I am happy to announce that we have reached € 600.00, equal to the quota for making two other long distance adoptions in Madagascar.
Having succeeded in this period is a source of great pride for us. We must thank all those who have made purchases, but above all Stefano “Cisco” Bellotti (€ 300.00 comes from the first sales of his FanForever Card) and Luca from the Edicola Birra Fumetteria, where our Association is located. The shop (edicola) remained open during the general closing period for Covid-19 and people were still able to go or send and have the material sent.
The important thing is not to forget who is less fortunate than us, he was before and will be even after this emergency. We already know that this sum of ours, although small, will be of great help in Madagascar to alleviate the many extra problems created by this health emergency.
Once the defense is complete, we hope to have the entire midfield by the end of the summer, so maybe to get to Christmas and give us the two adoptions, the forward players, to have the whole team!
Achieving the goal of 11 adoptions for 2020, in our small way, would be a great result almost like winning the Africa Cup! The raising of donations of stickers and cards continues (exceed 250.00!), the project will continue in 2021 and in the following years, hoping soon we can all find each other for a hug.
Passion knows no quarantine! For this reason we are pleased to announce a completely online edition of our event which, as a rule, takes place every January in Bologna! Some details:
“MERCATINO” As sellers we will have the friends you find in Bologna at the Estragon, everyone will have the opportunity to post a product or series of products for sale 3 times a day (9.00, 12.00 and 15.00). Those interested can write a private message to Figurine Forever or send an email to email@example.com and will be put in contact with the exhibitor involved ONLY THE EXHIBITORS ADMITTED TO THE MARKET CAN POST PRODUCTS ON SALE, IMPORTANT! Post sales of exteriors will not be accepted
FREE ZONE SWAP Instead absolutely free the request for exchanges of stickers and cards, send your post and the sole administrator of the event (our Association), after a quick check, will post the announcement on the event page EVERYONE CAN PARTICIPATE
CELEBRATIVE STICKER and FanForever CARD On the occasion of this event, a new Celebrative Sticker dedicated to GIACINTO FACCHETTI and a new FanForever Card , dedicated to OMAR PEDRINI (TIMORIA rock band), will be created. The profits from these sales will be used to raise funds, in particular in favor of the CASSANO D’ADDA Hospital (Milan). Part of the exhibitors’ sales revenue will also be aimed at the same initiative.
MADAGASCAR In the days of the event we will reach the incredible result of 250,000 stickers / cards collected, thanks to the many donations received from all over Italy and Europe. On Friday 22 May the updated list of available material will be put online (https://figurineforever.com/figurine-disponibili/)
VIDEO GREETINGS and INTERVIEWS During the 3 days some video interviews will be made to characters from the world of stickers and collectors. Not only that, video greetings from all over the world, because the passion for FIGURINE is global.
REVIEWS During the 3 days online also a series of “vintage” reviews, linked to albums of the past, more or less recent
NOT ONLY FOOTBALL! Would you go to the Louvre just for the Gioconda? Our fair, as always, will not only be linked to collectors CALCIATORI and similars, but also albums on comics, films, cartoons and the beautiful didactics
Share and participate, comfortable comfortable from your armchair!
Emiliano Nanni President Associazione Figurine Forever
Stefano “Cisco” Bellotti, singer and always advocate of many charitable and social initiatives, friend of our Association, has been nominated Honorary Member. We hope to be able to deliver the celebratory plaque to him in person as happened with Comaschi and Signori.
The numbering of honorary cards is not consequential, but linked to specific reasons. In the case of Cisco, the choice of the number 7 is linked precisely to the history of his nickname and his passion for football.
In fact, every time he played football with his friends as a boy, he wore a shirt number 7 with the inscription “San Francisco”, gradually worn to the point of leaving only the last five letters, precisely Cisco.
Welcome Cisco! In stickers we trust
Thanks to the many donated stickers, we have also managed to make complete sets (for others we are looking for empty albums, remember that it is also possible to donate albums to the project, not just the stickers) and so here is a new initiative: album + complete set of stickers to attach, the WHOLE SUM will be destined for our solidarity projects.
