Minikin Character Doll
These Minikins are based on the friends of Hercule Poirot (Agatha Christie's famous Belgian Detective) as portrayed in the Poirot TV shows starring David Suchet.
These little dolls range from about four to four-and-a-half inches in height. Their clothes are all made of wool/rayon blend felt, and their little heads (and Inspector Japp's hat!) are needle felted from 100% wool roving.
Captain Hastings wears an outfit loosely based on one worn by Hugh Fraser in Murder on the Links. Mrs. Oliver wears an outfit based on one worn by Zoe Wanamaker in Mrs. McGinty's Dead and an outfit based on one worn in Third Girl. Miss Lemon and Inspector Japp wear outfits based on some worn by Pauline Moran and Philip Jackson in The Case of the Missing Will.
Captain Hastings is Poirot's trusty "associate" and my personal favorite! Hastings is always "into" some new hobby or sport --- usually photography, racing cars and golf. Our little Minikin Hastings doll sports his pair of Plus Fours. That way, he is ready to hit the green during any lull in the case.
Mrs. Ariadne Oliver is Poirot's friend and a fellow "detective". She is a prolific author of mystery books, so she's quite experienced in the world of crime. Her character is sort of an autobiographical spoof of Agatha Christie herself.
Miss Felicity Lemon is Poirot's very capable secretary and appeared in most of the short episodes (as well as some of the long TV movies). She is altogether fabulous, and her clothes are always a picture. Our little Minikin is wearing her light blue dress with white jacket.
Last (but not least!) is the renowned Inspector James Harold Japp of Scotland Yard. Poirot shows wouldn't be the same without Japp. He is the first doll that we've made in a trench coat, and the results are so cute!
Each of our Minikins is handcrafted, one at a time, with hundreds of tiny stitches. There will always be slight variations in design and detail. This listing is for a CUSTOM ORDER set of Poirot's Friends dolls similar to those seen in the photos at right. PLEASE ALLOW EIGHT TO TEN WEEKS FOR US TO MAKE YOUR DOLLS. If you are interested in just one of these characters, just contact us. The cost would be $49.00 a doll plus shipping.
Minikins are one-piece, non-poseable Character Dolls.