Nationals players debut in miniature form

The Jayson Werth toy is not a Lego, but an OYO. His arms and knees bend, making it easier to make a catch.
Both the Nationals and the MLB have released logos for the toys.
Werth is in good company with 10 other Nats players featured in toy form. (Courtesy of OYO Sports Toys)

WASHINGTON – Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth has been immortalized in minature form, but with less of a beard on his tiny plastic doppelganger.

“Goatee mode here, but better than nothing,” jokes Jayson Werth’s Beard on Facebook.

The Twitter handle, @JWerthsBeard is devoted to the star’s facial hair monitors everything Werth.

And, Werth is not the only National making a tiny debut. Stephen Strasburg also has a toy made in his likeness.

His toy is selling on eBay for $11.95. Werth’s is selling for $12.95.

Teammates John Lannan, Jordan Zimmermann, Michael Morse, Adam LaRoche, Bryce Harper, Gio Gonzalez, Ryan Zimmerman and Wilson Ramos also have mini-mes.

They are for sale on eBay and in multiple locations.

The toy maker, Oyo Toys, is based in Massachusetts.

OYO says its minifigures are licensed by the MLB and MLBPA.

Unlike Legos, OYO says its figurines have rotating forearms and bending knees, that gives them the ability to hold a bat, a ball, or a glove.

WTOP’s Carolyn Bick contributed to this report. Follow WTOP on Twitter.

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