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Re: collecting rare items...someone here ?

Postby Focus On » 27 Feb 2017, 14:36

Yes Ian, no sweat.
Does anyone have any close pictures of the Rocket To The Moon or Journey Into Space sets
Guess what - Pete has one.

http://www.subbuteoworld.co.uk/subbuteo ... buteo-game

Balloon missing - obviously, they don't last 60 years :roll: but it's a quality piece of kit.

Atmosphere on the inside of the planet - it's an interesting concept. :-k


a snip at 2 and a half large :lol!:
Do you get a real rocket with it? :wink:
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Postby lionofludesch » 28 Feb 2017, 11:48


a snip at 2 and a half large :lol!:
Do you get a real rocket with it? :wink:
:lol!: :lol!: :lol!: :lol!:

On the other hand, where else will you get one ? :cry:
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Postby Focus On » 28 Feb 2017, 11:52

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Postby lionofludesch » 28 Feb 2017, 11:55

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:lol!: :lol!: :lol!: :lol!: :lol!:

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Re: collecting rare items...someone here ?

Postby albertocollection » 01 Mar 2017, 07:44

There is an entry on the Peter Upton site for ' The U Paint Outfit '. Apparently sold between 1965 and 1968.
This is mine, empty, unfortunately. The sticker on the lid doesn't clarify what was inside.
The box is small and "Flat", so no Set N or NN or classic C109 goals enterede in the box, so no goals, maybe.
There are so many questions opened.
Were the figures lost in a plastic bag or still assembled with molding support ?
Were the bases assembled or just lost inners and bases ? What were the colours ?
The sticker tell that the colours were proveded.... What colour were inside ? and how many ?

It is one of the best box I have but the worst to fill...
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Postby Focus On » 01 Mar 2017, 15:27

Beautiful Alberto
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Re: collecting rare items...someone here ?

Postby spudski » 01 Mar 2017, 17:10

That's awesome Alberto...it looks like the exact one photographed on the Peter Upton site...some of your questions are answered on that...quote...

 
Just when you thought that every Subbuteo item ever produced was nicely catalogued on this website another strange and wonderful item appears. 
The "U-Paint" outfit appeared in small quantities somewhere between 1965 and 1968. I've had two similar reports of this set. The box set illustrated here was bought in a sports shop in Birmingham (called Perry's!) and other sets came from East London. Both people who had these sets as kids remember buying lots of them and painting like mad, so I've no idea why the sets did not get a longer run.
In the Birmingham version, the name of the set was stuck on to an older box set, and it was described to the buyer as "an experimental line". Inside the box were two teams of players still on their sprues. These could be either white or flesh coloured plastic. In the flesh coloured sets even the goalkeepers were flesh coloured, which I'm sure is unusual for heavyweights. The bases came separate to the figures, and were red and blue, although the London sets had white outers. In addition to this you were given a tube of glue, some paints, a brush, one of the old large balls, and some cheap goals.
 
The paints were contained in little see-through capsules, nicely described as "like cod liver oil drops". These were apparently really awful gloss colours. The goals were solid plastic, and only 2cm deep. As the ball has a diameter of about 2.5cm, the whole ball cannot actually cross the line using these goals. Opps.
The great advantage of these sets was that the whole thing cost only a few pennies more than a complete team, so the buyer was effectively getting the teams half price. That and having a nice empty canvas to work on. This was important as team kits were beginning to change in the 1960s, and Subbuteo weren't all that quick in catching up.
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Re: collecting rare items...someone here ?

Postby spudski » 01 Mar 2017, 17:22

Your box Alberto is the 'popular' outfit box, which is not deep...it did have goals in though....I think, and these goals came inside. They look like the ones shown on the PU site. Very small and flexible plastic.
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