Smurf Statues found at the bottom of the garden

Woolworths supermarket surprised everyone recently by releasing three Smurf garden statues. Australian supermarkets aren’t known for random Smurf merchandise items like places in Europe. But what I found interesting about the release was that the garden statues are a replica of Schleich figurines.

The three garden statues are the following:

  • 1994’s Smurfette with Flower #20421
    The garden statue of Smurfette doesn’t have a flower but has the pink bag with white polka dots
  • 2019’s Papa Smurf #20814
  • 2020’s Smurf with Good Luck Charm #20819

The Smurf garden statues are made of polyresin material 28cm high. Believe me when I tell you this means that they are breakable. The only marking is a Peyo signature on the side of the green base.

Why have collectors found these adorable? Is it because Australia rarely has exclusive Smurf merchandise? Possibly. Or is it because these look better than the original Schleich ones?

In my opinion, it’s both of these answers. Perhaps there is also an element of people you know telling you about them. These are the kind of people who are excited just as much of you. Why because they saw a Smurf and liked it.

What do you think of the Smurf garden statues?

Keep on Smurfin
Kath B

I can’t wait for the 2022 Smurfs

I can’t wait! Schleich has finally released information on the 2022 Smurfs due out in July. There are six new designs, which is exciting to see. So far the names are only in German. The English translation used by Schleich come July could be quite different to mine.

#20833 Feuerwehr Schlumpf – Fire Department Smurf
#20834 Speedy Schlumpf – Speedy Smurf
#20835 Schlumpf Madchen Blossom – Smurf Girl Blossom
#20836 Griesgram Schlumpf – (Google translated this into something in Welsh!)
#20837 Farmer Schlumpf – Farmer Smurf
#20838 Fauli Schlumpf – Lazy Smurf

Like any new announcement, there has been a mixture of responses from collectors. Some say they look like Lego friends or that the designs are unimaginative. But I don’t care because I love the fact that Schleich is still making Smurfs in 2022.

However, I bet you the collectors who complain about the 2022 Smurfs will still buy them. These are the same collectors who have no new ideas on what Schleich should try to create.

Did I tell you? I can’t wait

Keep on Smurfin
Kath B