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After the complicated sale of a defunct arcade a few years ago, the city of Glendale, CA is preparing to auction off a large collection of arcade cabinets.
A few years ago, the city of Glendale purchased a building housing the former Video West Arcade. The sale of the building covered it and everything inside of it, which included roughly 50 arcade cabinets. The building was bought with the intention of building the Museum of Neon Art.
Unfortunately, after moving the arcade cabinets out of the facility and into storage a number of legal complications lead to the freezing of assets acquired with the state's redevelopment funds. As a result, the arcade cabinets have remained in storage for the last three years. Recently, however, it was ruled the law forcing the freeze did not cover the cabinets, and now the city is preparing to auction them off.
Among the collection are older games like Galaga and Ms. Pac-Man, but there are also more modern hunting games and racers like Initial D Arcade Stage Version 3.
A date has not been set for when the auction will take place, but if you live near Glendale, California and are in the market for an arcade cabinet (or a few arcade cabinets), you may want to keep an eye out.
[Source: Glendale News press (1), (2), via LA Times]
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