Today I am reviewing Stork with Baby Smurf, first seen in the 1986 Schleich catalogue. Never sold by Wallace Berrie or Applause. In 1985 a Farmhouse included a Stork with Baby Smurf. Good chance Schleich used the same one for the Super Smurf and Farmhouse.
The stork stands high in a nest, with a baby Smurf wrapped in a yellow blanket in its beak. The Super Smurf comes in two parts, the stork and the nest. The stork’s legs are inserted into the centre of the nest. The nest is painted a yellowish brown colour. Very simple and very cute.
There are two marking and three box variations.
- W.Germany Schleich S 85 Peyo on nest. No markings on stork
- W.Germany Schleich S 85 Peyo CE on nest. Small CE on stork
- Front: Super Schlumpf Smurf !! Back: Schtroumpfs A Schtroumpfs
- Front: Super Schlumpf Smurf !! Back: Schtroumpfs A Schtroumpfs. Side: CE sticker
- Smurf head logo with dancing Smurfs pattern.
In 1996 Schleich sold a new Farmhouse that included a Stork with Baby Smurf. Painted in darker brown colours. However, the Stork with Baby Smurf was not sold as a Super Smurf. I write this as a gentle warning to collectors.
If you like your comics, The Baby Smurf is worth a read. First published in 1984 by Dupuis in French. More recently Papercutz published a version in 2013.
Keep on Smurfin
|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