Starlux was a French manufacturer of miniature soldiers who was based in the department of Dordogne , Coulounieix-Chamiers , a suburb of Périgueux 1 .
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 .
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 .
- 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 ) .
- ↑ Hervé Chassain, ” What remains small StarLux soldiers? ” [ Archive ] , on sudouest.fr , South West ,.
- ↑ a , b and c ” Landmarks “, Le Parisien , ( read online [ archive ] )
- ↑ ” Starlux ” [ archive ] , on opac.lesartsdecoratifs.fr , The decorative arts, museum documentation center (accessed July 24, 2014 ) .
- ↑ Hervé Chassain ” Starlux remembered ,” South West , ( read online [ archive ] )
- ↑ ” Starlux ” [ archive ] , on www.genieminiature.com (accessed July 25, 2014 )