“ Manufacturer: King Features Syndicate / Type: Collectible dolls „
This gorgeous Betty Boop figurine is very special to me, as three years ago, at the age of 40, I decided to attend University on a day-release course to study for my HNC in Supported Housing. Having not studied for 23 years and working full time, I initially found it somewhat difficult, but thoroughly enjoyed the challenges set before me and in May 2009 I was thrilled to find myself graduating after successfully obtaining my qualification.
Due to circumstances beyond my control, I was extremely disappointed that I was unable to attend the Award Ceremony last November, so to cheer me up, hubby presented me with this beautiful 30 cm in height figurine. Her name is Betty Boop Mistress/Graduate and she weighs just over a kilogram and is manufactured from resin.
The gorgeous figurine is firmly fixed to a 9½ cm diameter base and on its' underside is the official stamp of Hearst Holdings Inc, the manufacturers of this figurine and owners of the Betty Boop trademark.
The figurine shows Betty as a tutor who is about to attend an award ceremony. She wears a very short white mini skirt, an extremely tight fitting short-sleeved blouse with a red and white striped tie and matching red belt. Betty wears the appropriate academic robes for the graduation day and this figurine shows her wearing a mortarboard and a beautiful black flowing gown, which has been tied in the front with a yellow cord and designed to create realistic folds within the resin "fabric".
In Betty's left hand are three lecture books, which have been beautifully painted with tiny lines to depict the individual pages and in her left hand we see her holding a long silver cane. The cane is the only item on this figurine, which has not been manufactured from resin as it is a sturdy plastic and can be easily removed from Betty's hand.
Betty always makes an appearance in extremely high-heeled shoes and this figurine shows her wearing white stiletto style sandals. However, there is a minor design fault on her right foot as her toes look rather odd due to the fact that they are all exactly the same length! I am unsure if this is a general fault or simply just an issue with my figurine.
To complete her outfit, Betty wears a pair of heart shaped dangly silver earrings and is ready to attend the graduation ceremony.
The figurine is extremely easy to clean and whilst this is not something I have to undertake on a regular basis, particularly as she is displayed behind glass doors, thanks to a Dooyooer's suggestion, I use a tiny paintbrush to access the tiny areas.
Whilst I did not purchase this figurine myself, I have checked Amazon to enable me to provide you with an up-to-date price and would advise that it is available for £44.99 plus £5 postage and packing.
This is an adorable figurine and perfect as a graduation present for any Betty Boop fan. Unfortunately, this figurine loses one star from me due to the minor design fault, so 4 out of 5 dooyoo stars from me.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.