Stargate fans have been asking for official models from the sci-fi universe for years now, and MGM and London-based Eaglemoss have finally delivered.
Today Eaglemoss’s “Hero Collector” line announced the first entry in the ongoing “Stargate: The Official Ships Collection.” The first collectable ship model will be the U.S.S. Daedalus, available today for pre-order at Eaglemoss.com.
The model comes with an opening price of $54.95 (USD), and is expected to be delivered on November 30.
Hero Collector is anticipating a new release in the series about once per quarter — assuming that customer response is positive.
The Daedalus model is 8.8 inches long, hand-painted and made of die-cast metal and ABS plastic. The show-accurate model includes fine details such as the ship’s hanger bays, railgun batteries, deep space sensor array, tactical warheads, maneuvering sub-engines, and a bay of fighter-interceptors. It comes with a detachable display stand.
On Stargate the vessel was the first of Earth’s BC-304 deep space carrier fleet, more advanced and sleeker in design than its predecessor Prometheus. The ship combined human an alien tech, including Asgard transporters as well as a hyperdrive that allows it to travel between galaxies. The ship was originally armed with powerful, man-made railguns, before eventually being upgraded to utilize Asgard energy shields and beam weapons.
The Daedalus made its first appearance in the Stargate Atlantis second season premiere, “The Siege, Part 3.” After rescuing the city of the Ancients from a Wraith assault, the ship — under the command of Colonel Steven Caldwell (Mitch Pileggi) — continued to play a key support role for the Atlantis base.
We don’t know yet if Hero Collector will follow up with additional ships in the BC-304 line, or if they’ll first turn to other Stargate favorites — like the Goa’uld Ha’tak vessel, Asgard warships, the F-302 interceptor, and Destiny. On the television series Daedalus was followed off the line by the Odyssey, Korolev, Apollo, Sun Tzu, and the U.S.S. George Hammond. These models would be more or less identical — though the fact that Eaglemoss designers have included the marking “Daedalus 02” on this first model suggests that more in the deep space carrier line could be forthcoming.
That marking does appear on the ship in the television series:
Hero Collector says that future entries in the Stargate Official Ships Collection will span all three television series, meaning that just about everything — human and alien ships alike — is on the table. The company suggests that fans should keep an eye out for upcoming ship reveals — as well as “special additions to the Stargate collection.” So even though they aren’t ships, we’re hoping that Hero Collector quickly makes the Milky Way, Pegasus, and Destiny Stargates themselves.
Keep it locked on GateWorld for more on the new Stargate Ships Collection in the weeks ahead!
Will you be picking up the Daedalus model? What ships or other models do you want to see next? Leave a comment below!
GateWorld earns a commission on purchases made through our affiliate links. Thank you for supporting independent fan journalism!