Who would you prefer to go on hike with, New Hiker or Adventurer? Both were released in 2001 by Schleich until 2005.
Let’s start with New Hiker
Carrying a heavy pack on his back, sweat running down his cheeks, while wearing a long sleeved red shirt with a yellow pocket, grey pants and brown hiking boots. His white hat also has yellow visor. There is also another Hiker #20041 in the smurf village but this New Hiker is a lot more serious.
The first release has grey between the shoelaces has shiny blue skin and was only available for a very short period. After this, all other New Hikers do not have grey between the shoelaces. It can also be found with either shiny or matte blue skin.
New Hiker can only be found with the markings © 00 Schleich S Germany © 2000 Peyo Made in China CE. It is also commonly found with a blue paint dot under it’s feet. However it is unclear why they included two years as part of the markings – 00 and 2000!
Schonwald Resort also released their New Hiker in March 2004. There were only 600 pieces released.
Adventurer, is my favourite smurf from the ones released in 2001. On more than one occasion an Adventurer Smurf has been on a hike with me and my husband.
Holding a compass in the right hand and carrying a pack with his sleeping bag on his back. Over the years Adventurer was available it does not appear any changes to the figurine were made. The markings can be found under the feet – Made in China Schleich S Germany © 2000 CE with or without blue paint dot.
So who would I prefer to go on hike with? – I would have to say Adventurer as he appears to be having more fun and has a smile on his face. New Hiker looks a lot more serious and looks like he needs well deserve rest.
Keep on Smurfin