Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Star Trek: Beyond (2106) DVD Bonus Ships

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The lesson I learned during my "research" for this article is that promotional pictures don't give you a very good idea of what you are actually getting.

The release of Star Trek: Beyond to DVD is heralding in some neat little extras when you purchase your copy through certain select sources.



I'm not going to get into the movie that much other than to say that I liked it.  I have not been a big fan of the NuTrek series, however, of the three movies that have come and gone, this one is by far the best of them.

That being said, I really liked the fact that it was possible to get one's hands on some models of ships from the movie through those select deals.  Like a good reviewer, I went ahead and purchased those two DVD sets just for the ships and I can now give you an honest review of them and hopefully help you make a wise purchasing choice.

Monday, November 7, 2016

LootCrate: July 2016 Bonus Ship: Planet Express Ship

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This blog is about sharing models and toys from my collection and in some cases doing a review.  A co-worker of mine is a subscriber to LootCrate.  LootCrate is a monthly subscription that costs around $14 (plus shipping) a month and they will send you a box full of stuff.  Each month has a theme, for example, October was horror month and the items in the box revolved around the horror genre.

July 2016's theme was "Futuristic" and of course, the items were sci-fi related.  When she pulled the following item out of her LootCrate, I seriously began to drool...


Apparently, the people over at Quantum Mechanix (QMX) made a model for the members of this "club" and that model is Bessie, the Planet Express Delivery Ship from the hit TV series, Futurama.

EMvTW 73: Renegade Borg Ship (Type 3)

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And we now move on to the last one of the month from me, the Renegade Borg Ship, or as Starfleet calls it, a Borg Type 3.  We meet this ship in a Star Trek: The Next Generation's tewo part episode titled "Descent".


Eaglemoss brings us it's third Borg vessel in the regular subscription line-up, and it's fourth Borg ship if you count the massive subscriber gift cube.


I thinned out my collection a tiny bit and stored away a bunch of duplicate models as my Borg shelf was getting a bit crowded.  I like the new look a lot.

Friday, November 4, 2016

EMvTW 72: USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A (Constitution Class Refit)

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This is one of those reviews that is going to deviate greatly from my normal flow of things.  And here is the reason...

After Eaglemoss collectors bashed Issue #2 on the internet, Ben Robinson, the guy who heads up the design team for the Eaglemoss ships, voiced his disappointment in that model as well.  He promised us that one day, we would see an improved version.

Left: Issue #02              Right: Issue #72

And this is supposed to be that improvement.  Honestly, instead of rehashing a bunch of stuff that I have already reviewed, it would be in my reader's best interest, to go back and read my original article EMvTW 02 - USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (and -A) (Constitution Class Refit) and then continue on with this article.

I was not one of those disappointed collectors that I spoke of.  In fact, the Eaglemoss model got my recommendation above all the others that I reviewed.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

EMvTW 71: Goroth's Klingon Transport (Hunting Vessel)

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I have decided to stop calling them Eaglemoss vs. The World reviews as we have in essence run out of other larger scale pre-built and pre-painted models to compare with.  As far as I can see, the only real comparrison from here on out will be the Eaglemoss Special with the Hallmark version of the USS Franklin due out next year.

So, let us move on with the next Eaglemoss review, Goroth's Klingon Hunting Ship as seen in Star Trek: Enterprise.


EMvTW 70: Voth City Ship

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Next up in my Eaglemoss reviews is the Voth City Ship.


Eaglemoss yet again delivers us another one of a kind with this model as well as completing the collection of Voth ships for us.  Not to long ago, in Issue #62, they brought us the Voth Research Vessel (Read my review at THIS LINK), so now, you can have them both in your collection.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

EMvTW 69: Breen Warship

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Next up for my Eaglemoss vs. The World reviews is the Breen Warship as seen in the battles on Deep Space Nine.


Once again, this will be a relatively short article as Eaglemoss is currently the only manufacturer of a pre-built and pre-painted model of this size.

EMvTW 68: Federation Attack Fighter (Peregrine Class Fighter)

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October brought with it some extra candy for my collection and I was able to add 6 new Eaglemoss ships to it.  The first of these ships that we will look at is the Federation Attack Fighter.


I only have one manufacturer's version of this model so this will be a relatively short review.