The Smurfs, those blue creatures that so captivated the hearts and minds of children and adults alike, have been around since 1958. They were born in Brussels and came to the American market in 1979. From their mushroom houses in the medieval forest, they made their way into millions of homes the world wide through television and a myriad of products that bore their image. These objects instantly became collectible, and this new book, by one of America's most prolific authors about twentieth century collectibles, catalogs many of them with color photographs, useful information, and current market values. The Smurf items offer a rich treasure trove to collectors. They include books, movies, figurines, toys, games, puzzles, clothing paper products and many other Smurf items. They are gathered here in a useful and long-awaited book for collectors.