Star Trek Bonus Starships revealed from Hero Collector
After the unprecedented success of the U.S.S. Titan and U.S.S. Aventine, thousands of poll entries and extensive fan petitions, Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection are adding more rare bonus ships to the line from late 2018 through 2019. Scroll down for a first look at the beautifully rendered new range.
These Bonus issues sit outside of the main collection, and are not part of any subscription. They are only available online, through the Hero Collector shop, and through selected specialty comic retailers. These bonus issues feature ships from the mirror universe, as well as the extended canon (i.e.: the Novels, Video Games, Calendars), and unused concepts from the shows themselves.
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The upcoming releases include:
Rick Sternbach’s U.S.S. Voyager Concept
Famously, the design for Voyager was changed at the last minute after an initial study model had been made. We’ve worked with Rick to finalise the original design used for the study model, finally making it into a reality.
Klingon Bird-of-Prey (Landing Position)
The classic Klingon Bird-of-Prey has three different wing positons. The flight and attack positions have featured in the regular, this bonus showing the ship on the ground, completes the set.
U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-F
The next generation of Enterprise made its debut in Star Trek Online and is one of the most requested models. The Starships team have been working closely with the ship’s designer and the team at online to bring this Enterprise into being alongside its TV and movie counterparts.
The Bonaventure class, which made its debut in the 2006 Ships of the Line calendar, was designed to provide a bridge between the NX-class and later starship vessels and has established it as fan-favorite design, which has even been referenced in the novels.
Doug Drexler’s Voyager Concept (U.S.S. Altair)
When Star Trek: Voyager was in development, several members of the art department worked on possible concepts for the ship. Doug Drexler worked with Mike Okuda to create a flying-V design which he also put forward as a possible design for the NX-01. The design eventually became the U.S.S. Altair which made its debut in the 2007 Ships of the Line calendar.
Assimilated U.S.S. Voyager
When Voyager took on the deadly Species 8472 Captain Janeway was forced to work with the Borg and modified the ship by allowing it to be partially assimilated with Borg technology that made it a match for Species 8472’s bioships.
These ships will begin to become available later this yearr and we’ll share the first images of the fully painted models as soon as we can. Keep an eye out for more information, photos and in-depth features on the ship closer here.