You can find solidAlbums at our headquarters, a nice idea for children and adults in this period and beyond. Here is the list (for some we have multiple copies, for other unique copies).
In support of the international campaign for Distance Adoptions in Madagascar:
Dino & Amici insetti (Fol.Bo.) 20,00 € Disney Junior (Panini) 30,00 € Dragon Ball Evolution (Panini) 10,00 € Fortnite 2019 (Panini) 50,00 € Frozen 2 only stickers no cards (Panini) 30,00 € Gorjuss Santoro 2019 (Panini) 50,00 € Gormiti 2019 (Panini) 30,00 € Hannah Montana 2009 (Panini) 10,00 € Juventus 2019/20 only stickers no cards (Euro Publishing) 30,00 € Me contro Te stickers (Diramix) 35,00 € Trulli Tales (Panini) 30,00 €
in support of the Monte Adone Wildlife Protection Center:
Animali nel mondo (Fol.Bo.) 20,00 € Baby Animals (Fol.Bo.) 20,00 € Dino & Amici dinosauri (Fol.Bo.) 20,00 € Wild oltre natura (Edibas) 20,00 € Zampe & co. (Panini) 35,00 €
We have exceeded 200,000 stickers and cards collected! We have taken the Frozen2 and Frozen2 Trading Cards from our headquarter, all the stickers and cards (1626) were donated to the project for Madagascar, they are no longer available for exchanges but only for sale.
Thanks to these albums, we have reached 200,404 cataloged cards / cards, a truly splendid result achieved in 8 months!
The sales service is suspended until the end of May, only then will we update the list of stickers online. 100% of what is collected will be used to support the long distance adoptions of the children of the Mondobimbi Tafita Village in Tulear, Madagascar
Thanks to everyone who helped reach 200,000 stickers!
IN STICKER WE TRUST
UNITED WE STAND!
Dear friends and members, we have decided to use this period to catalog all the stickers and cards donated for Madagascar that we had not yet had time to check, at the same time the warehouse is currently not accessible.
For this reason, until the date to be assigned, we suspend the sale of the single stickers and also the online catalog will be updated only once at the end of this procedure. Let’s say by the end of May.
Then we invite you to read this letter from our President:
“Nobody like us knows how to get up, when it seems over”
To those who in these days try to bring down the mood by writing against, to those who try to debase the commitment of the vast majority of a people who are at home, to those who use this period for personal or group revenge, to those who simply think of self.
We are a strange, unique people, we are a people who have known over the years and over the centuries how to get up in front of the difficulties and difficulties we have had many, we are a people of inventors, dreamers, players, mess makers but with a big heart.
It will be tough, tough, long, very long but it is our history, our victories as our defeats and our defects show us the way to go. The Earth has put us at a crossroads, today is the time to fight, tomorrow will be the time to start again, treasuring what happened.
Proud to be Italian, proud of my people.
Figurine Forever Association
Bologna, March 19, 2020
WE HAVE THE CENTRAL DEFENDER!
I am happy to announce that we have reached a new quota of € 300.00 to make the third long distance adoption in Madagascar.
Having succeeded in this difficult period for everyone is a great satisfaction, as everything else, even our participation in events has waned. Better and more peaceful times will come, the important thing is not to forget who is less fortunate than us, he was before and will be even after this emergency.
We will use this period to try to catalog all the donated stickers not yet checked, at least those not yet present in the Association’s warehouse, given the impossibility of reaching it as long as the government’s right restrictions are active. When public events can start again, we will also have the opportunity to offer our “SOLIDALBUM”, the collection of stickers has allowed us to prepare complete sets of collections, so you can help us raise funds not only by purchasing specific stickers but having fun giving away or stick a complete album.
IN STICKERS WE TRUST!
