Subbuteo Tribute Website.
The illustrated accessory list that follows was my first attempt to turn this tribute into something that is useful as well as (hopefully) entertaining. This first page was originally designed to be a checklist which you could be easily read and printed. However, to make things easier, I've now bookmarked the various accessories from this list - so you can quickly reach them. I had meant to add the cricket and rugby accessories to this page, but it has already become rather large, so they are detailed elsewhere.The Early Range. As mentioned in my Subbuteo history, the first range of accessories were numbered from A-Z. These were produced for the original flat cardboard and plastic sets. The problem with this type of numbering is where to go when you reach Z, which the range reached with the scoreboard. by about 1953. Later accessories re-used old numbers (e.g. set L), or more usually, doubled up (e.g. JJ) The scoreboard, pitch, and rulebook were given new continental numbers in the early 1970s, but other items in the range continued to be produced under this historic system until 1977. At that point the nine remaining accessories were finally given "C" numbers. In retrospect, this seems a little pointless as by 1981 only the standard goals, and two sizes of ball remained available.
|(2nd Version) Basic Accessory Outfit|
|3 small balls in white, brown or orange.|
Score Recorder name sheets
The "Continental" Range.
This range of accessories was introduced to support the new OO scale editions of the game, and starts in 1961 with the teams and the floodlights, and grows to an impressive size. In 1984, Waddington, for reasons unknown, replaced the "C" with the numbers 61. (i.e. C104 becomes 61104), but otherwise kept the same numbers To save space, I have added a column (headed "61?") to this chart to indicate whether an accessory carried forward into the Waddington range.
|C193/1||Eng./Spain teams + FIFA Trophy||No|
|C193/2||Scot./Spain teams + FIFA Trophy||No|
|C193/3||N.I../Spain teams + FIFA Trophy||No|
Whatever Waddingtons reason for changing the prefix of the range from "C" to "61", they didn't change the rest of the numbering system. As far as I can tell, the last item to have a continental number was "C206", and the first one to be available only in the new range was "61207". However, this
point might be subject to change. With it's combination sets, and revamped tie-ins, the new range is really just a continuation of the old, but it does make a convenient place to break up a rather large table.
There are gaps in this table, but it does look as if these numbers were never used - although the barcodes on the 1992, 1993 and 1995 catalogues filled in a couple of blanks. In addition Hasbro, as they do with the teams, seem to ignore the old number range and just use their own numbers. So The Premiership trophy becomes 61125, and the new goals for 2000 don't seem to have a proper range number at all.
|61126||Essential Accessories pack (unreleased)|
1992 Poster catalogue
Ref: 629 EPNS Cup with Plinth - 5.75ins high
Football Express was Subbuteo's five-a-side version throughout the 1970's. It differed from the normal version by having a smaller pitch, with a rebound wall and "lock-in" goals. Obviously balls, scoreboards, trophies etc, could just be used from the standard "Continental" accessories of the day. However, there were three items produced in a special range numbered "E3xx".