posted 06-18-201705:49 PM
Welcome to Smurf village, Wkscott! I'm really afraid the Smurfs you ordered are not original. This video belongs to Blue Dwarfs, a Dutch on-line shop which sells Smurf figures not only by Schleich but also from other trades (eg Plastoy).
And here's a website link from a very dedicated Smurf collector, Maureen: http://www.hiddeninthewoods.com/fakemcdonaldsmurfs.html which gives some more details about. And that's not the only case. Smurf figurines produced from 2005 to 2008 (Halloween, Indian and 50th Anniversary sets) have been exhaustively copied. I say this for I once acquired a 50th Anniversary Smurf set and a little time later I realized they were fakes, just like these below:
One can compare them with the original set depicted here.
I hope this helps! But can you suspend the purchase yet? Please let us know.
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