So you just sold your entire videogame collection and you’re swimming in money. You already bought the Space Invaders wristwatch, but you’re still Scrooge McDuck! What to do? I suggest you add the official Pac-Man watch to your shopping list.
Say the words Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Dig Dug, Centipede, Galaga or Joust, and you’ve just named some of my all-time favorite arcade games. So when I stumbled onto these unusual variants of these 1980s classics, I was at once befuddled and at the same time intrigued.
Retro game fans looking to make a fashion statement on a rainy day, look no further. This is the rain poncho to end all rain ponchos. The next time it rains where you live, skip the umbrella, and go with the Pac-Man poncho instead.
Most bathrooms are pretty boring, sterile places, designed for the utility of brushing your teeth, washing your face, taking a bath, and using the toilet. But that doesn’t mean that a bathroom can’t be a fun place too – like this awesome video game themed bathroom from Technabob reader Gregory Pinzone.
Nothing says 1980s like Pac-Man. If I had saved all of the quarters I pumped into that game, I would be a very rich man, but I wouldn’t have such fond memories of the game. Too bad I didn’t save just enough quarters to buy this awesome mosaic Pac-Man table.
It’s not like this is the first set of Pac-Man inspired lights I’ve seen over the years, but there’s something about the clever use of those old Italian light strings as Pac-pellets that make these ones special in my book.
If you’re looking for something different in a writing instrument, check out this nicely designed modern ballpoint pen. Sure it’s nice and stylish, but the best part about it is that it also has a stamp inside.
This nerdy bra is a standard push-up bra, but I think we should call it a power-up bra, with its Pac-Man and power pill motif. It’s for the geek girl who has discerning taste, or the gamer guy who has lazed on the couch so much that he now has moobs and needs a manzier.
Now I don’t exactly remember the part of Pac-Man where you smash the ghosts with your giant fists of doom, but I suppose that would have been pretty cool. At least now you can try and replicate that gameplay dynamic at home with these Pac-Man and ghost stress balls.
These new retro prints from Raid71 put together some of my favorite characters, in an unexpected, but not unlikely pixelated scenario. It makes you wonder who would win in the epic battle between the Ghostbusters and this blue ghost from Pac-Man.
Like classic arcade games? Why not treat your houseguests to a game of Pac-Man the minute they arrive at your home? I’m not proposing that you put an arcade cabinet on your front porch, though. This Pac-Man doormat should definitely do the trick.
Whether you’re rooting for Pac-Man or the ghosts, here’s something fun you can add you your drawer full of geekery. It’s a set of fun Pac-Man rubber stamps, the ideal thing for marking up your papers and showing off your inner game geek.
I just finished watching the Back to The Future trilogy again this weekend, so I have that Huey Lewis Back in Time song stuck in my head. Perhaps the name of this watch was inspired by that song, since it’s called “Pac-in-time.”