Eaglemoss Ltd. through their Hero Collector brand has been one of the most active and prolific Star Trek licensees over the last decade, releasing a steady stream of Star Trek die-cast models as well as other products including figures, busts, and even books. The company’s offerings went well beyond Star Trek, with products tied to Doctor Who, James Bond, Alien, and many other franchises. However, that all came to a halt in July when the UK-based company stopped all sales and shipments of products, with reports that the company was in financial trouble, leaving their regular customers in the dark about the future of their collections.
TrekMovie has attempted to get more clarity from Eaglemoss, however, there have been no official statements or responses to inquiries. The only sort of official communication was via Eaglemoss’ affiliate program partners informing those signed up to the affiliate program that the company’s sales site was down, and a later update stated all affiliate sales were on “hold.” However, we were able to get some clarity on what is going on and a sense of where things might go from Ben Robinson, Eaglemoss’ (now former) Director of Licensed Products.
Robinson confirmed that on Friday, August 5th Eaglemoss officially entered Administration in the UK. Similar to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the USA, the Administration process involves an outside administrator who takes over the company when it is unable to pay off its debts and obligations. So as of last Friday, Robinson and other remaining members of the staff were made redundant. Robinson has always been an active advocate of the Star Trek and other lines for Eaglemoss and he has chosen to speak out because he feels the company has fallen short on communicating the situation to customers, calling it “unwise and unhelpful,” although he says he does expect there to be some official communications coming from the company, hopefully soon.
Robinson’s history with Star Trek goes back to the late ’90s as the editor of Star Trek Fact Files for GE Fabbri, which was later purchased by Eaglemoss in 2011. At the time Robinson had been developing starship models for GE Fabbri, later launched by Eaglemoss as their Star Trek Starships Collection. Since 2012 Eaglemoss released around 400 different Star Trek die-cast models of various sizes, which came under their new Hero Collector brand in 2015. Over the last decade, he has been the driving force in Eaglemoss behind an expanding portfolio of licensed products, including the last year’s launch of the ambitious “Build the Enterprise-D” subscription program.
According to Robinson, there had been attempts in recent months to sell all, or parts of, the company but those attempts fell through, leading to Eaglemoss entering administration. Robinson is clear that he was only an employee of the privately-held company, and not privy to all the financial details behind and reasoning behind entering administration. However, his personal opinion is that Eaglemoss was a victim of its own ambition:
The company went for a very aggressive growth plan and wasn’t able to sustain it and toppled over… Basically what happens is you invest in more stock than you can sell. So you tie your money up in stock, you don’t then have enough cash to function and then things go wrong.
Restarting the ‘Build The Enterprise-D’ program is a priority
While Robinson believes that Eaglemoss as a company will not be back, he does see hope for some of the popular product lines to continue. He tells TrekMovie:
Eaglemoss is over, but that doesn’t mean that the individual collections or individual projects don’t have a future… Theoretically, another company could come in and take over any of the collections or any of the licenses… Even though the [Eaglemoss] wasn’t able to sustain it and toppled over, that doesn’t mean that the individual projects are not profitable. And it doesn’t mean that somebody else wouldn’t be interested in picking them up.
Perhaps the biggest short-term concern is the aforementioned “Build the Enterprise-D” program where subscribers would get monthly deliveries of parts to build 2-foot long ship model complete with lights and electronics. When Eaglemoss ceased operations the project was still ongoing, leaving subscribers with only partially built ships. This means customers had spent hundreds of dollars and months of time building a model that will not be completed unless someone takes over the program.
Robinson confirmed that the demise of Eaglemoss caught Star Trek licensor Paramount/CBS by surprise, and they have been working behind the scenes to find a way forward, especially for those specific subscribers. Robinson tells TrekMovie:
The Build the Enterprise-D is the obvious one we are concerned about… Theoretically, CBS can go to another company and say “We will work with you to complete this collection.” And that company could then supply the remaining parts to all the subscribers and could continue to recruit new people… The first priority is the people who are left with an incomplete model, and CBS completely agree what we must try to do is sort them out first.
The “Build The Enterprise-D” project was actually closing in on completion with a total of 31 planned shipments for a completed model, and some of the earliest subscribers already had received 25 shipments. Without getting into details about any negotiations or plans, Robinson is optimistic some kind of deal can be made, saying:
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.
