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: New and upcoming partworks
: rogue69 17 January, 2018, 03:46:31 PM
whilst looking on the Eaglemoss site I noticed that they have 2 new collections starting soon

]Battlestar Galactica The Official Ships Collection
"Tour the galaxy with these oversized die-cast model ships based on the popular Battlestar Galactica television series. This new series will feature models from both the classic and the 2004 series. Each of the ships will be between 20 & 28 cm long with a stand that makes it ideal for display. A must-have for any fan of the sci-fi series!"
Each ship is £44.99 each + magazine  & the first issue is available from 30th March
https://shop.eaglemoss.com/battlestar-galactica-ships

Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection
"COMING SOON: We're excited about the first new Star Trek television series in 15 years, so excited we have created this incredible collection of STAR TREK DISCOVERY models fully authorised by CBS Studios. The collection includes all the most significant ships from the STAR TREK new television series DISCOVERY."
Each ship & magazine are £34.99 the first issue is available to pre--order & issue 2 is available from15th March
https://shop.eaglemoss.com/star-trek-discovery-starships-collection

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: Mattofthespurs 17 January, 2018, 04:38:52 PM
Thank Christ neither of those interest me at all, especially at the price.

I have enough pieces of plastic shit gathering dust as it is.
: Re: New and upcoming partworks
: rogue69 01 February, 2018, 12:28:42 AM
Aimed at the younger market Eaglemoss have a new weekly partwork "Batman and the DC Superfriends"

Each issue comes with a Batman & the DC Superfriens book & either a figure or play set item

Only £1.99 issue then £5.99 per issue
http://www.eaglemoss.com/en-gb/kids/batman-and-the-dc-superfriends/
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: rogue69 01 February, 2018, 12:36:45 AM
De Agostini are doing a Build Your Own Thunderbird 2 collection

Build your own Thunderbird 2, the official movie prop replica of the British 1960s cult series in 1:144 scale.

The Thunderbird 2 was tasked with carrying International Rescue's vehicles and equipment and therefore is a tough, hard-wearing machine. With every pack you will receive high-quality materials to assemble your Thunderbird 2 as well as a number of the most popular rescue vehicles.

Introductory Offer: Get your FIRST MONTH of the Thunderbird 2 for only £9.99!

Each following month is priced as follows:
12 month option = £79.99 per month
24 month option = £39.99 per month
https://www.model-space.com/gb/build-the-thunderbird-2.html
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: GaryUK 03 February, 2018, 07:47:09 PM
I'm not too keen on model collections as I wouldn't have the room to display them so I tend to stick to book collections.  One series I'd love to see happening is a Gerry Anderson collection with all those Thunderbirds, Stingray et all stories, so why hasn't this happened yet?
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: Neil C 03 February, 2018, 08:41:48 PM
One series I'd love to see happening is a Gerry Anderson collection with all those Thunderbirds, Stingray et all stories, so why hasn't this happened yet?
Eaglemoss tested one in 2013. Presumably it didn't sell well enough as it never went to a national launch.
http://fanderson.org.uk/gerryandersonnews/2013/11/gerry-anderson-the-vintage-comic-collection-is-go/
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: GaryUK 04 February, 2018, 11:02:05 AM
That's a real shame.  That's one series I would love in my collection.
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: rogue69 09 February, 2018, 12:17:27 AM
Panini are repackaging their Marvel Figurines they done a few years back
with the "Marvel Universe Figurine Collection"

https://marvel-figurines.panini.co.uk/
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: IndigoPrime 09 February, 2018, 09:09:44 AM
Entertainingly inaccurate render of the 16-page pamphlet – sorry, magazine – that comes with each figurine.
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: rogue69 06 June, 2018, 06:35:15 PM
Hachette have a new Marvel model collection out called "Marvel Machines"

the models include the SHEILD Quinjet, the Spider mobile (Beach Buggy),  Star-Lord's Bad Boy & Punisher's Battle Van.

each issue is £12.99 & should run for 60 issues
https://hachettepartworks.com/marvelmachines
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: rogue69 29 August, 2018, 03:10:56 PM
Hachette have joined forces with Games Workshop for a new partwork Warhammer 40,000 Conquest

Each issue of Warhammer 40,000: Conquest comes with a selection of miniatures, scenery, paints, or brushes, PLUS an exclusive magazine with assembly and painting guides and background to the Warhammer 40,000 Universe.
released weekly priced part 1 £1.99, part2 £4.99 then £7.99 there afterwords


http://www.warhammer40000conquest.com
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: rogue69 29 August, 2018, 03:21:27 PM
Want to jump on the Deadpool bandwagon? Hachette  bring you the "All killer, no filler Deadpool Collection"
a monthly collection of Deadpool graphic novels that looks like comes with the usual extras sketches, variant covers etc  & looks like it will be running for 60 issues
£1.99 for part 1, £6.99 for part 2 then £9.99 for the rest

http://deadpool.hachettepartworks.com
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: Mattofthespurs 29 August, 2018, 03:26:42 PM
Want to jump on the Deadpool bandwagon? Hachette  bring you the "All killer, no filler Deadpool Collection"
a monthly collection of Deadpool graphic novels that looks like comes with the usual extras sketches, variant covers etc  & looks like it will be running for 60 issues
£1.99 for part 1, £6.99 for part 2 then £9.99 for the rest

http://deadpool.hachettepartworks.com

Yeah...There's a thread about it in this very section started by some idiot.
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: rogue69 02 December, 2018, 11:48:28 AM
Eaglemoss/Hero Collector have announced a new collection – Wizarding World Figurine Collection.

