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Subuteo

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 23 Oct 2007.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    How cool was/is that game!... I have an Italia 90 version and some spare bits like the floodlights, fence, other teams etc which I bought for my son 3 years before he was born:rolleyes::evil::biggrin:
     
  2. johnr

    johnr Über Member

    and do you let him play with it yet?
     
  3. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    I had a set and the Astropitch glued onto a board. I threw the astropitch away....crazy...as thesedays they fetch about £30 2nd hand even with nail holes around the edges.....

    I had one team which was worth £30 on it's own (Celtic) but sold the set for just over £70 on ebay.....they really fetch top dollars...especially complete LTD Edition boxed sets such as Italia '90!!!!
    Keep it safe BTFB.:evil:
     
  4. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    I challenge you to a match!

    (But only cos I want to come round and play with the floodlights, I never got those!)
     
  5. I asked for the same version for Christmas one year or a Celtic one, got a cheap copy :blush: kick soccer or something. :thumbsdown:
     
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    Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I didnt know the Italia 90 version was worth anything...ours is ...erm...'well used':biggrin:...

    ...back in the 70's I had a set as well...just a pitch and a red and blue team with a brown ball
     
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    Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    The floodlights are cool, but not bright enough to play under them alone...you still need to have a room light on. I have the score board as well, where you have to cut out the black cardboard names etc....all od my goalies are held together with tape, blue tac and superglue!
     
  8. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    I had (or still have, somewhere) a cloth pitch, some kind of goal upgrade, a mini FA Cup, that scoreboard, and some side fencing.....

    I only ever brought West Ham as an additional team, so it was just them and the random blue and red teams that came with the set.


    I did used to enjoy the scoreboard though, cutting out all the names and mounting them was cool.


    However, as an only child, my games were never any good, as they were only ever played against myself or my mum!

    I did have a kind of subbuteo cricket game which was good though, the bowler had a kind of guttering ramp, ball bearings for balls, little fielders, everything. Used to amass big centuries against my mum!
     
  9. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Oh I'm sure there is a set still in my parents' attic. I'll have look next time I've a few hours to spare.

    I remember having floodlights, grandstand, scoreboard, TV cameras, and dugouts. I had quite a few teams - I remember the small sticky numbers (tiny they were!) that you could stick on the back of the shirts. Must have been late 70s/early 80s. I bet there are still full teams still in their boxes (maybe a few with broken arms but players were hard back then :evil:)
     
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    Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    The only sporting injury I ever got was a slipped disc whilst ironing a subuteo pitch...I'm not proud of it:biggrin:
     
  11. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    I had the football game first, until, thrill of thrill, my folks bought me the subbueto cricket! :biggrin:
    What a disappointment. :blush:
    'Owzat' was much better! :evil:
     
  12. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Owzat!

    that is it, the one I had...

    Great memories!
     
  13. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Maybe not, just looked it up on Ebay and it's a dice game......
     
  14. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    We had a league going when I was at school, we once bunked off for a whole week and went round a mates whose parents were at work and held a cup tournament. I got to the final against my best mate, lost 2-1 and we ended up having a fight over a disputed penalty and not talking for a week afterwards.

    It is a fantastic game, but not the same anymore I believe as it has been turned into a basic set. You used to be able to get every one of the 92 league clubs, plus for the enthusiast smaller scale balls and goals that were much more realistic. Subbuteo also made rugby and even a snooker game at one point.

    Happy days.
     
  15. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    The Undertones: My Perfect Cousin
    ...
    he always beat me at Subbuteo
    Cos he flicked a kick
    And I didn't know...

    Aaaah the memories!