booklet for both versions of the third set has sixty-five pages to accommodate the content for the fourth ship. All models are identical to their earlier releases (as regular issues) and are packaged individually within the outer box.
Best of the Star Trek: The Official Starships CollectionEdit
Debuting exclusively in North America in February 2018, Eaglemoss re-released twelve of its most popular regular issues in new window-box packaging with attached J-hooks, enabling the boxes to be hung on pegs at retailers. The models within were identical to their earlier releases.
Scaled to fit into the box beneath the model, a downsized twenty-page booklet accompanied each starship and its stand. Each "collector's guide" (measuring 144 × 182 mm) had the same content as the original full-sized magazine (as detailed above) but the issue number was not printed on the cover.
Star Trek: Discovery The Official Starships CollectionEdit
Featuring starships from the Star Trek: Discovery series, the company launched the Star Trek: Discovery The Official Starships Collection magazine partwork, a monthly spin-off publication, in January 2018.
The starship models measure from about seventeen to twenty-five centimeters in length, comparable to some of the Oversized/XL and Special issues from this collection. Larger starship models are also slated for production.
Gift premiums Edit
Gift premiums (known here as "loyalty gifts") are sent to subscribers and 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 PVC Borg Cube. An enamel starship pin was added as a gift in June 2018 but it was superseded by a pair of steel bookends in September 2018.
In Japan, early subscribers received a smaller LED-illuminated PVC Borg Cube after De Agostini, the magazine's local publisher, "declined" to release the UK version of the Borg Cube and manufactured their own. De Agostini also released a key ring as a gift, in lieu of the UK's free magazine binder.
Although they were initially advertised as subscriber "exclusives", the UK version of the Borg cube, the Enterprise-D plaque and the Future Enterprise-D model were later retailed to the general public through Eaglemoss' webshops.
Distribution issues have resulted in some subscribers receiving their gift premiums months later than the scheduled intervals indicated on the magazine's subscription sites. Nonetheless, the magazine's Terms and Conditions state that the company has the right to modify this schedule (and the gifts) unilaterally. For American and Canadian subscriptions, the gift premiums are scheduled for much later subscriber milestones than is the case with all other territories.
|1||N/A||Steel Starfleet and Klingon Empire insignia bookends ||N/A|
|1||N/A||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D pin ||57 mm||N/A|
|2||N/A||Magazine Binder||300 mm||N/A|
|2†||N/A||USS Enterprise Command Division (TOS) Key Ring||45 mm||N/A|
|3||N/A||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D Dedication Plaque||216 mm||1:1.6|
|4||N/A||Future USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D ("All Good Things...")||139 mm||1:4610|
|5||N/A||Borg Cube||150 mm||1:20403|
|5†||N/A||Borg Cube||80 mm||1:38000|
|6||N/A||Seven dedication plaques (with US Platinum subscriptions)||see||below|
Starship dedication plaques Edit
Painted metallic resin starship dedication plaques are made available through the webshops and retail outlets. The first release was previously distributed to subscribers as a gift premium.
Commencing in September 2018, US subscribers who opt for "Platinum" subscriptions will receive the last seven plaques along with the magazines, for an additional ongoing fee.
|(1)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D Dedication Plaque
|(2)||USS Voyager Dedication Plaque
|(3)||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine USS Defiant Dedication Plaque
|(4)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701 Dedication Plaque
|(5)||Enterprise NX-01 Dedication Plaque
|(6)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E Dedication Plaque
|(7)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A Dedication Plaque
|(8)||USS Franklin NX-326 Dedication Plaque
Reference books Edit
Designing Starships seriesEdit
In October 2016, Eaglemoss premiered the first volume of the Star Trek: Designing Starships series, a line of hardcover reference books that are primarily comprised of starship design articles compiled from the Collection's individual magazines, alongside some new artwork and content.
A second 160-page volume was published in April 2017 and a third volume, consisting of material culled exclusively from the alternate reality (now known as the Kelvin Timeline), was released in November 2017.
Forthcoming mass-market editions of the first two volumes, subtitled The Enterprises and Beyond and The USS Voyager and Beyond respectively, are slated to be published by Random House in October 2018 and January 2019. The mass-market edition of the third volume is scheduled for release in April 2019.
- Star Trek: Designing Starships Volume One
- Star Trek: Designing Starships Volume Two
- Star Trek: Designing Starships The Kelvin Timeline
Star Trek: Shipyards, a separate mass-market hardcover reference book series, will present a chronological history of canon ships and is principally comprised of starship articles produced for the two Starships Collection partworks, combined with new artwork, charts and articles. The books were characterized by Ben Robinson as an effort to create "an equivalent of Jane's Fighting Ships for Star Trek". 
