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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Was this due to poor artificial lighting, or is there a more sensible theory?? So it is quite a rare side. Second version Claret shirt with light blue sleeves, white shorts.

In this changed, as the first wholesale expansion into the European leagues and export market began. Very occasionally and in usbbuteo reference numbers, another type of heavyweight can be found.

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. First shown on the Little-plastic-men website, I’ve recently picked up this team locally.

No Little Plastic Men were harmed in the making of this web site. This had black shorts and White shorts from until However, many shop displays of the early s still have the black shorts version, and they are not too uncommon. With the Zombie subnuteo as a near fatal mistake for the game, saw a hastily redesigned new figure suitable for machine painting, the Lightweight. The Italian catalogue of still catqlogo this team with a heavyweight player in red and yellow. There have been sightings of a s Usbbuteo away, with reversed colours i.

Second Version – Blue Shorts. However, this did not stop Subbuteo from selling them, and they continued to turn up throughout the s. From left to right Molded blue base 3. This also sees wh return to red and yellow stripes. Later Clyde and Darlington.

Black base all black socks.

Possible alternate version that looks a little like Ajax. The Zombie also saw the introduction of the ‘plug’ style fixing into the base for the first time, rather than the bar fixing on the original three dimensional figures.


Technical stuff and I am particularly fond of the Sybbuteo 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. Later, it was Cork Hibernians Ireland. White base with blue inners flesh plastic 6. 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 and countless others abroad.

The photo real players are no longer sold in single teams and are now sold in sealed packets suubbuteo a random selection of players from different clubs, which means there is the extra enjoyment of ‘swapping your doubles’ during lunch break to make up complete squads so that you can eventually play a game. The ‘Zombie’ was born named so after it’s likeness of a Zombie from a long forgotten ‘B’ movie or Michael Jackson video and I remember well the fights at the toy shop as the last of the classic Heavyweights were snapped up, leaving the shelves of Zombies to gather dust.

First version Claret shirt with blue V neck, light blue shorts.

Subbuteo – Little Plastic Men H/W Team Box Guide

Montroseand even Irish teams e. I know two people who collect Zombies.

This may also explain why the all blue kit is usually painted on white plastic, rather than flesh. With the machines came the more intricate kits and by the middle ‘s it was possible to buy Premiership teams, still on the two colour bases with sponsors logos, very fine detail and for the first time since the one off Heavyweight France team in the late ‘s, mixed race teams that included three dark skinned players. Also Peterborough and Karlsruher The stripes on this team seem to start as red and yellow, before becoming catakogo and amber.

Claret base with flesh plastic 4. This page gives us the Dutch sides, and most of the Italian ones from this expansion. Blue base arm stripes variation 5. Other British caatalogo in the ’70s were Swindon, Crewe and Bournemouth. The classic heavyweight began to appear inand replaced the previous short sleeved player type very quickly.


The Humbrol logo is used with permission. Northampton in the s. With the machines pumping out up to 10, sets of teams of the popular kits in one run, it subbutteo odd that some of the lightweights can be found hand painted.

All photographs and text contained in this site may not be reproduced in any form without express subuteo. The red and yellow version then switches to ref 61 for a couple of years before disappearing. Was Plymouth in and again in Blue base black inner. Variation – The green shorts version can also appear with yellow socks.

Catalogo HW

This only features in the price list, and the big undated green catalogue of the late s. Standard version with green shorts and white socks existed in catalogues from until During it’s long reign, the Classic Heavyweight remained the eubbuteo figure for the growing number of available kits in the catalogue but other designs of player were used in the boxed starter sets and also for the eight 5-a-side Football Express dubbuteo.

The version with blue shorts then becomes reference Hearts, Arbroath, and Stenhousemuir. For the more mature collector like myself, who just wants to own complete teams, this does prove a little tricky and have only just escaped being arrested on two occasions while hanging around school playgrounds attempting to swap one of my fifteen Ze Maria’s for that elusive Michael Owen.

Subbuteo – Little Plastic Men H/W Teams

A common Italian kit, it existed in lightweight until The fact that some heavyweights are still gracing the Italian catalogue shows the hazard of relying on standard dating. Today, this is the most sought after figure type of all by collectors. Yugoslavia and later Albania.