Pac-Man Gumball Bank
Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 12/11/2008
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.
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