Today I would like to share with you some details regarding Papa Thinking #20424. It was produced by Schleich from 1994 to until 2004. Papa Thinking is a red injected mould, that has his mouth open and is holding his right hand inside his left hand with the knuckles on the outside. The eyebrows can be found either white or black. I have also seen others refer to this Smurf as Papa 2.
Then in 2005 Schleich released the Classic Smurfs Series. In this set they included a Papa Smurf #20533 that looked very similar to Papa Thinking but it wasn’t! Classic Papa has a closed smile and is holding his left hand inside in the right hand with the palm of the hand showing on the outside.
At no stage were both Papa’s available through Schleich. If in doubt ask the seller for the markings. The markings never lie!
Keep on Smurfin