Navarrete (3 Reyes) 2018 World Cup collection (non official album)

Sergio Z

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Hi, guys! Today, Navarrete (under their new facade brand "3 Reyes") released their new 2018 WC album. Here are some pictures taken by a friend in Lima.

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I'm going to buy some albums and packets and take some more pictures. So far, I've got the following info:
- Collection has 380 stickers, including 32 shinies (one player per team, I guess) and stadia.
- Packets come with 7 tokens ("elementos"). This could mean they'll put something else inside packets in the future, like cards, for example. But packets only include stickers, by now.
- Prices: S/ 1.50 for the album and S/ 1.00 for the packets.
 

dantzig

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Collection not so pretty, but price definitely much more appealing than Panini. Also, Navarrete knows the country reality, for Panini and FIFA's friends all are rich around the world.
 

Sergio Z

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More pictures:

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To be honest, I don't like this album. Feels like there's nothing new, in comparison to previous albums, specially Copa América Centenario. Same outline: Stadia, teams, fixture in the middle of the album and that's it.

About sticker ratio, there's an average of 70 or 80 doubles per box (each box including 50 packets of 7 stickers each). Shinies don't have a unique ratio. In one box, I got 36 shinies (with a lot of doubles, of course), while the second one had only 12. The most difficult ones to get are the shinies for the 7 sticker teams (like Iceland and Nigeria, as shown in pictures). This might change, because Navarrete sets up different ratios at different moments of the release.

In conclusion: can't wait to have Panini album in my hands!
 

LFC1892

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Album cover is very nice, fixtures pages as well with big enough space to write the results.

The stickers don't look that bad at all & that includes the shinies.

A different perspective from someone other than Panini is always welcome, even with a mistake here & there.
 

Sergio Z

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Album cover is very nice, fixtures pages as well with big enough space to write the results.
If you notice, you'll find there are flags of Chile, Italy and the United States in the album cover. Look at the ball above the phrase "World Cup". :p
 

LFC1892

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If you notice, you'll find there are flags of Chile, Italy and the United States in the album cover. Look at the ball above the phrase "World Cup". :p
That's fine Sergio because football is a global game and the ball showed on the cover meant to convey that. I am sure you will enjoy collecting this one more than Panini.
 

dantzig

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More pictures:

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To be honest, I don't like this album. Feels like there's nothing new, in comparison to previous albums, specially Copa América Centenario. Same outline: Stadia, teams, fixture in the middle of the album and that's it.

About sticker ratio, there's an average of 70 or 80 doubles per box (each box including 50 packets of 7 stickers each). Shinies don't have a unique ratio. In one box, I got 36 shinies (with a lot of doubles, of course), while the second one had only 12. The most difficult ones to get are the shinies for the 7 sticker teams (like Iceland and Nigeria, as shown in pictures). This might change, because Navarrete sets up different ratios at different moments of the release.

In conclusion: can't wait to have Panini album in my hands!
Of course the quality and stickers are probably lower than Panini... But it still looks very decent and collecting that for around 1/3 of Panini? Yes please, thank you Navarrete or whatever you're called now.

Speaking of 1/3... @Sergio Z do you think Panini has 3x more quality than this? Because comparing quickly both albums and stickers, it certainly doesn't look so (yeah I know, Panini official bullshit about FIFA and greedy gang made those expensive prices).

Also, Navarrete ratios seems much more random than Panini, which is what actually should be like: RANDOM! Reading this Panini? It's RANDOM, not the same five stickers you encounter so often in different packs, due to your predictable patterns.

That's fine Sergio because football is a global game and the ball showed on the cover meant to convey that. I am sure you will enjoy collecting this one more than Panini.
I also think so and most peruvians will have actual fun without counting their money to the last cent... Not official? Still fun to collect like that.
 
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In my theory,it's much better than Panini,and in the past,Navarrete album exists different variant for some album,

like Peruvian,Columbian,and Venezuelan,not sure whether they would do it this year.
 

LFC1892

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I also think so and most peruvians will have actual fun without counting their money to the last cent... Not official? Still fun to collect like that.
Some of the photos in Navarette albums look to be painted or have had overcolouring done on them but I have collected these in the past.
Prices must be way cheaper than Panini which makes it easier to collect for sure.

Hoddle01, did you manage to complete the ones you have? If so please show some pics, if you can be arsed. :p
 
#14
I have sold them on sometime ago I'm afraid but I"m sure if you Google them you will be able to see some images. Generally they were ultra close ups with what looked like a half photo half painted faces. I will see if I have any odd stickers hanging around.
 

