(written from a Production point of view)
Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection is a British partwork magazine that is published by Eaglemoss Collections under its Hero Collector imprint. 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 editor 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, Pierre Drolet, John Eaves, Sean Hargreaves, Greg Jein, "Mojo" Lebowitz, Mike Okuda, Andrew Probert, Mark Rademaker, Rick Sternbach, Sean Tourangeau, and "Meni" Tsirbas 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.
Bonus, Special and XL Editions, Shuttlecraft sets, resin dedication plaques, magazine binders, and hardcover reference books are available, separate from the fortnightly releases. Gift premiums were also provided 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. Anovos and ThinkGeek also distribute a number of releases from this partwork and its Discovery spin-off.
Standard Edition issues (UK) Edit
Standard Edition models commonly measure between four and six inches long and are released fortnightly.
|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
|138||USS Lantree NCC-1837
|139||Vaadwaur Assault Fighter
|115 mm||1:609 |
|90 mm||1:1000 |
|142||Promellian Battle Cruiser
|62 mm ø||1:33548 |
|150||USS Antares NCC-9844
|151||B'omar Patrol Ship
|152||USS Excelsior Prototype Mk I
|154||Klingon Rebel Transport
Confirmed upcoming Standard Edition issues Edit
|TBA||Son'a Battle Cruiser|
|TBA||Son'a Command Ship|
|TBA||USS Enterprise (Planet of the Titans) (version 1) |
|TBA||USS Excelsior study models|
|TBA||USS Melbourne NCC-62043|
|TBA||Vulcan Long Range Shuttle|
Bonus Edition issues Edit
Bonus Edition issues commonly feature registry variants and "extended canon" starship models, incorporating concept designs, model ships, ships seen only on background displays, and designs originating from comics, novels, video games (Star Trek Online), and Ships of the Line calendars.
The models are in the Standard Edition size range (about four to six inches long) and frequently debut at Eaglemoss' Hero Collector convention booths.
The first three Bonus Edition models feature Terran Empire paint schemes as seen in the mirror universe, and the first of these incorporates unique sculpted parts not found on the originating model. The fourth release, a convention exclusive, did not include a magazine.
|M1 (01)||ISS Enterprise
|M2 (02)||ISS Enterprise NX-01
|M3 (03)||ISS Defiant NX-74205
|(04)||N/A||SS Yorktown NCC-1717 
|(05)|| USS Titan (β) 
|(06)|| USS Aventine (β) 
|(07)||(USS) Enterprise NCC-1701-C Probert Concept Special Issue 
|140 mm||1:3750 |
|(08)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701 Phase II Concept
|129 mm||1:2338 |
|(09)||Klingon Bird-of-Prey Landed Position
|(10)||USS Defiant NCC-1764 Special Glow In The Dark Issue 
|(11)||USS Voyager Sternbach Concept Special Issue
|140 mm||1:2721 |
|(12)||USS Bonaventure NCC-1000 (β) Special Issue
|136 mm||1:1949 |
|(13)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-F (β) Federation Livery 
|(14)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-F (β) Star Trek Online Livery
|(15)||ISS Enterprise -D (β) Mirror Universe (β) Special Issue
Confirmed upcoming Bonus Edition 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 Edition issues Edit
Eaglemoss received licensing to release starships from Star Trek's alternate reality (officially known as the Kelvin Timeline since 2016) as Special Editions, alongside unique starships and space stations from Star Trek's prime reality.
Most Special Edition models are about six to eight inches long, and subscribers receive a small discount when they opt to purchase them as they premiere. The seventeenth release will include internal electronic lighting powered by LR41 button cell batteries.
Commencing in 2018, a number of these releases began to be retailed by Anovos as the "Star Trek Collectible Scale Starships" line.  ThinkGeek also began to promote and distribute these starships in early 2019.
|(SP1)||Deep Space 9 Special Issue
|152 mm ø|
93 mm h
|(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|
111 mm h
|(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)||Spacedock Special Issue
|139 mm ø|
200 mm h
|(SP16)||V'ger Special Issue
|220 mm||1:354545 |
|(SP17)||Planet Killer  Special Issue
|(SP18)||Scimitar Special Issue|
Confirmed upcoming Special Edition issue Edit
|TBA||Regula I Special Issue|
XL Edition issues Edit
A number of "significant" starships from the Star Trek universe have also been produced in a larger size than the Standard, Bonus and Special Editions. Released as XL Editions, these models generally measure between eight-and-a-half and twelve inches long.
