Gay Billy Doll BPS TYSON EXTREMELY RARE African American Male Doll. BPS TYSON is in MINT condition. The original casings were known to be notoriously flimsy (remember these dolls are now 20 years old), this casing and top are both intact with no cracking or tears.
There is some yellowing to the plastic due to light exposure (see pics). Heres what I found on the web about Tyson.
Billy is a doll introduced in 1997. Billy was created by artist John McKitterick and marketed in the United States by London-based Totem International as "the first out and proud gay doll".McKitterick created the doll based on sketches he drew while living in London. After a successful limited-edition run of 1,200 dolls created to benefit an AIDS charity, McKitterick decided to mass market his creation. It was introduced in a number of versions, based on stereotypical gay characters including Sailor Billy, Cowboy Billy, Master Billy and San Francisco Billy. Other dolls in the Billy line include Carlos, Billy's Puerto Rican boyfriend and Tyson, their African American friend.
Tyson is anatomically correct and all Dolls stand 13 tall. In 2001, a Billy doll wearing a brown uniform with a patch reading "BPS" (for Billy's Parcel Service) was introduced.
Of course this garnered huge press and this version of Billy & Tyson became very rare and collectible. Tyson was molded from superior quality vinyl. Using rotational molding, the doll is made up of five individual body parts, which makes it possible for Tyson to move and for him to be posed in many positions. Tysons 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.Tyson has another great advantage over other male dolls in that he is anatomically complete. Item comes from a pet and smoke free home. The item "Gay Billy Doll BPS TYSON EXTREMELY RARE African American Male Doll. ADULTS 21+" is in sale since Sunday, December 20, 2020.
This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Other Brand & Character Dolls". The seller is "mcm4415" and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.