There’s a bit of good news for fans and collectors who were hoping to add the ships of Stargate to their shelves. The last remaining stock from the now defunct Eaglemoss is going up for sale — and it includes a few precious Stargate ships.
Last week Master Replicas launched its retail Web site, where it is selling off the remaining stock of ship models from Eaglemoss’s Hero Collector line. New items are being added in a 2-week rotation, with Wave 2 hitting the shop on Friday, April 7. This will be the first and likely only wave to include Stargate models, former Eaglemoss employee Ben Robinson told GateWorld — and there aren’t very many left.
Available ships this weekend will include the Ha’tak-class Goa’uld mothership and the Goa’uld Death Glider. The first in the series, the U.S.S. Daedalus, sold so well when it debuted in late 2021 that no remaining stock has been found in the warehouse (so far).
“There is very limited stock of both the mothership and the Death Glider,” Robinson said. “At the moment I don’t think we have found any Daedaluses. It’s possible that that’s not definitive: there are still boxes that say they are one thing and turn out to be something else. So who knows.”
Robinson managed the Hero Collector line throughout its decade-long lifespan, as Eaglemoss’s Director of Licensed Products. Today he is working with Master Replicas to get the rest of the models into the hands of fans.
The Goa’uld mothership measures approximately 6.9 inches in diameter and 3 inches tall (excluding the display base). The Death Glider boasts a 7.8-inch (20-centimetre) wingspan, and is 4.2 inches long and 2.5 inches tall. Both are made of ABS plastic and die-cast metal. (We got a close-up look at both ships in this unboxing video.)
Master Replicas will ship orders worldwide, though the international shipping option here is going to be “the cheapest, not the fastest.”
Master Replicas states that the April 7 wave will also include some Enterprise models, rare ships from JJ Abrams’ Kelvin movies, Doctor Who figurines, and items from the Battlestar Galactica and Alien universes.
These items will be available until April 21, or when they sell out. And with the limited number of Stargate ships remaining in stock, the two Goa’uld ships are expected to sell out — so fans should be ready to move quickly. Prices will vary from item to item, but should be close to Eaglemoss’s original asking prices (which were around $60 USD).
Eaglemoss was founded in 1975 in the United Kingdom, and merged with publisher merged with GE Fabbri in 2011. Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection started as a subscription partworks project in 2012 and combined the best of both companies, selling a collectible magazine and ABS and die-cast metal ship with each fortnightly issue. They also published several reference books for Star Trek.
Eaglemoss produced more than 400(!) ships from across the Star Trek franchise for the Hero Collector series, and in subsequent years the company expanded to other science fiction properties — including The Expanse, Doctor Who, Stargate, and The Orville.
The company had only recently acquired the Stargate license from MGM, in 2020, and produced three models before suddenly ceasing operations in July 2022. Robinson said that the Stargate ships sold very well for the company, and several more were in development — ten or so at various stages of planning, from a list of around 30 models in total.
Master Replicas owner Heathside Trading Ltd. acquired Eaglemoss’s remaining stock after the company went into administration in the U.K. (similar to Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the United States). The company has signed new agreements to continue the authorized distribution of the licensed merchandise.
Robinson is bullish on the possibility that a new licensee might pick up the Stargate line, and other licenses for model ships, and resume manufacturing of both the existing models and unreleased products. That’s because Eaglemoss’s financial problems were not the result of poor sales or low demand in the marketplace.
“Stargate was going very well,” he said. “It was very successful. … I think there’s every reason to think that in a year or so’s time there will be more new stuff.”
In our full conversation Robinson also revealed the ships that were coming off the line next — beginning with the F-302, which Robinson said was “pretty much done.” He also speaks to why he thinks the company failed, and his optimism toward a new manufacturer picking up where Eaglemoss left off. We’ll bring that conversation to you in the coming days, so keep it locked on GateWorld for more!
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Are you planning to pick up either of the Stargate models when they go on sale next week? Do you have any already? Let us know in the comments!