Toys of the Eighties, Pogo Ball
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The theme went something like "Pogo ball is what'cha call it when you're rockin' and a rollin' everywhere..." This was an inflatable ball with a platform to stand on while hopping that was attached to the ball. If you were really good, you could go down small sets of stairs, spin, flip the pogo ball and jump rope while on the pogo ball.
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Sascha - April 12, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember this thing! The theme music was a little different though. It went, 'You go, I go, pogo! You go, I go pogo ball!' The Pogo ball was hard to master though, cause I thought it came with straps to keep you in place while you jumped, but this thing was about pure skill. Handy little item during the 80s.
jenna - May 05, 2007 - Report this comment
This thing was awesome. I keep wishing I still had one. I rocked this thing pretty hard.
Kittycalbard - May 22, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a green one with yellow disc, it was cool! I could hold on just fine by squeezing my feet against the top ball, but often landed wrong so the disc slammed into the ground and threw me off -- good thing I couldn't strap myself on, because I probably would've landed on my face... lol
babybrite - June 21, 2007 - Report this comment
I had one back in the 80's too. i had the pink one. I played with mine so much it broke after a year and my dad wouldn't buy me another one. =( I am going to buy one to reminisce and get back in shape.
80's Child - July 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Mine was white with a hot pink ball and a hot pink checker pattern on the disc, I used to stand on the 3rd or 4th stair (from the bottom) and hop down to the floor, awesome! I think I have seen these again at toy stores...
Erica - July 16, 2007 - Report this comment
I had one of these too! Actually two! They were the greatest thing. I also would stand at the top of the stairs and hop my way down. I look back now and think what the heck was I thinking!
Kristy - July 19, 2007 - Report this comment
I was just telling my kids about the pogo ball bec ase they are watching Emily Elizabeth on Clifford hop on a pogo stick and I told them that I used to have a pogo ball. They were like What's that?! So when I couldn't describe it I came here looking for a picture to show them. Mine was a neon greem ball with a purple disc. I was the master!!!! LOL prolly not, but I like to remember it that way =D
Nydia - September 14, 2007 - Report this comment
I also had the one with the purple disc and green ball!!! My sister gave it to me as a x-mas gift. I loved my pogo ball!
Richard - September 25, 2007 - Report this comment
I was in the original network commercial for the smaller version of pogo ball called little ball. Does anyone have remember that and if so know where I can get a copy of the commercial.
Hannah - October 09, 2007 - Report this comment
There making them again. I saw them in Target this summer. I so wanted to take it off the shelf and start hopping around but it was deflated.
Kate - October 31, 2007 - Report this comment
Thank you so much! i just spent the last hour searching around the internet trying to find out what these were called. Mine was lime green.
EmilyJ - December 03, 2007 - Report this comment
My big brother had one. It was a red ball with yellow disc. I remember finally figuring out how to do it. I later graduated to a real pogo stick. Without the ball.... I don't know where I would've ended up. Prolly a mini trampoline or some lame crap....
mariesha - December 31, 2007 - Report this comment
yay i remember i had a red and black one. i think the disc was red and the ball was black. Cant remember...but i was so good at it. It was 1986 or 1987 i was in first grade. lol! mine busted i think..so i went back to jumping on the pogo stick that my older sibling from the 70's had played with.
Lauren Ackerman - January 18, 2008 - Report this comment
YAY!! Pogoball!! The summer after 4th grade I Pogoballed from my house in the Philly Suburbs to the Jersey Shore!!! It was so fun, took 3 days!!
Mel - January 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh god oh god oh god. These things were the bomb!! I think mine was green and pink (yuk!), but I was the MASTER of the POGO!!! Maybe we should start a fan club??? Anywone??
Elisabeth - January 31, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG Hello flashbacks!! I LOVED this thing, i remember the day i got it at toys R us.. best day ever. I bet mine is still in the basement somewhere half deflated.. i think im gonna get it blown up and bounce around my backyard!! Im totally in for a fan club.
