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AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019

a sticker album for asian cup for the first time ever ?

  • I hope so

    Votes: 9 81.8%
  • NO

    Votes: 2 18.2%

  • Total voters
    11

LFC1892

Well-Known Member
Contributor
#3
Unless you're from Asia and your country is participating in the Asian Cup I can't see Panini spending some of their resources on this idea. No one will buy it.

Makes zero business sense for Panini as only the "richer" countries in the competition would have the natives buying it.
War stricken countries like Iraq, Syria & Palestine will never have the finances to purchase such a "luxury" from Panini.
 

ssopel

New Member
#5
Maybe people from Iraq, Palestine and Syria would not buy this Panini product.
Or maybe the Third World plunged into the sky would surprise us and buy us.
Certainly the product could sell well in Europe, North and South America and in richer Asian countries.
That would be a good business for Panini. New collection...I´d buy it... :)
 

D8ct9r

Member
Contributor
#6
Panini needs new markets bad and they need it fast

There's evidence that Panini is trying to make their products available for those markets, just search the World Cup 2018 thread where people had »problems« that Collectors box could be bought from United Arab Emirates, India, Iran, Jordan, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Pakistan, Qatar, Syria, etc. Even in FIFA 365 series you can see that there were teams such as Beijing Guoan FC, Al Ahly SC, Auckland City FC and Jeonbuk Hyundai (granted the last one in a very limited format).

Now remember the reason that Panini World Cup 2018 collection is more expensive according to Panini… Licenses… And then look at the quality of photos used for majority of countries from the AFC association that participate in the World Cup and think about the issues from the past World Cup collections with the AFC teams (Iran 1998, North Korea 2011, China 2015) and multiply it by 24 teams and you will see that such a collection will not exist in the near future.

To sum up I don't even think Panini would be able to make an AFC collection (granted Panini’s definition of a quality collection deteriorated significantly by just looking at the evidence from the current World Cup collection), let alone sell it, but I'm sure it will be covered in FIFA 365 2020 :)
 

Kacper13

Active Member
#7
There's evidence that Panini is trying to make their products available for those markets, just search the World Cup 2018 thread where people had »problems« that Collectors box could be bought from United Arab Emirates, India, Iran, Jordan, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Pakistan, Qatar, Syria, etc. Even in FIFA 365 series you can see that there were teams such as Beijing Guoan FC, Al Ahly SC, Auckland City FC and Jeonbuk Hyundai (granted the last one in a very limited format).
I guess, in Australia and New Zealand area it will sound workable to collect. If the product will be release, they should start selling albums in all the participant countries + Italy, like CA'16 album. This year, Collectors are paying for WC'18 license. It's shame, but better to see it on Panini stickers, than Topps ones.
Next example for making this collection, is that the license are going to be very cheap, and people on Europe might get craze in this collection. Still better idea, than making next FIFA 365 collection, with always the same content :p
 

ssopel

New Member
#8
In European countries, we get the Euro and World Cup. FIFA 365 and local leagues.
It starts to be boring. Why not something new from another part of the world. It would be some freshness for low license costs.
Collectors from Europe would spend money on it.
They probably will not do this product anyway:(
 

dantzig

Administrator
Staff member
Contributor
#9
In European countries, we get the Euro and World Cup. FIFA 365 and local leagues.
It starts to be boring. Why not something new from another part of the world. It would be some freshness for low license costs.
Collectors from Europe would spend money on it.
They probably will not do this product anyway:(
It's fresh for us, who collect a lot. But we're a "minority", even more now where World Cup brings all the occasional collectors... FIFA 365 was one of the best ideas made reality, yet it's far from the sales Panini possibly predicted.

However, asian market is probably the best market to bet... After all, around half of the world lives in Asia, just China and India are over 2.5 billion, while South Korea and Japan are always powerhouses... But are they feverish collectors? Not sure about it... Maybe involving K-Pop stars, ahah.
 

Kacper13

Active Member
#10
It's fresh for us, who collect a lot. But we're a "minority", even more now where World Cup brings all the occasional collectors... FIFA 365 was one of the best ideas made reality, yet it's far from the sales Panini possibly predicted.
Still don't try t forget about Africa Cup ;) It would be nice to see again teams like Nigeria, Cameroun, Ghana, Cote D'Ivoire, SA, as teams in one tournament. This collection would have more sales than Asian Cup, but I don't hate Asian Cup. On next year, we should see Women's WC collection, which will be played in France. Collectos there, might get craze in Women's Le Blue team :p

Or maybe your friend from Portugal, should work in Panini :p His ideas with making poster for Portugal after EC'16 and Coca Cola posters with history stickers, were great ideas, as well!
 

raj3sh

Active Member
#11
I would buy since India is there , This will be the first time i will be collecting my home country.

Hope panini understands the market and produces a cheap product. In india the match attax as well as cricket attax are quite popular.
 

Turisas

Active Member
#12
I would definetly collect this album, so as any international tournament related. We would have a great opportunity to collect teams we never did before such like Turkmenistan, Kirgyzstan, Yemen, Philippines or India like raj3sh said. Thats why I loved Africa Cup, too bad there were only flags instead of federation badges.
It would be of course a great surprise to habe this collection, but to be honest we can prepare for women wc, cop america and probably iefa nations cup instead - which is of course quite a powerful year anyway.
 

D8ct9r

Member
Contributor
#13
Maybe you guys are in luck with the AFC Collection for 2019 as Panini just agreed to strategic partnership with Tencent.

"Tencent Sports will also be responsible for sponsorship and advertising sales of the Chinese market specific product. In addition, Tencent Sports will work with the Panini Group to explore ways to integrate physical products with digital products, and to provide better services and more exquisite collections to hundreds of millions of its users.

The Panini Group and Tencent Sports are expected to pursue more extensive and in-depth business partnerships and collaboration in the future designed to engage and deliver more benefits to the hundreds of millions of Chinese sports fans on the Tencent Sports platforms."


This cooperation could be huge as Tencent is no small company, assuming Panini will be able to take advantage of such cooperation.
 

Danju

Well-Known Member
#14
Maybe you guys are in luck with the AFC Collection for 2019 as Panini just agreed to strategic partnership with Tencent.

"Tencent Sports will also be responsible for sponsorship and advertising sales of the Chinese market specific product. In addition, Tencent Sports will work with the Panini Group to explore ways to integrate physical products with digital products, and to provide better services and more exquisite collections to hundreds of millions of its users.

The Panini Group and Tencent Sports are expected to pursue more extensive and in-depth business partnerships and collaboration in the future designed to engage and deliver more benefits to the hundreds of millions of Chinese sports fans on the Tencent Sports platforms."

This cooperation could be huge as Tencent is no small company, assuming Panini will be able to take advantage of such cooperation.
Whoop, whoop:p:cool:
 
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