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Tazos are disks that were distributed as promotional items with products of Frito-Lay and its subsidiaries around the world. The idea behind Tazos started out similar to Pogs, whereby each Tazo contained a score value, and a game was played to 'win' Tazos from other players.

Tazos have been released in several different formats, ranging from the original circular disks, to octagonal disks, and in later years, to resemble more of a collectible card. In addition to the Japanese Pog Battle game, some Tazo series feature small incisions around the outside, allowing players to fit them together and build objects. The Star Wars series also included additional pieces which allowed players to construct spaceships.

Tazos are commonly made from a plastic base, but some series have been produced from cardboard or aluminium (such as the Australian Yu-Gi-Oh! Metallix series).

Tazos series

Tazos started out with a set of 100 disks featuring the images of Looney Tunes characters and 124 Tiny Toons tazos in 1994. The disks were added to the products of Mexican snacks company Sabritas and were named after the expression taconazo (to kick with the heel) which was a reference to another popular school game in Mexico where children open bottles with their shoes trying to launch the caps the furthest.[1]

Other sets from around the world include:

Countries

Tazos have been released around the world, in bags of potato chips (crisps) and other snacks including Bollycao, Cheese Tris, Cheetos, Cheetos Sorpresa, Chizitos, Doritos, Fandangos, Lay's Potato Chips, Meridian Real Thai Chicken Sabritas, Piqueo Snax, Simba Chips, Smith's Potato Crisps, Thins, Twistees, Uncle Chipps,[4] and Walkers.

Countries that have had Tazo releases include:

See also

References

  1. ^ Julian Morgans (29 April 2019). "Meet the Guy Who Invented Tazos and Gave Meaning to School Lunchtimes". Vice.
  2. ^ "Tazos > Walkers > Monster Munch Series 1". www.milkcapmania.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  3. ^ "Tazos > Walkers > Monster Munch Series 2". www.milkcapmania.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  4. ^ a b c "Cartoon Network inks deal with Frito Lay". 18 December 2001.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2011-11-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ spakatak.com, Warren Sergent /. "spakatak.com International Tazos Guide".
  7. ^ Charubala Annuncio, B R Srikanth (1 March 1999). "Child Is The Father Of Marketing". Outlook. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  8. ^ "The Ultimate Tazo/POG site".