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Eaglemoss Update

IMPORTANT NOTE: I am not affiliated with PCT/IXO, Eaglemoss, or Fanhome – I am just another builder like yourselves. I provide this information to help others.

The previous post I created to track the bankruptcy of Eaglemoss LTD was becoming quite long, so I have created this new post to share the latest information I have regarding the future of our builds. To summarize the earlier post, Premium & Collectibles Trading LTD (PCT) purchased the intellectual property (IP), customer databases, and multiple web domains for the Eaglemoss partwork build-up models right before they officially went into administration.

PCT owns many subsidiaries, including IXO Models (IXO). PCT/IXO is the company responsible for the manufacture of most of the Eaglemoss’ partworks, including the Back to the Future DeLorean, Ghostbusters Ecto-1, and U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D. PCT/IXO even purchased some of the customer database. Now, Fanhome and IXO have both stepped up to resume distribution of many of the old Eaglemoss partwork builds.

MAY 25, 2023

A new update from Fanhome regarding how long ex-Eaglemoss subscribers in the US/UK/DE will be able to sign up for:

Wanted to let you know that we will be closing the collections for returning builders later this year for UK/USA/DE, the earliest that it may possible happen will be in September and latest would-be December (2023).


If you have not already signed up, please keep an eye out for future posts as I will give notice before we close that option. This needs to happen so we can launch these collections in other countries and allow returning builders also to select which stage to start from for this collection.


If you do have another collection already running and do not wish to have two running at the same time, I would suggest signing up once the closure date is confirmed and ask customer service to suspend your shipments – please ask the agent for more details on this option when you speak to them. (max suspend time is 3 months)


Just to confirm NO closure date is set yet for returning customers, once confirmed I will share in the group.

MAY 22, 2023

A new update from BAC @ Fanhome regarding deliveries to countries other than US, UK, and DE:

I wanted to pass on some much-awaited news for any builder located in country which is not yet open for ordering any of the four collections we are now running after the closure of Eaglemoss.


We will shortly start planning the launch for all countries that we currently ship too, to go live in 2024 as a live collection (no date confirmed yet) and I will keep you updated as the time passes when dates are confirmed.


Why 2024? – we need time to produce the stock, print supporting documentation and ship to the required warehouses etc.


France is already on notify me for some of the collections and Italy will follow suit during July (so keep an eye out for that) with further countries being added as time goes by.


Thank you for your patience while we “cleaned up” the situation, agreeing licenses, locating & counting the stock and re-started the production lines just to name a few of the major hurdles we had to overcome.

MAY 17, 2023

A quick update from BAC regarding the current shipping situation for Fanhome deliveries:

We have been investigating the current situation on the status of these collections (Mustang/DeLorean) and have an update below:


EU – All shipments are processing without any delays and parcels are being dispatched ASAP


USA – We are behind around 900 parcels currently due to the high demand for these collections, we have put in place last week countermeasures which will ensure we have all backlogged items dispatched by the end of this week.


I apologize to our US customers who have been affected and while its no excuse please keep in mind that with an normal collection all subscribers would start at stage 1 and this stock would be in one location. With these collections we have a high level of customers starting at all different stages meaning staff needing to be in different locations in the warehouse, locate the correct parts etc.


We are learning each day on how to improve the packing process, as a company we have never re-launched a collection that was dropped during shipping.
If you have been informed via email that your delay is due to out of stock items – we are expecting the first wave to reach our warehouses end of this month so we can start your shipping in the next run for those we have stock.


Thank you all for your understanding and support.

MAY 11, 2023

IXO has provided some information and clarification regarding the discount codes that are available to ex-Eaglemoss customers who were building the Nissan GT-R and/or Willys MB Jeep. These codes are one-time use only and require an Eaglemoss customer number to validate. They will reduce the cost of the full kits to cover the issues you already have:

To have your personal code that can only be used once, you must first register on the IXOcollections site:


Then, you write to with the same email address as when you registered, giving your old Eaglemoss subscriber number for this collection and the last number received. IXOcollections will give you a discount code on the complete kit to be able to finish your collection.


ATTENTION: This is a personal code for former subscribers and not a promotional code to buy this kit.

MAY 2, 2023

Fanhome has now opened up the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 for pre-order and re-subscribing. This means that all four ex-Eaglemoss partwork models that Fanhome picked up are now available in the US/UK/DE, including the DeLorean, Eleanor, and Enterprise D. If you are continuing an existing build, be sure to scroll down to the Continue My Subscription button to select the issue you want to start from.

At this point, I consider the updates to this particular page complete. If any other Eaglemoss builds show up again, I will create a new post.

APRIL 27, 2023

We now have word that the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 will open up for pre-order and re-subscribing on May 2nd. The shipping start date is tentatively set for July 17th of this year – same as the Enterprise D.

APRIL 26, 2023

As promised, Fanhome has now opened the Build the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D (US) partwork build for re-subscribing (previous Eaglemoss customers) and for pre-order (new customers)  – these options are different buttons on the website. The shipping start date is tentatively set for July 17th of this year.

