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 Post subject: New product from V-cube
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:20 pm 
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V-CUBE sent a message on facebook, saying:

"The new cube works like Swiss clock. To be released in January. We are very excited!"

I'm tired of guessing which v-cube is the next one. But we'll know it in January.


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 Post subject: Re: New product from V-cube
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V-CUBE sent a message on facebook, saying:

"The new cube works like Swiss clock. To be released in January. We are very excited!"

I'm tired of guessing which v-cube is the next one. But we'll know it in January.


At least we know it will be on time!!

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 Post subject: Re: New product from V-cube
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How odd. I just got an email saying they would be in HK in January. Guess where I'll be for a week! :mrgreen:

Nothing about selling clocks though. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: New product from V-cube
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No Swiss clocks here!

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 Post subject: Re: New product from V-cube
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What does it do? How does it move? I can't see any details in that thumbnail. It seems that V-Cubes is expanding their product line with a variety of new ideas rather than Big Cubes. Maybe they determined it wasn't feasible to go higher than 7?

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 Post subject: Re: New product from V-cube
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What does it do? How does it move? I can't see any details in that thumbnail. It seems that V-Cubes is expanding their product line with a variety of new ideas rather than Big Cubes. Maybe they determined it wasn't feasible to go higher than 7?


Works like a swiss clock means that it works fine, he also specified "new cube".

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 Post subject: Re: New product from V-cube
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So let me start the speculation again. By stating it moves like a Swiss clock means to me it's either a 3x3x3 or 4x4x4. Why? well if it was an 8x8x8 or higher the statement would most likely be size related. A 3x3x3 or 4x4x4 has a lot of rivals so it has to be sold on stuff like smoothness.
Out of the two I would say 3x3x3. Anyone fancy a wager?
Anyway, Kelvin is the one to ask since he lives in Switzerland so must know.

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 Post subject: Re: New product from V-cube
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Tony Fisher wrote:
So let me start the speculation again. By stating it moves like a Swiss clock means to me it's either a 3x3x3 or 4x4x4. Why? well if it was an 8x8x8 or higher the statement would most likely be size related. A 3x3x3 or 4x4x4 has a lot of rivals so it has to be sold on stuff like smoothness.
Out of the two I would say 3x3x3. Anyone fancy a wager?
Anyway, Kelvin is the one to ask since he lives in Switzerland so must know.


I guessed 3x3x3 a couple of months ago when there was this competition or so and the winner would get one of the new products.
Some think it wouldn't be because the market is full of extreme speed cubes with fancy mechs at the time. But will it one day not be anymore like that? I guess no.
Also the 2x2x2 basically has the 3x3x3 inside. Not that the molds could be used or anything but the mech proved to work well.
I say 3x3x3 too.
Although a swiss clock has many parts in it you can't see. And a 4x4x4 has parts in it that don't show outside. Who knows if the statemant is supposed to be interpreted so literally but it could be.

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 Post subject: Re: New product from V-cube
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Erno Rubik also made a clock once too! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: New product from V-cube
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I would prefer a 4x4, but any V Cube product I will be happy with.
About the 3x3 V Cube, I think Dayan have the lock down on that sector of the market and I believe that V Cubes could get burnt by investing in one.
I think the clock thing is just a cover for a complex new design/ mechanism, not something like a Rubik's Clock.

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 Post subject: Re: New product from V-cube
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Erno Rubik also made a clock once too! :lol:


A new epic line of higher order Clocks; the V-CLOCKS. The initial range shall start with a clock grid of size 5x5, then 6x6, and then 7x7. Afterwards the KO companies sweep in and take over the 9x9 and 11x11 Clocks. Afterwards, V-CUBE decides to invest it's money into something more worthwhile, the V-MAGICs. :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: New product from V-cube
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stardust4ever wrote:
Erno Rubik also made a clock once too! :lol:


A new epic line of higher order Clocks; the V-CLOCKS. The initial range shall start with a clock grid of size 5x5, then 6x6, and then 7x7. Afterwards the KO companies sweep in and take over the 9x9 and 11x11 Clocks. Afterwards, V-CUBE decides to invest it's money into something more worthwhile, the V-MAGICs. :lol: :lol:



I now have the mental image of pillowed Clocks and Magics.

