Subbuteo Salt & Pepper Grinders and Bottle Opener
"Over 'ere son... on me lid!"
The Fowndry has just returned from its annual pilgrimage to the
Tat Fest inspirational Autumn Fair International trade show in Birmingham. It's where the retail fraternity pitches up to be enticed by several million square feet of Chinese manufactured landfill but occasionally there are pearls and no less than two were spotted on the mighty Thabto's stand in Hall 3.
Following on from the classic Subbuteo's Lazarus like resurrection last year (featuring molded plastic figures rather than those terrible cardboard ones that presaged the game's floodlights being switched off in the 90s), the canny lads have fashioned the iconic players into some rather tasty, officially licensed, retro-referencing kitchenware. On show were a set of salt and pepper grinders - one black, one white - and a rather solid & very nicely crafted stainless steel bottle opener*, which we wouldn't suggest anyone try flicking.
The Grinders should retail for £29.99 and the Opener for £12.99, both available from October. Now where's the superglue...