The first book premiered on 25 September 2018 and one edition included a die-cast model of the USS Enterprise from issue 50 of the Starships Collection.  The second volume is slated for release on 13 November 2018  and the third is scheduled for 14 May 2019.  All three will be published by Random House.
Starships from the alternate reality (Kelvin Timeline) and TAS are not covered in this series, and ships seen only on displays will not be incorporated. A future volume will explore starships from the Delta Quadrant.
- Star Trek: Shipyards - Starfleet Ships 2151-2293
- Star Trek: Shipyards - Starfleet Ships 2294 to the Future
- Star Trek: Shipyards - The Klingon Fleet
Illustrated Handbook seriesEdit
On 4 August 2018, the project manager previewed the cover of the first mass-market book from an upcoming Illustrated Handbook reference series, titled Star Trek: The Next Generation: The USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D Illustrated Handbook.
The first comprehensive volume will focus on the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D and will incorporate updated content from the Star Trek Fact Files.  The second volume will feature the TOS USS Enterprise. 
One edition will include a collectible model, presumably from the first issue of the Starships Collection. Both editions are slated to be published on 21 May 2019. 
Premium magazine bindersEdit
Premium binders with "Federation" and "Alien" starship illustrations on their covers have been made available to supplement the standard binder design (as seen above).
A "limited edition" binder with an embossed gold logo on the cover was retailed in late 2014, for a brief period.
UK test marketing Edit
The first five issues were test-marketed at retail in England's South West region beginning in May 2012, and the company's website began to solicit UK subscriptions. 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. Gift premiums were not distributed to subscribers. This type of early "test release" is a common practice for partwork publishers, in order to gauge public interest.
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. Residents of the Republic Of Ireland were added to the UK subscriber base in early 2013.
At the very inception of the project, a production run of fifty issues was foreseen,  but by the time the project was gearing up for its initial run, the company increased that number to seventy issues and it displayed a provisional list of them at the Destination Star Trek London convention in October 2012. Since the provisional list was first shown, a number of additional issues have been identified by the magazine's project manager through social media and interviews.
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 closed factory later appeared in large-volume online auctions from Hong Kong and the USS Enterprise-D models were dubbed "Shadyprise" variants by collectors, due to their somewhat shady origin. Notably, the early Klingon Bird-of-Prey, USS Enterprise-D and Future USS Enterprise-D models display paintwork that differs markedly from official releases.
In early April 2013, Eaglemoss sent emails to subscribers stating that the magazine was back in production at a new factory and indicated that shipping would resume in August 2013. This re-launch date was confirmed on the line's newly-redesigned website in May 2013 and the first issue was re-released on 21 August 2013.
The regular-sized starship models are produced in "box scale", designed to fit within a standardized box size. Boxes for almost all of the starships from the fortnightly, Mirror universe, Bonus, and Shuttlecraft issues measure 168 × 127 × 51 mm, while smaller (and taller) boxes (measuring 123 × 101 × 80 mm) were supplied for regular issues 10, 58, 94, 96, 109, and 127.A larger box (measuring 176 × 176 × 80 mm) was made for the Bajoran Solar-Sailor and another (measuring 164 × 138 × 86 mm) encompassed the Xindi-Insectoid Warship. The dimensions of the boxes for the Special and XL starship models vary greatly.
In all cases, the model can be easily removed from (and put back into) the box without damaging the packaging or model whatsoever.
In the UK and Ireland, COMAG UK distributes subscriptions through the Royal Mail while DPD (UK) and the Royal Mail distributes webshop orders. Most products are also available through Diamond Comics-affiliated shops. Some later printings of the magazine may erroneously have alternate (or no) issue numbers printed on their covers.
International marketing Edit
Following the successful roll-out of the magazine in the UK and Ireland, Eaglemoss launched the magazine in a number of other territories worldwide. English-language magazines distributed outside of the UK are identical to the UK releases.
John Van Citters, the Vice President of CBS Consumer Products' Product Development division, supervises the production of the magazine for the licensors and formally announced the expansion of the magazine to ninety regular issues at a panel on 2 August 2014 at the Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas.  Further extensions were announced on 11 December 2015 (to 110), 4 September 2016 (to 130), 22 September 2017 (to 150), 25 December 2017 (to 160), and 20 October 2018 (to 180).
A small number of models with minor painting errors have had these paint issues corrected during subsequent production runs. Issues affected include 1, 9, 15, 16, and shuttle issue 08.