Robinson confirmed that the “Build The Enterprise-D,” along with other “build” subscriptions from other licenses, were some of the most profitable for Eaglemoss, and therefore should be attractive for another company to pick up saying “there are reasons to think that will happen.”
Some hope for more starships (and books)
Robinson also pointed out that other popular Hero Collector product lines could also have a future with another entity, notably the extensive collection of Star Trek die-cast models:
The second priority [after restarting Build The Enterprise-D] is to show that there is a level of interest in making new ships and making more of the ones that have already been done, or the best ones at least. And giving people a chance to buy those to complete their collections or to extend their collections.
In the shorter term, making what is currently in stock available to buy again looks like the easiest step, with Robinson telling TrekMovie:
When it comes to the Starships Collection, there is still a certain amount of stock of those that was stuck in warehouses… And there is a very good chance that that all the stock of the existing ships will be released. And people will see it cropping up in different retailers… That’s for all the stuff that has already been made, some of which hasn’t been released, but everything that’s been made and manufactured and is sitting in a warehouse somewhere, there is a very good chance that somebody will be able to buy that.
And Robinson is working on finding a way forward for the collection to continue to grow, explaining:
There’s the possibility of someone wanting to make new ships, like the Protostar (from Prodigy) or the Stargazer (Picard) or whatever. And there’s a real possibility that that will happen, but that is something that is going to need some effort. And one of the things I’m trying to do with my life is to find someone who would be interested in making new model spaceships. If someone can arrive at the right arrangement CBS, and CBS are very keen that the line should continue, there is every reason to think that that there will be opportunities to manufacture more of the stuff that’s already been done.
And even with everything that has happened, Robinson remains optimistic, telling TrekMovie:
I feel quite hopeful. I can’t make anybody any promises. There are no guarantees at this stage. What I can tell people is that this has been a very successful line, that it has made money for people. I am not privy to all the information, but I believe [ship models] is not why Eaglemoss went bankrupt… There are lots of reasons to think that somebody else will be interested in the same business. I know that there have been some conversations.
Hero Collector has also been publishing a series of non-fiction books including a number of Star Trek books on the various series and of course on various ships, with Robinson as the author or co-author of many of them. And he says he is “optimistic” saying sales have been good and he feels a solution will be found to publish at least the upcoming titles that have already been announced, noting “I know that there are people who will be interested in publishing those books.”
It may take some effort
Robinson acknowledged that some of the other Hero Collector product lines including busts and figurines are less likely to see a revival, however, admitting there is a “much better argument” for products that have already been designed and tooled for manufacturing and finding a new life with a new entity. He also acknowledged that there are significant legal and financial issues to resolve between the company, its creditors, and the licensor before product lines can move forward with another party.
Robinson thinks in the end it may take some grassroots efforts from the community to help make this happen, saying:
In order to persuade a company, that this is a worthwhile effort, I think we need to sort of drum up some kind of support. We need to be able to demonstrate to people that there is a market for these things… So I haven’t quite worked out how we can do this, but people can follow me on Twitter and keep an eye out for various things we can do to demonstrate the level of interest in new ships, and the classics.
Keep up with @BENCSRobinson on Twitter for the latest on his efforts.
The priority is the buildups. I hate the thought of anyone being left with an incomplete model, but I am optmistic about more ships too.
— Ben Robinson (@BenCSRobinson) August 9, 2022
Hero Collector products still in stock at some retailers
While the future of the Eaglemoss Hero Collector lines is uncertain and they are no longer selling directly, many of their products are available via other retailers who have their own stock. This includes Amazon and Entertainment Earth.
Some of the latest releases can be picked up now, such as the 32nd century USS Voyager-J from Star Trek: Discovery.
Among the items still available at Entertainment Earth is the Romulan Bird of Prey from Star Trek: Picard.
TrekMovie will continue to monitor events with Eaglemoss and Hero Collector and be providing updates when more is known on this evolving situation.
Find more Star Trek merchandise news and reviews at TrekMovie.com.
Robinson himself has always been non-responsive whenever anyone has asked him about the company’s many problems with customer service and quality control, which have been going on for years. This was not just a recent problem. Those of us who collected the ships and the graphic novels often found ourselves missing multiple volumes, and Eaglemoss and Robinson were entirely unhelpful in alleviating the problem. A lot of us are out a lot of money due to the company having charged our cards without ever delivering the products we ordered. A good case could be made for launching a class-action lawsuit, because that is fraud. The build-outs are just the tip of the iceberg.