This is a range of models of the characters and moments from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies. starting at £12.99 each issue


https://www.herocollector.com/en-gb/Article/new-launch-wizarding-world-figurine-collection
: Re: New and upcoming partworks
: Tomwe 06 December, 2018, 01:31:00 PM
Commenting here so it comes up in case anyone else finds future Hachette tests. Got the Aliens/Predator books in the post for free today.
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: sheridan 14 December, 2018, 12:35:23 AM
Commenting here so it comes up in case anyone else finds future Hachette tests. Got the Aliens/Predator books in the post for free today.

Here goes (https://www.alienandpredatorcollection.com/).
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: Bad City Blue 14 December, 2018, 12:11:27 PM
Nice bookends
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: Tomwe 14 December, 2018, 05:58:46 PM
Commenting here so it comes up in case anyone else finds future Hachette tests. Got the Aliens/Predator books in the post for free today.

Here goes (https://www.alienandpredatorcollection.com/).
I'm sure that's the same site I signed up to for the test. No mention on Forbidden Planet of preorders.
: Re: New and upcoming partworks
: rogue69 20 February, 2019, 04:12:34 PM
Hatchette are advertising on TV build the terminator. Running for 120 issues @ £8.99 per weekly issue with part 1@£1.99 & part 2@£5.99. It stands about 95cm tall & has remote controlled moving parts.
www.buildtheterminator.com
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: Tjm86 22 February, 2019, 06:33:01 PM
Commenting here so it comes up in case anyone else finds future Hachette tests. Got the Aliens/Predator books in the post for free today.

You know, they look nice and this is a series I'm not as familiar as I'd like to be with.

My reservation?  Comments on the tooth collection thread about how they seem to have gone seriously downhill since the Dredd Mega collection.
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: sheridan 22 February, 2019, 09:07:28 PM
Commenting here so it comes up in case anyone else finds future Hachette tests. Got the Aliens/Predator books in the post for free today.

Here goes (https://www.alienandpredatorcollection.com/).

Just highlights how much better the Cheyenne Dropship (from Aliens) looks when viewed on a dark stormy planetoid (i.e. when you can hardly see it)...
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: IndigoPrime 22 February, 2019, 09:58:50 PM
My reservation?  Comments on the tooth collection thread about how they seem to have gone seriously downhill since the Dredd Mega collection.
The books are fine. The service is borderline abysmal, although they do at least send replacements on request. (That said, about 90% of those I’ve asked for should not have been necessary – either loss or avoidable damage.)
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: Tjm86 23 February, 2019, 11:04:43 AM
That's what has me concerned.  IIRC most of the Aliens / Predator material is colour so repro shouldn't be so much of an issue but the number of complaints about dispatch, packaging, printing errors raises the question of whether it is worth trusting them any more.
: Re: New and upcoming partworks
: Tomwe 12 March, 2019, 11:55:53 AM
A new page has appeared for an X-Men partwork from Hachette. I expect it is another test.

https://www.xmenessentialcollection.com
: Re: New and upcoming partworks
: Mattofthespurs 12 March, 2019, 04:30:52 PM
A new page has appeared for an X-Men partwork from Hachette. I expect it is another test.

https://www.xmenessentialcollection.com

Thanks!

I do love a free book or two.

Shame we have no more news on the Aliens/Predator one.
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: Tjm86 12 March, 2019, 06:07:56 PM
The X-men one has been running for a while now.  Local Smiths have had most of the issues to date.  No sign of the A/P series.  Then again Dark Horse do seem to be upping their game so considering the dogs breakfast that Hachette seem to be making of the Tooth series ...
: Re: New and upcoming partworks
: Mattofthespurs 12 March, 2019, 06:29:43 PM
I find Hatchette fine actually. Eaglemoss slightly better. Both are better than Deagostini
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: rogue69 26 April, 2019, 01:10:01 PM
New from Hachette Avengers Assemble the definitive Graphic novel collection

https://hachettepartworks.com/avengers-assemble
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: rogue69 28 May, 2019, 03:20:23 PM
De Agostini latest in their build your own Star War range is a 1:18 scale model of the X Wing

https://www2.deagostini.com/uk/products/build-your-own-x-wing/GI2130000000?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social_cpc&utm_content=perf_la5-visitamodelismo-es-it-br-fr-msuk_presales-gift&utm_campaign=2019_H2_X-Wing-Build-Up_W0_PW_UK
: Re: New and upcoming partworks
: karlos 04 June, 2019, 09:28:11 PM
What do you guys think the chances are of the AvP collection getting a proper release?

