30 August 2013 ~ 4 Comments

Because Amiga

So, you know I’m a sucker for vintage computing. I’ve been a proud owner of an original C64, an Amiga 1200, an Atari 130 XE, and a ZX-81, and a bunch of old peripherals and hacks that connect to them all in working condition.

But today I got in the mail one very special rarity. It’s an original, unopened, white, brand new, from the warehouse, Amiga 1200 Magic edition sold to me directly by no less than the legendary ex president of Amiga Technologies Petro Tyschtschenko.

Rui tipped me off a few months ago. Petro found a few boards in a warehouse and was selling them for 70€. I rushed to get in contact with him, played a good card at begging using an Amiga Report article (which makes laugh every time I read it) I wrote back in 1994 when I was, well, a kid. A few weeks later Petro wrote me back asking me my address, I had been chosen. 

So there, epic stuff, the machine, the guy who “sold” it to me, and the way it happened. Big smile.


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  • Luís Paulo

    How can I buy one?

    • http://arrifana.org/blog/ Celso Martinho

      I don’t think there are any left from this batch. You can find tons of used A1200 on ebay though, if you want one.

  • Miguel Pinto

    Still the best gaming machine of all time, if not overall personal computer. This machine stirs up emotions after all this time! I also read about Petro’s latest batch in a facebook group but I believed I was already too late and didn’t go for it. :/ There’s these guys at amigakit.com that from time to time have refurbished A1200s, and also have a lot of Amiga-related kit. “From time to time” seems to be very very sparsely, though, it may be an alternative to ebay for those that were late to Petro’s party. You may also want to check youtube user “techguruuk”‘s channel, as he has a lot of old and new Amiga machines, and ocasionally reviews some hardware and new iterations of AmigaOS and forks. Enjoy your new machine, and do cherish it!! :)

  • L. Reis

    Aaahowww…. The smell of a new Amiga :) Good for you :) Best wishes…