NOTE: There may be an issue seeing the pop-out menu when using a device with a small screen width (such as a mobile phone or tablet in portrait orientation). I recommend using a desktop or laptop computer with a large screen. This errant behavior is being investigated by their IT team.

The other country links for starting, or continuing, this model are:

APRIL 24, 2023

BAC from Fanhome has provided another nicely detailed update:

As you may have seen we have sent out the promised emails with an update for both collections (Eleanor and DeLorean) on Friday to confirm the go live date was moved from the 24th to the 26th of April for builders in the USA/UK & DE.


On the 26th we will be releasing the collections one at a time to make sure there are no issues or bugs, payment requests will happen automatically, and you can keep track of your order via our friendly customer portal. If you don’t see a payment request on the 26th please do not be concerned as it may take a day or two to show on your payment method.


Eleanor update
Some good news to start with, we have no returning customers who will be affected with any out of stocks issues when this collection goes live on Wednesday. Some customers (34 in total) in the USA who are due issue 9 will receive a plain disc brake, however later issues will have the upgraded drilled versions. We will be offering a replacement part for this item and will update you once confirmed how to request it. This action was taken as we did not want to hold up anyone’s build for this one part. All other disc brakes have been upgraded and issue 9 will also be upgraded in a future production run. We are also shipping to USA packets of four upgraded disc brakes for any retuning customers who have not yet upgraded and will provide more details once available on how to claim them. (UK/USA and DE)


DeLorean update
We have been working hard to full any gaps in the collection both in EU and the USA unfortunately we still have some gaps which will mean some customers will not go live on the 26th (211 customers in total 207 in the USA and the rest either in DE or UK). We have stock inbound to fill these gaps which have an ETA of 3 to 4 weeks, so anyone affected will only have a short wait before we start processing your first shipment. On the 26th we will email anyone who is affected and provide further information on when you can expect to see your first shipment.


Enterprise update
I am pleased to say that also on the 26th of April apart from the two collections going live, we will also open our webpages for pre-orders for the Enterprise-D collection for USA/UK & DE, with a go live launch date for mid-July (around the 17th). We need to produce more stock and print magazines as we now have a full picture of stock amounts around the globe and need to top up the stock as required.


Ecto-1 update
I am also hopeful that the Ecto-1 will also open for pre-orders on the 26th of April for USA/UK & DE at the same time. We need to have sign off from the copyright owners beforehand and our marketing team are activity working with them to get this done in time. If we do have a delay, it will only be a couple of days.


You will be able to select your starting point in the collection and pre-orders will be standard subscription only for returning customers. Any special/premium items (cases, stands, proton packs etc.) will be offered to all builders (new or returning) later this year, our goal at the moment is to focus on launching the collections. We look forward to welcoming new builders to the Fanhome family!

APRIL 17, 2023

A quick update from Fanhome today:

Just a very quick update to say that we need to push back the go live of the Mustang and DeLorean by 48 hours.


This means the go live date is now the 26th of April instead of the 24th. We will be emailing all customers with a pre-order a full update later this week and on the 26th any customer who is affected by missing stock/mags we will also email to provide an ETA on when we can start your shipments.


The reason for this short delay is that 24th and 25th of April are public holidays in Italy and we don’t want to go live with new collections when most of the company is out of the [office] just in-case anything did not work as expected on the day.


For the other two collections (Ecto-1 and Enterprise-D) we are just waiting for the copyright owners to sign off the websites, when they do we can go live to place your pre-orders. The earliest will be the 26thof April and I will know more nearer the time and will keep you all posted if anything changes.

APRIL 12, 2023

BAC from Fanhome has provided an new update on their builds:

Good Morning/Afternoon,


Sorry I have not been providing updates of late, this is due to the company asking me to run the governance of this project and help bring these collections to market ASAP.


Without going into loads of details this project has been a minefield of misinformation, red tape, stock woes and missing data. For example, over 200k items were missing in the USA alone which needed to be produced/printed and shipped and that has been going on in the background and now we are pleased to be able to give some firm dates. The team have taken the time to root out all these issues and now we feel confident to start with some good news:


  • On the 24th of April both Ecto-1 and Enterprise-D will go to pre-order (USA/UK/DE) with a stock release date of July. If you have registered your interest in either of these collections, you will be contacted by email to pre-order and you can select which stage to start from.
  • Also, on the 24th of April date we will go LIVE with the DeLorean and Mustang collections as promised for USA/UK/DE, there is nothing you need to do. Once the collection goes live the payment/packing and shipping process will start automatically and you can keep track of your 1st parcel via your portal.
  • We do have some very small gaps in the stock which will affect around 100 returning customers, the good news is that the stock is due early May so there will only be a short delay for those affected. We have tried everything possible to reduce any gaps in these collections by moving stock and producing more however the reality is there has been some hurdles with missing data/specs etc.
I would like to thank you all for your patience and understanding while we had to work though this process but there is light at the end of this tunnel, and we look very much forward to welcoming you all to Fanhome family.



