At more than twice the size of the USS Enterprise D, the main ship of the show Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG), the Romulan Warbird is a large ship and universally feared in the Star Trek universe for its firepower, size, and invisibility cloak. It was intermittently featured in STNG and Star Trek Deep Space 9 (DS9) as an adversary to the protagonists of the show.
Small scaled pre-built Star Trek ships have been far and few between - especially if you're looking for non-Enterprise ships. Luckily for collectors, Eaglemoss, a magazine and figurine publisher, has finally started a line for Star Trek ships and promise to make many well known and lesser known ships available such as the USS Equinox. When you subscribe, each month you will receive two issues, each with a ship and a ~18 page magazine covering the ship, background information about the alien race, and designer notes. Since I'm not a magazine reviewer and don't want to violate any copyright laws by scanning the magazine here, you'll just have to trust me that it's pretty, colorful, and a good read.
Eaglemoss generally make their ships the size of their standard box which is 17 x 13 x 5cm so you're getting ships of different scales. If you're like me and care about loosely about scale between ships, you'll want to know that the Romulan Warbird scaled ~1:10000.
Inside the Package
This is issue 5 of Eaglemoss' Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection magazine.
In the box:
With the Stand
With the stand:
Front/Bow with stand
Left/Port with stand
Rear/Stern with stand
Neck and Main Bridge
Between the wings:
As mentioned earlier, Eaglemoss' Romulan Warbird is scaled ~1:10000 which makes it too small for Eaglemoss' own USS Enterprise D and any other I reviewed from Furuta, F-Toys, or Johnny Lightning. But it will scale with my smallest Enterprise D which is a Micro Machine.
Eaglemoss Romulan Warbird compared to Micro Machine Enterprise D
Eaglemoss Romulan Warbird compared to Micro Machine Romulan Warbird
Replay these scenes
Eaglemoss Romulan Warbird
Eaglemoss has done an incredible job with the Romulan Warbird. It features lots of details, very nice weathering effect across the ship, and its large. If you're a small scale Star Trek ship collector, this is a must have. There really isn't a lot of choices with Hallmark's being a good representation but not as good in dimensions (wings are thick), Micro Machine is too small and oddly colored, Furuta's being hard to find since it was a chase figure, and Heroclix being too small and not as nice looking.
MSRP: $20 USD