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REVIEW: OYOme MLB Minifigure

OYO Sports has introduced a new way to customize their OYO building block style minifigure. The OYOme minifigures are a new series of personalized Major League Baseball figures available for all 30 MLB teams.

OYOme is currently only available for the MLB license. So even though OYO has NHL, NBA, and NFL figures, you can only customize baseball figures.

The folks from OYO gave me a chance to customize my very own OYO figure, so I went all out. While I’m a lifelong Phillies fan, I decided to go with a Padres jersey. My excuse - I already have a handful of Phillies OYO figures and wanted to check out a different jersey for this review.

Let’s break down the process. Via the online OYOme Creator, you can select one of twenty-four faces (I went with beard and glasses). Next up, you select one of three skin tones (I went with the pastiest white available). Then you select one of the thirty MLB teams (I’ve already told you I went with the Padres). Finally, you enter in your Last Name (for the back of your jersey), your Jersey Number, your full name for the package, and your Position.

I went with Catcher, thinking maybe you get some extra gear, but catchers come with the same accessories as other players. I thought it was a little weird that they labeled catcher – CA. At first, I was reading it as California. Plus, even though I’m listed as a catcher, the illustrated picture on the front is the one OYO uses for infielders. But it’s cool that all of your selections are reflected on the packaging.

The figure’s accessories include a team appropriate hat, baseball glove, baseball, baseball bat, a pair of headphones, and a stand shaped like home plate. I feel like OYO’s MLB figures include the largest number of accessories. That gives you a number of different display options (if you’re not throwing this to the wolves that are your children).

You can get some decent poses with the OYO minfigure, including one where it has both hands on the baseball bat. Or you can attempt to pose the little guy in a number of various pitching windups. The leg kick is optional.

As far as pricing goes, the OYOme figure runs $24.99. A regular OYO MLB figure will cost you $9.99. It’s not a huge upcharge to get a personalized figure. Imagine being a kid and getting your very own baseball player with your name on it. I know that would have blown my 7-year-old mind. Heck, it blows my thirty-something year old mind.

The Facts

Manufacturer: OYO Sports
Material: Plastic
Dimensions: 1.6 inches tall
Points of Articulation: 11 (neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, legs, knees)
Accessories: Baseball hat; Baseball Glove; Baseball; Baseball bat; Headphones; Home plate stand
Pricing: $24.99

You can pick one up at the following: $24.99

Threezero’s Ghost In The Shell – Major

Threezero is teasing fans of the recently released film - Ghost In The Shell - with the above photo of the upcoming Major 1/6th scale collectible figure. Featuring the authentic likeness of Scarlett Johansson as Major Mira Killian in the film. We'll let you know more details once they're revealed.

Pop! Movies: Valerian

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a summer film set to be released on July 21st 2017. And since it's an upcoming film...Funko has some Pop! figures based on the license. The Pop! Movies: Valerian series includes Valerian, Laureline, Comm. Arun Filitt, DA, Iron Siruss, and the Doghan Daguis. You'll also be able to pick up a pair of chase variants of Doghan Daguis.

If you're interested in pre-ordering these, you can head on over to to pick one up.

Iron Man Mark XLVII from Spider-Man Homecoming

Celebrating the global release of the long awaited Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming coming this summer, Hot Toys has announced the Power Pose Series 1/6th scale Mark XLVII collectible figure. The Mark XLVII (Movie Promo Edition) Power Pose collectible figure is crafted and designed with movie-accurate quality. It features a meticulously sculpted sleek, streamline armor and trapezoid-shaped indent around the arc reactor. Equipped with 28 LED light-up points throughout the body, it is also given the iconic red and gold color featured mostly on the helmet and shoulder, as well as the distinctive silver and dark silver colored painting on the mid-section of the armor. This Power Pose collectible figure also comes with articulated head and arms, interchangeable fists and repulsor palms, and a figure base.

If you're interested in pre-ordering this figure, Sideshow Collectibles currently has the Iron Man Mark XLVII available for pre-order. It's priced at $189.99 and expected to begin shipping in Q3 of 2017.

The 1/6th scale Mark XLVII Power Pose Collectible Figure features the following:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of Iron Man Mark XLVII in Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Metallic red, gold, silver and dark silver colored painting on the sleek and streamline Mark XLVI armor design
  • 28 LED light-up points throughout parts of the armor
  • Articulated head and arms
  • Pair of fists
  • Pair of repulsor firing palms
  • Figure stand with transparent pole, Mark XLVII nameplate and Spider-Man: Homecoming logo

7th Annual Designer Toy Awards Voting is Open

The finalists for the 7th Annual Designer Toy Awards have been announced and public voting is now allowed. Don't feel like you need to rush to vote for us (yeah...we're never nominated for the DTAs). I take my anonymity - especially after doing this for 13 years - as a badge of honor.

Kickstarter: Vampires vs. Unicorns: Floor War

Vampires vs. Unicorns: Floor War is a hillariously fun throwing card game with unexpected results, featuring fantastic hand painted tile art by Travis Lampe and Travis Louie. Designed by Jim Dubois and Attaboy, based on an original concept by Dubois, they've taken the game to Kickstarter in order to raise funds to produce it.

Draw from your deck of cards to raise the dead, cause a unicorn stampede, and more. It’s up to you to find the best throwing technique to destroy your opponent’s floor tiles, but beware - as not all tiles are the same. Currently, you can pick up the basic game starting at the $36.00 funding level. There are additional levels with additional goodies included. The game is slated to ship around November 2017.


This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

Remember...this is not a pre-order. There are many instances of crowd funded projects that have been funded never making good on their promised goods. So back with caution.

Switcheroo celebrates Alien Day

Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura helped celebrate Alien Day with a pair of new releases. Available from Switcheroo are Gertie and the Extra Terrestrial Arcade as well as Newt's Aliens Arcade Set. The cabinet measures 6.5 inches tall. Both sets are limited to 5 pieces, which you can pick up for $250.00.

Mayan Gold Jack and Moonglow Tiger Cub Nap

Michelle Valigura and Amanda Visell, of Switcheroo, have released a pair of new hand-sculpted, hand-cast, and hand-painted resin figures. The Mayan Gold Jack (pictured above) measures 3.5 inches tall. Limited to 25 pieces, you can pick one up for $40.00. The Moonglow Tiger Cub Nap (shown below) is a limited edition run of 15 pieces. (The girl measures 6 inches long) Each set runs $190.00.

Teen Titans Go! Blind Bag Series

Monogram has announced their Teen Titans Go! Blind Bag series. These Teen Titans GO! Series 3D Foam Key Rings include Star Fire, Robin, Cyborg, Beast Boy, Raven, Gizmo's Robot, Silkie, Trigon, Speedy, Robin, and Teen Titans Tower.

Pop! Games: Borderlands

Attention Vault Hunters, Funko has announced several new Borderlands Pop!s. The Pop! Games: Borderlands series will expand by the likes of Emperor Claptrap, explosives expert Tiny TinaLilith the siren, and the Assassin Zero.

If you're interested in pre-ordering these (or picking up any other Borderlands Pop!s) check out