Considered rare, this Smurf can be found playing the piano with his eyes closed. Like many of the Smurfs produced in the 1980’s this one is based on a popular activity rather than a personality trait. First produced in 1983 by both Schleich and Wallace Berrie, the Piano Super Smurf (#4.0229) is still popular as ever. It was also produced as one of the most wanted promotional Smurfs.
There are two possibly three variations of the Piano Super Smurf that can be found. The Schleich version is a dark brown piano, a dull dark piano stool, with a sheet music stand. The Wallace Berrie version made out of Hong Kong has a lighter brown piano, a light brown piano stool, without a sheet music stand.
If you are keen to find the markings for the piano, you may require a good pocket torch to see them. Basically you need to turn the piano upside down and look inside the empty part of the piano.
The Piano Super Smurf was also used by Schimmel Pianos. The piano sheet music displayed and features a red and white ‘Schimmel Pianos’ sign. The box also has a ‘Schimmel Pianos sticker on it. This considered extremely rare and the price can vary greatly depending if it comes with its box.
With sheet music stand, is triangular in shape and sits on top of the piano where the sheet music locks into the stand.
I only have two versions of the Piano Super Smurf and both of mine came with our their prospective box. I also think that one of mine, has been mixed up as a Smurf figurine with W.Germany markings and a piano with Hong Kong markings. Not quite right, but still nice to have on display.
Schleich version – On the front of the box it is in German and English and on the back it is in French.
Front: Super Schlumpf Smurf.
Back: Schtroumpfs A Schtroumpfs
Wallace Berrie – On the front and back had the words Super Smurf!! It also displayed the Wallace Berrie article number on the bottom of the box 6737.
I hope you have enjoyed reading my thoughts on the Piano Super Smurf. If you have anything that you would add and share please feel free to add a comment. I am also always constantly looking for new ideas!
Keep on Smurfin