FEBRUARY 3, 2023

BAC from Fanhome has provided an update on their builds:

Following on from my last update I do have some further information to share on the status of these four collections:


· Why have you pushed back of the dates for the release of the DeLorean and Mustang Eleanor?
· It’s down to stock – when we have finished unpacking/counting inventory from Eaglemoss it became very clear that we have gaps in the inventory that we were not expecting. It was hoped this stock was misplaced or still in compounded but that was not the case. We had to make the hard choice to postpone ☹The last thing we wanted was to go live and then have shipping delays due to lack of stock which we believed was available. Stock has been ordered from China and will be fast tracked to our warehouses so we can go live as promised for those three countries ASAP, we may go live sooner with some collections as we have been able to share stock across some of the warehouses, if this happens, we will email everyone who has pre-ordered.


· Why I receive the free gifts with my collection?
· I can confirm we do have the free gifts (some limited stock) and hope to be able to offer them in the same sequence as you expected from Eaglemoss HOWEVER we do not currently have sign off to provide them from the licensors. We are working to make this happen but no promises, please keep in mind that the legal agreement between Eaglemoss and the licensors ceased when the company closed. We have had to make new agreements with each party, and these are not always the same as before. So gifts may change, order may change etc.


· When can I pre-order either the Ecto-1 or Enterprise-D?
· We hope to be able to open for pre-orders for both these collections at the end of Feb (this is subject to change) but is our goal that the teams are working towards currently.


· Eaglemoss made a production error for the Ecto-1 in issue 91 (door) and promised to resupply the correct part in stage 107, will you be honouring that promise?
· We are aware of this production mistake and are looking into if the replacement piece was produced and its location, if the replacement item was produced, we will of course offer that to all customers. Until we have confirmation either way, please allow us the time to investigate.


· Eaglemoss made a production error for the Mustang Eleanor and supplied the wrong disc brake pads, they promised to resupply the correct part in the last shipment, will you be honouring that promise?
· We are aware of this production mistake and are looking into if the replacement piece was produced and its location, if the replacement item was produced, we will of course offer that to all customers. Until we have confirmation either way, please allow us the time to investigate.


· Why are you not shipping to countries other than the ones listed on your websites?
· When we purchased the stock from Eaglemoss, it became very clear very quickly that there was not enough stock for all countries to launch at the same time. The company reviewed the subscription numbers vs countries, the decision was made to launch with the three biggest markets first, that being UK/USA/DE. More stock has been ordered from China and once this has been produced and reaches our warehouses, we will start to offer these to further countries in the EU. (NO list has been agreed and no ETA yet so please don’t ask 😊) also it is dependent if the license covers that territory. I can only request your patience at this time.


The above is the currently status and NOT a promise that any of this will happen, there are so many factors at play, some out of our control.
Fanhome/DeAg is a separate company and are under NO obligation to provide the same service agreements that may have existed in the past. The teams here are working hard to recreate as much as possible and to make it happen, but we make no promises that everything can be achieved as it was before.


On that note I wish you all a nice weekend.



JANUARY 31, 2023

Another message from BAC Compton at Fanhome:

Good morning,
I am sorry to say that the planned launch/update for today on all the collections has been postponed, now there is a lot going on behind the scenes and not all goals have been achieved on time. Which is super frustrating!!! When I can provide a further update I will but for now please bear with us, we want to get this right from the start so a little more time is needed.

JANUARY 30, 2023

First, I noticed the shipping start dates on the Fanhome website for the DeLorean and Eleanor have changed to April 23, 2023.

Second, BAC Compton from Fanhome has released some new information today:

Greetings all,

Wanted to let you know the current plan for tomorrow (31stJan) in relation to the four collections taken on from Eaglemoss.

DeLorean UK and Germany – Pre-order will switch to LIVE tomorrow, so please make sure the funds are available as we will start the payment collection and dispatch within a couple of days. This stunning collection will be opening for new customers as well. We are only going to be offering a standard sub to start with, when premium is ready (still working with the licensor on some aspects of the collection) we will let any new customers know how to upgrade.

DeLorean USA – No change for now, this will be pre-order only until further notice. As you may remember the last company changed warehouses a few times and the mess of that still needs to be “cleaned up” as stock is all mixed up, no records on stock levels etc.

Mustang Eleanor – For all three countries this collection will still be kept as pre-order for now.

The exciting news is that tomorrow both Enterprise-D and Ecto-1 will be opened for pre-order for UK/USA/DE customers only.

Dates on when we start deliveries for these three collections has not yet been confirmed.

Some good news and movement (the above may change so please read this as guidance only at time of posting).

Below are some of the most FAQ we are getting at the centre, so sharing here to help everyone:

Is there any guarantee I’ll be able to complete my build-up model?

At Fanhome, we have the official licenses, so we are committed to providing you with every single delivery, from the first to the last, no matter which one you start with.

Can I pick back up from my last issue?

You’ll be able to choose where to start off from in the collection based on your last shipment.

Why do I have to sign up again?

Fanhome (part of the DeAgostini family) purchased the stock and license for each of these collections only, so we’ll need you to sign up again as we do not have the customer base for anyone in the UK/EU.

I had a pre-paid plan with Eaglemoss, can I carry that on?

Unfortunately, no. If you’ve paid for any undelivered issues/stages, please contact your payment provider for further advice. We can’t advise on how to reclaim any money already paid to Eaglemoss For further advice please contact your card/account provider.

