While packing my house, I came across some toys that had accompanied me through my childhood.
As an only child, I spent my time playing with toys.
How time files... I am probably about 7 or 8 years old when I first purchased these Smurfs.
Every time when I have saved enough money for one Smurf, I would visit the store.
One by one, I brought one blue smurf on each visit.
I'm glad I still have these smurfs with me now!
Lots of remembrances.
Top Left to Right :
1st Row - Carpenter Smurf, Hiker Smurf, Cowgirl Smurf,
2nd Row - (Name Unknown), Angry Smurf, Axe Smurf, Normal Smurf, Astro Smurf,
3rd Row - Secretary Smurfette, Hamburger Smurf, Papa Lab Glasses Smurf, (Name Unknown)
Meeting with Smurfette
Smurfs at Work!
Smurfs into the adventure!!!
Papa Smurf experiments
This was the 1st Smurf I've purchased.
Which was about 20 over years ago...
A Smurf was stung by a black fly that turns his skin black, plus driving him insane. An angry smurf would bite other Smurfs on their tail and turns them into Black Smurfs.
A smurf relaxing with a drink.
Mini Facts of SMURFS :
Smurfs original French name is Les Schtroumpfs.
Smurfs are adventurous, cute little blue creatures living in the woods.
Male smurfs usually wears a hat!
Smurfs live in houses that looks like mushrooms.
Created by a Belgian cartoonist Peyo (Pierre Culliford).
Smurfs made their 1st appearance in a Belgian comics magazine Le Journal de Spirou on 23 October 1958.
Making this year 23 October 2008 to be Smurfs 50th Anniversary!!!
In 1976, Stuart R. Ross saw Smufs while travelling in Belgium, made agreement with Peyo & Dupuis(Editor) and launched Smurfs in United States.
Smurf merchandise became popular.
3 Smurfs figurines : Papa, Normal and Angry Smurfs - 5cm tall were produced by Dupuis in 1959.
In 1965, a German company, Schleich mass produced Smurfs PVC figurines.
The first 3 smurfs produced were Normal, Gold and Convict Smurfs.
In 1966 it were followed by Spy Smurf, Drummer Smurf and Angry Smurf.
1969, there were Moon Smurf, Brainy Smurf, Guitar Smurf, Papa Smurf and Winter Smurf.
1970s, Smurfs was also produced by Bully, intially made for promotion for Kellogg but later was sold separately.
Smurfs figurines were also given away at petrol stations with gasoline purchases.
There are now about 400 different Smurfs figurines produced.
Smurfs cartoon has a total of 256 episodes.