LUCA (Panini)

EDICOLA NEWS: THE REVIEWS nr. 198

stickers: 180 (1-164, L1-L16) + 50 cards (C1-C50)

starter pack: album + 2 packets 2,90€

packets: 1,00€ 4 stickers + 1 card (box of 24 packets)

Haven’t you seen Luca yet? Run to watch it! The film deserves, certainly the Italian setting helps to make our hearts beat, but it is really well done, among the best of the last 10 years, especially after some not so memorable releases by Disney / Pixar. A very delicate and exciting way to address the issues of diversity, unfortunately in everyday life we ​​do not often have a happy ending, but we hope this new Disney work will allow even the little ones to understand and know how to accept who, apparently, is different from us.

This album is therefore a MUST because the son of a high quality film, in reality Panini seems to us to carry out the task without too much soul but still making the final product enjoyable. The quality of the film saves it, the graphic layout of the album is very simple, the captions appear less and less as you turn the pages, many images taken from the cartoon, some special ones, a few shaped ones. We like rectangular stickers, they go very well with the “widescreen” line as you see cartoons in the cinema.

Central poster for the L stickers with the characters in silver version. We also have the cards punctual as the taxes, we remain of the idea that more than once they are not an added value to the quality of the album but only an extra expense, a clear excuse from the publishers to raise the prices of the packets. Above all there are too many, 50! If Panini is “forced” to also make cards for contractual reasons and making two separate albums would be an economic suicide (we agree with this), then at least limit the number.

Positive note, the quality of the album paper has improved compared to recent disasters, it is already something, also taking into account that the album is not a tribute, not even in the starter pack.

Do sticker albums sell less than the usual names? Perhaps it is linked to prices and extra contents that very little marry with the target audience and even more with family economies that are not those of a multinational but of many small daily realities that have to make sacrifices. After having locked themselves up in their four walls long before the health emergency, perhaps taking a few laps into the real world from Modena could prove useful.

Anyway album to have, to collect, the film deserves it.

(EN)


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