The two figures in question came on a cake for my birthday! There was a Pikachu [the one in this photo, waving] and a Charmander. Both about 2-3" tall, or thereabouts. They were very thick and solidly built plastic figures. The Charmander looked almost exactly like this, but a bit better painted and afaik, with no hole through the top.
Any idea what these could be? They seemed a bit too high quality to be bootlegs... Any series/collection/etc info, especially on the Charmander?