About us

Located in the heart of Normandy, half-way between Rouen and Dieppe, Michel Taillis Creation is a company specialised in the craft of making animated figures for shop windows. It was founded 25 years ago by Michel Taillis.
At a time of heightened competition, shopkeepers must make sure their displays stand out to attract more customers. And animated figures are, no doubt, a perfect way to give life to shop windows and to bring in curious people and children.
Michel Taillis is the leading manufacturer of animated figures for shop windows in France and is expertise is recognised throughout the world. Areas of exportations include Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and Oceania.
Our team is driven by a passion for their workmanship: mechanics, carpenters, electricians and seamstresses have many years of experience and have developed a unique know-how to create incredibly realistic movements and very reliable automated figures.
Carole and Virginie, from the sales team, are at your disposal to provide advice and to help you put a cost on your projects.

Rental: We offer animated figures for rental in Metropolitan France and in Belgium. Thoroughly checked before each rental and upon return, we have hundreds of figures in stock.

For sale: Our range of animated figures for sale is very large: we have over 230 references. Our catalogue is available for download under the section “Our Animated Figures” of the website.

Made to measure: If you have an idea for a customized order, feel free to contact us and we’ll help you create models to fit your precise needs. We would be delighted to help you with the design of the piece you have imagined and with the building of a made to measure mechanical structure. We can also create animated logos! There is no limit to what we can do for you, only your imagination!

After sales service: All of our animated figures come with a 1 year guarantee, which includes parts and labour (please see our terms and conditions for details). After the warrantee is expired, our workshop can assess damages to a figure which might have been ill-treated and quote you for repairs. We can also dry clean figures with a bit of “mileage” to bring back their original shine!