Hero Collector unveils its first new Stargate ship model

Hero Collector – designers, manufacturers, and publishers of high-quality collectibles – has revealed the first in its new quarterly range of die-cast spaceships, based on MGM’s wildly popular Stargate franchise.

The company soft-announced the license at New York Toy Fair last year, but now you can get a look at the first ship in the collection, the Daedalus, which is available to pre-order now.

Hero Collector’s BC-304 Daedalus model
Hero Collector’s BC-304 Daedalus model

Stargate centres around the discovery of ancient wormhole gateways – known as Stargates – which allow humanity to journey far beyond our Solar System and clash with the ancient aliens who shaped Earth’s very mythology. Spanning three TV series, a hit film, and a huge range of spin-offs and adaptations, Stargate has become a cultural phenomenon, capturing the imaginations of sci-fi lovers around the world.

Hero Collector’s Stargate: Official Ships Collection will showcase the most iconic spacefaring vessels from Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe and beyond as highly detailed, hand-painted die-cast models – each with a detachable display stand that will fit perfectly on any fan’s desk or shelf.

“The Daedalus. It has a few advantages over the Prometheus. The more advanced alien technologies were integrated into the original design rather than tacked on after the fact.”

Revealed here for the first time – and available for pre-order later this month – the BC-304 Daedalus will be the first ship in this new range.

Commanded by Colonel Steven Caldwell, her original mission was to render aid to the Atlantis expedition trapped in the Pegasus Galaxy and defeat a convoy of Wraith hive ships bent on destroying the Ancient city. This advanced warship made its dramatic debut in Stargate: Atlantis, when it arrived just in time to end the siege of of Atlantis by the deadly Wraiths.

A prototype interstellar warship that incorporated alien technologies, the Daedalus – and its successors – became a keystone of Stargate Command’s operations throughout the Milky Way.

At approximately 8” long, this show-accurate model of the Daedalus, available to pre-order now, picks out fine details such as hanger bays, railgun batteries, deep space sensors and maneuvering sub-engines.

Stargate fans and sci-fi collectors alike should keep an eye for more reveals of upcoming ships – as well as special additions to the Stargate collection.

Hero Collector is Eaglemoss’ imprint for genre collectables and is one of the world’s leading producers of figurines and fantasy die-cast vehicles. It makes products based on many of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including Marvel and DC comics and movies, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Alien, Predator, Back to the Future, WWE, Harry Potter’s Wizarding World, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and James Bond.

Order Stargate Official Ships Collection – The Daedalus

• For more information about Hero Collector, visit www.herocollector.com and www.eaglemoss.com

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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