Today, Amazon delivered our pre-ordered THEVIC20 from RetroGames right on time, so it can finally join SiLLC’s retro investment portfolio.
We had to decide whether to invest in an original Commodore CBM VIC-20 from the 80s (the same question we asked ourselves before we ordered the THEC64Maxi). However, as you may know, those old machines contain old capacitors that usually start to leak after 30-40 years. So it’s always a risk to buy them, and it will add follow-up costs to replace those capacitors on the original boards.
Also, we love the idea of skipping the loading times from floppy drives (or even worse, cassette tape loading) by just loading the games from a USB stick.
Forty years later, Retro Games released its THEC64Maxi in a limited edition VIC-20 design with a PET keyboard. Great work, guys! It’s unbelievable that in October 1980, Commodore released the VIC-20 (known as the VIC-1001 in Japan).
Legends may sleep – but never die ! You can order your own by clicking here !