MAQET is an indie, SF-based designer toys outfit, using 3D printing to create gorgeous figures like Heathrow the Holiday Hedgehog:
The finish on these things looks incredible. I've asked them how they do it, but it's some "special sauce" situation: they won't say. It's "Plastin(R)", but googling that turns up nothing useful. Whatever it is, it's paintable to a very nice finish!
MAQET's business is make-your-own (hand-mods are slurped onto the figure somehow, I suspect as a texture) and paint-your-own digitally, two new versions of the self-mod tradition in vinyl toys which usually involves markers, paint, and lots of screw-ups on a very expensive toy. This way, you get to get it perfect.
No news yet (I've asked) on the makeup of the "eco-friendly, porcelain-like material" though or whether it's suitable for children, but I suspect not at this stage, if only for fragility reasons.
Team Pie is the one for me.