October 22, 2020

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Hero Collector Unveils New line of Starships and Books

During their NYCC20 panel yesterday, Hero Collector unveiled new lines for Star Trek: The Official Starships collection and a series of new books.

During the New York Comic Con Metaverse virtual panels, head of Hero Collector Ben Robinson and Chris Thompson, Global Brand Manager shared upcoming additions to the hugely popular Starships collection which includes some new XL models and a new line of models based on Star Trek: Picard and the upcoming Strange New Worlds. The first models being announced from the Star Trek: Picard line will be the ‘La Sirena’ and the ‘USS Zheng-He’, the vessel captained by William T Riker at the end of season 1. 

If this wasn’t enough, we were also gifted by the news that Hero Collector will expanding their Illustrated Handbook and Shipyard series of books as well as having a few extra treats in store for fans of the printed word!

We have gathered together the new Star Trek related additions below; however you can also re-watch the panel and all the reveals, which also includes collection details for other brands by clicking HERE

Starship Collection

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D Starship (18K Gold Plated XL Edition)

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D Starship (18K Gold Plated XL Edition) recreates the U.S.S. Enterprise in a shiny gold colour and will stand out in you Star Trek Starships Collection. It was sculpted using references from CBS Studios’ own archives of designs, physical and CG models.

Available to pre order

Star Trek Starships Shuttlecraft Set 7

This collection includes:

  • Captain’s Yacht for the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D, which is docked beneath its saucer section
  • “Spacematic”.The scout vessel of rogue trader Cyrano Jones
  • Cargo Shuttle Type 9A, which made its debut in the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual
  • Docking Shuttle. A Federation auxiliary craft in service during the 24th century

Available to pre-order

Klingon Batlh Class Starship

Klingon Batlh-Class Starship is an escort vessel in service to various Great Houses of the Klingon Empire. The Federation first encountered these starships at the Battle of the Binary Stars when U.S.S. Shenzhou was attacked by representatives of 24 Klingon Great houses.

Available for pre order

U.S.S. Enterprise (Star Trek 2009) XL Starship

This giant-size starship model captures the U.S.S. Enterprise, as seen in Star Trek’s 2009 return to the big screen! J.J. Abrams’ blockbuster hit updated everything in the Star Trek franchise – including Matt Jefferies’ classic design for the Starship Enterprise!

Join the pre-order waiting list

Section 31 Medium Starship

Section 31 Medium Starship was a smaller two-nacelled interceptor-ships that were marked as “classified” in the Federation Database. The rogue artificial intelligence Control used these vessels to attack the U.S.S. Discovery and Enterprise near the planet Xahea. 

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Son’a Collector Starship XL

The Son’a Metaphasic Collector – also called “The Injector” – is a massive vessel built by a narcissistic species of interstellar nomads and raiders. The Son’a collector starship would launch an injector assembly designed to cause a chain reaction in the planet’s rings, allowing the ship’s “wings” to harvest the metaphasic radiation that would emanate from them. Fortunately, Captain Jean-Luc Picard was able to beam aboard and activate the ship’s self-destruct sequence.

Available for pre-order

U.S.S. Pathfinder NCC-97600 Starship

U.S.S. Pathfinder NCC-97600 Starship is a long range science vessel that uses updated 25th-century technology. As a part of Operation Delta Rising, Starfleet began developing a new generation of science vessels. Inspired by the Intrepid-class of the late 24th century, this new class of ship would combine robust scientific equipment, impressive speed and extended mission endurance.

Available now:

Jem’Hadar Vanguard Carrier

Celebrated the 25th anniversary of STAR TREK: Deep Space Nine with Star Trek Online! Jem’Hadar Vanguard Carrier was the largest of the ships in the new fleet that was introduced with DS9-themed expansion titled “Victory is Life”. The Vanguard-Class Jem’Hadar Carrier acts as a mobile assault base for the launch and repair of its accompanying fleet, with a long dorsal flight deck from which two wings of gunboats can be launched.

Available for Pre-order


Books

Star Trek Shipyards: The Delta Quadrant Vol. 2 – Ledosian to Zahl by Ian Chaddock

STAR TREK SHIPYARDS: THE DELTA QUADRANT: Ledosian to Zahl is the second of two volumes that profile the ships from STAR TREK: VOYAGER.

This volume profiles more than 50 ships that Voyager encountered in the Delta Quadrant, among them the Lokirrim Warship, the Species 8472 Bioship, and the Vidiian Warships.

