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3 hours ago, Reg said:

Here is the Kickstarter of it that I backed.

ZX Spectrum Next

Cannot wait for mine to arrive. :)

cant afford it now but hoping santa wife will feel generous this xmas..lol

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the rubber keyed zx spectrum with a mere 16k was my first computer. i forked out for the 32k ram pack so i could play jet set willy.

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9 minutes ago, nails said:

the rubber keyed zx spectrum with a mere 16k was my first computer. i forked out for the 32k ram pack so i could play jet set willy.

when i ordered mine from the club book,

zx speccy 16 k and the 32k ram pack for xmas

only the ram pack arrived as they had sold out of speccys...

had to wait ages for it to arrive....

 

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* i followed on with a c64 and then saved heavy to get the Amiga 500 for £399 (bundled with shit i might add..)

then a B2000 and on to the a1200 tower, 030 32GB ram, HD CDrom etc. etc. etc. basically, when i went to Pcs, it was so similar it was uncanny.

 

now running a home built 8 core, water cooling etc. etc.

 

next ? hmm

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The thing I find totally mind blowing are the demos people still write for the old 8 bits, I was watching some Spectrum ones earlier, some are insane, pushing the machines to their limits and then pushing them further, impressive stuff.

J

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10 hours ago, A:E said:

The thing I find totally mind blowing are the demos people still write for the old 8 bits, I was watching some Spectrum ones earlier, some are insane, pushing the machines to their limits and then pushing them further, impressive stuff.

J

Yes and it seems to be that the Russians excel at doing this.

Some would be forgiven for thinking it never died over there...

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Yes was very popular machine over there when we’d move onto to 16bits, I think there were many cheap clones over there.

J

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I missed out on the original kickstarter so hoping to get on the 2nd kickstarter if and when that happens...

I have to say that the Spectrum next keyboard looks awesome... beautiful looking bit of kit. 😍

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Love it, love it, love it😍

Use to have one of these, an Atari, a Nintendo and a Commodore 64 too.(ok, was a bit of a spoilt child!) All the old stuff like Dungeons and Dragons, Rampage, Carnage, Narc, Defender and shit loads of other games. Nostalgia at its greatest.

 

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67804EF0-678F-4074-87DB-B016C9980DC6.thumb.jpeg.e49782b481f40144250ab6cb76e875a6.jpegI became the proud owner of a ‘toastie’.  It looked a bit trashed when I received it.  I stripped it down and a low temperature cycle in the dish washer sorted it out :)

 

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Ah very nice.

I have one of these beasts.  This I recall is one of the more expensive Spectrums to get ?

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Not quite as expensive as maybe an issue one ZX Spectrum 48K.  All Spectrum models have their value, I have 2 Spectrum +3 machines and quite a number of ZX Spectrum 48k rubber and plus models.  The toasty and the original rubber keyboard Spectrums are iconic machines,

I think I paid around £185 for this.  It needed a new keyboard membrane but works perfectly.  Could do with a recap at some point.  The only one I need for my collection is a ZX80, difficult to find one in decent condition as the plastic was fairly flimsy on those models.

J

 

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