EDICOLA NEWS: THE REVIEWS nr. 329
album: Me contro Te – The movie 5 (Diramix)
stickers: 188 (1-180, A-H) + 40 cards (C1-C40)
starter pack: album + 2 packets 3,99€
box: 40 packets (4 stickers + 1 card per packet) 1,00€ each
Once upon a time horror films were released in cinemas for Halloween, now there are also different products in theaters and honestly compared to Jason from the famous Friday the 13th saga, Sofì and Luì are less disturbing. An incredible fact remains, not only that MecontroTe have reached their fifth film plus the television series, but that, if we remember correctly, 8 sticker albums have been created! All for the publisher Diramix, an interesting and commendable aspect, other YouTubers then moved on to the sticker multinationals, with results that in reality are not always excellent.
We like Diramix, it brings few products to the newsstands but very often of high quality, perhaps it doesn’t excel in knowing how to renew itself, but in various aspects we can say, we believe without being contradicted, that it has created its own style and continues on its path. The album formula is also valid, if it really is meant to be that there must be cards, at least they are a relatively lower number than the average and above all they find space inside the album on the appropriate pages, as if they were a book of family photographs . After all, Luì and Sofì are now part of many Italian families.
Probably even MecontroTe themselves have a personal liking for the world of stickers; we are hopeless romantics and we like to think that everything is not always about money, we are driven by passion and we are convinced that we are in good company. So if all these albums keep coming out, that might also be partly the reason.
As with previous albums linked to the films, the stickers page after page tell us the story to watch at the cinema. Naturally the album doesn’t reveal everything but we actually think it could be a further boost for children to then enjoy the cinema. Indeed, we want to dare, the stickers still give space to imagination, children can imagine their own version of the scenes and moments of the film, it would be fun to discover how different it will be from what they will see on the big screen.
The mix of stickers and pages is between the real characters and their comic versions, this is the other big difference with the cinema and it is also the true magic of the sticker album, a successful mix between the “frame” of the film and the version to cartoons that you won’t see at the cinema. We don’t think we could ask for much more from an album of this kind, the characters involved are those who are well known in recent years, even if in the fifth film of the “saga” the YouTuber couple has to deal with monsters and vampires.
Format that recalls the previous “Jungle Mission” in many aspects, with the addition of stickers from A to H to complete the central poster. Perhaps a little too much, in a period full of editorial proposals that are also sensationally beautiful on newsstands, we would have made a different choice by making this product less substantial. On the other hand, it is probable that, like all publishers, due to the usual issue related to rights, the 40 cards were necessary and the total number of stickers is perhaps linked to the structure which, as already written, traces what has already been seen.
We don’t know whether MecontroTe are the most famous and followed YouTubers, we continue to find them very nice, as long as they continue to release quality sticker albums, we certainly won’t change our minds!