ZX Vega+ News

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Vega+ Shipping Dates

  • End of September 2016
  • October 2016
  • In time for Xmas 2016
  • February 2017
  • A "few weeks" from March 10th 2017
  • Summer 2017
  • 8 weeks from August 9th (October 4th, 2017)
  • Mid October 2017
  • April 2018
  • May 8th - 12th 2018
  • May 12th 2018
  • May 31st 2018 (Indiegogo deadline)
  • June 15th 2018
  • July 6th 2018

World of Spectrum

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Delivery Lies

David Levy and Suzanne Martin have continually lied during the campaign regarding the delivery date for the Vega+ console. Each deadline is missed without any apology or reason, before another deadline is invented and missed.

February 15, 2016
Estimated delivery date: September 2016

September 26, 2016
The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ to give it it’s full name, will launch on the 20th October.
The team behind the hugely successful Vega+ also plan to launch on selected online retail sites in time for Christmas 2016 and will soon be announcing their new sales and marketing  partner who won the account after a lengthy 4-way selection process.

October 11, 2016
The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ to give our product its full name, comes complete with 1,000 licensed games built-in and is currently available via the InDemand phase on Indiegogo, will launch on the 20th October.

October 25, 2016
We will be issuing an update regarding delivery in the very near future. We are waiting for confirmation from one person and then we will be able to give you a more accurate date.  

November 9, 2016
Well, as you know, we recently announced we’d be delivering the hugely anticipated Spectrum Vega+ very soon.
WE WILL come back to you with our more precise delivery plans very soon.

December 14, 2016
We now believe we have finally solved most of those problems and we have a series of production meetings between now and next Tuesday to confirm this, once we have attended all of those meetings, we will be able to come back to you with a clearer delivery schedule. 

December 23, 2016
We are delighted to announce that we will ship the first ZX Spectrum Vega+ ‘s in February 2017.

February 10, 2017
We are, however, delighted to say that the first units will ship after the 20th February 2017.

March 10, 2017
We have a planned retail launch this summer - but as previously promised we would deliver to backers before we launch to retail.
The net result of all this is that we expect to make the first shipment of Vega+ units a few weeks from now.

May 8, 2017
The red hot question on everybody’s lips (and fingertips). We’re working towards a new delivery date. For everyone upset that we’ve been unable to give a concrete date yet, we’ve been holding off as we don’t want to do is give you a date which might move again. And we cannot give a release date that can be sabotaged by those very, very, very busy third parties no longer attached to the project Just stay tuned here and please keep the faith.

August 9, 2017
We aim to begin shipping the Vega+ to backers within the next 8 weeks, and to follow this immediately with our first shipments to retail.

September 1, 2017
Well, its the first day of September and we are on track for the Vega+ reaching your game-hungry mittens by mid October.

November 8, 2017
Delivery details will be forthcoming very soon - stay tuned.

February 5, 2018
We’re now looking at an estimated delivery date (for the start of shipping units to backers) of April 2018, hopefully sooner.

February 19, 2018
So the good news is that we’re progressing rapidly towards our estimated delivery of April 2018.

February 20, 2018
We’ll shortly be publishing some images of all 10,000 sets of plastics in all their shiny loveliness.

April 27, 2018
Initial Shipments are scheduled between the 8th and 12th May 2018.

May 1, 2018
Just a tiny news nugget to let you know we are still on track for first shipments between 8th and 12th May 2018!

May 9, 2018
We are working our way through a few last minute obstacles, but we still plan to get the very first units out by the 12th as promised.

May 14, 2018
We are starting to send out emails regarding deliveries of “The Classic Black Clive” and what you need to do.

June 1, 2018
We are delighted to announce that we are now estimated to ship the first batch of Vega+ units by the 15th June 2018. We will be in touch v soon with more information.

July 2, 2018
Good News - Shipping - THIS WEEK
This week we will be starting to ship the first batch of units to backers who have opted to vary their order and receive a "Blankety Blank" unit.

David Levy bullsh IT A new generation of crowd funding horror

 

Latest Funky Spectrum RCL Videos

More terrible press for the much maligned console and to make matters worse, Sky have now insisted that the company no longer use the Sinclair name and its related trademarks.
(02/08/2018)

A tiny amount of the promised 400 have been spotted in the wild and there's not a single positive review.
(01/08/2018)

RCL really do seem to be trying to "go for broke" here, with their lawyers now contacting them to chase over a quarter of a million pounds in unpaid fees...
(03/07/2018)

Indiegogo Campaign

"Our Indiegogo campaign is to raise funds to manufacture the first 2,500 or more units of the Vega+ in the UK, and to prepare us for the second production run."

— RCL (15/02/2016)

Vega+ Status

  • All refunds processed:
  • Roll of honour email:
  • Address confirmation:
  • Battery specification:
  • PEGI certification:
  • Final specs released:
  • Games list released:
  • Finished box design:
  • Manual released:
  • Working website:
  • Final devices made: 0
  • Small claims victories: 0
  • Prototypes made: ~100-200