Ok, I’m really, REALLY bored, so it’s time to document this stuff. In 1981 Fleer released a set of “Pac-Man” stickers and rub-off game cards. These Fleer Pac-Man Stickers came in wax-packs of 3 stickers, 3 rub-off game cards, and one stick of chalky bubble-gum. I wasted a good amount of time as a kid trying to put a set of these together, and still have not completed it. I need sticker 32. If you have this, please let me know it exists before I lose my mind.
There were a lot of odd variations with the Fleer Pac-Man Stickers. Here are the ones I have found:
1. Sticker Pac-men have no eyes or outline whatsoever.
2. Sticker Pac-men have eyes in the shape of pac-man, Pac-men outlined in blue and red on the sides.
3. Sticker Pac-men have big rolling “google” eyes with irises, Pac-men outlined in blue and red on the sides.
1. Blue print, normal pac-man in upper right corner
2. Blue print, shmoo-like pac-man in upper right corner
3. Black print, norman pac-man in upper right corner
I have found no connection between front variations and backs. I have stickers with all different combinations. Some twisted person at Fleer must have had a good laugh picturing us poor anal-retentive kids trying to complete all the “sets” when there WAS no such thing. He probably hoarded all the #32’s, too. Bastard.
RUB-OFF GAME CARDS
There were 54 different stickers and 28 different rub-off games. The rub-off games consisted of a pac-man-like maze with rub-off spots. There are 46 spots to rub off, and under each is either a dot, a cherry, blue monsters, or red, orange, pink monsters. Pac-Man starts in the usual middle spot.
HOW TO PLAY
1. Starting at yellow PAC-MAN; Rub off GOLD DOTS one at a time.
2. You may go in any direction (BACKWARD, FORWARD, or SIDEWAYS) as you follow the maze.
3. You may not jump over GOLD DOTS but may go over DOTS already rubbed off to get to other areas.
4. You may go out SIDE DOORS to get to other side.
5. Uncover three COLORED MONSTERS (BLUE NOT INCLUDED)–game is over
6. More than ONE person can play by alternating turns or using their own PAC-MAN boards.
7. Use PAC-MAN stickers as prizes, for trading, or collecting.
1. Some of the games were too damn hard – for example, one starts you with a ‘bad’ monster on each side of the starting spot. What evil game designer got off from this kinda junk!?
2. Some mutant cards I got did not allow you to rub the spots off, except where the monsters were. Very bizarre. Probably that same jerk who’s has all the #32’s, and came up with the stupid variations.
Inky (light blue monster) seems to be ignored in the Fleer Pac-Man Stickers and rub-off game entirely. In cases with a blue monster on the stickers it is the darker blue “scared” monster with the squiggly mouth. WHAT GIVES? WHERE THE HELL IS INKY?! Yet another way to mess with my brain. There’s probably a “Inky Subset” out there, waiting for me to find it. Complete with gold-foil limited edition inserts of “Inky”.
x = type of sticker:
1 – Single, one character/quote on sticker. Black border.
2 – Single, one character with quote on seperate sticker. Black border.
3 – Double, two characters/quotes on sticker. Black border.
4 – Double, two characters with quotes on seperate stickers. Black border.
5 – Other Single, graphic/quote relating to pac-man. Yellow border.
6 – Other Double, 2 graphic/quotes on seperate stickers. Yellow border.
Blue = Dark blue “scared” monster
Blinky = Red monster
Pinky = Pink monster
Clyde = Orange monster
White = Blinking “scared” monster
Eyes = Ghost eyes after Pac-Man has eaten a monster
Characters have white quote bubbles, black lettering and are looking to the right. Exceptions:
(L) after name means character is looking to the left
(U) after name means character is looking up
(D) after name means character is looking down
(C) after name means character is looking straight at you
(eating dots) means there are 3 dots printed on the border next to pac-man
(blue bubble) Quote bubble is blue
(pink bubble) Quote bubble is pink
(white border) Card border is white
1 Pac-Man, (blue letters) “WAKA! WAKA! WAKA!”
2 Pac-Man, “CHARGE!”. Blue, “FEET DON’T FAIL ME NOW!”
3 “OFFICIAL PAC-MAN FAN CLUB NAME_________”
4 “U.S. PAC-MAN TEAM” (upside-down olympic logo of Pac-men)
5 “PAC-MAN OPERATORS LICENSE NAME ADDRESS BIRTH DATE HIGH SCORE PHONE”
