Yes, these figures were technically in mystery packages but they weren’t much of a mystery. If you bought the packages marked with Pac- Man you were going to get one of four figures. Pac-Man, Ms. Pacman, Pinky or Blinky. I refuse to call them anything other than that – there’s only one “Speedy” and he wears a hat and has a tail.
These figures came out at the perfect time – after the classic NES was released and re-ignited my love for classic video games! I left the Dig Dug and Centipede figures on the shelf but made sure to grab all of the Pac-Man related figures as well as Q-Bert. I still never beat Q-Bert – it was, in my opinion, one of the harder but more enjoyable games. I never see it anymore either. It’s too bad. Every time Q-Bert died he swore – just as I imagine I would.