Eaglemoss charged me for some issues that were never shipped, can you ship them for me free of charge?

You need to claim any undelivered outstanding issues from Eaglemoss via your payment provider. We recommend you sign up for your build via our website and choose your starting point.

I opted in for the extension (for the DeLorean or Mustang Eleanor), will you be offering this option as well?

We’ll be offering the extension to those builders who have either completed or nearly completed the build and wish to carry on.

I’m owed a free item that Eaglemoss never sent, can you send it to me?

Sadly, we won’t be able to ship any free items after your starting issue.

I am owed a special item that Eaglemoss never dispatched, can you send it to me?

Unfortunately, no. If you’ve paid for any undelivered special items, please contact your payment provider for further advice. We can’t advise on how to reclaim any money already paid to Eaglemoss.

Will you be offering any special items with this collection?

Good news — we’ll be offering special items with this collection as a one-time purchase! Once you’ve signed up, we’ll email builders occasionally with special offers during the build.

Have you made any changes to the production of these models?

Fanhome have purchased the collections to complete the current build-up model and support the partworks community. No changes have been made to the running order or production of the parts.

Can I fast-track to catch up on my build-up?

We hope to be offering this service soon. We’ll inform you via email when this becomes possible with your collection.

Can I buy all the issues I need in one go?

We are only offering a monthly subscription plan for these collections currently.

Which payment methods do you accept?

You can sign up for this collection with your Visa or Mastercard, and we also accept payments via PayPal.

Will you pick up my Direct Debit (UK) instruction from Eaglemoss?

We can’t carry on the instruction, so we recommend you cancel the current Direct Debit from Eaglemoss. We’ll set up a new payment plan.

Can I skip issues that I may have already received?

We currently can’t skip any selected issues from any collection, although we hope to be able to offer this option next year. We’ll inform all customers once this option becomes available.

I’ve lost/broken an item/piece, can I purchase a one-off issue?

Unfortunately, we can’t offer one-off purchases for a selected issue number, although we hope to offer this option in the future.

Can I pause the subscription?

Yes, you can pause the subscription for up to two months max at a time.

What are special issues?

We’ve created and selected several special items (scale models, exclusively commissioned art prints, collector items, etc.) to complement your collection. You’ll receive details and prices in advance so you can tell us if you don’t wish to receive these.

JANUARY 18, 2023

A few things to update regarding the Fanhome builds, as of today and subject to change:

  • If you signed up to ‘Notify Me’ with the Enterprise D or Ecto-1, you should almost immediately receive a confirmation email from Fanhome. If not, make sure you are not using autofill or pasting your email address in. To reduce spam bots, a validation script on their site blocks these actions (even though it looks like it goes through). Just type your email in manually and click the ‘Notify Me’ button.
  • The DeLorean is now available for pre-order from any stage, including from Stage 1 for new customers.
  • The Eleanor is available for renewing subscriptions immediately from package #2 on (part Kits 3+) for ex-Eaglemoss customers.
  • The Ecto-1 is awaiting finalization of inventories and is in Notify Me status, expected to start taking subscriptions by Jan 31st.
  • The Enterprise D is awaiting finalization of inventories and is in Notify Me status, expected to start taking subscriptions by Jan 31st.
  • All four models could begin shipping as early as January 31st in the UK/Germany and March 15th in the USA.

JANUARY 16, 2023

BAC Compton from Fanhome has provided new information related to the builds, summarized here:

  • Just a quick update to let you know that we plan to open the Enterprise-D and Ecto-1 for pre orders on January 31st. Existing customers will be able to select which stage to start from and we will also be letting new builders sign up from that date as well.
  • New customers wishing to sign up to the Mustang Eleanor will be able to by January 31st (may be sooner) and will start from stage one.
  • For the DeLorean we will be welcoming new customers to pre-order this week (possibly as early as tomorrow).
  • Shipping for all four collections will start from March 15th in the USA and from January 31st in the UK/Germany.
  • These are the dates we are working towards on our timeline and may be subject to change at any point between now and then, but this will give you a rough estimate.
  • We have been asked if we will be supplying the binders for these collections – currently we are still waiting on confirmation on if and how these will be offered.
  • Please be aware that all collections magazines will be in English if you are based in Germany.
  • We do plan to offer the premium items and specials for each of the collections. These will be available as a one time purchase option at some point later this year. No further details are available, but we will email everyone when ready.


JANUARY 15, 2023

I have heard unconfirmed information that the four partwork builds that Fanhome picked up may soon be available in four additional countries: Italy, Belgium, France, and Spain. These will likely be released under the DeAgostini or Altaya brands. No word yet on any other locations.

JANUARY 12, 2023


Exactly 7 months since Eaglemoss went silent on us, PCT/IXO and Fanhome worked together tirelessly to revive many of our partworks and finally the sites in the post below are now LIVE! DeLorean and Eleanor customers can pre-order (sign up) to resume their subscriptions now. Ecto-1 and Enterprise D customers can request notification of when they will be ready to start shipping. Again, the links are in the IXO email below.

