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Oxydol "Pogo" Plastic Mugs (1969)



Oxydol "Pogo" Plastic Mugs (1969)

There were 6 plastic mugs in this series:  Albert Alligator, Beauregard Hound, Churchy LaFemme, Howland Owl, Pogo Possum, Porky Pine.

In 1969, Procter & Gamble released this series of "Pogo" plastic mugs to coincide with the series of "Pogo" vinyl figures, packaged with their various soap products, including Oxydol.  The figures and mugs featured the same characters.  The plastic mugs were particularly well-made, with brightly painted character illustrations on bright color mugs.  These mugs had to get a lot of use before they started to show wear.

An interesting thing about the Oxydol figures:  Walt Kelly (creator of "Pogo") hated the original sculpts of the figures so much that he designed the ones that saw release.  The figures are actually pretty good likenesses to the characters.

Howland Owl

Howland Owl