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Pac-Man Goes Three Dimensions With New First 4 Figures Statue
First 4 Figure does have some exclusive items that will be includes as well, with a special acrylic stand featuring the ghosts and the 40th-anniversary logo of his NAMCO game The First 4 Figures Pac-Man PVC Statue is priced at $94.99 and is set to release in the third quarter of 2021 Pre-order links are[...]
Bring Home Pac-Man With New Proplica Collective From Tamashii Nations
This figure is set to be an exact replica of the digital hero as seen in the iconic NAMCO video game This electronic collectible has a wheel on the bottom that will allow Pac-Man to move His mouth will have opening and closing functionality and will play the iconic "waka waka" sound effect straight from[...]
Pac-Man Gets His Own Chogokin Mech with Tamashii Nations
Tamashii Nations has finally unveiled their new Pac-Man Chogokin figure that is packed with detail, features diecast parts, and a must-have for NAMCO fans The Chogokin Mazinger Z toy series originally started in 1974, and now Tamashii Nations is bringing it back once again with the beloved icon Pac-Man behind the wheel This Chogokin figure[...]
Pac-Man Card Game By Steamforged Games' Solicitation Released
Steamforged Games, the company known for such tabletop games as Godtear and Guild Ball, are releasing a new card game, based on the classic Bandai Namco arcade game Pac-Man Veteran arcade game players and newcomers to the gaming scene alike are sure to enjoy this card game when it hits stores on November 13th of[...]
Square Enix and Xenogears Celebrate 20th Anniversary with New Figures and Artwork
The game is certainly considered one of the best JRPGs of all time. Following the release of Xenogears, developer Monolith Soft was acquired by Namco During that time they created the Xenosaga series, and when they were bought later by Nintendo, Monolith gave birth to the Xenoblade series You can check out the new artwork and figures in the gallery below. #gallery-1[...]
Funko Mystery Mini
The packaging for this Funko Mystery Mini blind box is awesome — it looks like an old arcade cab, specifically Dig Dug from Namco. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Honestly, Funko did an exceptional job with the packaging[...]
'Namco Museum' Is Getting 'Pac-Man Vs.' For The Switch
Namco Museum has been a hit over the years in its various incarnations and volumes that get released, showing of Namco's best hits during the heyday and other titles they've developed over the years But when the latest version comes to the Nintendo Switch in July, it's going to have a newer favorite added to the[...]
'Pac-Man Maker' Filed For Trademark By Bandai Namco
Bandai Namco filed a trademark for the name "Pac-Man Maker" yesterday, adding commentary to the filing under video games and "amusement park services." Why would they do that? So they could also make the game for arcade use, of course! credit//Bandai Namco While there isn't any more information about this out there, a name like that is[...]
'Father Of Pac-Man' And Founder Of Namco Masaya Nakamura Has Passed At 91
It's been confirmed that video game publisher Namco's found Masaya Nakamura has passed at the age of 91. Confirmed by Bandai Namco themselves, Nakamura actually passed on the 22nd of January, but it is now being made public knowledge as per wishes of the family A "farewell gathering" will happen later on. Born on December 24, 1925, the[...]
ShiftyLook Closes – But Udon To Keep Their Comics Going If They Can
Namco/Bandai's funded webcomics in an attempt to revive faded video game IP launched big, recruited talent, had a large presence at comic conventions, but that has faded of late… Big parties, big publicity, great creator names but in the end… sad indifference, when they investment doesn't make the income. But they aren't totally going away[...]
ShiftyLook Lines Up Webcomic Stars For Dig Dug
Bleeding Cool has been following ShiftyLook, the publisher created by Namco Bandai, to recreate arcade classics as webcomics, with an eye to revitalising their brands. The latest, announced on their podcast, is the game Dig Dug, being reinterpreted by a bunch of webcomic creators, for its 30th anniversary. Here's a list of their initial creators on the[...]