Based upon statements on social media, and typical corporate practices for large companies like Eaglemoss, I think it’s fair to assume that Robinson was precluded from providing the type of information and/or “help” you reference as a term of his employment. Now that Robinson’s employment has ended, he’s free to openly discuss.
Yet he really isn’t. He’s just providing vague “Don’t lose hope” messages without saying anything about the customer service and delivery problems Eaglemoss has faced for many years, the many unhappy customers who have had their money taken without receiving product, etc.
Seems to me like Robinson is providing as much information as he can based upon his current level of knowledge. Decisions now will be made by a court-appointed administrator in the UK, which is why Robinson can’t commit to fulfilment of past orders, transfer of licenses, etc. If the procedures for administration in the UK are anything like bankruptcy in the United States, the proceeding will be public.
Without forgetting continental European buyers since BREXIT. This weighed heavily on the profits of eaglemoss which was forced to reorganize in Germany
It’s so sad but here’s the quote that really sums it up: “The company went for a very aggressive growth plan and wasn’t able to sustain it and toppled over…”
That was exactly the issue. When the Official Starship Collection started back in 2013, it was neat little high quality project that elevated Trek collectibles to a new level of quality. I really really love the 180 issue original series which I own most of (176 out of 180). I also liked some of the special releases that accompanied the original series and I also got some of the bonus releases that came out in the same format as the originals.
However, then came the oversized DSC and PIC collections and the infamous XXL editions. I hate to say it but that was the moment I surrendered. I simply don’t have the storage space to accommodate gazillions of oversized models. And I also felt bad about not getting the new ships in the original series’ size. Also these oversized models came at a much higher price…
Unless you live in a large house and earn a lot of money, keeping up with their gargantuan release strategy is virtually impossible. I loved those little ships, each and every one of them, but the big ones just broke the formula and poisoned the well. Because hardly anyone has space for hundreds of oversized and overpriced XXL models.
If only they had continued releasing DSC and PIC ships in the original size and price range… none of this might have happened. It’s a shame because we won’t be getting any models from PROD and SNW now. I hope that the know-how and expertise can be salvaged and the new series will get some high quality models at some point.
Dropping a line to say that UK Administration in Bankruptcy is analogous but not a direct equivalent to the US Chapter 11 legal framework.
The difference is an important one for collectors, and may reassure Lorna Dune and others somewhat. Basically the old senior management are turfed, and a Court appointed Administrator takes over (often associated accounting or management consultancy firm).
In Chapter 11, there is restructuring of the obligations (especially debt and employee pensions), but the senior management can and often does stay on. If it fails, the firm moves on to Chapter 7 and is liquidated.
UK Administration is closer to the old Receiver in Bankruptcy model in Commonwealth countries.
Under the British legal tradition, the senior management of a company was locked out of the offices and factories when Bankruptcy was declared. The Receivers would change the locks and manage the remaining value. Sometimes this meant managing it to be sold to a new owner, other times liquidation.
Administration is a more recent wrinkle that formalizes the intention to manage through to new ownership, and the court appointed Administrators have to file a plan and report to the courts on that.
What does a that mean for Eaglemoss?
It means big changes at the top, and that the Administrators will be looking for a buyer within the next two years.
Very interesting TG47. Thanks for the info.
I only tried to order a model through Eaglemoss once and had trouble with it and never did anything with them again. Bummer for those who were in the middle of subscriptions that got caught off.
Somewhat related, I wish the situation with Star Trek model kits could improve. I bought the Polar Lights NX-01 and was dissapointed with the quality. They need to give Bandai the license for those.
Interesting. I’ve been interested in those Polar Lights kits. I’ve made pretty good (imo) versions of the ERTL and Revell models and figured I could make some of the new ships with the Polar Lights kits.
So, they’re not good in your opinion?
The Polar Lights/Round2 models are great!
