MegaHouse announced a new line of Pac-Man figures dressed up as Sanrio characters. It is described as volume one of a set, and it will involve six Pac-Man characters in cosplay. A single figure will cost 418円 (~$3). They are expected to appear in Japan in October 2022. They will each be 33 mm, which is about an inch, tall.
Here is the announcement.
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There are two versions of Pac-Man in the set, as well as the ghosts Pinky, Inky, and what appears to be Clyde. Blinky doesn’t appear. Also, Clyde is yellow, rather than orange. Pac-Man and, presumably, Ms. Pac-Man are dressed as Dear Daniel and Hello Kitty. Pinky wears a Hello Kitty cap. The two versions of Clyde wear My Melody and Pochacco hats. Inky will have a Pompompurin hat.
This is part of a continuing collaboration between Bandai Namco and Sanrio. Back in December 2021, the mobile version of Pac-Man featured themed stages. People could earn Hello Kitty ribbon cosmetics. There are also other pieces of merchandise, such as bags with characters from both lines. There were also rubber straps that people could use as keychains. When a second collection could appear, that could mean figures based on those additional designs. Some of them involved ghosts in Badtz Maru, Cinnamoroll, Kuromi, and Little Twin Stars’ Kiki and Lala.
The six Pac-Man x Sanrio Characters figures will appear in Japan in October 2022. Another recent Pac-Man crossover involved That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.