Wednesday, December 16, 2015

EMvTW 51: Hirogen Hunter

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[Editor's Note (June 2016): This will mark my second re-write of this article.  Now that I've written over 50 of these Eaglemoss vs. The World articles, I feel like I've developed a certain style and flow to the articles and I wanted to make all of them have that same feel across the series.  Consider this the REFIT version of the original article.]

Next up in my Eaglemoss vs. The World series of articles is Issue #51, the Hirogen Hunter or warship.


Only one manufacturer has made this ship so this will be one of those really short articles.

EMvTW 50: USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (Constitution class)

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[Editor's Note (June 2016): This will mark my second re-write of this article.  Now that I've written over 50 of these Eaglemoss vs. The World articles, I feel like I've developed a certain style and flow to the articles and I wanted to make all of them have that same feel across the series.  Consider this the REFIT version of the original article.]

Welcome to article #50 of my Eaglemoss vs. The World series.  This one marks a milestone for my Eaglemoss Collection as it means that I now have all of the classifications that the enterprise came in.  Yes, I know that there are still some to come, like the Enterprise J, the NX Refit and possibly the Enterprise A as well, but it still is quite impressive when you look at all of the Eaglemoss Enterprises lined up.


It gives me a sense of accomplishment looking at that picture.  Also, after writing this article, I will have written 50 articles reviewing the Eaglemoss standard line of ships, three articles about thier special editions, and two articles about thier bonus items, and one article about a special collection item.  That's a lot of "reviews".


As of now, my TOS Enterprise collection consists of and Eaglemoss, a Hot Wheels, a 2006 Hallmark ornament, a Furuta and two MicroMachines models.

EMvTW Extra 01 - Shuttlecraft Collection

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[Editor's Note (June 2016): This will mark my second re-write of this article.  Now that I've written over 50 of these Eaglemoss vs. The World articles, I feel like I've developed a certain style and flow to the articles and I wanted to make all of them have that same feel across the series.  Consider this the REFIT version of the original article.]

Here comes one of my longest "Eaglemoss vs. The World" articles to date.  I was recently able to get my hands on Eaglemoss' Shuttlecraft collection.


Normally I don't order stuff directly from Eaglemoss because they have a tendency to advertise stuff they they don't even have in stock.  And after you order it, I've heard horror tales about waiting one or more months to get your items.  As was the case with this set, I did get a notice AFTER they got my money that the shuttlecraft were on backorder.  But surprisingly, they came about two weeks later so I think I fared rather well.

Editor's Note (June 2016): When I bought my set directly from Eaglemoss, I paid $75 plus shipping for the set.  When I looked up the pricing for this article's re-write, I see that Eaglemoss now wants $100 plus shipping and I've seen the entire set on eBay for around $100 with shipping included.  This will become relevent later on in this article when I start giving my thoughts and recommendations.

Friday, December 11, 2015

EMvTW 49: ECS Fortunate (Y class)

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[Editor's Note (June 2016): This will mark my second re-write of this article.  Now that I've written over 50 of these Eaglemoss vs. The World articles, I feel like I've developed a certain style and flow to the articles and I wanted to make all of them have that same feel across the series.  Consider this the REFIT version of the original article.]

My next article in the Eaglemoss vs. The World series is on the ECS Fortunate, a Y Class freighter from the 22nd century.  This will be yet another short article as I really don't have anything else to compare it too.


If you follow my articles, then I'll sound like a broken record, but Eaglemoss has really been a game changer when it comes to pre-built and pre-painted models of Star Trek ships.  The two new ships a month has completely buried Hallmark's selection and has far surpassed Furuta's deceased collection.

EMvTW 48: USS Voyager NCC-74656 (Intrepid class, with ablative hull armor)

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[Editor's Note (June 2016): This will mark my second re-write of this article.  Now that I've written over 50 of these Eaglemoss vs. The World articles, I feel like I've developed a certain style and flow to the articles and I wanted to make all of them have that same feel across the series.  Consider this the REFIT version of the original article.]

Issue 48 of my Eaglemoss vs. The World series will be a pretty short one considering this is a one of a kind model that no one else has done in a small scale version.  The ablative armored USS Voyager that appears in Star Trek: Voyager's final episode does make for a rather unique addition to your Eaglemoss fleet, especially if you already have their Issue # 6 version of the USS Voyager.