Starlux Wild animals

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1953

In 1953, Starlux began to produce the first Wild animals serie, known as the Starlux 53. This serie contained 37 animals. They were produced in acecate plastic.


1959

In 1959, 6 more models were added to this series: A deer, the crawling tiger, the antelope, a crocodile, a chamois and a wild boar.

1960

In 1960, the catalog was enriched with a "special series" of more realistic animals. They do not replace the series created in 1953 but coexist. The fact that the elephant ears are glued will allow the brand to offer four original models.

1961


1962

13 new models. The hippopotamus, black rhinoceros, reindeer and ibex are produced in dark gray (like the hyena and elephants of 1960). This series called "antracite" is typical of 1960 and 1962.

1964

6 new models in 1964. The chamois is produced in two different sizes with a remarkable black and white head.

1966

Ten more models in 1966

1967

21 new models. Starlux changes the references of the "special series". The tiger is repainted and the cassowary sees the arrival of two models slightly smaller and differently painted. A new eagle with outstretched wings is offered for sale.

1968

5 new models.

1969

7 new models. This year marks the end of the classic series known as "1953". From this first series, only the gray elephant and the giraffe will last.

1970

7 new models. The 1953 camel calf is reissued with a darker color.

1971

7 new models. The animals of the "anthracite" series (Elephants, Hippopotamus, Black rhinoceros, Ibex, Hyena, Reindeer, Sea lion) change color. The shape of the squirrel's tail changes

1972

12 new models.

1973

13 new models

1979

Only 1 new model

1980

6 new models

1982

In 1982, Starlux and the WWF France produced a serie of 12 African endangered animals. The models were sculpted by Professor Dandelot from the Museum d'Histoire naturelle.

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