THEVIC20 joins the SiLLC retro investment portfolio

Today Amazon delivered quite punctual our pre-ordered THEVIC20 from RetroGames, so it finally can join SiLLC’s Retro Investment portfolio.

We had to decide if we are going to invest an original commodore CBM VIC-20 back from the 80’s (same question we asked ourselves also before we ordered the THEC64Maxi) but as you know, those old machines contains old capacitors which usually starts to leak after 30-40 years. So it is always a risk to buy them and will add follow-up costs to change those on the original boards.

Also we love the idea to skip the loading times from floppy drive (or even more worse datasette tape loading) by just loading the games from an USB stick.

40 years later, Retro Games released its THEC64Maxi in Limited Edition in the VIC-20 design with PET keyboard. Great work guys ! Unbelievable that in October 1980 in Japan Commodore released the VIC-20 (VIC-1001 release name in Japan).

Legends may sleep – but never die ! You can order your own by clicking here !

Commodore International Corp. – Did you lately check its stock chart on the Pink Sheets ?

Feb 20, 2020 Cologne / Germany

This really amazed us … to see that kind of trade action in october/november 2019. To see volume of more than 2.2 million shares – overall even up to 8 million in two months, in the pink sheets, in this stock … any explanation?

This nearly did not even happen in the past 10 years. What a suprise!

No worries, we are not going to invest in a stock listed on the pink sheets, but hey … we love to see some life in Commodore! … CBM … we will keep an eye on your stock chart!

Make Amiga 500 great again

Feb 18, 2020 Cologne / Germany

We bought (for really small money) a (vintage) heavily-used Commodore Amiga 500 with the motive, to renew it, refresh it, to mod it – well to give it a complete make-over.

At current time it is “just” an vintage Amiga 500 with a yellowed case (bad UV/sun-light damage) and a very yellowed keyboard.

We are waiting for the return of its case, completely re-painted, as well as for the keyboard, pimped by some plotted coating print.

Later it will also get a new (used) internal floppy drive, since it came without one and it will also get an external Gotek Flash Floppy.

More to come – so stay tune !


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