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The Pogo Ball: the Best Toy from the 80's

Updated on November 16, 2014

A Blast from this Past with this Favorite 80's Toy

Do you remember growing up in the 80's with the Pogo Ball and other awesome toys? They were all fun, but by far my favorite was the Pogo Ball. I used it for years until it broke, which was a sad, sad day and I remember my sister and I constantly fighting over whose turn it was to go hopping. I look back now and wonder why my parents didn't buy us two. Anyway...

It was so fun to go hopping down the street, or to pull it out at recess for a bit of hopping. Up the stairs, down the stairs, nothing was an obstacle. And I'm sure that parents loved it too, because it was some serious exercise. No wonder I was in such good shape and such a skinny kid, despite eating so much junk food. So many wicked colors and styles to choose from too. And affordable too. Do you think it will make a comeback? I hope so. Nothing would make me happier than to see the kids on my street go hopping on by. Maybe they'd let me try it out, but I'm not sure I could do it in style these days like I used to back then.

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My favorite Memory with this awesome toy

At my elementary school, there was this steep hill on the edge of the school-yard. In winter, we used to bring our flying saucers and go sledding down in (I'm from Canada), but in the summer-time, it was extreme action time. All the kids would hop to school on their ball from home and then at recess and lunch, we'd go over to the hill and hop on down. The challenge was actually making it all the way down the hill on your feet. The odds were perhaps 50/50. But, when you did it, the rush was exhilarating!

Where oh where can I get one of these sweeeeeet toys?

Here's what the reviewers from Amazon say:

"I am 50 years old and I love the pogoball. When my daughter was about 12, she and I would pogoball around the block!!! Well, I do it now. The pogoball is a great source of exercise - low impact, aerobic, great for balance and coordination - and it is a ton of fun! I makes me "Fit to Play."

"My son loves this toy. He jumps all over the house in it. good exercise too!"

"I got my first pogoball in the 80's - bright orange and yellow. I used it for years. Best exercise I ever got."

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    • Angelina Gherna profile image

      Angelina 7 years ago from California

      I had forgot about the pogo ball...very happy to be reminded of it...I need to buy one of these for my niece - so much fun.