(I'd also love to see the Star Wars and Conan part works - out in France/Germany and Italy, respectively - get a UK showing).

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: Neil C 06 June, 2019, 04:14:13 AM

(I'd also love to see the Star Wars and Conan part works - out in France/Germany and Italy, respectively - get a UK showing).
You may not have long to wait.

https://www.deagostini.com/uk/collections/starwars-graphic-novels/

Fairly sure this is just a 4 issue test release at this stage. It’ll probably go national around Christmas to tie in with Episode 9
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: karlos 06 June, 2019, 08:44:50 PM
Thanks very much for that, Neil!

Xmas does indeed seem like the perfect time to release it  yes.
: Re: New and upcoming partworks
: Mattofthespurs 07 June, 2019, 10:32:01 AM
Thanks indeed Neil.

Just got my email saying I should get the first 2 books in the next 2 weeks.

The X-Men one I ended up with nothing so I assume that was a bust.

The AvP one I got the first 4 books and then zilch so I also assume that one did not go ahead. Which is a shame. The books were lovely.
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: Neil C 07 June, 2019, 11:02:50 AM
Thanks indeed Neil.

Just got my email saying I should get the first 2 books in the next 2 weeks.
Out of interest, what subscriber number are you? It’ll be in the top right hand corner of the email.

According to Jedi News, this test has been running for a month already, and I look to be just the 38th person to subscribe. That may not bode well for a full release.
http://www.jedinews.co.uk/literature/articles/de-agostini-star-wars-graphic-novels-collection/
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: rogue69 07 June, 2019, 11:51:51 AM
I recently contacted Hatchette about the X-Men collection and they said there was printing issues so it had been postponed
: Re: New and upcoming partworks
: Mattofthespurs 07 June, 2019, 02:22:28 PM
Thanks indeed Neil.

Just got my email saying I should get the first 2 books in the next 2 weeks.
Out of interest, what subscriber number are you? It’ll be in the top right hand corner of the email.

According to Jedi News, this test has been running for a month already, and I look to be just the 38th person to subscribe. That may not bode well for a full release.
http://www.jedinews.co.uk/literature/articles/de-agostini-star-wars-graphic-novels-collection/
Right behind you. 39th.
: Re: New and upcoming partworks
: Mattofthespurs 07 June, 2019, 02:22:47 PM
I recently contacted Hatchette about the X-Men collection and they said there was printing issues so it had been postponed

Thanks.
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: pauljholden 07 June, 2019, 05:53:47 PM
Brexit Partwork. Every fortnight you get a new tory leader, and the another swivel eyed loon to add to your collection. At the end of the collection you can brexit, or leave it unopened in a box like everyone normally does.
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: Mattofthespurs 08 June, 2019, 08:45:13 AM
 :lol:
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: Neil C 06 August, 2019, 10:52:24 PM
Thanks indeed Neil.

Just got my email saying I should get the first 2 books in the next 2 weeks.
Did you ever receive them? I got a letter a couple of weeks ago saying they had had problems processing my Direct Debit (nonsense - they hadn’t tried setting it up) so they were cancelling my sub.
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: Mattofthespurs 11 August, 2019, 08:12:37 AM
Nope, never heard a peep from them.

Not even a cancellation.
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: Tjm86 11 August, 2019, 10:30:25 AM
Brexit Partwork. Every fortnight you get a new tory leader, and the another swivel eyed loon to add to your collection. At the end of the collection you can brexit, or leave it unopened in a box like everyone normally does.

Looks like they might be offering an extension on the series as well ....
: Re: New and upcoming partworks
: Tomwe 28 August, 2019, 12:46:42 PM
Second games workshop miniatures partwork. Probably just at test phase? Although it's the right time of year for a launch.

 https://www.warhammermortalrealms.com (https://www.warhammermortalrealms.com)
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: Cosier 06 October, 2019, 02:57:24 PM
Yesterday, I saw Issue 3 of this in WHSmith - I guess that must mean I'm in the test area:

Asterix: The Ultimate Collection (https://www.asterixtheultimatecollection.com/)

"Ultimate Collection", now where have I heard that before?
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: IndigoPrime 06 October, 2019, 03:46:03 PM
Book names on the spines! I wish the 2000 AD and Dredd collections had done that.
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: Tomwe 06 October, 2019, 06:06:23 PM
Oh my god they have done it again. I honestly thought there was no other series I would buy but here it is. Think I’m gonna sign up to the trial and hope for some more free books.
Not entirely sure how many Asterix books there are. The size of the books might be a turnoff, if too small.
Could also do Tintin, again limited by no of books.
A really interesting one would be Humanoids.
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: Colin YNWA 06 October, 2019, 08:00:36 PM
Oh I don't do this type of thing but the Asterix books are tempting - just depends how big they are. It would be lovely to have a nice uniform collection but ... well size does matter. I have a copy of some collection or other that's been done in the past and its a little small. If these are the same size as the 2000ad ultimate collections will I be able to get over it???

