History of Subbuteo
SUBBUTEO was created by Peter Adolph in 1946 and the first SUBBUTEO set contained goals made of wire with paper nets, a ball and cardboard playing figures on bases made from buttons weighed down with lead washers. These initial figures were made from flat cardboard, known later to collectors as “flats”. Both Chalk and instructions were included in the set to mark out the pitch.
In 1961 Peter Adolph introduced a three-dimensional hand painted plastic figure and after several design modifications, this figure evolved into the classic “heavyweight” player. In 1980 the new lightweight figure was introduced.
Hasbro secured the SUBBUTEO rights in the mid 1990’s. SUBBUTEO is now licensed to Longshore Limited- one of Hong Kong’s leading toys and games OEM suppliers .