Last year, Eagelmoss, a premium model kit subscription service provider, closed up shop. No matter where customers were in their builds of the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 or Back to the Future DeLorean, they were out of luck. At $50+ a month for a few parts, many people were looking at nearly a thousand dollars flushed down the drain. Luckily, a company has come to help clean up this mess.
According to Ghostbusters News, Fanhome has picked up Eaglemoss’s licenses and customer database. While not every subscription is back on track, the Time Machine and Ecto-1 will be soon. In addition, Fanhome will let former Eaglemoss customer restart their kit, saying, “You will be able to choose from which issue you resume your collection – allowing you to continue where you left off.”
Back to the Future DeLorean builders will also get a 2nd chance to finish their models. Unlike the Ecto-1, the Time Machine is currently in the pre-order stage. Fanhome will let customers start their Time Machine wherever they want, but you cannot order previous issues independently. So, if you have a broken part, it may be easier to find that piece on eBay or through one of the various reseller sites instead. I stopped my subscription when it got into the BTTF III railroad parts. So, If I ever want to finish those ancillary add-ons, I can.
If you’re interested in starting the Ecto-1 model, here’s a breakdown of the costs for those in the U.S.:
- The Ecto-1 is complete in 37 packages (141 assembly stages and magazines).
- The first package contains two assembly stages. After that, you will receive a package each month containing 4 assembly stages and a magazine featuring your build instructions.
- Each package is $55.96. The 1st package is now at the special price of $8.00, and the 2nd at $41.97. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy this special offer!
- Shipping & Handling on your 1st package is completely free! From the second package onwards, the S&H cost is $9.60 per package.
Other subscription model kits include Knight Rider‘s K.I.T.T. and the Enterprise 1701-D.
Over the three years it took for me to get all the DeLorean model parts; I encountered some strangeness. Three times I got duplicate parts in the mail. Twice, the parts were damaged beyond use. Sometimes there were three-month gaps between shipments. Were you an Eaglemoss customer? Let us know your experiences in the comments section below.[Source: Ghostbusters News] [Source: Fanhome]