Fleer’s “Pac-Man” stickers were quite the hot commodity among young kids in 1980. And that’s weird, considering how simplistic and cheaply produced they were. As you can tell from the examples below, the jokes ranged from the lame to the nonsensical … they might have been scripted by someone for whom is English was a second language.
Anyway, the kids in my neighborhood never actually removed the stickers from their backing — we just traded them like baseball cards. Kids in the 80’s collected and traded just about anything.
I only remember two other arcade games that got this kind of collectible sticker treatment: “Ms. Pac-Man” and “Q-Bert.” That strikes me as odd … weren’t games like “Centipede” and “Asteroids” cooler and more popular?