Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Tonner Doll Co. Introduces First Gay Fashion Doll

Tonner not only creates dolls, he also gives the characters an identity. “For years, our company has developed storylines to go with our products,” Tonner explains. “It’s long overdue to have a storyline that embodies society in more of its entirety.” 

The timeliness of this release is not lost on Tonner, as it comes on the heels of the tragic event at Rutgers University, where a gay student committed suicide after a coed videotaped him and posted it on the Internet.

“With the recent tragic suicides among gay youth, we thought it was beyond time to represent a positive gay role model,” Tonner0 affirms.

In conjunction with his release, Andy’s story will be told in a series on the Tonner Doll Co. Web site, www.tonnerdirect.com and on Facebook. Though Andy Mills is a gay character, his storyline is about young New York: lifestyle, business, friends and fashion.

According to the company, Andy Mills may not be every man, or every gay man for that matter, but he will be a regular guy who works for a living, has great friends, embraces life and happens to be gay. His storyline will include much about the trials and tribulations of owning an event planning business in New York, and the people he meets along the way.

Andy Mills, available on www.tonnerdirect.com and in specialty boutique stores for $179.99, is 17 inches tall. Made of vinyl and hard plastic, Andy Mills features hand-painted facial features and comes dressed in a sharp pinstriped suit, complete with a contrasting pocket square and spectacles.  For more information, go to http://www.tonnerdirect.com/, or visit Tonner on Facebook.

Dolls Magazine

7 comments:

  1. I thought the 1st out gay doll is Billy (Ken being the 1st closeted gay doll, LOL).

    The pic above looks like the Peter Parker/Spiderman doll from Tonner.

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  2. Oopsss... sources says that Gay Bob was the 1st gay doll. Sorry. I don't know much. :)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_Bob

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  3. Gay Bob has been out for a long while but I don't think he was done by a mainstream doll company.
    I guess this is the first mainstream tiy company gay doll.

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  4. They should add more male dolls to the Cami&Jon line then, so Andy has someone to hang out with nonplatonically :D

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  5. I didn't even know Bob was gay, if I bought him I would have ot wonder why he don't like my girls!

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  6. With this fashion you can be your own self. You can have fun and gain a lot of friends. Good thing there's such things ,like this online.

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