I am a miniature teddy bear artist, and have been making them for 12 years. The bears and I have featured in several magazines, and we have won several awards. Each little bear is between 2" and 3.5". They are created from very soft plush or mohair, are strong thread jointed, and weighted for that "lifelike" feel. Sometimes they are dressed, or carry an even smaller teddy bear about 1" - though this is not jointed. All my bears travel in their own sturdy, lidded gift box. Not suitable for young children due to small parts.