MLB Players Weekend (for 2018) takes place August 24-26. This special weekend of games features players in unique uniforms, each with a special hat and the player's hand selected nickname on the back of the jersey. OYO is honoring this unique look with a small-run series of minifigures made specifically for this event. This is the first series of Players Weekend minifigures they have produced. Every minifigure made for this series is a special edition, with various limits depending on the player. You can pick them up for $12.99 each.
(I'd pick up the "Big Fella" Rhys Hoskins minifig)
OYOToys has announced another new minifigure - maybe this one is for the kids - The Floss Dancer. Learn to swing your arms and hips...and do a dance no one out of their teenage years can handle. This minifigure features a backpack and the OYO Floss Dancer logo on his t-shirt. He comes with a pair of headphones and a stand for posing. You can pick one up now for $9.99.
OYO Sports is currently taking orders for the limited edition 2018 MLB All Star Game minifigures. Produced in their 2018 All-Star Game Work Out uniforms, each one is sequentially numbered, and available while supplies last (quantities range from 75-600 pieces) for $12.99 each.
And since the MLB All-Star Game is being played in DC, OYO is releasing a special set of The Racing Presidents (a highlight of Nationals Games). This special set of 4 Presidential mascot minifigures features them in their special All-Star Game Uniforms. The set is only available until July 18th 2018 and can be picked up for $29.99.
OYO has teamed up with ShopElvis.com (Shop-Elvis, not Sho-Pelvis) to release the Elvis Presley American Eagle OYO Minifigure. The 1.5-inch tall figure features a pair of facial expressions with Elvis sporting his classic American Eagles Jumpsuit. You can currently pick one up for $9.95.
OYO Toys has teamed up with the Bruce Lee Family Store for an exclusive release. The Infinite Optimism OYO Minifigure measures in at 1.5 inches in height and features bendable knees and poseable arms. The figure includes two facial expressions for you to choose from. Also, it includes a custom printed stand for displaying. You can pick one up now for $12.95.
The 2017-18 NBA regular season opens in a little over a month. And if you’re not able to contain your excitement, you can always bide your time by putting together your own OYO fantasy squad. OYO Sports has 1.6-inch tall minifigures from all 30 National Basketball Association teams.
Thanks to the folks from OYO, we’re going to taking a look at three OYO NBA figures – Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans), Victor Oladipo (Oklahoma City Thunder), and Steven Adams (Thunder). Of course, Oladipo has since been traded to the Pacers.
Each player includes a base with the team’s logo on it. There’s also a pair of red headphones, a grey water bottle, and the ever-important basketball. That basketball has a hole in it so that the OYO figure can realistically hold the rock.
As can be seen from the variety of players in this review, OYO has figures with both painted on hair as well as a separate sculpted piece. I prefer the sculpted piece, just because there’s a weird unpainted nub that sticks up from the center of the OYO’s cranium. And while they were able to get a realistic representation of Steven Adams’ ponytail, I sort of wish we could have seen a sculpted version of his iconic mane.
I was surprised that they were able to achieve such a recognizable look with Davis and Adams. Davis has his signature unibrow and a goatee, while Adams is rocking the ‘stache and stubble he’s been known for. But minifigures aren’t often thought to have realistic likenesses of individuals. Some of the more recognizable players definitely have similarly recognizable OYO heads.
We’ve featured several OYO lines in reviews on the site, including the NFL, NBA, and MLB series. And while I still think the football figures are my favorite, OYO’s NBA collectibles are right up there. You can put them in action poses (even though I didn’t do that in my photos) and the basketball is a perfect accessory for these guys.
As far as pricing, you’re looking at $9.99 each. (Oladipo for the Thunder is limited and available for $4.99, because he’s been dealt) OYO also has: NBA ATVs for $19.99; Team Locker Rooms for $19.99; Team Display Plates - $9.99; Team Shootout Sets - $29.99.
