OYOToys is getting into the political sphere with their American Pride minifigure line. (In this day and age, I only see this ending badly) They're currently offering up 12 different U.S. Presidents (retailing for $9.99 each): Lincoln, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, George W. Bush, Obama, and Trump. There's also an American Pride Display Plate ($9.99) and Tic Tac Toyo set featuring Democrats vs. Republicans ($19.99). There's also a Ruth Bader Ginsburg mini figure as part of their Supreme Court Justices lineup (yeah...a Brett Kavanuagh figure is in the works - no word on PJ or Squee). And they've launched a 2020 Candidates line with Beto O'Rourke (with plenty of others to come).
OYO Sports has partnered with the Bruce Lee Family Estate to make a series of minifigures that capture the iconic Bruce Lee style in minifigure form. The second minifigure in the series is the Bruce Lee “Scratches” OYO. Available exclusively on BruceLee.com, the 1.5-inch tall figure can currently be ordered for $12.95.
Beginning February 9th 2019, the Alliance of American Football is bringing a new look to football. The AAF features players with local ties to the league's eight teams, new technology that brings fans closer to these players, their stats, and in game experience. OYO Sports has teamed up with the AAF to release 2019 Inaugural minifigures. The first AAF OYO minifigure for each team, features the 2019 Inaugural patch, and the #1 on each jersey. You can pick up these figures for $12.99 each.
OYO Sports is keeping up with all of the movement going on during the Major League Baseball offseason. They have updated their site with a number of new players...some guys who have been traded...big free agent signings...and they even have updated those Marlins jerseys.
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 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
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