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2013/120/271 Toy figurines (56), Smurfs, various makers, 1970-1990. Click to enlarge.

Smurf figures

Made 1970-1990

These toy figures are from a collection of 56 Smurfs which used to ‘ride’ in a Meccano ferris wheel to amuse Sydney Meccano enthusiast Malcolm Booker’s children during the 1970s. The Smurfs came to the Museum with a large collection of Meccano and Meccano copies (including Ezy-Bilt, Buzz, Bral, Temsi and Jolei-Spiele) assembled by the late Sydney mining engineer, Malcolm Booker. As a child Malcolm was a keen Meccano builder but became both an avid Meccano collector and builder as an adult.



Object No.


Object Statement

Toy figurines (56), Smurfs, various makers, 1970-1990

Physical Description

This collection of toy Smurfs were used to 'ride' in the Meccano ferris wheel to amuse Malcolm Booker's children.


Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Booker, 2013

Acquisition Date

5 November 2013

Cite this Object


Smurf figures 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 August 2019, <>


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This object is currently on display in Icons: From the MAAS Collection at the Powerhouse Museum.

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