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Jabba the Hutt POG Slammers by Canada Games

August 1, 2010

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For the uninitiated, the game of POGs was a short-lived fad in 1990s. Essentially you have a bunch of cardboard disks called POGs that you hit with a heavier disk called a slammer, with the goal of turning as many of the POGs face-up as possible. It was VERY popular for a little while and then basically disappeared. There were apparently whole stores that specialized in POGs and related products, and there was even a pilot for a POG-themed cartoon show produced. I was a little too old to be interested at the time, so I never had any of these, but they made them for just about every popular property, including Star Wars.

These are some of the slammers that you would have used to hit the POGs with. They’re made of thick plastic and have a sort of iridescent quality that is difficult to photograph. If you turn them in the light, the shiny flecks sparkle.  It’s hard to describe but it’s actually pretty cool. They made several colors of each slammer, so in addition to the blue and orange ones here, I know there is a red one and probably a green one. too. I need to see if I can track down some of the Star Wars POGs as well.

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  1. Carla permalink
    June 17, 2011 2:00 pm

    I have a bunch of the slammers and the pogs from the Star Wars set…I never played with them though.

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