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 Post subject: Re: New product from V-cube
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To take a massive shot in the dark here, but maybe it's the 6b? It's no lie that the 6 turns terrible and since swiss clocks turn really well maybe it's a sign? More then likely it will be the 3x3 though :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: New product from V-cube
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i think your on to something with the 6b there, although frankly, I'd much rather see a different cube than another 6x6.

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 Post subject: Re: New product from V-cube
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On Monday, Vcube commented on that Facebook post saying 15 people correctly guessed. If you count correctly, you'll see that the 9x9 had 15 guesses, so it looks like we are getting a 9x9. :D


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 Post subject: Re: New product from V-cube
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Aether13 wrote:
On Monday, Vcube commented on that Facebook post saying 15 people correctly guessed. If you count correctly, you'll see that the 9x9 had 15 guesses, so it looks like we are getting a 9x9. :D



That would be awesome :) I sure hope I can afford it after buying all the other awesome puzzles that were recently released!

EDIT: Just saw this on their facebook page, in response to a question about future cube prices...

"the 9 not more than 70$ and the 11 not more than 90$"


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 Post subject: Re: New product from V-cube
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Someone asked them on their facebook, and they replied the 9x9 won't be any more then 70$.


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 Post subject: Re: New product from V-cube
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:twisted: Excellent!
I will buy for sure a V9 and a V11! I was hoping for theses cubes for so long...
There are so much new cubes right now, it is financiary hard to follow


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 Post subject: Re: New product from V-cube
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Hoping they are cubic but I guess that's unlikely.

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Thumbs up if you didn't impatiently buy the KO trash and kept believing in the original higher order cube inventors.

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11x11 for 90$ ? omg i'm getting it !!

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 Post subject: Re: New product from V-cube
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What great news! I'm so glad I never bought a KO higher order v-mech!

Can't WAIT for the 11! Also hoping it is cubic... and mini-ish

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 Post subject: Re: New product from V-cube
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Alright, can't wait. Probably going to take me an hour (maybe a tad less) to solve the 11. Any predictions for other solvers?

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Hoping they are cubic
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Also hoping it is cubic
Seriously? I think those would look horribly disfigured. On the 11, the corner cubie would be 1.86 times wider than the rest.
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Even Tony's cubic 7 looks a bit wrong to me.

If the cubies were proportional and cubic, I would completely agree but that's virtually impossible to make well.

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Tony Fisher wrote:
Hoping they are cubic but I guess that's unlikely.


If they aren't cubic, you could always just make one using your "click and lock" mechanism from back in the day :lol:

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Thumbs up if you didn't impatiently buy the KO trash and kept believing in the original higher order cube inventors.



Where is the thumb up smiley when you need it? :lol:

This one will have to do: :!:

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Tony Fisher wrote:
Hoping they are cubic
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Also hoping it is cubic
Seriously?

Definitely. I am a bit biased though. A nice cubic 11x11x11 is like a blank canvas for me. A pillowed one is like a difficult to use wrinkled canvas. I do prefer the look also though.

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Tony Fisher wrote:
A nice cubic 11x11x11 is like a blank canvas for me. A pillowed one is like a difficult to use wrinkled canvas. I do prefer the look also though.


I agree, I also prefer the look of the cubic higher order cubes, even if the pieces aren't proportional. It might be a KO, but I do like the cubic look of the 8x8 that was produced recently.


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 Post subject: Re: New product from V-cube
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Haha maybe I'm playing the devils advocate :twisted:

But I'm not convinced that 90 for an 11x11 is possible.

Their 7x7 runs around 45 dollars, and an 11x11 should be more than twice as expensive as the 7x7 due to plastic volume, number of unique pieces, etc.

We've seen that the KO version is still running for an average of 150 dollars or so and these are from Chinese factories who aren't extremely concerned about the quality. (it's a wonder the KO 11 ended up such a perfect puzzle, maybe quality is a concern?)

Anyway, if Vcubes is trying to produce the same thing in Greece, they are going to have to seriously compromise on some quality to be able to make it that cheap IMO. Either that or produce in so large volume that they won't sell them all until the year 2100.

Just my two cents and just a nudge to start a controversy and hopefully some intelligent discussion :wink:


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