OYO Sportstoys

When it comes to tailgating table centerpieces or decorations, the old standby of a bouquet of flowers or some pom poms is trite and overdone. You still want to spruce up your tailgating table but don’t want something lame that everyone else might have. We recently discovered OYO Sportstoys which make a nice alternative to the same old table centerpieces you have seen everywhere.

OYO Sportstoys game

OYOs are licensed collectible minifigures that share the same individual likeness to professional sports players. These mini-figures feature rotating forearms, bending knees and the ability to hold a bat, glove, ball and even a water bottle. As you can see they look strikingly similar to those brand name building block toys that we can’t mention by name. And yes, they look strikingly similar to those brand name toys because they are also compatible with those brand name toys. Take a look at this video they put together in honor of the Broncos vs. the Ravens game that kicked off the 2013 NFL season.

YouTube video

OYO Sportstoys are all officially licensed by the NFL, Major League Baseball and select NCAA universities. They carry the official logos and with the professional leagues, carry the names and likeness of the star players. The folks at OYO contacted us and offered to send us samples of the San Diego Chargers Endzone Set along with a few Houston Texans figures for the Monday Night Football game that capped the first week of the 2013 NFL season.

(Disclaimer: We did receive samples of OYO Sportstoys for free. The fact these samples were provided to us free of charge in no way influenced our opinion of the product nor did it impact our ability to test and review the product fairly and objectively.)

We set up the OYOs on our GoPong 8′ Football Beer Pong Table and made it look like a game. The Chargers set included all the big names you would expect including Phillip Rivers, Ryan Mathews, Antonio Gates and Eric Weddle. The thing I liked the best was that each figure actually looked very similar to the actual players all the way down to the goatee that Eric Weddle has. The attention to detail was phenomenal and with the officially licensed logos on it, these mini-figures are the real deal.

While tailgating that Chargers/Texans Monday Night Football game, we had numerous guests and other folks passing by that commented on how cool and different it was to have building block toys as a centerpiece on our tailgating table. The fact that we had a set up of the two teams that were set to play later on that night made it even better.

After testing out the OYO Sportstoys I am going to definitely say they are “Tailgate Approved”. They are a unique and fun was to spice up your tailgating table and are a definite conversation piece. If you are seeking something that will stand out and is not the same old mason jar full of flowers, OYO Sportstoys are the way to go.

My 5 year old son played his first year of T-ball last spring and he loves baseball. I am definitely going to consider getting him the Los Angeles Angels Field Set for his Christmas gift.

If you want to learn more about OYO Sportstoys, visit: OYOsportstoys.com