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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

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Welcome to the collection of Funky Spectrum journalistic videos regarding the Vega+. These were so hot to handle, Retro Computers Ltd tried to have them removed from the internet, but they're now back where they belong!

THE VEGA+ - COMPLAINTS SITE DOWN!?
23/05/2018

For the time being, another site helping backers raise queries about the state of the device and their investment has been put to rest.For the time being, another site helping backers raise queries about the state of the device and their investment has been put to rest. Hopefully it will rise again stronger !

THE VEGA+ - NO GAMES AT ALL ???
23/05/2018

To counter the trolls, sorry, games rights owners they've not contacted, RCL have been pushing the idea of releasing the system without any games.To counter the trolls, sorry, games rights owners they've not contacted, RCL have been pushing the idea of releasing the system without the 1000 games people have paid for. Sigh.

THE VEGA + - OF COURSE THEY MISSED THE DEADLINE
15/05/2018

And why wouldn't they, they've missed all the others. why break the habit of a lifetime ?And why wouldn't they, they've missed all the others. why break the habit of a lifetime ?

THE VEGA+ - ANOTHER EMPTY UPDATE
09/05/2018

An "update" from RCL that tells us nothing but more lies and subterfuge. It is, as we've come to expect, pathetic.An "update" from RCL that tells us nothing but more lies and subterfuge. It is, as we've come to expect, pathetic.

THE VEGA+ - THE LITTLE WEBSITE THAT COULDN'T
04/05/2018

Not at all hastily thrown together in a last ditch attempt to prove they're doing something. why didn't this exist sooner? "Trolls"Not at all hastily thrown together in a last ditch attempt to prove they're doing something. why didn't this exist sooner? "Trolls"

THE VEGA+ - MANUFACTURING INFO AND SMOKESCREENS
03/05/2018

As far as many of us have managed to find out, we're a LONG way off the 5000 units going out to game hungry mittens any time soon...As far as many of us have managed to find out, we're a LONG way off the 5000 units going out to game hungry mittens any time soon...

THE VEGA + - FORMER DIRECTORS ISSUE STATEMENT
03/05/2018

A rebuttal of the recent nonsense spouted by RCL and the actual facts behind the current situation.A rebuttal of the recent nonsense spouted by RCL and the actual facts behind the current situation.

THE VEGA + - OBITUARY PLAGIARISM ROW INTENSIFIES
30/04/2018

Just beyond a joke, it really is. Hear how someone becomes a "troll" for having their words stolen and copyrighted by someone else.Just beyond a joke, it really is. Hear how someone becomes a "troll" for having their words stolen and copyrighted by someone else.

THE VEGA+ - PANIC WEBSITE
30/04/2018

The template build just isn't holding up. The nonsense continues.The template build just isn't holding up. The nonsense continues.

THE VEGA+ - "BIG BOYS DID IT"
27/04/2018

RCL have come out with a statement on the recent news relating to the vote of no confidence/director replacement and it's, once again, an exercise in blaming everyone but themselves for their own woes.RCL have come out with a statement on the recent news relating to the vote of no confidence/director replacement and it's, once again, an exercise in blaming everyone but themselves for their own woes.

THE VEGA+ - COPY/PASTE OBITUARY SHOCKER :'(
27/04/2018

This is a disgrace. Genuinely I'm pretty much lost for words (apart from the ones present in this video). Absolute, utter scum.This is a disgrace. Genuinely I'm pretty much lost for words (apart from the ones present in this video). Absolute, utter scum.

THE VEGA+ SHAREHOLDERS MEETING CALLED
27/04/2018

The former directors and majority shareholders including Sinclair research have effectively announced a vote of no confidence in those currently behind RCL.The former directors and majority shareholders including Sinclair research have effectively announced a vote of no confidence in those currently behind RCL.

THE VEGA+ V2 - IT'S COMING... OR IS IT ?
25/04/2018

Is it ? Does anyone really care ?Is it ? Does anyone really care ?

THE VEGA+ - SUED BY FORMER EMPLOYEE ??
23/03/2018

Lie Fogarty has decided to chase RCL for £599 and this time he's not fibbing !Lie Fogarty has decided to chase RCL for £599 and this time he's not fibbing !

THE VEGA+ V2 - DEAD MAN WALKING ?
22/03/2018

Is it over? Is it done? No news is bad news in the case of the ever elusive RCL and their vapourware device...Is it over? Is it done? No news is bad news in the case of the ever elusive RCL and their vapourware device...

