BING 2 (Diramix Italy)

EDICOLA NEWS: REVIEWS nr. 119

stickers: 258 (1-233, A1-A8, B1-B12, C1-C5)

starter pack: album + 2 packets € 2.99

packets: € 0.70 (5 stickers)

special packets: € 1.99 (1 packet + 1 gum)

comment: Welcome back Bing! The cute rabbit and his friends return for a new Diramix album, after the first one released in 2019. One of the most loved characters by children is always a guarantee, even the album traces the concept of the cartoon, that is, small life lessons in the adventures and small disasters of everyday life, always caused by Bing!

Compared to last year’s album, we find some interesting news, in particular the central poster where to play with stick & stack stickers on three scenarios, an initiative already present in the first album but expanded here. This formula seems to be finding some appreciation from the public, since all publishers have recently used it. At this point, as a longtime collector I dream of another return: the transfers (trasferelli)!

The stickers are always 258, therefore more than the classic 192 of similar albums, naturally very colorful, special, shaped and pure pelosine. The images are simple but effective, with the various characters clearly visible.

The album allows you to play on every single page, following Bing’s misadventures and very often the providential intervention of friend Flop to put things right.

There are no long stories, each page is in its own right, but without this affecting the fun. After all, it is the trademark of the cartoon, simple and direct stories with the aim not only of having fun but also of giving children indications on reuse and on always living their days with a smile.

Novelties of this edition are the gums (“gommine”, the answer to the Calciatori “gommaglie”), perhaps thanks to the subjects, but honestly these are nicer.

Note for Panini: instead of doing an encore of the kits, why didn’t you use the idols printed on the cards?.

Nice and well-made album, suitable for all children, but also fun for parents in helping to complete it and sharing the many games present page by page

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