Gay Bob


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This is Gay Bob – hailed the first openly gay doll (what does that mean?? Others that were created were gay and suppressing it?) He was created in 1977, standing 13″tall and wearing a flannel shirt, tight jeans, and cowboy boots. Sporting one ear that was pierced he stands in packaging that is a closet and includes a catalog to which outfits could be ordered. Creator Harvey Rosenberg described the doll being a cross between Paul Newman and Robert Redford (ummmm that is bound to appeal to the masses you got Butch and Sundance all spooled together meow) and the doll was anatomically correct (wonder which one of the Newman or Redford they took that mold from?? What?? These are important questions!!)

Gay Bob created indignation amongst some who predicted next would come Pricilla the Prostitute and Danny the Dope Pusher. Rosenberg then responded with an announcement of a line of “permissive dolls”, but no drug dealers or prostitutes ( so what Donnie the Dominator?? Trixie the Transsexual?). We are all still waiting for the permissive line. Tired of lame Monster High dolls I am waiting until I can see some Randy the Dandy dolls!!!

I for one have been combing the internet for a Gay Bob doll (nnooo not just to check and see if it was RR or PN !!) to add to the Han Solo, Dorothy, Glenda, and Spock collection. I think Bobby would make a sterling addition!!

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  1. pouringmyartout
    Jun 22, 2013 @ 22:40:36

    ummmm… all I can think of to say is that those jeans don’t really look all that tight to me… HA!

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