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Miniature football figurine collector gets ‘dream job’

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Ever thought about becoming a full-time professional miniature model creator? Well one man has turned his hobby into a full-time job.

It’s taken him 18 years and a staggering 5,000 miniature models to build Britain’s biggest football Corinthian figure set, but now super collector Craig Robinson has finally landed his dream job.

After a nationwide search, Capital One has appointed the ultimate collector Robinson, 27 from Scunthorpe, to the position of ‘head of quality control’ for their own limited edition football figurine range.

The popular Corinthian football figurines shot to fame in the early 90s when the miniature models captured the imagination of young football fans, including then nine-year old Newcastle Untied supporter Craig who was hooked after buying the exclusive Alan Shearer model in 1995.

One thousand lucky fans now have the chance to immortalise themselves into its version of the iconic handcrafted models.

Robinson said: "I’m delighted to be involved in this exciting project. I’ve spent years examining miniature models. They have even given me my own individual model, which will take pride of place in my collection!"

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