Subbuteo launches new France box set featuring Mbappe

A new Subbuteo box set featuring French football stars on the cover is now on sale.

Subbuteo has launched the set via French toy company Megableu and is selling the fully licensed product on the French Amazon website for around 35 Euros before postage.

The new set is a coup for the brand as the licensing agreement with the French national team allows the use of some of the side’s best players on a box that is sure to entice youngsters to the game. The box includes PSG star Kylian Mbappe, Barcelona’s Antione Griezemann and Manchester United’s Paul Pogba in an attractive design that is sure to appeal to the modern fan.

The box set is not on sale in the UK, where Subbuteo distributor University Games has instead launched licensed England men’s and women’s sets for the home market.

The new French set is likely to have the same updated player design as the English sets and will feature a France side and another team, a pitch, goals and a ball.

The blurb says: “With its flexible miniatures, beautifully finished and unbreakable, this new set will delight fans of the French team from 6 years old who will be able to manipulate the players represented with the team’s home kit.”

Megableu is no stranger to Subbuteo in France. Previously it has teamed up with former Real Madrid and Middlesbrough star Christian Karembou, who was a brand ambassador for the game for a short period and appeared in TV adverts for the table top game.

Megableu has taken over from traditional French Subbuteo company Delacoste, which sold heavyweight Subbuteo players in the French market from the 1970s onwards. The Delacoste figures were unusual in the Subbuteo range as they often featured glossy paint instead of the usual matte finish on the usual heavyweight figures.

Stephen Hurrell
Stephen Hurrell
Stephen is the founder and editor of The Hobby Online and The Hobby by Subbuteo.Online print magazine. He is a giant nerd and specialises in Subbuteo, retro football kits and consumer stories. A journalist and editor of 15 years, he has written about football for some of the UK's biggest publications.

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