According what I have read on the net (so it must be true), these orcs were distributed by two companies in Asia and one in North America. They came individually packaged out of vending machines and I have read that they were sold in bags at party supply stores. The same source says that they are a Russian design that was produced in China. They have interchangeable arms and legs so you can mix and match to make tons of variations. They are about 50mm and come in brown and gray.