Back in 2013 Schleich released the Occasion themed Smurfs also known as the Celebration or Gifts Smurfs. Today, I wanted to revisit Valentine’s Day Smurf. This Smurf is carrying a huge lilac heart with a red ribbon on his back. The Smurf has his eyes closed and a huge smile on his face. Along with wearing customary white trousers and white hat.
Anyone who wants to give their partner something different, other than flowers or chocolates I highly recommend Valentine’s Day Smurf. It doesn’t even have to be Valentine’s Day. Simply it’s a nice gift for someone you love. What I like is that it can sit nicely at your work desk or on a shelf to display. Very simple in design without being over complicated.
Sold between 2013 to 2016 Valentine’s Day Smurf has always been popular. As such in 2016 Schleich sold both Valentine’s Day and Thank You Smurf in their own display box referred to Smurfs for You. I never purchased the display box but was keen to get my hands on these Smurfs. Because the Smurfs were made in Tunisia, compared to the original release from Germany.
I also recall back then, some collectors found an error with the markings for Valentine’s Day Smurf. Schleich printed Scnw instead of Schw on the heart, though the marking on the Smurf was correct. I was lucky I have both versions.
In summing up, I like Valentine’s Day Smurf because it will never age. Schleich could have quite easily continued to make this one and mix up the colours of the heart and ribbon. I ask Schleich to consider bringing back colour variations on Smurfs.
Keep on Smurfin
I am going to give this a score of 1 Papa Smurf. Not really rare but still worth collecting.
|1 Papa Smurf||Not really rare but still worth collecting|
|2 Papa Smurfs||Rare – but not too difficult to find|
|3 Papa Smurfs||Extremely Rare – you’re lucky if you have this one|
|4 Papa Smurfs||Ultra Rare – requires skill to collect|
|5 Papa Smurfs||Very Rare – a legendary Smurf|