Following the successful roll-out of the first three of these "Oversized" (or "Large Scale") issues to subscribers and retail, 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. 
Commencing in 2018, a number of these releases began to be retailed by Anovos as the "Star Trek Collectible XL Edition Starships" line. 
|(XL1)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701 Special Issue
|(XL2)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D Special Issue
|(XL3)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E Special Issue
|(XL4)||Enterprise NX-01 Special Issue
|(XL5)||USS Voyager NCC-74656 Special Issue
|(XL6)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A Special Issue
|(XL7)||USS Defiant NX-74205 Special Issue
|(XL8)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B Special Issue
|(XL9)||USS Reliant NCC-1864 Special Issue
|(XL10)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701-C Special Issue
|(XL11)||USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (DIS) Special Issue
|(XL12)||USS Thunderchild (Akira Class) Special Issue
|(XL13)||Klingon Bird-of-Prey Special Issue
|(XL14)||Starfleet Runabout (USS Orinoco) Special Issue
|(XL15)||USS Excelsior NCC-2000 Special Issue|
Shuttlecraft issues Edit
In January 2015, shuttlecraft issues were previewed to subscribers in Germany. Adding the "Premium" subscription option (for a small monthly fee) allowed the subscriber to receive a new shuttle every twenty issues. The first shuttle reached these subscribers in November 2015. Shuttlecraft issues are available only as four-packs in other markets. These ships may be offered as individual issues later and alternate deco (or registry) variants may be manufactured in the future, if further production runs occur. 
The shuttle models are smaller than the other releases and are made of metallic resin, include stands, and come individually packaged within the four-pack box. In total, four four-packs have been released.
An eight-page booklet (measuring 150 × 210 mm) that 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.
In October 2018, the project manager indicated that the company hopes to do at least twelve more Shuttlecraft issues (in three sets), encompassing Federation and non-Federation shuttles, probes and small spacecraft. The selection of ships for forthcoming sets has not been finalized but a fifth four-pack was confirmed for future release.
14/10/2015 (set 1)
|02||Shuttlecraft Type-6 (Goddard)
14/10/2015 (set 1)
|03||Shuttlecraft Type-10 (Chaffee)
14/10/2015 (set 1)
|04||Shuttlecraft Type-9 (Cochrane)
14/10/2015 (set 1)
|05||Executive Shuttle (SD-103)
16/02/2017 (set 2)
|06||Shuttlecraft Pod 1
16/02/2017 (set 2)
|07||Shuttlecraft Type-7 (Hawking)
16/02/2017 (set 2)
|08||Type 15 Shuttle (Aldrin)
16/02/2017 (set 2)
19/10/2017 (set 3)
|10||Shuttlecraft Type-11 (Enterprise-E)
19/10/2017 (set 3)
|11||Travel Pod (05)
19/10/2017 (set 3)
19/10/2017 (set 3)
|13||Transport Shuttlecraft (12091)
10/11/2018 (set 4)
|14||USS Enterprise Passenger Shuttle (2)
10/11/2018 (set 4)
|15||Med Evac Shuttle (43) 
10/11/2018 (set 4)
|16||USS Enterprise Warrant Shuttle
10/11/2018 (set 4)
Confirmed upcoming Shuttlecraft issues Edit
|TBA||Type 8 Shuttlecraft|
|TBA||Type 18 Shuttlepod|
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 Standard or Bonus Editions) 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 Standard Edition issues in new windowbox 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. This packaging style was later used for some releases in parts of Latin America.
Star Trek: Discovery The Official Starships CollectionEdit
Featuring starships from the Star Trek: Discovery series, Eaglemoss' Hero Collector brand 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 Special Editions from this collection. Larger XL Edition starship models are also slated for release in the series.