With technical overviews and operational histories, the ships are illustrated with CG artwork, created using the original VFX models made for the STAR TREK: VOYAGER TV series.

With previously unseen artwork, the two official volumes form the most comprehensive account of ships from STAR TREK: VOYAGER ever produced.

Available for pre-order

Star Trek Shipyards: The Borg and the Delta Quadrant Vol. 1 – Akritirian to Krenim by Ian Chaddock

Featuring ships of the Borg and vessels of the Delta Quadrant, the first of two companion volumes of ships from STAR TREK: VOYAGER.

This volume begins with the ships operated by STAR TREK’s greatest villains: the Borg, including the Borg Cube and Sphere, the Borg Queen’s Ship, the Renegade Borg Vessel and the Borg Tactical Cube. From there, it profiles more than thirty-five ships operated by the species Voyager encountered in the Delta Quadrant, featuring ships from A – Akritirian to K – Krenim.

With technical overviews and operational histories, the ships are illustrated with CG artwork – including original VFX models made for the show.

After you read this, be sure to check out the companion volume – THE DELTA QUADRANT: Ledosian to Zahl, which profiles more than 50 ships of the Delta Quadrant species, among them the Lokirrim Warship, the Species 8472 Bioship, and the Vidiian Warships.

Available for pre-order

 

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Illustrated Handbook by Ben Robinson

Fourth in the series of STAR TREK ILLUSTRATED HANDBOOKS, this guide takes an in-depth look at the space station Deep Space 9 and the starship U.S.S. Defiant.

Exploring the former Cardassian space station in detail, this volume looks at Deep Space 9’s history and operation under the command of Captain Benjamin Sisko of the United Federation of Planets. The chapters feature the station, the warship the U.S.S. Defiant, and the small, multi-purpose runabouts used as transport by the crew. With technical information from official sources, annotated exterior views and isometric illustrations of key locations, this handbook provides an extraordinary reference guide to 24th century Federation life on the diplomatic outpost.

With technical information from official sources, annotated exterior views and isometric illustrations of key locations, this volume provides an extraordinary reference guide to 24th century Federation life on the diplomatic outpost.

Available for pre-order

Star Trek Cocktails: A Stellar Compendium by Glenn Dakin

Set your taste-buds to stunned! These Cosmic recipes will take you where no one has gone before. They’re cocktails, Jim, but not as you know them….

The perfect holiday gift for the Star Trek fan in your life!

Have you ever longed for a taste of Romulan Ale? Or pined for the mellowing effect of Dr McCoy’s Mint Julep? Perhaps a Fuzzy Tribble would get you purring? Or a soothing sip of Captain Picard’s Earl Grey Martini? This voyage into the future of stylish drinking is a must for all Star Trek – and cocktail – fans. With a galaxy of illustrations, and a witty garnish of quotations, this book will help you celebrate your favorite show.

Mix the classic cocktails served on Starfleet starships throughout the Federation! Picard, Kirk, McCoy, Scotty, Quark, and more – try out each crew member’s favorite!

Available for pre-order

Star Trek Voyager: A Celebration by Ben Robinson

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the TV series in 2020! Everything you want to know about Captain Kathryn Janeway’s Starship Voyager and crew.

STAR TREK: VOYAGER first appeared on TV on 16 January 1995, running for 172 episodes over seven seasons. Charting the adventures of the 24th Century Starfleet Vessel U.S.S. Voyager, this multi award-winning series followed the starship and its crew to the distant side of the galaxy. Celebrating 25 years since its first broadcast episode, this book explores the very best of STAR TREK: VOYAGER, with chapters looking at the greatest episodes, alien characters, visual effects, hair and makeup, costumes and guest stars. Plus the actors talk of their memories of the show, and recall their personal highlights over its six-and-a-half year run

Available for pre-order

Mr Spock’s Little Book of Mindfulness: How to Survive in an Illogical World by Glenn Dakin

In a universe that seems to have gone mad, we turn to mindfulness to restore sanity. And who better to teach us wisdom than Mr. Spock, that beacon of calm, rational thought. With quotes from STAR TREK and timely insights about modern life this book will be your guide. When humanity has lost its way, it takes a Vulcan to raise an eyebrow at our folly and lead us towards the truth. After all, it’s only logical …

Available for pre-order


Sources: NYCC 2020 Hero Collector Panel. Product details sourced from Eaglemoss/Hero Collector shop and Amazon UK


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