Welcome back to the Shameless 1980’s Nostalgia Tournament. The premise is simple. We pit two awesome things from the 80’s against each other and our expert panel of Nostalgia Profiteers decide which awesome thing is more awesome.
First Round Matchup #3 –
The Pogo Ball
This matchup is a bloodbath. Max Headroom wins in a landslide. The Pogo Ball is one of the all-time rip off toys. Even as a kid I understood there was some level of exaggeration with commercials but what the Pogo Ball commercials did was outright fraud. Bouncing on a Pogo Ball sucked. The thing was way more hard plastic than bouncy rubber. You could get about two inches of air MAX. The kids on the commercial are doing tricks and shit. Not possible in real life. Now Max Headroom, on the other hand, I still have no clue what’s going here. Who is he? Why is he selling me New Coke? All I know is Max Headroom was featured prominently in the 80’s Cafe in Back to the Future 2 so that’s like instant 80’s Hall of Fame cred right there.
Winner – Max Headroom