Sep 28 2010Good Find: Real Life Pac-Man Discovered


DeviantARTist Kalapusa, best known for his Piranha Plant garden sculpture, is back at it, this time with a lifelike Pac-Man sculpture. As you can see, Pac isn't nearly as adorable when rendered in more than 8-bits, which is exactly why you should never make love to Ms. Pac-Man without first feeding her every lamp in the hotel room. Per Dr. Frankenstein himself:

My follow-up to Making a Piranha Plant, this animated depiction of the last days and final destination of a P. rotundus specimen is part of my 8-Bit Labs series of sculptures.

Each piece is based on a classic videogame character as seen through the prism of real-life anatomy. They are rendered in clay, painted with acrylics and sealed in resin to give the appearance of a specimen preserved in formaldehyde. Seen here is a Pakku rotundus, which is based on Pac Man.

Good lookin', Kalapusa. I always wanted to know what Pac would look like in real life, and now that I do I can chalk it up as another one of those things I wish I hadn't. Like watching two giraffes mate, but without having to camp out at the zoo for ten days (Kidding -- totally worth it).

Hit the jump for a couple more shots (including one in formaldehyde) and a worthwhile video.



Kalapusa's DeviantART

Thanks to Kalapusa himself, who knows more about intelligent design than Da Vinci (which may have been zero). And to rachel, who mistakenly took a bite thinking he was an orange. Well? What'd he taste like?!

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Last! :3


Mutant lemon.

That is creepy, but I guess not as creepy as his cool Mario Bros plant.... just sayin

So that's what happens when you shave a fizgig.

Long last the robots!

That's pretty creepy


where is Daisy?

being a purist, I'd like to point out that Pacman didn't have a tongue or eyes.

nor was he the size of a grapefruit.

Ironically I won a Inky (one of the ghosts in Pac Man) plush toy out of the UFO Catcher today at my local wal-mart. If you follow my rants you'll know I went to buy more toilet paper. I exhausted my entire supply following a viewing of the new trailer for the Yogi Bear movie.

I likes!

he keeps a surprisingly clean butthole for something that has no hands

i thought he cut open an orange at first

the koopas going to be awesome!!

chicken pot, chicken pot, chicken pot pie......

FAKE! the shadows are all wrong...

O...M...G...Just imagine the BJ from that thing *Droolll*

Woo i like this, call me 647-802-1214

@10 I think the idea is that pacman was first seen in 8-bit so it wasn't a realistic depiction. This, however, is.

that's kind of cute, now I want to see how this artist constructs those ghosts >:D


Louis of

lol it looks like a grape fruit

I guess I'm one of the few folks who think this Pakku rotundus looks more like a Ruby Red grapefruit than an orange. Just sayin'. I like the shot of him in the formaldehyde. Well done!


i guess that is a real pacman, actually, i really want to see one of those and if i do in my future life im gonna keep it as my pet until my parents find it and throw it away, i bet it would be a great friend for my hamster for a day or two (i only thaught two days 'cos it might think my hammie is an orange and eat it, i would be devistated!!!!!!!!!!!!) lol

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