Searching for hidden gems in 2012
With Christmas just around the corner and 2012 quickly approaching, I was looking into my collection and making a quick list of missing Commodore items that I really would like to acquire in 2012.
High on the list is of course a working KIM-1. Yes, they pop-up on eBay from time to time, but for me the challenge and part of the fun is also to get it as cheap as possible and the prices I have seen lately for these machines are quite high… nonetheless, I feel confident I’ll be able to add it to the collection in 2012.
Also high on the list of ‘realistic’ items to acquire (the unrealistic being of course things like a C65, prototypes of Commodore machines, a DX-64, …) is an Educator 64 (basically a C64 in a PET case) and these two limited edition Amiga 500 computers.
They were designed around 1990 by Stefanie Tücking and only 20.000 of them were made. The first one shows a grid with colorful balls bouncing up and down the keyboard and the other has a leopard-style skin. Back then they were roughly 50 Euro more expensive than the regular Amiga 500, now though, a bit more I’m afraid, but still, I feel confident I might pick one or two up at a reasonable price.
I’ll also be on the lookout for Commodore memorabilia, like pens, posters etc. I recently got hold of an Amiga pen and a packet of mints (don’t think they’ll taste any good after 20 years though, so best keep them in their wrapper).
So, a lot to be hunting for in the new year, next to providing you the funniest, weirdest and strangest articles on the Commodore machines right here on the site.
Have a Merry Christmas everyone!