Pac-Man Gumball Bank


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.

Date Made: ca 1983

Distributor Of The Pac-Man Video Game: Bally/MidwayMaker: Superior Toy & Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: from Bally Manufacturing Corporation

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1990.3099.26Nonaccession Number: 1990.3099Catalog Number: 1990.3099.26

Object Name: bank

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)


Record Id: nmah_1277873

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