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 Post subject: Some questions about Rubik's Shells
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:15 am 
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I just received a Rubik's shells - i have questions:

Should there be any branding visible on this puzzle? (it is not in a box)

Where are the "buttons" people talk about on this puzzle?

Was there a version made with no buttons?

Has this puzzle been ko'd? (I am not talking about the super brain spinner or anything like that - my puzzle looks exactly like the one in the museum just no branding or buttons)

Thanks for your help


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 Post subject: Re: Some questions about Rubik's Shells
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:19 am 
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The buttons are that button looking thing in the center of the puzzle.
And yes, it has been copied by at least 2 different companies. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Some questions about Rubik's Shells
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:25 am 
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see this


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 Post subject: Re: Some questions about Rubik's Shells
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:27 am 
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Thanks Andreas. I was thinking of doing exactly that. You beat me to the photoshop.

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 Post subject: Re: Some questions about Rubik's Shells
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:28 am 
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Thanks Rox

Looks like i just bought a ko then :(

I just have hard clear plastic in the centre of the puzzle, no button.
All circles rotate freely - i assume this is equivalent to no buttons being pushed - and when you do push a button on the original it restricts the rotation of one "wheel"?

I wasn't aware this puzzle had been ko'd, i'm gutted.

Edit: Yes Andreas my puzzle has that shape but it just clear plastic, it cannot be moved. How would i know If the buttons were already pushed in on an original version? How would the wheels be restricted?

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 Post subject: Re: Some questions about Rubik's Shells
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:31 am 
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pushed buttons are flush,or slightly indented-I can't remember which. Unpushed are raised a bit.

Here is KO. Notice the color of the plastic holding the balls in place.

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 Post subject: Re: Some questions about Rubik's Shells
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:37 am 
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OK, thanks guys, definitely a ko then.

Off to complain to the seller who advertised it as a Rubik's Shells with a warning about pressing the irreversible buttons.

Thanks for very your help and very prompt replies!


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 Post subject: Re: Some questions about Rubik's Shells
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:42 am 
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It's been so long since I've had mine out I don't remember for sure. I think the wheels are locked when the button is pushed. I vaguely remember something about 2 buttons, so it may only lock 1/2 a wheel but that makes no sense at all. If I can remember where mine are, I'll go take a look. I have 3 of them in various states of button pushedness :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Some questions about Rubik's Shells
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:13 pm 
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There are two buttons. when the buttons aren't pushed, there are four wheels that turn independently. Pushing a button makes two of the wheels turn together. Then the other button would make the other two wheels turn together.

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