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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Black base all black socks.
The Humbrol logo is used with permission. The first batch increased the teams from 81 to Originally Chester and Millwall. This is important, because some of the club colours change around this time, meaning that some of the earlier colours were produced in the new figure for a very short time.
This highly detailed player was available until around increasing the range of teams to some in total. Molded blue base 3.
The first Subbuteo figure was the flat two dimensional cardboard figure first seen around The stripes on this team seem to start as red and yellow, before becoming claret and amber. Almost as popular as refs one and two, this kit was also used by Milwall, Bradford, Doncaster, Port Vale, Northampton, York, Colchester and Darlington in England subbufeo countless others abroad.
Standard subbutep with green shorts and white socks existed subbufeo catalogues from until Was this due to poor artificial lighting, or is there a more sensible theory?? With the machines pumping out up to 10, sets of teams of the popular kits in one run, it is odd that some of the lightweights can be found hand painted. In addition, ref 73 Clydebank had an identical description from to Probably the most asked question by curious visitors to the site who have unearthed their old Subbuteo collection from the loft is for ha to explain the differences between heavyweight and lightweight figures.
Second Version – Blue Shorts. Actually blank for most of this era, until Bristol Rovers returned to it in There seems to be a “with trim” version circa to match the Partick Thistle kit of the time.
Possible alternate version that looks a little like Ajax. Moulded with sock trim 5. The common version, with simplified trim painted onto flesh plastic. White base arm stripe version with sock turnovers. Also Rotherham in cwtalogo s, and occasionally Lincoln and Stirling Albion.
Later Clyde and Darlington. Later, it was Cork Hibernians Ireland.
Blue base with v-neck collar. The catalogue is the one that crosses over, with teams painted in both figures.
I should image also that some teams didn’t require huge amounts of stock and it would have been more cost effective to hand paint the kits that sold in lower numbers. All photographs and text contained in this site may not be reproduced in any form without cataalogo permission. First shown on the Little-plastic-men website, I’ve recently picked up this team locally. 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 cataolgo for easier chipping which has gained many fans amongst the players.
Now that I’ve split the figure types, I’ve suvbuteo to change how the lists are dated. This page gives us the Dutch sides, and most of the Italian ones from this expansion. Heavyweight figures were only produced untiland the figures in brackets are how long each number continued as a lightweight.
Subbuteo – Little Plastic Men H/W Team Box Guide
Queens Park Rangers, Reading, Subbugeo. Today, this is the most sought after figure type of all by collectors. The red and yellow version then switches subbyteo ref 61 for a couple of years before disappearing. A stronger celluloid version followed which was still available in the shops until the early ‘s and covered the references These differ in that the figure is moulded onto the white disc which fits into the base, rather than being on a bar. As with most things Subbuteo, there is no real rhyme or reason to the process of replacing teams.
In probably the most loved and memorable of all the footballing figures was released, the Classic Heavyweight, which was more than likely designed by the sculptor Charles Stadden who was also responsible for other accessories in the Subbuteo range such as the World Cup trophy and various stadium figures. The claret version is lovely. However, they are almost never seen, and no early s shop displays show this variation.
Even by the time of the heavyweight figure, a couple of these stranger kits were not being used by anyone.
Gold, Tangerine, and possibly Amber. Blue base blue socks 3.
However, a few odd little kits had began to creep into the lists in the s such as Oldham at 37 and Grimsby at ref The Team Colours Project: Was Newport County in Blue base arm stripes variation 5.
With Subbuteo production at a halt, Hasbro granted license to an Italian firm, Edilio Parodi in to manufacture a new range of teams which was short lived and ceased in late A new generation of figure, known as the ‘Parodi figure’ saw a return to the hand painting technique with only some machine work on the more intricate kits.
The Zombie Page Lightweights ss: Heavyweight Reference Chart 1. Heavyweight Reference Chart Red base black inner 5.