Thursday, May 23, 2013
#WhereIsDixie? Right Here On The Blog!
Complete with her own Twitter hashtag of "#WhereIsDixie," the newest Jakks exclusive figure is that of TNA President Dixie Carter. The past few years have been hit or miss as far as frequency of releases for Jakks regarding their TNA line. While many great figures have been shown and promised from the manufacturer, it seemed for awhile that the line was dead in the water. Releases were few and far between. One of the bright points was the release of a new Knockout figure in nearly every series. Figures of Velvet Sky, Angelina Love, Daffney, and Madison Rayne were all produced with impressive likenesses for all. How does the President herself match up?
Immediately upon first viewing the figure, the packaging is striking. It's an all new and very grand design that is somewhat similar to the Jakks TNA Legends of the Ring figure packaging. The window bubble is a perfect place for an autograph, but we'll get to that in a bit.
The facial likeness is dead on, perfectly capturing the classic Dixie smile. My only qualm is that she does not have a hand that is able to hold a microphone accessory. Though the figure does not include a microphone, it's always been my belief that non-wrestler figures should be able to hold an accessory. She can wave to the crowd, punch another Knockout, or break up a fight, but at least she'll be smiling the whole time. Dixie's hair is sculpted in a style that we've seen Dixie wear many times. Through all of that Impact Wrestling action, she won't have to worry about having a single hair out of place.
The Dixie Carter figure is available exclusively through TNA's online store and will most likely be available at select live events as well. Online you also have the choice of purchasing a version personally signed by Dixie Carter. The figures are signed in silver which, as I mentioned above, look very nice signed on the plastic bubble. Although Dixie occasionally appears at the Fan InterAction events held on pay-per-view weekends, I wouldn't pass up this opportunity if signed figures are your thing. It's a nice authentic signature and you don't have to worry about lugging around a packaged figure.