Minikins is a set of German PVC figures produced by Heimo, beginning in 1974. Heimo was the first company in the world to produce Sesame Street PVC figures. The set features the Sesamstrasse characters Samson and Tiffy, and quite a few secondary characters.
Heimo figures have no brand name, but they can be recognized by a small circle. The figures are quite small and were only sold in Europe. Various different color and material variants of these figures were released.
Heimo also created a set of three PVC pen holders in 1981.
An Italian toy company, Fabianplastica, released a version of these figures in Italy.
Heimo's collection also includes:
- Cookie Monster as a chef
Variants of the Ernie, Bert, Sherlock Hemlock, Cookie Monster and Samson figures were released as pencil toppers on Sesame Street markers.