Pac-Man is turning 40 this year, and to help celebrate this milestone, Belgian fashion brand Kipling has created a collection of bags based on the classic arcade game.
The special-edition lineup consists of 30 different bags for men and women, including suitcases, backpacks, tote bags, laptop bags, crossbody bags, waist packs, pouches, cases, and more. Items in the collection are designed with playful prints of Pac-Man himself, along with his brightly colored enemies, namely Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde.
Pac-Man’s energy-boosting fruits, like strawberry and cherry, are also used as pieces of decoration, while the game’s iconic maze serves as an all-over print for a lot of bags in the collection. Some of the items also feature images of Pac-Man arcade cabinets as well as in-game phrases like “Pac-man is ready,” “level up,” and “power up.”
Surprisingly, as seen in a clip shared by Kipling’s official Twitter account, the collection’s four-wheeled rolling luggage can be customized using stickers.
Play, customize and create with the greatest video game characters of all time. PAC-MAN, Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde are all ready to start a new game. "Join the Pac" #LiveLight #kipling #KiplingxPacman #pacman #travel https://t.co/inxYLRy1fG pic.twitter.com/6yclEIoxtv
— Kipling (@KiplingGlobal) January 15, 2020
Completing the retro assortment is a Pac-Man puller zipper that is perfect for those who just want to add a touch of Pac-Man to their existing Kipling bags.
According to the Kipling’s website, this collection celebrates being on-the-move within a dynamic playground, both in the gaming world and the real world.
The entire collection except for the Pac-Man puller zipper is now available on Kipling-USA.com, in over 35 Kipling stores, and in all department stores that carry the brand. Prices for the collection range from $18 to $259.
Developed and released by Namco in 1980, the original Pac-Man video game is a critical and commercial success that spawned several sequels, merchandise, television series, and even a hit single. Though it’s been almost 40 years since it was born, the Pac-Man video game franchise remains one of the highest-grossing and best-selling game series of all time. As of 2016, the franchise generated more than $14 billion in revenue and $43 million in sales combined.