Isaac XV - February 26, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the purple one with geen ball o_O ... I remember bouncing all over up the stairs down the street on the bed from the bed to the floor... it did break after a while but it was ton's of fun. Memories, Memories.
ANDREW BILLOUSKIOARIO - March 13, 2008 - Report this comment
im 16 they make one still i have it and i can jump from cement walls to other ones now cause they altured the shap of the disc, its more like a rectangle shape now, so you can jump to stall and grind and flip it easier.HI MOMY:)
girly - August 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to love playing on my brothers pogo ball when I was younger... Until I fell off it and since I was so short it shot straight up (if you get my drift). Ahh a night in the hospital wouldnt be complete without a catheter. What a memory!
Jennifer - September 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I just spend a few days trying to figure out how to Google this... but alas my sister came through with the answer after I had to send a blast text to all the 80s kids asking them what the name was. This thing was AWESOME! Must get one for myself, I must say it has to be more fun than a Bosu ball... disappointing spinoff making too much money! I'd rather get the exercise without calling it "exercise" :).
zebedee - November 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I had one with a red ball and yellow disk. It was great. I bounced about soooo much I had blisters on the inside of my feet. Nice eh!! >:x
Betty J Pruitt - November 29, 2008 - Report this comment
I had an Pogo Ball Blaster,in the 80's I LOVEd IT!! Wish I still had it. and would love to have another one!!
Judd Nelsons Nostrils - December 01, 2008 - Report this comment
The should bring it back and rename it "The Anklebreaker" or "new from Wham-o...The Crippler!"
Jessica - December 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I was just reminiscing with my best friends and was singing her the theme song, "Pogo ball is what they call it!" I also had the green ball/purple disc pogo ball. I LOVED that thing! I would jump rope with it all the time! I am feeling so nastalgic that I think I'm going to buy my cousins one for Christmas... :)
Cindy - December 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a grey one with a black disk. It was awsome. It took a while to get the hang of it but when I did, I would bop on that thing till my feet and ankles would be sore. And even then I would still be boppin. It was like crack! Loved it!
Mel - December 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I honestly cannot remember what color mine was now because everyone in my neighborhood had one so they all jumble together in my mind! I remember jumping on it and trying to jump really high...which usually resulted in getting blisters on the insides of my feet!
sarah - December 30, 2008 - Report this comment
i remember in 4th grade saving my money and buying a pogo ball my was lime green and white and bright pink squares.i remember bouncing all the neighborhood me my girlfriends.we loved it.my finaly gave out.i looked for years and i finally found a pogo ball years latter.i hope make a comeback one my favorite toys.
SHERRY - December 31, 2008 - Report this comment
I got one the Christmas of '88. I used to hop around on it in my basement listening to Madonna and Michael Jackson. I was 11.
gemmi280 - January 20, 2009 - Report this comment
oh yes, i had the neon green ball with a hot pink platform...my best friend had one and i wanted one so bad, she(her parents) bought me one for christmas when i was 8(1988)...best toy i ever had, spent a few years bouncing around everywhere on that thing! i'm down for the pogo ball club!
DenaLeigh - January 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh Man! I Loved this thing! Mine got run over in the driveway...my father owned a moving company & the big truck got it! I am on the hunt for one for myself for exercise though right now! I have gotten so bored with the gym, the treadmill, etc... I have been getting really creative with movement to burn calories & having so much fun doing it! Wii is great too, the new DDR is good.When I look for this thing I can't remember what the brand name was... was it POGO Ball? I want to get the original...Have fun everyone!!!
Julie - February 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I LOVED my Pogo Ball! It was a hot pink ball with a white base and I would pogo for hours at a time! I could jump rope, pogo down the porch steps, even pogo all around the block! Man I wish I still had it, would be great exercise!
Jadedoz - February 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I had one of these, mine was hot pink and black. I found it to be an impossible toy to use!