The actually newly-developed kits like the new 1/1000 scale Voyager, the Discoprise or the Oberth class in 1/350 scale are highly praised (although not perfect) by many. The slightly older kits from the 2000s/2010s like the 1/350 TOS and TMP Enterprise are also still the references for those vessels. The 1/1000 scale kits of the TOS/TMP Enterprise and Miranda and USS Grissom and Bird of Prey seem to be fine kits as well. And from what I saw on youtube the small 1/2500 kit for Discovery are alright as well. They are small and not so much detailed but they have sufficient stuff going on and seem to go together well for what they are.
The company even rereleased some of those old 90’s AMT kits. They re-released the excelsior with some overhauled parts, making it more accurate. They also re-released DS9 in some milky plastic. This all works fine as well. Some other kits they just released without doing any more work on the original molds, like the 1/537 scale TMP Enterprise kit from the early 80s That is one of the cases where the kit is horrible but for some reason it sells well, so they just keep pouring plastik into the old molds.
About the NX-01 in 350: Back in 2004 I really liked the kit overall, but the sagging nacelles and some problems with the aft sections were quite a bummer back then. Otherwise it was fine. But they really stepped up their game afterwards.
I can only speak to the NX-01 kit, but yeah I was disappointed with it. Compared to the few Bandai Star Wars kits that I’ve done I felt like those were overall better quality and less frustrating to build.
Are these really billed as “die cast”? I got the first bunch years ago and stopped because they were cheap plastic with ugly stands.
truth. Probably semantics because there was likely a die, and it was cast. Just in resin vs metal.
I just found out about the bankruptcy a couple of days ago, although the news was like weeks old. This really sucks. I bought some Eaglemoss models and they generally look great. The one complaint I have is some of their quality control. Specifically, the original Enterprise, the Enterprise A, and at least one other model had components, nacelles, hulls, etc. that weren’t aligned perfectly. I see no reason for this, except for undo haste in gluing the parts together. The individual parts are great, the actual assembly of them is not.
Anyway, this sucks. I was thinking of picking up some Klingon and Discovery era ships and I was always hoping that they’d finally make the Enterprise-A from the end of Star Trek Beyond. Oh, well.
It’s not actually a bankruptcy, but rather administration. There’s a difference in how the two are handled.
If you watch Shark Tank, occasionally someone gets in who’s built a business that they really, really, reallly love, and are looking for an investment. That’s when we find out that even those the person really, really, really loves the business, they haven’t sold squat. The market has spoken on EagleMoss, and as Kevin O’Leary might say, it’s time to take this dog behind the barn and shoot it.
It seemed like Eaglemoss’s issues were more technical and logistical than anything. Plenty of people were interested, but you couldn’t do basic things like log into an account to check your order/subscription status. Additionally, EagleMoss would often go months without sending anything and then swamp you with a few months worth all at once. It also had a bad habit of skipping issues or being out of stock of subscriber perks and never going back to send them once they came back in stock.
If anything, I think Eaglemoss’s product lines were too popular for them to keep up with and its failure to address issues that plagued the company for years seriously stifled its ability to generate revenue.
That’s not really what the article said. Even taking your comment at face value, the business isn’t in Administration because of a lousy interface with customers. Financial difficulties says there was an issue with cash flow. The fact that they are in Administration, and liquidation seems to be a certainty, says people weren’t buying what they were selling. Comcast is alive and well, and by all accounts prying your own teeth out with a screwdriver is a more pleasant experience then dealing with them says a lot that if folks want what you’re selling, they’ll put up with a lot to get it.
Everything Jason said aligns with a lot of fans’ frustrated experiences, mine included. Eaglemoss, for years, has had an unhelpful customer support team who lies to people when they call. They take your money but send nothing. It’s often impossible to log in. And when you email them, you get no response. It’s been that way for years. I know a lot of people who never received what they paid for, and now they’re out hundreds of dollars.
O’ Leary is really the antithesis of what Star Trek is about.
“…staff were made redundant”. Anthony, did you suddenly become a Brit??? LMAO. In America, we would say that they were fired, canned or terminated. Just thought I’d help you out there, guv. haha.
in america, it would be ‘laid-off’ I think
Fair enough, I was essentially quoting him as that is how he put it. And as it turns out I used to live in the UK in London. And I trust the readers of TrekMovie to either know widely used terminology or get it via context clues without needing Britsplaining.
Have we really run out of things to talk about that we have to harass the reporters? Don’t like the way TrekMovie writes articles? MOVE ON!!!
