PAC-MAN X ORLINSKI: How the iconic figurines came to life
PAC-MAN is more than a game since its launch in 1980, it became a worldwide pop culture icon.
For the 37th birthday of the beloved character, the company Neamedia wanted to launch new Pac-Man figurines, represented in an artistic – and accessible – way. This company is specialized since almost 20 years in creating figures, collectors’ editions, and lifesize statues from designing to manufacturing.
To create these new figurines, Neamedia contacted a renowned contemporary french artist, Richard Orlinski, and the whole project was supported By Bandai Namco.
Richard Orlinski is a neo-pop artist and sculptor, famous for his “Born Wild” pieces of art, based on the concept to transform primordial instinct into a civilization.
His work totally fits the project to mix contemporary art and popular culture. He reinvented the little yellow dot into a 3D figurine, a real piece of art for design lovers and Pac-Man fans.
Steps - From prototype to the final version
Several designs were tested to give Pac-Man a new shape.
The one on the right was the final choice.
Steps on the 3D printing
The coating phase
The final printed model
These steps led to 3 first versions of the sculpture:
- 2 figurines of 25cm (1 yellow, 1 gold chrome)
- 1 figurine of 1m
All figures are made in resin, hand painted, with a glossy finish.
A high-quality figurine for everyone
The first versions of the Pac-Man x Orlinski figurines encountered a huge success, as it was a qualitative artistic “design” item to decorative an interior, even for non-gamers or non-fans of the brand.
To expand the range, a new collection with 5 colours has been made to remind the emblematic colours of the game: the famous and iconic Yellow Pac-man, and the colours of the ghosts:
- Pink for Pinky
- Orange for Clyde
- Red for Blinky
- Blue for Inky
- And of course yellow for PAC-MAN!
With a size of 10cm and the colour choice, they can suit a lot of decoration styles. They are available on stand alone, or a bundle of 5.
You can purchase them exclusively in our Official Store !
With all these colours and sizes available, add a contemporary touch to your homestyle or your office!
Other variations are also available in 18cm: