Bandai Namco & Artist Richard Orlinski Team Up For Pac-Man Sculpture

TJ Denzer,

May 7, 2019 3:23 PM

Bandai Namco recently collaborated with popular artist Richard Orlinski and Neamedia to produce a neat new sculpture of the retro gaming star icon, Pac-Man.

Pac-Man is no doubt one of the most iconic and recognizable icons of in all of video gaming both past and present. Since 1980, the character has traveled from the original arcades of Japan to all forms of media, including a constant source of competition here at the Twin Galaxies leaderboards. Recently, as Pac-Man nears its 40th anniversary, Bandai Namco reached out to popular artist Richard Orlinski and figurine company Neamedia to create an awesome new Pac-Man statuette, which is available for pre-order now.

The Richard Orlinski Pac-Man sc were announced on May 7, 2019 via Bandai Namco’s Twitter and YouTube. The sculpture itself is of a style which pairs Orlinski’s single color and abstract styles together with the polygonal nature of Pac-Man and video gaming. The sculptures themselves come in a yellow and black variant. They can be pre-ordered currently with no release date announced just yet. The price is currently set at around $134.99 USD.

Although a bit steep on cost, the statues are choice collectibles of the gaming icon. Each statue comes with a neat box featuring further art and design and the statues themselves are an awesome take on the 3D variation of Pac-Man. Orlinski’s design exhibits the wire-frame design aesthetic of 3D modeling for characters in video games, not to mention doing justice to the simple, yet always recognizable look of Pac-Man as we know him now.

Orlinski’s growing clout as a contemporary artist just serves to make this piece with his signature all the more interesting. It’s another cool example of pop culture and modern coming together, not unlike the collaboration we recently saw between Capcom and Onitsuka Tiger to make some awesome shoes and a matching Chun-Li character skin featuring them in Street Fighter V.

You can check out more of Orlinski’s art on his website, and see what other gaming creations and toys Neamedia is doing on theirs. What do you think? Is Bandai Namco and Orlinski’s collaboration up your alley or is the price just a little too high to put it on your mantle?


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