ITALY SERIES 1

Corinthian joined forces with Italian toy distributor GIOCHI PREZIOSI to release it's first series of MicroStars in Italy. Giochi Preziosi had previously worked with Corinthia to produce and distribute the popular Corinthian Headliners SuperStars range of figures.


The series consists of 40 different figures, 37 of which are from players in Italy's Serie A, the other 3 are from Barcelona. It seemed odd to have those 3 Barcelona players included, i am sure there was a economic reason for their inclusion in the series, however it is those 3 that are actually the hardest to get from the series, so it s quite possible they were done in lower numbers than the rest.


All MC codes are exclusive to this series, with the of the players never again being released in the MicroStars range. Those 3 are David Suazo for Cagliari, Francesco Flachi for Sampdoria and Walter Samuel for Inter Milan. The Walter Samuel has always been a popular and sought after figure from this series, due to the fact it is the only MicroStars figure done of the Argentine defender.



The full line up for MicroStars Italy Series 1 is:

  • Barcelona - Deco, Ronaldinho, Samuel Eto'o
  • AC Milan - Dida, Paolo Maldini, Gennaro Gattuso, Cafu, Kaka, Clarence Seedorf, Christian Vieri, Andriy Shevchenko, Andrea Pirlo
  • Inter Milan - Walter Samuel, Alvaro Recoba, Adriano, Javier Zanetti, Luis Figo, Juan Sebastian Veron, Marco Materazzi, Obafemi Martins
  • Juventus - Fabio Cannavaro, Patrick Vieira, Pavel Nedved, Emerson, David Trezeguet, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gianluca Zambrotta, Alessandro Del Piero, Gianlugi Buffon
  • Roma - Francesco Totti, Cristian Chivu, Vincenzo Montella, Antonio Cassano
  • Lazio - Paolo Di Canio
  • Fiorentina - Luca Toni, Stefano Fiore
  • Caglairi - David Suazo
  • Sampdoria - Francesco Flachi
  • Palermo - Eugenio Corini
  • Udinese - Vincenzo Iaquinta


All 40 figures were done on all 6 base colours - Green, Red, Blue, White, Silver and Gold, and all MC codes are exclusive to this series. The figures of goal keepers Gianluigi Buffon and Dida had 4 different MC codes per base colour.



Corinthian MicroStars Italy Series 1 figures were released inside sealed blind bags and also as single blind boxes, inside a larger CDU (counter display unit) with each figure coming with a collectors information lealfet.


The first batch of Italy Series 1 figures were sent to news stands across Italy, however itonly contained 12 players, which were Di Canio, Gattuso, Figo, Ibrahimovic, Dida, Fiore, Zanetti, Totti, Trezeguet, Kaka, Materazzi and Zambrotta, the full range of 40 would hit stands and shops shortly after.

Ronaldinho

Barcelona

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MC4906
MC4950
MC4994
MC5038
MC5082
MC5126

Samuel Eto'o

Barcelona

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MC4907
MC4951
MC4995
MC5039
MC5083
MC5127

Deco

Barcelona

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MC4908
MC4952
MC4996
MC5040
MC5084
MC5128

Cafu

AC Milan

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MC4909
MC4953
MC4997
MC5041
MC5085
MC5129

Paolo Maldini

AC Milan

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MC4910
MC4954
MC4998
MC5042
MC5086
MC5130

Kaka

AC Milan

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MC4911
MC4955
MC4999
MC5043
MC5087
MC5131

Clarence Seedorf

AC Milan

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MC4912
MC4956
MC5000
MC5044
MC5088
MC5132

Andriy Shevchenko

AC Milan

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MC4913
MC4957
MC5001
MC5045
MC5089
MC5133

Gennaro Gattuso

AC Milan

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MC4914
MC4958
MC5002
MC5046
MC5090
MC5134

Christian Vieri

AC Milan

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MC4915
MC4959
MC5003
MC5047
MC5091
MC5135

Javier Zanetti

Inter Milan

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MC4916
MC4960
MC5004
MC5048
MC5092
MC5136

Juan Sebastian Veron

Inter Milan

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MC4917
MC4961
MC5005
MC5049
MC5093
MC5137

