Tag Archives: Subbuteo

World Cup 2018: Top Ten Retro Football Ads

Featuring toys, games and stickers from Bburago, Figurine Panini, Shoot, Big Jim, Tomy, Subbuteo and Pocketeers.

Pif Gadget. France. 1986.

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

France. Pif gadget N° 765. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

France. PIf Gadget. 1988.

France. PIf Gadget. 1988.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1979.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

France. Pif Gadget 795. 1984.

Late-Sunday 1980s blast from the past.

What to do on a lazy late-Sunday afternoon? Could satisfy your soccer needs with Tomy Super Cup Football or Subbuteo; get into shape with Music Tone; finish your homework with the Masters of the Universe calculator pen; try and win that Raleigh Burner BMX; or just go and meet the mighty MR T. Decisions, decisions…


France. PIf Gadget. 1988.

France. PIf Gadget. 1988.


France. PIf Gadget. 1988.

France. PIf Gadget. 1988.


France. PIf Gadget. 1988.

France. PIf Gadget. 1988.


France. PIf Gadget. 1988.

France. PIf Gadget. 1988.


UK. Eagle. 1984.

UK. Eagle. 1984.


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


 

SUBBUTEO… football crazy!

Subbuteo is the popular miniature football game invented by Peter A. Adolph in 1947 of Kent, UK. The original sets, produced and distributed by Mr Adolph himself in austerity-era Britain, were completely different to the sets most of us know today. The original ‘players’ were made from cut-out cardboard pieces inserted onto plastic bases. The goals were constructed from wire, and a piece of chalk and paper were included to ‘draw your own’ playing pitch!

By the early 1960s the sets had developed into what most of us now recognise as the classic 3-dimensional playing pieces. The introduction of accessories such as grandstands, floodlights, and international and domestic teams made Subbuteo a popular toy around the world.


France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.


France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.


France. PIf Gadget. 1988.

France. PIf Gadget. 1988.