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In 1904 the brothers Otto and Max Hausser took over the wholesale company Müller & Freyer in Ludwigsburg and in 1910 they started the production of board games and composition figures, mostly depicting soldiers and other war toys. They were made from a paste with wire frames in tin moulds. The brand name ELASTOLIN used by Hausser was soon used colloquially even beyond Germany as a generic name for composition figures made by other manufacturers. By the end of the 1930s, over 3 million figures were produced annually. The toy production was discontinued in 1943 and only resumed in 1946/47. In 1969 the production of traditional composition figures was discontinued and Hausser now produced, similar to Timpo Toys, plug-in figures in which the individual components were injection-moulded from differently coloured plastic. After many successful years, sales declined and O. & M. Hausser KG had to file for bankruptcy in 1983. Trademark rights and figure shapes were taken over by the Preiser company, which still produces hard plastic figures on a scale of 1:25.
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