Mimi, PaPa, Patty, and Pete - the "Puffets" were the winsome creations of Kevin and Sonja Detweiler. Handcrafted. Both beginners and pros enjoyed the unique appearance of these ventriloquist figures made with the traditional hollow body, head post style of operation. Introduced in 1882 and produced for only a short time. When the Detweiler's sold their Illinois home and went on the road full time with their family ministry in 1982, they no longer had their shop to work from so the Puffets were discontinued soon after. If you have a Puffet in your family of puppets, you have a very rare character!