OYO: Acton Company Doing Big Business Making Little Plastic People
Thursday July 31, 2014
ACTON (CBS) – In a nondescript brick building on Main Street in Acton, there’s a factory making people.
The walls are covered with towering tubs of torsos.
There’s nothing sinister here. They’re little plastic people called OYOs.
“We are producing lots of little dudes” says OYO marketing director Mike Ewing.
The “dudes” are like LEGOs, only with star athlete names and movable arms.
They’re the brain children of OYO founder Tom Skripps. He used to design medical devices. Then at a Red Sox game with his son, he got an idea.
“Fourth inning of the game, he’s done. He loves LEGOs. He wants to buy a toy and there are no toys to buy and I say ‘I have to make LEGO mini figures for sports.”
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