Zojirushi and Bandai Namco announce limited edition Pac-Man merchandise
Zojirushi, a premier manufacturer of premium kitchen electrics and vacuum insulated drinkware, and Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. have partnered to bring the popular vintage video game character to life on some of their quality best-selling mugs. The PAC-MAN Limited Edition Collection features two different patterned stainless mugs, sold separately. The collection will be available at various retailers nationwide and online.
After a successful collaboration with Hello Kitty, another pop icon, Zojirushi president Tatsu Yamasaki saw the value in the partnership with Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. “Our recent U.S. collaborations with nostalgic Japanese characters, have put us on a new map, one we would like to further explore. PAC-MAN is the most successful arcade game of all time, that’s quite impactful!”
“PAC-MAN is known for his voracious appetite chomping pellets, fruits, and blue ghosts while running through ever more challenging mazes; all that activity means he needs a refreshing beverage after a full day of PAC-tivity,” said Dennis Lee, senior director of PAC-MAN IP Licensing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “With this partnership with Zojirushi we hope to inspire everyone to be PAC-tive and stay hydrated with their favourite beverages in their own Zojirushi PAC-MAN mugs.”
These Zojirushi mugs pay tribute to the adorable pellet eating PAC-MAN in black and stainless, each with different graphics. The 16 oz. capacity mug is made of high-quality 18/8 stainless steel, with a lightweight and compact design. Convenient flip-open lid for easy sipping, while the lid-lock prevents accidental leaks or spills, and the lid is vented so the beverage flows smoothly. The mugs interior is SlickSteel polished which helps resist corrosion and repels stains and any plastic parts are BPA-free. The Limited-Edition Collection features an exclusive PAC-MAN design, and will only be available to the U.S., Canada, and Latin America.