6 Pac-Man (L), “SLIDE OUT THE SIDE DOOR”. Pinky (L), (red letters) “I’M COOKIN’ NOW”
7 Pac-Man, “YOU’D SMILE TOO IF YOU COULD EAT MONSTERS!”
8 Pac-Man (L), “NEVER!”. Blinky (L), (blue bubble) “LET’S GET TOGETHER”
9 Pac-Man (eating dots), “WAKA! WAKA! WAKA! WAKA! GULP!”
10 Pac-Man, “WAKA! WAKA!”. Blinky (D), “HERE COMES JAWS!”
11 (Identical to sticker 6)
12 “PAC-MAN FOR PRESIDENT”
13 “PAC-MAN HEADQUARTERS COUNSELING AVAILABLE”
14 “PAC-MAN FOR CHALLENGE CALL _________”
15 Blinky (C), “I HAVE PAC-MAN HANGOVER”
16 Pac-Man, “WHERE ARE THOSE MONSTERS?”. Blinky (L), “THE PAC-MAN KNOWS”
17 Pac-Man, (pink letters) “HOW ABOUT IT?”. Clyde (D), “LET’S GET TOGETHER”
18 Pinky (C), “I’M QUICK BUT YOU’RE QUICKER!”. Pac-Man, “EAT MY DUST”
19 Pac-Man, “TRY IT.”. Clyde, (D) (blue bubble) “YOU’LL LIKE IT!”
20 Pac-Man (eating dots), “BE KIND TO PAC-MAN!”
21 “PAC-MAN REPAIRMAN…BY APPOINTMENT ONLY” “JOIN THE PAC-MAN MAJORITY!”
22 “PAC-MAN BITES BACK!”, (blue monster with 3/4 of his head bitten off)
23 “U.S. PAC-MAN TEAM”, same as sticker 4 except 2nd pac-man is yellow
24 Pac-Man, “FREE LUNCH!”. Blue (C), “I’M COOKED NOW!”
25 Pac-Man, “GOOD TO THE LAST BITE”
26 Pinky (U), “SCHOOL’S OUT, PAC-MAN’S IN!”
27 Blue (U), (yellow bubble) “ARE YOU KIDDING?”. Pac-Man, “WAKA! WAKA! WAKA! WAKA!”
28 Pinky (D), “HOW FAR CAN YOU GO?”
29 Pac-Man, “GOTCHA!”. Blue, “MOMMY!”
30 “KISS MY PAC-MAN” (Shmoo-like Pac-Man from side of game)
31 (white border) Pac-Man, “I’LL GET YOU MONSTERS!”
32 “THIS IS NATIONAL PAC-MAN DAY” “PAC-MAN DOES IT WITH MONSTERS” [Added by L.K. Seitz]
33 Pac-Man, “HAPPINESS IS A HUNGRY PAC-MAN”
34 Blue (L), (yellow bubble) “CATCH ME IF YOU CAN!”
35 White (L), (pink bubble) “EAT MY DUST PAC-MAN!”
36 Pac-Man, (pink letters) “YEAH!”. Pinky (U), “SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL PAC-MAN”
37 Pac-Man, “WAKA! WAKA! WAKA! WAKA!”. Pinky (D), “HERE COMES JAWS”
38 Blinky, “SMILE…PAC-MAN IS WATCHING!”
39 “MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN WEEKENDS WERE MADE FOR PAC-MAN”
40 (white border) Pac-Man, (pink letters) “GOT’EM ON THE RUN”. Blue, (blue letters) “GULP!”
41 “PAC-MAN IS COMING” “DON’T PLAY THIS GAME…PAC-MAN IS BETTER”
42 Pac-Man, “WAKA! WAKA! WAKA! WAKA!”. Blue (C), “ARE YOU KIDDING?”
43 Eyes (U), “PAC-MAN DOES IT AGAIN”. Pac-Man, “GOTCHA!”
44 Pac-Man, “WAKA! WAKA! WAKA! WAKA!”. Blue, (L) “LOOK OUT!”
45 Pac-Man, (blue bubble) “I’M EATIN’ EVERYTHING IN SIGHT!”
46 White, (pink bubble) (red letters) “WATCH OUT FOR PAC-MAN!”
47 Pac-Man, “LET’S GET TOGETHER”. Pinky, “WHAT IF WE’RE CAUGHT?”
** note – this sticker begins the hidden sexual innuendo found in most of the Ms. Pac-Man stickers, released later. It’s sick, I tell you!
48 “PAC-MAN REPORT CARD NOVICE FAIR GOOD EXPERT OUT’A SIGHT!
49 (white border) Pac-Man, “I’M COOKIN'”. White (L), (red bubble), “SLIDE OUT THE SIDE DOOR”
50 “WE WANT PAC-MAN” “PAC-MAN DOES IT WITH MONSTERS”
51 (Identical to sticker 33)
52 Pac-Man, “READY?”. Pinky (L), “I AM!”
53 Pac-Man (eating dots), “CATCH ME IF YOU CAN!”
54 Pac-Man, “WAKA! WAKA! !”. Blinky (D), “WHO ME?”
So there you have my breakdown of Fleer Pac-Man Stickers. This was an obsession with me as a kid and one I am happy to finally get to share with people as an adult. So get out there and start collecting. Oh, and if you find a #32, please send it to me. That way I can finally be at peace.