The new 2019 smurfs released by Schleich have been given the theme name of Classic, which came as a complete surprise to me. The other surprise was that four of eight smurfs had been released two years earlier. I was now suspicious what other surprises laid install for me as I inspected each one.
Back in 2017 Schleich released smurf sets to coincide with some of the main characters of the film – Smurfs The Lost Village. Each of the smurf sets would consist of three smurfs. At the time I took mine out of their boxes which I now regret. If I had known Schleich was going to release Clumsy, Hefty and Brainy as individual figurines I would have left them as a set in their original box. These smurfs made up the set known as Smurfs The Lost Village Movie Village Set 1. (#20800).
Clumsy – #20810
I am not a big fan of this Clumsy figurine. For me he doesn’t really portray clumsiness he appears to be more bored than anything else.
Hefty – #20811
This version of Hefty is good but nothing amazing. It would have been nice to see Hefty in a different pose.
Brainy – #20812
My opinion of Brainy is similar to the ones I have with Hefty. The figurine is OK but lacks imagination.
Smurfette – #20813
This is the same Smurfette figurine that was used in the Smurfs Lost Village Movie Set 2 (#20801) in 2017. The more recent versions of Smurfette have presented her more plainly. For example they could have added in coloured paint dots on her dress.
Papa Smurf – #20814
Of recent times Papa Smurf’s white beard appears to be getting bigger and bigger. Perhaps this has something to do with the smurf’s head being bigger than the rest of his body. At least it is a new Papa Smurf figurine!
Greedy – #20815
This is my favourite by far, as it has a little bit of silliness to it. For example it looks like a bite has been taken out of the cake and his mouth appears to be full. I also like how they show him wearing a white apron. All the others are wearing their customary white trousers and hat except Smurfette and Papa Smurf of course.
Smurf with Present – #20816
Again I feel Schleich lost a trick with this one, as they could have shown this smurf differently. The similarities of this figurine and Classic Jokey (#20538) are too much for my liking.
Smurf with Heart – #20817
Could this be the last smurf that Schleich ever make? Let’s hope not, as smurf is cute but lacks imagination in its design. Perhaps they could have painted the heart a brighter red colour or had an arrow going through it.
Each of these smurfs can be found with the markings on the back of their head and under their feet. Each of these have been made in China and do not have cavity numbers.
I am glad to add these smurfs to my collection but wish they could have been more colourful. Once again these smurfs all appear to have a big head and small bodies which I find strange.
This is just my opinion and would love to hear your thoughts of the new smurfs; the good, the bad or the ugly.
The new 2019 smurf figurines from Schleich are now in stock at Toydreamer
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