Shy Smurf is not fancy like others but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth collecting. On the contrary Shy Smurf holds a special spot for those who like Smurfs portraying a personality trait.
This Smurf portrays someone who is timid and shy. With their head tilted down, eyes closed to avoid eye contact and finger over closed mouth. I bet this Smurf feels awkward or uncomfortable around other Smurfs?
Back in 1973 Bully produced Shy Smurf with no markings or with only a Peyo marking on arm. Some say, back in the early days Bully gave away these kind of Smurfs. However, I like their soft pvc material which makes them more appealing compared to the harder pvc material used today. I also own a Shy Smurf that has no markings with an unpainted tail, that makes it extra special.
By 1976 Bully created a new mould for Shy Smurf. Some collectors refer to this one being slightly taller but apart from that they are pretty much the same. Also Bully included their markings under the feet.
In 1984 Schleich released their own Shy Smurf, that included their markings. Up until then Schleich could only use Bully marked Smurfs. Some say, this is rarest Shy Smurf to be found.
What Smurf do you best identify with?
Keep on Smurfin
I am going to give Shy Smurf a score of 3 Papa Smurfs. Extremely Rare – you’re lucky if you have this one.
|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|