“ Brand: King Features Syndicate / Type: Collectible doll „
If you are familiar with my reviews you will be aware that I was desperately trying to get hold of Scotland Betty to enable her to accompany two others figurines that I own, namely England Betty and Irish Betty. However, as someone who has lived in South Wales all of my life I am very disappointed with the manufacturer, namely Hearst Holdings Inc who for some very strange reason, omitted to produce a Wales Betty. After several months of trawling the internet I have at last managed to obtain Scotland Betty and this review discusses the gorgeous figurine.
Scotland Betty is manufactured from resin and is firmly fixed to a black circular stand and is approximately 12 inches in height and weighs around three quarters of a kilogram. There is so much detail to discuss with this cute figurine so I will start with her feet where she wears a pair of extremely high heeled platform black strapped shoes. To keep her legs warm she wears a pair of thigh length stockings where we are able to see a tiny red bow on the upper section.
Her beautiful and very revealing kilt has been designed in a stunning red and black tartan where it fits tightly around her tiny waist and creates a frill around the hem area. At first glance you would initially believe the kilt to be created from material, as there are tiny creases around the hem, but as with the remainder of this figurine, it has been manufactured entirely from resin. Betty wears a bodice style top that loosely falls from each of her shoulders where we see the lower section that has been created in a glossy black and the upper section is white, which has been designed to appear crimped around the neck and shoulder line. To match the top of her stockings Betty's top is adorned with a large red bow that sits neatly in the centre of her rather ample breasts.
Around Betty's tiny waist we are able to see a narrow black belt with a golden coloured buckle and positioned over her left shoulder and resting on her right hip is a huge white sash with the word "Scotland", which has been created in large black lettering. Betty's left hand sits firmly on her curvaceous left hip where we are able to see her very smart white gloves that have been perfectly created to depict each and every one of her long and slender fingers. Her right arm is outstretched, as she proudly poses in her gorgeous Scottish attire. To complete her outfit and perched on the left hand side of her head she wears a cute red and black tartan beret, which has been decorated with a small black bobble.
Betty wears a pair of large golden hoop earrings and if have you read one of my earlier reviews you will be aware that when this loveable character was first created in the thirties, she was initially a dog and it was only some years later that the poodle ears were changed into golden hoop earrings. Betty's facial features rarely alternate from one figurine to the next where we see her huge green eyes looking sideways and her cute ruby red lips puckered.
Her black glossy curls are depicted by points running along the top of her head where we are normally able to witness eight. However, her beret covers those on the one side of her head. On the underside of the figurine is the authenticity logo and trademark stamp of the manufacturer where you are able to see a small image of Betty together with the name, Hearst. This is a very sturdy figurine and cleaning is an extremely easy task by way of a small clean paintbrush, which will allow you to reach into any awkward areas.
Scotland Betty Boop often makes an appearance on Amazon or eBay and will cost you approximately £48 plus £4.99 postage and packing. However, there are a few other traders online who will be able to sell you this gorgeous figurine, although I would advise that some of them charge a little too much.
This gorgeous figurine comes with my huge recommendation, so she receives no less than 5 stars.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.