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I am an avid collector of Betty Boop figurines and as I was evidently a good girl last year Santa left me a few special gifts. As he was well aware of my passion for chocolate he clearly felt that this figurine would be appropriate for me, particularly with my Christmas indulgence. Her name is Betty Boop Jogging and this review discusses my thoughts on the cute collectable.
The resin figurine weighs just under a kilogram, stands at 30 cm and is firmly attached to a black glossy circular base. This is one of the pieces that belongs to the 2011 November/December collection, which contains 12 cute figurines. Betty is proudly displaying her very curvaceous figure as she heads out to lose those unwanted Christmas pounds. She wears a skimpy white top, which fits extremely tightly over her chest that appears much larger than normal! The manufacturers and owners of the Betty Boop trademark, namely The Hearst Holdings Inc, have produced some spectacular pieces for the 2011 collection, as they have used neon colours to deliver that wow factor, which are displayed around the edges of her tiny white shorts, garter and trainers.
Whilst I had just a few grumbles in the past in relation to particular figurines due to their rushed workmanship with slap hazard painting, I have to admit that the newer figurines seem to have been made with much more care and expertise. The waistband of Betty's shorts displays tiny indentations; all of which are perfect without the paint being carried onto her tiny waist. Betty would not be Betty if she didn't display her customary garter, which she always wears on her left thigh.
Her trainers have been perfectly created and give the illusion of fabric despite the entire figurine being made from resin. The decoration and laces match the neon colours of her shorts and garter and she wears tiny white socks, which have been painted with tiny lines to depict the elastic running around the upper section. Betty's fists are tightly closed and as she is a lady who adores jewellery each of her tiny wrists display a golden coloured bangle. I love the fact that the manufacturers have considered every tiny detail of someone who is jogging as Betty even wears a step counter, which is secured on her upper section of her left arm.
She wears a delightful pair of earmuffs, but I think the manufacturer should have considered their appearance as they remind me of breasts! Located below are her golden hooped earrings to match her bangles, which are not really appropriate for jogging, but she's Betty Boop and seems to get away with anything! Her black glossy curls are always depicted by eight curvy spikes running along the top of her head and a further eight curves around her hair line.
Her facial features rarely change and this figurine shows her huge puppy green eyes looking sideways, long black eyelashes and perfectly groomed eye brows. Her petite nose is more prominent in this figurine and to complete her make up she wears ruby red lipstick on her puckered lips. Whilst I have yet to carry out the task of cleaning this figurine it will be easily achieved with the assistance of cloth and a small clean paintbrush to reach any awkward areas. The underside of the figurine displays the familiar Betty Boop logo together with four small padded circles to enable her to be firmly and securely displayed.
Betty Boop Jogging receives my full recommendation together with 5 stars and is available on Amazon for £50 inclusive of postage and packing.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.