For a smurf collector who thinks they have everything collecting sockels could just be the next big thing.
Sockels are sometimes also called smurf-a-grams, pedestals or stands and are smurf figurines mounted onto a stand that displays a simple saying. First released in 1981, sockels come in a range of colours and number of different languages.
The most common sockels, are the triangle base stand ones that have also been used to promote organisations or companies. Originally when these were released they came in their own special mailing box.
When BP Australia released these in 1981, they were called Greeting Smurfs and were sold only for $1.99. Though in Australia these were not released with its own special mailing box. The advertising blurb described them as “Smurfy greetings for any occasion”.
Along with the triangle base stands, you can find sockels that play music by turning a handle. These are highly collectable and can be quite expensive.
More recently you can find smurfs on a rectangle podium with a message card on it or a smurf figurine mounted on a green cloud shaped base.
Like the regular smurfs, sockels are a great addition to any collection as the number of different variations that can be found is endless.
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