This post will bring back some serious nostalgia for those readers born during a certain era!
Remember those cool cartoony milk caps you used to jack from your friends when they weren’t looking? Well, now they’re making a comeback, all thanks to the success of Pokémon Go.
Compton Technology is trying to birth an A.R. (Artificial Reality) game called POGs: The Mobile Game. Their IndieGoGo campaign has raised over $5,000 so far with a goal of $50,000. The new version of the game allows your POGs to be scanned and instantly uploaded on your public profile to win tournament battles and win collections. The evolution of POGs just might make a comeback, but how did it all begin?
The game of milk caps originated in Maui, Hawaii thanks to Haleakala Dairy in the mid 1920s (this was likely inspired by the Japanese game Menko). Haleakala Dairy sold a fruity drink under the name POG. Years later the drink was discontinued, but they continued making the caps due to the popularity of the game. In the 1990s, the comeback of POGs is credited to a teacher and counselor, Blossom Galbiso, who taught in Oahu. The game was taught as a clever technique to teach fifth grade math and an alternative to rough sports. By 1992, STANPAC, INC was printing millions of milk caps and was making its way to the west coast of the mainland. By 1993, POGs was a worldwide phenomenon!
POGs were the toys being thrown into fast food restaurant orders. They were even used as small promo ad space by corporations like Nintendo. POGs were what a few seconds of an Instagram or YouTube ad space are today. And it’s important to point out that unlike most toys made of plastic, POGs were made of cardboard, posing no threat to the environment!
With the popularity of Bitcoin, A.R. POGs could be the prologue for Bitcoin becoming a norm within the newer generations. After all, POGS have that thrill element of gambling. This factor could subconsciously re-introduce POGs with a warm welcome in today’s market.
Now that you know how POGs became a thing, will POGs be your thing? – Mariela T.
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