Not sure what you mean, Anthony. A laid-off person being called “redundant” is common here in America, too. “Fired,” “canned” and “terminated” don’t mean the same thing as “laid off.” They tend to be used when a person’s removal is personal–discipline problems, poor work, that sort of thing. Being laid off, or being made redundant, means the job itself (not the employee) is eliminated
At least here in Europe there are legal differences between someone being made redundant or fired/terminated. Especially when it comes to compensation payment. Being made redundant means the worker is entitled to redundancy payments and generallythe worker is not at fault for loosing their work. Someone being fired/terminated usually is used for situations where the workers is at fault for loosing their job and might not receive compensation.
Cidi you don’t know what you are talking about, I am sorry. Can you ensure that the staff from Eaglemoss had a compensation? Do you know the conditions of their contracts, if they were more companied involved? Working in the UK does not guarantee any of those ‘European’ benefits you are talking about. Specially after Brexit.
Read how the company managed their business and then tell us if you really believe that they sound like responsible employers who would compensate every worker before going to administration.
“Restarting the ‘Build The Enterprise-D’ program is a priority”
That’s a big part of the problem. These ‘build a model two pieces a time once a month for the low low price of $40/month” is a bonkers and asinine business model and product. They aren’t that different from what somebody with a touch of skill and time can do for themselves with a kit from a local shop for a fraction of the cost.
The die cast mail collection was great but was still overpriced for what you got and I canceled after a few months, once they started sending rando ships that I didn’t care about.
Just snapped up an Enterprise-D XL on amazon as soon as I read this article. Been eyeing it a while but couldn’t quite justify the purchase but I’ve been happy with the Enterprise-J XL model I got last year!
Slightly off-topic, but did anyone here manage to hang on to your Micro Machines? I think I still have the Enterprise-D and maybe a Y-Wing in a box somewhere. Far fewer than I originally had back in the day as a kid. Those were addictive for a lil toy ship fanatic.
I got the first two collectors’ sets back in the day. The shippies must still be around somewhere in a plastic bag but I haven’t set them up again after moving. I also got lots of Furuta and Hot Wheels models that were of a better size and quality. But all of that pale against Eaglemoss’ original series…
I never got into Eaglemoss, though I was tempted. A little too pricey for me. I might still pick a refit Enterprise on ebay some day. It is my favorite ship of all time, after all.
I’ve picked up the regular numbered releases from day one from a local kiosk. Up to issue 132 I never missed an issue. Then came the pandemic and I moved house and I discontinued my efforts. I’ve only recently bought most of the missing issues from eBay and Amazon retailers. All but four.
As for DSC and PIC… yeah those were far too pricey. I gave up after ten issues. Having supersized models of those blink and you’ll miss it ships from DSC was just too much for me…
Right, I too have to question the wisdom of making a model of every Trek ship available. Reminds me when Micro Machines included the Romulan scout ship from that one episode in a package. Oh boy, can’t wait to play with this. And, yippee, a Kazon ship! Christmas came early!
Eaglemoss not only made every Trek ship available, they released countless ships that never existed on-screen. That was borderline crazy. Rick Sternbach Voyager, three unused Nilo Rodis Excelsiors, Enterprise and unused shuttle concepts from the non-existing Phase II series etc…not stone-cold crazy, but die-cast crazy :-)
This is sad, but I have to say if the quality control had been better in regards to the painting and the decals almost never matching up perfectly on their models I wouldn’t have stopped buying them about three years ago
The misaligned windows are why I never bought one. I kept waiting to read that this issue was fixed but all the comments I read continued to list this as an issue.
It stinks that this line has ended but it would sure be great if Jazwares got the ok to do with Star Trek what it is currently doing with Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron. I know Micro-Action Figures might not be practical for Star Trek sized ships but it would be cool to maybe have ships in scale with one another. I really hope we at least see a return of Star Trek Micromachines if nothing else.
Not sure how they could have “toppled over.” They should have been viable solely based on my purchases. My wife is actually thinking we’ll be able retire a little sooner now. 😁
We’re almost glad as well about the news. Though, of course nobody FORCED us to spend a small fortune on their ships! And we trailed off a while ago, because it was nearly impossible to keep up financially! 😅💸💸💸
Loved the detail on their busts, too, and would have bought the entire DS9 crew, but alas, only Sisko got made (not counting Worf in his TNG uniform).