Aside from those countries where it had entered into joint ventures with established outside publishing partners (such as De Agostini in Japan), Eaglemoss has utilized Data Base Factory for its customer service, distribution, translation, and editorial services for the UK and non-English language areas. Data Base Factory is now a subsidiary of CCA International Inc..
The Collection was briefly featured in the 2018 "Star Trek" episode of the Netflix documentary series The Toys That Made Us as an example of an accurately reproduced product line from a latter-day company that is specifically aimed at the collector market.
International distribution by countryEdit
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In Japan, the line is published and distributed by De Agostini and carries its imprint on the cover. The first six issues were retailed 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 Japanese-language magazine's outer packaging and running order differ from the UK version and only regular issues are available to Japan through De Agostini. An extension of the magazine to 110 issues was confirmed in October 2016. Imported special editions and plaques are available through other retailers in Japan.
In May 2013, the company launched its US website and American subscribers began to receive issues in October 2013. The line was also made available for retail sale by US retailers affiliated with Diamond Comics Distributors, Inc. in October 2013. A US webshop was also launched. Newgistics, Inc. distributes subscriptions.
Simultaneously with the US release, the line was made available to Canadian retailers through Diamond Comics commencing in August 2013 and issues began to reach shops in October 2013. The subscription website went live on 25 January 2014 and regular issues began to reach subscribers in May 2014. Coforce Inc. took over distribution in 2017.
Subscribers received up to issue 39 in February 2016 and encountered a year-long hiatus until distribution began again in February 2017 with the release of issues 40 and 41. Subscription distribution ceased again, later in the year, but resumed in March 2018.
Early imported issues began to reach retailers in Australia beginning in December 2013. An Australian subscriber website went live in February 2014 and subscriptions and wide retail availability commenced on 31 March 2014. Some special editions and plaques have been offered to Australians by the distributor, Bissett Magazines Pty. Ltd.. 
In July 2018, Eaglemoss announced that Bissett had gone into administration but a new distributor resumed subscriptions and webshop services in September 2018.
Imported early issues began to reach some New Zealand retailers beginning in December 2013 and a New Zealand subscriber website went live in August 2014. Subscriptions, a webshop, and wide retail availability commenced in October 2014. Netlink Subscriptions, a division of Netlink Distribution Co. Ltd., distributes the line.  Eight special editions are presently available to New Zealand.
After a five-issue test marketing run and website launch in early 2014, magazine subscriptions and a webshop were launched in Germany in January 2015. The German-language magazine's running order differed from the UK's until issue 28. It is distributed by Interabo GmbH.
Availability to Austria was included in Germany's online subscription and webshop launch.
Availability to Luxembourg was included in Germany's online subscription and webshop launch.
Availability to Switzerland was included in Germany's online subscription and webshop launch.
Dutch-language subscriptions for the residents of the Netherlands began in July 2015. No retail availability is planned but a webshop is available.
French-language subscriptions for the residents of France began in July 2015. No retail availability is planned but a webshop is available.
Subscriptions for the residents of Russia began in 2016. No retail availability is planned but a webshop is available.
No retail availability is planned but access to both the German and UK webshops is available to the residents of Belgium.
The rest of EuropeEdit
In 2016, many more European countries gained access to the UK webshop, including Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden. Residents of EU countries with existing webshops also have access to the UK webshop.
A truncated version of the series launched to Peru on 18 May and concluded on 19 July 2017. Ten Spanish-language regular issues were released in a unique running order and each magazine had ten pages. The series was distributed by Colecciones del Grupo El Comercio. 
Launched to Argentina as a limited (fifteen of the first sixteen UK issues, omitting the USS Voyager release) fortnightly series in a unique running order, the first ten-page Spanish-language issue premiered on 23 March 2018 and was distributed by Colecciones La Nación.  
South Africa Edit
A limited number of products from the Collection became available through Eaglemoss' webshop to residents of South Africa in 2018. Subscriptions are not planned and products are distributed by Jacklin Enterprises (PTY) Ltd..
Future issues Edit
At a Destination Star Trek Birmingham convention panel on 20 October 2018, project manager Ben Robinson stated that the company could not commit to more fortnightly issues beyond 160 at that time. Previously, in a Q&A session on his Twitter page, he wrote, "It's a question of economics, though. If enough people are buying, we'll keep going. We're already doing more ships than anyone ever imagined. Hurrah!" 
