Review: Baby Smurf #20830

Some say Baby Smurf is very cute others are more critical calling it basic. However, if you like your Baby Smurfs there is a good chance you will like this one. Wearing white pyjamas, with one hand covering it’s mouth and the other holding a yellow rattle.

I understand that not everyone is a fan of the newer Smurfs. Whether it be due to the quality or nostalgic reasons but we must remember Smurfs are for children to play with. I recall when I was a child I would make up stories centred around my Smurfs. No doubt, this hasn’t changed. Whether it be a new addition of a baby to a family or friends everyone can identify with a baby.

However, if I was to compare this Baby Smurf with Baby White #20179 I would prefer Baby White. I like Baby White’s pyjamas with the two yellow buttons on the back flap and the red rattle. But also like Baby White’s crawling position, which could allow more imaginative stories. While Baby Smurf looks guilty with it’s hand over it’s mouth the sitting position it lacks creativeness.

That said, Schleich has the opportunity to expand on Baby Smurf by adding different coloured rattles or poses. For example I would like to see a Baby Smurf crying or with food all over it’s face.

I noticed in the online Schleich catalogue for Canada and the United States that Baby Smurf is not available in Canada. Can any of the Canadian collectors shed any light on this?

Thanks so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed this revisit of Baby Smurf #20830. Back in 2021 I also wrote about the 2021 Smurfs.

Keep on Smurfin
Kath B

Review: Good Luck Smurf #20829

Cute but not very creative, is the best way to describe Good Luck Smurf first released in 2021. The Smurf wishes you good luck! If it wasn’t for the words good luck on the sign, I would get this confused with Smurf with Sign #20823. Why did Schleich decide to use the same mould for these two Smurfs?

Some say, Good Luck Smurf is a nice present to give someone starting a new job or opportunity. If this was the case why didn’t Schleich produce a blank sign that allows someone to add their own quote. Like they did for Nameplate #20459 back in 1999.

I also would like to know what a child thinks of this Smurf. For me, Good Luck Smurf lacks flair and is a tad boring. I am also not a big fan of how the eyes are painted on the newer Smurfs. In my opinion, the eyes on a Smurf is what makes it unique but not anymore.

What do you think Schleich should create with future releases? Do you like or dislike Good Luck Smurf? Share your thoughts via our Comments field.

Keep on Smurfin
Kath B

Remember: Smurfette with Flower #20828

There is nothing worse than the feeling of excitement to disappointment. Back in 2021, I felt this when I purchased Smurfette with Flower. I do not doubt that I wasn’t the only one who felt like this.

The first pictures of Smurfette with Flower made her look beautiful, standing underneath a flower. It’s like she was using the flower as an umbrella. Soft paint colours also complemented Smurfette.

However, when I finally received Smurfette with Flower, I couldn’t believe Schleich would not have noticed their error. Typically, the stem of the flower is not flush at the bottom with Smurfette’s feet as it protrudes a few millimetres further. As a result, Smurfette cannot stand up and can only be displayed if supported by something else.

Let’s hope Schleich can find a a solution to this flaw because Smurfette with Flower is such a pretty figurine.

What do you think of Smurfette with Flower? Like? Dislike? Let me know in the comments

Keep on Smurfin
Kath B

Review: 20827 Vanity Smurf

Ahead of the 2022 Schleich releases, I thought it would be good to revisit the 2021 Smurfs starting with Vanity Smurf.

Firstly I don’t envy Schleich when it comes to creating new Smurfs. Every new Smurf is reviewed differently by children and adults who like to collect. Vanity Smurf is not a new idea by Schleich, with the first one made in 1972. In the beginning it was called Vanity, but we now typically refer to it as Mirror Smurf. In 2005 the Classic series was released by Schleich and also included a Smurf with Mirror. Lastly in 2013, a Vanity Smurf was released and in my opinion the worst.

Upon reviewing Vanity Smurf, I first went to the Schleich website. The description was unbelievably brief – The Schleich Smurf wears a beautiful flower in his hair! I’m not sure who wrote this, but this like all Smurfs except Smurfette and Papa Smurf doesn’t have hair. The pink flower is on it’s white hat. Maybe something got lost in translation.

Fast Facts

Name: Vanity Smurf
Article number: 2.0827
First released: 2021
Markings: Made in Romania Schleich S 2020 Peyo with a date stamp

Perhaps the biggest surprise, was the similarity of the Vanity Smurf #20827 and the Classic Vanity #20537. Up until now I had never noticed, both have a similar pose admiring themselves in the mirror and have a pink flower on their hat. The noticeable differences are the position of their left hand and different moulds used by Schleich.

Did you buy Vanity Smurf in 2021? I recommend you should if you want Schleich to continue to make Smurfs and because this one is kind of cute.

Keep on Smurfin
Kath B

Thanks for reading my current review of 20827 Vanity Smurf. I also wrote this review in 2021 if you want to know more about he 2021 Smurfs.