THE VEGA+ BY MAY OR PAY
05/02/2018

We reach the end as Indiegogo threaten to send in the debt collectors.We reach the end as Indiegogo threaten to send in the debt collectors.

THE VEGA+ AND THEIR LIE FILLED Q+A
05/02/2018

More resounding and easily refutable bullshit comes from the mouths of RCL mere moments after they lose another court case.More resounding and easily refutable bullshit comes from the mouths of RCL mere moments after they lose another court case. Maybe if they lose enough court cases we'll actually get the device as it seems to be the only time they actually commit to any form of action.

VEGA+ COMPANY LOSE LANDMARK CASE
02/02/2018

All the latest from the farce that keeps on going.All the latest from the farce that keeps on going.

THE VEGA+ - MORE REVELATIONS...
14/11/2017

Finally Lee bites the hand that feeds him with a sensational series of online tirades against his former masters.Finally Lee bites the hand that feeds him with a sensational series of online tirades against his former masters.

THE VEGA+ - MORE SKULDUGGERY !
08/11/2017

Yet more bullshit from the people behind the non existent Vega+ this month. Who'd have thought it, eh?Yet more bullshit from the people behind the non existent Vega+ this month. Who'd have thought it, eh?

THE VEGA+ - THE MOUTHPIECE ABANDONS SHIP !
17/10/2017

The well known community bullshitter who has lied for RCL repeatedly over the last year and a half has now broken his recent silence to admit it's all been a sham!The well known community bullshitter who has lied for RCL repeatedly over the last year and a half has now broken his recent silence to admit it's all been a sham!

THE VEGA+ - NO OCTOBER DELIVERY
16/10/2017

So, as expected, both October deadlines have been hit and both have been missed. What happens next? Well, more lies, of course!So, as expected, both October deadlines have been hit and both have been missed. What happens next? Well, more lies, of course!

VEGA+ TEAM RESORT TO DOXXING !
04/10/2017

What a shambolic, self defeating performance from a team of bitter idiots. They should put some effort into making a console!What a shambolic, self defeating performance from a team of bitter idiots. They should put some effort into making a console!

THE VEGA+ IN OCTOBER ? OF COURSE NOT !
02/10/2017

It's not coming this month, folks. What do we reckon, 100 to 1 for next month or are the odds worse!? It's not coming this month, folks. What do we reckon, 100 to 1 for next month or are the odds worse !? This is a joke and they really need to just put the device out now. There's no excuse.

VEGA + ACCOUNTS REVEAL
19/09/2017

The "ring fenced" funds that weren't :-/ Only outside investment can save them now and I hope to god they manage to get it!The "ring fenced" funds that weren't :-/ Only outside investment can save them now and I hope to god they manage to get it so that they can at least, finally, get something to the backers whom they've already diddled to the tune of half a million quid!

VEGA+ UNFOUNDED ACCUSATIONS FLY !
18/09/2017

I've come in for some flak from an unlikely source about the Vega+ (and more) and its' someone that I've said precious little to. Ever.I've come in for some flak from an unlikely source about the Vega+ (and more) and its' someone that I've said precious little to. Ever. Still, it's turned into a community pile-on with the usual suspects.

THE VEGA+ - ANONYMAN OR ANONYMOUSE ?
06/09/2017

Recently this chap has been tweeting all kinds of gubbins about RCL, would you please unmask yourself so that your work can be validated?Recently this chap has been tweeting all kinds of gubbins about RCL, would you please unmask yourself so that your work can be validated? Also, more nonsense from RCL as they slip beyond another of their self imposed (and only advisory) "deadlines" :P

VEGA+ THE TRUTH WILL OUT
24/08/2017

The works of Codetapper and George Cropper now have bulletproof hosting from anonymous! The truth cannot be silenced!The works of Codetapper and George Cropper now have bulletproof hosting from anonymous! The truth cannot be silenced!

THE VEGA+ - THE UNTOUCHABLES
17/08/2017

The truth will out!The truth will out!

THE VEGA+ - THE END (INTRO)
08/08/2017

A shot across the boughs of the people behind RCL and the people who DO work for them!A shot across the boughs of the people behind RCL and the people who DO work for them who are about to see their house of lies collapse around them!

THE VEGA+ RADIO SILENCE
20/07/2017

Total radio silence from RCL coupled with backpedalling from their social media "expert". Hm. What's going to happen next?Total radio silence from RCL coupled with backpedalling from their social media "expert". Hm. What's going to happen next, anyone

VEGA+ GAMES LIST DECIMATED AND MORE !
27/06/2017

The beleagured Vega+ limps on under its own final puffs of steam, abandoned by its creators and its once vocal supporters...The beleagured Vega+ limps on under its own final puffs of steam, abandoned by its creators and its once vocal supporters...

