No, the subject of this post is not how adorable, fuzzy little cubs are made 🙂
We have had a couple of bear artists approach us with concerns of “copycats.” These artists have said that they can tell when certain bear artists are copying our latest designs–that when we change a certain feature or detail, so does the other bear artist. It can be argued that the other artists’ changes are made all in coincidence. However, it is no longer coincidence after it reoccurs. To address this fact–we can’t remove every person that makes a product similar to ours, and that is precisely why we try to stay a step ahead. We are continuously changing our products, offering new ways of adding detail and dimension. The copycats are just going to have to try to keep up! We are going to keep them on their toes! The mere fact is that collectors and other bear artists will catch on. They can see when the coincidences turn into recurrences. It is an exciting challenge to develop new techniques–we encourage all artists to do so!