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 Post subject: Rubik Rabbit and Rubik Maze for sale
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2001 7:49 am 
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O.K. Now that I have your attention...,

After looking hard everywhere, I have found theses two puzzles presently for sale.
I posted a message a couple of days for the Rubik`s maze, and to my BIG disappointment
...no one offered any insight...
Theses two puzzles are offered in the ORIGINAL BOXES...!!!! Unbelievable ?, but true!

I do not own any of theses, and have never seen the original boxes before (probably nobody else either !!)
Both puzzles have similar Rubik`s box logos, but not the ones we usually see.

Does anyone have any info, if another company produced theses puzzles for Rubik ?

I will post the links later...
Thanks
Michael
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 Post subject: Info
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2001 7:49 am 
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Rubik's Hat/Rabbit was apparently distributed by Matchbox in 1990 according to:
http://www.puzzle-shop.de/rubiks-rabbit.html

and found this text at:
http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Alley/9895/rcfaq004.txt
o) Rubik's Maze: Six cubes connected together, 2x3. The object was to
rearrange the cubes so that the maze designs on the cubes created a
single continuous loop.
Golden(Matchbox) circa 1994

p) Rubik's Rabbits/Rubik's Hat: No description.
Golden(Matchbox) circa 1994

And found some cool pictures of them at:
http://www.maar10.net/puzzles/collection-puzzles/sequential-movement/rubik/rubiks-puzzles2.html


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 Post subject: Last Rabbit that Sold
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2001 8:47 pm 
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The Last Rabbit puzzle that I saw for sale on Ebay was sold by a person in Spain and it went for about $500. I would say a more average price would be about $300. I have no idea what a maze would go for. I have never seen one for sale.


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 Post subject: I have them both
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2001 4:39 pm 
I have one of each, in their original box. In fact, they were made by parker in 1993, in a serie containing the cube, the triamid, the rabbit and the maze.
It seems that they were only sold in Europe, which explains why they are so difficult to find in the US. A lot of them were produced, and ten years after you can still find them in shops, MIB.

Have you seen them on sale on the internet or in a shop? Where?


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 Post subject: Thanks for the info
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2001 11:59 pm 
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Thanks for the additionnal info.

I have found this info in the Cube Lovers Archive dated 19th may 1994.

NEWer RUBIK'S PUZZLES

There is a line of Rubik's puzzles, currently available that are distributed by Western Publishing
in their line of GOLDEN GAMES. This line was to have two new items for 1994.
They are available in europe but Western has decided not to make them available in the USA.

1 - Rubik's Maze: six connected cubes that lay in a plane and have lines drawn on them.
The object is turn the blocks until a continuous path is constructed.

2 - Rubik's Rabbits: This looks a magician's top hat. Looking down at the hat it is divided into 8 wedges.
The layers(5) are turned until a rabbit appears in each wedge or in no wedges at all.

As for the link...I should have said "sooner or later" instead!
Don't despair, I will post it.

Michael
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 Post subject: Must not be an auction
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2001 5:58 am 
These puzzles must not be in an auction. If they were it probably will be over by the time the link gets posted :)


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 Post subject: you dont think so?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2001 8:54 am 
they probably are. thats why he hasnt put the link up. come on how much effort does it take?


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 Post subject: Ebay Germany
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2001 12:31 pm 
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The puzzles are for sale at ebay germany!


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 Post subject: Voila !
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2001 11:02 pm 
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Hendrik Haak a.k.a puzzlefriend on eBay, and M. Puzzle-shop should know where to find the puzzles
... he bib on that puzzle ! :wink:

Actually, there is presently 2 Rubik mazes for sale on ebay Germany, maybe more to come...

Gutes Gl├╝ck !

Michael
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 Post subject: Doesn't look like they Ship to the USA
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2001 11:26 pm 
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The auction says shipping in Europe only. Any idea if they ship to the U.S. My german isn't very good so I can't make out all of the description.


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 Post subject: For every question, there is an answer !
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2001 8:54 am 
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..." come on how much effort does it take? "

I would say: as much as it takes to show your identity, ? !!!

In the meantime, take a look at the Original Impossiball like this one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/aw-cgi/ebayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=596759038&r=0&t=0

Nice puzzle, wrong category...

Toys'R'Us is a toy store, a general toy store, when you want something different, you don't go to Toys'R'Us,
eBay is an auction service, but there exist several other different online auction site, antique & collectible web sites
when you need to find "la perle rare" you have to look in every nook & cranny, not just hope for a eBay link,
...I think Steve Jobs Apple co-founder once said: "The reward is in the journey"

Think Different !
Michael
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 Post subject: German version of eBay...who knew?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2001 12:31 pm 
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I didn't know there were versions of ebay in other languages which did not share the identical postings....

So I checked and voila...here is the MAZE on eBay (German):

http://cgi.ebay.de/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1648243463


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 Post subject: My German is awful but...
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2001 11:26 pm 
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You can use the babelfish we site to translate the bid page from the German site to English to make it readible.

http://babelfish.altavista.com/


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 Post subject: Thank You, Herr Haak and Cubologist
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2001 2:37 am 
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I learned two new things today, just at a time when I was starting to get kind of bored with the whole puzzle scene!

Thank you, Hendrick Haak, for the secret about International eBay. (I'm not so sure Michael is pleased about it right now!)

And thank you, Cubologist, for the cool translator link. It is going to take some practice to figure out how to submit unambiguous English text for translation.

The whole world is opening up for us. This is very exciting! Oh, how I love the Twisty Megasite!


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 Post subject: You`re welcome !
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2001 5:01 am 
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Hi Carter,

First, I have learnt that one should not have any regrets in life, so to answer your question,
I didn't mind, because I could of choose not to ask any questions, and keep the info for me.
And by the way I didin`t bid on either of the auctions. :)
I would like to own theses puzzles, but I don't want to spend that much.
...(yeah, I know, if I would of keep this info to myself, most probably the puzzles would have sold for a lot less.)

One day I will own theses puzzle, I am in no rush. I have obtained several puzzles for almost nothing.

What really surprises me, is the fact that several of you didn't know about eBay in other countries
and the instant translator...

Knowledge is power !
Michael
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 Post subject: Ebay International
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2001 5:28 am 
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I always saw the separately listed countries on Ebay and assumed that searches done at those extensions of Ebay only included matches from that country. I always thought that as long as I didn't click on the "show only auctions for American items", that I would get to see all auctions worldwide.

Now I'm really confused because I checked the Australian, United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canadian Ebay extensions (all English speaking countries) and found that they have the exact same auctions as on the regular Ebay (minus some of the regular Ebay auctions). But, when I go to the German Ebay extension, I find totally different auctions (for example, the Rubik mazes) than what shows up on the regular Ebay. Why is German Ebay exclusive and some of the other countries not? I don't get it.

Doug.


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 Post subject: Possibles answers
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2001 5:28 am 
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Probably eBay sites that don`t cater to the english speaking community,
aren`t links to eBay in the U.S. ,Canada, U.K. & Australia, etc.

It may depend on where the auctioneer is willing to ship to ?
i.e. if the person is willing to ship to the U.S. and Canada
then you would find in both eBay sites the same auction.

As in the case of the Rubik Maze & Rabbit
I wrote to the person to ask him if he would consider shipping to Canada
his answer was: Yes shipping 19DM = 9 $ US
(His auction was initialy for Germany only)

Maybe eBay databases are purposely limited in that way,
to avoid having multiple articles in many different languages ?

Michael
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