The Smurfs Collectors Club was founded in 1986 with the first newsletter released dated Summer 1986. In November 1987 Schleich wrote to the club offering to produce a 2″ limited edition Good Luck Smurf exclusively for the club. This was announced by the Smurfs Collectors Club in their Newsletter 8 issued in Spring 1988.
The edition was limited to just 100 pieces so even at this time there were not enough for the club’s membership. Third year renewing members were given preference for the piece. The Good Luck Smurf shows a Smurf holding a lucky elephant and is sometimes referred to as Smurf Holding Elephant. At the time each of the figures had a certificate and the owner of each figure was registered.
The Smurf Collectors Club, later Smurf Collectors Club International (SCCI) was eventually to offer 6 club figures as well as a number of other Smurf club related items.
The SCCI Smurfs are among the rarest of Smurf figures.