EDICOLA NEWS: THE REVIEWS nr. 315
album: Harry Potter: One yeart at Hogwarts (Panini)
stickers: 204 (1-204) + 50 cards (C1-C50)
starter pack: album + 5 packets 4,90€
box: 24 packets (4 stickers + 1 card per packet) 1,00€ each
If it is difficult for us to find something new to say about the umpteenth Harry Potter sticker album, we can only imagine for the Panini graphic designers to come up with something new, every time. This time they succeeded, a pity only for the editorial proposal that makes it complicated and erroneously expensive far beyond what is necessary.
Pack with 1 card and 4 stickers, box of 24 packs, 204 stickers and 50 cards. Even without being phenomenal in mathematics it is easy to do the math on the cost to complete the album. Number of stickers which, on the contrary, was right to optimize the result which was pleasant and full of ideas and information, limiting as much as possible the images and photos printed to the benefit of the stickers.
A calendar that accompanies the collector, we don’t remember if it’s new or something we’ve already seen. The problem is definitely the formula as we have already written.
The 50 cards try to make them an added value by transforming them into messages to be used throughout the year, an idea that is also nice but avoidable. Then there were certain Cucciolotti who have done it for years and if they too have eliminated them, perhaps they didn’t have all this clamor.
Pleasant and successful is the setting of the album/calendar which does not start from January, but runs through the school year which is valid for everyone, both in Italy and at Hogwarts, more or less. It therefore starts with the month of September and ends with August. September is an important month, back to the Castle but it’s also Hermione’s birthday!
It is certainly interesting to rediscover some moments of the saga and the life of the protagonists month after month, information and curiosities probably not so well known even among enthusiasts. The pages full of stickers make the album definitely a missed opportunity.
Special pages for special moments, where you can dream good resolutions for the new year next to your heroes. For fans of famous aphorisms and phrases, an entire dedicated page. Spend a few minutes of your time reading them all, they are better than what you can find in “fortune cookies” and maybe they can be a good starting point for your daily life.