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Subbuteo Tribute Website.

Links Page.

I started my website early in 1999, after searching fruitlessly for information on the old Subbuteo product range. There were plenty of sites featuring Subbuteo leagues, and results (which is encouraging to see), but there didn't seem to be many sites for collectors. Thankfully, things are now much better, and there are a good number of websites featuring information, or providing items to sell. 

I've divided my links list into "fan" sites, "sellers" sites. (plus a couple of league sites). This can't be a clean divide, because most collectors sell items to some extent, and most sellers collect. However, I do find that my site visitors are either looking for information, or they are looking to buy stuff, and this page is aiming to point them in the right direction! So if a sites main purpose is to inform and entertain, it is in the fan section, and if its main purpose is to sell stuff, its in the seller section. Clear? good.

As usual, I am struggling to keep up with all the new Subbuteo and table soccer websites around. If you are interested in joining a local club, or obtaining tournament quality items, or wish to buy new hand-painted teams, then it is suggested that you also check out the links site on the Subbuteo Player's forum. 

The Official Website.
I thought I'd better stay in Hasbro's good books, and start with this link :-)

This is Hasbro's official website for the new Subbuteo, and as expected from a big corporation, it is slick and beautifully presented. It's a bit slow on my old modem, but there you go. The crowd sounds are probably the best bit.

Forums etc.

This website was set up by Chris Smith, who was frustrated by the lack of facilities on the old Subbuteo forum. It is designed for players and collectors and is independent of any Subbuteo clubs - making it a neutral ground. Only registered members can post on the forum, and this helps control the slanging matches that occur within any hobby!!


The Subbuteo Players' Forum.
This forum was set up in September 2004 to cater more specifically for table soccer players, and clubs. If you are looking for local players or perhaps a club, this should be your first stop.

Kevin Blair's swapping resource site. List your spare players, and request that elusive final player for your West Ham away kit !

Yahoo Subbuteo Group Run by Stewart Hannah. You need to sign up. Can be dominated by players

The Subbuteo Table Football Discussion Board A Table Football discussion board for players.

Fan website Section

Mike Peacock's website has a great gallery of his favourite items, a sound file of the classic 1960s Subbuteo timer, and small sales and swap pages. In addition, Mike is producing a list of heavyweight teams using big pictures of the actual figures, in an attempt to catalogue all the variations that exist, including base colours and painting styles. This is a really useful list for all collectors of the teams of the 1970s, so if you find you have some different variations, then please send them to Mike.

Little Plastic Men also sells new teams painted in classic Subbuteo designs of the 1970s, professional equipment, and t-shirts.


 Another great reference site, this again uses actual teams to illustrate the heavyweight era. This site covers the full range to 322, and uses some of the best collections around. Some of these teams you may never see anywhere else! Well worth a visit.

The lightweight Subbuteo figure produced from 1980 onwards seems to be a popular collectable figure in Italy. This site is run by the three wise men of Italian lightweight collecting - Filippo Leone, Andrea Bianchini and Andrea Putignani. (with the website know-how of Tommaso Aniello). In effect it is the lightweight equivalent of Mike Peacock's heavyweight database. Using scans of actual teams, this site is not only a great team identifier but also shows that the same team can use several different machine prints. Of course, it also shows which teams were available as hand-painted figures. 


We have dedicated heavyweight and lightweight sites, so it is very pleasing to see a website that covers the celluloid and card era in such detail. Subbuteoarchive seems an apt address for this one. Mike Hyatt's site looks set to be the final word on the early years of Subbuteo. Mike has accumulated a wealth of information about Subbuteo pre-1950, and this is laid out in a clear and concise fashion. Especially worth checking for the wealth of early Subbuteo advertisements, base types prior to the embossed standard, and full details on the different versions of card and celluloid sides.


 

Paul Woozley's site concentrates on the celluloid teams, and is dedicated to Stan Russell, a much missed member of the Subbuteo community. He also looks at the new photo-real flat players, which make for an interesting contrast.


