Maybe nobody else cares, or maybe everyone already knew this but for me a mystery has been solved. Back in 2012, I painted an Archive Fuzzy from their Star Rovers line of miniatures.
At the time I wondered: "It's interesting because if you know anything about these minis, you'll
know that many of them are rip-offs of Star Wars characters. For
example, "Hans Self" instead of Han Solo etc etc. I always assumed that
this one was supposed to be an Ewok, but if I'm not mistaken this
figure actually dates to around 1977 and as far as I know Ewok's did not
appear until Return of the Jedi in 1983. So I guess not."
Then today I saw a book cover illustration that cleared it all up. This miniature was clearly based on the following illustration of H. Beam Piper's book, Little Fuzzy.
I love revelations like this one and just thought I would share it in case anyone else would get a kick out of it too.