ZX Vega+ News

(Unauthorised and Unofficial)

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

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Welcome to the ZX Vega+ news site, for up-to-date news regarding the recreated ZX Spectrum Vega+ console from Retro Computers Ltd. This site is unauthorised and unofficial!

Suzanne Louise Martin, convicted of drug trafficking, eating KFC at a buffet
Suzanne Louise Martin - In Sickness and in Wealth
23/06/2018

A backup of the Real Crooks blog entry explaining that Suzanne Louise Martin is in fact a convicted criminal who served jail time for drug trafficking.A backup of the Real Crooks blog entry explaining that Suzanne Louise Martin is in fact a convicted criminal who served jail time for drug trafficking. Suzanne issued a takedown notice to Google to have the original post removed, and the team promised to reproduce any documents taken offline on this website in the interests of the public.

Help Clive see that backers are not happy with criminals David Levy and Suzanne Martin
THE VEGA+ - CLIVE, HELP US!
21/06/2018

Backers of the Vega+ please go and sign up to show your displeasure, it can and will make a difference.

Convicted criminal Suzanne Louise Martin sentenced for drug trafficking
Ms Suzanne Martin
19/06/2018

A backup of the Real Crooks blog entry discussing Suzanne Louise Martin's criminal conviction for drug trafficking.A backup of the Real Crooks blog entry discussing Suzanne Louise Martin's criminal conviction for drug trafficking. The original post has been removed from the blog and Google results, and has been reproduced here for public interest purposes.

Rob Morton discusses taking Retro Computers Ltd to small claims court for his Vega+ refund
Vega+ backer Rob Morton interviewed on Ripoff Britain
15/06/2018

Rob Morton interviewed on Ripoff Britain on BBC1 discussing how he took David Levy/RCL to small claims court for his refund.Rob Morton interviewed on Ripoff Britain on BBC1 discussing how he took David Levy/RCL to small claims court for his refund. Rob's section begins at 7 minutes 48 seconds in the clip.

David Levy fiddles the VAT man in Sir Clive Sinclair's name?
David Levy fiddles the VAT man in Sir Clive Sinclair's name?
11/06/2018

David Levy's own words show he is happy to lie about VAT and tax fraud to the authorities using Sir Clive Sinclair as his scapegoat.

David Levy working hard on the shareholders agreement
David Levy admits he has no rights to the C64 project
08/06/2018

Email chain from Darren Melbourne proving David Levy had no ownership of the Commodore project.

The ZX Vega+ Refunds page has over £5,000 of refunds logged in less than 4 hours on a Sunday night!
Refunds Logging System added to Shareholders Petition
03/06/2018

Log your official refund request on the ZX Vega+ Shareholders Petition website, with the refunds list to be presented to put pressure on Indiegogo to act.

David Levy faces debt collectors over the fraudulent Vega+ campaign
ZX Vega+ console faces Indiegogo's debt collectors
01/06/2018

Indiegogo have told the BBC that RCL must immediately ship them one of the completed consoles, refund all backers that have requested a refund, and provide contact details for the person at Sky that is holding up delivery.

David Levy and Suzanne Martin repeatedly lie about delivery dates
Delivery Lies
01/06/2018

David Levy and Suzanne Martin have continually lied during the Vega+ campaign regarding delivery dates.David Levy and Suzanne Martin have continually lied during the Vega+ campaign regarding delivery dates. Each delivery date is missed with complete radio silence, followed by either a new date months into the future or a message that RCL will come back with a new schedule soon.

Will David Levy once again use the excuse of trolls wanting to cut his penis off for a no show in small claims court?
David Levy back in small claims court
15/05/2018

After losing a small claims court earlier in the year, David Levy will be back in court on September 25th 2018.After losing a small claims court earlier in the year, David Levy will be back at the County Court in Luton on September 25th 2018. Will David Levy use the "I cannot attend as trolls want to cut my penis off" excuse again?

David Levy needs to stop blaming everyone else for his own failings in life and business.
Shame on you David Levy
11/05/2018

Paul Andrews requests that David Levy stop trying to blame everyone in the rest of the world for David's own failings.Darren Melbourne and Paul Andrews both respond to David Levy's email to games rights holders, and Paul requests that David Levy stop trying to blame everyone in the rest of the world for David's own failings.

Roll of Dishonour
Roll of Dishonour
10/05/2018

RCL have deleted the Roll of Honour from their website, but we are proud to present the original Roll of Dishonour!

