LW Waddingtons v LW Hasbro equivalents

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LW Waddingtons v LW Hasbro equivalents

Postby Timbo85 » 02 May 2017, 09:42

I'm interested to see what people think of the rarity/ desirability of teams produced in the early 90s multi window era versus the same team made in the Hasbro slit window era.

For example I have a few duplicates and thinking of having a sort out but would like to keep the most desirable:

316 E Braunchwieg/ Kiev/ Sweden and... 63316 Sweden/ Ikast/ Mansfield/ Oxford/ 'Bronby'
631 Millwall/ Birmingham/ Leicester/ GIllingham and... 63631 Lyngby, Raith, Birmingham, Ispwich, Gillingham
393 N. Ireland and... 63393 N. Ireland/ Germany 2nd/ Plymouth/ Naestvad
670 Auxerre/ Italy 2nd and ... 63670 Auxerre/ Karlsruhe/ Tranmere/ Lyon

In the examples above I hardly ever see the Hasbro versions listed on Ebay and the like so would assume they're rarer? Though I'm not a flat base fan, I would like to see some more examples of the '63' teams. Though Subbuteo was on its death bed, as it was the last era of including teams such as Lyngby, Naestvad and Raith they have a certain fascination for me.

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Re: LW Waddingtons v LW Hasbro equivalents

Postby lloydie1109 » 02 May 2017, 10:03

In this era, limited numbers of all teams were printed, then done in small batches dependent on orders etc. The slit window self assembley teams were nothing more than a cost cutting exercise. In the mid to late 1990's one lady ran the printing and boxing of subbuteo, with 2 people in the office

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Re: LW Waddingtons v LW Hasbro equivalents

Postby Timbo85 » 02 May 2017, 10:33

Thanks mate, how d'you have such great inside knowledge may I ask?!
So would you say these slit window ones are indeed the rarer - though maybe not particularly sought after.. With reference to Vikash's excellent 'Subbuteo Hasbro Team Range' thread http://www.subbuteoforum.org.uk/viewtop ... asbro+list
Appears to be many very interesting teams I've never even seen pictures of.

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Re: LW Waddingtons v LW Hasbro equivalents

Postby lloydie1109 » 02 May 2017, 10:55

At the time i was doing a lot of development and promotional work for SSG. The slit windows would maybe be the rarer of the 2, but by how much, it is hard to say

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Re: LW Waddingtons v LW Hasbro equivalents

Postby lewisdl » 02 May 2017, 12:50

I think it depends on what you are trying to achieve in when collecting. Some people only collect celluloid or paper flats, some moly the original heavy weights, some the classic heavyweights, some the zombies, some the hand painted lightweight, some the machine printed waddingtons lightweights, and some he Hasbro teams.
Other collectors decide to collect international teams or restrict themselves to teams from particular leagues.
In ALL those variations there will be some teams that are rarer/ more desirable than others. The choice is yours.
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Re: LW Waddingtons v LW Hasbro equivalents

Postby Timbo85 » 02 May 2017, 13:39

Thanks Lewis, yes agreed. I suppose I just like to see obscure teams represented, and as these were the last batch of ever made of such teams I am quite interested in the slit window versions (not the garish Premier League branded sides mind).

That must've been very interesting Lloydie, if not somewhat heartbreaking to witness the gradual decline.

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Re: LW Waddingtons v LW Hasbro equivalents

Postby lloydie1109 » 02 May 2017, 13:43

The decline was slow at times, but from 1991 onwards, it was no secret at HQ that the days of Subbuteo were limited, it was amazing it lasted until 2000


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