They have vinyl coated waist gripper rods to prevent rust or scratches. This is one of the smallest size doll stands I can fine in the market, so many collectors told me that they cannot pop up their micro mini dolls or bears because no stands available. Now you have the chance. There are a lot of the factory produced the doll stands, but I favored this company's quality. These are hard to find mini stands , it would look great in your dollhouse & room box too!