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WIMBLEDON 95/96

 Wimbledon had 9 figures released as part of the 'FAPL' range all wearing the kit worn for the 1995/96 season.

 

 A great set of figures and all 9 were first time sculpts with on 'Leonhardsen' being released for a second time, which was in the colours of his native norway as part of the 'Norges Trop' range of Headliners.

 

 This set gave us the only ever sculpt of hardman movie star 'Vinnie Jones' even his figure looked menacing! The figure of goalkeeper 'Hans Segers' was also a little unnerving due to his unusual facial expression.

 

 The sculpt of 'Efan Ekoku' has always been a favourite of mine as it bore a real likeness to the player,as did the sculpt of 'Robbie Earle.'

 

 It is certainly worth mentioning that 2 of these figures were released with the same shirt number, those two figures are 'Andy Clarke' and 'Oyvind Leonhardsen.' The reason for this is that 'Clarke' was released during the 95/96 season in january of 1996, whereas 'Leonhardsen' was released in October 1996 during the 96/97 after his move to Wimbledon in the summer,upon his arrival he took over the number '7' shirt from 'Clarke'

 

 Many of these figures proved to be very elusive upon thier release, due largely to the distribution of the figures which was kept to stockists close to the club and near london in general. In the early days Corinthian tended to keep distribution of the less well supported clubs to shops close to the area around the club,so you would not find many Wimbledon figures in Middlesboro and vice-versa,makes sense really.

 

 Most of the figures can be bought for upto £5 but there are a couple of rare gems in the set. The figures of 'Leonhardsen' and 'Kimble' are much rarer and 'Leonhardsen' still sells for nearer the £10 mark with 'Kimble' going for around £15.

Vinnie Jones

Wimbledon

Home Kit 95/96

PL18

Hans Segers

Wimbledon

Home Kit 95/96

PL38

Dean Holdsworth

Wimbledon

Home Kit 95/96

PL58 

Andy Clarke

Wimbledon

home Kit 95/96

PL78

Efan Ekoku

Wimbledon

Home Kit 95/96

PL98

Robbie Earle

Wimbledon

Home Kit 95/96

PL118 

Oyvind Leonhardsen

Wimbledon

Home Kit 95/96

PL138 

 Marcus Gayle

Wimbledon

Home Kit 95/96

PL178

 Alan Kimble

Wimbledon

Home Kit 95/96

PL258

wimbledon

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