Jon Shelley's website is well laid out site with great photos, and some knowledgeable text. The site is frequently updated, and also has a small, but great value sales page. Jon also reviews collecting events and swapmeets. I guarantee that these reports will make you want to attend future events.


Chris Smith's site is another must see. He has pages of Subbuteo rules that are actually clear and easy to follow (unlike most of the rule books!). He also has a great page on box sets showing the contents of most sets. If you have a full stadium, you can show it to the world in Chris's gallery. 


Stefano Montecchiesi's great site featuring team lists from Italian catalogues, and other useful info. His brilliant hand-painted figures are now for sale via this site.
The site can be viewed in both Italian and English.


Zombie - King. 
Greek collector Panos is a big fan of zombies, the generally disliked playing figure which was only produced by Subbuteo for about three years at the end of the 1970s. His Zombie-King website is passionate, but not too serious in its claims! Panos illustrates many fine zombie teams of the period, and also shows that the figure can be repainted in some style (see the Stefan Corda designed figure shown here for proof). 

Kevin Blair's Subbuteo Resource Page. Kevin has set up an interactive database to help find teams and accessories. A very useful site.

Subbuteo Memorabilia Old Teams  Another Italian heavyweight website. Frankly, you are always going to enjoy these things.....

Duke Subbuteo Website Stefan Peters' site is now nicely established. The site can be viewed in both German and English The pictures of his collection are enjoyable in either language. He also has a few good value 1990s items for sale or trade.

Subbuteo N.I.  Well recommended website which features large pictures of the old heavyweight range, and the new Parodi teams. Can be a bit slow on a modem, but worth the wait if you like to admire other people's Subbuteo teams :-) Also has sections on football stickers.

Subbuteo Silverware Edmond Lee's site has a beautifully presented range of Subbuteo trophies, including some really rare items.

SubbuteoUSA.com  Paul Eyes' is a passionate American based player and collector. His attractive site aims to help and encourage Subbuteo collectors worldwide, and has good sections on his own collection (a great stadium, and some nice rarities), plus bits of Subbuteo production (a cool page on balls!) Paul is also a teacher, and details of his school Subbuteo league can be found here.

A page showcasing a single collection. It's always fun to look at somebody else's collection, and this one is great fun. Check out the custom stuff :-)

Stewart Hannah's Site: Stewart's site has recently had a revamp. Worth visiting for his photos of the earlier sets (especially the 1950s ones) and other unusual items. Also features checklists, and a trading page.

Nigel Wakelin's website has a new name and a new address. Nigel is a heavyweight fan, and the main part of his site illustrates his impressive collection of these teams. Delights to come include a "not so favourites" gallery showing the perils of collecting these hand painted teams via ebay.

Will Pike's Website: Another site based in New Zealand. Will's site is illustrated with his own collection. He has photographed his full teams, warts and all. This actually makes for an interesting site, because it shows teams as you are likely to find them in the wild - tatty, breaks, numbers on the backs, bad repaints.... Useful to show novice collectors what to look for.

Sellers website Section


Dimitrios Phillippides Website

If you want Subbuteo to play with, or you are collecting 1990s Subbuteo (like me, because it's attractive and affordable), then this site should be your first port of call. Dimitrios has a wonderful range of teams and accessories from the Waddingtons and Hasbro eras. He also gets a few additional choice items as well. A highly  recommended service :-)

A company producing Table Soccer equipment for the next generation. There raptor bases are highly regarded by many serious players, and their modern CAD designed 2K4 figure is very popular with team painters.

Stefan Corda also have some team ranges painted to a very high standard. The best of these is probably the lovely vintage range, which uses tweaked 2K4 figure to represent teams of yesteryear (i.e. the Victorian teams are painted on a figure with a high collar and baggy shorts).

    

2007:  There are now Stefan Corda sites in Germany and Italy. Both these sites have exclusive vintage teams representing their own leagues.


Claudio Angelini is an Italian collector who is able to supply items from the Edilio Parodi ranges, as well as some of the other strange items that surface in Italy !! 

