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Starlux of France is best known for its range of prehistoric and other animal figures made of a brittle hard plastic. The Starlux legacy can be traced back to Elie Tarroux , who created a small toy factory in 1900. He created, molded, and decorated soldiers made from a mixture of adhesive and precipitated chalk (Blanc de Meudon). For 38 years Pierre Beffara worked with Tarroux. In 1945 Beffara created STARLUX. He gave up the chalk for plastics and developed an injection process for his figures. STARLUX began operating in Périgueux in 1947. STARLUX was purchased and revived by the popular French singer Francis Lalane in 1997 as NEWSTARLUX, the company collapsed in 2005.



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