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UK SERIES 5 ENGLAND 2002

The nation was once again filled with hopes, dreams and aspirations of football at last coming home, Corinthian could not guarantee that but they did give collector's the chance to bring home an all new range of England MicroStars!

Corinthian never officially called this Series 5 but this is how it has always been referred to by collector's, with the stock hitting the shelves from Early April 2002, just in time for the World Cup tournament taking place in Japan & Korea.

There were 24 figures in the England home kit, along with manager Sven Goran Erikssson, in addition we have 7 in the Red away kit worn for the 2002 World Cup, and completing the range are 8 figures in the kit worn during the qualification stage, and is the kit worn in the famous victory over Greece which secured England's qualification thanks to a sublime free kick from David Beckham!

Corinthian produced 3 different packs for the release, Single player pack, 2 player pack and also a 3 player WCL game pack. The single player pack contained one Powerpodz which would have a Navy capsule inside containing one of the 24 home kit figures or manager Eriksson., priced at £1.49.

The 2 player pack was a first for the MicroStars range as it actually allowed collector's to see one of the figures they were buying, and also came with a Powerpodz. The figures found in the 2 player pack were the 24 home kit or manager Eriksson, with the product being exclusive to Woolworths and price at £2.49

The 3 player WCL game pack contained 1 Powerpodz, a capsule containing a home kit player and also a capsule which contained one of the special away kit figures, with production limited to under 10,000 for each!

There was actually a little bit of controversy and mystery surrounding the 3 pack away kit figures, as the initial batch did not contain the red away kits as advertised but in fact the all white qualification kit, and Corinthian had made no mention of these figures on the packaging or any of the newsletters! 

Interestingly they are all done on 6 base colour but each one has the same MC code, which led to much speculation amongst collector's as to whether this was a mistake and in fact these 8 figures were set for another release all together.

In time the red away kit figures did appear in the 3 player WCL game packs, however it must be stated they are far rarer than the all white qualification kit versions and much harder to find.

As part of this release Corinthian introduced the Collection Completerz Scheme, with the idea being to help ensure collector's were able to complete the squad and get all the figures they wanted. Each Powerpodz came with a information leaflet and on it was a token, you needed just 4 tokens and a £1 contribution towards P&P to claim a free figure! 

The last thing to mention is that all MC codes were unique to this series, the only exception is Beckham in home kit, he was also released in Japan Miniatures Series 2 as a Chaser figure.

All figures were released on 6 base colours, Green, Red, Blue, White, Silver and Gold with the goal keepers having 4 different MC codes per base colour. Each capsule came with a collector's information leaflet which detailed the range of figures available and also gave details on the Collector's Completerz Scheme.

Thanks go to Olly Speed for providing the images of the single box.

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MC608

MC641

SERIES INFORMATION

  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC674

MC707

MC740

MC773

Michael Owen

England

Home 2002

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MC609

MC642

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  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC675

MC708

MC741

MC774

Emile Heskey

England

Home 2002

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MC610

MC643

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  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC676

MC709

MC742

MC775

Steven Gerrard

England

Home 2002

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MC611

MC644

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  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC677

MC710

MC743

MC776

Paul Scholes

England

Home 2002

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MC612

MC645

MC678

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  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

  • Japan Miniatures Series 2 - Chaser

MC711

MC744

MC777

David Beckham

England

Home 2002

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MC613

MC646

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  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC679

MC712

MC745

MC778

Rio Ferdinand

England

Home 2002

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MC614

MC647

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  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC680

MC713

MC746

MC779

Sol Campbell

England

Home 2002

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MC615

MC648

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  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC681

MC714

MC747

MC780

Robbie Fowler

England

Home 2002

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MC616

MC649

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  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC682

MC715

MC748

MC781

Alan Smith

England

Home 2002

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MC617

MC650

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  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC683

MC716

MC749

MC782

Teddy Sheringham

England

Home 2002

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MC618

MC651

SERIES INFORMATION

  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC684

MC717

MC750

MC783

Ashley Cole

England

Home 2002

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MC619

MC652

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  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC685

MC718

MC751

MC784

Owen Hargreaves

England

Home 2002

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MC620

MC653

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  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC686

MC719

MC752

MC785

Andy Cole

England

Home 2002

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MC621

MC654

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  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC687

MC720

MC753

MC786

Steve McManaman

England

Home 2002

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MC622

MC655

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  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC688

MC721

MC754

MC787

Martin Keown

England

Home 2002

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MC623

MC656

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  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC689

MC722

MC755

MC788

Phil Neville

England

Home 2002

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MC624

MC657

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  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC690

MC723

MC756

MC789

Jamie Carragher

England

Home 2002

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MC625

MC658

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  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC691

MC724

MC757

MC790

Gary Neville

England

Home 2002

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MC626

MC659

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  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC692

MC725

MC758

MC791

Nick Barmby

England

Home 2002

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MC627

MC660

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  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC693

MC726

MC759

MC792

Wes Brown

England

Home 2002

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MC628

MC661

SERIES INFORMATION

  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC694

MC727

MC760

MC793

Joe Cole

England

Home 2002

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David Seaman

England

Home 2002

MC629 MC630 

MC631 MC632

MC662 MC663

MC664 MC665

MC695 MC696

MC697 MC698

MC728 MC729

MC730 MC731

MC761 MC762

MC763 MC764

MC794 MC795

MC796 MC797

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  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

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Nigel Martyn

England

Home 2002

MC633 MC634 

MC635 MC636

MC666 MC667

MC668 MC669

MC699 MC700

MC701 MC702

MC732 MC733

MC734 MC735

MC765 MC766

MC767 MC768

MC798 MC799

MC800 MC801

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  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

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Richard Wright

England

Home 2002

MC637 MC638 

MC639 MC640

MC670 MC671

MC672 MC673

MC703 MC704

MC705 MC706

MC736 MC737

MC738 MC739

MC769 MC770

MC771 MC772

MC802 MC803

MC804 MC805

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  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

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MGR6

MGR5

SERIES INFORMATION

  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MGR4

MGR3

MGR2

MGR1

Sven Goran Eriksson

England

Suit

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MC806

MC806

SERIES INFORMATION

  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC806

MC806

MC806

MC806

Michael Owen

England

Qualifying Kit 2002

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MC807

MC807

SERIES INFORMATION

  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC807

MC807

MC807

MC807

Emile Heskey

England

Qualifying Kit 2002

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MC808

MC808

SERIES INFORMATION

  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC808

MC808

MC808

MC808

Steven Gerrard

England

Qualifying Kit 2002

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MC809

MC809

SERIES INFORMATION

  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC809

MC809

MC809

MC809

Paul Scholes

England

Qualifying Kit 2002

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MC810

MC810

SERIES INFORMATION

  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC810

MC810

MC810

MC810

David Beckham

England

Qualifying Kit 2002

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MC811

MC811

SERIES INFORMATION

  • UK Series 5 - England 2002

MC811

MC811

MC811

MC811

Rio Ferdinand

England

Qualifying Kit 2002