A company based in Canada, selling new Subbuteo items. These include Zeugo, Astrobase, Sports and flat figures. They will supply worldwide, and many items are sent from the UK. 
2007: World Table Soccer have launched their own Subbuteo clone called Superfooty.


Peter Whitehead's excellent site has extensive details on 1950s Subbuteo, the thirty rarest Subbuteo items. But the main purpose of the site is to sell Subbuteo. He is expensive, but if you want something unusual, and money is no object, then Pete's site is a must. Pete is involved in the production of Soccer 3D with Astrobase, and carries full ranges of this game, in addition to Astrobase's "professional" table soccer equipment, and Zeugo products.


Robert Jones of Tornado Toys Ltd is a long time ebay seller, and friend of the Tribute website. Tornado Toys now have their own website dedicated to Subbuteo, featuring a good range of old collectable stuff, plus teams and accessories from the Parodi and Soccer 3D ranges.


David Fordham's site is another new Subbuteo site for 2005, selling second-hand collectable Subbuteo items. The initial range is mostly lightweight, with a good range of clubs covered. There are also accessories and box sets. The pricing is very much in the Subbuteoworld ballpark, with teams starting at 7.99. 
2007: This site now sells a good range of Soccer 3D teams.


A new sales site for 2005, the Emporium has nice presentation and usually has an interesting range of older items. 
2007: This site has had a change of owner, and new items have been slow to arrive. A good range of rosettes and statuettes though.


Astrobase produce a complicated range of top quality bases and equipment for the serious table soccer player, including some great metal goals. They are also the main distributors for the Italian Subbuteo and Zeugo ranges. 

If John's site above doesn't have the spares you need, then try Sam's new Subbuteo Spares website. The site is easy to navigate, and has pictures of the players available - useful as supposedly identical teams do not always match up. This provides another welcome avenue for those of us looking to patch up those damaged teams.


Soccerito A spin-off site from the "Zombie-King" mentioned above, this is a Greek sales site with a selection of table soccer items, old Subbuteo, and the exclusive Greek Stefan Corda teams which are well worth a look. 

A site run by Tom and Algy Taylor, with news and details of leagues and tournaments both in Britain, and all around the world. I've added the link in the sellers section, because they are the people to contact for all "professional" table soccer equipment. The site is constantly improving, and now has great illustrations of the figures and accessories available to the more serious player. 
Tom's site is also home to the infamous Subbuteo streaker sets (now available in a variety of amusing variations)

Links Site

Harold van Veenendaal's very useful link page lists just about all the Subbuteo related sites on the internet, whether you're looking to play, or buy or collect.


Player websites

WORTHING FIVESTAR TABLE FOOTBALL CLUB My local club, the Fivestar are a very friendly and welcoming group based here on the South Coast. I play at their weekly meet, and you can witness my general humiliation on their weekly results page :-)

 Wiltshire TSC Founded in 1972, Wiltshire Table Soccer Club can lay claim to being one of, if not the oldest, continually playing club in the country. 

Other Sites of interest.

Andrew Stadden is the son of renowned model maker Charles Stadden. Charles Stadden is credited with revolutionizing model soldier designs in the 1950s, but luckily for us, he also found the time to design some of the classic icons of 1970s Subbuteo - the classic heavyweight player (not the bases of course), the supporters, the Jules Rimet trophy and the FA Cup among others. 

Andrew's site includes a tribute to his father, who sadly passed away last year aged 83. It also includes interesting details on model making and an attractive gallery.


Website from another friend of the Tribute - John Devlin, whose football kit books are essential to Subbuteo team painters.


ONE STEP BEYOND - The Motherwell Fanzine website.

Subbuteo community member (and site contributor) Matt Johnstone is even more famous as a passionate Motherwell supporter, editing the One Step Beyond fanzine, and publishing a book on the club "Joe Wark knew my father tae" His enjoyable website also gives you a chance to buy a Motherwell Subbuteo related t-shirt or two. 


Fashionable t-shirts for the football fan. Chico himself is a Subbuteo figure with big hair. So now you know what happened to Sport Billy when he grew up :-)


If you have a Subbuteo related website you would like featured on this page, then please let me know.

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