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King Features Syndicate Betty Boop on Union Jack Scooter

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Manufacturer: King Features Syndicate / Type: Collectible dolls

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      26.08.2010 21:27
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      A gorgeous collectable for the Betty Boop fan

      Over the last few weeks I have been reviewing some of the eye-catching figurines in my rather large Betty Boop collection. Today is my last but one review (until I buy some more!) and is the Union Jack Scooter, which is manufactured by the owners of the Betty Boop trademark, namely Hearst Holdings Inc.

      This gorgeous collectable stands at 12 inches in height and is simply delightful. My figurine is identical to the picture I provided to Dooyoo, as shown above, but this is also available with a pink scooter for those who love "girly" colours.

      The figurine is manufactured from resin and considering its' size, isn't as heavy as I would have expected it to be. Betty proudly sits on her navy blue scooter, which has a black trim and Union Jack flags on the rear section of both sides. Although the wheels are resin, they have been painted to resemble life like tyres and look totally realistic. The inner section of the wheels and handlebars have been painted in grey and even display tiny brakes.

      There is a small silver badge on the front of the scooter with a large red "B" and located below are Betty's lights, which have been painted in yellow with a silvery grey surround. There is a small red brake light on the rear of the bike and a further brake light on both sides located above the Union Jacks.

      As you can see from the photograph, Betty sits on the scooter with her one leg resting on the floor, which enables this beautiful figurine to be effectively displayed. She wears a very short black mini skirt, which has been painted with tiny lines to depict a leather fabric. I'm not sure if Betty's had a boob job, as in this figurine, her chest seems to have significantly grown several inches more than in my other figurines!

      Betty wears a white blouse that fits neatly around her tiny waist and displays a collar and four tiny red buttons. Her short red jacket doesn't seem to fit around her chest, so I presume this was the fashion style in the sixties! She wears a pair of smart white driving gloves and we see her right hand poised on the scooter's handle bar with her left hand resting on her hip.

      She wears a long red flowing scarf, which has a black criss cross pattern and white fringes on both ends. The one side of the scarf has been placed across the right hand side of Betty's body and the other is flowing down her back. Betty's long white socks are very sixties style, with their motifs of red and black diamonds. She always wears extremely high heels and this figurine shows typical sixties shoes, which have been painted in black.

      Betty's headwear is a red beret with a tiny bobble on the top, which rests on the side of her head and to complete her look, Betty wears a pair of chunky yellow hoop earrings.

      I have been extremely lucky with my Betty Boop figurines, particularly as now my family are never lost for ideas for Christmas and my birthdays. This was a birthday present from my parents last year and it takes pride of place in one of my four Ikea glass display cabinets.

      If you are interested in purchasing this figurine, I would advise that it is currently available on Amazon for £69.50 with free postage and packing.

      As this is such a gorgeous figurine with so many finishing touches, it receives 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars from me.

      I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.


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