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REVIEW: OYO – National Football League

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Background

In addition to the NHL and MLB, OYO Sports has a series of officially licensed National Football League OYO minifigures from all 32 NFL teams. There are also approximately 43 NCAA teams represented by either players or team Endzone Sets.

The Endzone Set includes 64 total pieces, including a trio of figures (two team figures and a referee) and an 5-inch by 10-inch Endzone and 3.5-inch tall Field Goal. There’s also the Game Time Set, which includes eleven team figures, a referee, and a full size field. The OYOs are compatible with other notable building block toys like Lego, K'nex, Mega Blocks and more.

For purposes of this review, we were able to get our hands on the Philadelphia Eagles Endzone Set.

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The Facts



NFL OYO Minifigures Endzone Set
Manufacturer: OYO Sports
Material: ABS Plastic
Dimensions: About 2” tall
Points of Articulation: 11 (neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, legs, and knees)
Designs: Players from all 32 NFL teams
Accessories: 64 total pieces – 2 OYO team character minifigures (with team helmets); OYO referee minifigure; Football; Water bottle; 59 blocks to build end zone
Pricing: $29.99

Packaging

The Philadelphia Eagles Endzone Set comes packaged in a large rectangular box. The front and back of the box feature images of the figures and the included end zone (completely put together). Inside, there are three bags with the field, field goal post, and figures. You’ll also get the all-important instructions in there.

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Our Opinion

The figures included in the Endzone Set are a little different than your individual OYO minifigure. While the individual minifigures you can purchase feature a slight likeness of the player along with the appropriate jersey name and number, the Endzone Set includes what are essentially “generic” football players with the number 00 on their front and back.

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Those two Eagles figures – one white and one black - have a much more stylized look. They sport a large goatee, gritting teeth, eye black, squinting eyes, and large eyebrows. There’s also an OYO referee minifigure included. And accessories include a football and water bottle.

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The field includes the end zone, up to the 25 yard line. The end zone features the team’s logo across multiple pieces. The field is a little difficult to put together, so I’d suggest a table – preferably a LEGO table. As you can tell from the photo above, I messed up the 20 yard marker. There’s also the yellow goal post that you can practice putting the included OYO football through.

As far as the Endzone Set, I see it as more of a display option or an item for children who don’t care about specific players. Since OYO produces plenty of those individual minifigures, I think most collectors and fans will likely go that route.

To pick one up, check out the following:

OYO Sports: $29.99

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Threezero’s Robocop ED-209

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Threezero is now taking pre-orders for their Robocop ED-209 figure in both the retailer Black version and the threezerostore exclusive Desert Yellow. The collectible figure stands approximately 16-inches tall, comes with fully posable action joints, articulated head, arms, legs and toes. The legs are extractable, and there is a light up feature in both arms and the front part of ED-209's head.

It's currently available to pre-order for $450.00 with a delivery estimate somewhere in Q2 of 2015.

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Toast Wars: Darth Bacon Release

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The bacon awakens. . .the final release for Darth Bacon happens on Friday, January 9th 2015 at 12 Noon PST from Good For You Toys. From Dan Goodsell, the first figure from the Toast Wars saga is a hand-numbered edition size of 40 pieces...with less than half remaining for sale (most of them were purchased via pre-order).

The 3.75-inch resin figure comes carded with his very own red translucent shaky lightsaber and a vinyl cape. The back of each card is signed and numbered. Plus, each Death Star has it's own unique blurb. You'll be able to pick up one of your own for $50.00.

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Tony Stark with Arc Reactor Creation Accessories Collectible Set

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Hot Toys has announced another figure from their Iron Man 2 license. With Tony Stark slowly poisoned to death by the palladium arc reactor in his body, he used information left by Howard Stark to create a new element for use in a new Arc Reactor. Hot Toys used that scene as the basis for the new 1/6th scale Tony Stark with Arc Reactor Creation Accessories Collectible Set. This set includes a collectible figure based on the image of Robert Downey Jr. as the genius billionaire Tony Stark from Iron Man 2, featuring a newly developed head sculpt, an advanced body with light-up chest light, detailed outfit, the Captain America shield prototype which he has used to level the particle accelerator and workshop accessories.

Sideshow Collectibles currently has the Tony Stark figure available to pre-order. It's available for $199.99 and is slated to begin shipping in January 2015.

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The 1/6th scale Tony Stark with Arc Reactor Creation features:

  • LED light on chest
  • Pair of relaxed hands
  • Pair of hands for holding tools
  • Black vest
  • Black polo shirt
  • Pair of black pants
  • Pair of black shoes
  • Captain America shield prototype
  • Arc reactor
  • Arc reactor core holder
  • Pair of goggles
  • Two blueprints
  • Figure stand with Tony Stark nameplate and the movie logo

The Iron Monster Release

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Jeremi Rimel - Miscreation Toys - will be releasing The Iron Monster blank glow-in-the-dark sofubi. Inspired by the classic 1939 sci-fi horror B-movie serial The Phantom Creeps, the 15-inch tall vinyl will include a custom header card as well as an 11" by 17" full color print by Worthy Enemies. The Iron Monster will be $165.00 plus shipping and becomes available on Tuesday December 30th 2014 at 12:30PM PST.

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Okami from Fakir Design

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Their newest small run custom figure - Okami - will be available from the Fakir Design store on Monday January 5th 2015 at 1PM GMT (8AM ET). There will be 10 pieces available, each one being signed and numbered and running 150€ each (about $183) plus shipping. The figure comes with a signed and numbered print (5.5“x5.5“), and a sticker. And the date of delivery is estimated to be somewhere near the end of January 2015.