Re: vic20 / vic 20 version 2 / c64

From: David Wood <>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2015 20:01:11 -0400
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I thought the badge differed too:  The 'CR' release had a rainbow on the
vic20 badge, while the older style did not.

On Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 5:30 PM, Anders Carlsson <>

> Didier Derny wrote:
>  I was not aware that the vic20 cr existed - looks great
> I think the stealth factor in that the first two-prong and the later
> DIN-style VIC-20's look the same except for the power connector and power
> button, makes a lot of people unaware about the different models, in
> particular if you consider two-prongs with the Helvetica keyboard. To add
> even more confusion, there is a difference between US/Japanese two-prongs
> and European two-prongs in the dimensions of the connector, but of course
> in that case there is a NTSC/PAL difference as well.
> I don't know which out of the two-prong and DIN-style VIC's sold the
> biggest numbers or whenever the switch occurred, but given the C64 was
> released in the fall of 1982, I'd imagine the VIC-20CR to have appeared no
> later than early 1983, in a cost saving measure. In my first stint of
> VIC-20 usage in the 80's, I only saw the CR model and it was not until I
> picked up collecting again in the mid 1990's that I came across a two-prong
> model.
> Best regards
> Anders Carlsson
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