Liar Liar himself Mr David Levy caught with his trousers down
Levy Lies
04/05/2018

David Levy caught lying about a supposed barrage of letters from a fake law firm LSB International Legal Services.David Levy caught lying about a supposed barrage of legal letters sent to RCL, suppliers and collaborators from a fake law firm LSB International Legal Services.

Initial Production Run
04/05/2018

A meagre run of 50 Vega+ prototypes have been manufactured of the 5,000 RCL need to produce for the initial production run.A meagre run of 50 Vega+ prototypes have been manufactured of the 5,000 RCL need to produce, but with the bank account bled dry, RCL are relying on a pyramid-scheme of web sales to fund further production.

Suzanne Martin and David Levy behind bars for fraud
Urgent shareholders meeting called to sack directors David Levy, Suzanne Martin and Janko Mrsic-Flogel
27/04/2018

75% shareholders of RCL (Sinclair Research, Paul Andrews and Chris Smith) announce 2 resolutions including the sacking of the current directors!75% shareholders of RCL (Sinclair Research, Paul Andrews and Chris Smith) announce 2 resolutions - to sack all 3 current directors, and replace them with a choice by the majority of the shareholders. David Levy will get no say with his 25% share.

Preston Thomas aka The Tater Tuber - The Sound Off - The Spud Speaks
The Sound Off - The Spud Speaks
07/04/2018

The 33 minute rant from Preston Thomas to Funky Spectrum after he lost a twitter bet and agreed to leave social media forever.The 33 minute rant from Preston Thomas to Funky Spectrum after he lost a twitter bet and agreed to leave social media forever. Preston's video discusses his regret for his part in supporting RCL in the Vega+ scam.

The closest you will ever get to receiving a golden Vega as illegally appointed RCL director Suzanne Martin badly spray paints a Vega console
Golden Vega Scam
21/03/2018

Yet another failure from RCL director David Levy as the golden Vega competition is abandoned with zero winners receiving their prizes.

Suzanne Louise Martin convicted criminal for the importation of cannabis resin
Public Domain Photos of directors Suzanne Martin and David Levy
19/03/2018

RCL directors Suzanne Martin and David Levy are reporting images of themselves on social media, claiming that the photos are private. RCL directors Suzanne Martin and David Levy are reporting images of themselves on social media, claiming that the photos are private. Here you can find a selection of freely distributable public domain photos taken at the original ZX Vega launch event.

David Levy said trolls would chop his cock off!
Your manhood is safe, judge tells ZX Spectrum reboot boss
12/03/2018

David Levy loses court case appeal against Rob Morton's victory in small claims court.David Levy loses court case appeal against Rob Morton's victory in small claims court. Written by Gareth Corfield and published in The Register.

Mugshot of David Levy, RCL director and scammer
Change of address letter
09/03/2018

A letter for anyone who has already begun court action against RCL, as their contact address has changed.A letter for anyone who has already begun court action against RCL, as their contact address has changed. Please note that this is for claims submitted online. If your claim was sent by post, you will probably need to send it to the court you chose to have the hearing at.

Tell me Lies
20/02/2018

A factual summary of the RCL updates over the last few years

Indiegogo threaten David Levy and Suzanne Martin of RCL with third party collections agency
Indiegogo threaten RCL with third-party collections agency
05/02/2018

A huge news day, as RCL crawl out of their rabbit hole and suddenly post 3 bogus updates and answer some Indiegogo questions.A huge news day, as RCL crawl out of their rabbit hole and suddenly post 3 bogus updates and answer some Indiegogo questions. The real reason becomes clear as the BBC expose that Indiegogo will appoint a collections agency to recover funds if the devices are not in the hands of backers by the end of May 2018.

Fat Suzanne Martin gatecrashes a buffet after grabbing a bucket of friend chicken from Ramsgate KFC
Retro Computers Ltd are freezing Indiegogo accounts
02/02/2018

Suzanne Martin and David Levy are currently having the Indiegogo accounts frozen of various Vega+ backers. If you need to contact RCL to find out what is happening with your account or refund:

Taking Small Claims Court Action against RCL
01/02/2018

Information pack for backers that wish to start small claims action against Mr David Levy of Retro Computers Ltd.

Lee Fogarty spills the beans on Suzanne Martin, fat obese woman eating
Lee Fogarty spills the beans on Suzanne Martin
18/12/2017

Lee Fogarty and Suzanne Martin will no longer be swapping Xmas gifts this year after Lee spills the beans on Suzanne Martin

Suzanne Martin eating a bucket of KFC purchased with ringfenced backer funds meant for the Vega+ production
Archive of media takedown complaints
24/11/2017

An archive of failed attempts by Suzanne Martin to remove satirical images from the internet during the Vega+ fiasco.