JANUARY 11, 2023

A member of Fanhome clarified a few things regarding their involvement with resuming the partwork models from PCT/IXO:

  • First, please be patient. There is no need to flood the websites or contact Fanhome customer support at this time.
  • The links provided by PCT/IXO are correct, but were released early. The sites should go live today or tomorrow, no password needed.
  • These links are specifically for ex-Eaglemoss customers to get early access to the parts needed to finish our models.
  • These sites will allow us to either “pre-order” or sign up for notifications when the models are ready to start shipping.
  • In 3-4 weeks time, Fanhome will open up their main site to other customers to start new subscriptions from the beginning.
  • Fanhome currently can only ship to the UK/US/Germany. Other countries may be added at a later time (likely a licensing limitation).
  • Eaglemoss account numbers are not required, just which Issue we want to start our new subscription from.
  • Fanhome cannot replace any damaged/missing issues from Eaglemoss. We would need to start our subscription at that issue.
  • Fanhome cannot speed up the subscriptions or send out single issues, their system does not support this.
  • Each monthly shipment will contain four stages of parts, except for the DeLorean which will contain five.
  • Each individual stage will cost £10.99/$13.99 plus £1/$2.40 shipping + handling.
  • These issues will be shipped via the same couriers Fanhome already uses in each country.

The information is coming fast, I will try my best to keep up!

JANUARY 10, 2023

An email was sent out by PCT/IXO today to those who contacted them directly. It originally included links to what appears to be Salesforce-based QA preview sites. A few days later, the real links were released so I have modified this email with the correct URLs:

After we acquired some of the assets of EAGLEMOSS LTD., following their bankruptcy, our priority was to allow the collectors, caught by surprise by the termination of their activity, to be able to finish their model

Since August, you have been thousands to reply us through a dedicated Google Form and allow us to collect all the necessary information about your collection(s)

In parallel, we have been in contact with forwarders, in order to unblock all containers shipped to Eaglemoss since January 2022, and awaiting in different ports all over the world. We also took time to produce all the missing parts to allow you to finish your collection and, last but not the least, we have also been in contact with licensors and publishers involved in these collections, in order to find the best way forward.

All this unfortunately took some time, and we do apologize to have been keeping you waiting so long.

Taking into consideration the different needs of all involved parties and some contractual restrictions, but in order to proceed as quickly as possible with the restart of the shipments, we would like to inform you that, from January 11th, you should contact the following links:






With all these joint efforts, we hope that you’ll be able to finish your model soon. Don’t hesitate to contact us again if you have any questions.

For those customers who were building the Willys Jeep, Mercedes 300SL, or Nissan GT-R, PCT/IXO will be selling these directly, but only as FULL kits. However, by the end of February 2023, they plan to offer these customers a credit based on how much of the build was undelivered.

The expected release dates (and links to IXO) of these three FULL KIT builds are:

JANUARY 6, 2023

PCT/IXO has said that their new website should go online on January 10th, 2023! The delay was due to a few final licensing and technical issues. Also, the Fanhome release of the DeLorean is a team effort between both PCT/IXO and Fanhome – they are working together on this.

DECEMBER 22, 2022

If you are a Fanhome subscriber, once logged into their site there was a new, yet unusable Collections and models link at the bottom that says ‘DeLorean from Back to the Future’. It appears that Fanhome (which is DeAgostini) might be carrying this model moving forward. DeAgostini supplied the Eaglemoss DeLorean to the Japanese market, so the connection between them on this partwork makes sense. I will keep an eye on this for any developments.

UPDATE December 24, 2022: As of today, the mysterious link has disappeared from the Fanhome website.

UPDATE December 28, 2022: I spoke with Fanhome and should receive information to share on this development in the new year.

DECEMBER 13, 2022

Ben Robinson (@BenCSRobinson) tweeted a few more nuggets of info today regarding both our partworks and the Starship Collections. I highlighted the tweets related to our build-ups. This lines up with the new website information from PCT/IXO:

DECEMBER 4, 2022

For those builders hoping to finish their Gone in 60 Seconds Eleanor Mustang, I have received word that PCT/IXO did reach an agreement with Eligor to sell that model directly through the new PCT/IXO website. However, still no ETA on this new site going live just yet.

DECEMBER 1, 2022

I spoke with PCT/IXO today and their new website is now ready to go live, however they are waiting on approvals from the different licensors involved. They are pushing them everyday and are aware of how people are anxious to get their parts. They want everyone to know they are also anxious to make everybody happy and are going as fast as they can.

NOVEMBER 16, 2022

PCT/IXO told me today that the new website is currently undergoing final testing and should be available soon. They also said I will be priority informed as soon as it goes live. I will of course share those details here and on the Partwork Central Facebook groups ASAP.

NOVEMBER 6, 2022

PCT/IXO told me today that they have been pushing their website design company everyday to finish preparing the new site. It is expected to be online in a few more days.

