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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

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Semi-working prototype

A semi-working prototype has been passed around and around by Suzanne Martin in a bid to try to convince backers and creditors that at that point in time they had a working model. Suzanne Martin even tried to convince their second set of lawyers Michelmores that production had started and was in progress somewhere in Kent, and the lawyers hoped to use that in court. Michelmores lawyer Garbhan Shanks was unable to get the prototype unit to do anything other than show the copyright message that was illegally used well after Sky had already withdrawn the licence.

This email also shows Suzanne Martin lied to Michelmores about supposed "feedback from users and retailers", and further lies about the continually delayed roll of honour email going out the next day.

The email also confirms that law firm Michelmores were willing to lie and misinform the general public and the courts as to the state of production on the Vega+.

Semi-working prototype p1

Semi-working prototype p2

Semi-working prototype p3

Semi-working prototype p4

The same worn button V1 prototype model shown to Michelmores in late 2017 was used by pariah Jan Saggiori nine months later on Twitter to pretend that shipping was imminent. Jan Saggiori was the former Retro Computers "investigative journalist" who lives in Switzerland and ran the "democracy" facebook group. His services were dispensed with later in 2018.

Pariah Jan Saggiori claims to have a Vega+

Text version

Suzanne Martin <suzanne@suzannemartin.com>
To:Garbhan Shanks
Cc:David Levy,Jayne Clemens
Oct 18, 2017 at 8:39 AM
Not helpful to us - he is not involved in the production process at all.

Sent from my iPhone

On 18 Oct 2017, at 07:36, Garbhan Shanks <Garbhan.Shanks@michelmores.com> wrote:

Yes

Garbhan Shanks
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From: Suzanne Martin [mailto:suzanne@suzannemartin.com]
Sent: 18 October 2017 07:29
To: Garbhan Shanks
Cc: David Levy; Jayne Clemens
Subject: Re: Vega+ console [MICHREF-Active.124919.2]

Did you see Lee Fogarty's statement?

Sent from my iPhone

On 18 Oct 2017, at 06:50, Garbhan Shanks <Garbhan.Shanks@michelmores.com> wrote:

Thanks Suzanne

Please send me a copy of any such email once it's released this morning.

I had understood David was going down to Kent to pick up a Vega + console coming off the production line so I could potentially produce that in court as evidence that mass production of the final product was underway. The console I have therefore does not serve that purpose, so I don't think I will bring it to court.

Regards

Garbhan

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On 17 Oct 2017, at 20:46, Suzanne Martin <suzanne@suzannemartin.com> wrote:

Roll of Honour update posted emails will start to go out by the morning.

That is a first production run model - we have modified the right had buttons to make them flat to give a better user experience. They are also solid to give better "play" this was following feedback from users and retailers.

Press the button on the back left hand side to reboot - just gently press and release.

You should get a boot up screen - I have sent you a YouTube video to help you

Sent from my iPhone

On 17 Oct 2017, at 20:05, Garbhan Shanks <Garbhan.Shanks@michelmores.com> wrote:

How does it actually work?

I can't seem to really get it to do anything. There is a white screen with "1982 Sinclair Research Ltd"?

And in terms of correct representations I can make, is this a final prototype or the finished product? The buttons seems well used?

Suzanne – any update on your Roll of Honour email being released?

Thanks

Garbhan Shanks
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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