“ Manufacturer: Danbury Mint / Type: Doll „
I'm a huge Betty Boop fan as I'm sure you are already aware and own rather a large collection, which is continually growing! I've joked to my husband that when I depart this world, he'll be worth a fortune as he can sell the lot! I hope you are enjoying reading my figurine reviews as much as I am writing them. I wasn't actually aware of the intricate detail that they displayed until I started scrutinising them for the purpose of Dooyoo.
The figurine I am reviewing today is hand painted and named "It's Definitely Me" and is a Danbury Mint exclusive manufactured by the owners of the Betty Boop Trademark, namely Hearst Holdings Inc. On the underside of the figurine is the official stamp of Hearst, which is shown on a large gold circular sticker.
Betty is manufactured from porcelain, stands at 22 cm high and is attached to a 7½ cm diameter black base. This figurine is simply superb as there are so many accessories; all of which have been perfectly made and no attention to detail has been spared.
I'll start with Betty's clothes where she wears a lengthy figure hugging black long sleeved top, which snugly fits over her slim thighs. She wears an extremely short light blue and beige checked mini skirt, which displays red love hearts in some of the tiny squares.
Her red stiletto heel calf length boots are decorated with a gold heart on the upper sections and are colour co-ordinated as the heels and cuffs are decorated in black.
Betty wears a black heart shaped bag around her neck, which displays a cute red heart motif and rests neatly on her right hip. Betty is a frequent shopper as in her left hand we see a large shopping bag with the words "boopies" on the outer side and the image of a butterfly. We are able to see blue "bubbles" at the top of the bag, which are designed to resemble tissue paper and hanging from her shopping is a label showing the dollar sign. The detail is simply superb as there are even tiny rope handles for Betty to hold.
Betty's right hand is raised and her fingers are curled around the brim of her gorgeous burgundy coloured hat. She has clearly just purchased her hat (well I presume she hasn't shoplifted!), as again a dollar sign label is hanging from its' band, which is decorated in black with a number of crystal stones. Betty may be a shopaholic, but she obviously isn't very concerned about removing the price tags!
Betty always seems to dress considerably sexy and this figurine is no exception, as her slender left leg shows her pretty white-laced garter adorned with a tiny red love heart.
As for her jewellery - where do I start? She wears golden hoop bangles on both of her wrists, a gold chain with red heart motif around her neck and a pair of huge brassy coloured dangly earrings with shiny red stones.
It was only when I started reviewing this figurine that I was surprised to see how much work had been put into it. It was evident that I hadn't previously studied it as I found a rather large piece of protective packing foam wedged under her shopping bag, which I had not previously noticed!
This figurine is simply perfection and is of an exceptional high quality. Whilst I adore all Betty Boop figurines, those manufactured for Danbury Mint provide the more intricate details, which are clearly reflected in the price.
You can purchase Betty Boop It's Definitely Me from Danbury Mint for £56 plus £3.00 postage and handling. You can choose to pay in full or opt for two interest-free monthly instalments.
I cannot give this figurine less than 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars, as it is simply perfect.
I hope you found my review useful and I would thank you for reading.