About OYO SportstoysOYO is a new company, so please support its growth through participation in sales, having fun, and encouraging others to do the same! Founded and operating in Acton, Massachusetts, USA. Please join us on Facebook
What does OYO stand for?Its an OYO face! Two eyes, a nose, and a smile! Its easy to remember and easy to say for any age.
The Story of OYOIt all started at the ballpark. Shortly after building an elaborate starship from a popular building-block brand, a father took his son to Fenway Park to take in a Red Sox game. Taking in the sights and sounds of the park, a true New England rite of passage, the duo would begin to explore the confines of the park in search of more mini-figures for the seven-year-old’s starship and beyond. As their searches went without results, an idea was born: Creating mini-figures of athletes that kids could play baseball with.
Developing figures with rotating forearms, bending knees, and complete with the equipment of a true ballplayer — a ball, bat, and glove — the dynamics of the project were born. After many late nights of extensive patent work and distribution strategies, OYO obtained licenses with Major League Baseball and the MLB Player’s Association as its first professional sport.
But an OYO goes beyond a figure capable of poses previously impossible for building-block mini-figures. The OYO packaging was intricately designed to be able to fit in a kid’s pocket while looking like both a toy and 3-D baseball card. Following many colors, concepts, and logos, the final OYO package was complete and the rest is history in the making!
Who is behind OYO?Tom Skripps - President/CEO
Martin Hanssman - Operations Manager
Chris Jehle - VP of Sales and Business Development
Lindsay Rosenbaum - Customer Service
Perri Mertens - Marketing Manager
Steve Bennett - Senior Designer