For some, Comic-Con in San Diego is the end all be all of their summer fun. For others, their fandom reaches a level at which they have been given their own name by the general population. In short, Comic-Con doesn't even come close for Trekkies. We are, of course, talking about the annual Star Trek Las Vegas Convention. Our good friends at Eaglemoss Hero Collector have released to us their 2018 Las Vegas details. This includes their location, upcoming releases, and all the important convention exclusives! Check out the press release below. We love their work here at AFJ. In fact, we spent a whole Facebook Live reviewing their Starships (Seen HERE). Now we just need that USS Reliant! #LiveLongandProsper #AFJ4LIFE
Press Release: Returning to The Entertainment Capital of the WorldTM for one of the biggest annual events in the Star Trek universe, Eaglemoss Hero Collector, designers, manufacturers and publishers of high-quality collectibles from across the many worlds of pop culture, is all set to take the 2018 Star Trek Las Vegas Convention by storm.
Fans in attendance will be able to start or add to their collections at special prices – as well as purchase truly out-of-this-world gifts – beginning Preview Night, Tuesday, July 31st, through Sunday, August 5th, at the Rio Suites Hotel. They’ll also be among the first to get a look at some of Eaglemoss’ most exciting new releases.
Celebrating the tremendous success of Season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery and gearing up for the launch of Season 2, Eaglemoss will unveil and offer for sale for the first time anywhere the limited edition U.S.S. Glenn NCC-1030 variant from the Star Trek: Discovery Official Starships Collection. The sister ship to the Crossfield-class U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031,
Like all ships in the collection, this larger scale model is made of die-cast metal and ABS materials, then hand painted with reference to the actual CG models used in production. Strictly limited to only 500 ships worldwide, each comes with a collector’s magazine, display stand and numbered certificate of authenticity.
Two additional and soon-to-be released ships from the collection will also be on display – the U.S.S. Europa NCC-1648 and one of the few Vulcan designs seen in the series so far, the Vulcan Cruiser.
Eaglemoss’ popular line of Star Trek Starships XL Editions continues to grow and fans at the event will be among the first to get their hands on the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A and the U.S.S. Defiant NX- 74205, Starfleet’s first true warship. On display, but not yet available for purchase, will be the next pair of XL Editions due to be released in Q4 of 2018 – the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B, as seen in Star Trek: Generations, and the Miranda-class U.S.S. Reliant.
Visitors will also get a first look at two new Bonus ships from the original Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection - Rick Sternbach’s U.S.S. Voyager Concept (the original, but unused design of the ship) and the Klingon Bird-of-Prey (Landing Position).
Rounding out Eaglemoss’ Star Trek presence in Las Vegas will be the all-new line of Official Star Trek Collector’s Busts. This eagerly anticipated collection features the iconic captains of Starfleet and other memorable characters from over 50 years of Star Trek TV and movie history, capturing them in impressive detail with highly accurate likenesses, uniforms and props. These hand-painted polyresin busts are 4.5 to 6” tall, come complete with a fact-filled magazine, and form an essential addition to any Star Trek collection. On display in Las Vegas will be four fan favorites – Captain James T. Kirk, Science Officer Spock, Lt. Commander Worf and Lt. Commander Data.
If you’re a serious collector, Eaglemoss is offering extra incentive to sign up for one or more of their popular Star Trek subscription programs, regardless of whether or not you’re at the show. Fans who subscribe online to the Star Trek: Discovery Official Starships Collection during the convention will receive their first ship, the U.S.S. Shenzhou, plus a commemorative lapel pin for only $9.95 with free shipping. If you sign up for the original Star Trek Official Starships Collection, you’ll receive three fan favorite starships, including the beloved U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D, for $9.95 with free shipping.
Throughout the convention, any fan who stops by the Eaglemoss booth can also instantly enter to win one of 500 incredible prizes in the annual “Summer of Trek” Sweepstakes – including the Grand Prize of an ultimate voyage for two aboard Star Trek: The Cruise III.
Eaglemoss will be at Booth #TK in the Rio Suites Hotel July 31-August 4, 2018.