Thursday, February 8, 2007

Friday Flashback

Pogs

Why and how these caught on, I have NO idea but I had some. These little round cardboard disks are called POGS. Where I grew up they sold them at the local movie rental place, Mavericks. My sisters and I had TONS of them we traded them and won them from each other and friends. If I remember correctly you make a small stack and take turns hitting the stack with a "slammer." Whichever ones flipped over you won and got to keep. The slammers were the same circle shape, just a little thicker and heavier, and made out of some metal or plastic. The POGS were kept in a long cylindrical case with a screw on top. I remember having a lime green one. they were all the rage... but quickly fizzled out.

Did You have any POGS? Did your kids?

11 comments:

  1. hell yeah! pogs were fun! i love those things! and mavericks! that place was awsome! .. haha we could NEVER turn a video in on time! haha

    i like reading your frieday flashbacks..makes me remember shit too..

    swany

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  2. I had forgotten all about those. Yesss my kids had them :)

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  3. I totally had POGS!! They were huge when I was a kid. Thanks for bringing back such good memories!!

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  4. I liked lining them with razors and flipping them at people like they were Chinese throwing stars!

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  5. They were awesome weren't they!!? I love bringing up old memories too!

    .... Um I don't know about the whole razor blade thing :-/ but uhhh whatever floats your boat.

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  6. Regrettably, I remember pogs. They came on top of a milk bottle. That's a glass thing that they used to fill up with milk and deliver to your door. Sigh.

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  7. this is cool ERIKA! ive never looked at these things/blogs before! but POGS! score! um. i def. remember having a pog holder that was a spaceship. lol. it was white and i put nasa stickers on it. that was cool shit.

    love you sissy!! lisa

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  8. I'd forgotten about pogs... and slammers... oh the good 'old' days!!

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  9. I don't know about the milk bottle thing, but I remember when pogs made a come-back about 15 years ago. I have a faint memory of stealing them...

    Nice blog!

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  10. I remember pogs. My cousin Katelyn had a collection of them and gave me some. We used to hang out at the outer banks every year and actually I think thats were she gave me the pogs.

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