NASL Lightweights - creme de la creme

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NASL Lightweights - creme de la creme

Post by MahlerOO5 » 22 Jun 2008, 19:16

Guys

LWs often get short shrift from HW collectors, for some sad reason. Many of the LW teams in my collection are more valuable to me (emotional as well as financially) then their HW bretheren.

Pride of place in my collection goes to the NASL lightweights. I have 12 of these, with 5 left to collect. I thought I'd showcase them here, for no better reason than I felt like it...

Here goes, first with Ref 542 Chicago Sting, which is one of my favourites:

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Next, 543 NY Cosmos. The reality of the team doesn't look quite like the picture in the catalogue, but that ain't so unusual really, is it...

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Next, Tampa Bay Rowdies, which isn't very different from the HW version from a couple of years earlier...

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My Edmonton Drillers, Ref 548, sits in a Jokari Box set. Here's the team...

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Here's Montreal Manic, Ref 549. Upton acknowledges that the catalogue picture is wrong (it shows the team in white shorts)...

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I painted my own version of this using a 2K4 figure. It was surprisingly difficult getting those upsloping blue lines on the shirt to look right

The "most wanted" for many is Ref 550, Fort Lauderdale. Here's mine...I have to admit I find the black & white base combo a bit of a let down, I'd prefer red and yellow or something...

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Next one is perhaps the dullest, Seattle Sounders, nothing special about it is there...

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San Diego Sockers, Ref 555, is the other team sitting in my Jokari box set. Thanks v much to Les Commons for selling this to me a few years back...

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The next one, Toronto Blizzard, is unusual in that it's the only handpainted team in this range I'm aware of.

Has anyone got a machine painted one.

Mine comes in a genuine box and was bought from a trusted source, so I think its OK. But why did they handpaint this one I wonder...


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Next one, Minnesota Kicks, ref 557, is another that doesn't look much like the catalogue picture.

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Next is 558 Tulsa Roughnecks, is another where the colours in the catalogue are a bit out...

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The final one in my collection is Ref 559 Jacksonville Tea Men, which also covers Italian outfit Lecce.

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The final team in the series is Ref 560, LA Aztecs, missing from my collection, but if you can hlp plug the gap, get in touch.

My final offering in this photo essay is the Jokaro Box set I've referred to already.

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If you own any of the 5 missing teams, why not take a picture and post it here...Who knows, there may even be a few box sets lying around in attics with teams like Vancouver and Portland sitting in them.
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HW teams needed- 237
OHW; 37,38
RugbyHW: 9,24,27,29,31,33,36 Celluloids: 28 green;39;55

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Post by lionofludesch » 22 Jun 2008, 20:24

Fantastic, Steve..... :multi:
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Post by Vikash » 23 Jun 2008, 06:26

Gosh, Steve, that is really nice, mate! Very well done. You have way more than I have where this range is concerned. I've got three teams (the three I was really after when I first listed all the LW teams I would like to have).

How about changing the base combo of the Fort Lauderdale? Easy to remove the figures and rebase if there are no reglues, etc.

Cheers, my friend. Thank you very much for your wonderful post, your marvellous effort.

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Post by lionofludesch » 23 Jun 2008, 08:02

Ah - but it wouldn't be real Subbuteo the, would it ?

And Steve's an unusual base combo junkie. :crazyeyes:
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Post by Vikash » 23 Jun 2008, 08:09

Nobody else has to know about it than us chaps, Richard :-\ :lol!:

My Fort LS is on black bases, red discs.

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Post by MahlerOO5 » 23 Jun 2008, 17:41

Thanks for the feedback guys...

Re 555 - I agree black + red would have been better, but I'll probably keep it as it is....

Are any of your NASLs handpainted Vik...
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Post by Vikash » 23 Jun 2008, 19:23

No, Steve, they are all machine painted. Got the Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay Rowdies and Chicago Sting. Won the Montreal Manics recently but haven't received it yet.
Cheers, mate.
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Post by tornadotoys » 24 Jun 2008, 11:35

Hi Steve

Great to see those teams !

Check out Subbuteoitalia they did come handpainted too. Look fine to me

http://www.subbuteoitalia.com/struttura.htm

Rob

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Post by rossobantam » 24 Jun 2008, 12:52

Rob

did you get my pm? Not sure if it went through


just checking if your site stock is up to date?

If so, I'll try again with another pm

Dave

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Post by tornadotoys » 24 Jun 2008, 14:19

Hi Dave

Don't think so - please try again. Just returned from holiday though and had my email on holiday mode.

Cheers

Rob

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Post by rossobantam » 24 Jun 2008, 18:19

pm sent

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Post by Vikash » 03 Jul 2008, 06:16

Steve, Subbuteo World's selling a Chicago Sting for GBP120...

http://www.subbuteoworld.co.uk/product_ ... e842k4v0q6

Not sure how much you got yours for, mine was a third of the price.

A rare item, indeed, and I am sure someone will snap this up from Pete very soon.

Vik.

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Post by MahlerOO5 » 03 Jul 2008, 06:47

Interesting.

I got mine as part of a collection so its hard to recall...but I'm pretty sure it was something like ?50...

Do you have Portland or the Aztecs ...
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Post by Vikash » 03 Jul 2008, 07:21

No, Steve, I only have the Chicago, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa Bay teams. Won a Montreal Manics team recently but still waiting for that to arrive.
Cheers, mate!
Vik.

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Post by beppeming » 04 Jul 2008, 09:41

Nice guy ...

I miss only 557 and I may pay a lot of money for it ....

http://www.mingardo.it/LW-501-600.htm

Bye

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