StarLux

Starlux was a French manufacturer of miniature soldiers who was based in the department of Dordogne , Coulounieix-Chamiers , a suburb of Périgueux 1 .

History

The company Starlux comes from a craft factory of white bazaar toys from Meudon , created by Elie Tarroux in Paris in 1930 . In 1946 , Pierre Beffara, succeeding his father-in-law Élie Tarroux, began making plastic figurines. In 1948 Pierre Beffara joins forces with his cousin Michel to found the company Starlux. The company moved to Coulounieix-Chamiers , near Périgueux . Following the death of Pierre, the management of the company is ensured by Michel Beffara from 1962 to 1980 , then by his daughter Maryse and Francis Gaydier from 1980 to 1986finally by Jacques Rongère 2 .

The judicial liquidation of the company was pronounced in 1996 3 .

Acquired by singer Francis Lalanne in 1997 and renamed “New Starlux”, the company definitively closed in 2005 2 , 4 .

Production

In 1969 , Starlux is the first toy maker to create dinosaur figurines . In 1974 , Starlux provided buildings for his figurines ( castles , farms , barracks , forts of the Far West ) 2 , 5 .

Bibliography

  • Starlux SA, Starlux: the largest collection, the most faithful reproductions , Starlux, ( online presentation  [ archive ] )
  • Alain Thomas, Jerry Meimoun and Philippe Guillot, Starlux, history of the giant of the figurine ,, 256 p. ( ASIN  B007K8EI3U ) .

References

  1. ↑ Hervé Chassain, ” What remains small StarLux soldiers?  ”  [ Archive ] , on sudouest.fr , South West ,.
  2. ↑ a , b and c ” Landmarks “, Le Parisien , ( read online  [ archive ] )
  3. ↑ ” Starlux ”  [ archive ] , on opac.lesartsdecoratifs.fr , The decorative arts, museum documentation center (accessed July 24, 2014 ) .
  4. ↑ Hervé Chassain ” Starlux remembered ,” South West , ( read online  [ archive ] )
  5. ↑ ” Starlux ”  [ archive ] , on www.genieminiature.com (accessed July 25, 2014 )

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