LIVERPOOL 1995/96

Merseyside giants Liverpool had 14 figures released in the first series of the FAPL Collection, all were released in January 1996, with the figures painted in the kit worn for the 1995/96 season.



Many of these figures, 9 in fact, were later released in the England national kit as part of series 2 of the National release, those 9 figures being - Collymore, Barnes, Fowler, Ruddock, McManaman, Redknapp, James, Jones and Scales.



All these Liverpool figures were original first time master models, however two of the England figures featured a different body pose, with the figures that had alternative body poses being Fowler and Scales. This was the first release of Stig Inge Bjornebye, however i personally feel the one released a couple of years later in Norway natioal kit was a much finer sculpt, however that figure is of course very rare.



A mixed bag in terms of sculpt accuracy, the figures of most the players were very detailed and bore a huge likeness to the actual player but there was the sculpt of Jamie Redknapp! This for me is one of Corinthians worst sculpts and unless you read the name on the shirt or base you would have a hard time in determining which player it was supposed to be. On the other hand there are sculpts of Neil 'Razor' Ruddock which are superbly detailed and accurate as was the sculpt of Kop legend Ian Rush.



Liverpool figures were also released in single player window boxes which featured the figure and a single podium with a backing card for Liverpool too. Inside these boxes was also a Liverpool Collectors information file which depicted all 14 figures from this set but it also gave you the chance to claim one of two Liverpool figures in this seasons away kit!



The two figures which were painted in the 1995/96 away kit are Robbie Fowler and Jamie Redknapp. You could not buy either of these two figures direct from the shop or from Corinthian themselves and were made available solely with this promotion. The figures were not in blister but in clear sachet format only and buying just 8 figures gave you enough tokens to claim one of the away kit figures. No away kit collector cards were produced though.


All 14 Liverpool 1995/96 home kit figures were releaed as single blisters, they were also all released as a single gift box, with contained the figure, collector card, Liverpool collectors information file and also a single display podium complete with Liverpool backing card. These are not something i would say hold much monetary value, however they can be increasingly difficult to obtain, certainly no easy task acquiring a full set of 14.



There were also 3 different version of the 4 figure pack
LV4A - Barnes, Collymore, Jones & Wright
LV4B - McManaman, Fowler, Redknapp & Babb
LV4C - Rush, Ruddock, James & Scales


In addition to this Corinthian also released a 3 different 4 figure gift box, the gift box contained 4 Liverpool figures along with a FAPL 4 figure display stand, 4 collector cards and collectors information leaflet.


G-LV4A - John Barnes, Stan Collymore, Rob Jones & Jan Molby

G-LV4B - Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman, Jamie Redknapp & Phil Babb


G-LV4C - Ian Rush, Neil Ruddock, John Scales & David James


Corinthian also released a 12 figure team pack, with the 2 players not included being Ian Rush and Jan Molby.



There was also a 14 figure team pack which of course contained all 14 Liverpool 1995/96 figures.

All figures came with collector card and a Liverpool collectors information file.



FIGURE LIST:


PL06 - Robbie Fowler - Liverpool - Home 1995/96


PL26 - John Barnes - Liverpool - Home 1995/96


PL46 - Ian Rush - Liverpool - Home 1995/96


PL66 - Steve McManaman - Liverpool - Home 1995/96


PL86 - Stan Collymore - Liverpool - Home 1995/96


PL106 - Neil Ruddock - Liverpool - Home 1995/96


PL126 - Jamie Redknapp - Liverpool - Home 1995/96


PL146 - David James - Liverpool - Home 1995/96


PL166 - Ro Jones - Liverpool - Home 1995/96


PL186 - John Scales - Liverpool - Home 1995/96


PL206 - Phil Babb - Liverpool - Home 1995/96


PL226 - Mark Wright - Liverpool - Home 1995/96


PL246 - Jan Molby - Liverpool - Home 1995/96


PL266 - Stig Inge Bjornebye - Liverpool - Home 1995/96


PL06 - Robbie Fowler - Liverpool - Away 1995/96


PL126 - Jamie Redknapp - Liverpool - Away 1995/96

Robbie Fowler

Liverpool

Home 1995/96

PL06


John Barnes

Liverpool

Home 1995/96

PL26


Ian Rush

Liverpool

Home 1995/96

PL46


Steve McManaman

Liverpool

Home 1995/96

PL66


Stan Collymore

Liverpool

Home 1995/96

PL86


Neil Ruddock

Liverpool

Home 1995/96

PL106


Jamie Redknapp

Liverpool

Home 1995/96

PL126


David James

Liverpool

Home 1995/96

PL146


Rob Jones

Liverpool

Home 1995/96

PL166


John Scales

Liverpool

Home 1995/96

PL186


Phil Babb

Liverpool

Home 1995/96

PL206


Mark Wright

Liverpool

Home 1995/96

PL226


Jan Molby

Liverpool

Home 1995/96

PL246


Stig Inge Bjornebye

Liverpool

Home 1995/96

PL266


Robbie Fowler

Liverpool

Away 1995/96

PL06


Jamie Redknapp

Liverpool

Away 1995/96

PL126


Liverpool 4 Pack

LV4A

John Barnes

Stan Collymore

Rob Jones

Mark Wright


Liverpool 4 Pack

LV4B

Steve McManaman

Robbie Fowler

Jamie Redknapp

Phil Babb


Liverpool 4 Pack

LV4C

Ian Rush

Neil Ruddock

David James

John Scales


Liverpool Gift Pack

G-LV4A

John Barnes

Stan Collymore

Rob Jones

Jan Molby


Liverpool Gift Pack

G-LV4B

Steve McManaman

Robbie Fowler

Jamie Redknapp

Phil Babb


Liverpool Gift Pack

G-LV4C

Ian Rush

Neil Ruddock

David James

John Scales


Liverpool 12 Figure Team Pack


Liverpool 14 Figure Team Pack