As for the collection size it does depend a little on what they count. 35 with another in the way couple of compliation books and things like How Obelix feel into the cauldron and 12 Tasks - may keep some back for a possible extension?

What size are they damnit!
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: Tomwe 06 October, 2019, 08:13:10 PM
The order of the books as shelved seems way off in their images too. It doesn’t start with ...Gaul.
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: Colin YNWA 06 October, 2019, 09:03:37 PM
The order of the books as shelved seems way off in their images too. It doesn’t start with ...Gaul.

Oh good spot - its way out of whack. It also seems they will have the text books, compliations and not the new volume (out later this year as I recall)
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: JamesC 06 October, 2019, 09:19:43 PM
I’m quite tempted by this but I’m reluctant to sign up for another part work.
If they included the adventure game books I’d probably take the plunge.
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: karlos 06 October, 2019, 09:43:17 PM
Just noticed on Amazon that they're reprinting the hardcover omnis from March 2020
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: moogie101 07 October, 2019, 03:16:42 AM
£12 a book and looks like only one asterix story per book seems a bit toppy.

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: Cosier 07 October, 2019, 07:32:24 PM
What size are they damnit!

They were a similar size to the Ultimate/Mega Collection books.
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: Colin YNWA 07 October, 2019, 09:32:26 PM
What size are they damnit!

They were a similar size to the Ultimate/Mega Collection books.

Thanks and damnit - that raises a significent doubt as to whether I'll get this...
: Re: New and upcoming partworks
: rogue69 10 October, 2019, 07:11:49 PM
New 'Build your Own' series from  Eaglemoss this time Ecto 1
https://en-gb.eaglemoss.com/ghostbusters-form

: Re: New and upcoming partworks
: karlos 31 October, 2019, 09:06:53 AM
Any updates at all on the Star Wars, AvP or X-Men partworks?
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: rogue69 31 October, 2019, 09:14:52 AM
I contacted them awhile back  they said that the X-men had printing issues so it had been postponed and there had been no decision made on the Aliens and Predator
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: Tomwe 31 October, 2019, 11:08:59 AM
Any updates at all on the Star Wars, AvP or X-Men partworks?
Well, the Alien Vs Predator (https://hachettepartworks.com/alien-vs-predator) and X-Men The Essential Collection (https://hachettepartworks.com/x-men-the-essential-collection) test issues have now landed on the Hachette site, so I'd say those ones are likely not to run at all.
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: karlos 31 October, 2019, 11:53:37 AM
Thanks, chaps!
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: karlos 31 October, 2019, 12:24:56 PM
Actually, massive thanks, chaps!

I've pounced on the first AvP collection - pretty sure this has only ever had one previous HC release: the insanely expensive signed/numbered edition from 1990/91.

Well worth a tenner!
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: rogue69 31 October, 2019, 03:02:13 PM
Just got a promo email from Hachette today advertising the X-Men and the Aliens & Predator collections as both being 4 issue runs
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: Erathix 02 November, 2019, 04:34:09 PM
Wait so what does that mean? Are Hachette going through with them or did they decide to leave them at 4 Issues and not release the collection? I’m hoping this means we’re getting somewhere with them since I was very much interested in the Aliens/Predator Partwork Collection. Looked amazing.

I’m also still in the party of wondering why in the hell Hachette haven’t released their Star Wars series outside of France yet. It’s exactly in the style of their ongoing Marvel one (which will never end at this stage, let’s face it) so it should be an absolute no-brainer especially with all things Star Wars being released now, I’m surprised they’re not capitalising on the property. The collection looks stunning and given all the issues released in France right now (100 and ongoing) it’s had enough time to decide if it’s worth their time or not. The spine-art is very nice and it’s definitely going to be a popular release.

Hachette so far isn’t providing much info on collections that will succeed their 2000AD and Transformers ones, they’re both late into their runs, the Deadpool one is underperforming (I think trying to create a Partwork series solely on the back of just Deadpool was a misfire) so where are some fresh new partworks?
: Re: New and upcoming partworks
: rogue69 02 November, 2019, 06:46:12 PM
DeAgostini have a page up advertising the Star Wars Graphic Novel Collection but when you click on the order now button you get a notice saying that this page cannot be found It may have been moved or deleted.
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: Erathix 03 November, 2019, 03:04:58 AM
I definitely do not want De Agostini to handle the Star Wars collection, their version looks like a cheap, knock-off version in comparison to Hachette’s. They’ve never handled a comic partworks before and the book artwork is not too great. Hachette’s also is doing all of the non-canon Legends books which is the real draw of the collection, De Agostini, if that collection was to proceed, is only focusing on the Canon/Disney Star Wars comics. It’s ultimately not worth it in the long-run.

