So I went to the dollar store to buy toys again. The thing about dollar store toys is that they often weren't schlock before the production team's bean counters got a crack at them. This tigger appears to be a direct casting of a 3-up wax sculpture intended for a pantograph. At a guess. Added a beard and tail tuft before I remembered the camera.
Covering up that nasty join line at the neck. Using a foil filler because Magic Sculpt ain't cheap.
Magic Sculpt mane. Basically do a pattern of flowing locks, then add the grain.
Looks a lot more like a lion with the stripes covered. Folk Art "Wrought Iron" for the base coat.