OCTOBER 29, 2022

Ben Robinson (@BenCSRobinson) tweeted a few nuggets of information today regarding both our partworks and the Starship Collections:

OCTOBER 26, 2022

PCT/IXO has said that they should have a dedicated website online very soon to allow customers to order their missing/remaining parts for many of the Eaglemoss partwork builds. They expect it to be available either the end of this week or early next week. I am also hearing that a toll-free number is being setup to take questions/orders, as well as an option to order all of the needed parts in a single purchase or as monthly deliveries. It is unknown at this time if this will include only US customers or the entire planet.

OCTOBER 12, 2022

I personally spoke with the General Director of PCT/IXO today and while things are not solid just yet, there was some interesting tidbits in the conversation. This situation is constantly changing on a weekly basis, but generally has been moving towards a good outcome. The survey from IXO I have linked below has received over 2,500 responses which is fantastic on everyone’s part. However, they want to address each customer directly so it will take a bit of time to get through them all. By the way, if you ran out of room on the form for all of your partwork builds, they recommend using another Google account to complete a second form with the same contact information.

There were some people asking if the price for the parts would be cheaper with Eaglemoss out of the picture, however given the current global shipping and general cost increases, this is likely not possible.

The re-licensing of each partwork model is still ongoing and all of the manufacturers (not just PCT) are eager to restart production of the models. However, since Eaglemoss stopped sending orders back in November 2021, it has been 10+ months since these parts were made. It will take time to get the lines up and running again.

It is possible that some partworks will not be resumed for financial, stock, or licensing reasons, but it is too early to tell. Rest assured though, they are working hard to overcome the various legal, industrial, and shipping hurdles standing between us and completing our builds.

Finally, something I found interesting is that many of the licensor/publishers are focused on resuming service here in the United States first. I really thought the European market would be the priority, so this took me by surprise. I have a feeling that this may be because most of them are based in the US. Either way, I do feel we are slowing inching closer to a positive result after the downfall of Eaglemoss back in July. It may take until early next year, but be patient and be hopeful. We will get there!

OCTOBER 1, 2022

Ben Robinson (@BenCSRobinson), former Director at Eaglemoss, dropped a vague tweet today hinting at October being a ‘good month’ for Eaglemoss products:

SEPTEMBER 28, 2022

Today, the IXO marketing department sent an email to a small group of Eaglemoss partwork customers:

I spoke to PCT/IXO about it and I wanted to add some additional context. Today’s batch run was limited in scope so they could test their system. Therefore, not every customer received it. Larger batches of these emails should go out to customers shortly.

Included with this email is a link to an online Google Form containing a short survey. I have shared this link below with permission from PCT/IXO. They invite any previous Eaglemoss customer with unfinished partwork model builds to complete the survey via this link, regardless if you receive the email above or not.


TIP: Since the survey is presented via Google Forms, you will need a valid Google account to complete it. One survey submission per account.

The survey asks for your name, address, country, which partwork models you were building, the respective Eaglemoss account numbers, and which was the last issue/stage received for each model.   As for what will be the outcome of this data collection, PCT/IXO said:

“Customers will be able to order the parts for the issues they miss. Details will be sent shortly.”

I do want to mention that this email does not confirm that PCT/IXO has secured the required licensing/distribution in the US just yet. I did indeed receive this email in the US, but emails are international. I am awaiting further information from PCT/IXO.

FURTHER UPDATE: PCT/IXO has just confirmed a couple things: First, the solution they are working on for us includes the global market, not just the UK. So, if you haven’t yet, I suggest completing the survey. Second, build instructions *will* be included for the supplied parts.

LaFerrari Now Available!

Originally teased last year, Agora Models has just announced their latest partwork model – this 1:8 scale Ferrari LaFerrari! Available worldwide (except in Italy), this stunning build is highly detailed, lighting, motorized doors, and a custom remote control.

I feel this is simply one of the most beautiful large-scale partwork builds there is. Completed in 100 stages over 12 shipments, Agora Models offers this subscription with two payment options: 12 or 24 months.

“This 1:8 scale model is a faithful replica of the record-breaking LaFerrari, realistic right down to the smallest detail. From the design of the bodywork, the active aerodynamic profiles, the stitching on the sports bucket seats, to the replica V12 engine – every part of Ferrari’s signature hypercar is accurately reproduced. To show off the advanced electronics, every model comes with a remote control in the shape of the steering wheel which is used to open the electronic butterfly doors, fire up the engine, sound the horn, and activate the lights.

Now you have the chance to build the finest replica of this incredible car.”


  • Scale: 1:8
  • Length: 60cm (23 5/8”)
  • Width: 26cm (10 1/4”)
  • Height: 14cm (5 1/2”)
  • Bodywork: Die-cast metal
  • Details: ABS engineering plastic
  • Number of parts: 500+


  • Painted in distinctive Rosso Corsa
  • Working electronics operated by a remote control in the shape of the LaFerrari steering wheel
  • Electronic butterfly doors
  • Illuminating headlights and brake lights
  • Faithfully reproduced hybrid V12 Ferrari engine
  • Engine and horn sound also operated by remote control
  • Opening front and rear bonnets
  • Functioning steering wheel
  • Deployable rear spoiler

Limited Black Edition

Exclusively for Agora Advantage Club members through May 31, 2023, the same build is available with a Daytona Black color scheme and includes an extra set of black rims! If you have bought a model from Agora before, you are already a member. This is a limited-run of only 150 kits with any kits remaining after May 31st will be offered to all customers. A unique custom-numbered display stand with lighting and clear display case is also included.

