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Papa Smurf is one of the most recognisable of all the Smurfs thanks to his tufty white beard and mature good looks. He was one of the earliest Smurfs to be made into a figure and you can buy various versions of him. I still have a very old version kicking around in a drawer somewhere. This toy here is one of the newer additions to the ongoing Schleich lineup. Papa Smurf in Tails, so basically he is suited and booted for a dinner dance.
The one inch figure has been made from a solid plastic resin and this means that the toy is in a fixed pose. The lack of movement might restrict the play value, but the pose is well designed and the colour scheme is superb on this toy. Crisp blacks and whites bring out his outfit in the best light and we still have his trademark red hat and blue Smurf skin intact.
The beard has a very cheerful smile drawn onto it, so Papa Smurf is clearly about to charm the pants off someone! One of the best features on the toy is the detailing on the tuxedo and bowtie. Great care has gone into crafting a well fitting tuxedo and the way it hugs his body makes him look extra smart. I am still not sure what object he sports in his hand, perhaps a glass though you could be forgiven for thinking it is a microphone!
The toy can be bought online for a mere two pounds or so, but be sure to browse online auctions to get bargains, as here I find a lot of the Smurf gang for a pound or so a time. This is one of the flashest looking of the newer range and because it is Papa Smurf, a must have item.