S is for Smurfs
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The Smurfs are a comic and television franchise centered on a group of small blue fictional creatures.
They were created and first introduced as a series of comic strips by the Belgian cartoonist Peyo on October 23, 1958.
I remember when we were kids, my sister and I would wait eagerly for the weekend so that we could watch the Smurfs cartoon.
My sister used to collect the Smurfs toys when she was young.
She still have some of them and have passed them down to her daughter to play with in her dollhouse.
I borrowed them for this review.
The Smurfs toys are made by Schleich and they are still making the Smurfs figures.
Schleich also makes animals, knights, dinosaurs etc.
The Smurfs figures stand around 1 to 2 inches tall and are moulded as one piece, hence there is no articulation.
They look extremely cute and each figure has a dictinct character.
There is decolourisation & wear and tear in the figures but they have really stood up well against time. They are around 20 years old.
A 3D Smurf movie will be out later this year...I wonder if there will be a toy line for it?
The Purple Smurfs (original French title Les Schtroumpfs Noirs, literally The Black Smurfs) is the first album of the original French-language Smurfs comic series created by Belgian artist Peyo, first published in 1963.
As the story goes, one of the Smurfs got stung by a black fly that turns his skin jet black, drives him insane and reduces his vocabulary to the single word "gnap!" He bounces around and bites other Smurfs on their tail, which turns them into black Smurfs as well!
This story was later used as the basis for an episode of the Smurfs cartoon, though their skin color was changed from black to purple.
I can still rememeber that episode!
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