Yes, I'm back with yet another Betty Boop review - sorry! This time I'm discussing the Hockey Boop and it is rather unfortunate that I have needed to product suggest all of my figurines to Dooyoo. Does nobody else collect Betty or am I just simply obsessed with this cute woman?! Yes, I do spend quite a lot of my hard earned cash on figurines, but I don't drink or smoke, so it's one of my few pleasures!
I think this figurine would have been more suitably named St Trinians Betty, particularly as she looks, how shall I put it, rather revealing?! If you follow my reviews you will no doubt be aware that Betty tends to show rather a lot of flesh and this gorgeous 12 inch figurine is no different. She stands firmly on a black circular stand, weighs approximately one kilogram and is manufactured entirely from resin.
As the photograph I provided to Dooyoo shows, Betty stands in a rather cheeky pose with her left hand positioned on her hip with her right holding her rather cute hockey stick, which touches a bright orange ball positioned close to Betty's feet. She wears an extremely revealing gymslip, which barely covers her backside and consequently allows her to display her extremely long and slender legs.
Betty wears a pair or thigh length socks, which fold neatly at the top and you would be forgiven for thinking that her clothing is material as opposed to resin, particularly as the workmanship is simply first class. Betty's black strapped shoes are quite sensible, as she normally wears extremely high stilettos, but the heel height on these is rather average.
She wears a short sleeved white collared tee shirt, which appears somewhat rebellious, particularly as the neck is undone and her black and white striped tie hangs loosely down her chest. Betty's breasts look absolutely huge in this figurine, so I'm presuming she paid for an enhancement! Her navy blue gym slip is strappy and fits extremely tightly around her chest and boasts the white initials of BB on her left breast. The attention to detail is so perfect, as four tiny resin buttons have been placed down the centre to meet the small frills at the hem of her slip.
Her straw boater hat looks absolutely stunning, as it is amazing to see the detail in the resin, which has been painstakingly painted to resemble that of straw and a black and white striped bow finishes the look. Betty is most definitely evidencing the fact that she is feeling rebellious as she wears a pair of silver skull dangly earrings, so I dread to think who she will hit with that hockey stick!
As with all of the Betty figurines the facial details are almost identical where we see her huge green eyes looking sideways, together with her long black eyelashes and puckered ruby red lips. Her black glossy curls are normally depicted by eight curly points, which run along the top of her head. However, as she proudly wears her hat we are only able to see two on the one side and three on the other.
Cleaning the figurine is an extremely easy task by way of a small clean paintbrush, which enables me to effectively reach those difficult areas. I would previously use an ordinary yellow household duster, but unfortunately, the fibres were catching on the figurine. As all of my figurines are displayed in glass cabinets they attract very little dust, so fortunately their cleaning only needs to be undertaken on a monthly basis.
As with all of the authentic figurines this has been manufactured by the Hearst Holdings Inc who are the owners of the Betty Boop trademark and are now much wealthier due to my obsession! You will generally find their logo on the underside of all of the figurines, which shows a small image of Betty.
This figurine is newly launched and forms part of the 2010 collection. Hockey Betty Boop is available from all good Betty Boop stockists and Amazon for £48.00.
This gorgeous figurine gets 5 out of 5 stars from me, as I absolutely adore her! I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.