Pac-man that eighties game icon has always been busy eating ghosts and more recently Adam Sandler, but turning 36 this year he has had a change of heart and decided to give back to human kind… Instead of pouring our hard earned coins into a pac-man arcade, pac-man and his creator Namco have teamed up with traditional leather craft company Inden-ya and US bag maker Outdoor to create some interesting products you can spend your money on instead.
Most reader know Outdoor, the producer of bags and other rugged travel gear and they have collaborated with Namco/Bandai or other anime/manga companies before like these JoJo’s bizarre adventure backpacks.
Or these Tiger&Bunny bags.
This time Outdoor and Namco created these lovely bags:
Day Packs 9,800 yen
Sling Bags 6,800 yen
Mini Boston bag 6,800 yen
Smartphone pouch 2,800 yen
A little more upscale are the the wallets and pouches created by Inden-ya a company with a 434-year(!?) history in making fine craft arts. Made out of deerskin leather to which decorative lacquer is added these wallets are made to last and impress!
long wallet, priced at 21,500 yen
folding wallet at 16,500 yen.
business card holder 6,500 yen
For the true Pac-Man fans the real “must have” of this birthday celebration of our yellow hero was this limited gold plate. This commemorative plate was
an official collaboration with Japanese jeweler GINZA TANAKA and is one of a kind creation. Unfortunately this was released last year to celebrate his 35th birthday and is no longer available…but we can dream can we?