1980s pinball machines, arcade games set for live auction

A mammoth collection of 1980s coin operated arcade games and pinball machines is expected to stir feelings of nostalgia among collectors on May 4 in California.

Original Pac-Man machine
The original Pac-Man machine will provide one of the main draws of the auction

In one of the largest auctions of its kind ever seen, Captain's Auction Warehouse offers the remarkable amassment following a successful sale in March.

Owner Chris Campbell attributes the rise in interest to those who spent their weekends pumping quarters into arcade games finally coming of age and having a disposable income.

Included in the sale are Star Wars, Mario Bros and Pac-Man themed machines, sure to set collector passions alight.

Auction Team Breker will auction one of the few surviving examples of the Apple-1 computer on May 25, the first machine ever produced by Steve Jobs' iconic company.

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