Pac-Man Gumball Bank

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In 1980, Namco released Pac-Man, an extremely popular video game designed by Toru Iwatani and distributed in North America by Bally/Midway. It was the first video game to spawn a marketing phenomenon, including licensed books, clocks, radios, a Saturday morning cartoon, and gadgets like this combination gumball machine and coin bank.
Location
Currently not on view
National Museum of American History
distributor of the pac-man video game
Bally/Midway
Superior Toy & Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Credit Line
from Bally Manufacturing Corporation
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
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ca 1983
Object Name
bank
ID Number
1990.3099.26
nonaccession number
1990.3099
catalog number
1990.3099.26