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Numskull celebrates PAC-MAN’s 40th with limited edition arcade and more

Makers of all-around cool stuff, Numskull is celebrating the 40th birthday of the arcade legend PAC-MAN. Check out the amazing 1/4 scale cab and more.

PACking in the fun

If you’re a PAC-MAN super fan, as I happen to be, then this year is finally looking up. That’s because 2020 is the little yellow pellet-muncher’s 40th birthday, and there’s quite a bit on tap to celebrate.

Chief among the merch offerings too, is the slate coming up from Numskull. If you’re unaware of Numskull, well all you really have to know is that they regularly produce some of the niftiest gaming goodies out there.

From clothing and accessories to scented candles, they’ve done goods for some of the biggest names in the gaming-verse. While all of the aforementioned is cool, theirs is a list of stuff that also includes quarter scale arcade units.

You might have seen replica cabinets out there from other companies, but Numskull’s are different. For one thing, they’re a lot bigger. Not content to settle for 6th scale, the quarters are exactly that, quarter scale arcade cabs. They’re impressive in a display and make for a great conversation piece too. And of course, you can play ’em. Always a nicety.

The one that they have ready for the PAC 40th is particularly cool too. While they already do have PAC-MAN machines out there, this one has a special 40th design to it. It’s also set to come in two flavors, with a super-limited 256 (get it?) piece, Toru Iwatani autographed version. He’s the creator of PAC-MAN, if you don’t know.

Toru Iwatani

EXTREMELY LIMITED EDITION: PAC-MAN 40th Anniversary Quarter Arcadessigned 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 Arcadecabinet.  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 availableIt 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:

  • 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

More PAC for your buck

If the quarter scale units are a little steep for you, or you just don’t have the desk space, then you might be interested in what else Numskull has in store. A full spread of PAC-MAN themed stuff is coming, including socks, pins, and a very cool little “gift set”.

All of the above and below should be hitting stores this July. You can pre-order pretty much all of it right now too, direct from Numskull. Click here for everything that you see here, and a lot more.

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.

  • 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-MANHoused in a collector’s 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 cottonRibbed neck and a soft touchSize 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 collector’s 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

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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