Has anyone else bought any of these? They are the coolest things ever!
OYO figures are modeled like LEGO mini-figures. If you liked LEGO stuff growing up, you might fall in love with these.
What is OYO? Here is their official site.
The mini figures have been around for a few years but I had not seen them until around January of this past year. I came across one of Brett Favre and just had to have it and spent 11 dollars on it. For those that know me, I'm very honest about the fact that Brett Favre is probably my all time favorite player ever and made me truly love football when I was young so the first one for me definitely had to be the old gunslinger and no one else.
The brand has expanded since then and now they have NBA figures but they appear to have just gotten started with those and only have a few players for each team.
My birthday is on Sunday and I went on and spent a little money to treat myself. I found a limited edition commemorative Super Bowl XLIV figure of Drew Brees and had to buy it (cheap too for around 15 dollars). I wanted a Drew Brees figure really badly, but I have a special preference for the Saints white jerseys...I got lucky finding the one for the Super Bowl as it also had the lovely white jersey.
Below is several photos I have taken. I apologize if the photos are big and stretch out. If the photos are a little shaky, that's my fault and apologies again. My arms are a little shaky after taking blood and getting some shots at the doctor this past week.
The figures come in a small cardboard box that slides upward revealing the pieces of the figure.
(Click the pics to zoom in on any of them)
The Brees figure had a plastic part cut out where you can see the figure without sliding it open.
Now we're going to slide them open to see the inner box.
The Brees figure has a hard plastic tray and is neatly organized. The Favre figure came in cardboard.
The Brees figure was already assembled in it's little spot. I had to put little mini Favre together, which isn't a problem. The helmets assemble and all the pieces fit together easily like old LEGO mini figures always did.
There are some neat accessories in there...The Favre figure came with what appears to be Beats style headphones. The Brees figure is wearing the SB 50 hat and came with a water bottle.
There is also a plate to stand them up on. They have the logo of the team and the number. The figures really do fit on that plate just like LEGO mini figures always do.
I'm going to show off the attention of detail and player likeness of the Favre figure.
My hands are a little shaky lately, sorry if this pic is somewhat blurry. There is also a glare from the light above. As you can see over his face, he has that famous stubble/5 o clock shadow that Favre usually had. Most of the OYO figures have a good smile like this too.
From the side
Now the back where you can see the name plate
The back of the helmets do not have the stripe from the front, but this isn't really a big deal. You still get the sleeves properly painted and the figures look nice.
The figures aren't super posable, just like lego mini figures never were, but they are possible to get into a position that looks like they're about to throw the ball.
The football piece properly has two slits cut out where you can insert it over the hand pieces.
Here is Favre in throwing motion
As you can see here, the knees really do bend and you can place them down on the plate properly. This is a neat little attention to detail the OYO figures have that makes them unique.
Next, here's the attention of detail to Brees.
The little birthmark is on his face and the captain logo and SB logo on his jersey, this is neat.
The name plate that came with mini Brees is numbered, as the SB versions are special edition and the box clearly says "Sequentially Numbered Limited Edition". I checked on Ebay and there is a ton of them for various SB's, most of them are quarterbacks and they run for decent prices. I only paid 15 dollars for mine. Among them, I did see a Peyton Manning one, 4 of Tom Brady, 2 of Roger Staubach, John Riggins, Aaron Rodgers, Joe Flacco, 2 of Eli Manning and several for the NY Giants (both recent SB's) and several again for Seattle, New England and Denver who had won the recent SB's. These are all commemorative with SB 50, so the recent Atlanta/New England SB figures are excluding from this lineup and come in a different style box.
Last thing to show off is the helmets, these look gorgeous even though they are tiny.
The logos are perfectly done on the helmets and are quite articulate. The stripe don't go all the way down to the back of the helmet, but that's not a big deal.
I personally think these little figures are amazing and plan to buy more and start collecting them for fun. If you check the link to their website, they have figures for all 32 teams and even in other sports. Baseball figures seem to be a really big deal for collectors and you can get one made of yourself.
For me, the "NFL Legends" are what I think I'm going to be collecting in the future rather than buying players individually from teams. The NFL Legends page has several fan favorites and Hall of Famers who were memorable and many of them come with the old throwback style jerseys and helmets (the old 80's era Giants helmet looks good on Lawrence Taylor).
There are various on this page that I would love to own and will probably expand my collection starting with Legend players.
For anyone who came across these figures and was maybe interested in them before, I hope my review here sold you on them. They're very cool! Go ahead and buy them! As for the SB ones, if you want them, they're limited edition so buy them while they're available and hold onto them.