Nothing beats a good old super hero like Buck Rogers, Wonder Woman, Spiderman or Smurferman. So who is Smurferman you may well ask……
Back in around 1978 the world was overwelmed by the release of the Superman movie staring Christopher Reeve. With this excitement, Bully decided to join in by creating their own Smurferman figurine in 1979. (Ref #20119)
Smurferman was one of the last eight figurines released by Bully in 1979. This was just before Bully lost the licence to produce smurf figurines to Schleich.
So what makes the Smurferman figurine so collectible is the number of different variations that can be found. It is unclear with the Bully marked variations if they were released at the same time or over a period of time.
As I mentioned there are a number of different variations to be found with Smurferman: red or white shoes, long or short white pants, long or short white shirt or no shirt. You can even find a Smurferman with long white pants & shirt!
These variations are generally found with the yellow base version. Where the white base version tends to be found with red shoes, short white pants and has a yellow “S” on the front of his chest.
The other small difference you will find between the Bully and Schleich marked versions, is that the Schleich ones the cape at the front of the neck joins up the Bully ones don’t join up.
For those of you who like to collect smurfs with different paint dots, Smurferman can be found with a mustard and red paint dot under the bases.
Smurferman has also been used for promotions. Each of the three are on a white base with the name of the company written in green letters.
Smurferman is also commonly confused with Superman (#20127) . Probably with their names being quite similar. Both create a point of interest with those who don’t even collect smurfs as everyone knows Superman!
Keep on Smurfin