Mister Ed wrote:
That was indeed the very first thing I thought upon seeing it. I am such a nerd. (And apparently, so are you.
Ha! Yes, guilty as charged!
(my wife says so all the time!
I'm glad to know, however, that I'm not the only one to make such nerdy leaps of logic!
It's a version of Leia that's so obscure I never really thought we'd see it made as on official minifigure in a set. That particular hair-piece is such a specific shape, and with such specific detailing in the braiding, that it's almost impossible not to make the connection, or to wonder what the coincidence would be of them making such a detailed piece for any other reason that *didn't* include an Ewok Village Leia.
Although it is also possible that it could have been developed for an Ewok Village set that was later canned in the development phase but someone saw or knew about this piece and figured they could use it for the CMF series anyway...?