I’d prefer a more comprehensive partwork like Hachette, given their quality and experience in handling comics related partworks.

I mean just look at the books: https://m.bedetheque.com/serie-49847-BD-Star-Wars-Legendes-La-Collection-Hachette.html

The spine art as well is pretty amazing, I’m hoping Hachette finally releases it.
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: rs_jr 05 November, 2019, 05:58:45 PM
Hi

Any update on the Asterix the ultimate collection?

Has anyone been able subscribe to it? I tried but seems the website is down.

The only reason the want to get it is hopefully Hachette see a good response to it and we get more Franco Belgium comic series in the ultimate collection format, like Blueberry, Thorgal, works by Peyo, etc...
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: Tomwe 05 November, 2019, 09:00:18 PM
Hi

Any update on the Asterix the ultimate collection?

Has anyone been able subscribe to it? I tried but seems the website is down.

The only reason the want to get it is hopefully Hachette see a good response to it and we get more Franco Belgium comic series in the ultimate collection format, like Blueberry, Thorgal, works by Peyo, etc...

I completed the sub process but have heard nothing more, sorry.
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: karlos 06 November, 2019, 03:06:01 PM
Erathix, I got my copy of AvP vol 1 from Hachette yesterday and it's a very nice looking book indeed - with £1.99 cover price (!) but no Dave Dorman covers, for some reason.

Great to have it in hardcover, finally.

Interestingly, it came bagged with the "subscribe now!" leaflet/poster thing.

You can get the first - and only - 4 volumes from Hachette's website.
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: Erathix 06 November, 2019, 03:57:23 PM
I’m really holding out hope now that Hachette has gone through with the AvP series, it looks terrific and the Spine Art was exceptional. I’ve never owned any of the comics before so to collect them in this edition would be amazing. Fingers-crossed if they’ve sent the subscribe flyer with the issues that they’re sending out. I was disheartened by the website being shut down and the link sending you to the store, I’m not sure what that means. Out of all the collections Hachette is testing (or has already out in other countries) Alien/Predator and Star Wars Legends Collections are the ones I want the most being released. There’s been so many Marvel ones already, I missed out on Judge Dredd and 2000AD (way too late to start picking up now) and I enjoyed the Transformers one thus far (also collecting the Legends of Batman Eaglemoss partwork which has been really good as well.) So it would be nice to invest in some fresh new collections.
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: sintec 06 November, 2019, 07:54:21 PM
I missed out on Judge Dredd and 2000AD (way too late to start picking up now)

It's well worth hitting ebay for second hand copies of the Mega collection, I managed to grab a complete set that way. Not sure how available the Ultimate Collection is like though as I subscribe but it feels like that's being done in smaller runs so I'd anticipate it'll be harder to find.
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: IndigoPrime 06 November, 2019, 08:00:28 PM
Also, Facebook Marketplace. I’ve seen huge collections of the Dredd collection on there for lowish prices.
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: Colin YNWA 07 November, 2019, 09:28:50 PM
emailed Hatchette about the Asterix collection and got this reply

Thank you for your email.

The is not a definite date for releasing first issue yet unfortunately.

Please find link below with information about collection , i am afraid i would not be able to guess the accurate measurements of books. Hope this helps:

And a link to the webpage that answers neither question. Not much help alas but I do find it funny that they thought I was asking for a guess on the size as opposed to asking someone who'd know!
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: rs_jr 08 November, 2019, 07:40:06 AM
Papercutz will be retranslating Asterix and releasing them in omnibuses starting may 2020.

https://www.newsarama.com/47764-asterix-returning-to-north-america-with-reprints-of-classic-stories-this-year-s-new-volume.html

I kinda of worried that papercutz is in charge of if Asterix.

They seem to have stopped releasing the  Peyo works in the hardcover anthology series or they are just not telling us it got cancelled.
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: rs_jr 17 November, 2019, 07:35:11 AM
Realistically could machete release english version of previously released french collections like the lucky luke, blueberry, smurfs and Thorgal?
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: Colin YNWA 17 November, 2019, 09:01:07 AM
Thorgal gets a release over here from Cinebooks so not sure how the license for that sits.

As for the rest PLEASE GOD will someone release Blueberry.... yes yes I could get off my arse and learn French but it escapes why - with so much stuff being released these days - Blueberry is such a glearing omission.
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: Richard 17 November, 2019, 09:28:38 AM
Why are they re-translating Asterix? What's wrong with the existing versions?
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: Frank 17 November, 2019, 10:13:47 AM
Why are they re-translating Asterix? What's wrong with the existing versions?

