Wow. So we're not supposed to find happiness in completing teams in this set? Is collecting that sterile and joyless for you?
Indeed, Ecuador & Ivory Coast seems the weakest links of the tournament... The teams I enjoyed most so far were China (they miss so many goals, but play nice), Australia (great play) & Brasil (they seem more mature than just playing beautifully)... Also, best player I've seen so far is nº10 from Switzerland, BACHMANN... God, such a wonderful technique, puts to shame most male players around the world!Been quite the exciting tournament. Outside Ecuador & the Germany-Ivory Coast blowout, its been close and entertaining.
IC team seems like Tahiti in 2013 Confederations Cup, great achievement by winning Oceania Cup, but in CC, they were decimated... Still, against Thailand, IC was unlucky, from what I read in FIFA report.Yeah Ecuador were kinda lucky to qualify in their playoff against Trinidad & Tobago with a crazy late goal from distance. Ivory Coast are ranked below South Africa, Ghana, & Equatorial Guinea but beat some of them.
Went to get more packs, and a few of the display boxes on top were now completely sold out. When people swap in the other thread, are people just mailing stickers in a regular envelope?
Yep, like Pavle wrote before, don't use rubber bands, they might damage the stickers edges, even worse for small piles... Thin cardboard (not too thick, so it doesn't make the envelope too bulky) and celophane tape to close it... If you have some sleeves to spare, like Pavle suggested, it's also a good choice as first layer... If you send more than 15/20, consider splitting into two small piles (again, avoiding the envelope too bulky).Yes cardboard and rubber bands would work. Don't have enough yet, bought 16 packs so far. Waiting until after the tourney ends when the 50 pack box should go on sale (I see men's 2014 box on amazon for just $20). Have a few dupes though, for some reason I have 4 of Formiga. Though I have 2 shiny ones, and got a couple big names: Rampone, Abby Wambach, Christine Sinclair, Homare Sawa, Nadine Angerer, Celia Sasic, Dickenmann, Rapinoe, Nilla Fischer. So I won't complain, I think I've fared well with just 16 packs. Shiny ones are so nice I almost don't want to stick them in the album...
You mean this one? Looks like she got hit in her left cheekI feel in love with Tatiana Ariza from Colombia (sorry, Sydney Leroux u_u).
I do -raises his hand-. And I think I'm the only one, hahaha. I mean, Alex Morgan is graceful and cute, but she's not my kind. In the US, Sydney Leroux is my absolute crush. She's sooooo sexy!More pretty players in my opinion: Alex Morgan (who doesn't think so?)
Parabéns, @Jose Glaucio I bet that album looks beautiful with all the stickers on it. And it's so nice to know that the shinies finally came out.And, finally, I completed my first WWC 2015 album
That's true. Lately Panini Brazil has got a lot of issues with the cut process. Just take a look at Copa América 2015 stickers. More than a half of them (I'm not kidding) were terribly cut, and I had a lot of problems to stick them on the pages, since they couldn't fit on the frame. Maybe we should complain with Panini Brazil about it :/.A lot of stickers have some problems on the board - I think Panini made a wrong cut.
It's a devious Panini strategy I know for some time... They release first lousy boxes, with less of those "rare" stickers, then in a second batch, they try to make it up, probably because it's already too scandalous what they did and they got a lot of complaints... I'll never, never forget the Euro 2012, it was almost a scam, where the first 50-packet boxes might not even had any shiny and you could get half of the box repeated (some stickers 4, 5, 6 times repeated)... I don't care if it's some production error or some dimwit doesn't know how to distribute the stickers accordingly, JUST GET THINGS RIGHT!I liked the messages! hehehe! I fell in love with a lot of players, specially the goalkeeper from New Zeland (the blonde). And I liked Tatiana Ariza too.
I bought some new packs - Panini, finally, distributed the stickers here in my city. I think it took 1 month from one distribution to another. And, finally, I completed my first WWC 2015 album. The last stickers was 4 shinies - the badges of Brasil, Spain, Costa Rica and England. France was the last one that I got from the first distribution. And, for my surprise, I got Brasil and France in the same packet. And Spain came in the same pack of 20 packets. And now, I got a lot of shinies in the packs - 8 shinies in 20 packets. At the first distribution, like I said here, I got few shinies (1 in 20 packets. Even zero shinies).
A lot of stickers have some problems on the board - I think Panini made a wrong cut. A lot of stickers have tight/narrow board. And, another thing: some packets have a attern: 3 stickers from the same national team (3 Spain, for example. Or, 3 stickers of the team - China, New Zeland and Netherlands). And I got 3 shinies in the same packet (German's badge, poster and Canadian badge). I think that happened because of the cut in the development process.
She sure has some unique smile there... Must have some disability to always smile like that.@dantzig No way! she looks way prettier in her sticker. That photographer sucks!
Andrade also looks nice in the album but I prefer Tatiana <3 she looks so lovely! Just look at that smile. Even my girlfriend liked her when she saw the album, hahahaha.
Chapman's picture really made me laugh. Canada's pictures in the album were more elaborated, in terms of illumination and make up, for sure. This FIFA guy said "let's take a picture and just upload it, screw it".
In 2011, Alex Morgan was just the normal blonde to me, just a barbie face... But with dark hair and a more mature look now, she seems stunning to me.I do -raises his hand-. And I think I'm the only one, hahaha. I mean, Alex Morgan is graceful and cute, but she's not my kind. In the US, Sydney Leroux is my absolute crush. She's sooooo sexy!
However, many of my friends think Hope Solo is the prettiest one in the US. I prefer her over Morgan, but not over Leroux.
Oh, and Louisa Necib is beautiful, too. Not only physically, but also because of her playing style. She's the female Zidane.
Either you're a lousy photographer/editor or it doesn't seem perfectly cut by PaniniThe stickers I got for Canada 2015 are made in Italy, and they had a PERFECT cut. 100% of them fit perfectly on the frame, really.
Could be just bad luck... Maybe if you bought another 20-packets, you would get those you missed most... You know Panini doesn't really make a evenly distibution by teams... Now the shinies, that seems clear they've released less than they should, there in Brazil.In this second distribution I saw that is hard to get some stickers from Norway, Stadiums, Switzerland, Sweden and South Corea. I don't get any stickers from South Corea, for example, Norway and Stadiums. From Sweden and Switzerland I got one stickers from each other. Thinking in the production of the stickers, I think that these stickers are in the same paper, and Panini, when distributed the cuted stickers in the packets (the final process of the production), they don't put that stickers on the machine. Like they made with the shinies in the first distribution.
This kind of stuff reveals the way of Panini manufacture the stickers and album.
@dantzig Man, I thought I was the only one with that experience. The same happened to me with my first box, lots of Irish and Croatian players and only... 3 or 4 shinies?! C'mon.I'll never, never forget the Euro 2012, it was almost a scam, where the first 50-packet boxes might not even had any shiny and you could get half of the box repeated (some stickers 4, 5, 6 times repeated)... I don't care if it's some production error or some dimwit doesn't know how to distribute the stickers accordingly, JUST GET THINGS RIGHT!
Hahahaha. I would go for "it doesn't seem perfectly cut by Panini". I'm still surprised by the quality of the Italian stickers.Either you're a lousy photographer/editor or it doesn't seem perfectly cut by Panini