I guess they are not actually "action figures" but what the hell. My wife collects them but shes not very hardcore about them. Usually whenever she finds them cheap while I am figure hunting. Man, there are allot of these guys but at least they don't take up much space.
Come on guys, i know someone else out there collects these. I was at a yard sale a few weeks ago and a guy had a bunch of Smurf stuff for sale (he didn't want to sell his figures though, just the games, plush crap & puzzles). I never heard of any other guys that are into these.
I have never come across any of the kids or the Gramps. My wife will be pretty stoked to here that they are out there somewhere. I also found a vinyl Smurfs collectors case for her the other day at Value Village. Is there any way to tell the vintage figures apart from the 1990s re-issues? I know that the houses look different.
lol i dont know much about em ,is papa smuf the one with the white beard ?, whos gramps? the one thats in with the fin has the white beard (i also have half of the female smurf ,just need to find the legs)
Post by WishItWas1984 on Oct 13, 2005 2:11:36 GMT -6
Does your wife know about www.blueimps.com?? If not, prepare to catch her when she faints.
As of 2004 there's 340 normal ones to collect according to their FAQ.
I personally had a handful when I was a kid. Gargamel and Azreal were my favs. I have 0 now though. I always wanted to hunt down a complete set, but I'll never have the room to display them so that's never going to happen.
Didn't the cartoon end with Gramps and the kids travelling around in time? Those were the last episodes i ever remember seeing. What the hell were the names of those green lizard men that used to hunt pixies? They should have made figures of them.
Post by robomonkey on May 31, 2006 18:52:08 GMT -6
My wifey has a huge collection. I think they're great. She doesn't have them all displayed, but we do have a good assortment randomly throughout the apartment. She also rotates some out depending on the time of year( i.e. the Cupid Smurf around Valentines Day).
We have Azreal hanging out on top of the cat feeder
Post by bowheadwhale on May 6, 2009 12:55:56 GMT -6
I have a few of them that were from my childhood (about 30 or 40 of them). But I don't "actively" collect them, since there are way too many of them. However, I read each and every smurf comic book that is released.
I had somewhere between 60 and 100 Smurfs when I was little. Which was pretty impressive considering how hard they were to find in my area at the time. I remember 1 Hallmark type store that we rarely went to had them. But I got most of mine at this back alley bookstore my Dad liked. They had a basket at the counter full of used Smurfs for something like 75 cent's each. He'd usually let me get 1 or 2 of them every time we went. This was in the early 1980's, and they were already older ones at that time. So I had a pretty odd assortment of Smurfs for a kid my age at the time.
I think I had a small house or 2, and 1 large house? Probably got them for a birthday or Christmas from Grandma. But I still made a pretty cool village. I used things like a Weeble Wobble castle, and Playschool houses. They all worked really well for Smurfs.
Anyway, I don't collect them anymore, but in the last few months I started dealing with them in my shop. They actually sell pretty well for me. I've bough up about 200 or so, and a few accessories, and I'm already down to about 60 left. Most of those have gone to 1 person. So I'm Smurffy.
Post by victoryleo19 on Feb 13, 2011 14:27:28 GMT -6
I specifically remember having: The Smurf brushing his teeth, the smurf bowling, a smurf holding a dumb bell, and a smurf with a red pair of wings like a glyder. Man those were cool. I used to leave them in the kitchen cabinets for my parents to find. they didn't enjoy that.
Post by muckmonster87 on Feb 22, 2011 15:38:16 GMT -6
i have a couple smurfs, but what i really like is a series called "gnome family" made by a company called Empire in the late 70s. basically knockoff smurfs, there were green ones with purple clothes, yellow ones with red clothes, and orange ones with green pants and red hats.
Post by collectingnut on Jul 20, 2011 22:44:23 GMT -6
right now i have about 150 different smurfs and 3 houses in my collection eventually it will be my daughters or sons. Most are the 70's and 80's figures been thinking about picking up a few of the sets they have made in the last few years.
there is around 350 smurfs including few astro snix aka. snix (left of the picture) also my favorite pvc figures. this is what i have found at the flea markets and i'm collecting them for 2 years. so there is no rush, they will come to me eventually