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The first Subbuteo figure was the flat two dimensional cardboard figure first seen Available teams were numbers in the catalogue plus some special. West Ham. 1. Claret base 2. Sky base 3. Claret base with flesh plastic 4. Red base with flesh plastic 5. White base with blue inners flesh plastic 6. Blue base. The complete team, starters and substitutes. 22 outfield players + 3 rodded keepers. Please specify in the ORDER NOTES the number and the name of the.

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First shown on the Little-plastic-men website, I’ve recently picked up this team locally. Cork Celticbefore finally some iconic away kits were added to the mix i. However, they are almost subbutei seen, and no early s shop displays show this variation.

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This only features in the price list, and the big undated green catalogue of the late s. The claret version is lovely. Can include shorts trim, which might be unique for a s side. In France this side was sold as The teams also brought a new flatter ‘professional’ two tone base, much the same as the Hasbro one piece in profile, but with a beveled edge for easier chipping which has gained many fans amongst the players. The three dimensional heavyweight oo scale figure was introduced in late on two tone coloured bases.

The Italian catalogue of still illustrates this team with a heavyweight player in red and yellow. Heavyweight figures were only produced untiland the figures in brackets are how long each number continued as a lightweight.


The catalogue is the one that crosses over, with teams painted in both figures. History of the Subbuteo Football Figure Probably the most asked question by curious visitors to wubbuteo site who have unearthed their old Subbuteo collection from the loft is for me to explain the differences between heavyweight and lightweight figures.


References 1 – In addition, ref 73 Clydebank had an identical description from to A common Italian kit, it existed in lightweight until subbugeo Blue base no shoulder trim. Even by the time of the heavyweight figure, a couple of these stranger kits were not being used by anyone.

Sheffield Wednesday and Brighton and Hove Albion. Mark Adolph has pictures of a side from a different Subbuteo factory wearing the same kit. Later, it was Cork Hibernians Ireland. However, this did not stop Subbuteo from selling them, and they continued to turn up throughout the s.

The early catalogues were quite clear that this had a diagonal or slanting band, and indeed that is the real River Plate kit.

Despite this, in my experience, the white shorts version is still slightly more common than the blue. Standard version with green shorts and white socks existed in catalogues from until The official kit had blue shorts, but I have seen pictures of it worn with the white shorts from the home kit, hence Subbuteo’s confusion. Plymouth only used it untiland it was then a blank side. Although subguteo an expert and dates are approximate, the images below should guide you in the right direction as to if you are in possession of a heavyweight, lightweight, zombie, walker or scarecrow!

Very occasionally and in limited reference numbers, another type of heavyweight can be found. Now that I’ve split the figure types, I’ve had to change how the lists are dated. The red and yellow version then switches to ref 61 for a couple of years before disappearing.


Often the shorts on the all blue version do not quite match the shirts, and collectors believe that there was a recall of the white shorts version, so that it could be corrected. Second Version – Blue Shorts. Was also Partick Thistle in the s.

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Blue base black inner. The common version, with simplified trim painted onto flesh plastic.

Hol N. Second version – Horizontal hoop 0although the horizontal stripe must have actually arrived earlier than these catalogue dates suggest F. White base with blue inners flesh plastic 6.

Technical stuff and I am particularly fond of the Scarecrow and remember getting a set of these in red with my first Club edition, painting all the white in the kit with red Airfix paint to create a makeshift Liverpool until I got the ‘proper’ thing for my birthday.

Red base black shorts 3. Heavyweight Reference Chart The Team Colours Project: I know two people who collect Zombies. Known as the ‘Dwarf’ the figure stands slightly shorter and stockier than the classic heavyweight. They say things go round in circles and it seems that the Subbuteo footballer is no exception with this latest offering, which has reverted back to a flat two dimensional style similar to the early celluloid ‘s figures.

In this changed, as the first wholesale expansion into the European leagues and export market began. Blue base blue socks 3. This may also explain why the all blue kit is usually painted on white plastic, rather than flesh. This page gives us the Dutch sides, and most of the Italian ones from this expansion.