FAN FAVOURITES

PERU SAGA FALABELLA

Corinthian launched a new range of figures under the banner of 'ProStars Fan Favourites' which have the figures in 'photographic line up' poses. The figures are the same size as regular ProStars however they are a 2 piece mould which have turning heads, are a little lighter than regular ProStars and on a brighter Green base with the player name printed on. The range carryied it's own collector codes, starting with FF (Fan Favourites)



Corinthian were asked by a department store based in Peru called 'Saga Falabella' to produce a range of 36 ProStars Fan Favourites figures, the range covered current stars as well as legends and icons of the game.



AC Milan have 6 figures in the set, current stars Kaka, Shevchenko, Maldini and Cafu are joined by Dutch legends Van Basten and Gullit, with bitter rivals Inter Milan having 4 figures, Adriano, Vieri, Recoba and Zanetti.



Juventus had 2 current stars and 2 legends in the set, with Del Piero and Trezeguet joined by Platini and Baggio, with Napoli having 2 included in the set, Antonio Careca and Maradona! Completing the contingent from Italy's Serie A are 2 from Roma, Totti and Batistuta.



Barcelona had 6 in the set, Puyol, Giuly, Belletti, Larsson, Ronaldinho and Deco.



The English Premier League was represented by Arsenal, Aston Villa and Manchester United, with Arsenal having 4 figures, Bergkamp, Henry, Reyes and Pires, while Villa hasd just 2, both from South America, Angel and Peru international Solano. The 2 from Manchester United are Van Nistelrooy and Ronaldo.



The set was rounded off by 4 England national kit figures, those being Rooney, Beckham, Scholes and Owen.



The figures were actually avilable in 3 different formats. Corinthian also did it's best to ensure any product they made which was sold outside the UK was also made available to collectors in the UK, with this set being no exception. Corinthian divided the set into 12 lots of 3 figures, with the figures being in a clear sachet and coming with collector card, the collector cards were in Spanish and had nothing on the reverse of the card.



From the 1st of March 2005 collectors could order the full set of 36 figures in clear sachet format from Corinthian direct at a cost of £100, they were also given awas as a free gift when making purchases over a certain order value.



The set was also released in Japan but as a blind box product, which had the figures still in clear sachet with collector card and a collectors information leaflet, but placed inside a blind box, with each CDU (counter display unit) having 15 blind boxes. There were 48 different figures in the Japan blind box release, the 36 Peru Saga Falabella figures, the other 12 were players from the club team packs.



So now we come to the initial release, the figures were actually sold in a 2 pack blister, with each 2 pack containing the 2 figures and collector cards. So there were 18 different 2 pack blisters produced all which were sold exclusively in Saga Falabella stores in Peru.



I have personally only ever seen 2 different blisters, the one detailed at the bottom of this page of Kaka and Shevchenko for AC Milan is from my own personal collection, and i have seen the Maradona and Careca blister before, the other 16 packs i have never seen and sadly have no images of them.



These 2 pack blisters have to be considered as one of the rarest if not the rarest set of blisters ever released by Corinthian in the Prostars range.



Figure List:


FF152 - Cafu - AC Milan - Home 2004/05


FF153 - Paolo Maldini - AC Milan - Home 2004/05


FF154 - Kaka - AC Milan - Home 2004/05


FF155 - Andriy Shevchenko - AC Milan - Home 2004/05


FF156 - Ruud Gullit - AC Milan - Home


FF157 - Marco Van Basten - AC Milan - Home


FF158 - Dennis Bergkamp - Arsenal - Home 2004/05


FF159 - Thierry Henry - Arsenal - Home 2004/05


FF160 - Jose Antonio Reyes - Arsenal - Home 2004/05


FF161 - Robert Pires - Arsenal - Home 2004/05


FF162 - Nolberto Solano - Aston Villa - Home 2004/05


FF163 - Juan Pablo Angel - Aston Villa - Home 2004/05


FF164 - Ronaldinho - Barcelona - Home 2004/05


FF165 - Ludovic Giuly - Barcelona - Home 2004/05


FF166 - Henrik Larsson - Barcelona - Home 2004/05


FF167 - Deco - Barcelona - Home 2004/05


FF168 - Carles Puyol - Barcelona - Home 2004/05


FF169 - Juliano Belletti - Barcelona - Home 2004/05


FF170 - Wayne Rooney - England - Home 2004/05


FF171 - Paul Scholes - England - Home 2004/05


FF172 - David Beckham - England - Home 2004/05


FF173 - Michael Owen - England - Home 2004/05


FF174 - Cristiano Ronaldo - Manchester United - Home 2004/05


FF175 - Ruud Van Nistelrooy - Manchester United - Home 2004/05


FF176 - Alvaro Recoba - Inter Milan - Home 2004/05


FF177 - Christian Vieri - Inter Milan - Home 2004/05


FF178 - Javier Zanetti - Inter Milan - Home 2004/05


FF179 - Adriano - Inter Milan - Home 2004/05


FF180 - Diego Maradona - Napoli - Home


FF181 - Antonio Careca - Napoli - Home


FF182 - Alessandro Del Piero - Juventus - Home 2004/05


FF183 - David Trezeguet - Juventus - Home 2004/05


FF184 - Michel Platini - Juventus - Home


FF185 - Roberto Baggio - Juventus - Home


FF186 - Francesco Totti - Roma - Home 2004/05


FF187 - Gabriel Batistuta - Roma - Home 2004/05


Cafu

AC Milan

Home 2004/05

FF152

Production Quantity

Unknown


Paolo Maldini

AC Milan

Home 2004/05

FF153

Production Quantity

Unknown


Kaka

AC Milan

Home 2004/05

FF154

Production Quantity

Unknown


Andriy Shevchenko

AC Milan

Home 2004/05

FF155

Production Quantity

Unknown


Ruud Gullit

AC Milan

Home

FF156

Production Quantity

Unknown


Marco Van Basten

AC Milan

Home

FF157

Production Quantity

Unknown


Dennis Bergkamp

Arsenal

Home 2004/05

FF158

Production Quantity

Unknown


Thierry Henry

Arsenal

Home 2004/05

FF159

Production Quantity

Unknown


Jose Antonio Reyes

Arsenal

Home 2004/05

FF160

Production Quantity

Unknown


Robert Pires

Arsenal

Home 2004/05

FF161

Production Quantity

Unknown


Nolberto Solano

Aston Villa

Home 2004/05

FF162

Production Quantity

Unknown


Juan Pablo Angel

Aston Villa

Home 2004/05

FF163

Production Quantity

Unknown


Ronaldinho

Barcelona

Home 2004/05

FF164

Production Quantity

Unknown


Ludovic Giuly

Barcelona

Home 2004/05

FF165

Production Quantity

Unknown


Henrik Larsson

Barcelona

Home 2004/05

FF166

Production Quantity

Unknown


Deco

Barcelona

Home 2004/05

FF167

Production Quantity

Unknown


Carles Puyol

Barcelona

Home 2004/05

FF168

Production Quantity

Unknown


Juliano Belletti

Barcelona

Home 2004/05

FF169

Production Quantity

Unknown


Wayne Rooney

England

Home 2004/05

FF170

Production Quantity

Unknown


Paul Scholes

England

Home 2004/05

FF171

Production Quantity

Unknown


David Beckham

England

Home 2004/05

FF172

Production Quantity

Unknown


Michael Owen

England

Home 2004/05

FF173

Production Quantity

Unknown


Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United

Home 2004/05

FF174

Production Quantity

Unknown


Ruud Van Nistelrooy

Manchester United

Home 2004/05

FF175

Production Quantity

Unknown


Alvaro Recoba

Inter Milan

Home 2004/05

FF176

Production Quantity

Unknown


Christian Vieri

Inter Milan

Home 2004/05

FF177

Production Quantity

Unknown


Javier Zanetti

Inter Milan

Home 2004/05

FF178

Production Quantity

Unknown


Adriano

Inter Milan

Home 2004/05

FF179

Production Quantity

Unknown


Diego Maradona

Napoli

Home

FF180

Production Quantity

Unknown


Antonio Careca

Napoli

Home

FF181

Production Quantity

Unknown


Alessandro Del Piero

Juventus

Home 2004/05

FF182

Production Quantity

Unknown


David Trezeguet

Juventus

Home 2004/05

FF183

Production Quantity

Unknown


Michel Platini

Juventus

Home

FF184

Production Quantity

Unknown


Roberto Baggio

Juventus

Home

FF185

Production Quantity

Unknown


Francesco Totti

Roma

Home 2004/05

FF186

Production Quantity

Unknown


Gabriel Batistuta

Roma

Home 2004/05

FF187

Production Quantity

Unknown


ProStars Fan Favourites

Peru Saga Falabella Set - Japan Blind Box Release


ProStars Fan Favourites

Peru Saga Falabella 2 Pack Blister


On the back of the blister you can see the 18 different 2 packs which were released exclusively in Saga Falabella stores in Peru.