"Our chubbies are sturdy little fellows. They are beautiful handcrafted by our master artisans. It was one of the artisans who affectionately named the smaller nutcrackers 'chubby'. Chubbies come in a wide variety of charmingly unique characters. 'Knilche' -- 'Chubbies' in english -- is actually a typical Berlin-expression. These smaller gentlemen are only 11.5 inches tall, so, consequently they don't need quite as much room on the display sheld. They are in contrast to their larger 'Royal Majesties'. Quite often the Chubby-figurines appear together in tandem with their larger counterparts. It is really very easy to fall in love with these little fellows.They have so many different meanings for so many different people, but something is certain -- they bring happiness to everyone." ---from Magic of Nutcrackers, F. Christian Steinbach Chubby Nutcrackers are 11 to 12 inches in height.