“ Manufacturer: Danbury Mint / Type: Doll „
As you're probably aware, over the last week I have been assessing some of the figurines within my rather large Betty Boop collection and I hope you are enjoying reading my reviews. The figurine I am reviewing today is Danbury Mint's Roundup Betty.
The porcelain figurine stands at 18 inches high including her black sturdy base, which displays an image of a large silver star.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Betty Boop and as stated in previous reviews, The Hearst Corporation owns her trademark and all genuine figurines will have their stamp on its' underside. They manufacture exclusive pieces for Danbury Mint, so unfortunately, you will not be able to purchase them in any high street or online shops.
As with all of the large Danbury Mint Betty Boop figurines, you will find metal pins attached to the underside of her feet, which should be placed into the matching holes within the base. However, in my opinion, either the pins are not long enough on this particular doll or the holes are too shallow, as once inserted, Betty tends to wobble.
The figurine should fit tightly and securely onto the base, but unfortunately this is not the case with mine. Whilst, I don't believe she would fall over and get damaged, I don't want to take the risk, so I have had no choice than to place her at the very back of my glass display cabinet.
Betty wears light blue hipster jeans, which are held up with a red belt and a silver buckle adorned with a turquoise stone. She wears protective chaps over her jeans, which are white with a red edged trim and there are dozens of chrome studs decorating the outer edges. There are three pretty blue and yellow flower transfers and embroidered swirls on both legs of the clothing. Betty wears sexy red boots, which have black high heels.
She wears a pretty red silken top, which is tied at the front and edged with black and white material. There are six decorative black pearl buttons in the front and her sleeve cuffs have tiny snap fasteners. Betty wears a pretty waistcoat to match her trousers, which has gorgeous long black fringes. To complete the look, she has a red and white neck scarf.
Betty wouldn't be a cowgirl if she didn't wear her Stetson, which is cream coloured with a wide red band and a silver star-shaped badge located at the front with the word "Star" in the centre. There is a long red and white twisted cord attached to both sides of the hat to enable you to fit it securely to Betty's head.
She holds a huge lasso with the words "Betty" entwined at the front. However, I am rather disappointed with this, particularly as the idea is that the lasso sits neatly in Betty's left hand and her name should be clearly displayed in front of her. Unfortunately, due to its' weight, the lasso tends to sag and rest against Betty's right hip.
Whilst this is a beautiful figurine, in my opinion, it has a few design faults and I do not feel it displays the normally high standards of Danbury Mint.
Last but not least, is Betty's faithful friend, her dog named Pudsy, who peers from behind Betty's left leg. Pudsy is white with one black spot on his back. He has a huge smile on his face, which reveals his cute pink tongue! He wears a matching Stetson to that of his mistress and is ready to join Betty in the round up!
Normally Betty Boop wears a considerable amount of sparkling jewellery, but obviously it would not be in keeping with her cowgirl image, so she wears just a simple pair of blue diamante dangling earrings.
Roundup Betty Boop can be purchased from the UK Danbury Mint website or you can contact one of the friendly customer services staff.
She will cost you £138 plus £8 postage and handling and in my opinion, this is a little excessive for what you actually receive. If you wish to spread the cost, you can make four interest-free monthly payments of £34.50 (plus £2 per month in respect of postage and handling). Payment can be made by cheque, debit or credit card.
As you are no doubt aware, I am an avid Betty Boop collector, but Danbury Mint have let themselves down a little with this figurine with the two design faults. However, having said that, the attention to detail is simply superb and a lot of consideration has clearly been put into the appearance of this figurine.
However, it loses two stars from me, so I am going to award Round-up Betty with 3 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.