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Moustakis dive clipped from copyright 2014 KCStar photo

Major League Baseball has been producing bobbleheads since the 1960 World Series.  Now the Kansas City Royals, the 2014 American League champs, are ushering in a new era for collectors of bobblehead toys.  As reported on the team’s Twitter feed, instead of issuing typical MLB bobbleheads for fans who attend designated game days, they are changing up the bobblehead designs for the 2015 season.  The new figures reflect the personality of the groundbreaking team, which made it to the seventh game of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants last Fall.  Each of four figures will be released at games highlighting players Mike Moustakis, Salvador Perez, Lorenzo Cain, and Yordano Ventura.

The best of these adapts Mike Moustakis’s memorable dive into the stadium from the American League Championships:

June 20 2015 Mike Moustakis bobble head giveaway

This awesomely hilarious pose will be released at the Saturday, June 20, 2015, home game against the Boston Red Sox, and will likely be the most highly sought after edition commanding a premium for collectors on the secondary market.

Lorenzo Cain June 6 2015 boble head giveaway ALDS

Also from the American League championship series is Lorenzo Cain in one of his spectacular dives.  This will also likely be of the highest interest to collectors because of its vertical pose.

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Billy Butler World Series Oyo KC Royals figure 2014   Buster Posey SF Giants World Series Oyo figure 2014

Thanks to the magic of targeted Internet advertising, these Lego-ish figures streamed across the ad banner of borg.com this week and caught our attention.  (You know how we like finding ways to talk about baseball here).  Although they look at first blush like Lego knock-offs, these figures by Oyo Sports are fully licensed by Major League Baseball.  Turns out, according to the Oyo Sports website, they seem to have been inspired by Legos, but attempt to go further by expanding the articulated movement of the standard building block figure.

And you gotta love how they matched up the goatees with the players.

You can buy individual players or team building sets, and not just for the current American League and National League champs.  You can get current players and retired players like Derek Jeter, Don Mattingly, and Bob Feller, or even mascots for pro and college teams, and figures from other sports.  You can buy them on Amazon here.

KC Royals Oyo Gametime set

The playsets for the current World Series teams reminded us of the metal figures some Dungeons & Dragons players use to visualize their role-playing game.  Maybe this could be a new twist on fantasy baseball?

Electric Football

It’s the latest incarnation of sports table top play–remember electric football?

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