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    Billy Gay Miami Vacation Doll Brown Hair Singlet Shorts Socks Sandals Pool Slides 

    The original out and proud gay doll, Billy, wearing his Miami vacation outfit. Still in the box, never played with and attached to the signature Art Deco backing board. Billy is in great minty shape, but the box has some shelf wear (see photos), and the lid has yellowed and has a couple of dings – a common feature of these flimsy plastic boxes. Please keep in mind that these dolls and boxes are about 20 years old now. Please view the photos as part of the description.

    This is an original doll, the Billy range was introduced in 1997, produced by Totem and out of production since 2001. Billy is complete with blue singlet with orange star, grey sports shorts, white socks, and grey and white pool slides. Underwear? You'll have to find out for yourself!

    Billy has a gorgeous sculpt, and he's anatomically correct - this doll is for adult collectors only

    In 1997, three years after the exhibition of the original sculpture John McKitterick and Juan Andres together with the marketing company Totem International launched a mass-produced doll called Billy – The World's First Out and Proud Gay Doll. A deluxe adult male doll, standing 13 inches/33 cm in height and weighing 11.3 oz/320 grams, Billy was molded from superior quality vinyl. Using rotational molding the doll is made up of five individual body parts, which makes it possible for Billy to move and for him to be posed in many positions. Billy's outstanding qualities as a doll rise from the hyperrealism of the sculpture and the attention to detail. Experts in doll production in the EU manufactured the doll using superior manufacturing techniques and advances, for example the elimination of all seaming on each of the five parts. Billy has another great advantage over other male dolls in that he is anatomically complete. Billy was first launched into the market with a choice of five outfits; all with removable boots. The names of the outfits were both descriptive and self-explanatory; Master Billy,[4] Cowboy Billy, Wall Street Billy, Sailor Billy and San Francisco Billy.[5][6] Each outfit was executed with realism in mind. Other dolls in the Billy line include Carlos, Billy's Puerto Rican boyfriend and Tyson, their African American best friend. All are "anatomically correct" but with large penises. Carlos is uncircumcised, Billy and Tyson are circumcised.[3] Within one month of the launch Totem International Inc., the US subsidiary owned by Totem International Ltd., sold Billy into over 400 stores in the US and Billy received media coverage in almost every newspaper in the US[7][8][9] and many around the world.[10]
    In 2004 John McKitterick and Juan Andres believing that their artwork Billy had succeeded in its aims and objectives ceased all production of the line of Billy dolls and accessories. Billy – The World's First Out and Proud Gay Doll is now recognized as an important chapter in gay[54][55] and doll[56][57] history. Today, Billy is highly sought after by collectors, with editions and artworks commanding considerable prices at exhibition and auction.[58]