Eaglemoss plans to continue to focus on canon starship designs  while starship "variants" (such as versions of the Miranda-class) will persist as newly-created toolings that reflect physical hull modifications made by Star Trek's original production staff. As before, "battle-damaged" versions of the starships are not planned, as Robinson feels that entirely new toolings would need to be made to properly reflect the damage, rather than relying exclusively on paint apps. Models with separating or moving parts have been deemed as unlikely to reach production. Registry variants will continue to be released as convention exclusives but all new classes of starship will be made available to subscribers and retail in some form.
Regarding future plans, the project manager stated that he considers every Andorian, Borg, Dominion, Kazon, Klingon, Romulan, Suliban, Tellarite, Vidiian, Vulcan, and Xindi ship to be "essential" to the collection. As before, "roughly half" of the upcoming starships will be from the Federation, with an eye on producing all of the Starfleet ships seen on-screen. Eaglemoss also hopes to produce all of the ships seen in the remastered Original Series. The company is presently "committed" to producing more ships from Insurrection before the partwork wraps up. 
A Star Trek: The Animated Series starship "mini series" within the partwork was under consideration  but did not poll well with fans and was deemed as unlikely to be manufactured, though a few TAS ships may eventually reach production. Constitution-class registry variants from TOS may be considered for individual release at future conventions but a set is not presently being planned.
More "soft canon" Special editions will be produced, following the enthusiastic response by collectors to the Titan and Aventine releases, and Star Trek Online has been contacted.
The company hopes to produce starships from the alternate reality (Kelvin Timeline) as regular-sized releases and may manufacture them individually or as a four-pack of models, outside of the fortnightly magazine run. Eaglemoss is also in discussions to produce starship designs created by Franz Joseph. A few more dedication plaques and display cases for the collection are being planned. More starship models will be bundled with upcoming book publications.
Remaining unconfirmed issues from the 2012 convention listEdit
Additional ships seen on the 2012 promotional posterEdit
Remaining possible Bonus issues from 2017 surveyEdit
Remaining possible Oversized/XL issues from 2018 surveyEdit
- ↑ Ben Robinson has previously used live-action production CGI studio models to create illustrations for other licensed Star Trek print publications, in the process becoming, at least where the Star Trek franchise was concerned, a pioneer by doing so. He commissioned Rob Bonchune (and others) to render these models for use in the Star Trek Fact Files and its US magazine derivative. Robinson served as project manager, editor and writer of many issues of those publications (incidentally published by one of Eaglemoss Collections' two original constituent parts, GE Fabbri), foreshadowing his similar role at the Official Starships Collection.
Regarding the availability of production-used digital models, Robinson has stated, "There is an excellent archive of ships from Voyager and Enterprise. Less so with the other shows."  To alleviate this shortage of models, Robinson solicited the input of former Digital Muse Effects Supervisor David Lombardi, who turned out to still have a partial database of digital models that Digital Muse had specifically constructed for Deep Space Nine.   Years earlier, Lombardi had constructed a digital model of the Enterprise-E as Digital Muse's solicitation model for possible use in Star Trek: Insurrection, and it was his model that was used for the orthographic views in issue 21 of the Collection, alongside the beauty views of the later Star Trek Nemesis version created by Digital Domain. (See: Sovereign-class model)
- ↑ CG models that Fabio Passaro's Meshweaver Productions has provided for the Collection, as identified online, include issues 12 (not a new build, but a re-rendered version of the Digital Muse model), 14, 20, 47, 54, 56, 61, 64, 73, 75, 79, 80, 85, 86, 91, 92, 93, 95, 96, 100, 104, 105, 108, 110, 114, 116, 118, 120, 122, 126, 127, 138, M1, SP3, SP4, SP5, SP7, SP9, SP11, Bonus issues 2, 5, and 8, and Shuttle issues 05, 13, 14, 15 and 16.    
- ↑ Praised by Lebowitz for their high level of detail, Ed Giddings' pre-existing Centaur and Excelsior models, constructed for the canceled 2000 Unseen Frontier reference book project, were deemed as quite suitable for use in the Official Starships Collection, as was his 2010 spin-off build of the refitted Excelsior-class which he had built for Bonchune's USS Enterprise Owners' Workshop Manual reference book.  New or replacement CG models that Ed Giddings' Cgreactor has provided for the Collection, as identified online, include issues 8, 40, 42, 46, 52, 59, 90, 98, 103, 123, SP1, and Bonus issue 06
- ↑ The magazine states that the size of the Prometheus is 126 m (used for scaling here) but other sources (and its onsceen appearances) indicate that a more appropriate size for the ship is 415 m , placing the scale at 1:2964.
