Sorry I just saw this! Thanks Dutch Bear for the info!
Andreas, I think maybe you are right. My figure looks almost just like the bear in the TAI link, but there are subtle differences besides the paint job. And a few details are softer, so maybe a mold off the original and a slight resculpting?
I agree it looks like a polar bear, Blaine, with the long neck and head shape. Its feet do not look like it was removed from a base, they are smooth with only slight mold/pour lines, and painted smooth and even in the same flesh tone as elsewhere on the paws and muzzle. It has no difficulty standing up. It is painted dark grey. The nose isn't molded on, the whole muzzle is softened.