It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as a Bowling Pin.
In other words, 43 centimeters is 1.13 times the height of a Bowling Pin, and the height of a Bowling Pin is 0.885 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.079375 cm of 38.1 cm in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.
It's about two-thirds as long as a Woman's Footstep.
In other words, the length of a Woman's Footstep is 1.5 times 43 centimeters.(for healthy, middle-aged woman of average height; single step length)
It's about half as long as a Man's Footstep.
In other words, 43 centimeters is 0.54 times the length of a Man's Footstep, and the length of a Man's Footstep is 1.9 times that amount.(for healthy, middle-aged man of average height; single step length)
It's about half as tall as Verne Troyer.
In other words, 43 centimeters is 0.53 times the height of Verne Troyer, and the height of Verne Troyer is 1.9 times that amount.(1969-) (actor)
It's about half as tall as General Tom Thumb.
In other words, 43 centimeters is 0.47 times the height of General Tom Thumb, and the height of General Tom Thumb is 2.1 times that amount.(a.k.a. Charles Sherwood Stratton) (1838-1883) (circus performer; height at death)
It's about two-fifths as tall as Kenny Baker.
In other words, 43 centimeters is 0.39 times the height of Kenny Baker, and the height of Kenny Baker is 2.6 times that amount.(a.k.a. Kenneth George Baker) (1934-) (actor)
It's about one-third as tall as Hervé Villechaize.
In other words, the height of Hervé Villechaize is 2.8 times 43 centimeters.(a.k.a. Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize) (1943-1993) (actor)