How to Collect Vintage Smurfs

If you have nostalgic memories for a certain blue imp, this guide will help you rediscover your childhood with your own collection of Smurf memorabilia.

You will need

  • A computer with internet access
  • Collector's guides
  • Garage sales
  • Flea markets
  • Passion

Step 1 Decide what to collect Narrow the scope of your collection by focusing on only plastic figures, plush toys, pins, clothing, or a particular character.

Step 2 Educate yourself Educate yourself using the internet and Smurf collector’s guides to avoid fraudulent claims or paying too much for an item.

Step 3 Focus on garage sales Focus on garage sales and flea markets to view each piece before buying.

Step 4 Avoid dirty, damaged Smurfs Avoid Smurfs that are dirty, damaged, or have been repaired or repainted — collectables should always be in factory condition or close to it.

Step 5 Check out online auctions Check out online auction sites when you gain more experience and knowledge to know exactly what you are looking for.

Step 6 Spend wisely Spend your money wisely on an expensive single piece in excellent condition rather than a lot of pieces in mediocre condition.