OYO Sports - NBA Series: NBA Manufacturer: OYO Sports Material: Plastic minifigures Dimensions: Approximately 1.6 inches tall Points of Articulation: 11 (neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees) Designs: Anthony Davis, Victor Oladipo, and Steven Adams Accessories: Basketball, Water Bottle, Headphones, and Base Pricing: $9.99 each
NHL free agency season just started today. So that means a lot of movement, a lot of excitement, and new faces on new teams. For a company like OYO Sports, I’m guessing it means a lot of work as well. They produce their OYO minifigures based on the teams that players are currently on. So when big-name players change jerseys, they’ll be following with updated OYO figures.
For this review, OYO provided us with both the Carolina Hurricanes Gametime Rink as well as a Cam Ward home version minifigure.
The Gametime Rink comes in all different team themes. We just happened to get the Hurricanes (if you follow @plasticandplush on Twitter, you likely know I tweet a lot about Carolina hockey). The Rink is made up of 681 pieces. It’s very similar to putting together a LEGO set. The directions are very easy to follow. And you end up with a 22.5-inch long by 15-inch wide hockey rink. Read more
OYO Sports has released their 2017 line of NFL minifigures and buildables. And they were nice enough to send us a pair of Carolina Panthers players as well as an All-Terrain Vehicle with their mascot (yes, his name is Sir Purr).
I actually own some of what might just be the first generation NFL OYO figures (they’re from 2014), and the company has made several advancements, specifically in the players’ facial features and the overall sturdiness of the figures. OYO Sports has figures and buildable sets for all 32 NFL teams. They also have a handful of those players available in their college uniforms. And there are some alternate jerseys and classic players (I need a Buffalo Bills Doug Flutie).
For this review, we were sent the two most recognizable Carolina Panthers – Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly. Each figure is wearing his black jersey and includes a helmet, headphones, football, and a personalized stand. The stand has the team image as well as the players’ number on it.
As far at the All-Terrain Vehicle with Sir Purr, if you’ve ever followed LEGO instructions, these are very similar. It was easy to put together, and the final vehicle allowed you to choose from a number of different sticker decorating options. Plus, it came with the Panthers mascot – Sir Purr. Of course, I haven’t seen the vehicle since these photos were taken, as one of my children stole it…so it’s likely broken apart and underneath a bed somewhere.
The NFL series is one of my favorite OYO Sports lines because the minifigures just work in this scale. You can get some natural poses with that extra knee joint in the leg. So both offensive and defensive players can be posed and displayed. And the figures just look sharp with their jersey and helmet. (I’m assuming
I’m much more bullish on the NFL figures than any of the mascots. I think it’s hard to convey a mascot, which often has weird appendages (nose, ears, beak, etc.) shooting out of its head, in a one-size-fits-all minifigure.
In addition to the figures, which retail for $9.99 each, and the ATV, OYO Sports carries a Team Locker Room Set, and Endzone Set, and a Gametime Field Set for every team.
OYO Sports - NFL Manufacturer: OYO Sports Material: Plastic block minifigures Points of Articulation: 11 points (neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, legs, knees) Designs: Cam Newton, Luke Kuechly, and ATV with Mascot Accessories: Figures include football and headphones Pricing: Figures - $9.99 each; ATV w/Mascot - $19.99
The OYOsports team has announced a new series of collectible mini-figures based on IndyCar IRL drivers. Each figure includes an authentic team fire suit with team and sponsor branding as well as a water bottle. There are currently 15 different drivers available. You can pick them up for $9.99 each.
The folks from OYO are looking to expand their OYOme line, which currently allows you to go online to personalize one of their MLB licensed minifigures. Their plan is to create and upload face/other features so you can build your own avatar. From there, you'll be able to pick your outfit from an ever-expanding list of creative outfit designs. Lastly, pick the style of your package and the messaging. On each package, the software will upload the image of your avatar and the messaging you created. Maybe you want to say Happy Birthday, Congratulations, or Funky Monkey Pink Unicorn. Its up to you, just have fun and inspire a smile.
So they've taken this project to Kickstarter. Currently, you can get a personalized OYO beginning at the $25.00 funding level. At the $100.00 early bird level, you'll be able to grab 5 personalized OYO minifigures as well as a Brick Cap (yes...you can display your figures on your head). Plus, there are many other funding levels and various goals (like $100k would allow tooling for lacrosse players).
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.