Product Type: Middle England Doll
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Why oh why are you weighing yourself Betty?
Betty Boop on Scales
Member Name: katykicker
Betty Boop on Scales
Advantages: Fun figurine, looks nice in my collection, reasonable price, well made.
Disadvantages: Missing the weight numbers against the markets on the scales.
For Valentines Day this year I received a few presents and the main one was this delightful Betty Boop that I had been eyeing up for a number of months. Over the past few years I have lost a few stone and I am quite proud of my achievement. I have a few stone to go but I have done well so far and managed to keep it off with ease. I am hoping to lose some more weight in the future so I am often weighing myself to check how things are going and to ensure that I am staying on track after sometimes having a blow out with my husband.
This figurine is 12 inches high and weighs around 2.5 pounds. My figurine came provided in a large cardboard box with a polystyrene insert that has been carved to the shape of this particular Betty Boop. The vast majority of my figurines have come like this and I have a huge amount of these boxes stored in my hall cupboard now and I am starting to run out of storage space!
This figurine is made of resin, like most if not all of my figurines and Betty is standing on a set of weighing scales. Betty is standing with her backside poking out and her waist is very prominent on this figurine as it is with the vast majority of Betty Boop figurines that I own. Betty's eyes are facing downwards as if she is looking at her current weight but I am not sure how she can see it because while the scales are just above the middle their is nothing to actually say how much she weighs although there are small markers to indicate that these most definitely are scales (although its quite obvious from the shape really!). I'm sure Betty doesn't really need to worry about her weight as she is very thin even compared to the weighing scales that she is standing on!
Betty is styled beautifully, as always and she is wearing a red, white & yellow leotard than makes me think of a swimming costume really. This is a very high waisted leotard and shows off Betty's legs which are adorned with light pink leg warmers. Betty has lots of skin on display here (as ever!) but looks fantastic (also as ever!). Betty is wearing earrings (as she usually is) and her hairstyle is her signature black curls around her head this is the same for all Betty figurines.
The only thing I find a little weird about this figurine is the candy cane that Betty is holding. I have no idea why you would be holding a candy cane while you are standing on weighing scales, well why would you hold anything for that matter? When I am weighing myself I never have anything on or hold anything!
This figurine is a little different to some of the previous ones I have. The base is a little larger and it has some pads on the bottom which are to prevent it sliding around. This is ideal for my wooden shelf on the top of my display unit as it prevents this moving around.
I can see from looking at another review that this retails at around £50.00 but mine was a gift so I am not sure of the exact price paid. £50.00 is a reasonable price for this figurine and the ones that I have purchased myself which are a similar height have been a similar price to this.
Summary: A fantastic figurine of Betty Boop.
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