Association Figurine Forever
IMPORTANT MESSAGE COVID-19 EMERGENCY
dear friends and members, in our small way we want to follow the indications of the political and health institutions in charge, we must consider that the time to return to normal will not be short, we must make our small conscious contribution; have the peace of mind to face the period knowing that we will all be stronger than before. For this reason, we have decided to cancel all Figurine Day events until the summer. For our presence at events organized by others in the next three months (April 4/5 Bologna, April 25 Liège, April 25/26 Bologna, May 9/10 Milano Comics) we confirm it at least as long as the organizers themselves consider them confirmed and at least until, possibly , there were no limits to the movements of people beyond April 3 in our area. The Association also needs not to go into economic difficulties, therefore the creation of new Celebrative Stickers, FanForever Cards, Monsters of Rock Cards, is postponed to a date to be destined. Our office is still active at Edicola Birra Fumetteria and you can come and visit us every day! As the international campaign for Madagascar continues, although with obvious difficulties We will keep you posted! #nosurrender #instickerswetrust
Emiliano Nanni Presidente Associazione Figurine Forever
IN STICKERS WE TRUST! #nosurrender
IN STICKERS WE TRUST! Perchè la passione sia più forte di tutto:
CATALOGO ALBUM // CATALOGUE ALBUM
(italiano) SOLO PER UN PERIODO LIMITATO e per affrontare al meglio questo periodo di difficoltà nei movimenti e con tanti eventi cancellati, abbiamo deciso di rendere fruibile A TUTTI il nostro catalogo al link https://figurineforever.com/area-soci/ ed inserendo la password StickersTrust1 (english) ONLY FOR A LIMITED PERIOD and to better face this period of difficulty in the movements and with many events canceled, we have decided to make our catalog available to ALL, go to link https://figurineforever.com/en/members/ and write password StickersTrust1
WE HAVE THE SWEEPER! Thanks to the contributions through the sold stickers and cards, we have reached the sum for the SECOND distance adoption of the 11 (minimum) foreseen in favor of the Tafita Village of Tulear, Madagascar.
Thanks to everybody, IN STICKERS WE TRUST
THE 72 HOURS OF STICKER AT RIMINI COMIX 2020!
Figurine Forever at Rimini Comix 2020!
In collaboration with the Rimini kermesse, the most important Italian reality (and beyond) of summer 2020, we are preparing a great appointment dedicated to the world of stickers
An entire dedicated area will be set up with the presence of a swap area, events and many sellers to be able to complete your collections and search for the missing albums
Not only that, for the occasion a new Celebrative Sticker will be created on a great champion of European football, a name so big as to be afraid to say it (and in fact for now we do not do it, also for superstition ). A meeting on football and stickers (one of our “Figurine Story”) will be held where we are trying to involve some big names in European football, hopefully!
We always say it, the stickers are not just football, in collaboration with MaxManga’s friends we are also putting in place some ideas on the albums of the past related to cartoons, TV series etc.
So many ideas, one certainty: we will do everything possible to entertain you!
THE 72 HOURS OF THE STICKER
Piazzale Fellini, Rimini – within Rimini Comix 2020
from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 July 2020
IN STICKERS WE TRUST
IN SUPPORT OF THE WILDLIFE PROTECTION CENTER
Once again we want to use the great potential of the stickers to help those who need them, alongside our project in favor of long distance adoptions in Madagascar, supporting this important Italian reality.
The Exotic and Wild Wildlife Protection Center of Monte Adone (Sasso Marconi, Bologna) represents a stable point of reference for citizens, public bodies, police forces and firefighters; it operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year, in the recovery of indigenous and exotic fauna found injured, in difficulty and / or seized by the judicial authorities for ill-treatment, illegal trade and detention.
The idea is simple, through the great availability and sensitivity of the historic Fol.Bo. editions. we have collected 18 albums dedicated to our animal friends, the amazing ANIMALS IN THE WORLD and the nice and funny BABY ANIMALS.