Luis Figo

Inter Milan

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MC4918
MC4962
MC5006
MC5050
MC5094
MC5138

Adriano

Inter Milan

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MC4919
MC4963
MC5007
MC5051
MC5095
MC5139

Marco Materazzi

Inter Milan

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MC4920
MC4964
MC5008
MC5052
MC5096
MC5140

Alvaro Recoba

Inter Milan

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MC4921
MC4965
MC5009
MC5053
MC5097
MC5141

Fabio Cannavaro

Juventus

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MC4922
MC4966
MC5010
MC5054
MC5098
MC5142

Patrick Vieira

Juventus

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MC4923
MC4967
MC5011
MC5055
MC5099
MC5143

Emerson

Juventus

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MC4924
MC4968
MC5012
MC5056
MC5100
MC5144

Pavel Nedved

Juventus

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MC4925
MC4969
MC5013
MC5057
MC5101
MC5145

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Juventus

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MC4926
MC4970
MC5014
MC5058
MC5102
MC5146

David Trezeguet

Juventus

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MC4927
MC4971
MC5015
MC5059
MC5103
MC5147

Alessandro Del Piero

Juventus

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MC4928
MC4972
MC5016
MC5060
MC5104
MC5148

Gianluca Zambrotta

Juventus

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MC4929
MC4973
MC5017
MC5061
MC5105
MC5149

Francesco Totti

Roma

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MC4930
MC4974
MC5018
MC5062
MC5106
MC5150

Vincenzo Montella

Roma

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MC4931
MC4975
MC5019
MC5063
MC5107
MC5151

Antonio Cassano

Roma

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MC4932
MC4976
MC5020
MC5064
MC5108
MC5152

Cristian Chivu

Roma

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MC4933
MC4977
MC5021
MC5065
MC5109
MC5153

Paolo Di Canio

Lazio

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MC4934
MC4978
MC5022
MC5066
MC5110
MC5154

Stefano Fiore

Fiorentina

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MC4935
MC4979
MC5023
MC5067
MC5111
MC5155

Luca Toni

Fiorentina

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MC4936
MC4980
MC5024
MC5068
MC5112
MC5156

David Suazo

Cagliari

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MC4937
MC4981
MC5025
MC5069
MC5113
MC5157

Francesco Flachi

Sampdoria

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MC4938
MC4982
MC5026
MC5070
MC5114
MC5158

Eugenio Corini

Palermo

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MC4939
MC4983
MC5027
MC5071
MC5115
MC5159

Walter Samuel

Inter Milan

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MC4940
MC4984
MC5028
MC5072
MC5116
MC5160

Obafemi Martins

Inter Milan

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MC4941
MC4985
MC5029
MC5073
MC5117
MC5161

Dida

AC Milan

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MC4942
MC4986
MC5030
MC5074
MC5118
MC5162

Dida

AC Milan

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MC4943
MC4987
MC5031
MC5075
MC5119
MC5163

Dida

AC Milan

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MC4944
MC4988
MC5032
MC5076
MC5120
MC5164

Dida

AC Milan

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MC4945
MC4989
MC5033
MC5077
MC5121
MC5165

Gianluigi Buffon

Juventus

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MC4946
MC4990
MC5034
MC5078
MC5122
MC5166

Gianluigi Buffon

Juventus

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MC4947
MC4991
MC5035
MC5079
MC5123
MC5167

Gianluigi Buffon

Juventus

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MC4948
MC4992
MC5036
MC5080
MC5124
MC5168

Gianluigi Buffon

Juventus

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MC4949
MC4993
MC5037
MC5081
MC5125
MC5169

Andrea Pirlo

AC Milan

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MC5350
MC5352
MC5354
MC5356
MC5358
MC5360

Vincenzo Iaquinta

Udinese

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MC5351
MC5353
MC5355
MC5357
MC5359
MC5361

Corinthian MicroStars Italy Series 1 Fanbook Front Cover




Corinthian MicroStars Italy Series 1 Blind Box and CDU




Corinthian MicroStars Italy Series 1 Fanbook Front Cover




Corinthian MicroStars Italy Series 1 leaflet showing the initial range of 12 figures.




Corinthian MicroStars Italy Series 1 leaflet.