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    Pac-Man 30th anniversary exhibition (56K alarm)

    So last week I went to that Pac-Man 30th anniversary exhibition in Akihabara (3331 Arts Chiyoda) and what can I say, they had about every pacman game and system on which a pac man game could run at the start (world wide).

    Since I was too late, I had only about 10 minutes time left for checking all these nice items, so I just rush through the rooms and tried to catch everything possible with my cam (sure to deliver them to posterity).
    Therefore I am sorry for the not so nice done pics here and there :)

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    Great pics, I tought the Japanese were really sensitive about taking photos or capturing any kind of footage.

    "Tatsujin Corp 2010"... Awesome

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    Awesome. Thanks for all that !!! =D

    Man namco should commission Takara-Tomy to make a mini desktop pac-man arcade for the aniversary.

    Taito had a working space invader coin bank made that plays a working space invader.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEAoM0dgIGw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZsZKWktvXI

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    You lucky bugger. I would have loved to have seen that. How did you get away witb taking pictures? When i went to a history of video games expo, i couldn't take a single picture. Same when I went to the Rumiko Takahashi expo. I was really sad about that because they had real life model rooms from the Maison Ikkoku series and the acutal house.

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    I'm speechless...Pac-Man might be the only game released on every system since its debut.

    Also I'm digging all those old consoles, they're almost brand new!

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    @feder&Yakumo: I asked the lady at the entrance about make photos and she said, everything is ok, exept the one room where a history video was running (I didn't even enter that room..lol).

    @subbie: I have that SI coin bank, it is indeed a very cool bank :)




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    As a huge Pac-Man fanatic (it's my interest in the Pac-Man character back in the early 80's that got me into video games in the first place) I am in awe of this event. Now that's what I call an uber complete collection. I didn't even know half of those versions even existed!

    Seeing the last few pics of all those Pac-Man toys really brought me back to my childhood...I had a lot of those items as a kid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tatsujin View Post
    @subbie: I have that SI coin bank, it is indeed a very cool bank :)
    If I can find the time to stop hitting up yahoo auctions for arcade stuff. I would get one of those (they aren't very expensive new on yahoo). =)

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    I noticed that they had a Japanese Master System playing a PAL PacMania from Tekmagic through an adaptor in those pictures. The group that put the event together really knew their stuff!

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    Several of those photos are half gray for some reason. Reloading the page doesn't help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yakumo View Post
    I noticed that they had a Japanese Master System playing a PAL PacMania from Tekmagic through an adaptor in those pictures. The group that put the event together really knew their stuff!

    Yakumo
    Yeah, according a mate who runs a game bar in akiba and also know some of the organizers of that event, said that a lot of the stuff exhibited there is comming from private collections. Some uber otakus who know the stuff. Doesn't matter from where it comes.
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    Only thing I hate about these exhibitions is the fact they are from collections so only tend to run for a few weeks at most and generally only in one place. :(

    I missed this as I arrived in Japan on the last day.

    Quite a nice collection, although not sure why they felt the need to show lots of Atari 8 Bit computers for no good reason when one would have done. Did they mention Midway being a bunch of theiving bastards for not paying Namco any royalities on the extra Pac-Man games they did including Professor Pac-Man and Baby Pac-Man?

    Surprised you didn't pull them up on have a Duo R joypad on a PC Engine :o
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    Brilliant content, bravo.

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    Great pics and great exhibition! Thanks alot!

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    Any special event only goods?

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    I didn't spot any goods at the exhibition itself, but here are can get plenty of goods:
    http://pacman.com/ja/goods/index.html

    Also here are some other interessting pac-man history things:
    http://pacman.com/ja/museum/index.html
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    VERY IMPRESSIVE!

    And very envious!

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    lol @ the microscopic Pac-Man

    +1 for the great pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yakumo View Post
    I noticed that they had a Japanese Master System playing a PAL PacMania from Tekmagic through an adaptor in those pictures. The group that put the event together really knew their stuff!

    Yakumo

    That's exacly what I was wondering. Never heard of that adaptador. Does someone know if it's a official adaptor?


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