Roll of Honour extracted from a prototype Vega+ unit
Roll of Honour
14/11/2017

Swiss hacker Mathew returns to extract the official Roll of Honour from one of the dead-on-arrival Vega+ prototypes.Swiss hacker Mathew returns to extract the official Roll of Honour from one of the dead-on-arrival Vega+ prototypes that was dumped in the garbage after the Spectrum35 event.

Faked Vega+ launch party photos taken by Alastair Levy a week after the event
The Launch Party that Wasn't
26/10/2017

Photographer A J Levy appears to have a time machine, as camera metadata from the "launch party" photos show they were taken a week later!Photographer A J Levy appears to have a time machine, as camera metadata from the October 2016 "launch party" photos show they were taken a week later!

Legal resources
25/10/2017

One easy option for people is to write to the Law Society, after backing a project with money to be held in trust to manufacture a product.One easy option for people is to write to the Law Society, backing a project with money to be held in trust to manufacture a product. However, it seems that your money has been given to Michelmores and Teacher Stern LLP to fight various spurious legal battles instead.

RCL Shareholders Agreement
20/10/2017

Retro Computers Ltd shareholders agreement between Paul Andrews, Chris Smith, David Levy and Sinclair Research Ltd.Retro Computers Ltd shareholders agreement between Paul Andrews, Chris Smith, David Levy and Sinclair Research Ltd. David Levy wrote this agreement, and appears to have broken multiple parts of it.

Lee Fogarty defecating in the ZX Spectrum retro scene
Lee Chat
18/10/2017

Lee Fogarty has never been one to shy away from chatting to anyone that will listen to him.Lee Fogarty has never been one to shy away from chatting to anyone that will listen to him. Here are a number of conversations Lee has had with people via Facebook Messenger before he admitted his guilt.

Lee Fogarty's admission of guilt for his role in the Vega+ fraud/scam
Lee Fogarty's Admission of Guilt
17/10/2017

Lee Fogarty admits RCL strapped a saddle on its backers and took everybody for a ride during the Vega+ fiasco.

David Levy trolling and online bullying
Dog Ate My Homework
09/10/2017

Excuses offered by Retro Computers Ltd for their failed promises and missed deadlines sound like school children made them up.Excuses offered by Retro Computers Ltd for their failed promises and missed deadlines sound like school children made them up. No real reasons are given as to why each deadline is missed before extending the date, hoping nobody would notice.

Suzanne Martin loses court cases and does not pay back her debts
Suzanne Martin does not pay her debts
27/09/2017

Suzanne Martin has lost multiple court cases, is ordered to repay her victims but almost 10 years later they haven't received a penny.

Suzanne Martin was ordered to show accounts and refused so lost the employment tribunal
Suzanne Martin vs Brain Games
25/09/2017

Details of the employment tribunal that Suzanne Martin lost/quit after she was ordered to show her accounts. Guess why she was let go?Details of the employment tribunal that Suzanne Martin lost/quit after she was ordered to show her accounts regarding the Brain Games scandal. Guess why she was let go?

Bank Statements
20/09/2017

Suzanne Martin stated that backers funds were ringfenced from the beginning, yet these high resolution scans paint a different picture.Suzanne Martin stated that backers funds were ringfenced from the beginning, yet these high resolution scans of the RCL bank statements paint a very different picture.

Daily Blog
18/09/2017

A daily blog summary of the fiasco that is the Vega+ with information compiled from many sources.

David Levy: "I will ruin you, I will ruin you both"
15/09/2017

David Levy refuses to part company with PR consultant and "journalist" Suzanne Martin in this email transcript from March 2016David Levy refuses to part company with PR consultant and "journalist" Suzanne Martin in this email transcript from March 2016. This outburst from David Levy includes his infamous "I will ruin you, I will ruin you both, I have done it before, I will do it again" quote.

Suzanne Martin PR consultant and journalist, convicted criminal for importation of Cannabis resin
Suzanne Martin
10/09/2017

A collection of quotes from Suzanne Louise Martin, all in her own words and taken during the Vega+ handheld campaign.A collection of quotes from Suzanne Louise Martin, all in her own words and taken during the Vega+ handheld campaign. Suzanne Martin is the current director and MD of Retro Computers Ltd and also mans the PR department.

