Each Tuff Bears and Tuff Cubs figure has been designed, physically sculpted, 3-D scanned, or sculpted in computer, 3-D printed, and hand painted.
Tuff Cubs are "sculpted" in computer, which eliminates the need for scanning, and therefor can go directly to the 3-D printing process.
As soon as the printing is completed, each figure is painted by hand. This is a time consuming process as each figure takes many many hours to paint. When painting is completed the Tuff Bears and Tuff Cubs are ready for packaging.