EDICOLA NEWS: THE REVIEWS nr. 266
album: Pinocchio and friends (Tridimensional)
stickers: 192 (1-192)
starter pack: album + 3 packets 4,90€
box: 36 packets (5 stickers per packet) 0,90€ each
Pinocchio forever! Collodi’s masterpiece knows no age, no crisis, generation after generation new products and projects are born that keep it alive, strong, on the one hand in the name of tradition, on the other updating it in some way with the times with new characters that in the original book was not there.
The world of stickers has known several albums dedicated to Pinocchio, surely each of us has his memories and his favorites but it is undeniable that, perhaps even more than the Disney film (from which Panini made a historic album), for us Italians Pinocchio’s album linked to the RAI drama remains an unforgettable moment. Not only for a majestic Nino Manfredi in the role of Geppetto, but for an album that made history and trends, with the Panini brothers who decided to focus on this television drama, in the lack of conviction of many. We know how it went well, the album is among the 10 most important albums made by the Modenese house, aside from football (maybe).
On Pinocchio there are cartoons made everywhere, from the USA to Japan, this new production is an all-Italian pride, made by Iginio Straffi (the same of the famous Winx Club), which you can watch on RAI channels.
Inspired by the famous book, this series set in the new millennium and alongside the classic characters, Pinocchio, Geppetto, the Jiminy Cricket and the “villains” Mangiafuoco, the Cat and the Fox, find new characters, starting with the young pirate Freeda. History does not repeat the classic adventures, it renews them and also makes them suitable for the duration of the various episodes.
The graphic layout of the album is interesting, the publisher likes to mix the themes, there are of course the pages dedicated to the main characters but not sequentially. Of course, at first you will immediately find Pinocchio and Geppetto (could it be otherwise?), But to discover the others you have to browse the various pages.
In the other pages we find both the presentation of this updated world of Pinocchio and Friends, and references to some episodes of the TV series. The captions are minimal, graphic choice to give as much space as possible to the stickers. Each page does not need the intervention of the Blue Fairy to come to life, but stickers to be attached, larger in size than other collections.
Standing ovation for the album paper, no glossy paper but an excellent rough matte that prevents us from unpleasant creases or worse with which we often have a hard time living with other albums. The format of the stickers is varied, classic, glitter, shaped, puzzle, in short, for all tastes.
The quite small total number of stickers, without useless cards or other fancy flights, make this album pleasant and at the same time easy and fun to collect.