The Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a big event in May! OYO is ready with a new 2019 lineup of minifigure and construction sets for fans! This is the 103rd running of the most famous race in all of Auto Racing.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the world’s largest spectator sport stadium/facility, with over 250,000 permanent seats, and room for more who will be standing to watch this great race. Did you know it is nicknamed the “Brickyard” because in 1909, 3.2 million street paving bricks comprised the track? Now, the asphalt track allows one yard of exposed brick as the starting and finish line of this famous racetrack.
The first Indy 500 was run in 1911 and run by Ray Harroun at an average speed of 74.06 MPH. When Mario Andretti won in 1969, his average speed was 156.87 MPH, and in 2018, Will Power won and the average speed of the race was 166.94 MPH.
OYO has produced IndyCar minifigures since 2017, thanks to our partnership with Legends and shop.ims.com
The 2019 lineup introduces Mario Andretti, the Legend, to celebrate his 50th Anniversary of his 1969 triumphant win! Please see our article just about Mario on OYOCollector.com for more information about his series of OYOs.
Exciting new minifigures in their 2019 firesuits return for Pippa Mann, (always a top OYO seller), legend Fernando Alonso, Will Power, Tony Kanaan, Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden!
Our first racing mascot in the collection is of Firehawk, the Firestone Tire mascot. Firestone will supply over 5000 tires for the Indy 500 race alone, and over 26,000 tires for the IndyCar season as part of it’s sponsorship. We are excited to team with Firestone and IndyCar for this unique minifigure, which includes an OYO first – our first printed Firestone tire! A season race car tires will cost a team almost a quarter of a million dollars, so Firehawk is an important figure in racing!
Our first IndyCar play set debuts this month as well. Our new Pocket Racer is a fun to build race car that is similar in size to a Hot Wheels car. This inexpensive set also comes with a special “Winged Wheels and Flags” logo’d driver minifigure. Both for $12.99 MSRP!
We have produced our first IndyCar checklist of minifigures and construction toys, and it is linked here. This checklist shows you every minifigure and set made, along with those that have been retired from production. The retired minifigures also show the rarity level for each of the minifigures made. This is sorted alphabetically by driver.
2019 new additions: