Pogs - French, circa 1995 Object Reg. No: SH 990199

Alternative Name(s): Tazos

Used: circa 1995

Purchased by Gwenda Davey at a New Orleans Flea Market (French Quarter), October, 1995. Donated by Gwenda Davey, 1996.

This object is part of the Australian Children's Folklore Collection. The ACFC is unique in Australia, documenting contemporary children's folklore across Australia and in other countries, reaching back to the 1870s. The Collection has a strong component of research material relating to Victoria.
The game of POG was created in the early 1930s by children in Hawaii. They used the cardboard tops from flavoured drinks and made up a game with them. They called the game POG, after the flavours of the drink - Pineapple, Orange and Guava, and the playing pieces became Pogs. Around the mid-1990s, Pogs were used by the makers of toys, food and drink as a marketing tool directed at children. In Australia, the US snack food company Frito-Lay produced multiple series of Pogs with popular cartoon characters on them, and called them 'Tazos'. They became collectibles for adults as well as children. Australian children play the game, but they usually do not know these objects as Pogs, but as Tazos. These Pogs are examples of the kind available in the USA, and are not common in Australia, although similar patterns and types of images can be obtained here
41 round cardboard discs with colourful pictures on each. Most have plain white cardboard back. Acknowledgement: Australian Children's Folklore Collection, Museum Victoria.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Dr June Factor, 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 2.00 cm (Height), 12.00 cm (Width), 13.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: children s folklore, children s play, food technology, games, marketing, recreation, making history - australian childrens folklore
Themes this item is part of: Australian Children's Folklore Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: GAMES & TOYS
Secondary Classification: Action Toys
Tertiary Classification: strategy
Place & Date Used: United States of America, by 1995

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