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JAPAN MINIATURES SERIES 8

Japan Miniatures Series 8 followed in the footsteps of Miniatures Series 4 in the fact it was an all Italy Serie A release, complete with the packaging in the Italy national flag colours, with all MC codes being exclusive to this series.

There are 31 figures in Miniatures Series 8, with Corinthian releasing a normal and an extension version. 28 figures feature in both versions, the normal chaser figure is Javier Zanetti in Inter Milan away kit, with the Extension Chaser being Vincenzo Montella in Roma away kit.

The final figure is by far the rarest of them all and one of the hardest to find figures in the

entire Miniatures series, which is Francesco Totti in Roma away kit. This image of this figure incorrectly features as a regular figure on the collector's information leaflet, it should in fact be the home kit version of Totti.

 

 

Neither leaflet actually mentions the existence of the away kit so i am unsure as to how it was actually classified, what is more perplexing is how the MC codes do not actually follow on in sequence with the rest of the series, so my assumption is that is was a special edition used in both releases but in extremely low numbers.

Although this is an all Serie A release, there are only 6 clubs featured, Cagliari have one, Inter Milan 5, Juventus 6, Lazio 3, AC Milan 8 and Roma also have 8. A few interesting things to note from this series is that it features the only MicroStars of Francesco Coco, Mauro Camoranesi and Christian Panucci, they were not released by Corinthian as a MicroStars figure in any other series or release.

The goal keeper figures of Chritian Abbiati and Angelo Peruzzi are unique in appearance and MC code, however this was the only time they appeared in a regular MicroStars Series, with their initial releases seeing Peruzzi being released in the MicroDome on a Gold base and Abbiati featured in the UK PowerShot Version 2 on Green and Gold.

The figures were released in single mystery boxes, each mystery box contained one randomly packed MicroStars figure, which could be on one of the six base colours, which are Green, Red, Blue, White, Silver and Gold. The extension edition also had it's own single box, which featured the Extension branding across it.

A collectors information leaflet also came issued with the figures which detailed those available in the series, with the text being in Japanese, with an updated version also being included in the Extension edition. The boxes were released inside a CDU (Counter Display Unit) , with the distributor for the series being New Wave, who's store was called Foot Circle.

Thanks go to Olly Speed for providing the images of the single box, CDU and collector's information leaflet.

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MC3145

MC3172

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3199

MC3226

MC3253

MC3280

Gianfranco Zola

Cagliari

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MC3146

MC3173

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3200

MC3227

MC3254

MC3281

Christian Vieri

Inter Milan

Away

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MC3147

MC3174

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3201

MC3228

MC3255

MC3282

Adriano

Inter Milan

Away

microstars-MC3148.jpg

MC3148

MC3175

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3202

MC3229

MC3256

MC3283

Francesco Coco

Inter Milan

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MC3149

MC3176

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3203

MC3230

MC3257

MC3284

Marco Materazzi

Inter Milan

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microstars-MC3150.jpg

MC3150

MC3177

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3204

MC3231

MC3258

MC3285

Fabio Cannavaro

Juventus

Away

microstars-MC3151.jpg

MC3151

MC3178

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3205

MC3232

MC3259

MC3286

Alessandro Del Piero

Juventus

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microstars-MC3152.jpg

MC3152

MC3179

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3206

MC3233

MC3260

MC3287

Gianluca Zambrotta

Juventus

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microstars-MC3153.jpg

MC3153

MC3180

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3207

MC3234

MC3261

MC3288

Mauro Camoranesi

Juventus

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microstars-MC3154.jpg

MC3154

MC3181

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3208

MC3235

MC3262

MC3289

Pavel Nedved

Juventus

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MC3155

MC3182

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3209

MC3236

MC3263

MC3290

Massimo Oddo

Lazio

Away

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MC3156

MC3183

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3210

MC3237

MC3264

MC3291

Fernando Couto

Lazio

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microstars-MC3157.jpg

MC3157

MC3184

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3211

MC3238

MC3265

MC3292

Paolo Maldini

AC Milan

Away

microstars-MC3158.jpg

MC3158

MC3185

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3212

MC3239

MC3266

MC3293

Kaka

AC Milan

Away

microstars-MC3159.jpg

MC3159

MC3186

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3213

MC3240

MC3267

MC3294

Andriy Shevchenko

AC Milan

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MC3160

MC3187

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3214

MC3241

MC3268

MC3295

Andrea Pirlo

AC Milan

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MC3161

MC3188

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3215

MC3242

MC3269

MC3296

Alessandro Nesta

AC Milan

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microstars-MC3162.jpg

MC3162

MC3189

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3216

MC3243

MC3270

MC3297

Jaap Stam

AC Milan

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microstars-MC3163.jpg

MC3163

MC3190

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3217

MC3244

MC3271

MC3298

Hernan Crespo

AC Milan

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microstars-MC3164.jpg

MC3164

MC3191

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3218

MC3245

MC3272

MC3299

Francesco Totti

Roma

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MC3165

MC3192

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3219

MC3246

MC3273

MC3300

Damiano Tommasi

Roma

Third

microstars-MC3166.jpg

MC3166

MC3193

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3220

MC3247

MC3274

MC3301

Antonio Cassano

Roma

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microstars-MC3167.jpg

MC3167

MC3194

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3221

MC3248

MC3275

MC3302

Christian Panucci

Roma

Home

microstars-MC3168.jpg

MC3168

MC3195

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3222

MC3249

MC3276

MC3303

Philippe Mexes

Roma

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microstars-MC3169.jpg

MC3169

MC3196

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

MC3223

MC3250

MC3277

MC3304

Cristian Chivu

Roma

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microstars-MC3307.jpg

Gianluigi Buffon

Juventus

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MC3307 MC3308 MC3309 MC3310

MC3319 MC3320

MC3321 MC3322

MC3331 MC3332

MC3333 MC3334

MC3343 MC3344

MC3345 MC3346

MC3355 MC3356

MC3357 MC3358

MC3367 MC3368

MC3369 MC3370

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

microstars-MC3311.jpg

Angelo Peruzzi

Lazio

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MC3311 MC3312 MC3313 MC3314

MC3323 MC3324

MC3325 MC3326

MC3335 MC3336

MC3337 MC3338

MC3347 MC3348

MC3349 MC3350

MC3359 MC3360

MC3361 MC3362

MC3371 MC3372

MC3373 MC3374

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

microstars-MC3315.jpg

Christian Abbiati

AC Milan

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MC3315 MC3316 MC3317 MC3318

MC3327 MC3328

MC3329 MC3330

MC3339 MC3340

MC3341 MC3342

MC3351 MC3352

MC3353 MC3354

MC3363 MC3364

MC3365 MC3366

MC3375 MC3376

MC3377 MC3378

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8

microstars-MC3170.jpg

MC3170

MC3197

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8 - Chaser

MC3224

MC3251

MC3278

MC3305

Javier Zanetti

Inter Milan

Away

Chaser

microstars-MC3171.jpg

MC3171

MC3198

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8 - Extension Chaser

MC3225

MC3252

MC3279

MC3306

Vincenzo Montella

Roma

Away

Extension Chaser

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MC3846

MC3847

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Japan Miniatures Series 8 - Special Edition

MC3848

MC3849

MC3850

MC3851

Francesco Totti

Roma

Away

Special Edition

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