I am definitely going to be building this 1:8 scale Ferrari LaFerrari. A similar LaFerrari was released by Hachette in 2013 and then Centauria in 2016, but by the time I found out about it, it was no longer in production. Therefore, I am very excited to see Agora Models releasing one! I even created a brand new build site over @

2nd Optimus Prime Announced!

It looks like we are not going to have one, but TWO large-scale Transformers Optimus Prime partwork build-up models to choose from. It began with the 1:8 scale Gen 1 Optimus Prime from Agora Models announced back in September 2022 with an April 2023 release date. Now, out of nowhere, the Fanhome US and UK sites are advertising a new 1:10 scale Optimus Prime from the Michael Bay movie universe!

Standing 23 inches tall, this Fanhome Optimus Prime will feature lights and full articulation. However, it is not known if it can fully transform.

It appears this is the same model that was tested in France under the Altaya brand about a year ago. That test must have been successful as Fanhome is asking prospective customers to sign up to be notified when this build launches in full around June 2023.

TIP: If you click the ‘Notify Me’ button on the Fanhome website, make sure to type in your email address manually (do not use autofill or copy/paste). Spam prevention will block the other methods. If it goes through correctly, you should receive a confirmation email almost immediately.

Fanhome US:

Fanhome UK:

I love that we all have choices in our small partwork market, and between these two models, I am hoping that the Transformers fans out there will be able to build one or both of these Optimus Prime partworks!

New Partwork Distribution Service!

  • Have you ever wanted a subscription partwork build-up from the United Kingdom (UK) but it was not available in your home country?
  • Have you tried those expensive package forwarding services and ended up paying too much?

Well, our friend Ian Campbell over at Partwork Upgrades has put a solution together to help us all! His new Partwork Distribution service can receive your UK-based monthly subscription packages and reship them to you anywhere in the world. His companies have shipped more than 4,000 packages since 2021.

To keep the costs as transparent as possible, he simply charges from £5.99 plus the best-possible shipping rate from UK Royal Mail for each monthly shipment.

Signing up for this service is a simple 2-step process. When you subscribe to your favorite UK partwork from any distributor (Agora, Hachette, DeAgostini, Fanhome, etc.), you use his forwarding address and phone number – you use your own billing address for the payment information. Once you have a subscription number, you register your information on the Partwork Distribution website. That’s it!

An account is maintained at Partwork Distribution for you to pay for the forwarding services as the shipments are processed. This account is billed automatically, but can be topped up as needed.

If you want to forward multiple partworks, a separate account at Partwork Distribution is needed for each one.

I have seriously been wanting to build the Batmobile Tumbler from Hachette and this new service from Ian can make that happen. I highly recommend checking to see if Partwork Distribution is right for you!

MB W196 Released!

Agora Models has another new partwork model available immediately – this 1:8 scale 1955 Mercedes W196 race car!

The technologically-advanced Silver Arrow that gave Stirling Moss his first 1955 World Championship victory

“A streamlined silver masterpiece, the Mercedes-Benz W 196 R was designed for the 1954/55 racing seasons, leaving its competitors in its wake. With nine victories and fastest laps, eight pole positions in twelve Grand Prix races and two world champion’s titles, the W 196 R is one of the finest racing cars in history.”

This partwork model consists of approximately 450 parts made from die-cast metal with ABS and rubber details. It is a limited run of 500 units, which are individually numbered.


  • 1955 Stirling Moss British Grand Prix winning Monoposto model
  • Finished in silver and wearing race number 12
  • Drivers seat in replica blue plaid seat cover
  • Engine Sounds
  • Working Steering
  • Replica eight-cylinder inline engine
  • Original wire wheel spoke design

Display Plinth

All orders will include a specially designed display plinth, including:

  • Illuminated Badges
  • Metal Plaque with unique limited edition number
  • Individually numbered commemorative gold-plated medal
  • Signed and Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

This build is available for pre-order now, with shipping expected to begin in March/April 2023. As a limited-edition model, this Mercedes-Benz W196R is being offered as a FULL KIT or via an accelerated subscription where the first four packs (of twelve total) are shipped up front. Additionally, Agora Elite and Agora Master members have the option to buy the accelerator option in four monthly payments.

I think the 1950s had some of the most beautiful automobile designs, and this is just another prime example!

007 Collection Announced!

On Christmas Eve 2022, Agora Models premiered a reveal trailer for an upcoming model collection:

This is a first in the partwork world – a set of eight (8) James Bond 007 1:8 scale partwork cars! Officially licensed by Danjaq and MGM Studios, these 1:8 scale models will be start being released in Summer 2023. The first car available will be the awesome, iconic and gadget-laden No Time To Die Aston Martin DB5.

Other models shown on their website include the Aston Martin Vanquish, Volante, DBS, and DB10, as well as the Jaguar JXR Convertible and submersible Lotus Esprit. It appears that Agora is scanning the vehicles in the Bond in Motion collection that is traveling around the world:

Personally, I think this is a fantastic idea and look forward to seeing all of the great models they bring to our market.

