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Clairet was a post WW2 French brand that made toy soldiers, Western, knights, farm and zoo animals. The first models were hollow-cast lead and are very rare. Most production was done in hard plastic. The models were sculpted by François Clairet giving them their own unique style. The company have disappeared in the 1980's. Little is known about the company because no catalogs are known to the collecting community.

Condition Warning

Clairet figures suffer from a decomposition problem. It's believed they may host a bacteria which eats them and transforms the plastic back into petrol. Affected models have white shades on them and sometimes separate oil. Figures are known to have entirely melted. Not all Clairet figures seem to be affected, but it's thought that it may be possible to transfer the bacteria from one figure to another, affecting other brands of hard plastic figures as well. Quarantine possibly affected figures away from other. Careful handling and hand washing is recommended.

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Clairet at STS forum