Tenderheart Bear is the first suit that I purchased. I purcahsed him off of a seller from Lethbridge Alberta on ebay, whom tells me he was orignally used in parades and events around their anual Calgary Stampede Rodeo. This suit has had some minor cleaning and repairs done to him but overal for his age he is in really good condition. Unfortunately for the most part he is a collectable. I can't wear him, as I'm just too tall to fit this costume without the character looking like something you'd see standing outside a used car lot or furniture store. Occasionally he does get out and about if I can find a volunteer with the right build to wear him. Tenderheart Bear was manufactured by Scollen in the United States and is an authentic character suit.