“ Manufacturer: Danbury Mint / Type: Doll „
As you are aware, I'm totally mad about Betty Boop and am ashamed to admit that I own approximately sixty gorgeous figurines. The one I am reviewing today is extremely special to me, particularly as she was a present from my husband when I underwent surgery earlier this year to remove a tumour, which fortunately, was benign. My husband carefully chose this figurine, which he handed to me after I had received my results. Her name is Bedside Betty.
This is a stunning porcelain hand painted collectable, which is exclusively made for Danbury Mint by Hearst Holdings Inc, the owners of the Betty Boop Trademark. Their stamp is normally on the underside of all figurines, but for some reason, this one has no markings whatsoever, which I find rather concerning. However, as hubby purchased this directly from Danbury Mint and it was delivered with an accompanying certificate of authenticity, I am confident that this is not a copy.
Betty stands at 13½ inches in height and there is a long metal pin attached to the underside of both her feet, which securely clip into the small holes within the 10 cm in diameter glossy red base. She reminds me of the saucy nurse character played by Barbara Windsor in the famous Carry On films, as she wears a short nurse's uniform with a rather revealing split above both of her knees, which displays her sexy white-laced garter adorned with a red heart. I'm not sure how Betty will be able to manage the blood pressure of her male patients, particularly when she's dressed like this!!
Her uniform is made from a white canvas material and has one single button underneath the collar. She wears a wide white belt that has a huge white heart buckle. The cuff sleeves are edged in blue and there is a red love hearts motif located on both sides of her collar. Her legs are painted white to resemble tights and for once, Betty wears sensible flat white shoes; each with a red and white cross on the front and a pretty white bow on the rear.
She displays large gold bangles on each of her wrists and a pair of matching dangly earrings. Both arms can be manoeuvred to enable you to correctly position your doll to hold her blue clipboard, which has a tiny steel coloured bulldog clip on the top to securely hold her patient's medical chart.
She wears a life-like yellow stethoscope around her neck and both the earpiece and the rubber area that is placed against her patients' chests look extremely realistic. Her gorgeous white hat displays a red and white cross and she totally looks the part, except for her inappropriate short sexy dress and garter!
As with all of the Betty Boop figurines, she has stunning huge green eyes and long black eyelashes and puckered ruby red lips.
The only fault I can find with this figurine is that when I tipped it upside down to check on its' underside for the official stamp for the purpose of this review, the clipboard fell to the floor, but thankfully, didn't shatter! Unfortunately, the clipboard simply rests between Betty's left arm and hip, as there is nowhere to attach it, which in my opinion, is not really acceptable for such an expensive collectable.
You can purchase Bedside Betty from the UK Danbury Mint website or contact their customer services. She will cost you £111 plus £4 postage and handling and can be paid in full or over four interest-free monthly payments of £27.75 plus £1 postage and handling. Whilst this is an expensive piece and I have tried my best to describe it, you really need to see it to appreciate its' full beauty.
As I previously stated, I own rather a lot of figurines, but only a proportion of them are around this price range. However, I keep telling my husband that these are an investment for him when I depart this world!
As this is such a beautiful figurine and the fact that no attention to detail has been spared, it receives a full 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars from me. Whilst I appreciate the clipboard doesn't attach to the doll, I really don't think this is enough of a flaw for me to deduct one star.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.