Sure, Christmas is almost seven months away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start getting in the spirit really, really early. Especially if you really, really love your retro video games.
I first eyed Hallmark’s keepsake Pac-Man holiday ornament back in December 2008, and grabbed one for my tree then. Now it turns out that they’re starting a collectible arcade machine series, with the recent announcement of a Galaga ornament for 2009. Shweet!
Not only do these incredibly detailed mini arcade cabinet ornaments look great hanging from any tree, they actually light up and play the original game theme music when you press a tiny little 1-player start button on the front panel.
You can still find a handful of the Pac-Man ornaments over on Amazon, and the you can get the Galaga on your holiday wish list over at Hallmark so you can grab one when it’s released this October. I’m hoping that 2010 brings Dig-Dug.