When Pac-Man was released as an arcade game in 1980, it created a frenzy among kids and adults of both sexes by creating a totally new genre of video games. Everybody wanted to control this giant-mouthed little yellow creature eating what appeared to be tiny little Pac-dots and then speedily eat a Power Pellet before the four ghosts, Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde got any closer. Pac-Man was an instant classic and apart from its tons of sequels a large amount of Pac-Man stuff was released including a TV-show, a board game as well as its use in music and in the year 2002, artist Le Gentil Garçon with help from paleontologist Francois Escuilie created this Pac-Man skull.
The skull 65cm in diameter and made of resin was brilliantly crafted by Garçon after the observing the skulls of humans and various other predatory animals, and with paleontologist Francois Escuilie help he has succeeded in making the most accurate representation of Pac-Man’s skeleton right down to the tiny sacrum at the back of his head.
The skeleton consists of strong bones and Pac-Man’s huge jaw has a fine number of bright white teeth to constantly devour those delicious little Pac-dots, Power Pellets as well as the deep blue monsters. Wonder how this little guy has such a great appetite, maybe his digestive system functions at lightning speed leaving him constantly hungry for more!