''WarGames'' IMSAI 8080 Computer Up for Sale

Yesterday we learned that not many of you are willing to shell out $200,000 for gold plated, diamond gilded nostalgia. So what about something that wasn't covered in tacky gold and diamonds? The original "Shall we play a game?" computer from the movie WarGames is for sale.

The Original Prop Blog (via Engadget) reports that the IMSAI 8080 computer used in the 1983 movie WarGames will be up for sale in the near future. Though plans for the sale of the machine have yet to be finalized, OPB reports that with an appraisal of more than $25,000, it could be the most expensive "PC" ever sold.

It's not gold plated and it doesn't come with a sprinkling of diamonds that help drive the price up to $200,000 but it did foster Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy crushes in young geeks everywhere. Ah, memories.

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  • what a great film, if i had that kinda cash to throw around id like to own it :p shame girls aint that impressed by computers anymore haha
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  • Does it have the modem and voice synth speaker with it though? Also, you simply must have the full WOPR cabinet to go with it.

    And the remote-control pterodactyl (or was it a pteranodon - not being to scale I couldn't tell!)
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  • Oh, and maybe I should look at the picture more closely because lo and behold the speaker is right on top!

    /facepalm
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