“ Manufacturer: Danbury Mint / Type: Doll „
The product I am reviewing today is a gorgeous Betty Boop figurine from Danbury Mint and her name is Dazzling Diva. She belongs to a collection of eight pieces, namely Black Tie Affair, Final Touches, It's Definitely Me, The Perfect Fit, Snow Bunny, Palm Beach and Talk of The Town.
For those of you who are unaware, The Hearst Corporation owns the Betty Boop trademark and you will find all genuine figurines displaying their official stamp on their underside. All of the Betty Boop figurines sold by Danbury Mint have been produced by Hearst and are exclusives, so you will not be able to purchase them in any other shops or online stores.
Dazzling Diva who has been hand painted and manufactured from porcelain stands at 22 cm high and is attached to an 8 cm diameter black base.
Betty proudly wears an absolutely gorgeous strapless rust and gold coloured dress which has been designed to fantail from her calves. The upper section of the dress is encrusted with hundreds of tiny black pearls to create a luxurious appearance and enhance Betty's curvaceous figure. No attention to detail has been spared on this masterpiece of a figurine, as we are even able to see the delicate folds in the porcelain "fabric" and the beautiful scalloped edging on the hem of Betty's dress.
Betty is a lady who clearly loves her jewellery and consequently, she wears a sparkling crystal ring on the slender middle finger of both of her hands, together with her pretty gold bangles on her wrists. She wears a double chained gold pendant, which displays a pretty ruby and gold stone.
She wears huge matching ruby and gold triangular droplet earrings with three tiny chains of rubies attached to each.
As with all of the Betty Boop figurines, her hair is designed with eight little points on the top of her head to replicate her pretty black curls. Her large green eyes show off her beautiful long eyelashes and to complete the look, she wears bright red lipstick and a little blusher on her cheeks.
This is a simply spectacular figurine and you really need to see it close up to be able to appreciate the outstanding workmanship. Betty Boop Dazzling Diva will cost you £56 plus £3 postage and handling and can be ordered either online via the UK Danbury Mint website or by telephoning their customer services.
If you wish to spread the cost, you can choose to make two interest-free monthly instalments of £28 plus £1.50 postage and handling. Danbury Mint will accept cheque, credit or debit card. You will receive an accompanying card with your figurine, which will provide information on your precious collectable, together with guidance on how to clean her. I tend to use an old tea towel as using an ordinary house duster will leave fragments of fibre on the delicate pearls.
As Betty is particularly small and lightweight, she will be despatched to you by Royal Mail. I can confirm that all figurines are packed extremely well, so there is no risk of your collectable reaching you in any condition other than perfect.
As previously stated, this item is not available for sale anywhere other than Danbury Mint. However, I have frequently seen this piece for sale on ebay at around £25, so if you are interested, you may be able to grab yourself a bargain.
If you choose this method, I would suggest you check with the seller if they will be providing you with the certificate, particularly as many sellers seem to have misplaced them and obviously this will reduce the value of your figurine.
As this is such an absolute masterpiece and superb craftsmanship, Danbury Mint Dazzling Diva receives 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars from me.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.