I'm guessing the original translations are copyright of the original UK publisher. Anthea Bell (https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/oct/18/anthea-bell-magnificent-translator-of-asterix-and-kafka-dies-aged-82) and Derek Hockridge created whole new jokes and most of the character names*


* That one's a clincher - does anyone want to read a version of Asterix where Dogmatix isn't Dogmatix, Vitalstatistix isn't Vitalstaistix, and Getafix isn't Getafix? Maybe the translations could be licenced too, but that would cost more money. UK readers love those translations as much as they love the art and stories, so if this decision is about saving money, it's a false economy.
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: I, Cosh 17 November, 2019, 10:30:32 AM
Realistically could machete release english version of previously released french collections like the lucky luke, blueberry, smurfs and Thorgal?
I assume the cost of translation and re-lettering would be a big problem.
: Re: New and upcoming partworks
: IndigoPrime 17 November, 2019, 10:38:50 AM
Depends on where and how it’s done, I suppose. Compare, say, Rebellion’s work on Halo Jones and/or the relettering Jim’s done with IDW’s disasterous ‘remastering’ the entire Marvel US Transformers run using what looked like an automated process that obliterated line work and introduced a shit-ton of typos and mashed letterforms.
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: rs_jr 17 November, 2019, 07:08:49 PM
Papercutz will use the original names and it is suppose to be targeted at the us market.

there is less paper count in the asterix ultimate collection per volume compared to the dredd and the 2000 ad ultimate collection, so aim hoping they can make the books larger format like the french editions
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: Tomwe 17 November, 2019, 08:44:43 PM
I would imagine a Hachette collection will use the existing translations. The Papercutz books are for the American Market after all. The Pipeline Comicbook Podcast covered the new US editions in detail last week.
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: rs_jr 29 November, 2019, 12:07:31 AM
where i can i buy the released issues of asterix the ultimate collection ?

thanks
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: Tomwe 29 November, 2019, 11:11:39 AM
Hachette sale now on - half price on those four issue trials of xmen (https://hachettepartworks.com/x-men-the-essential-collection) and aliens/predator (https://hachettepartworks.com/alien-vs-predator).
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: rogue69 08 January, 2020, 08:36:19 PM
New Warhammer game/ figure partwork out now 80 issues @£7.99 issue 1 £2.99

https://www.warhammermortalrealms.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiAmNbwBRBOEiwAqcwwpYbaxRgX9RD1oAo6-etGb6kVEQ6FpkbFmOdDRMc_He4aB3FRvfuwJhoCWrQQAvD_BwE
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: sheridan 08 January, 2020, 10:50:17 PM
New Warhammer game/ figure partwork out now 80 issues @£7.99 issue 1 £2.99

https://www.warhammermortalrealms.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiAmNbwBRBOEiwAqcwwpYbaxRgX9RD1oAo6-etGb6kVEQ6FpkbFmOdDRMc_He4aB3FRvfuwJhoCWrQQAvD_BwE

Tempting to get that for some of the painting supplies given away with the early issues - considering all the Strontium Dog and Judge Dredd miniatures I've got lately?
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: TordelBack 08 January, 2020, 11:22:18 PM
I picked up the first issue because the ghosties seemed good value and a good fit for my Dragon Warriors game. Beyond some of the undead, I've no interest in the Sigmar aesthetic, and the paint haul isn't as good as it has been in the WH40K equivalent. Goodies seem heavily skewed towards the 'premium sub' level.
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: NapalmKev 11 January, 2020, 09:44:36 AM
I picked up the first issue because the ghosties seemed good value and a good fit for my Dragon Warriors game.

The first issue does contain some nice mini's but like yourself I'll be using them for something else; namely, Heroquest. I may even entertain painting the 3 human mini's as Stone or bronze Golums as the designs look like a good fit.

...and the paint haul isn't as good as it has been in the WH40K equivalent. Goodies seem heavily skewed towards the 'premium sub' level.

I went all-in with the 40k version which is pretty good value on the whole, although I would suggest that there are too many issues containing scenery. This new collection will be cherry picking only!

Cheers
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: TordelBack 11 January, 2020, 10:16:39 AM
Golems is a good idea! And I've just remembered that I need some heroic-age statues for a future puzzle room.

I basic-subbed for the 40K one, and aside from a ridiculous quantity of that basing paste which I don't use, I've been really happy with it - pressure of work and family (and a cold dark workspace) has me very behind in painting since the autumn, but I'll get back to it. I've done a surprising amount of the modelling (for me) and it's really helped my so-called skills.

Oddly the scenery has been my favourite part - I try to paint it as setting-agnostic as possible for use in SW, SD and Dredd. Although two of those big skull-faced reactors think may have been too much, I'm looking forward to the gantries. Other than a few shipping delays, I've really no complaints.

