NEW ZEALAND

ALL BLACKS RUGBY

June 1997 saw Corinthian release a set of 14 New Zealand All Blacks Rugby players, with the figures being part of the Headliners range.



From my personal recollection these figures were seldom seen in stores in the UK, some stores did hold stock but it was on a limited basis. I did not personally attend the inaugural Corinthian Convention however i am told that there were extremely limited numbers of these blister packs on sale at the event.



These have always remained very difficult to get, acquiring them loose is achievable however getting them in blisters is no mean feat, they are seldom seen, i am personally still looking for a Lomu blister for my personal collection.


The collector codes ran to NZ16 however only 14 are in the set, so 2 were sculpted and not released which were NZ10 and NZ14 but sadly i am not sure who those 2 players are.



All were done as single blister packs coming with collector card and information leaflet.



Figure List:


NZ01 - Jonah Lomu


NZ02 - Zinzan Brooke


NZ03 - Jeff Wilson


NZ04 - Sean Fitzpatrick


NZ05 - Andrew Mehrtens


NZ06 - Christian Cullen


NZ07 - Michael Jones


NZ08 - Ian Jones


NZ09 - Justin Marshall


NZ11 - Frank Bunce


NZ12 - Carlos Spencer


NZ13 - Olo Brown


NZ15 - Robin Brooke


NZ16 - Glen Osborne

Jonah Lomu

New Zealand

NZ01


Zinzan Brooke

New Zealand

NZ02


Jeff Wilson

New Zealand

NZ03


Sean Fitzpatrick

New Zealand

NZ04


Andrew Mehrtens

New Zealand

NZ05


Christian Cullen

New Zealand

NZ06


Michael Jones

New Zealand

NZ07


Ian Jones

New Zealand

NZ08


Justin Marshall

New Zealand

NZ09


Frank Bunce

New Zealand

NZ11


Carlos Spencer

New Zealand

NZ12


Olo Brown

New Zealand

NZ13


Robin Brooke

New Zealand

NZ15


Glen Osborne

New Zealand

NZ16