I think the artists, Doktor A., statement says it all:
“When this game was first released in 1880 it was so hugely popular in taverns and inns that the bank of England was forced to mint more threepenny bits to keep up with demand. The game was created by messrs Nam & Nam and Co. as a novelty pastime for the masses. Outdoing the previous top public house game of Shove Ha’penny. “
Etsy seller Lauren of lost mitten makes all sorts of video game-related crafts, including these Pac-Man coasters out of Perler beads. The best part of this particular coaster set? They glow in the dark! You can make sure everyone uses a coaster even while watching a movie in the dark.
Pac-Man & Ms. Pac-Man are in love. Keep your hands toasty with these fun fingerless gloves. Sherry of Baby Pop Designs custom makes each pair out of polar fleece as they’re ordered. She’s got some other fun couple-y designs like eggs & bacon (my favorite!) and salt & lemon slices. And for little geeks-in-training, Sherry offers super hero capes, also made-to-order.
Carey Huffman of full of fluff crocheted these Pac-Man characters for a friend. My favorite part is how the eyes on each ghost are looking in a different direction.
After being begged by fans, Carey was kind enough to make the pattern available under a Creative Commons License.