The albums are available for a lump sum of € 30.00 each, they are EMPTY albums with in addition ALL the stickers to stick. 100% of what is collected will be used to support the center’s activities, specifically the goal is therefore to collect € 540.00 equal to the contribution for three chimpanzees hosted in the center for the year 2020.
We are one-third of the way away because during our meeting on 11 January at Estragon we reached the first contribution of 180.00 euros which was promptly sent to the Center.
Help us to reach the purpose!
Helping while having fun, attaching stickers, an activity that we at Figurine Forever know very well!
The Figurine Forever Association will be present on March 28/29 within the Bologna Comics Fair organized by Kolosseo ( https://kolosseo.com/ )
Coming soon all infos!
IN STICKERS WE TRUST!
FIRST GOALS ACHIEVED!
We are happy and satisfied to announce the first results achieved in favor of our solidarity initiatives!
WE HAVE THE GOALKEEPER! Thanks to the first contributions through the sold stickers, we reached the sum for the first distance adoption of the 11 (minimum) planned in favor of the Tafita Village of Tulear, Madagascar
Thanks to the sale of albums of stickers on animals (100% destined for the project), we reached € 180 and achieved support for one year in favor of one of the chimpanzees hosted by the Exotic and Wild Fauna Protection and Research Center – Monte Adone Now on to reach the three chimpanzee target for 2020
In stickers we trust (and thanks to all!)
NEW BOARD ASSOCIATION
After the Figurine Forever 3 event, by mutual agreement, the Figurine Forever Association and Gianni Bellini have decided to continue separately.
This does not mean the termination of relationships or any other reason that can be hypothesized, quite simply the Association’s priority has moved away from the initial idea of dedicating itself mainly to the Football Stickers Museum.
The commitment in the field of solidarity and in particular of the project for Madagascar, takes too much time to manage in the best way an equally important project such as that of the (future, hope is always the same) Museum of the History of Football through stickers .
There will certainly be a thousand opportunities to meet and collaborate again, so don’t despair!
Based on what has been written, the Figurine Forever Association will announce the new board and the consequent new appointment of Vice President as soon as possible.
In Stickers We Trust (never doubts about this)
ON LINE STICKERS & CARDS AVAILABLE!
Every time we reach the amount for an adoption, a player will be turn on the field, help us creta Tafita United!
CHECK LIST STICKERS/CARDS Search for your missing stickers and card and help us in the project by completing your collections!
HOW IT WORKS click on the link and go to the list of available stickers, search among the different categories and vintages. You will find the value of the stickers/cards and also the copies already sold. There are no limits on purchasable copies. Did you find any material? Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the numbers you would like to buy, we will reply as soon as possible with the confirmation, the total amount plus shipping costs, the payment method.The list will be continuously updated, always check our site!
IN STICKERS WE TRUST!
CHECK YOUR MISSING STICKERS AND CARDS!
Almost there, from 10 January on our site it will be possible to start checking the stickers and cards you need to complete your collections.
How does it work? Go to our site on the STICKER RAISING page, click on the link and enter our catalog. For each sticker and card you will find the value and copies available, there are no limits on copies, you can buy all those that you find available.
Write an email to email@example.com with your requests and we will reply as soon as possible confirming availability. Only then can you proceed with the purchase, the value per sticker/card is a minimum indication, you are free to send a higher sum to help us in the project of long distance adoptions in Madagascar.
Payments can be made by paypal (friends formula) or bank transfer, both with the reason “MADAGASCAR”. The shipment is paid by the buyer, for Italy/UE only for the stickers we will use the priority mail shipment so as to limit the costs. However, we are not responsible for postal disservices, of course it is possible to send by registered mail.
All collectors who contribute to the project will be included in a mailing list to keep them updated on the progress of the project, no other type of email will be sent.
At the moment more than 130,000 stickers / cards have been cataloged, remember that the collection of stickers does not end, therefore we will continue to update in real time both the available material and the sums collected.
Thank you all!
IN STICKERS WE TRUST
FIGURINE FOREVER AT THE STADIUM!
