On August 5th, Eaglemoss officially entered Administration in the UK, which is similar to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.
Eaglemoss has been one of the most prolific creators of Star Trek merchandise, especially its line of subscription programs that offer subscribers the opportunity to build their own ships. As previously reported, the company ceased all sales and shipments of products back in July, leaving subscribers like those with the “Build the U.S.S. Enterprise-D” program with partially built ships after spending hundreds of dollars.
Trekmovie spoke with Eaglemoss’ former Director of Licensed Products, Ben Robinson,who offered some hope that another company might choose to acquire the collections or the licensing to continue production of the projects. That would give those with unfinished ships the chance to complete them.
CBS will play a large role in completing the collection from Eaglemoss.
According to Robinson, CBS could possibly go to another company and offer to work with it to complete the collection. That company would then pick up the reins from Eaglemoss and ship out the remaining parts to subscribers.
Robinson said CBS agrees that the subscribers for the “Build The Enterprise-D” program needs to be the priority. The project was nearing completion with a total of 31 planned shipments. Some earlier subscribers have already received 25 shipments, and that building project along with other building subscriptions from other licenses were among the most profitable programs for Eaglemoss. This could definitely be attractive to other companies, according to Robinson.
"There are a number of companies who specialize in this kind of thing. And I have reason to believe that several of them are interested in carrying on with the project."
For now, those with partially constructed ships will have to wait, but subscribers should follow Ben Robinson on Twitter for updates as he posted that the build-ups are the priority.