VEGA+ - THE WORLD OF SPECTRUM FALLOUT
06/06/2017

Seems like the World of Spectrum has been tarnished by a certain persons behaviour and many developers and license holders have decided to take action.Seems like the World of Spectrum has been tarnished by a certain persons behaviour and many developers and license holders have decided to take action in order to distance themselves from his behaviour.

VEGA+ - TICK TOCK, RCL, THE BAILIFFS ARE COMING !
26/05/2017

Tick tock RCL, the bailiffs are coming!Tick tock RCL, the bailiffs are coming!

VEGA+ HIT BY COURT COSTS DEMAND
18/05/2017

RCL have now been hit by a compulsory payment order for their lost court case earlier this year.RCL have now been hit by a compulsory payment order for their lost court case earlier this year. One wonders, with RCL paying themselves outlandish wages and owing so much money, is there anything left to pay for thousands of handhelds?

THE VEGA+ "SECURITY" BREACH
02/05/2017

Yet more garbage from RCL. This time they've demonstrated they're completely unable to understand how the internet works, even with their "IT Specialist" on side.Yet more garbage from RCL. This time they've demonstrated they're completely unable to understand how the internet works, even with their "IT Specialist" on side.

VEGA+ - DEMOCRATIC BLOG AND SITE REDIRECTS !
30/04/2017

A hacker releases the democratic blog and it's dynamite! Also some strange goings on with site redirects!A hacker releases the democratic blog and it's dynamite! Also some strange goings on with site redirects!

THE VEGA+ - CAN PEOPLE JUST GET REFUNDS NOW ?
07/04/2017

Another "hollywood 4k" video went up today that idiots promptly proclaimed as the second coming of Christ.Another "hollywood 4k" video went up today that idiots promptly proclaimed as the second coming of Christ. I suppose if your brain works at a snails pace a massively delayed boot sequence is acceptable.

THE VEGA+ MIC DROP
17/03/2017

Yet more transparent shilling from the translucent lard boss himself over on his tumbleweed arena of a blog.Yet more transparent shilling from the translucent lard boss himself over on his tumbleweed arena of a blog. This video sets a few issues straight and casts light on some very dark areas indeed...

VEGA+ - FORMAL DISCLOSURE REQUEST !
01/03/2017

The former directors at RCL have issued a legally binding request for disclosure to the current idiots (not) manning the helm.The former directors at RCL have issued a legally binding request for disclosure to the current idiots (not) manning the helm. Let's see what RCL reply with to these very important questions!

RCL DOOMED - NO VEGA+ IN FEB ?
10/02/2017

RCL lost a big court case yesterday and now have to admit responsibility, make their accounts public and pay legal costs.RCL lost a big court case yesterday and now have to admit responsibility for their actions, make their accounts public and pay legal costs as a result of their wilful and illegal skulduggery. So, does everyone still think we'll see the device in February ? (or ever)

VEGA+ - FORMER DIRECTORS ISSUE PUBLIC STATEMENT
24/01/2017

The beleaguered handheld takes another body blow as former directors lambast the management of the campaign, the misappropriation of funds, the treatment of backers and more.The beleaguered handheld takes another body blow as former directors lambast the management of the campaign, the misappropriation of funds, the treatment of backers and more.

VEGA+ INDIEGOGO SHILLING UNMASKED
09/01/2017

We've all thought it had happened on multiple occasions, now we have irrefutable proof of this devious, lying behaviour as their social media (mis)manager slips up big time!We've all thought it had happened on multiple occasions, now we have irrefutable proof of this devious, lying behaviour as their social media (mis)manager slips up big time!

RCL'S CHRISTMAS CAROL - A RADIO PLAY
23/12/2016

RCL's very own night(mare) before Christmas, a funkyspectrum radio play.RCL's very own night(mare) before Christmas, a funkyspectrum radio play.

THE VEGA+ - FORMER DIRECTORS SPEAK OUT !
20/12/2016

The former directors at RCL have made a public statement. Things are going from bad to worse for RCL and the hopes for the VEGA+ drift off into the distance!The former directors at RCL have made a public statement. Things are going from bad to worse for RCL and the hopes for the VEGA+ drift off into the distance!

