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Thank You Smurf

The Smurf might look it, but this Smurf is quite different to others that adore giving flowers. That’s because Thank you Smurf is a two piece mould compared to flowers that were part of the one mould.

First produced in 2013, Thank You Smurf #20748 was one of eight Smurfs that made up the Gift series. Holding out two large yellow flowers to portray he is giving these flowers in appreciation to you.

Upon the release of the Gift Series in January 2013, Schleich listed each Smurf with a description. Thank You Smurf’s blurb was: With beautiful flowers, our Smurf would like to say thank you.

Smurfs giving flowers as a gift has been a popular theme with Schleich. Almost as popular as football themed Smurfs. Examples of these include: Gift & Flowers #20040, Lover #20044 and Bouquet #20469. No doubt there are others.

In 2016 Schleich released a ‘Smurfs for You’ display box only containing two Smurfs, Thank You Smurf and Valentine Smurf #20747. Both were part of the Gift series. But what you may not know is that these two have different markings to those released in 2013.

The markings on a Smurf can you tell you a lot about it. For some like me, I like to collect Smurf made out of different countries. So when Schleich started to make Smurfs in Tunisia, I just knew I wanted to collect these. One such as one was Thank You Smurf. Not only is it beautiful Smurf to admire when working from home, it makes me feel special. Smurfs and flowers what a beautiful way to appreciate someone close to you.

Markings to be found on Thank You Smurf

Variant #1
Made in Germany Am Limes 69 D-73527 Schw. Gmund Schleich S 2012 Peyo CE
with a clock stamp under the Smurf’s foot and on the back of the flowers

Variant #2
Made in Tunisia Am Limes D-73527 Schw. Gmund Schleich S 2012 Peyo CE
with a clock stamp under the Smurf’s foot and on the back of the flowers

In summing up it is easy to compare Smurfs that we used to collect when we were children. Though not all Smurfs were created with children in mind even though they are toys. The Gift series from 2013 is the best example of this, for that I am forever grateful for. Thank You Smurf!

Keep on Smurfin
Kath B

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  1. At least this flower carrying smurf actually stands 🙂 As compared to the flower carrying smurfette from 2021.

    Didn’t know there were variations.