Corinthian really ramped up the publicity and brand awareness of MicroStars, by including a FREE figure inside MATCH magazine, that figure was Gabriel Batistuta in Argentina home kit, on a GREEN base.


There are actually 3 different MC codes for this Batistuta.

Gabriel Batistuta

Argentina

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MC020
MC061
MC102

Christmas 2007 saw Corinthian once again turn to MATCH magazine to release some limited edition figures as part of their publication.


There were 8 special collector's issues of the 2007 Christmas edition of MATCH magazine, with each issue coming with it's own MicroStars figure.


Brazil had 5 figures in national home kit, those being Kaka, Cafu, Silvinho, Ronaldinho and Gilberto Silva. Argentina were represented by Carlos Tevez and Esteban Cambiasso in Argetina home kit, with Rafael Marquez in Mexico home kit completing the set.


It was very troublesome to acquire all 8, with collector's relying on friends who worked in magazine stores to acquire all 8 ediitons for them. The set has remained scarce and rare to find, with Tevez perhaps being the most sought after.

Kaka

Brazil

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MC10441

Cafu

Brazil

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MC10442

Gilberto Silva

Brazil

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MC10443

Ronaldinho

Brazil

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MC10444

Silvinho

Brazil

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MC10445

Rafael Marquez

Mexico

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MC10446

Esteban Cambiasso

Argentina

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MC10447

Carlos Tevez

Argentina

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MC10448

To help promote their new range of figures; MicroStars, Corinthian turned to a main stay of the British high street, WOOLWORTHS to give a special figure away for free.


This was Edwin Van Der Sar in Netherlands home kit, with the figure being on a GREEN base and actually having a total of 12 different MC codes, however the figure is exactly the same for all 12 code variants.

Edwin Van Der Sar

Netherlands

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MC030
MC033
MC036
MC039
MC071
MC074
MC077
MC080
MC112
MC115
MC118
MC121