“One million stickers for Madagascar” will make a stop at Dall’Ara on the occasion of Bologna-Fiorentina
On Monday 6 January – Stickers Raising for Madagascar, international campaign created by the Figurine Forever Association in support of long distance adoptions at the Tulear village in Madagascar.
In the Bologna-Fiorentina pre-match, three collection points will be positioned in the Tribuna, Curva Bulgarelli and Distinti sectors where it will be possible to donate your stickers and double cards, both sports and other, with the aim of making them available for offers. of collectors who want to buy them.
The entire proceeds will go to support long distance adoptions at the Tulear village, in Madagascar, where the NGO Mondobimbi Tafita operates.
We sincerely thank Bologna FC for their availability and for making themselves available to help us in our international campaign
Our Association has joined the WWF campaign to safeguard the Australian Koalas, a small contribution within everyone’s reach and also a useful gift for Christmas, given the opportunity to also receive the peluche mascot of the international campaign. Peluche that will also keep us company at our gathering on 11 January 2020 in Bologna.
An association dedicated to stickers has a special relationship with Koalas, as you can see in the photo, the most famous album on animals in Italy is this from 1950 (later reissued on various occasions) created by Lampo and that precisely sees our little friends in cover.
For 1950 children they were exotic animals impossible to see live, for 2020 children they risk being animals of the past, due to the real risk of extinction.
Our hope was to reach 100,000 stickers / cards collected by our gathering on January 11th 2020 and instead we are already there.
To date, 100.904 stickers & cards have already been archived! Thanks to all those who will participate and will do so in the future, the collection will continue throughout 2020 and beyond.
From 3 January 2020 we will put online the archive of stickers & cards available for purchase, remember that 100% of the contributions received will be donated to the village of Tulear in Madagascar!
For the most curious, the first 100.904 are divided as follows:
stickers football Panini: 50.825
stickers football NOT Panini: 14.663
stickers/cards other sports: 2.469
cards football Panini: 8.323
cards not sport Panini: 765
others (not Sport) stickers Panini: 12.576
others (not Sport) NOT Panini: 10.421
IN STICKERS WE TRUST!
FIGURINE FOREVER at MILANO comics&games!
We are pleased to announce our presence at the event organized by Blu Nautilus and will be a presence in “great style”:
. exhibition / market area
. public meeting with great guests
. free zone area stickers swap
. two celebrative stickers are expected to be made, one on a great former player of FC Inter and one of AC Milan; printed in 500 copies for Figurine Forever members, take this opportunity to jojn us!
. we will collect stickers and cards for our international “Sticker Raising for Madagascar” campaign
. distribution of free material
and much more to be announced
Be with us, IN STICKERS WE TRUST!
12° MILANO COMICS & GAMES
9-10 MAY 2020, Malpensa Fiere
Via XI Settembre, 16, 21052 Busto Arsizio (VA)
GIORGIO COMASCHI FOREVER!
Giorgio Comaschi, actor, journalist and much more, a long-time friend of our Association, the protagonist of our annual gathering, was the first to whom we presented the honorary member’s commemorative plaque.
The numbering of honorary cards is not consequential, but linked to specific reasons. In the case of Giorgio the choice of number 8 is a tribute to a great friend of him and a great Italian football player: Giacomo Bulgarelli, number 8 was his shirt with which he played for Bologna so many years.
As we said to Giorgio, he is now tied to us forever 🙂
IT’S GATHERING TIME!
The annual event is back! Bologna for a day capital of stickers!
Program to be defined:
9.00-17.00 Sticker Fair with some of the best exhibitors and collectors in Italy. We will also host various authors and publishers of books on football, basketball, collecting and sports in general
The history of English football in stickers through an exhibition of albums and images of our GIANNI BELLINI
CHILDREN AREA (NEWS): games of the present and of the past with stickers, giant quiz and other moments of leisure for small collectors
FREE ZONE: bring your stickers and cards to exchange with other collectors and fans
SUBBUTEO! After the great success of the last edition, confirmed the Subbuteo area for enthusiasts and beginners, of course by the Italian Champions BOLOGNA TIGERS!