In late December 2018, an XL Edition model of the USS Enterprise (as it appeared in DIS) was released as part of the original Starships Collection, as is detailed above. A smaller (215 mm) version of the model was released in the DIS partwork in March 2019.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Build The USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D Edit
In February 2019, the company launched the Star Trek: The Next Generation Build The USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D, a new partwork featuring a seventy centimeter-long model of the USS Enterprise 1701-D.
Made from diecast metal and ABS and incorporating an electronic lighting kit, the model is constructed from individual issues that are released weekly. At present, the line is suspended in the UK after a limited retail release of two test issues. US subscriptions launched in March 2019.
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|
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 a "Platinum" subscription will receive a plaque every ten issues, for an additional ongoing fee.
In late 2018, the company indicated that a "few more" dedication plaques were being planned.
|(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.
A mass-market edition of the first volume, subtitled The Enterprises and Beyond, was published by Random House in October 2018. The second mass-market volume, subtitled The USS Voyager and Beyond, was republished in January 2019, and the third was re-released in April 2019. The fourth book is slated to debut in October 2019.
- Star Trek: Designing Starships Volume One
- Star Trek: Designing Starships Volume Two
- Star Trek: Designing Starships The Kelvin Timeline
- Star Trek: Discovery Designing Starships
Star Trek: Shipyards, subtitled The Encyclopedia of Star Trek Ships, is a mass-market hardcover reference book series that presents an in-universe chronological history of canon starships, and is published by Random House.
Volumes are principally comprised of starship articles produced for the two Starships Collection partworks, combined with new artwork, charts and articles. The series was 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 model of the USS Enterprise from (Standard Edition) issue 50 of the Starships Collection.  The second volume was published on 13 November 2018 , the third on 1 May 2019, and the fourth is scheduled for release on 19 November 2019.  .
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
- Star Trek: Shipyards - Federation Members
Illustrated Handbook seriesEdit
The first volume of the forthcoming Illustrated Handbook reference series is titled Star Trek: The Next Generation: The USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D Illustrated Handbook.
The hardcover book will comprehensively explore the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D starship and its history, technology and crew. The text will incorporate updated content from the Star Trek Fact Files  and one edition will include a starship model from the first (Standard Edition) issue of the Starships Collection. Both editions are slated to be published by Random House on 9 July 2019. 
The second volume will feature the USS Enterprise and USS Enterprise-A as they were seen in The Original Series and feature films.  A model of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A (from Standard Edition issue 72) will be available as part of a separate edition, and both are scheduled to debut in October 2019.
- Star Trek: The Next Generation: The USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D Illustrated Handbook
- Star Trek: The USS Enterprise NCC-1701 & 1701-A Illustrated Handbook
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).
Originally released as a "limited edition" exclusive in December 2014, a binder featuring an embossed gold cover logo  (left) was retailed for a brief period and was not reprinted later. The "Federation" binder (center), another "limited edition" release, later became available from company webshops on an ongoing basis.
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.
Starship models produced with the toolings and paint masks from the closed factory subsequently appeared in large-volume online auctions from Hong Kong. The two USS Enterprise-D models were later 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 feature paintwork that differs markedly from the 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 Standard Edition-sized starship models are produced in "box scale", designed to fit within a standardized box size. Boxes for almost all of these starships (the Standard, Bonus and Shuttlecraft issues) measure 168 × 127 × 51 mm.Smaller (and taller) boxes (measuring 123 × 101 × 80 mm) were supplied for Standard issues 10, 58, 94, 96, 109, 127, and 146. 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 Edition 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. There are no holes made in the models for the stands.
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), and 25 December 2017 (to 160).
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 seen in the 2018 "Star Trek" episode of the Netflix documentary series The Toys That Made Us. It was characterized as an accurately reproduced product line from a latter-day company that is specifically aimed at the adult 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. Only the 160 Standard Edition issues are available to Japan directly from De Agostini but other releases are imported by outside vendors.
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. The US webshop became available to the residents of Canada in November 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..
The US webshop became available to residents of Mexico in November 2018.