If you’re no stranger to LEGO-compatible collectible minifigures, then it’s most likely that you have come across the name and brand, OYO Sports. Similar to LEGO CMFs, OYO Sports, as the name suggests, produces LEGO compatible minifigs that showcases the most famous names in sports. The appeal behind the OYO brand lies in their extensive and exclusive tie-ups with major sports leagues such as the Major League Baseball. And one particular name that has gradually risen to the top of the ranks to earn his own commemorative OYO minifigure is Los Angeles Angels’ Japanese superstar, Shohei Ohtani. Though recent news about his elbow injury has left many fans of the sport in a state of disbelief, we sincerely hope that he will recover soon as fans will surely wait for his return to the ball field.
Not only does the recently released online LEGO US Catalog 2H 2018 teased on two upcoming LEGO BrickHeadz sets, but it seems that we’ll be seeing the next Collectible Minifigure Series sooner than expected. We’re still swooning with delight on LEGO’s party-themed, commemorative 40th Anniversary CMF Series 18 (71021) minifigs, and it looks like we’re about to get another wave roughly two months from now.
This piece of news have been floating around for quite some time, but I’m a bit surprised that it has not been receiving much attention as compared to other LEGO Star Wars collectible minifigs before, such as from The Last Jedi’s DJ (40298) minifigure, and Rogue One’s Scarif Stormtrooper (40176) and R3-M2 (40268).
In case you missed out on the opportunity of having the redeemed Sith Lord in a solo, minifigure form, then you’ll be glad to know that he’s back for the taking at shop.LEGO.com. After a brief stint last month, LEGO is throwing in once more the LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Pod (5005376) as a gift-with-purchase set for a qualifying purchase of any LEGO Star Wars sets $60 and above.
This Friday, finally this Friday, Solo: A Star Wars Story will arrive in cinemas and then people can see for themselves whether or not this franchise spinoff, described as a “space western”, was well-put together despite its production history of directorial changes and similar troubles.