by Eddie Winkle (NWM Staff Writer)
POGs were a 90s fad that soared and crashed 12 seconds later. If the name eludes you (which it should), it refers to those little discs that originally came under caps of a 1971 brand of juice called POG (made from Passion fruit Orange and Guava). 20 years later, someone then had the bright idea of slapping graphics on these discs, and creating a game. Sorta like a cross between marbles, tiddlywinks and sticker collecting. At first the POGs had simple designs. That was until the brands got a hold of them, and well the rest is forgotten history. While there are probably countless other examples, these are my 6 that are truly Pog-tastic.
- Man-Thing (Marvel Comics character)
- Sonic The Hedgehog
- 7 Eleven
- Deep Space 9 (Star Trek)
- O.J. Simpson Trial