I should have saved this star-spangled character for a patriotic holiday! I'm always happy to get a wrestling figure that isn't wearing pink, white or black. Although I shouldn't complain because most of my recent figures have definitely been straying from the repetitive color palette of the past. An interesting thing about my purchase of wrestling figures is that I usually have no clue who the women are when I find them in the store, then in the preparation for a review I learn all about their careers. I'm getting quite an education over the past few years, too. I even seem somewhat knowledgeable when I catch an episode of Total Divas on E! now. Miss Tessmacher has been in the wrestling world since 2006 and has worked for WWE, ECW, and TNA under various names: Brooke, Brooke Adams, Brooke Tessmacher, and of course Miss Tessmacher. These Jakks Pacific figures are hit and miss for me. Each one seems to have features I like and dislike. This particular figure is more on the "miss" side for me with her oddly proportioned body parts, but she still packs quite a punch. Let's check her out below!
My problems with this figure really boil down to proportions. Her head seems too large, her arms seem too small, and her legs look like a featureless afterthought. I know I'm being picky. I remember when wrestling toys were not much more than odd rubber blobs that magically attracted skuffmarks the minute you opened them. In comparison to those vintage wonders, this figure is a fantastic feat. But compared to its modern competitors like Mattel's WWE (and even many other Jakks figures in the this same line), she falls woefully short.
When you start posing her, the proportion issues seem to die away a little.
Time for a Comparison Pic!