I'm now studiously ignoring Mortal Realms, but the first was absolutely stuffed with things, and as I'm short on Corax White the second issue is tempting...
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: karlos 23 January, 2020, 02:04:18 PM
Interesting news on some Marvel UK-centric entries in the Marvel partworks collection, via the great Downthetubes:

https://downthetubes.net/?p=114167

Check out the final paragraph - Deaths Head!  Dragons Claws!
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: TordelBack 25 January, 2020, 02:47:58 PM
In a not-supposed-to-be-idle moment I assembled the Banshees that came free with my pot of Corax White in Issue 2 of Mortal Realms.  Bloody hell, those are incredible models- GW is doing astonishingly delicate stuff with multi-part single-pose sculpts these days.
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: Tomwe 13 January, 2021, 05:50:09 PM
Just in case anyone is interested in DC Superheroes, Hachette are now launching their own partwork of DC graphic novels (the Eaglemoss one is now up to #144)

https://dccollection.hachettepartworks.com

The first four books are Batman, Harley, Superman & Wonderwoman (specifics can be found through the link)

(https://mlpnk72yciwc.i.optimole.com/cqhiHLc.WqA8~2eefa/w:357/h:532/q:75/https://bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/247552_1430387_1003.jpg)
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: IndigoPrime 13 January, 2021, 07:24:17 PM
Hachette persisting in making it a nightmare to find any one volume, then. Odd decision, too, given that Eaglemoss has done DC and a separate Batman run. Mind you, hard to think of anything else that might have the same level of clout.
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: rogue69 14 January, 2021, 02:37:05 PM
Tried to sign up for this but kept being told I had items pending  despite nothing in my basket and would let me sign up
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: Michael Knight 14 January, 2021, 04:42:24 PM
anyone hear any updates on the proposed 2000ad figurine collection partwork?
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: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 15 January, 2021, 10:01:06 PM
My initial reaction to the idea of a 2000AD figurine collection was "that'll be the day..." and a withering sigh. But hold! I have just found out that Europe has had a MILO MANARA FIGURINE COLLECTION- basically little models of his sexy girls, with a magazine.

Now, I love Milo Manara, and if I lived on my own and didny have access to real human women, and if I spoke Italian so could read the mags, I might be very interested in a shelf full of little resin nudes and scantily clad beauties. But I don't, I do, and I don't.

But if Manara can get such a collection, maybe there is hope for a prog-based one after all. Isnt Tharg's Mighty Organ well known across the channel? Or has Brexit done its wonderful job on that as well?

Could we feasibly look forward to the Carlos Ezquerra Figurine Collection?

Probably not. But it would be lovely.

SBT
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: The Monarch 15 January, 2021, 11:48:40 PM
any idea when that dc partwork comes out? i always resisted the eaglemoss ones cause i absolutely despised their whole "lets sell chunkier special editions to subs only" thing they did
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: Tomwe 16 January, 2021, 08:35:28 AM
any idea when that dc partwork comes out? i always resisted the eaglemoss ones cause i absolutely despised their whole "lets sell chunkier special editions to subs only" thing they did
I think it’s next Wednesday- 20th- but not 100% sure.
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: sintec 27 January, 2021, 07:47:54 PM
Has anyone subbed to the DC Heroes and Villians run?
Have the first volumes arrived yet?
How are they?
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: rogue69 27 January, 2021, 08:12:14 PM
Forbidden Planet have issue 2 down as being released on 3rd February so they probably won't send them out until then
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: rogue69 03 February, 2021, 06:58:41 PM
Got the first 2 today came in a padded envolope so slight corner damage. Strange choice of first gift a bottle opener as this is ment to be a family aimed collection
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: Bolt-01 04 February, 2021, 09:04:19 AM
Rogue - I've only had a cursory glance at the hachette site for this, but is there a list of 'what' is in the collection?

There are some volumes I would likely cherry pick - LSH primarily.
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: rogue69 04 February, 2021, 10:28:11 AM
sorry Bolt-01 it only shows the first 5 issues but the initial run seems to be 100 volumes
Harley Quinn hot in the city (Batman; Harley Quinn and Harley Quinn #0-7
Superman; For the man who has everything (Superman annual #11& other stories, includes Whatever happened to the man of Steel?. Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons & Rick Veith stories included)
Wonder Woman; Down to Earh ( collects Wonder Women #195-202)
Batman; I am Gotham
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: Tomwe 04 February, 2021, 12:56:38 PM
I'm tempted to buy the Batman issues to continue where the Eaglemoss series left off. Although that one is still running I doubt they will cover that material so soon after Hachette - they seem more focussed on older stuff.
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: Tomontherun94 04 February, 2021, 05:25:52 PM
Just got the first 2 issues, the included poster reveals a ton of upcoming books, looks like we'll be getting;

Aquaman: The Drowning
Aquaman: The Trench
Last Laugh
Infinite Crisis
The Lightning Saga
Flash: Rebirth
Flash: Terminal Velocity
Deathstroke: City of Assassins
Deathstroke: The Professional
Suicide Squad: Kicked in the Teeth
Suicide Squad: The Black Vault

A reply to a post on their FB page also suggested a Crisis on Infinite Earths collection will be coming soon so (assuming COIE is a 2 parter) we know what at least 18 of the 100 books will be
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: Tomontherun94 04 February, 2021, 05:33:59 PM
In regards to the books themselves, Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader is a souped-up version of the paperback, with the full Secret Origins Special with all the non-Gaiman bits plus an Alan Moore Clayface story.