Check out the Agora Models 007 Collection page for more details!

Tumbler Released!

On December 28th, 2022, Hachette Partworks LTD. is releasing the 1:8 scale Batmobile Tumbler partwork model in UK newsagents! However, as of today, they are taking UK subscriptions where six issues will be delivered every six weeks, starting at £1.99 for the first issue.

This is the iconic Batmobile Tumbler from The Dark Knight Trilogy and the build features working lights, sound, and motion:

“With military “stealth”-inspired technology, its bullet-proof bodywork is strong enough to break through concrete walls, making the Tumbler stand out as the most revolutionary Batmobile ever. This fantastic vehicle represents a turning point in Batman history, and now you can build your own highly detailed replica!” – Hachette

Completed in 120 Issues, this Batmobile Tumbler will measure approximately 56 x 35 x 19cm in size and is made of die-cast metal and other detail materials. Issues will be released every two weeks until Issue 10 on May 30, 2023, at which point they will starting coming out weekly.

Some of the various features of this Batmobile Tumbler model include:

  • Bodywork with “Stealth” Design

  • Turbine Engine with Sound Effects

  • Cockpit with Control Panel, Steering Console, and Radar Board

  • Front Tires with Extra Grip

  • Rear Tires with Deep Tread

If you start your subscription with Issues 1, 2, 3, or 4 by March 31st, 2023, the first issue is FREE and four Free Gifts will be included along the way. These include a Batman Keyring, a Collector’s Binder for the issue magazines, a Batman Mug, and a 1:43 scale version of the Tumbler:

Free Gifts included with subscription. Gifts offered are subject to change.
Free Gifts included with subscription. Gifts offered are subject to change.

Finally, there is a Premium Subscription option that increases the cost of each issue by £1.50. By selecting this option, a lighted Display Case will be supplied near the end of the build:

If you are in the UK and would like to sign up for this partwork build, head on over to the Batmobile Tumbler site. I think this looks like a fantastic model and would love to build it. Unfortunately, it is not currently available here in the United States. I am staying positive that it will be released to more customers soon!

Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises and all related characters and elements © and ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

In The Lab…

I am going to try my hand at broadcasting my own hosted livestreams with the Hobby Time Modelers (HTM) group tomorrow Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 3pm Eastern time. I am not a ‘YouTuber’ by any means, but I can give it a go anyway!

In this first installment, I will be working on my Agora Models/Hachette 1:200 scale RMS Titanic partwork model. Mainly, I plan on sharing the process I am using to add frosted window glass to the ship and test the bow lighting before and after the modification.

You can find my YouTube channel at

You can join our small Hobby Time Modelers community at:

YouTube: https://

Everyone is welcome and I look forward to seeing you there!



Sting Ray Announced!

Agora Models has seriously been on a roll lately. They have just announced this fantastic 1:8 scale 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Z06/N03 large scale build-up model! Consisting of 430 parts and just shy of 20″ long, pre-orders will start shipping worldwide April 2023.

UPDATE May 10, 2023: This model is now available for purchase!

At the time the real car was unveiled, the new Sting Ray was nearly unanimously lauded by the automotive press when it came out for its handling, road adhesion, and sheer power. While the N03 coupe option added a larger 36-gallon fuel tank and was fairly common back in those days, the new-to-Corvette Z06 performance package was the only included on 199 cars, making those vehicles with both of these options (and the split rear windows) some of the most collectible versions of the Corvette ever made.

This model captures the essence of the Sting Ray and includes electronic lights and sounds which are all controlled via a remote control. As an added customization option during the course of the assembly of this model, two sets of wheels will be included: the original ’63 wheels seen below and a set of the custom ’64 knock-off wheels that were originally created for Chevrolet by Kelsey-Hayes.

In typical Agora Models style, this build will be supplied in 12 packs that can be shipped monthly or bi-monthly depending on the subscription you choose. The longer 24-month subscription still takes payments each month, but they are smaller amounts. Either option always includes the Agora Guarantee making sure you will be able to complete the model once started.

The model will be painted in the classic Sebring Silver color and includes the iconic split rear windows that were only available in the 1963 model year. The spare wheel can be found concealed in the rear storage rack:

The red interior is fully detailed with working steering system and dashboard lighting:

The headlights light up and are hidden behind real motorized covers. The turn signals blink and make the clicking sound effect to match:

At the rear of the model, the tail lights light up as well:

The hood, doors, windows, and gas-filler cover all open/close to allow the model to be displayed any way you choose:

Under the hood is a highly-detailed replica of the famous small block 327 fuel-injected 360HP V8 engine. In addition, a button on the remote control triggers the car to play an engine sound:

All subscribers will also receive this beautiful hard-cover coffee table picture book of the Sting Ray by David Newhardt:

Optionally, subscribers can upgrade their order to add this fantastic limited edition Display Case. This option also includes custom license plates for your model, individually numbered name plate, soft glow logo lighting, and certificate of authenticity:

For more information or to order your own model, head on over to the Agora Models Corvette Sting Ray page!