“ Manufacturer: Danbury Mint / Type: Doll „
The figurine I am reviewing today is named Final Touches and is one of eight pieces within a collection from Danbury Mint. You can either choose to purchase the whole collection or buy individual pieces. I would state that each piece is unique in its' own right and you do not necessarily have to purchase all eight items.
If you look on Danbury Mint's website, you would not be aware that the figurines are part of a collection and it's clearly a sales gimmick on the part of Danbury Mint in an attempt to get you to spend more money. When I received my first piece, I had an accompanying letter informing me that I could receive further figurines every two months if I so wished.
The Hearst Corporation, who own the Betty Boop trademark, manufactures this figurine exclusively for Danbury Mint and you will find their official stamp on the underside of the figurines.
The entire figurine is manufactured from porcelain and is 5½ inches high and sits on a circular base, where we see Betty wearing her cerise coloured dressing gown adorned with the letter "B" in sparkling crystal diamantes located on her left side pocket.
She wears dark pink coloured pyjama trousers and whilst she sits with her left leg beneath her, we are able to see her left foot, which proudly displays her sexy stiletto heel slipper and a huge "puff ball" on the toe area.
Betty rests on a dark purple cushion, which is decorated with dozens of colourful flowers. Her faithful friend, Pudgy the dog, is fast asleep by her side and rests his sleepy head against her right knee.
The concept behind this figurine is that Betty is getting ready for a night out to paint the town red, so she holds a gold coloured powder compact with the initials "B" on the lid, decorated with matching crystal diamante to that of her dressing gown pocket. Betty has a tiny eye pencil in her right hand, which is positioned near to her right eye, as she is about to apply her make-up.
These are clearly the "final touches" as the name of the figurine depicts, as Betty is already wearing her pretty golden hoop bangles and amethyst dangly earrings.
The attention to detail is simply superb as the figurine has been carefully hand painted to the most exceptional high standard. Her gorgeous huge green eyes display Betty's stunning lengthy eyelashes and her lips are painted ruby red.
The underside of the figurine displays a large circular gold label, which informs us this is a 2006 product and was manufactured by The Hearst Holdings Inc. A small card will accompany your figurine giving you full details of your collector's piece, together with cleaning instructions.
You can purchase Betty Boop Final touches from either the UK Danbury Mint website or telephone one of the friendly customer services staff. She will cost you £56 plus £3 postage and handling. You can choose to spread the cost over two monthly interest-free payments of £28 each plus £1.50 postage and handling. Danbury Mint will accept your payment by cheque, credit or debit card.
As these figurines are fairly small and lightweight, the delivery method is Royal Mail and as they are extremely well packaged, I can confirm that I have never experienced any problems with damage to any of my precious collectables.
The other figurines within the collection are named It's Definitely Me, The Perfect Fit Snow Bunny, Palm Beach, Talk of The Town, Black Tie Affair and Dazzling Diva. I have seen these for sale on ebay on many occasions for considerably lower than what you would pay from Danbury Mint, so if you are interested, keep regularly checking ebay. However, I would say to make sure if the seller will be supplying you with the collector's card.
As this is such a superb figurine with every finishing touch, it receives 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars from me.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.