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  ‘PAC-MAN’ TURNS 40 YEARS OLD!
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05/22/2020
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Numskull Designs celebrates 40th anniversary with the launch of limited-edition PAC-MAN Quarter Arcades and a range of officially licensed 40th celebratory exclusives

 

One of the most iconic video games of all time has hit a major milestone. Arriving and revolutionising the gaming scene in 1980 PAC-MAN is celebrating its 40th anniversary yes the favourite yellow character has been in the maze for 40 years running away from ghosts and gobbling up power pellets and he’s not done yet.

 

To celebrate this momentous occasion, Numskull Designs has teamed up with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment to introduce a whole host of PAC-MAN exclusives to ensure this gaming legend keeps on gobbling and entertaining fans, old and new, everywhere.

 

EXTREMELY LIMITED EDITION: PAC-MAN 40th Anniversary Quarter Arcades

signed by the original creator of PAC-MAN, Toru Iwatani

 

First up and guaranteed to whip die-hard PAC-MAN fans into a nostalgic gaming frenzy, is a very special limited- edition PAC-MAN 40th Anniversary Quarter Arcades cabinet.  There are two versions available 256 units have been signed by none other than original PAC-MAN creator, Toru Iwatani.

 

The number 256 represents the number of levels in the game and these signed units are available worldwide. Each cabinet will be numbered with unique number plaques and when theyre gone, theyre gone! RRP £299.00, 349.00, $349.00.

 

PAC-MAN 40th Anniversary Quarter Arcades Standard Edition

For those who cant get their gaming hands on the signed version, fear not, an unsigned version is also available. It does exactly the same and looks the same, complete with the 40th anniversary branding design, but without the signature.  RRP £129.99, 149.99, $149.99.

 

Quarter Arcades offers a ¼ scale replica of the original arcade cabinet for the ultimate PAC-MAN gaming experience at home. This official, fully playable, highly collectible 1/4 scale replica stays true to the original arcade cabinet, with everything from its artwork, button/joystick sizes, and coin-mechanism shrunk down proportionately. This cabinet is perfect for playing and displaying at home for the most authentic playing experience of this arcade classic.

 

Heres what you need to know about this cabinet:

  • Official BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment licensed product/merchandise
  • 1/4 scale replica of the original arcade cabinets
  • Fully playable cabinet using the original PAC-MAN arcade ROM.
  • Exclusive 40th anniversary design: Limited to only 256 units of the signed edition worldwide.
  • High-quality: Made for durability, playability, and portability.
  • Measures: 16.92 inches Tall by 8.27 inches deep by 6.3 inches wide

 

Theres more

The celebrations dont end there. Complimenting the Quarter Arcades cabinets is a range of 40th anniversary merchandise.  Confirm your status as a PAC-MAN superfan and get your gaming hands on this lot.

 

Show off with the Official Pac-Man 40th Anniversary 9 Pin Badge Set

 

Celebrate your passion for PAC-MAN and show off the new official anniversary set of nine PAC-MAN pins.  These pins showcase retro designs synonymous with all things PAC-MAN and include the 40th anniversary pin. These quality metal pins look the part with a gloss finish so wear them with pride or simply keep as a collectors item. RRP £24.99, 29.99, $29.99.

 

  • Official BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment licensed product/merchandise
  • Designed and engineered by Numskull Designs
  • Contains nine premium quality metal pins with a glossy finish.
  • Exclusive designs to celebrate the 40th anniversary of PAC-MAN
  • Housed in a collectors display case 

 

 

Pull Your PAC-MAN Socks Up

An essential part of the gaming wardrobe is the socks! Treat your feet to these retro beauties, an anniversary pack of 3 pairs of super comfy socks featuring cool PAC-MAN imagery. RRP £14.99, 16.99, $16.99.

 

  • Official BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment licensed product/merchandise
  • Designed and engineered by Numskull Designs
  • Made of high-quality cotton
  • Ribbed neck and a soft touch
  • Size 7-12 (US), 6-11 (UK), 39-46 (EU)

 

 

PAC-MAN Anniversary Gift Set

The ultimate tribute to all things PAC-MAN, this 40th anniversary gift set is perfect for retro gaming lovers.  Check out this treasure trove of PAC-MAN goodies that includes, super comfy PAC-MAN socks, a ceramic mug and a snazzy key chain.  RRP £16.99, 19.99, $19.99.

 

 

  • Official BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment licensed product/merchandise
  • Exclusive collectors item to celebrate 40 years of PAC-MAN
  • Includes 100% cotton socks, key chain and a ceramic mug
  • Perfect gift for any PAC-MAN fan

 

 

That completes the PAC-MAN 40th anniversary line-up, all available in July, signed PAC-MAN Quarter Arcade cabinet available in August. 

 

To pre-order your PAC-MAN 40th Anniversary range merchandise &

cabinets head here: http://www.numskull.com/pac-man/

 

Available at: https://www.geekstore.com/collections/official-pac-man-merchandise-gifts

 

To WATCH the official the PAC-MAN 40th anniversary range video go here: https://youtu.be/-E6BrCY1g3c

 

 

Please contact [email protected]

for all press enquires and sample requests

 

PAC-MAN&©BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.

 

 

About Numskull Designs:

Numskull Designs produces innovative, unique, and official merchandise and clothing products for all the biggest and best names in entertainment! Working with brands such as Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, PlayStation, SEGA, Capcom, Bandai Namco, Activision, Warner Bros., and many more, Numskull has manufactured products ranges based on the biggest video game, movie, TV show, and comic book properties, which are available worldwide.

Visit www.numskull.com for more information.

 

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