“ Brand: King Features Syndicate / Type: Collectible doll „
I'm an avid fan of Betty Boop and whilst there is a considerable amount of merchandise available for purchase I tend to solely opt for the figurines, as I see them as a future investment as well as being gorgeous to look out. A figurine that I purchased a couple of months ago from Amazon is named Betty Boop with Pudgy on Heart Pillow and this review discusses my thoughts on this cute collectable.
The resin figurine weighs approximately a kilogram and stands at 15 inches in height and is quite spectacular as Betty wears a stunning black glitter dress. However, I always have grumbles with all of the glitter figurines, as the manufacturer, namely The Hearts Holding Inc, evidently adds the glitter to the wet paint as opposed to mixing it in. Consequently, the moment I lifted the collectable from the shelf in my glass cabinet I was able to witness a rather large scattering of black glitter around her feet and on closer inspection I realised that it is all over Betty's pale skin. This is a real frustration of mine, as whilst I handle my figurines only for cleaning purposes, the glitter should be adhered in such a way that it stays where it is intended.
Betty's long flowing dress perfectly hugs her curvaceous figurine and has one strap that covers her right shoulder. The bodice tightly covers her ample bust and fits snugly around her tiny waist. Betty's slender arms are positioned in front of her body where she holds a resin circular cushion that has been designed to give the appearance of fabric. The manufacturer has created a white coloured curvy fringe that runs around the entire cushion on which Betty's faithful little friend, namely Pudgy the dog, lies. Pudgy is adorable and makes an appearance with Betty on only a handful of my figurines. His tiny features have been perfectly calved into the resin where I am able to witness his tiny legs, mouth and nose with his ears pointing upwards.
Betty's dress flows to the floor and a number of creases have been created to resemble the appearance of real fabric. I am unable to see her left foot as the hem of the dress is the level base on which the figurine firmly stands and located underneath are four small circular felt pads. The figurine is also supported by Betty's right foot, which prevents the figurine from rocking. I own another figurine in a similar style, but unfortunately, her leg is slightly too short and as a consequence, the figurine is not correctly supported without the aid of a piece of blu tac that is discretely hidden below her shoe. Betty wears one high heeled black shoe that has been designed to match the dress and once again, the black glitter continually disperses itself.
Betty adores pretty jewellery and in this figurine she wears a large pair of golden coloured hoop earrings and a string of matching beads. Her hair is the same in each of the figurines that I own where her black glossy curls are displayed by eight curvy points running alone the top of her head and a further eight around the edges of her face. Her facial features are always identical where her huge green eyes look sideways, her eye brows are perfectly groomed and she displays the most stunning long black eye lashes. She wears ruby red lipstick on her puckered lips and a tiny amount of blusher on her cheeks.
Until I began reviewing this collectable I was not aware of actually how much black glitter had scattered on the entire figurine, as there is not one area that doesn't display the stuff! Betty even displayed a considerable amount of glitter on her chin and upper lip, which gave the resemblance of stubble! It took considerable effort to remove, as I was simply dispensing it elsewhere and the manufacturer needs to consider how to overcome this problem, as in my opinion, this fault lets down the overall appearance. The official Betty Boop logo can be found on the underside of her dress, so you have the assurance that your figurine is authentic. If it wasn't for the annoying glitter I would have given this figurine 5 stars, but I feel it necessary to remove one.
On a positive note, Betty Boop with Pudgy on Heart Pillow definitely receives my recommendation as she looks absolutely stunning when on display, as the light catches the glitter and enables her to sparkle. The figurine can be purchased from all good Betty Boop stockists and is also available with Betty wearing a red dress. At the time of writing this cute figurine is available on Amazon for £58.00 inclusive of P+P.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.