TAKE A LOOK UNDER THE HOOD OF THE U.S.S. ENTERPRISE IN EAGLEMOSS HERO COLLECTOR’S DESIGNING STARSHIPS, VOLUME 1
October 17, 2018

Ultimate Reference Guide to More Than 30 of the Most Iconic Ships in Star Trek™ History!

(October 16, 2018 – New York, NY)  Following last month’s launch of its new line of “Premier Editions,” Eaglemoss Hero Collector, designers, manufacturers and publishers of high-quality collectibles from across the many worlds of pop culture, today debuted the second book in the line – the hardcover edition of Designing Starships, Volume 1: The Enterprises and Beyond.

Officially Authorized by CBS Studios and written by Ben Robinson and Marcus Riley, this 160 page, lavishly illustrated volume tells the story of how some of the most talented designers in Hollywood created STAR TREK‘s starships, from the first sketches to the finished models that appeared on screen in the first five TV series, plus the movies including STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURESTAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHANSTAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK and STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT.

Covering the genesis of more than 30 ships including all seven Enterprises, the book is packed with original concept art, showing fascinating directions that were explored and abandoned, and revealing the thinking behind the finished designs. Featuring interviews with the ship designers and screen model builders, the design history of every variation of the U.S.S. Enterprise is covered, including three that were never seen on screen.  The authors have also combed the vast archives of CBS and Paramount Studios to bring to light hundreds of physical and CGI model development photos, including concept art, blueprints, sketches and schematics – some shown here for the first time anywhere.

Like all Eaglemoss Hero Collector books, Designing Starships, Volume 1: The Enterprises and Beyond (ISBN: 978-1-85875-527-4) may be purchased from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indigo, independent booksellers, and select specialty stores including comic shops and gaming stores. It is priced at $29.95 in the US and $39.95 in Canada.

 

The second and third volumes in the Designing Starships series, Volume 2: Voyager and Beyond and Volume 3: The Kelvin Timeline, are scheduled for publication on January 8, 2019 and April 30, 2019, respectively.  All three volumes are part of Eaglemoss Hero Collector’s “Premier Editions,” exquisitely designed, painstakingly researched visual guides and books that delve deep behind the scenes of some of most beloved icons of comic and sci-fi fandom.

 

About Eaglemoss Hero Collector

Eaglemoss Hero Collector exhibits a passion for creativity and innovation evident in everything we design, manufacture and publish.  We invest generously in creating, researching and marketing our offerings, working closely with our licensors and partners every step of the way to achieve superior results.  Nowhere is this more evident than in the sci-fi, fantasy and comic-based figures, vehicles and commemorative originals merchandised and promoted under our Hero Collector brand.  Prized by fans and collectors the world over for their incredible detail, Eaglemoss is the standard by which lesser lines are often judged.  www.herocollector.com

About the Authors

Ben Robinson is best known as the man behind Eaglemoss Hero Collector’s Official Star Trek Starships Collection, which in the last three years has become the largest and best-regarded collection of model Star Trek ships ever produced.

He has been involved with Star Trek for 20 years. Ben was the launch editor of the hugely successful Star Trek Fact Files reference work, which sold over 50 million units. Then he went on to edit the US Star Trek: The Magazine, which ran between 1999 and 2003. He has co-written two Haynes Manuals, the first featuring all seven Enterprises, and the second focusing on the Klingon Bird-of-Prey. Ben is particularly passionate about the writing, design, and visual effects behind the series. In the last two decades he has conducted extensive interviews with many of the most significant figures in the history of Star Trek from Dorothy Fontana and Matt Jefferies to Michael Piller, Ira Steven Behr, Ron D. Moore and Bryan Fuller.

Marcus Riley is the editor of Eaglemoss Hero Collectror’s Official Star Trek Starships Collection, a veteran of the Star Trek Fact Files reference work and the Briefings Editor of the US edition of Star Trek: The Magazine, which ran between 1999 and 2003. Marcus also co-wrote the U.S.S. Enterprise Haynes Manual.

™ & ©2018 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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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