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Eaglemoss Collections is a British publishing company that produces 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. Presently, it publishes about 150 collections in thirty markets, in thirteen different languages.

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Eaglemoss currently holds licensing for a number of "genre" entertainment properties from 20th Century Fox (Alien, Predator), the BBC (Doctor Who), DC Comics, Marvel, Striker Entertainment (Valerian), and Universal Studios (Back to the Future, Battlestar Galactica), among others.

Eaglemoss Collections, a division of the Eaglemoss Publishing Group, is presently owned by Eaglemoss Capital Ltd., a holding company comprised of private investors based in London and Paris.

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 markets many of its science fiction and popular culture collections, including its Star Trek products, under its "Hero Collector" brand, and it operates associated web portals under this trademark. Noted Star Trek author Ben Robinson is the global project manager for this imprint, and Chris J. Thompson, formerly of the Titan Entertainment Group, is Hero Collector's brand manager.

Star Trek licensingEdit

Since 2012, Eaglemoss has become one of the most prolific manufacturers of Star Trek collectibles ever seen, 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 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.

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

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.

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 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.

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

Also published by Eaglemoss utilizing Penguin Random House's Publisher Services division but principally based on updated material from the Star Trek Fact Files, volumes of the Illustrated Handbook reference book series have been released.

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 launched the Star Trek: The Next Generation Build The USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D partwork in the UK and US in early 2019. It features a 70 cm-long build-your-own electronic and diecast metal USS Enterprise-D model kit. At present, this line is "suspended", following the company's decision to retool the model before resuming publication.

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 partwork lines.

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. The company has stated it plans to make more DIS ships at a future time.

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.

In 2020, Eaglemoss began to retail a number of Mego products through its webshops.

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