EDICOLA NEWS: THE REVIEWS nr. 324
album: Brawl Stars (Diramix)
stickers: 192 (1-192)
starter pack: album + 2 packets 3,99€
box: 30 packets (5 stickers per packet) 1,00€ each
Diramix is one of our favorite publishers, more than once they know how to choose brands that may seem unlikely to older people, but in reality have an incredible fan base. This is what happened with the Stumble Guys card collection and even more so with that of Brawl Stars. The mythical video game characters are much better known than certain footballers.
The classic edition with the stickers arrives on newsstands, a sign that the publisher wants to try to do an encore, hopefully leading to good results. The card version was rather limited in content, the sticker album clearly must have a different approach.
We are certainly biased but it is extremely more fun, especially for those who know little about Brawl Stars. The first page of the album immediately makes things clear, helping you choose the best Brawler, who can take hits, run at high speed, have a powerful attack or all at the same time.
Page after page there are many characters to get to know or recognise, perhaps too many, but this helps make the album even more evocative to complete. The pages are occasionally interspersed with small, nice moments of leisure to interact with the characters of the video game.
Appreciable when publishers are committed to making the collections more dynamic and varied, in this case Diramix presents both special and shaped but also mini stickers which, be careful, are not in pairs but are numbered separately. Particular choice, also considering the cost of the packet we would have thought of a different option with possibly large reverse stickers that contained two separate ones inside. In this way the total collection would also have a smaller number of stickers instead of the 192.
Considering the very high competition on newsstands, an album of around 160 stickers would have been less scary. Maybe to adults, but children will go crazy for their videogame favorites and perhaps the success of this collection will be the forerunner to also have the Stumble Guys in a collection of stickers.