July 31, 2018

Latest from All the Collections including Star Trek Starships, Discovery Starships, XL Editions and the U.S.S. Glenn Variant

(July 25, 2018 – New York, NY) – Returning to The Entertainment Capital of the World™ for one of the biggest annual events in the Star Trek universe, Eaglemoss Hero Collector, designers, manufacturers and publishers of high-quality collectibles from across the many worlds of pop culture, is all set to take the 2018 Star Trek Las Vegas Convention by storm.

Fans in attendance will be able to start or add to their collections at special prices – as well as purchase truly out-of-this-world gifts – beginning Preview Night, Tuesday, July 31st, through Sunday,
August 5th, at the Rio Suites Hotel. They’ll also be among the first to get a look at some of Eaglemoss’ most exciting new releases.

Celebrating the tremendous success of Season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery and gearing up for the launch of Season 2, Eaglemoss will unveil and offer for sale for the first time anywhere the limited edition U.S.S. Glenn NCC-1030 variant from the Star Trek: Discovery Official Starships Collection. The sister ship to the Crossfield-class U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031, the Glenn was destroyed by Captain Lorca early in the series after a disastrous test of the experimental spore drive.

Like all ships in the collection, this larger scale model is made of die-cast metal and ABS materials, then hand painted with reference to the actual CG models used in production. Strictly limited to only 500 ships worldwide, each comes with a collector’s magazine, display stand and numbered certificate of authenticity.

Two additional and soon-to-be released ships from the collection will also be on display – the U.S.S. Europa NCC-1648 and one of the few Vulcan designs seen in the series so far, the Vulcan Cruiser.

Eaglemoss’ popular line of Star Trek Starships XL Editions continues to grow and fans at the event will be among the first to get their hands on the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A and the U.S.S. Defiant NX- 74205, Starfleet’s first true warship. On display, but not yet available for purchase, will be the next pair of XL Editions due to be released in Q4 of 2018 – the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B, as seen in Star Trek: Generations, and the Miranda-class U.S.S. Reliant.

Visitors will also get a first look at two new Bonus ships from the original Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection – Rick Sternbach’s U.S.S. Voyager Concept (the original, but unused design of the ship) and the Klingon Bird-of-Prey (Landing Position).

Rounding out Eaglemoss’ Star Trek presence in Las Vegas will be the all-new line of Official Star Trek Collector’s Busts. This eagerly anticipated collection features the iconic captains of Starfleet and other memorable characters from over 50 years of Star Trek TV and movie history, capturing them in impressive detail with highly accurate likenesses, uniforms and props. These hand-painted polyresin busts are 4.5 to 6” tall, come complete with a fact-filled magazine, and form an essential addition to any Star Trek collection. On display in Las Vegas will be four fan favorites – Captain James T. Kirk, Science Officer Spock, Lt. Commander Worf and Lt. Commander Data.

If you’re a serious collector, Eaglemoss is offering extra incentive to sign up for one or more of their popular Star Trek subscription programs, regardless of whether or not you’re at the show. Fans who subscribe online to the Star Trek: Discovery Official Starships Collection during the convention will receive their first ship, the U.S.S. Shenzhou, plus a commemorative lapel pin for only $9.95 with free shipping. If you sign up for the original Star Trek Official Starships Collection, you’ll receive three fan favorite starships, including the beloved U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D, for $9.95 with free shipping.
Throughout the convention, any fan who stops by the Eaglemoss booth can also instantly enter to win one of 500 incredible prizes in the annual “Summer of Trek” Sweepstakes – including the Grand Prize of an ultimate voyage for two aboard Star Trek: The Cruise III.

Eaglemoss will be at Booth #TK in the Rio Suites Hotel July 31-August 4, 2018.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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