THE "NEW" VIDEO THAT ISN'T - THE VEGA+
13/12/2016

The new video that is far from what it claims to be and some rather disturbing news regarding both their firmware and accounting.The new video that is far from what it claims to be and some rather disturbing news regarding both their firmware and accounting.The new video that is far from what it claims to be and some rather disturbing news regarding both their firmware and accounting.The new video that is far from what it claims to be and some rather disturbing news regarding both their firmware and accounting.

YO HO HOPES ARE DASHED - THE VEGA+
12/12/2016

Backers are once again let down by RCL, who promised the Vega+ would be taking pride of place under their Christmas trees this year.Backers are once again let down by RCL, who promised the Vega+ would be taking pride of place under their Christmas trees this year. Yet again, this was a lie and RCL have once more gone to ground.

R.I.P TRUTH AND HONESTY - THE VEGA+
25/11/2016

The Vega+ people at RCL and their "updates". More and more lies keep coming and this latest one just about takes the biscuit.The Vega+ people at RCL and their "updates". More and more lies keep coming and this latest one just about takes the biscuit. We were promised a full resolution to all issues, a full explanation and a final delivery date.

VEGA+, MAY THE FARCE BE WITH YOU
04/11/2016

The ZX Vega+ is the sewer outlet that keeps on giving. Yet more scandals, lies and misinformation comes!The ZX Vega+ is the sewer outlet that keeps on giving. Yet more scandals, lies and misinformation comes and I couldn't not report it!

THE VEGA+ SHIPPING THIS WEEK ? OF COURSE NOT...
17/10/2016

Yet another deadline will pass and yet more lies and slander will be bandied about. It'll all be someone elses fault.Yet another deadline will pass and yet more lies and slander will be bandied about. It'll all be someone elses fault. Everyone at RCL is a blameless paragon of virtue. Absolutely pathetic. This is a shambles!

THE VEGA+ LIES CONTINUE ! WHAT NEXT ?
22/09/2016

The Vega+ soars past its mid September deadline, now it's suggested it "might make Xmas"? Is that Xmas 2016, then?The Vega+ soars past its mid September deadline, now it's suggested it "might make Xmas"? Is that Xmas 2016, then? Pathetic. Here is the real story.

MORE VEGA+ NEWS !
03/08/2016

The trail of dominoes goes to all kinds of strange places, most of which seem to be steeped in subterfuge and fall outs!The trail of dominoes goes to all kinds of strange places, most of which seem to be steeped in subterfuge and fall outs!

MORE STRANGE VEGA+ NEWS ! WHAT'S GOING ON ?
02/08/2016

What on earth is happening with this project? The director can spend hours on a muck slinging press release but can't post progress on the unit itself?What on earth is happening with this project? The director can spend hours on a muck slinging press release but can't post 1 picture or piece of information showing progress on the unit itself?

MORE BIZARRE ZX VEGA+ INFORMATION !
01/08/2016

The Vega+ seems to go from being troubled to absolutely implausible and this information shows a little more of what's going on behind the scenes!The Vega+ seems to go from being troubled to absolutely implausible and this information shows a little more of what's going on behind the scenes in what could well be shaping up to be yet another massive disappointment for the ZX Spectrum community !

ZX VEGA+ SCANDAL !
13/07/2016

Looks like the VEGA+ is heading into troubled waters. Could this be another "recreated zx spectrum" debacle all over again?Looks like the VEGA+ is heading into troubled waters. Could this be another "recreated zx spectrum" debacle all over again?

Here you can find the full collection of RCL based investigative videos by George Cropper, also known as George Bum, from the FunkySpectrum YouTube channel. George has been covering the Vega+ situation from the very start, with his videos being an invaluable source of information that has continually proved to be factually correct.

As a result of this, he has been subject to numerous attacks on both his business and himself as an individual by RCL and their associates, the latest of which saw some of these videos removed from YouTube. However, George appealed successfully and YouTube saw sense, agreeing that the videos were indeed investigative journalism.

Despite this, and as a precautionary measure, George has provided us with the full archive of his videos so that we can host them safely, completely immune to persecution - leaving them to stand as a testament to truth for anyone who wishes to access them. Furthermore, after speaking with him at length, George has also kindly agreed to allow us to publish all of his future RCL/Vega+ videos here.

Latest Funky Spectrum RCL Videos

For the time being, another site helping backers raise queries about the state of the device and their investment has been put to rest.
(23/05/2018)

To counter the trolls, sorry, games rights owners they've not contacted, RCL have been pushing the idea of releasing the system without any games.
(23/05/2018)

And why wouldn't they, they've missed all the others. why break the habit of a lifetime ?
(15/05/2018)

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: 20-30