Pretty sure that they are related to the Keebler Elves.
Anyway, as the story goes, The Orange Crew had a Union, demanded an increase in minimum wage.
They got it and that is why Skamui Chalk costs 30 bucks.
The Pre Flag and Blue Diamond Elves make a much better product anyway.
After the fall of Communism, the Russian Elves stopped making Russian Magic Chalk.
Very rare, I would like to find some more.
As a side. A friend gave me a box of 3 of Morikami chalk. I haven't tried it yet but by brushing my finger across the top, it comes off nicely like Pre Flag, Diamond, Russian and close to Predator. In my opinion, Predator is a bit more course but not that much that would make a difference in anyone's life. Still good stuff.
So, I'm thinking that it is going to be ok. Cheap enuff thats fer sure.