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If you’ve been building an Eaglemoss Ecto-1, you may be sitting on an unfinished Cadillac for a while that might end up getting scrapped.

The impressive, 1:8-scale offering from the Eaglemoss Hero Collector Die-Cast Club made a big splash at New York Comic Con (NYCC) back in 2019 and quickly spawned countless videos, blog posts, and Instagram shots as thousands of Ghostbusters fans signed up for the program and began documenting their builds across social media. Now, the completion of those builds is in question.

This week, Greg Connell, managing director of InfolinkGazette first reported that Eaglemoss, which started nearly 50 years ago, had voluntarily filed for administration in the UK, the equivalent of bankruptcy in the U.S.

While filing for bankruptcy doesn’t always mean that a company is done for good (it could reorganize or be purchased), it doesn’t look good for Eaglemoss.

Source: Eaglemoss Hero Collector

Just two years ago, the Eaglemoss Hero Collector brand made a big push into the U.S. market with a Walmart deal in place and distribution through Hot Topic, BoxLunch, GameStop, Calendar Club, Spencer’s, and more for its licensed products, including figures, vehicles, and prop replicas. Eaglemoss maintained licensing deals with Warner Bros., Universal, Paramount, Sony, the BBC, and more for items based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Trek, DC Comics, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, and more.

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Over the past year, numerous Eaglemoss executives have jumped ship to other companies while its “partworks” subscription business has sputtered.

A “technical issue” or are the doors locked? | Source: The Pop Insider

As of today, consumers visiting the U.S. Eaglemoss website have either received notice that orders cannot be placed “due to a technical issue” or that products are out of stock. As of this writing, all partworks offerings, including the Ecto-1, the Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine, and the new RMS Titanic model kit, are listed as unavailable or sold out.

The Pop Insider will keep an eye on the situation with Eaglemoss and will report future updates as we have them.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.