Lee Fogarty owner of World of Spectrum, liar and accomplice in the Vega+ scam that stole half a million pounds in the Vega+ crowdfunding fraud
Lee Fogarty
30/08/2017

Who better to talk about Lee Christian Fogarty/Creative Spectrum than Lee himself? Over to Lee Fogarty...

The return of the Funky Spectrum Vega+ videos!
24/08/2017

The Funky Spectrum journalistic videos regarding the Vega+ fiasco were so hot that RCL tried to have them removed from the internet!The Funky Spectrum journalistic videos regarding the Vega+ fiasco were so hot that RCL tried to have them removed from the internet. The truth cannot and must not be silenced, so they're all back where everyone can enjoy them!

Lee Fogarty/Creative Spectrum set up John Wayne Cowboy Builders website
John Wayne Builders: We ain't no cowboys!
08/08/2017

Email correspondence for a "cowboy builders" website between a disgruntled backer of the Vega+ and Lee Fogarty.Email correspondence for a "cowboy builders" website between a disgruntled backer of the Vega+ and Lee Fogarty in late July 2017.

Blog for second quarter of 2017
30/06/2017

Daily blog posts about the Vega+ campaign from the beginning of April to the end of June 2017.

Lee Fogarty of Creative Spectrum shilling as his 20 year dead friend Nick Roper to help swindle backers of half a million pounds in the Vega+ scandal
Nick Roper
03/06/2017

Lee Fogarty exposed shilling as Nick Roper on the Vega+ campaign, and the spineless daughter hounded off social media without anyone even mentioning her!Lee Fogarty exposed shilling as Nick Roper on the Vega+ campaign. The current version is that Nick Roper has been dead for 20 years and Nick's spineless 20 year old daughter was hounded off social media without anyone even mentioning her!

Nazi Reveal
05/05/2017

Circumstances and evidence of claims from Paul Andrews that he was driven out of RCL by Suzanne Martin and David Levy.Email trail of circumstances and evidence provided by Paul Andrews in the closed Facebook group (in early May 2017) as to how he claims he was driven out of RCL by Suzanne Martin and David Levy back in March 2016.

Lee Fogarty, Preston and the Vega+ testing scandal
01/05/2017

Lee Fogarty offered Preston Thomas a Vega+ testing unit in return for admin rights on the Spectrum4Ever Facebook group in order to push his agenda.

The democratic blog
30/04/2017

This document is the first draft of a blog to be used in the book “Creating the Sinclair ZX Vega and Vega+”.This information was provided by a famous hacker called Mathew, and this document is the first draft of a blog to be used in the book “Creating the Sinclair ZX Vega and Vega+”.

Blog for the first quarter of 2017
31/03/2017

Daily blog posts about the Vega+ campaign from the beginning of January to the end of March 2017.

Fraudsters and scammers David Levy and Suzanne Martin refusing to refund backers for their orders of Vega+ consoles
RCL claim to have never refused to refund anyone
11/03/2017

In an effort to assist RCL with their seemingly endless list of technology problems, here is a collation of some refund requests.In an effort to assist RCL with their seemingly endless list of technology problems, here is a collation of just some of the refund requests that have been requested.

Refunds
11/03/2017

A short summary of the Vega+ project for financial institutions. This is to assist people wanting refunds or section 75 chargebacks.A short summary of the Vega+ project from Retro Computers Ltd for financial institutions. This is to assist people wanting refunds or section 75 chargebacks for RCL failing to deliver their consoles.

Lee Fogarty the lying bastard
Lee Fogarty issues takedown request of Gizmodo article
09/03/2017

Lee Fogarty complains to Codetapper's webhost with his usual bunch of lies without any supporting evidenceLee Fogarty complains to Codetapper's webhost with his usual bunch of lies without any supporting evidence. He fabricated some trolling and fraud nonsense and pretended Codetapper had posted personal details online to make his claim sound more realistic, when it's utter bollocks!

Will the ZX Spectrum Vega Plus ever Materialise?
09/03/2017

This article was originally posted by Holly Brockwell on the website Gizmodo on Thursday 9th of March 2017.This article was originally posted by Holly Brockwell on the website Gizmodo on Thursday 9th of March 2017. Within hours of it going up, it was taken down after threats by Retro Computers Ltd.

Blog for 2016
31/12/2016

A short summary of notable events in the Vega+ campaign over 2016.

Latest Funky Spectrum RCL Videos

Backers please go and sign up to show your displeasure, it can and will make a difference!
(21/06/2018)

Another delivery date sails by...
(15/06/2018)

RCL get an ultimatum from Indiegogo whilst assorted youtube parasites set up camp.
(03/06/2018)

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