Timpo Footballers

Timpo were best known for their Saturday morning adverts for ‘Wild West Trains’ and all the cowboy, indian and cavalry figures that went with them… but they also dipped their toe in the waters of football…

timpo leeds trio

This set came unpainted, like the Airfix Footballers sets, only in dull pink, and they were slightly bigger and more substantial than their Airfix counterparts.
Some of the poses were also a bit odd, but we like them…

timpo all

Has anyone else ever seen them?

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3 Responses to Timpo Footballers

  1. njmacleod says:

    Not seen those but desperately want those West Ham ones now!

  2. Nigel Rick says:

    Hey Gary,

    I’d never seen these Timpo footballers before. LOL, I started to have crazy thoughts for a moment… I see there are also a ‘lead’ variety… http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-RARE-TIMPO-LEAD-FOOTBALL-TEAM-TOTTENHAM-/231690719359?hash=item35f1d7d07f

    Talking of games… You ever play ‘Waddingtons table soccer’ that was my fave.

    I see you’ve been featuring Subbuteo quite a bit. Well needless to say… I have thirty two Argyle Subbuteo/New Footy/Zuego/Top spin/Stefansomebody football teams and one more coming for Christmas! I have enclosed a few pictures of my “ManCave which has basically become a museum to Argyle!

    I hope you are well. The books just keep on coming! Well done! You need the tv deal now…

    You got any airfix figures? I need the last few years strips doing!!

  3. I haven’t seen these but I have few old Aston Villa ones. Would love to get my hands on these too

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