Rosebee - February 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved pogo-ball! Mine was a neon pink disc/blue ball. I recieved mine as a gift from my folks for getting promoted to the 4th grade. I would love to have one again.
Bouncing Back - March 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Found them on the web at BeBodySmart. getting them for my kids, and then I supose I'll have to show them how to use it. Cant wait.
SkySquared - April 02, 2009 - Report this comment
My Mom's company did the commercials for pogo ball! I remember the set and everything. I got 3 free pogo balls. I remember the theme song "pogo ball is what you call it when you're hopping and bopping in the air. So get on a pogo and get on the ball. Pogo is the thing to do". SWEET MEMORIES!!!!
katys5 - April 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember this kid from grade school named Vik Duggal who beat everyone at this. Are the bringing this back?
freedustbunnies - May 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I have an original Pogo Ball just like the one pictured on this site. Any offers?
chrisk33 - July 04, 2009 - Report this comment
i used to hold one with my feet and one with my hands and do cartwheels, almost got to where i could do it while doing a hand stand but wasnt strong enough then, but now to old to try .... good times though
Rich79 - July 13, 2009 - Report this comment
My sister got one of these for her birthday back in the late 80's but she hardly ever got to use it because I'd pinch it and spend hours hopping around the garden! much more fun than an actual pogo stick. Great memories.
JUSTIN HELL - August 01, 2009 - Report this comment
My best friend & I loved ours. He actually still loved it even after he fell face first on concrete and broke half of his front tooth off! They were that addictive.
Mandy - November 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved the Pogoball. Mine was a yellow ball with a purple disc. In fact, I still have mine in my closet! lol It just needs a lot of air since its been sitting there for so long.
Big man - November 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Either they don't know, don't show, or just don't care about whats going on in the hood..........Man I gotta go........Doe.....You still got one brother left.....
Diana - November 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I got mine for a birthday present like 7 or 8 years old, now my own daughter is going to be 9 and i knew she needed to have the great toys of my past, the toys now will never compare to the ones we had at our childrens age!!!!!!
Summer - November 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Me and my 13 year old son was just talking about this. I had one when I was 10 years old. The song went, "Pogo Ball is what they call it. It's my favorite way to have a ball".
Rachel - December 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh my gosh I didnt play with it in the 80s but when I was little I used to play with it all the time people think Im stuck in the past cause the toy was made in the 80s and im only 13! =] lol
Chaneil - December 23, 2009 - Report this comment
POGO-BALL ROCKS!!! Along with the "Roller-Racer" and "Skip-it", makes me feel like putting in a side pony-tail and tie my t-shirt in a knot on my left hip, with my Leg Warmers, KEDS and Stirrups
Me - December 25, 2009 - Report this comment
My sister had one. We never figured out how to do it.
SLiP - January 20, 2010 - Report this comment
This site sells Pogo Balls. I thought you might like to know for people interested in reviving their '80s memories. BeBodySmart .com
Janet - February 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I had a Pogo Ball back in the 80's. I loved it! Mine was a pink disc/blue ball. All of my friends took theirs to school and we'd Pogo at lunch time! My cousin fell off of his and broke his arm. I don't think he ever got back on it! Wow! What memories!!
amy - April 03, 2010 - Report this comment
i found pogo balls last year and HAD to pick up 2 for my kids to try out.. a year later they're still trying to get the hang of it... they were the best toy ever
Chelsea McCain - April 20, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG! I swear we had one of these things, and it was called a Bop Ball. No matter. I found it, and there is proof it exists. Lol!
kkk - July 16, 2010 - Report this comment
i broke my nose on one a kid flid it in air and hit my nose
jbizzle - October 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Just did the pogo ball dance move at a club in santa barbara. Ladies fell in love. Dudes wanted to be me. Pogo ball has once again changed my life.
