In the early fifties Hausser got the exclusive dealing right to make figures from the books of the in Europe well known author Karl May. Most famous characters of his books were Winnetou and Old Shatterhand.
After Winnetou died in one of the books the stories play in the middle east. Old Shatterhand becomes Kara Ben Nemsi. Especially in Germany the adventures of Winnetou were very popular in the fifties and early sixties. There were some movies and Elastolin made a lot ‘Karl May’ figures.