2021 Smurfs revealed

Photos shared online this week has given us the first look at the 2021 Smurfs. Up until now all we knew was that there would be six new Smurfs with a classic theme. There has been a mixed response from those online which is not surprising.

So far Schleich has announced that the new Smurfs will be available from July 2021. Good news, online stores like Toydreamer will have them. Wow! http://toydreamer.com.au/search1.asp?searchword=2021+sm&toytype=searching

My thoughts

I am always aware that Smurfs in my collection were not created to be items of display that they have been for me. They were created for children to play with. Though it is disappointing to see Good Luck Smurf looks like Smurf with Sign #20823 from 2020, but I will be still keen to purchase them all. In short, I can’t wait to get my hands on them!

In conclusion, it really doesn’t matter what others think of the 2021 Smurfs but what do you think?

Keep on Smurfin
Kath B

Sneak peak of the new 2021 Smurfs

Any idea on the new 2021 Smurfs? There will be six new Smurfs due out in July. Sorry, I can’t show you any pictures as there is an embargo. Reading a cryptic email like this at 6 am is never wise.

Part excited, part wanting a bit more information one knew one had to ask is there a theme for the new Smurfs. Half a day later, a response came: the new smurfs are classic themed. Have a guess?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Without a picture, I began to think of all the classic smurfs. The definition of classic-themed Smurfs is not an easy thing to define. In 2005 Schleich released eight Classic Smurfs. Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Grouchy, Brainy, Vanity, Jokey, Harmony and Baby. Was Schleich going to reproduce six of these again? If so, which ones would they select.

On the other hand, would the new Smurfs be a remake of the first eight Smurfs they released. Papa Smurf, Normal, Astro, Shiver, Gold, Brainy, Angry and Spy. Unlikely as this did not include Smurfette or Vanity.  

I grew up when Smurfs were sold by BP Australia in the early 1980’s. For me, classic themed Smurfs would be Smurfs that I first remember. These would include ones like Clown, Hiker, Chef, Roller Skater Smurfette and many more. Understandably we can’t do every Smurf that we all first remember.

Part of me is happy to hear we are going to release more classic themed Smurfs. I always thought the Indian and Halloween Smurfs were a strange theme. In my opinion they didn’t really look like Smurfs. I was also getting a tad tired of the football Smurfs, because the newer ones lacked character.

Most importantly do you have any ideas?

Keep on Smurfin
Kath B

2020 Smurfs – wait and see!

It is difficult to write this blog about the 2020 Smurfs when I have no pictures to refer to, just their names but here goes. Don’t worry once we have pictures, I will add them to this blog. 

20818 Smurf with butterfly
20819 Smurf with good luck charm
20820 Smurf with tooth
20821 Smurf with Champagne bottle
20822 Smurf with medal
20823 Smurf with sign
20825 Gargamel* 
20826 Azrael

The odd thing is that this week I was given the article numbers by two different sources, one has 20824 listed as Gargamel and the other one has not used 20824 at all. Like I say without any pictures to refer to it is hard to know for sure.

Romanian Smurfs?

Now this brings me to my next point that has me intrigued is that I have been told these Smurfs have been made out of Romania. This is a first for Smurfs! However this isn’t all that surprising considering Schleich confirms on their website that they produce figurines out of Germany, Romania, Moldova, Tunisia and China. 

According to Schleich the 2020 Smurfs won’t be released until July. In the past Schleich would release new Smurfs in January/February of the new year. Some collectors are hoping that Schleich will showcase the new Smurfs at the International Toy Fair in Nuremberg starting on the 29 January 2020. 

Let’s just hope that these will be all new Smurfs and not remakes of past ones. Nothing beats a new Smurf to show off when displayed with some tired looking old Smurfs. 

If they were to remake any Smurfs for 2020, I would like to suggest this fake to be used as Smurf with Champagne Bottle! 

Keep on Smurfin

Kath B

Update: 9 February 2020

This picture was taken from Facebook of the 2020 Smurfs. It’s interesting to note that there is no Papa Smurf or Smurfette as part of this release. 

What are your thoughts?

Smurfs going into retirement in 2015

Every year Schleich introduces a new range of smurfs for us to enjoy. The flip side to this is that every year Schleich retires a number of smurfs from their production. 2015 is no exception to this, however this year it will be a large number of smurfs going into retirement.

By the end of 2015 there will be 29 smurfs going into retirement. This is made up of 22 regular smurfs and 7 Super smurfs.  This number far exceeds 2014 where only 4 smurfs went into retirement. So why so many?

Though these smurfs will no longer be made after 2015, the good thing is that you will still be able to find them without any trouble.

Regular Smurfs:

Smurfette with Baby20192 Smurfette with Baby

First  released: 1985

 

 

 

Baby Smurf with Teddy Bear20205 Baby Smurf with Teddy

First released: 1985

 

 

 

sm20421

20421 Smurfette with flower

First released: 1993

 

 

 

sm2044920449 Lead Guitar

First released: 1998

 

 

 

sm20466

20466 Scuba Diver

First released: 2000

 

 

 

sm20469

20469 Bouquet

First released: 2001

 

 

 

sm20533

20533 Classic Papa Smurf

First released: 2005

 

 

 

sm20534

20534 Classic Smurfette

First released: 2005

 

 

 

sm20536

20536 Classic Brainy

First released: 2005

 

 

 

sm20708

20708 Champagne Bottle

First released: 2008

 

 

 

sm20729

20729 Papa Smurf with Bag

First released: 2011

 

 

 

sm20730

20730 Clumsy

First released: 2011

 

 

 

sm20731

20731 Dreamy Smurfette

First released: 2011

 

 

 

sm20732

20732 Gusty

First released: 2011

 

 

 

sm20733

20733 Grouchy

First released: 2011

 

 

 

sm20734

20734 Brainy with book

First released: 2011

 

 

 

sm20754

20754 Papa Smurf

First released: 2013

 

 

 

sm20755

20755 Dreamy Smurfette

First released: 2013

 

 

 

sm20756

20756 Vanity

First released: 2013

 

 

 

sm20757

20757 Vexy

First released: 2013

 

 

 

sm20758

20758 Hackus

First released: 2013

 

 

 

sm20759

20759 Gargamel & Azrael

First Released: 2013

 

 

 

Super Smurfs:

 

 

super40226
40226 Smurf in hammock

First released: 1985

 

 

super40240

 

40240 Smurf in bed

First released: 1984

 

 

 
super40252

40252 BMX Bike

First released: 1999

 

 

 

 

 

super4026140261 Smurf on Holidays

First released: 2001

 

 

 

super40263

 

40263 Smurf with Laptop

First released: 2001

 

 

 

super40264

 

40264 Wild in Leaf Car

First released: 2001

 

 

super40265

 

40265 Smurfette in Mushroom car

First released: 2001

 

 

The other good thing is that Schleich have now officially announced 2016 smurfs on their website http://www.schleich-s.com/en/US/new-products/2016-01/the_smurfs/

Keep on Smurfin

Kath B

Melbourne Cup Smurfs

The Melbourne Cup is watched by millions around the world and is the feature event for the Spring Racing Carnival. The Melbourne Cup takes place on the first Tuesday of November and is one of the few cities in the world which has public holiday for a horse race.
20432 Jockey
20433 Jockey Smurfette
20743 Horse Rider
40214 Rocking Horse
40221 Hobby Horse
Hobby Horse Smurf
The fashion on the field is a special event that takes place during the Spring Racing Carnival. This sounds like something for Smurfette.
20753 Party Smurfette
Party Smurfette 20753

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