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Annoying
01-21-2005, 04:47 PM
What is your favorite pog of all time?

Trip Boy
01-29-2005, 12:26 PM
I have this red and blue one with a frog on it. It's so kick ass!

Endymion
01-29-2005, 12:33 PM
my alf pog

wliethof
01-29-2005, 12:38 PM
wtf is a pog?

Trip Boy
01-29-2005, 12:38 PM
How old are you?? 12?? Fucking dipshit.

wliethof
01-29-2005, 12:42 PM
I'm 19 thank you very much. and English still isn't my first language. I'm good at it, but I don't know all the lame slang words.

Trip Boy
01-29-2005, 12:43 PM
Pogs, milkcaps, whatever they're called, my spellchecker doesn't understand them. Neither do I, for that matter. All I know is, today I spent this week's allowance and more on a set of 19 Pogs (and 10 Slammers, which is 9 Slammers too many).
Time to enlighten those who aren't familiar with this recently revamped fad: Pogs and Slammers, as it is most commonly known, is a game similar in theory to marbles. A "Pog" is a thin, round, cardboard disk, about the size of a half-dollar. The "Slammer" is the same diameter as the Pogs, usually, but heavier. Pogs have designs on one side, Slammers sometimes on both sides. In the regular version of the game, all players bet a number of their Pogs, and these are stacked together, face-down. The players take turns throwing their Slammers at the pile, and whichever Pogs land face-up are won by that player. Like marbles, one can play for fun or for keeps.
This may sound like a completely mindless and inane activity, and it is. Or, it would be, if it wasn't for the seemingly infinite supply of Pogs for sale, each one with a different design. Of course, there is an equally infinite supply of different Pog manufacturers, each with several different collections, and of course each one is a collectors' series. The name, "Pog," is the official name of the game, according to the World Pog Federation (yes, it really exists). The packages of official, licensed Pogs warn the buyer to "Beware of Imitations!". So far, my imitation Pogs haven't caused me any problems, but I'll be sure to report them to the WPF if they malfunction.
On my Pog-buying excursion today, I went to Earthtones, which has a comic-book and Pog store in the back. Their selection of Pogs and Slammers was admirable. There were metal Slammers, heavy enough to seriously injure someone. In fact, there were a few with teeth, like miniature table saw blades. Almost all of them had bizarre pictures; mostly skulls and mushroom clouds and the like. Some had holograms, some had engraved designs, some had stickers. In keeping with current events, there was one with OJ Simpson's mug shot on each side, one side that said "Guilty?" and one with "Not Guilty?". The Pogs had similar designs, but some were different shapes (the shape sort of followed the picture). In addition to Earthtones, I also went to Toys-R-Us and Kaybee, both of which had assortments with slightly less apocalyptic undertones. The Spec's in South Miami used to sell them as well, and some of the ones they sold could be redeemed for T-shirts and other stuff. Sort of like Bazooka bubble gum wrappers.
The toy industry certainly has stumbled onto a miraculous scheme here: Pogs and Slammers appear to have the widespread and rather mysterious appeal and collectibility of baseball cards, with the added advantage of being gamepieces. The game involves gambling, always an attraction. There is no limit to the variations on design. The physical characteristics of the pieces allow them to form a crucial balance: they are convenient and durable, yet not too durable-they need replacement often enough. Although the game itself is insipid, from the toymakers' side of things, Pogs and Slammers is a brilliant concept.

wliethof
01-29-2005, 12:45 PM
I see. we call them flippos

Endymion
01-29-2005, 12:56 PM
...this recently revamped fad...
since when? maybe in the land down under retards started to look under their beds, but no where else that i know of.

Trip Boy
01-29-2005, 01:04 PM
Just because your dick is small doesn't mean you have to take it out on us!

wliethof
01-29-2005, 01:06 PM
we get all kinds of lame things nowadays. football flippos, ones you can spin around, ones that you can roll over the floor... it's too lame for words really.

Trip Boy
01-29-2005, 01:11 PM
The sky's remind us that the past is real ok?

Talman
01-29-2005, 03:57 PM
My favourite was the shuny flossing pog.
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Trip Boy
01-29-2005, 03:58 PM
^ I had a few of those.

Noodles is gay
01-29-2005, 04:10 PM
wow - i loved pogs!

Some series 2:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/elektra9/pog1.jpg

And my favourite ones (all series one, curiously):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/elektra9/pog2.jpg

I especially like the one in the bottom left corner - don't ask me why; i have no idea. :cool:


Yup; i still have them all