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 revolutionizing the gaming scene in 1980 PAC-MAN is celebrating its 40th anniversary – yes the favorite 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 they’re gone, they’re gone! RRP £299.00, €349.00, $349.00.
PAC-MAN 40th Anniversary Quarter Arcades – Standard Edition
For those who can’t 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.
Here’s what you need to know about this cabinet:
The celebrations don’t 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 collector’s item. RRP £24.99, €29.99, $29.99.
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.
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.
That completes the PAC-MAN 40th-anniversary line-up, all available in July, signed PAC-MAN Quarter Arcade cabinet available in August.
You can buy it here.