Sergio Z

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Imo, Navarrete albums were of better quality in the past. And I'm not talking about paper quality or price. I'm talking about production in general. Their albums were designed beautifully. Just look at these pages from the USA 94 album:

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Now, look at this year's pages and you'll notice the difference. They've lost the taste for well designed albums. And you don't need to have official licenses and stuff. This is the best example.

A lot of people is buying Navarrete's album, mainly because of the price. Those who are complaining about Panini's insane prices are the most happy people with this album. They don't care about mistakes, many of them are just fanboys (or fangirls) who want an album with stickers from the Peruvian National team on it. :p
 

Sergio Z

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Speaking of 1/3... @Sergio Z do you think Panini has 3x more quality than this? Because comparing quickly both albums and stickers, it certainly doesn't look so (yeah I know, Panini official bullshit about FIFA and greedy gang made those expensive prices).
I don't think 3x more quality. Maybe 2x (that's almost the actual price gap between them: 1.00 sol vs. 2.20 soles). I don't have Panini's album yet, but I know what Panini is and I'm pretty sure what the quality gap actually is. :rolleyes:

Also, Navarrete ratios seems much more random than Panini, which is what actually should be like: RANDOM! Reading this Panini? It's RANDOM, not the same five stickers you encounter so often in different packs, due to your predictable patterns.
Yes, they're random, but they're way too RANDOM :p there's not a common equal pattern to follow, like in some Panini collections like Copa América 2015 or Guerrero: The Movie. They have a different pattern each time they put products in the market. It's madness.

Also, they release different kind of shiny stickers. Up to day, there are 6 kinds:
- Silver or chrome shinies
- Golden shinies
- Prismatic shinies
- Square glow shinies
- Laser shinies (like the ones from Euro 2012 german edition)
- "World Cup 2018" glow shinies (the phrase all over the background)

Hopefully I can upload pictures of all of them.
 

dantzig

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Not a fan of big heads too, that USA 94 album was better indeed, more simple too... But currently they have to focus on heads, you can't show much more than the face because sometimes just showing a bit of the badge or sponsor is enough to file a complaint... Imagine 3 Reyes putting a picture with the Adidas Logo, like you see in the Roy Wegerle picture?

I wrote 1/3 because you said packs had 7 stickers, so each sticker is actually around 1/3 of a Panini sticker.

The only "bad" thing about complete randomness is getting a bad result out of a box... While in panini, due to their packaging algorithm, you get a low number of doubles, being random is worse in this case... But isn't much more to open a pack and really don't know what you might get? Many times I know that when I got one sticker, I'll get some other in the next pack or so.

6 types of shinies are too much I guess, but maybe fun to whoever gets it? I don't know, I might be trying to find good things about this set, but one thing is certain, 3 Reyes make collecting more fun there, despite a worse quality.
 
#18
I think the most impressive thing about this album is when you use this album's app to scan the sticker, a highlight reel starts. This is a game-changer in my opinion. Panini haven't done that with their app and just keeps it to collecting a virtual album that is boring.
 

Ceesmk

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Imo, Navarrete albums were of better quality in the past. And I'm not talking about paper quality or price. I'm talking about production in general. Their albums were designed beautifully. Just look at these pages from the USA 94 album:

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Now, look at this year's pages and you'll notice the difference. They've lost the taste for well designed albums. And you don't need to have official licenses and stuff. This is the best example.

A lot of people is buying Navarrete's album, mainly because of the price. Those who are complaining about Panini's insane prices are the most happy people with this album. They don't care about mistakes, many of them are just fanboys (or fangirls) who want an album with stickers from the Peruvian National team on it. :p
In fact, this USA 94 Navarrete album was an adaptaion of the Italian Euroflash; it was published in Europe under different names (in France, "Broca", and "Semic", a former Scandinavian company, in other countries). The difference between Navarrete and Eurosflah was a central page.

In France, the collection was withdrawn from sales after around 1 month due to a legal procedure from Panini. France respects the exclusive licence and the copyright...So this album is very difficult to find in France (but I have it...)
 

Caniggia

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#20
I collect any different album made for World Cup, Euro or Copa America and Navarrete is one of my favourite (with Schoolshop from Serbia) since many years, but does make no sense to talk about costs. All these pirate editors print albums without paying royalties, so I love to collect but Panini is a different thing
 

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