Talk:Munch Man

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In Britain in the early 80s, Munchman was a very popular handheld game console. It was a lot more well-known than the computer game. Could this be added to or contribute to the start of a new article. I'm sure a lot of early 80s children remember this ... http://www.imarshall.karoo.net/munchman.htm —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.67.41.208 (talk) 21:37, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes, I was also surprised to see that the UK electronic tabletop game "Munchman" as well as the handheld "Mini Munchman" do not (yet) have an article on Wikipedia. (They were hugely popular here and I owned both of them, back in the '80s). Despite what is written in the web page to you link to, I think technically, "Mini Munchman" was handheld, whereas "Munchman" was tabletop. On a related note, I also I notice that the "Astro Wars" article does exist but it is currently an orphaned stub. The main problem seems to be lack of a "Grandstand_(Game_Manufacturer)" article, which could link in with all of these individual electronic game topics. I'm looking into this currently, but so far I'm having trouble tracking down references from authoratitve sources. This is particularly since Grandstand was active before the web. Further discussion of these topics is probably beyond the scope of this particular talk page though, so a Munchman_(Tabletop_Electronic_Game) article is certainly desirable. 150.204.48.9 (talk) 08:26, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

On further researching, it appears that the tabletop electronic game "Munchman" in the UK is just a rebadged version of the "Pac Man" or "Puck Man" game from Tomy, still I don't think an article exists on it yet. Benkid77 (talk) 19:12, 29 April 2009 (UTC)


OK, I've now created articles for both Grandstand and Munchman (the tabletop electronic game). I have added a disambiguation paragraph at the top of this page. This discussion can be now be continued on the Munchman page I created if needed. Benkid77 (talk) 17:42, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Why I de-prodded[edit]

I object to the prod because I think it was based only on a lack of online sources. This game received considerable coverage in its time; I suggest that computer magazines of the time would have some useful reviews and articles. Of particular interest is the game's role in the "Munchman Plan" promotion, an episode illustrating TI's characteristically poor marketing. I intend to search for sources to improve the article in the near future. Ntsimp (talk) 06:10, 18 August 2011 (UTC)