The Harley volume is an absolute beast with about 10 issues worth of pages.

Bonus features and build quality are leagues beyond the Eaglemoss books which feel a bit flimsy to me. While the origin strips in the Eaglemoss books are nice I find the essays to be a lot more interesting than the, tbh, very dated 40s-50s comics
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: rogue69 16 March, 2021, 10:38:54 PM
2 new figure collections coming from Fanhome (the guys that done the Build your own R2D2)
Star Wars busts collection They say 68 busts and magazines in the collection at £17.99 each ( issue 1 £2.99 issues 2,3,4 £9.00) + £1 S&H each figure. an extra £1.00 per issue gets you 5 figures of the Cantana band
https://www.fanhome.com/uk/star-wars/busts/

Street Fighter Figure collection  60 figures and magazines at £11.99 each(issue 1 99p, issues 2,3,4 £6.00each) +£1 S&H each figure no premium figures with this collecton
www.fanhome.com/uk/video-games/street-fighter-figures/
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: IndigoPrime 17 March, 2021, 09:10:27 AM
I have little enough space for the books (2000 AD; Dredd; Marvel-era TF; cherry pick Batman). Where do people store dozens of figures?
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: Tomwe 17 March, 2021, 09:41:10 AM
Hachette currently testing a new Warhammer partwork (https://www.warhammer40000imperium.com). It has been rather successful, mainly due to GW fanboys attempts to find the sparse test issues. I suspect it will launch proper in August.
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: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 18 March, 2021, 11:31:44 AM
Have you got a shelf at home just crying out for a selection of blue boxes that look mostly the same but with small differences? You do? Then this is for you!
https://www.doctorwho.tv/news/?article=new-tardis-range-new-figurines-hero-collector-march-2021

Yes, a collection of Police Boxes.

I'm not sure what I think about that.

SBT
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: TordelBack 18 March, 2021, 12:08:18 PM
Hachette currently testing a new Warhammer partwork (https://www.warhammer40000imperium.com). It has been rather successful, mainly due to GW fanboys attempts to find the sparse test issues. I suspect it will launch proper in August.

I got - and still get -  huge value from the previous 40K one, can't fault it, so I'll definitely cherry-pick the early stages of this one. I don't own a single Necron.

If they were using their Contrast system, I'd go further,  but it looks like the traditional stuff.
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: Link Prime 18 March, 2021, 04:30:41 PM
Street Fighter Figure collection  60 figures and magazines at £11.99 each(issue 1 99p, issues 2,3,4 £6.00each) +£1 S&H each figure no premium figures with this collecton
www.fanhome.com/uk/video-games/street-fighter-figures/

Anyone know if that one is out in the wild anywhere?
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: rogue69 15 October, 2021, 01:24:44 PM
The Essential Star Wars Encyclopedia collection

This collection is planned for 90 books. The first package contains 2 books. Afterwards, every month you will receive a package with 4 new books. Each book is only £8.99. Issue 1 is £0.99 2, 3 & 4 is £4.50
S&H cost is £1.00 per book.

https://www.fanhome.com/uk/star-wars/encyclopedia/
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: IndigoPrime 15 October, 2021, 04:19:57 PM
Props to them for actually putting titles on the spines. Hachette, take note. (I’ve still not found a solution for this. Bah.)
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: rogue69 10 February, 2022, 09:30:26 AM
Build Your Own Alien 1:2 scale 100 issues at £10.99 each

https://alien.hachettepartworks.com/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Display&utm_campaign=Alien%20-
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: IndigoPrime 10 February, 2022, 09:49:41 AM
For north of a grand, I think I’d want the thing to at the very least do the cleaning.
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: IndigoPrime 10 February, 2022, 10:21:55 PM
Yet another Marvel one. Books 12 quid each now though. Partworkflation! https://legendarycollection.hachettepartworks.com/
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: rogue69 10 February, 2022, 11:16:06 PM
only 100 issues planned so far, so at least 200 in this run!
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: Tomontherun94 13 February, 2022, 12:27:42 PM
God help me but I’m going for the Marvel one. My parents were getting me the original 2012 run until I left for uni and I said I’d pay for them.. a couple months in and I put them on eBay haha. Lost a good chunk of classics I never got round to replacing so I’m rather selfishly hoping for quite a few duplicates.