Like anything collectible, fakes are always possible. Which leads me to ask the question is the Majorette Smurfette wearing a blue uniform with red boots – fake or genuine? I cannot confirm whether this is fake or genuine as I have never seen one with the naked eye, so I thought I would throw up discussion to see what others thought.
From my understanding there are two different versions of Majorette Smurfette to be found. The first version is Majorette standing on light green small round base, lavender boots and baton with Hong Kong markings. The second version of Majorette is also standing on a small round base, pink boots and baton with W.Germany markings. I should also point out this is not including the McDonalds Promotional Smurf made in 1996 with gold boots.
Majorette were first sold in Europe and the USA in 1985. By 1985 smurfs were being sold by Applause formerly known as Wallace Berrie. However the majority of the smurfs sold by Applause have Wallace Berrie markings. It is possible Applause only sold Majorette for one year. Schleich produced Majorette from 1985 through to 1989.
It is unclear when Majorette with the blue uniform with red boots first surfaced. Though like any colour variations you should always tread with care. Because sadly there are always people out there willing to repaint a smurf to make a bit of extra money. As long as there is money to earn by making fakes there will be people making fakes. So if someone can prove to me this version of Majorette is genuine I would be forever grateful.
When I first started collecting smurfs, I was miffed and why anyone would want to buy a repaint or fake smurf. Then I started to realise the importance of collecting these kind of smurfs. It allowed me to build on my knowledge on collecting. In the beginning it began with just reading and observing other smurf collections online. Then I started to collect some, as there is no replacement for handling and observing a smurf up close.
So when I saw this fake of Majorette wearing a green outfit I could not resist I just had to buy her. For me, I could quite clearly see that it was fake because of the shape and feel of the mould along with the dodgy paintwork.
Keep on Smurfin