On the hunt for a Smurf … well a Smurfette …..

Georgia was a smurf in her school concert about two years ago.  Since then she has been loving the “Smurfies.”

It is not exactly a popular toy, so there was little we could do to feed this obsession.

Then the 3D movie came out.

Kennith took Connor and Georgia.  Georgia took her soft-toy you she calls Clumsy.

Georgia loved the movie.

We have the movie/DVD/Blu Ray/BMX?ASAP or  what ever at home and Georgia watches it on loop.

Whilst the movie is on, I can see her mouthing the words.  The same girl who forgets nearly everything seems to have committed the entire Smurf Movie script to memory.

That’ll be useful.  No doubt.

I really would like to say it is a great movie.  I really would.  Some of the quips are clearly aimed at the rather frustrated parent sitting though this movie.

I am a bit of a fan of Neil Patrick Harris – he of the “How I Met your Mother” fame – “It will be legend-wait for it… and I hope you’re not lactose intolerant because the second half of that word is dairy!”

I love Barney.  So I think he was the only reason I could get through The Smurfs.  Granted he was not Barney in Smurfs.  But he will always be “Barney” to me.

Back to Smurfs.

She loves them.

It reminded Kennith and I that we used to be quite in to the Smurfs when we were kids.  We are talking before 1980 here.  There was a petrol station – I think it might be BP – who had the Smurfs and if you bought 25 cents worth of petrol or something, you got a smurf figurine.  Back then when.  Kennith said he had all of them, and then sold them when he was about 11 or 12 for a stick of gum, or some other not-really-worth-it-for-all-those-cool-collector-characters.

I have been hunting for Smurfette in London.  Smurfette appears to be sold out.  I have been looking for a Smurfette soft/plush toy, and there is just nothing to be found.

Who knew a 50 year old character could be this popular?

I did buy her some small figurines and a smurf house – remember it was a toadstool!

Operation Find Smurfette is in full swing …… it might get side tracked by Operation I-saw-a-really-nice-hair-flattener-Nicky-Clarke-thing-at-Boots-that-I-really-love-and-it-was-50%-off ….

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  1. Scared & Imperfect Mother

     /  October 14, 2011

    Celeste if she loves the smurfs I have the original series on DVD if you want to copy it for her.

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    • reluctantmom

       /  October 14, 2011

      Thanks, let us not talking about copying from originals on my blog, as the “original police” frown on that sort of behaviour ……..

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      • Scared & Imperfect Mother

         /  October 14, 2011

        I meant borrow and watch, my keyboard is broken!

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  2. Lauren

     /  October 14, 2011

    They are also selling them at “Build a Bear” at Waterfront and I’m guessing Canal Walk too. Good luck!

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  3. Melinda

     /  October 13, 2011

    There’s loads at Toys R Us, JHB too

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  4. I grew up in a small, quaint village in Oxfordshire in the UK yet .. we too had a local BP Petrol Station and they too gave away Smurfs for X-amount of fuel. Dad was restricted to buying his fuel at that petrol station and that petrol station only for about 5 years whilst we collected. And they had a massive display in the shop behind the counter tantalisingly out of a childs reach. Every .. single .. smurf you could get. If all else fails, buy yourself a yummy and nutritious (!!) Happy Meal when you get home and request a Smurfette with comb-able hair….

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  5. I grew up in a small, quaint village in Oxfordshire in the UK yet .. we too had a local BP Petrol Station and they too gave away Smurfs for X-amount of fuel. Dad was restricted to buying his fuel at that petrol station and that petrol station only for about 5 years whilst we collected. And they had a massive display in the shop behind the counter tantalisingly out of a childs reach. Every .. single .. smurf you could get. If all else fails, buy yourself a yummy and nutritious (!!) Happy Meal when you get home and request a Smurfette with comb-able hair.

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  6. Janine

     /  October 13, 2011

    http://www.amazon.co.uk do Smurfette soft toys have a look there, or Argos have them too. And Clinton’s Cards have them too. How long are you in the UK for?

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    • reluctantmom

       /  October 13, 2011

      They do, but I go to Glasgow on Friday and then head out back to Cape Town on Sunday, so there is not enough time to deliver. I am going to have a quick look in Glasgow, all else fails I can go to Toys R Us on Monday and grab one before Georgia comes home from school.

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  7. Our Doctor has a faded, yellowing block mounted picture of the Smurfs in his examining room. My kids have been puzzled by the Smurfs for years. Took them to watch the movie and now they understand what the picture is all about.

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  8. Claire LL

     /  October 13, 2011

    This is where I’m unsure whether I’m awesome or just plain sad…because I still have my plush Smurfette…

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    • reluctantmom

       /  October 13, 2011

      A.w.e.s.o.m.e.n.e.s.s. – please send me a photo with you and your Smurfette!!! ♥ that!

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  9. Someone in the office has brought all their old Smurfies to the office. My, is it bringing back memories! And lo and behold, her Smurfette is lost!

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    • reluctantmom

       /  October 13, 2011

      Total Smurfette madness – I am crushing on her perfect blonde hair, nice legs and clean white shoes!! I think I prefer Smurfette to Hello Kitty!! Yes, I know I will be struck by lightening by the Miss-Kitty-gods but there you are …..

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    • reluctantmom

       /  October 13, 2011

      Everyone wants a bit of Smurfette!!! One girl and about 99 boys — but they are all brothers and one sister …. but I am having to cast my mind back regarding the story …..

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  10. Gail

     /  October 13, 2011

    Prima Toys distributes the Smurf toys 🙂

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    • reluctantmom

       /  October 13, 2011

      Gail, I see you are clearly connected to Prima!! Do tell me more. Who do I have to kill to get a Smurfette toy – fluffy soft sort of one?

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      • Gail

         /  October 13, 2011

        We can organise you one, I’m sure. Must just check if we still have Smurfettes in stock

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  11. Kennith

     /  October 13, 2011

    Please Please Please remember your baggage allowance…because any money you save on sale in London you may end up spending on penalties for going over your allotted 23kgs.

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    • reluctantmom

       /  October 13, 2011

      I have not bought much stuff ….. and I will be taking all Bruce’s stuff out, so that will make space ….. I was 500g under, so I am fine !!!

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      • Charne

         /  October 14, 2011

        Kennith is getting all technical and raining on your shopping parade……tsk, tsk.

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  12. Sharon

     /  October 13, 2011

    Celeste, you can buy Smurf & Smurfette plush toys and Toys R Us & Toy Zone stores. I just bought a few for Ava.
    Also FYI – the company I work for has distributed The Smurfs game on Wii & NDS which is based on the movie and it’s selling like wild fire!

    Enjoy the shopping!

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    • reluctantmom

       /  October 13, 2011

      Well in that case, let’s chat about the cost of a wii game through you, and if I do not seem a Smurfette here I will grab one in Cape Town!! I am actually going to call Toys R Us in Cape Town now …….. thanks Sharon.

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      • Sharon

         /  October 14, 2011

        Cool beans. I can get you a good price, just let me know when you’re back!

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  13. JoDon

     /  October 13, 2011

    Let me be your savior! I saw Smurf soft toys at toys r us off Durban rd. Was less than a month ago.

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