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10/01/2022

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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Steps on the 3D printing

Printing phase

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The result

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The coating phase

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The final printed model

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.

 

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Gold Chrome version

 

 

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!

 

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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 !

 

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With all these colours and sizes available, add a contemporary touch to your homestyle or your office!

 

Other variations are also available in 18cm:

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