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Comic Relief bundle

Comic Relief bundle

Retailer: Commodore International
Launched: 1993
Price on launch: £399


The Comic Relief bundle was interesting in a number of ways; from an historical perspective it was the first A1200 bundle to be sold world-wide; it also represents one of the few occasions that a computer company has officially endorsed a charitable event. For every one of the 25,000 units sold, Commodore would donate 10 UKP to Comic Relief. At the time, Ocean were already making a donation of 4.32UKP for every copy of SleepWalker (the official Comic Relief game) sold.

The bundle is based upon a standard 2Mb A1200, consisting of a basic floppy-only unit for £399, or an 85MB 2.5 IDE hard drive for £599, and featured the Sleep Walker platform game and a special Comic Relief edition of Amiga Format. It was a successful marketing move that showed charity does pay!

What is Comic Relief?
Comic Relief is a regular televised charity event that takes place in the UK every few years. Money is collected through telephone pledges and the sale of 'red noses'. This money is used to provide aid to third world countries.

On what other occasions has the Amiga contributed to Comic Relief?
In addition to the Comic Relief bundle, Amiga Action joined the organisers of Comic Relief by publishing a Comic Relief special during Christmas 1995. The magazine featured a whopping four disks, one of which was The Blues Brothers. Readers were required to telephone a number and pledge money to Comic Relief to gain the password needed to play the game.


View an image of the Comic Relief bundle (11.5k) | View a second image of the Comic Relief Bundle (30k) | View 85MB hard disk variant

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