Panini Adrenalyn XL England 2018

AndyR

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#1
New Panini England Squad Adrenalyn XL Collection
31st MAY
GOOD NEWS = Only 126 cards in standard collection based on England National Team and Limited amount of Limited Editions (thank god!!).
BAD NEWS = remember the excuses about World Cup price increase being because of FIFA licence?? Well packs are still £1.50 each, Starter Packs £4.99 and Multipacks £6.99...the same as the World Cup!!!
EXTRA INFO = Walker or Dier LE in Multipacks
Henderson, Lingard or Alli LE in Starter Packs
Sterling LE - Strike It #88
Vardy LE - Strike It #89
Rasford LE - Strike It #90
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Kacper13

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#2
I know your feeling, when Panini is releaseing collection about your country. Did you hear something about stickers for this collection? Or there are low chance to see something with stickers?
 
#3
BAD NEWS = remember the excuses about World Cup price increase being because of FIFA licence?? Well packs are still £1.50 each, Starter Packs £4.99 and Multipacks £6.99...the same as the World Cup!!!

Now we finally know what's the reason for the price increase this year. It's not Panini or the FIFA. All the money goes to The FA! ;)
 

AndyR

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#4
Now we finally know what's the reason for the price increase this year. It's not Panini or the FIFA. All the money goes to The FA! ;)
Manfred tells me also the prices are going to remain increased for FIFA 365 (2019) as well so only 1 company to blame, forget the FA, forget FIFA, forget UEFA (who panini dont even have CL licence anyway!!)...purely down to greed of the Panini company. Usually when companies increase prices significantly it suggests financial turmoil.
 

AndyR

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#5
I know your feeling, when Panini is releaseing collection about your country. Did you hear something about stickers for this collection? Or there are low chance to see something with stickers?
very minimal chance this time... i know last time they also had a sticker set for England but the kids in the UK are just not interested in stickers on the whole. They also tried sticker sets for Northern Ireland, Wales etc and they were huge flops.

it is interesting to read, Strike It magazine sales expectations for the 3 issues with LE's in... they are producing for sale approximately 65,000 copies reducing down to 55,000 each between the 3 copies. Not a huge amount in my opinion, but you have to factor in it will be competing with the main AXL World Cup collection.
 

Helios

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I took a shot on that one cause I always liked the English football, the league, the clubs and the national team -only some of their "supporters" I dislike.

I really don't know what I expected , but this is such a horrible collection without any really interesting features at all.
Just a compilation of the whole English squad before the final nominations in home , away and new team jerseys(the new Nike kit to me is just the same:rolleyes: - tell me if you find a remarkable difference..! :D) and training outfits.
@hoddle: here you go with the Trippier card!:p
So it is about 100 cards with the same players over and over again, at least they are in different moving positions, but with some Panini just used the image of Fifa 365 xl 2018 :confused:..minimal effort is written BIG these days at Modena.

The 3 Lions badge is not existing , but at least the coach has a sticker of his own.
To the end there are some special cards like goal stoppers, defensive rock , midfield .., super strikers, double trouble, Power 4, icons , top masters and invincible.

No history or legends section which would have given this collection a massive boost.

From two different LE multipacks I had nearly the same team mate cards :mad:
1 pack contains 9 cards , most with 8 team mate and 1 special card, just one pack had 2 special cards one of them an Icon card.
The glue used to attach the packs and the LE on the cardboard is different then with Fifa 365 or Russia - it looks more like the used stripes of both side adhesive tape - one limited card got ripped at the back very hard - still not caring, Panini!:confused:

3 of the limited cards only available when buying strike it magazines..

This is by far the most boring and useless collection I have ever got. CDCEA194-E08B-465E-A680-360BD762B9AD.jpeg 268DD847-3738-492C-BA6D-6BEB61ADAE7B.jpeg
 
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LFC1892

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I got this one as well. It's a weak collection. Where is the Legends sub set Panini? Don't give me bollocks about rights.
Where is the England badge, where is the England team picture card? How about a fans card from Wembley. So many sub-sets could have made this a better collection but we as collectors got short handed again.

My box had NO Invincible or Top Master but I did pull 2 Icons. I am 2 short of finishing the set and they are both the Harry Kane Icon & Invincible. Bugger me I am not buying another box.

The Icon cards look much better than the LE. The LE cards look like glorified base card, FFS. Rubbish.
 
#10
I got this one as well. It's a weak collection. Where is the Legends sub set Panini? Don't give me bollocks about rights.
Where is the England badge, where is the England team picture card? How about a fans card from Wembley. So many sub-sets could have made this a better collection but we as collectors got short handed again.

My box had NO Invincible or Top Master but I did pull 2 Icons. I am 2 short of finishing the set and they are both the Harry Kane Icon & Invincible. Bugger me I am not buying another box.

The Icon cards look much better than the LE. The LE cards look like glorified base card, FFS. Rubbish.
The exact two cards I missed in my box too.

Agreed with the above would have been nice to have some different cards: team, stadium, 3 lions badge etc... not sure I can think of an England 'Legend' since colour photography was invented tho.
 

LFC1892

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#11
The exact two cards I missed in my box too.

Agreed with the above would have been nice to have some different cards: team, stadium, 3 lions badge etc... not sure I can think of an England 'Legend' since colour photography was invented tho.
Not legends but players who made an impact on the Int'l scene. Keegan, Shilton, Lineker, Barnes, Shearer, Owen, Gerrard & Beckham to name a few.
 

AndyR

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#12
not sure I can think of an England 'Legend' since colour photography was invented tho.
if you're not including the world cup winning side of 1966 and Semi-Finalists of 1970 (sure colour photography was around then!) then the semi-finalists of 1990 like Lineker and of course the proper legend GAZZA!!
 

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