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Since September 2007 I have been collecting Betty Boop figurines where my stunning collection now stands at 136 different pieces. Whilst I own the majority that are available I am now at the stage where I can fit no further figurines into any of my seven glass display cabinets so I do not intend adding to my collection other than if I discover a rare piece on ebay. A figurine that joined my collection in the early days is named Betty Boop Shelf Sitter and this review discusses my thoughts.
I don't generally tend to collect figurines that are less than 12 inches in height due to the fact that they seem to lack attention to detail, but I was attracted to this one as it is the only figurine that I'm aware of that will sit on the edge of a shelf. The hand painted resin figurine measures 10 inches in height and is fairly light weight. Betty is a very curvaceous lady and in this figurine she wears a pretty burgundy coloured strappy dress adorned with sparkling glitter. However, the grumble that I have with the majority of my glitter figurines is that tiny pieces continually fall off each time Betty is touched, so I assume with time that it will all eventually vanish. The rear of the figurine is as equally exquisite as it perfectly displays Betty's tiny waist. I always love the attention to detail in Betty's dresses, as the manufacturer has perfectly captured a realistic appearance where small creases have been created within the resin to give the illusion of fabric.
Betty's long slender legs are positioned in such a way, which allow her to sit on the edge of a shelf although this is where my problem occurred. As Betty's body juts out slightly when she's perched on the edge of a shelf I was unable to place her into one of my glass cabinets so I placed her on top of the mantelpiece. However, I accidentally knocked her whilst dusting only a matter of weeks after her purchase and she fell to the floor! Thankfully, there was minimal damage, which surprised me, but it was necessary for me to superglue her arm back on! Betty is a lady who loves beautiful shoes and in this figurine she wears a pair of high heeled stilettos that match the colour of her sparkling dress.
In the majority of the figurines that I own Betty wears her signatory yellow garter adorned with a red heart, which is worn on the thigh of her right leg. Her black glossy curls are always depicted by eight curvy spikes that run along the top of her head with a further eight curves running around her hairline. She wears a yellow coloured bangle on each of her tiny wrists and a pair of matching earrings. Betty adores being perfectly groomed and her huge green eyes look sideways and are framed with her long black eyelashes and stunning eyebrows. To complete her looks she wears ruby red lipstick on her puckered lips.
Cleaning Betty is a relatively easy task by way of a lint free cloth and a small clean paintbrush to access any hard to reach areas. To ensure the authenticity of the figurine, the manufacture and owner of the Betty Boop trademark always display their familiar image on the underside. If you are interested in purchasing this figurine it is available from all good Betty Boop stockists and at the time of writing it can be obtained from Amazon for £33.50, which in comparison with the price of the larger figurines, is pretty good value for money. I can highly recommend this figurine, but would suggest you place Betty out of arm's reach and not make the same mistake as me!
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.