This year, the Smurfs celebrate their 50th anniversary. Creator Peyo (Pierre Culliford, 1928-1992) first introduced the little blue imps as secondary characters in his delightful comic strip Johan et Pirlouit, set in medieval times.
An instant hit, the Smurfs earned their own strip and went global when animated for TV. A merchandising goldmine, Smurfs figurines come in endless variations, including this Frankenstein Smurf, from 2005.
The Smurf website.
Novelty and plush-toy maker Gund’s Frighty Night Collection includes spooky witches, vampires, and a grumpy-looking Frankenstein that comes in various configurations like tote bags, lamps, and bendables,
Press the nose on this big, 17-inch huggable, his eyes flash and he wishes you a Happy Halloween. For those of us who celebrate All Hallows' Eve all year round.