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NEW MEMBERS - SIGN IN HERE PLEASE / Re: Hello from Jack
« on: February 12, 2015, 04:53:57 PM »
Oh well, at least it made more room for your collection right? :)

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GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Re: Sinclair Spectrum Vega - anyone?
« on: February 11, 2015, 09:48:47 PM »
Blimey! ;)

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NEW MEMBERS - SIGN IN HERE PLEASE / Re: Hello from Jack
« on: February 11, 2015, 04:38:57 PM »
Oh no! I suppose this was before they reached collector status though?  :'(

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GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Re: Sinclair Spectrum Vega - anyone?
« on: February 11, 2015, 04:29:11 PM »
Wow Andy, I'm really jealous! You'll bring it to the RCM to show us though, right? (hint hint) :)

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NEW MEMBERS - SIGN IN HERE PLEASE / Re: Hello from Jack
« on: February 10, 2015, 09:06:23 PM »
Yep! A smaller 'Mega Drive II', years ago though. It eventually died, and we threw it away (at this point unaware of it's collectible retro cool-ness). A terrible decision I know, but forgive me, I was only about eight!

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GENERAL RETRO CHIT CHAT / Sinclair Spectrum Vega - anyone?
« on: February 10, 2015, 08:58:03 PM »
Read about this a few weeks ago but thought I should share it, as there isn't much publicity about it right now.

A company based in Luton is in the process of designing and making (probably in limited quantities) a brand new Speccy. Well, not quite - more of a handheld plug-and-play, which looks just like a tiny Spectrum and has 1000 built-in games. They are asking for funding on IndieGogo right now, but have already raised over £150k. Sounds like a fantastic nostalgia-fest for people who haven't used a Spectrum in years. The only problem though: they would cost you £100 to pre-order, if they hadn't already sold out. Still, they are flogging 'make your own' books signed by Sir Clive Sinclair and places on the waiting list for the second production run.

Here's a link to their IndieGogo page: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sinclair-zx-spectrum-vega

£100 seems a bit steep though, right? For that, you could easily buy a genuine Spectrum in good nick on eBay and a flash drive for it. Hopefully, in a few months when the hype around it dies down a bit the price will drop; if so I'll be first in line!

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NEW MEMBERS - SIGN IN HERE PLEASE / Hello from Jack
« on: February 08, 2015, 09:01:06 PM »
Hello everyone, I'm new to the forums - but I've visited the museum a few times now.

I might only be 15, but I first got into gaming thanks to the N64 and Mega Drive. I've always been a huge fan of vintage/retro computers, but have only recently gotten into collecting them. Right now it's two iMac G3's (Bondi Blue and Dalmatian), and a C64C (now fully functional, thanks Andy!). A very small collection but it's a work in progress.

Anyway, this forum sounds like a great place to exchange retro computing info, and I'm really glad to have joined it!  :)

Jack

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