- ↑ The magazine states the size of the Bajoran Raider is 33.1 m (used here for scaling) but other sources (and on-screen appearances) indicate that a more appropriate size for the ship is 8.5 m , placing the scale at 1:71.
- ↑ The dimensions of the Borg Queen's ship are not stated in the magazine. Scale is based on length/beam of 820.4 m published in the Star Trek: Starship Spotter reference book.
- ↑ The remastered Eymorg ship's scale is based on an estimated length of 10 meters.
- ↑ The scale of Arctic One was based on the magazine's cover which stated the ship's length was 80 meters. As the assimilated version of the vessel is also deemed by the earlier magazine to be the same length, this version would be more appropriately sized at 60 meters, placing the scale at 1:480.
- ↑ A version of the Adam/McQuarrie-designed Planet of the Titans USS Enterprise (which briefly appeared on-screen as an unidentified background ship) is slated be manufactured as a regular edition, once legal issues are clarified, as of August 2018. A CGI model has been produced. Another study model of the ship is also planned as a bonus issue.
- ↑ A model of the apocryphal SS Yorktown premiered at the New York Comic-Con and the Destination Star Trek Europe conventions in October 2016.  Subscribers were able to purchase the ship at a discount  and some remaining "limited stock" was retailed as a webshop exclusive.   In total, 5000 models were produced as a limited edition and a magazine was not included.
- ↑ Following a successful online fan petition championed by The Trek Collective and Geekology,   models of the USS Titan (which primarily appears in Star Trek novels, video games and calendars) were produced.
- ↑ Following a successful online fan petition championed by The Trek Collective and Geekology,  , models of the USS Aventine (which primarily appears in Star Trek novels, video games and calendars) were produced. The ship saw a very limited retail release, outside of Eaglemoss sources.
- ↑ The USS Defiant model features phosphorescent paintwork to simulate the starship's appearance when it became trapped in Interphase.
- ↑ Andrew Probert's USS Enterprise-C concept design appeared (in profile) in a six-ship relief sculpture of vessels named USS Enterprise, displayed on a wall in the USS Enterprise-D's observation lounge.
- ↑ The scale of the USS Enterprise-C Probert concept model was calculated using Andrew Probert's scale chart, indicating that that the "real" ship was intended to be 1721 feet (or 525 m) long.  This information was not stated in the magazine.
- ↑ The length of the "real" Phase II USS Enterprise is not stated in the magazine so scale was calculated using Kennedy Shipyards' specifications, placing the length of the ship at 301.55 m.  Designed for use in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Andrew Probert lengthened the Enterprise refit to a thousand feet (304.8 m), "just a few feet longer than it was", in reference to Matt Jefferies' Phase II ship dimensions. Computer screens also displayed the Phase II Enterprise design in the first two Star Trek films. (Designing a refit-Enterprise for Phase II)
- ↑ Scale was based on a "real" Voyager Concept at a length of 1250 feet (381 meters), from information supplied by Rick Sternbach on the Unofficial STSS Facebook page on 28 September 2018.
- ↑ From the proposed 8th season of DS9 as seen in the What We Left Behind documentary and named for Emmett Till, a 14 year-old American boy who was lynched in 1955. Designed by John Eaves.
- ↑ A version of the Adam/McQuarrie-designed Planet of the Titans USS Enterprise (which briefly appeared on-screen as an unidentified background ship) is slated be manufactured as a bonus edition, once legal issues are clarified, as of August 2018. A CGI model has been produced. Another study model of the ship is also planned as a regular issue.
- ↑ The length of the "real" USS Enterprise was not stated in the magazine. The ship was designed to be 366 m long but was scaled up by a factor of two for some sequences. 725.35 m (used here to calculate scale) is the length indicated by the 2009 blu-ray disc. 
- ↑ The magazine's cover states that the Kelvin is 315 m long (used here to calculate scale) but the ship was also scaled at 457.2 m and 655 m during the film's production.
- ↑ Diameter of K-7 is not stated in the magazine. Scale calculated using Ex-Astris Scientia's estimated (approximate) diameter of 450 m. 
- ↑ Length of the USS Enterprise XCV-330 is not stated in the magazine. Scale calculated using the Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology's stated length of 300 m.
- ↑ Length of the Klingon Warbird is not stated in the magazine. Scale calculated using Ex-Astris Scientia's estimated length of 250 m. 
- ↑ The "real" Kobayashi Maru's size is not stated in the magazine. Scale is based on Ex-Astris Scientia's estimated length of 562 m. 
- ↑ Approximate height of the Spacedock when displayed on its stand.
- ↑ The Type-7 shuttlecraft was constructed from Andrew Probert's co