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We are certainly in a Smurf frenzy right now... I have not yet seen the movie but even the fact that there is one brings out a lot of my childhood memories when I was waking up early in the morning just to watch crazy adventures of Smurfs.
Seems my mother felt my sentimentality since she surprised me with a small gift - a Smurfette figurine.
This figure is quite small around 5 cm, well what more do you need from a Smurf? It is quite cute looking, as a Smurf should, well from a far...
However, since I am quite familiar with Schleich products I do have to say that detail here is a bit weak, I mean you can't exactly do allot with a carton/movie character of this proportion but still. It is hand painted but not to such detail as the rest of their products, it looks like it is made in a hurry, facial colouring does not match the facial mould - especially the lips they are off for quite a bit... There is not so much detail on moulding compared to other products either.
I also did not like how the CE mark (and other information) is found on the hat, far from discrete and it personally bothers me.
It is probably good for children - they probably would not mind these cosmetic mistakes, and to be honest I do like mine - maybe more because of the fact that it was a gift from my mother than anything else though.
As for as kids go, I would say it is appropriate for them, it is not dangerous and there are no small parts that they could eat or inhale.
For adults as a collector item, I think this is far from one!
You kinda have to feel sorry for Smurfette. Among the entire colony of smurfs, she appears to be the only female. It can't be that much fun when you have every single guy in your clan lusting after you, and have no contact with any other female smurfs to talk about ... I don't know, female smurf things.
Nonetheless, she has probably gotten used to it by now, and is a bit like a Queen Bee in many aspects.
Whatever reason she chooses to stay with the Smurfs, she is now a vital member of the troupe, as well as adding a feminine touch to the show. Toy moguls Schleich love to release little Smurf figurines. They don't do anything - they don't move or have any accessories, they're not that kind of action figure, but rather the sort of cool collectibles you collect on your shelf along with the dozens of others you might have.
The Smurfette one (which there are plenty of in the collection) is a very good model, resembling the character almost perfectly. The little detail there is on the character is well done and the paint job is really good, too, mimicking the sky blue skin and Simpsons-yellow hair she sports normally.
She holds her arms out in a ... well, a gesture of some sort, like she's a practicing Hula girl or something, and looks in the other direction with a sort of dreamy expression on her face. In all honesty I'm not quite sure what it's meant to represent altogether, but for what it is, it's a pretty cool model.
Looks great with the rest of the Smufs, or by itself. It stands only a inch or so tall, and is small enough to place around your workspace or somewhere where they won't be seen easily, and won't make the place look messy or anything. Great for brightening the place up.
This is one very lucky lady. She is, I believe, the only female Smurf in a world full of male Smurfs. Smurfette has the pick of several hundred males at her disposal. Quite a treat for her, or perhaps not if you consider that most of the males are weird looking freaks.
Smurfette is made by toy giant Schleich, who have produced hundreds of the mini blue people. Each year a new batch of Smurfs hit the stores. Smurfette dates back years of course, though this is a slightly newer model of the toy. She is in line with the rest of the gang, standing at about an inch or so in height. Her striking blue body is covered with that dainty white dress which sits in a petite fashion over her slender frame. Smurfette is recognisable thanks to her bright blonde hair, which hangs down below her head and over her back. To me it looks like a wig, but don't tell her!
Her eyes are quite feminine, though she looks a little cheeky in this model, like she is plotting something devious. Her pose is quite odd too, as she looks like she is in the midst of a line dance, with her arm raised suggestively.
The toy is sturdy and robust and makes for a good display piece. Naturally, you need to buy her some pals. I would suggest Papa Smurf who can keep a watchful eye on her antics! Priced at under three pounds, she would be an affordable pocket money toy for children.
Is she an essential purchase? Yes. As the only female Smurf, she is a must have addition to the collection and should be cherished at the front of any display. A very pleasing toy and a perky little face to boot.