3 MEETINGS ON THE GREAT ESTRAGON STAGE
11.00 (time to be confirmed) BAR SPORT the legendary GIORGIO COMASCHI and his guests in the drawing room of Figurine Forever
13.00 (time to be confirmed) SPORTS PUBLISHING journalists, authors and publishers and their books
15.00 (time to be confirmed) football players tell themselves through stickers
FIGURINE FOREVER FOR SOCIAL!
During the day it will always be possible to donate your own stickers and cards for the project ADOTTA CON LA FIGURINA – STICKERS RAISING FOR MADAGASCAR, right from January 2020 you can also contribute to the project by purchasing the stickers and cards collected (all the info from December on our site)
ENTRANCE 5.00 EURO, the entire proceeds will be donated to the Association against SLA
FREE ENTRY FOR ALL CHILDREN UP TO 12 YEARS
FREE ENTRY FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE FIGURINE FOREVER ASSOCIATION
THE NEW CELEBRATIVE STICKER WILL BE PRESENTED AFTER THE FIRST REALIZATION ON ANGELO SCHIAVIO
We have not yet recovered from the splendid 2 days at Bologna Comics that we already announce the next appointment with Figurine Forever:
from 1 to 3 November we will be at the Padua Cartoon Fair, inside Tutti In Fiera Padova
We will not let you miss
. free albums and packets while stocks last
. membership of the Association
and consequently also the possibility of purchasing the Angelo Schiavio
Celebrative Sticker, reserved for members only plus all promotions and discounts
only for members
. collecting stickers for the
Adotta con la Figurina project
. will be available the book of
our Gianni Bellini “500 figu per un Bordon”, you can book us your
. Swap !! you can swap with Figurine Forever in search of the missing to complete your collections (2 × 1 rule, among collectors there will of course be free trade); figurines (Gorjuss, Fifa365, Topps CL 2020, Fortnite, Gormiti 2019) and cards (Adrenalyn 2020 players, Topps Match Attax 2020, L.O.L. 2, Fortnite)
. have information on
crowdfunding for the “Pizzaballa Project”, a short film dedicated to
the magical world of collectors of stickers
NEWS FOR MEMBERS OR FUTURE
MEMBERS: given the available space we will have much less material than other
occasions (complete albums, albums + sets, etc.); you can make requests and we
will take the albums with you without having to buy them before seeing them.
Service reserved for members of Figurine Forever!
Are you still thinking about coming or staying at home?!?
In stickers you trust? Join Us!
For all the info:
FIGURINE FOREVER 3rd EDITION!
The third sticker convention is confirmed at
Estragon, Bologna, on Saturday 11th of January 2020. The program
will be available as soon as possible, its aim will be social, as always, this
year though with a double purpose.
THE STICKER COLLECTION FOR MADAGASCAR HAS LAUNCHED!
Our biggest international sticker and card
collection for the project “Adopt a Sticker” has launched. Our headquarter in
Bologna is the first collection point already available, but we will soon announce
many more as we have organised events throughout Italy, Europe and South
America. The objective is ONE MILLION stickers and cards, so far we have
roughly 100.000. Our list will be available TO EVERYONE on our website from
FIGURINE FOREVER AT BOLOGNA COMICS 2019!
Don’t miss this event at Palanord, Bologna, on
the 19th and 20th of October! Joining forces with Blu
Nautilus, we will create a “sticker village” with several themed exhibitors and
our very own space with a program rich with activities. Check it out at www.bolognacomics.com
THE ASSOCIATION FIGURINE FOREVER IS BORN!
You can join at our office on Via del Triumvirato 34c, Bologna. Memberships will be available also at the events we’ll take part in, with plenty of news and services/productions/promotions “for our followers” only . You can contact us by mail, we’d love to have members worldwide!