Unexpected release, given the insignificant success of the previous sticker album, despite the TV series being very popular and the handsome Can Yaman gets talked about, both for the love story with Diletta Leotta and for his possible role as the new Sandokan.
In the review of the sticker album, appreciable for the quality of the photographs, we reported a missed opportunity for Panini. It could have been made much more interesting and dynamic, perhaps even with tourist references of splendid Turkey and much more. From Panini we always expect excellent products and when he wants to, he knows how to make them, just look at the latest Lyon who literally slaughtered the quality (paper aside) that made a few months earlier by Officina Edicola.
Returning to the review, the booklet that is inside the binder is nice, it partly takes up the formula already seen in the sticker album, the images are also often the same, but still it is a good insert. The 108 photocards are mainly dedicated to the two main characters, the albatross Can wins (why Albatros? Go and find out by reading the insert 🙂) with 51 postcards, followed by sweet Sanem with 15 postcards. 23 postcards portray them together and just 20 for all the other characters, which is not much compared to the queen couple of Day Dreamer.
The checklist of the album was a good choice, which is not strictly in numerical order but by character.
Album for “true fans”, if you want the starter pack to be interesting for everyone, given the price you can buy the binder and use it for other collections of XXL cards (Frozen, Calciatori, etc.)
DAY DREAMER (Panini)
EDICOLA NEWS: THE REVIEWS nr. 159
stickers: 140 (1-140) album: € 2.00 (waiting for the starter pack) packets: € 1.00 (5 stickers – 36 packets box)
The Turkish answer to Elisa of Rivombrosa? Completely different historical period and location, but this TV series has certainly made the hearts of many go crazy even in Italy, thanks also to Can Yaman, the leading actor.
The mix is the ever-present classic, the beautiful and intelligent lady, of humble origins, and the handsome, gloomy rich man, at the request of his father who became a businessman, but in his heart, a free and wild spirit.
Of course, everything revolves around the great passion between the two protagonists, several will try to put the couple in difficulty. In the end, as in all fairy tales, classic or modern, it will be Love that wins. The series is currently airing on Canale 5, pending the second season, already made in Turkey and scheduled in Italy for 2021/2022.
The album introduces us to the characters, from Albatros (no, not Bianca & Bernie’s) to Sanem, from brothers and sisters to friends and those not exactly nice to meet. After a double giant poster in the center (unfortunately no space for stickers), the album continues with pages dedicated to some of the highlights of the story. The last page is nice where, if you want, you can learn some phrases in Turkish, suitable if by chance you fall in love in Istanbul!
The stickers are mostly frames from the same TV series. Larger than the standard size, special with glitter effect but nothing more. Unfortunately we have to make some negative notes: . the poor quality of the paper, equal to the latest printed albums, which unfortunately denote a lack of care and even consideration for those who buy (we are also experiencing the problem of paper with other publishers) . the cost of the packet at 1 euro for 5 stickers, honestly too much. The only advantage could be if, by purchasing the box of 36 packets (therefore 180 stickers), the complete set is found as the stickers are just 140. Maybe we would like to remove the curiosities 🙂
Panini has organizational and graphic skills well above the average, here it probably put in a little bit of effort. Too bad, because it could have good potential, it didn’t take much, a few more interactive pages, the poster with stickers, etc. There could even be a small didactic part to discover that beautiful country that is Turkey.
Then of course, we are always just passionate and not a multinational, but it is a bit like at school when teachers tell parents “he’s good, but he doesn’t apply”
The positive note is the return of Gedis, capable of giving us several wonderful albums over the years (go and recover Dalton’s, for example). It is difficult to be enthusiastic about this second release of Il Collegio (The College), a series / real TV that we really cannot understand and obviously do not like.
A leap in time, the first season was linked to the 80s, this one to the 90s and it suffers. The turn-of-the-century decade was far less bubbly and colorful, no doubt. The pages are therefore more static and simple than the first edition, a matter of details but the details are also important in a sticker album. The formula is the same, page by page first the girls, then the boys and finally the teachers. The novelty is linked to the presence of new students, fortunately.
The stickers are divided into three categories, as many as 72 do not find space in the album. In fact, in addition to the 144 needed to complete the album, we find 36 Meme Stickers and 36 Poster Stickers, however numbered.
Unmemorable album, it wasn’t even the first one ..