Michelle - October 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I used mine so much that I got blisters on the inside of my ankles, but I didnt care because they were so much fun! My 11 year old wants one now....I wonder if I could still do it....haha, might just have to find out!
D - December 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I had two of them. I think one was red base and black ball and the other was a green ball and pink disc. I want one now! I use to jump double dutch with it. I also use to take it to school and play with it during recess.Those were the days!!!
Nena - December 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Just watching Big and they are jumping on pogo balls and neither my husband or the 9 year old know what I'm talking about so I had to google it to show them
cindy - December 29, 2010 - Report this comment
pogo balls were a blast and fun to play on and it put you in shape everyone had to get it
Jessica - March 05, 2011 - Report this comment
My all time favorite present for christmas, ever!! I bounced around the house non-stop for 4 days. Then I landed on a thumb tac. :(
mel - March 21, 2011 - Report this comment
I was playing on an old po go stick today an remembered the po go ball it has been 20 some years since I have even thought about it. Funny how things so fun fade.
Jason - April 09, 2011 - Report this comment
The pogo ball was great i had a black and gray one of the tricks was to spin it like a top when you jumped off than jump back on it dont think i could do that anymore but it be fun to try
brad - April 20, 2011 - Report this comment
im from the uk,this toy wasnt called a 'pogo ball' in the uk,can anyone tell me what it was called?thanks
Tammi Comeau - April 24, 2011 - Report this comment
i remamber taken mune to school and when i was waiting in the bus line up to go home id be playomg with it lol. then when we walked to the bus id bounce it off my knee as i walked aha, i dont know what make me think of them tonight but boy i wich they would com out with them again my kids would love it i think. i know i did :)
Karen - June 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I used to have one a long time ago. It was blue with a silvery grey disc. I loved it!! Then my brother busted it! I've been wanting one again ever since! I saw some at the EX on saturday and hope I can find somewhere that sells them so I can buy one!! And maybe a couple for my niece and nephew too!
suzzie - July 03, 2011 - Report this comment
THE ORIGINAL concept was logo ball. in 1982or 3. i did the commercial for it/
Mike - July 25, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh my, the fun I had with this. For the life of me, I cannot remember the colors because I had probably 4 of them over a few years. I,too, remember taking mine to school to play with at recess. All the kids were jealous and I remember I was the "cool" kid for having one. HAHA. That was my 15 minutes of fame, I guess. I do remember bouncing to and from school on it a few times, had to leave extra early in the morning to do so of course. LOL I have nothing but love for this invention and looking at some pictures it takes me back to when life was beautiful and care-free.
Jorjia - October 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I had one too it was at my Grandparents. I would have it on my feet all day and hop all over the house and outside with it.
Nicole Anderson - November 21, 2011 - Report this comment
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SarahinTO - March 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I had a Pogo Ball, broke my arm, then had a Pogo Ball no more.
Jen - May 27, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved my pogo ball. All my friends and I would take them to school with us and play with them at recess. I wish they would make them again!!
Tash - November 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Can anyone remember it being called a Trimble??? I am convinced it was but cannot find anything on the search I am currently in a debate about this please help :)
Shann - December 04, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG I had BLACK AND GRAY ONE. THE BEST TOY I EVER OWNED I MEAN THIS BEAT THE BARBIES DREAM HOUSE. I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO FIND THE ORIGINAL ONE AND BUY IT. WE NEED MORE TOYS LIKE THIS INSTEAD OF THESE VIDEO GAMES, HENCE ON WHY THE KIDS THESE DAYS ARE OVER WEIGHT...
Kerrie smith - December 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Want one so bad
heather - January 12, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved my pogo ball it was green with a purple disk.. me and my friends played for hours on them till I fell off mine at lunch recessand broke my arm in 7 places and dislocated my wrist... but those were the day when kids played outside and we didn't need all these electronics like the kids now..
Shannon - July 29, 2013 - Report this comment
I think they should bring the pogo ball back!!!! it was the best toy i ever had....

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