“ Manufacturer: King Features Syndicate / Type: Collectible dolls „
Being the huge Betty Boop fanatic that I am, I was absolutely delighted to come across this delightful figurine in a car boot sale earlier this year. I was even more delighted to learn that the seller only wanted £15 and I couldn't get my money out quick enough!
This 1 kg in weight resin figurine is manufactured by Hearst Holdings Inc, the owners of the Betty Boop trademark and their official logo can be located on the underside of the chair. Betty is 9 inches in height and can be seen with her legs sprawled over the arm of a gorgeous chair as she busily grooms herself to enable her to look even more beautiful.
Whilst I'm not an expert, I believe this beautiful burgundy coloured chair may be a Chesterfield style and the intricate detail is simply stunning. The resin has been carefully designed to "crease" in the areas where the chair is studded, which is the outer edges and the rear padded section. The legs and edges of the chair are manufactured and look extremely realistic and give the distinct impression of perfectly carved wood.
Betty has clearly just stepped out of the shower as she wears a long flowing lemon coloured dressing gown, which has been carefully placed to reveal the entirety of her long slender legs and her rather ample cleavage. Her feet are crossed at her slim ankles and display her high-heeled ruby red slippers.
Her left arm is angled towards her hair with her fingers tightly wrapped around the handle of a cream and black hairdryer, which looks extremely lifelike. You can even see three tiny silver screws, which have carefully been painted to evidence the realistic markings. Whilst I've yet to discover one of these, this must be a cordless hairdryer, as there's no power lead! Her right arm hangs casually over the lower section of the chair and holds a black hairbrush with yellow bristles.
Betty would simply not be Betty if she didn't wear a little jewellery and this figurine shows her wearing a pair of pretty dangling silver heart earrings.
The attention to detail is absolutely superb as the folds of Betty's dress give the impression that it's been made from material, despite the fact that this figurine is entirely manufactured from resin.
In all of the Betty Boop figurines her black curly hair is depicted by eight curved points running along the top of her head and this collectable also displays a few tiny curls at the nape of her neck.
You can purchase Betty Boop Grooming from most Betty Boop retailers, however, I have seen this particular collectable with an extremely huge price tag. However, I have checked Amazon, who I believe are fairly competitive with their prices and would advise that Just4ugifts are selling this for £47.99 plus £4.65 postage and packing. You are also able to see four different images of this figurine in order to appreciate its' full beauty.
I am aware that I was extremely lucky to purchase this collectable for just £15, particularly as it is simply stunning and in my opinion, it deserves 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.