It sure sucks for all the collectors that were going for their partwork stuff like the 1701-D! Hoping it’ll get picked up for their sake so they’re able to complete their builds! 🤞
I was a late comer to the Trek Graphic Novel collection. I would guess, unfortunately, it’s not a high priority, but I would really love for someone to get that going again so I can continue my collection…
did all the comics get reprinted in the EM hardbacks? i been getting a few bc they were way cheaper than the proper IDW tpbs (City on the Edge, Trek/Apes etc)
Not the last four or five years of newer IDW material and not the last few years of DC, the series editor announced a fifth photonovel collection that would have had the remaining Byrne material but that never materialised and additional charges for premiums never started back up after being charged on books 4-83 (1&2 set introductory price, 3 free to subscribers) the uncollected photocomics annoyingly are split across four of the eight IDW paperbacks. Other than that the 140 regular and 10 assorted specials did a pretty good job of covering the material. A few production issues with missordered or missing pages but only in a handful of issues, the Marvel material is pretty rough and could have benefited from some restoration and the UK two page spreads suffer from gutter loss but they did pretty well at including more obscure content in the closing days.
Interesting thanks, will still be getting the odd EM hardcover as they not bad at all
Factual issues with the article….There are FAR FAR MORE shipments for the “D” than 31…there are people on YouTube that art on part packages up into the 50s and they aren’t halfway done.
Also, the “D” kits are an absolute disaster as far as quality, fit, and form. Nothing but complaints from people trying to build it.
These companies have got to stop going back to the same well. We’ve got this weekly build up of a ridiculous 1701-D. Then we’ve had that recently crowd funded TOS Enterprise, where the company had to keep lowering their expectations and backer targets because there wasn’t enough interest lol.
I didn’t subscribe to these two projects because I already have a plethora of different 1701-Ds and TOS Enterprises. None of these two models are any better than what I have. In fact, the 1701-D has significant quality control issues such as the wonky way the nacelles sit on the promo images – it’s ugly.
I would have pulled out my wallet in a heart beat if it was the updated Enterprise from SNW, the refit/1701-A, a Vorcha, a Neg’var, or any ship from DS9, or even DS9 itself – these things don’t get enough love outside plastic model kits. Companies go for the 1701-D and TOS Enterprise because they perceive it as a safe bet, but it’s 2022, not 1992, helluva lotta trek since then.
I love my Eaglemoss DS9 – they did that one right. Same for XXL TOS Enterprise. The only 2 I own. I might have purchased more, but I consistently shied away because of the paint ops/window errors/quality control issues. My dream would’ve have been all the Enterprises in an XXL-type, higher detail format but to scale with each other. That’s what I’d still like
I was looking forward to the Serenity XL model I pre-ordered earlier this year. Pretty sure that won’t happen now. But what suckd even more is that people lost their jobs. :(
I’m hoping the DeLorean gets picked up.
I’m at issue 87.
May I ask why is he not not talking about the issues that the Enterprise D has, before we take a single word from Mr Robinson. Things like light bleeding? The ABSOLUTE utopia of displaying the whole model fully connected? The fact that the made up a presentation video for the Enterprise-D featuring a solid build, and then sending rubbish to us? The lies about the stand, and the poor excuses they gave us about that?
Anyone who ever was related to this company, is lying. Simple as that, no matter if they do because they were paid for, trained for, or simply because evil is part of human nature. As a collector I hate to say this: but even if we are the ones suffering the consequences of a disastrous business plan and poor management, I sleep better at night knowing that they can no longer scam people.
I mean, the quality of some of the models was always in question (I’ve seen lots of mixed reviews of naccells broken off, etc), and for the price points when they first came out, I’m not surprised they are going chap. 11.
Yeah no wonder the build sets are their biggest moneymakers – they’re cheap pieces of junk! You can make a way way better model than the build from Eaglemoss for probably a quarter of the price. I only ever bought their models when they were on sale – I think I paid less than $20 on average for my collection. Of course, it still amounts to several grand I blew on those ships over the years – and I don’t regret it.
Hi heathside trading in UK has bought all the inventory
I’ve tried the Star Trek monthly subscription a few times over the years and it was terrible each time. Finally gave up.
I came this close to pulling the trigger on the Enterprise build-up. Glad I didn’t.