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Pac-Man Gumball Bank

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
ca 1983
distributor of the pac-man video game
Superior Toy & Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
from Bally Manufacturing Corporation
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National Museum of American History
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