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Eaglemoss Collections, also known as Eaglemoss Ltd., Eaglemoss Publications Ltd., and as the Eaglemoss Publishing Group Ltd., is a British publishing company that produces and markets licensed magazines and collectibles, and has offices in London, New York, Moscow, Paris, São Paolo, and Warsaw.

Formed in 2011 from the merger of Eaglemoss Publications and GE Fabbri, the company largely focuses on publishing "partwork" magazines and their related product lines. Presently, it publishes about 150 collections in thirty markets, in thirteen different languages. It is presently owned by Eaglemoss Capital Ltd., a holding company comprised of private investors based in London and Paris.

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Eaglemoss currently holds licensing for a number of "genre" entertainment properties from 20th Century Fox (Alien, Predator, The Orville), the BBC (Doctor Who), Columbia/Sony Pictures (Ghostbusters), DC Comics, Marvel, Striker Entertainment (Valerian), Universal Studios (Back to the Future, Battlestar Galactica), and Warner Bros. (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Rick and Morty), among others.

Eaglemoss was formerly a sister company of Data Base Factory when both were subsidiaries of the Financière Aurénis Group. [1](X) Data Base Factory was acquired by CCA International Inc. in 2015 and presently performs several marketing-related services for Eaglemoss in the UK (and various non-English-speaking countries), under its new company name.

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Eaglemoss' science fiction, "genre", and pop culture collections, including its Star Trek books and products, are marketed under its "Hero Collector" publishing imprint and brand. Associated web portals and webshops are also operated under this trademark.

Noted Star Trek author Ben Robinson is the Editorial Manager of Global Developments for this imprint, and Chris J. Thompson, formerly of the Titan Entertainment Group, is its Global Brand Manager.

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Eaglemoss/Hero Collector staff on the bridge set at the 2019 Official Star Trek Convention

Since 2012, Eaglemoss has become one of the most prolific manufacturers of Star Trek collectibles ever, far outstripping its contemporaries by swiftly bringing quality products to market. Its vast range of releases and frequent interactions with the online collecting community has made the company popular with adult collectors.

In the past, Eaglemoss has sent surveys to collectors to evaluate their interest in sixty to eighty centimeter-long starship models with built-in lights, forty centimeter-long models with LED lighting (specifically, a USS Enterprise refit, a USS Enterprise-D and a USS Voyager with movable nacelles), and a fifty centimeter-wide USS Enterprise-D bridge with electronic features, among other items. The company regularly surveys collectors to gauge interest in products for a number of its Star Trek product lines.

In May 2012, the UK division of the company launched the Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection partwork, under licensing from CBS Consumer Products. In Japan, the magazine is published by De Agostini, another partwork publisher, under its own imprint.

A spin-off partwork called the Star Trek Starships XL Edition, exclusively comprised of some of the larger hero ships from the Collection, premiered in the US in 2017.

Eaglemoss began to publish volumes of the Star Trek Graphic Novel Collection in January 2017. This series of hardcover books is composed of previously published Star Trek comic books from a wide range of publishers.

Eaglemoss/Hero Collector's Ben Robinson giving away ships at a 2019 convention

On 31 January 2018, the company premiered the Star Trek: Discovery The Official Starships Collection partwork.

Anovos and ThinkGeek began to market a number of Eaglemoss Star Trek products, commencing in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Eaglemoss also partnered with Simon & Schuster in 2018 for a contest to cross-promote the partwork and the first three Star Trek: Discovery novels. [2]

The publishing division of the company also publishes the Star Trek: Designing Starships and Star Trek: Shipyards series of hardcover reference books, principally compiled from content in both Official Starships Collections' magazines. Later mass-market versions of these books were also published by Eaglemoss utilizing Penguin Random House's Publisher Services division, under the Hero Collector imprint. Principally based on material from the Star Trek Fact Files and subsequently updated and expanded, volumes of the Illustrated Handbook reference book series have also been released.

The company published the Star Trek Nerd Search: Quibbles with Tribbles puzzle book in September 2020, and released the Star Trek Voyager: A Celebration, Mr. Spock's Little Book of Mindfulness, and Star Trek Cocktails books later in the year.

Another monthly partwork called the Star Trek: The Official Busts Collection premiered on 4 October 2018 at the New York Comic Con. Featuring 4.5 to 6 inch-tall polyresin busts of a number of Star Trek characters, the company began to release them through its own webshops and Diamond Comics-affiliated retailers, commencing in October 2018.

Similar to De Agostini's short-lived Japanese project, the company test-marketed the Star Trek: The Next Generation Build The USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D partwork in the UK and US in early 2019, which features a 70 cm-long build-your-own electronic and diecast metal USS Enterprise-D model kit. Following the company's decision to retool the model before resuming publication, the partwork was slated for a March 2021 relaunch.

Michael Okuda, John Eaves, Anthony Montgomery, Rick Sternbach, Judy Elkins, André Bormanis, and Doug Drexler visiting company convention booths

In May 2019, company representatives reconfirmed the project manager's earlier announcement that it would produce starships from the Star Trek: Picard series. [3] The first four sets of CG models from the show's starship assets were received in March 2020, and the first product, a model of La Sirena, is slated to reach retail approximately one year later. [4] In July 2020, Eaglemoss added the USS Zheng He, Seven of Nine's ship, and the series' Romulan warbird to the list of forthcoming models. [5]

The following month, the global project manager indicated that the company will also manufacture starships from Star Trek: Lower Decks, the forthcoming untitled Section 31 series, and Nickelodeon's Star Trek: Prodigy. [6]

Due to the lack of availability of suitable CG starship assets as of July 2020, the production of ships from the third season of Star Trek: Discovery has been postponed, and the DIS partwork will be suspended after issue 33. Eaglemoss further reported in October 2020 that it planned to release more starship models from DIS in a future starships line, combined with ships from PIC and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and estimated that it would launch around April 2021. [7]

In June 2020, the company, in association with Star Trek Online's publisher Perfect World, debuted the Star Trek Online Starships Collection, featuring four to six-inch starship miniatures from the video game.

Through its webshops, Eaglemoss has retailed a number of Universe Publishing's Star Trek-themed calendars, including its groundbreaking Ships of the Line series. In 2020, Eaglemoss began to retail a number of Mego's Star Trek toys.

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